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Magnificent Moselle and Rhine

Operated by: Uniworld River Cruises

10 Days from $2,499 per person

Countries Visited

Germany, Luxembourg ...more Germany, Luxembourg

Locations Visited

Cologne, Bonn, Cochem, Ediger-Eller, Boppard, Bernkastel, Mainz, Rudesheim, Trier, Remich ...more Cologne, Bonn, Cochem, Ediger-Eller, Boppard, Bernkastel, Mainz, Rudesheim, Trier, Remich
  1. Day 1 Frankfurt (Embark)

    Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

    meals Dinner
  2. Day 2 Frankfurt

    Settle into impressive Frankfurt. The city and its business district, Mainhattan, flaunt mixed material skyscrapers that protrude from its otherwise classically German skyline. The financial and business hub is home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Experience one of Germany’s most unique cities by foot or by bike, making time to sample its famed Ebblewoi, apple wine, or its schnitzel topped with green sauce. Bike through Mainhattan and past its stunning Banking District, Central European Bank District, Goethe University and captivating Museum Mile.

    Featured Excursion:
    “Do as the Locals Do” Ebblewoi, Green Sauce, Goethe & Banks
    Choice of “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Welcome Dinner
  3. Day 3 Mainz, Rüdesheim

    Start your day with an array of opportunities in this colorful and medieval German city nestled on the Rhine. What was once a Roman military post, Mainz still holds on to its historical importance in a whole new age. Explore Mainz’s natural wonders with a trip to Wiesbaden’s hot springs and take a dip in the sparkling mineral waters. Wander around Mainz’s Old Town and marvel at its old-world buildings’ Gothic architecture. Mainz is marvelous. When your afternoon begins in vibrant Rüdesheim, you won’t know where to start. Journey to the extraordinary Eberbach Abbey, one of the most remarkable architectural sites in all of Germany. The former monastery sits in the acclaimed Rheingau region and has been a popular filming location for movie and television. We’ll treat you to a Rheingau Riesling wine tasting within its historic walls.

    Featured Excursion:
    Wiesbaden hot springs, wine, culture and old-world grandeur “City Walk”
    Choice of Mainz Espresso walk to Old Town or Eberbach Abbey visit with Rheingau Riesling

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4 Rüdesheim, Boppard

    Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. Make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets.

    Featured Excursion:
    Boppard Rhine wine village stroll
    Choice of “Let’s Go” Rhine biking or walking on higher grounds with chairlift ride to Rhine Bend view and vineyard hike

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Cochem

    Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castles. Impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below. Amidst Cochem’s rolling hills, sits the community of Ediger-Eller. Enchanting in its own right, Ediger-Eller shares many of its neighboring towns' German characteristics and charm. Embark on an exclusive exploration of the town where you’ll be joined by the mayor of Ediger-Eller for a tasting of scrumptious local Rieslings. Or, head to the outskirts of town and journey through some of Europe’s steepest Riesling vineyards.

    Featured Excursion:
    Cochem: Pearl of the Moselle and magnificent Reichsburg Castle
    Choice of Exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting or “Let’s Go” steepest vineyards in Europe: Riesling Vineyard hike

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Trier, Remich

    Trier is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more. Or experience Trier’s culinary side on a journey to uncover the best regional products and local wines. Feast like a Roman and sample dishes based off of first-century Apicius recipes as you meander through lively markets.

    Featured Excursion:
    Trier Roman heritage and Gallic charm panoramic and walking tour
    Choice of Culinary Trier: “Sip & Savor”

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Remich, Bernkastel

    On this day, uncover Remich’s diverse history and natural landscapes at the Roman Villa Borg. The villa was reconstructed to be an authentic representation of the buildings that originally stood as part of an agricultural facility. Or discover one of Germany’s most scenic wonders, the Saar Bow, a breathtaking river loop that astonishingly cuts into the landscape. The higher you hike, the more magical the views of this breathtaking natural formation become. In the neighboring country of Luxembourg, experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

    Featured Excursion:
    Nature and Antiquity: Roman Villa, Borg, Perl and the Saar Bow
    Choice of Luxembourg City: Best of and Must see

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Bernkastel

    Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle.

