Ker & Downey’s Magical Moselle River Cruise takes you to the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Here’s a peek at our itinerary for travelers wanting to trace European history from the comfort of a luxury cruise ship.
Magical Moselle River Cruise
Suggested journey at a glance: 15 days/14 nights including a 10-night luxury river cruise along the Moselle River and post-cruise land extensions in Bruges and Brussels
Like all of our suggested itineraries, Ker & Downey’s Magical Moselle River Cruise is completely customizable. Add time on land before or after your cruise on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting trips unique to you; so contact us to get started planning. And read on to see one example of what’s possible on a cruise along the Moselle River.
First begin your journey in Amsterdam, acquainting yourself with the city’s iconic canals. Amsterdam has been an artistic center for centuries, which means there are plenty of museums to discover. For instance, one of the world’s most famous is the Rijksmuseum housing more than 8,000 works of art. Don’t miss Van Gogh’s masterpieces at the museum dedicated to the artist.
Moselle River Cruise
It is then time to begin your magical Moselle River Cruise. Depart along the magical Moselle river across the border into Germany, where the contemporary fashion and architecture await you in Dusseldorf. The 2,000-year-old history of Koblenz is also ripe for exploration.
Follow a day of bike rides and wine tastings in the Mosel Wine Region around Bernkastel with two full days in Trier, Germany’s oldest town. Trier also happens to be the last stop in Germany near the Luxembourg border. So it is ideal for a half-day excursion to this tiny country.
Of course, it is worth visiting the castles and half-timbered buildings of Cochem, as well as spending an entire day in Bonn. Bonn is the birthplace of Beethoven and is therefore a mecca of art and music.
Finally, your Moselle River Cruise concludes back in the Netherlands in Arnhem. Here you will find enlightening museums, deer-laden national parks, and grand castles in full supply.
After disembarking in Amsterdam, extend your Moselle River Cruise experience with a four-night private tour through Belgium. Two days in Bruges promise a showcase of ancient traditions and brewery tastings. You will even enjoy a day trip to the fascinating sites of Flanders Fields from World War I. The medieval cobblestone streets of Bruges are enchanting, as are the many canals, which are best experienced on a sunset inland cruise.
Finally, conclude your travels in Brussels. While en route, stop in Ghent to witness the Flemish city’s wonderful collision of past and present. Your time in Brussels will have a particular emphasis on history, whether on a walking tour of the city’s downtown, a pub crawl through some of the best cafes in town—many dating back to the 18th century—or on a full-day tour to Wallonia. During you tour, perhaps visit the smallest town in the world, the 17th-century Durbuy. Also taste and see where Belgian beers received their start at the region’s many Trappist breweries.
Book a Moselle River Cruise with Ker & Downey
This is just one idea of how to experience Magical Moselle River Cruise with Ker & Downey. Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey to Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Read more about the seasonality and pricing on the Ker & Downey Difference in Western Europe.