Moselle River Tours

The Moselle River, a tributary of the Rhine, flows for 338 miles (544 kilometers) from the western slopes of the Ballon d’Alsace through France, Luxembourg and Germany before joining the Rhine near Koblenz. Known as the Rhine’s quieter, quainter little sister, the Moselle River meanders through the Moselle Valley, passing cobbled villages and dreamy medieval castles along the way.

The hillsides rising from the banks of the Moselle River produce excellent white wines, particularly Rieslings. The history of viticulture here dates back to the second century, when Romans began planting vines in the area to cut costs on shipping wine in from Italy.

One of the most popular ways to explore the slow-moving Moselle is by river cruise; itineraries often include numerous wine tastings between stops at half-timbered villages, hilltop castles and historic forts. Walking trails follow the banks of the portion of the Moselle in Germany for those who prefer to explore on foot.

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November to March marks low season along the Moselle River, and some hotels and restaurants shut down.
Address: Moselle Valley, Germany
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Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt

Visit Germany’s oldest city of Trier for a guided, full-day, small-group sightseeing tour from Frankfurt. This ancient town along the Moselle River boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about Trier’s history and architecture, using narrated tours and free time to explore popular attractions. See the Cathedral of Trier, the oldest cathedral in Germany; the Church of Our Lady, the oldest Gothic church in Germany; the Porta Nigra, the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and much more. Entrance fee to Trier Amphitheater and Trier Imperial Baths included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
$286.84 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
$286.84 USD

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