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River Queen, Uniworld

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

12-day river cruise


Short description

Discover the Rhine and Moselle in style with Uniworld


  • Indulge in white-gloved service and free-flowing champagne on a one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotel
  • Uncover the best-kept secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene landscapes
  • Discover Baden-Baden with its old-world style and rejuvenating spas
  • Explore Cochem’s castle-dotted hillsides with a nighttime visit to Cochem Castle
  • Visit Germany’s oldest town, Trier, and learn about its rich Roman history

In Brief

  • 1 Night Frankfurt
  • 2 Nights Cochem
  • 2 Nights Trier
  • 1 Night Bernkastel-Kues
  • 1 Night Boppard
  • 1 Night Speyer
  • 1 Night Strasbourg
  • 2 Nights Baden-Baden


Recommended for:
Escorted tour | Food & wine | History & culture | River cruise

Explore the spectacular waterways of central Europe on this luxurious Uniworld river cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. From Frankfurt to Baden-Baden, you'll discover idyllic riverine landscapes, pretty towns and medieval villages, pausing for everything from expert-led walking tours to wine tastings. It's all enjoyed alongside the five-star facilities of your Art Deco river ship, where gourmet meals trace the culinary traditions of the destinations you'll visit and the vast sun deck invites languid days of sun-kissed relaxation.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

After enjoying the included airport lounge access and the short flight to Frankfurt you will be greeted at the airport by a Uniworld representative and transferred to your luxurious river ship. Akin to the steam ships of the 1930s, you can expect the very best in Art Deco fineries, from textured fabrics to marbled bathrooms.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: D

Days 2-3

Perhaps one of Germany’s most colourful cities, Cochem feels just like a storybook with its dramatic castle, 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, which you’ll have the chance to see during the nighttime glow. There's also the chane to uncover Cold War secrets in the quiet residential area of Cochem-Cond, the location of a bunker that held replacement currency during the Cold War. Or, opt for an active jaunt along the Moselle with a bike tour, mountain golfing or hike.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5

Trier has no shortage of 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 the stone Roman gate, the Porta Nigra, the Karl Marx house, the Imperial Baths and more on an included panoramic walking tour. There's also the chance to 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.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Day 6

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, or head to Bernkastel village and vineyard for a guided walk and Riesling tasting.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Day 7

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. In Rüdesheim, 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. Enjoy a visit to Rheinstein Castle and learn the history of this long-standing medieval castle or embark on a walk around town, complete with local treats.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Day 8

Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously coexist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a mysterious, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious. The ship docks in Speyer, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach for a guided walking tour or taking in a private tasting at a local vinegar estate.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Day 9

Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. This historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart. You may choose to see Strasbourg via a panoramic tour, which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with a walking tour. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner provides the perfect send-off.

Stay: River Queen

Meals: B L D

Days 10-11

Disembark in Strasbourg and transfer to Baden-Baden, a city whose contemporary flair meshes with hot springs, spas and unspoiled nature, offering a wonderfully diverse collection of relaxing and invigorating experiences. Whether you embark on a tour of the city with a visit to the Festspielhaus or take full advantage of Baden-Baden’s curative powers at the Caracalla Thermal Bath or Sea Salt Grotto, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for everything else that’s in store.

Stay: Dorint Hotel Maison Messmer

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Depart for UK

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and take your included transfer to Frankfurt Airport for your flight home.


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