    Featured Excursion:
    Bernkastel: picture-perfect and as romantic as it gets - Village & Vineyard walk with Riesling tasting
    Choice of “Let’s Go” biking the scenic middle Moselle

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9 Bonn, Cologne

    Start your day in Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. Here, you can explore the city’s quaint Old Town, visit the German National Museum of Contemporary History or pedal along the Rhine’s breathtaking promenade. This afternoon, your ship will arrive in Cologne. Take a guided tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral or experience it like a local by visiting its Kölsch beer halls, stylish Belgian Quarter or one of the many Art Nouveau cafés.

    Featured Excursion:
    Expert guided and introduction to Gothic Architecture Cologne Cathedral - vision of light
    Choice of Cologne “Do as the Locals Do”

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  10. Day 10 Cologne (Disembark)

    Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Cologne Airport for your flight home.

    meals Continental Breakfast/Buffet
  1. Day 1 Cologne (Embark)

    Arrive at Cologne Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

    meals Dinner
  2. Day 2 Cologne, Bonn

    Start your day in Cologne. Take a guided tour of the famous Cologne Cathedral or experience it like a local by visiting its Kölsch beer halls, stylish Belgian Quarter or one of the many Art Nouveau cafés. This afternoon, your ship will arrive at Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. Here, you can explore the city’s quaint Old Town, visit the German National Museum of Contemporary History or pedal along the Rhine’s breathtaking promenade.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral or Cologne “Do as the Locals Do” or Bonn espresso walk with shuttle to Museum of German Contemporary History or "Let´s Go" Rhine promenade biking

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Welcome Dinner
  3. Day 3 Cochem

    Perhaps one of Germany’s most colorful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castles, impressive landscapes and pastel-colored shops, restaurants and buildings lining the banks of the Moselle. Perched high above on a cliff the brilliant Cochem Castle, or Reichsburg Cochem, brings German history and culture to life and provides panoramic views of the Moselle and Cochem below. Amidst Cochem’s rolling hills, sits the community of Ediger-Eller. Enchanting in its own right, Ediger-Eller shares many of its neighboring towns' German characteristics and charm. Embark on an exclusive exploration of the town where you’ll be joined by the mayor of Ediger-Eller for a tasting of scrumptious local Rieslings. Or, head to the outskirts of town and journey through some of Europe’s steepest Riesling vineyards.

    Featured Excursion:
    Cochem: Pearl of the Moselle and magnificent Reichsburg Castle
    Choice of Exclusive Ediger-Eller “Village Day” with wine tasting or “Let’s Go” steepest vineyards in Europe: Riesling Vineyard hike

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4 Trier, Remich

    Trier is no stranger to famous landmarks, stunning cathedrals, natural beauty, UNESCO World Heritage sites and architectural treasures. See Trier’s Roman heritage and Gallic charm as you stroll to some of the city’s most notable spots. Marvel at stone Roman gate, Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, Imperial Baths and more. Or experience Trier’s culinary side on a journey to uncover the best regional products and local wines. Feast like a Roman and sample dishes based off of first-century Apicius recipes as you meander through lively markets.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Trier Roman panoramic walking tour or Culinary Trier "sip and savor" with sampling of Roman dishes from Apicus' recipe book

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Remich, Bernkastel

    On this day, uncover Remich’s diverse history and natural landscapes at the Roman Villa Borg. The villa was reconstructed to be an authentic representation of the buildings that originally stood as part of an agricultural facility. Or discover one of Germany’s most scenic wonders, the Saar Bow, a breathtaking river loop that astonishingly cuts into the landscape. The higher you hike, the more magical the views of this breathtaking natural formation become. In the neighboring country of Luxembourg, experience a healthy dose of historical novelties with a visit to the expansive Luxembourg American War Cemetery and Memorial of General Patton, one of the heroes of World War II.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Roman Villa Borg and the Saar Bow or Luxembourg City: Best of and Must see

