The beautiful Moselle River

Peacefully winding its way between Trier and Koblenz, tracing one of Germany's most delightful river valleys, the Moselle River is as charmingly refreshing as the Rieslings famously produced along its banks.

A main tributary of the romantic Rhine, the 547 kilometre Moselle River flows dreamily through France, Luxembourg and Germany, taking in the beautiful river valleys, flourishing wine vineyards, medieval architecture and towns in the region.

As a crucial industrial route, the Moselle is both a functioning contemporary waterway and a stunning gem on the European river cruising region.

Our Moselle River cruises takes you through the picturesque middle to lower Moselle, where this steeply winding passage linking Trier and Koblenz has preserved its ancient fairy-tale castles, medieval villages and lush landscapes. 

Famed for the wines and liquors produced in the valleys along the river, the Moselle’s characteristic drop is the Riesling. The Riesling grape is ‘terroir-expressive’, meaning the wine is greatly influenced by the terrain of the region it is produced in and the Moselle Valley Rieslings are considered the best in Europe.

Our European river cruises take you to many of the hidden cultural gems as well as the must-see highlights. Choose from the 15-day Romantic Rhine and Moselle river cruises, or extend your journey to include the delights of Switzerland on a 19-day cruise.

Luxurious inclusions

The perfect way to experience all the delightful Moselle River has to offer is on one of our luxurious Scenic Space-Ships.

Breathe in the majestic view of the medieval Reichsburg Castle from your Balcony Suite on board one of our luxurious Scenic Space-Ships and feel the romantic historical surrounds of Cochem enchant your senses.

Our Scenic Space-Ships are uniquely all-inclusive floating luxury hotels featuring exquisitely-designed suites, replete with a range of indoor and outdoor recreation areas, gourmet dining and high-end amenities, all yours to enjoy at your leisure as you experience the best architecture, history, food, wine and art Europe has to offer.  Each Scenic Space-Ship on our European river cruises features:

  • 5-star Butler service
  • Complimentary L’Occitane bathroom products
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Complimentary beverages of your choice
  • Multiple dining venues, ranging from the casual River Café to fine dining degustation
  • Laundry concierge service
  • Scenic Tailor-made GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • On board entertainment and off-shore activities
  • E-bikes– electronically assisted bicycles for freedom of exploration
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience

Amazing experiences

Every detail of your journey has been carefully thought out, so you can completely relax into your Moselle River cruises experience.

Scenic is a uniquely all-inclusive luxury Europe river cruising experience. That means all tipping and gratuities are included, and there are no hidden costs. In fact, there is no need for you spend a cent more on your journey with us if you don’t want to. We are at your service, and our on board Cruise Directors are the most knowledgeable in the business – they will answer any question you have and happily ensure your cruise experience is to your utmost enjoyment.

Also Unique to Scenic is our Enrich, Tailor-made, Freechoice and Sundowner experiences. We’ve thought of everything when it comes to European river cruising, so you don’t have to.

Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural activities completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller- they’re a little something extra for you to make your European river cruising experience a cherished memory.

Our Freechoice options offer you freedom and flexibility to take the day as you like by selecting from a vast range of sightseeing options and activities along the Moselle River.

Our Sundowners experiences offer wonder moments immersing you in the stunning scenery with a top-shelf beverage in hand.

Destinations on the river

Many of the European gems dotted along the banks of this dreamy waterway are explored on our Moselle River cruises.

As the Moselle twists and turns through France, Luxembourg and Germany – and connects to the Romantic Rhine River, our Europe river cruises offer a vast range of activities and sites for you to indulge in along the way.

A sample of what to expect on our Europe river cruises:

Our Moselle River cruises will take you to the main tourist town of Cochem, first settled in early Celtic and Roman times and still thriving today.   Medieval cobblestone streets tumble down and around the Reichsburg Castle and its delightful riverfront promenade is charmingly fairy-tale picturesque. Enjoy your guided tour of the town and castle before enjoying the evening as you like.  You may take the Sesselbahn (chairlift) up to a mountaintop restaurant or sample some wine of the region, it’s your time to enjoy.

In Bernkastel, your Freechoice options include a guided tour of the Grande Duchy in gorgeous Luxembourg, or a relaxing walking tour through Trier or explore the pretty Bernkastel at your own pace.

Straddling two of Europe’s most impressive waterways, the city of Koblenz has much to offer and after a cable car ride over the Rhine River you can toast a magical day’s end in the impressive Ehrensbreitstein Fortress with your fellow Sundowners.  Your Enrich experience on this cruise is truly spectacular. In Mannheim take in an exclusive tour and private concert in the Palace of Rastatt a Rare European jewel, the Palace of Rastatt is the oldest residential palace in the Upper Rhine Valley and was modelled on France’s Palace of Versailles.