Moselle Wine festival New

In the vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle, harvesting the grapes is in full swing and the wine towns are full of good cheer. The wine growers celebrate and let everyone join in the fun. You can enjoy a delicious glass of local wine during dinner. This 7 day holiday has Bernkastel as its destination, where the wine festivals will be in full swing.

Tuesday 28 August: Arnhem - Cologne

You are welcome on board the Rembrandt van Rijn from 16:00. After a warm welcome from your captain and hotel manager you will be invited for dinner. While you are enjoying your dinner we weigh anchor and set sail for Cologne. You can get to meet your fellow passengers in the lounge after dinner. The musician who will accompany the entire cruise will ensure an extra bit of conviviality on board.

Wednesday 29 August: Cologne - Königswinter

We arrive in Cologne towards the end of the morning. There is excellent shopping in the streets behind the Dom (Cathedral). A visit to the chocolate museum is also one of the possibilities you can take part in here in this city. Just before dinner we set sail for Königswinter where we will stay overnight.

Thursday 30 August: Königswinter - Winningen - Cochem

As soon as we get to Coblenz we turn onto the Moselle and soon make our first stop in the wine town of Winningen. This is where Germany’s oldest wine festival is held. The narrow, decorated streets are lined with wine stalls. The festival goes on for ten days with parades and all types of traditional events. At the end of the afternoon we sail upstream to the next town, Cochem. Anything can happen in this town. You can walk along the lively boulevard and stroll through the narrow shopping streets. The Reichsburg is perched high above the Moselle. This old fortress is the face of Cochem. If you visit the fortress, not only is the castle worth the effort but also the view. What you must certainly not miss in this town is a local wine tasting(*). You get to know the local viniculture and of course you can sample the delicious wines.

Friday 31 August: Cochem - Traben-Trarbach

On its way to Traben-Trarbach the Moselle winds past numerous steep vineyards. Wine growing is also an important activity in this town. The presence of several health-giving springs means that Traben-Trarbach is an officially recognised health resort.

Saturday 1 September: Traben-Trarbach - Bernkastel

The largest wine festival in central Moselle takes place in the middle of the historic centre of Bernkastel. During the wine festival Mosella, the Queen of Wines has her say. There are markets all across the town with various wine stalls where you can taste the local wines. Dance orchestras and musical groups provide plenty of amusement and pleasure. In the evening you can watch a spectacular firework display from the ship.

Sunday 2 September: Bernkastel - Coblenz

On the way to Coblenz you will once again see the beautiful panorama of steep hillsides covered in vineyards. Coblenz is situated at the mouth of the Moselle. You can walk from our landing stage right into the centre. Here you will find small art galleries as well as well-known shops. You can of course go shopping in the centre or visit the Ehrenbreitstein fortress on the other side. On board you will notice the preparations for the Farewell Dinner

Monday 3 September: Coblenz - Arnhem

This lovely journey has to come to an end. Towards the end of the morning a delicious champagne brunch will be ready for you. We arrive back in Arnhem at 12:00 where we take our leave of you.

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Various excursion possibilities (not included in the price)
  • High Wine
  • Includes a selection of local wines with every dinner
  • Firework display in Bernkastel
  • Live entertainment throughout the cruise
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Champagne brunch
  • Local entertainment on one occasion

Rembrandt van Rijn

The impressive hall on the Promenade Deck and the adjacent areas resemble the design of a fashionable top quality or boutique hotel. Towards the front part of the ship you will be impressed by the magnificent lounge with it’s bar, spacious dance floor and the delightful Captains Corner with an open fire place. The charming restaurant on the Main Deck has large picture windows, as do all the cabins on this vessel. In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck you may find a selection of fitness equipment. A sufficient number of chairs and deck chairs are at your disposal on the Sun Deck. If you want to take an exclusive river cruise on a luxurious yet hospitable ship, a cruise with the m.p.s. ‘Rembrandt van Rijn’ is highly recommended.

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