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Bernkastel

    Bernkastel sits peacefully in the Moselle Valley and is as romantic and picture-perfect as it gets. Explore by foot its scenic streets, taverns and vineyards, and enjoy a tasting of exceptional regional Rieslings. Aside from the medieval marketplace, a must-see is the Graach Gate, the last remaining town gate of Bernkastel-Kues. Its original purpose was that of protection, hoping to ward off foreign aggression in the 1300s, but now it’s a museum of local history and a beloved landmark. If a bike is your transportation of choice, cycle along the dreamy paths of the middle Moselle.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Bernkastel village & vineyard walk with Riesling tasting or “Let’s Go” biking the scenic middle Moselle

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Boppard, Mainz

    Boppard is as picture-perfect as it gets. Wander through its stone-laden streets, riverside walking paths and historic center, stopping in for wine at the half-timbered taverns serving up exceptional Riesling from grapes grown on nearby vineyards. Make your way up to arguably the best view in the entire region, Rhine Bend, by scenic chairlift ride. See the Rhine River at its most astonishing point and stroll through its vineyard-dotted hillsides before heading back down to its waterfront streets.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Boppard Rhine wine village stroll or “Let’s Go” Rhine biking or walking

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Mainz, Rüdesheim

    Start your day with an array of opportunities in this colorful and medieval German city nestled on the Rhine. What was once a Roman military post, Mainz still holds on to its historical importance in a whole new age. Explore Mainz’s natural wonders with a trip to Wiesbaden’s hot springs and take a dip in the sparkling mineral waters. Wander around Mainz’s Old Town and marvel at its old-world buildings’ Gothic architecture. Mainz is marvelous. When your afternoon begins in vibrant Rüdesheim, you won’t know where to start. Journey to the extraordinary Eberbach Abbey, one of the most remarkable architectural sites in all of Germany. The former monastery sits in the acclaimed Rheingau region and has been a popular filming location for movie and television. We’ll treat you to a Rheingau Riesling wine tasting within its historic walls.

    Featured Excursion:
    Mainz Espresso walk to Old Town
    Eberbach Abbey medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9 Frankfurt

    Settle into impressive Frankfurt. The city and its business district, Mainhattan, flaunt mixed material skyscrapers that protrude from its otherwise classically German skyline. The financial and business hub is home to one of the world’s largest stock exchanges. Experience one of Germany’s most unique cities by foot or by bike, making time to sample its famed Ebblewoi, apple wine, or its schnitzel topped with green sauce. Bike through Mainhattan and past its stunning Banking District, Central European Bank District, Goethe University and captivating Museum Mile.

    Featured Excursion:
    Choice of Frankfurt “Do as the Locals Do” or “Let’s Go” Mainhattan by bike

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  10. Day 10 Frankfurt (Disembark)

    Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.

    meals Continental Breakfast/Buffet
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Price Includes

Dining

  • All meals included onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water

Accommodations

  • 9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the elegant River Queen
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Excursions

  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experiences

  • 2 countries: Germany, Luxembourg
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Availability Price
Ship Information
HER MAJESTY LOOKS BRILLIANT IN BLUE

This ship is fit for a queen, with her charming artwork, white and blue color scheme and functioning fireplace. The readers got it right when naming the River Queen the #1 ship in the entire industry in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler poll. Original art includes works by Georges Goursat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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Inaugurated: 1999
Renovated: 2010
Guests: 128
Staff: 42

Suites: 4 (214 sq ft)
French Balcony: 16 (151 sq ft)
Deluxe: 37 (151 sq ft)
Classic: 7 (151 sq ft)

Length: 361 ft
Width: 37.5 ft
Voltage: 110/220 volts

SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (215 sq ft - 20 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Additional special amenities and services

FRENCH BALCONY

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Our meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views. 

One of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, the River Queen has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics—with marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork—River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. River Queen was rated the #1 ship in the entire cruise industry (both river and ocean) in the 2012 Conde´ Nast Traveler Readers' Cruise Poll.

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