Jun 24, 2022 - Jul 2, 2022
Trip Type
By River

Group Size: Up to 28 guests
Price: Starting from $6,999 per person
Co-sponsored with: National Trust for Historic Preservation

Activity Level

Trip Overview

Join a seven-night Moselle cruise aboard the newly renovated Princesse Royal to experience the historical, architectural, and cultural treasures of Germany, Luxembourg, and France. Lined with storybook castles, magnificent churches, natural wonders, and colorful villages, the landscapes along the river Moselle are magical in their beauty. Once inhabited by the ancient Romans, the region boasts splendid ruins and a rich wine heritage dating back more than 2,000 years. On this marvelous river voyage, step off to admire hilltop castles, magnificent mosaics in a Roman villa, stately cathedrals, and other postcard-worthy sites in the company of local historians. Along the way, enjoy private tours and tastings at picturesque vineyards and wine cooperatives, where you will sample the region's highly acclaimed local vintages, known for their intense fruity notes and high acidity. You will never forget this leisurely river voyage along the beautiful Moselle, which will excite all the senses. Conclude in France, where a highlight will be a special tour of the spellbinding Cathedrale Saint Etienne de Metz, the third-largest Gothic church in the country.

Schedule by Day

  • June 24: Departure
  • June 25: Cochem, Germany / Embark Princesse Royal
  • June 26: Zell
  • June 27: Bernkastel-Kues
  • June 28: Newmagen / Schweich / Trier
  • June 29: Saarburg
  • June 30: Reimich, Luxembourg
  • July 1: Schengen / Thionville, France
  • July 2: Metz / Disembark / Return


Per person double occupancy:

  • Twin Cabin: $6,999
  • Premium Twin Cabin: $11,999

Single occupancy:

  • Twin Cabin: $11,999


  • Seven nights aboard Princesse Royal 


Optional Heidelberg Prelude
June 22-25, 2022
Home to the famous 14th-century university, Heidelberg is built on the steep embankments on either side of the Neckar River, surrounded by dense forests and picturesque hills. Enjoy an in-depth, two-night exploration of its layered history. Join a local guide for an expansive private tour of the ornate centuries-old ruins of Heidelberg Castle, whose romantic beauty inspired the likes of Victor Hugo and Mark Twain. The castle sits 300 feet above the town and offers panoramic views. After a sumptuous lunch at a historic venue, meander the city’s cobbled pathways on a walking tour with a local expert, followed by a tasting of a variety of local beers. Excursion Rate Includes: Two nights at the Hotel Europäischer Hof Heidelberg, with two breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners. Sightseeing as noted.

  • $1,299 per person double occupancy
  • $1,599 single occupancy

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Busy pacing may include multiple hotel changes plus internal flights or long drives. May involve exposure to the outdoors, full days of touring, and walking up to two hours.

Study Leader(s)

To be announced

Mode of Travel

The Princesse Royal sails under Dutch flag and features sixteen cabins. The hull of the Princesse Royal was originally constructed as a seagoing sailing vessel: this explains the unique shape of the ship. But the vessel was then converted to become a passenger barge for inland waterways.

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.