Our most recommended things to do in Moselle Valley

Cochem: Panoramic Cruise on the Moselle River

1. Cochem: Panoramic Cruise on the Moselle River

Take in the sights of picturesque Cochem and the Moselle Valley aboard a relaxing river cruise. As you cruise down the Moselle River, enjoy amazing views of preserved timbered houses and lush vineyards. Marvel at the majestic sight of Reichsburg Cochem, a 1,000-year-old castle with a storied past perched high above the river on a mighty rock.     Learn about the history of this small town on the banks of the Moselle in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of southwestern Germany. During your trip, the audio commentary will explain all the sights and important town historical events in both German and English.    You are welcome to enjoy snacks and drinks offered a la carte.

From Alken: Return Day Trip by Boat to Cochem

2. From Alken: Return Day Trip by Boat to Cochem

Embark on a day trip to Cochem aboard the MS Goldstück. After departure, cruise along the Moselle River towards Cochem. Pass through a lock that raises the boat 5-6 meters. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Moselle Valley area with quaint villages, vineyards, and castles. Admire the views of the Moselle Valley, before arriving in the charming town of Cochem. Around noon, disembark in the town of Cochem and use 2.5 hours of free time to explore the charming streets of the Old Town. Discover the market square and wander amongst the alleys and laneways, admiring the beautiful architecture of the half-timbered houses. Hike up to Cochem Reichsburg for fantastic panoramic vistas of the surrounding area, or choose to take the chairlift. Stop for a drink in one of the numerous wine bars or browse the shops for some local products, before heading back to Alken on the boat.

Moselle Valley: Guided Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Moselle Valley: Guided Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting

Spend half a day in the Moselle wine region, soaking up the superb scenery and breathtaking landscapes while on a leisurely stroll through the vineyards. Listen as a knowledgable sommelier and charismatic wine ambassador shed light on the history of the region. Learn about the elaborate process of producing grapes in some of the world's steepest vineyards. Visit a family-owned estate and take a short walking tour of the facilities. Be welcomed in a wine-tasting room and learn how to taste and pair wine to specific food. Enjoy a flight of at least six premium wines with some light lunch or dinner over the course of two hours with your dedicated sommelier. A broad audience of both wine lovers and those seeking an exciting first wine-tasting experience are welcome. After your visit you will have the opportunity to purchase wines and other local products from the estate.

Mosel: Bike and Boat Tour with Picnic and Wine Tasting

4. Mosel: Bike and Boat Tour with Picnic and Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the fairytale landscapes of Moselle on this relaxed bike and boat tour. Enjoy a picnic with local delicacies and refreshments. Begin your tour by hopping on a bike in Cochem with your filled picnic basket, waiting and prepared for you. Then glide along the countryside on an easy-to-follow route along the Moselle River. Drive directly into Beilstein (10 km) or Cross over the picturesque Senheimer Bridge and then into Beilstein (23 km). Board the ship in the early afternoon with your bike and enjoy a relaxing ride along the Moselle that takes you back to Cochem. Meet the winemaker and enjoy a wine tasting with 3 samples of your choice. Take a bottle home with you as a gift. Take some time to explore Cochem on your own and visit the Reichsburg Cochem if you wish.

Luxembourg: Moselle Day Trip with Wine Tasting and Boat Tour

5. Luxembourg: Moselle Day Trip with Wine Tasting and Boat Tour

Discover the south-east of Luxembourg, on board the River & Wine Day Tour. Whether you are a wine or crémant enthusiast, or if you simply wish to know more about the Moselle, the only region in Luxembourg where wine and crémant (sparkling wine) is produced, then this tour is ideal for you. During this day tour, you will be accompanied by an audio guide available in three languages, providing you a lot of information about the region and its specificity.  New Program for this season 2023! 1. Departure: Boulevard de la Pétrusse, Luxembourg-Spuerkeess (09:10) Immerse yourself in the picturesque Moselle valley and charming countryside onboard the River & Wine minivan. Admire the quaint villages and historical sites along the journey. 2. European Museum in Schengen (10:00) The tour starts with a first stop in Schengen, where a gudied visit of the European Museum is included. Despite of its moderate number of inhabitants, the village of Schengen is one of the most well-known places in Europe. On the 14th June 1985, the Schengen Agreement was signed on board the cruising boat MS Princesse Marie-Astrid by the BeNeLux-Countries, France and Germany. 3. Boat Tour in Remich (11:15) Keep the journey with us and embark on a panoramic boat tour on board of Navitours. Enjoy the stunning landscapes and picturesque villas that border the riverbanks. The Luxembourgish Moselle valley is famous for its vineyards and wine production, making it an excellent region in Luxembourg to be explored if you are a wine enthusiast. Before climbing on board, each person will get a chip that will give you the possibility to get some drinks, only for soft drinks, wine, beer, coffee or tea. 4. Free time in Remich (12:15 - 13:15) After the boat tour, you have one hour free time in Remich to get some lunch or walk around. Remich is a very dynamic town with many places where you can have lunch or eat an ice cream. To gain time though, we would advise to pack a lunch or a snack with you to avoid wasting time in restaurants. 5. Visit and wine tasting in wine cellars (13:30 - 14:30 and 15:00 - 16:00) Later on, participants will also visit two local wine cellars and participate in tastings. The first visit and wine tasting is in Remich and the second visit is in Grevenmacher. Each visit takes approximately one hour. During the visit, you will learn about the wine-making process, the different grape varieties that grow in the area and the local traditions. After the wine tastings, the day tour comes to its end and our driver will take you back to Luxembourg City.

