The historic castle in Cochem is a popular landmark, and the vines grown on the hill on which the castle stands, give a clue to another of the town’s attractions, its wine festivals.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine is one of the river’s loveliest stretches, famed for fairytale castles and legends of the Lorelei.
This cruise also sails past the wooded hills and lush, terraced vineyards of the Moselle.
Explore Königswinter this morning, or perhaps enjoy superb views of the Rhine. An optional excursion is available to Bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven.
Originally founded in 33BC, Cologne is home to one of the country’s most visited buildings: the Gothic Dom, an awesome cathedral that towers over the square below.