Mosel River snakes its way through eastern Germany, carving out a deep
valley through forests and vineyards. For barge enthusiasts aboard La
Nouvelle Etoile, this cruise gives the opportunity to explore two of the
region’s most famous attractions: its castles and its wines.
The “Queen of German Castles”
of the highlights of a visit to the Mosel Valley is the chance to see
Burg Eltz, a medieval castle straight out of a fairytale. Amazingly it is still owned by the same family who lived there in the twelfth century, unscathed by any of the wars that troubled the region over the past 850 years. Guests on this cruise benefit from a guided tour of the castle, with the opportunity to see the original Treasury, Armoury and numerous halls constructed in different centuries.
A Wonderful Wine Region
steep slopes of the Mosel Valley make it a perfect place for growing grapes. As you travel the length of the river on your cruise you will notice that the terroir changes significantly depending on the location of the vineyard. Generally speaking, south-facing vineyards benefit from ten times more sunlight than those that are north-facing, and those on the slopes are better off than those planted on flat land.
60% of the wine produced in the region is Riesling. You will have ample
opportunity to taste the iconic tipple of the region on our cruise, as
the itinerary includes a number of vineyard visits and tastings at
famous wine villages along the river, including Winningen, Zell and
If you’re looking for a barging cruise that combines incredible scenery with wine, gastronomy, culture, and history, this Classic Cruise of Germany and Luxembourg will tick all of your boxes.
Only one week left for this cruise in 2020
2 cabins booked, 1 cabin on hold, 1 cabin open
$8630/person, double occupancy
About Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile
LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
is a luxurious barge with very spacious accommodation for up to 8
passengers, offering a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and sophisticated, state of the art facilities. The four bedroom suites,
over 200 square feet, boast internet access and satellite TV and large bathrooms with double sinks. The barge is fully air conditioned and has an elegant, teak-lined dining area and saloon, with an attractive bar and piano, and features warm and inviting furnishings. On deck, there is a
spacious sun deck with comfortable loungers and hot tub. Other facilities include internet access, exercise room, and 8 bikes.
Nouvelle Etoile is designed to be fully accessible to wheelchair users and the less physically able. The doors are wide enough for wheelchair users to move easily from room to room and there is a lift between decks. One of the cabins is specially equipped specifically for wheelchair users. Their air conditioned minibus has a lift and special straps to secure a
wheelchair in place.
La Nouvelle Etoile begins their season with Dutch Tulip Cruises in the spring, then
offers a variety of cruises through France, and concludes their season with a Germany-Luxembourg itinerary.
La Nouvelle Etoile
Nouvelle Etoile is a very popular barge and is already booking up for
the 2021 barging season.
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