Alken: Oberfell and Moselkern Sightseeing Cruise

6. Alken: Oberfell and Moselkern Sightseeing Cruise

- This cruise starts in Alken or you can also hopp on in Brodenbach, Löf, Kattenes, Oberfell - The first turning point is near Oberfell into the catchment lake of the lock. - Admire the view of the Moselle Valley with quaint villages, vineyards and castles - The cruise go along Oberfell and Moselkern - The second turning point is Moselkern - After 2 hours you are back at the departure place - During the cruise you get information in german language sometimes also in dutch or english language

Frankfurt: Day Trip to Eltz Castle

7. Frankfurt: Day Trip to Eltz Castle

Visit the perfectly-preserved and beautifully-located castle, which has been inhabited by the same family since its construction. Admire the unparalleled architecture and the original furnishing dating back over 8 centuries. Tour rooms and halls that contain hundreds of years' worth of cultural history. Admire the festive knight's hall, the medieval kitchen, exquisite furniture, wall hangings and paintings as well as fascinating weaponry and armor. The treasury in the cellar vaults houses a precious art collection with over 500 exceptional pieces. Stop in a restaurant right on the banks of the river in the enchanting Rhine Valley on the way back and enjoy a delicious dinner before returning to Frankfurt.

Cochem: Moselle River Canoe Tour

8. Cochem: Moselle River Canoe Tour

Experience the charming Moselle River, canoeing your way through its breathtaking waters and stunning scenery, on this kayak trip. Begin your trip in Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel-Kues, or Cochem. After a brief introduction to the Moselle River, you're ready to board your canoe and take in the unforgettable landscapes that consistently amaze, changing and shifting with every turn. Upon completion of your journey, reward your efforts with a scrumptious meal. Enjoy the classic Moselle atmosphere during your lunch.

Cochem: Private Guided Walking Tour

9. Cochem: Private Guided Walking Tour

Inhabited since Celtic times and once part of the Roman Empire, it was first documented in the 9th century with the Latin name Villa Cuchema, demonstrating how deep the historical roots of this town go. Cochem was also once an Imperial estate and was once besieged and occupied by the French. King Louis XIV burned down the original castle and conquered the city, which led to a lengthy reconstruction afterwards. Napoleon’s army also occupied the city in the 18th century but then was assigned to Prussian rule with the fall of Napoleon. World War II also left its mark here, with the majority of the city being destroyed, due to its subcamps of the Natzweiler concentration camp. After the war, Cochem was reassigned to the newly founded German State of Rhineland-Palatinate. Wonder at St Martin’s Church, one of the landmarks of the city, and discover the Capuchin Monastery, founded in 1623 by the Elector Lothar von Metternich. Explore the Market Square and its importance in the late Middle Ages, with a view of the city’s charming half-timbered houses. Discover the castle Reichsburg, a beautifully restored medieval castle, one of the highest hill castles on the river Mosel. Cochem is a gem from the Mosel with much more to offer!

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The best vineyard tour we have been so far! The guide, Andy, is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and most importantly passionate about wine and the vineyards. I thought that the little hike around the vines finished with drinking Sekt at the top in a great company was a highlight, but then it got even better! Food was delicious and wine pairing exceptional! Thank you Andy again for the tour and answering all our questions! It was really inspiring to meet a person that can so greatly pass the passion to the wine! Of course we have left with some bottles of wine from the winery and we are looking forward to enjoy it at our home with friends :)

We have gone on several winery tours in the past, but this one by far surpasses them all. There were many factors that made this one the best. The first was our phenomenal tour guide, Andreas. His amazing knowledge on both the history of wine in the area and the science behind wine making were superb. He delivers the information with great passion and in a very friendly way. Next, was the unbelievable food that his wife prepared for us and how the wine was paired with each of the four courses. Overall, between the walk through the vineyard and meal, the tour was an incredible 6 plus hours that just seemed to fly by.

It was super informative & exciting. It was so much fun and not a bit too strenuous. Mr. Offinger always leads his groups through the vineyards with 100% passion. You notice that after the first few minutes. His wife's food was delicious too. We really liked it and it was so worth it. A huge compliment to the Offinger family & thank you for this great experience.

The trip was enjoyable, interesting and educational. Everything was in German and English which was great for us as non German tourists.

Very pleasant boat trip on the river, would recommend. The boat was not crowded and we had a fantastic time.