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Visit scenic riverside towns in historic Germany

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2019 Tour code: 19COS

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Cochem

Meet your group and Tour Manager at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras, before taking the Eurostar to Brussels. Then head through the Ardennes to Luxembourg, where you change to a local train bound for the Moselle Valley, and the riverside town of Cochem. You check in to the 3* Hotel Karl Müller.

Includes
  • Dinner
Cochem Castle
Day 2 - Exploring Cochem and a cruise

Today starts with a guided tour of delightful Cochem, a perfect introduction to this charming town. Later, embark on a cruise along the Moselle, with views of Reichsburg Castle and Ebernach Abbey, surrounded by vineyards.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Cochem
Day 3 - Trier

Travel by train to Trier on today's excursion. Trier is considered to be Germany's oldest city as it was founded over 2,000 years ago. Explore the city's main sights and attractions, including the cathedral, and enjoy a guided tour of Trier, which gives an excellent introduction to the city.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Trier Cathedral
Day 4 - Moselle Wine Train

Take a train along the Moselle Valley to Bullay, then change onto a scenic branch line known as the Moselle Wine Train. The route travels from the hillside down to riverside Traben-Trarbach, whose twin villages span the Moselle beneath thick woods, vineyards and the ruins of Grevenburg Castle. Here, you enjoy a tasting of Moselle wine before returning by train to Cochem.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Wine tasting
Day 5 - Cochem to London

Today you say goodbye to the beautiful Moselle Valley, and begin your journey home. After breakfast, you leave Cochem by local train for Luxembourg, then join a rail service to Brussels. Here you change for the Eurostar to St Pancras International in London.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Eurostar