Moselle tour from Cochem to Metz - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Cochem / Metz
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    215-250 km / 134-155 mi
  • Distance per day:
    28-54 km / 17-34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly on paved, bikes-only cycle paths, in built-up areas sometimes on roads
  • Return transfer:
    by train, organised by you independently

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board (no dinner in Saarburg). In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Moselle tour from Cochem to Metz

Premium tour on MS Princesse Royal from EUR 1169

The Tour

Moselle tour from Cochem to Metz - Cochem

This Moselle tour from Cochem zo Metz takes you through Germany, Luxembourg and France. In this border region, which is ideal for an autumn holiday, you’ll see traces of Roman and medieval history wherever you go. Enjoy the impressive landscape, the excellent wines of the Moselle valley and the life on board a comfortable premium boat. Your starting point is Cochem.
Here you can find further information on MS Princesse Royal.

Moselle tour from Cochem to Metz - MS Princesse Royal

Day 1 Arrival in Cochem
Embarkation from 2 pm. You can thenexplore the town and visit the famous Imperial Castle.

Day 2 Cochem - Zell, approx. 39 km/24 mi
Famous vineyard sites are situated on several of the Moselle’s sinuosities, along which the small town of Beilstein charmingly presents itself.

Day 3 Zell - Bernkastel-Kues, approx. 43 km/27 mi
The Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach is located on the Middle Moselle. The medieval Bernkastel is a well-known film set.

Day 4 Bernkastel-Kues - Schweich, 28-54 km/17-34 mi
The famous wine towns on today’s itinerary are Piesport and Neumagen. You can reach the imperial city of Trier by bike or boat.

Day 5 Trier - Saarburg, approx. 28 km/17 mi
In the morning you’ll visit the Roman buildings of the city, before cycling along the Saar to the picturesque town of Saarburg.

Day 6 Saarburg - Remich, 45-53 km/28-33 mi
Today belongs to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where you can sample the excellent Moselle sparkling wines (Cremants).

Day 7 Schengen - Thionville, approx. 30 km/19 mi
Today you’ll cycle in the Lorraine region, before taking the ship to the fortress of Metz, a Roman city and the seat of the Carolingian emperors.

Day 8 Disembarkation and depature
After breakfast, your Moselle tour from Cochem to Metz aboard MS Princesse Royal concludes. Disembarkation until 9:30 am.



Here are the details on MS Princesse Royal.

Included in "Moselle tour Cochem-Metz":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner; no dinner in Saarburg)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and chat where we will provide you with all the relevant information
  • english speaking on-board tour guide
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • rental helmet
  • optional rental bike


  • outside cabins, approx. 11-14 sqm (118-151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • flat screen tv
  • non-openable portholes

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and freewheel, equipped with a waterproof bike bag, bike lock and water bottle. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    tour guide
    several short guided city tours
    all ferries
    entrance Cochem Castle
    wine tasting

Travel time 2022:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    09.07. + 23.07. + 15.10.


All prices are per person.


  • 1169 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1369 EUR 2-bed premium cabin
  • 1569 EUR single cabin
  • 1754 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy

further dates: 

  • 1369 EUR 2-bed cabin
  • 1569 EUR 2-bed premium cabin
  • 1839 EUR single cabin
  • 2054 EUR 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
  • 170 EUR Guided Cycling Package
  •   95 EUR rental bike
  • 210 EUR e-bike
  •   10 EUR private bike
  •   25 EUR private e-bike

The booking process

The Tour



  • Arrival by car:

  • Arrival by train:
    Cochem train station
  • Arrival by plane:
    Cologne/Bonn Airport, by train to Cochem train station, duration approx. 2 h, 1 x changes, standard fare approx. EUR 30.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Return transfer:
Under your own steam by train, duration approx. 3 hours, 1 x train changes, normal fare EUR 30.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
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