Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Four cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • All with choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • All over 200 square feet
  • One suite is wheelchair accessible
Also in Each Cabin
  • TV/Internet
  • Picture windows
  • Brand new touch-screen computer
  • Double sinks in bathroom
Public Area
  • Elevator
  • Piano & large-screen satellite TV in salon
  • Washer/dryer for guest use
  • Exercise room with treadmill, home trainer bicycle, free weights & step
  • WIFI with limited availability
  • Elegant salon, dining room with picture windows
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Sundeck with retractable canopy
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • 8 Batavus Weekend bicycles 8 speed gears and hand brakes, bell Adjustable seats/handlebars & front/back shock absorbers Four women’s frame (48″), four men’s frame (53″)

Itineraries

Travel from Remich, Luxembourg to Koblenz, Germany

Sunday
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Bargesunday image
Private Chauffeured Transfer to the Barge
Travel: Arrive in Remich, Luxembourg
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point in Frankfurt by La Nouvelle Etoile crew. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the delightful town of Remich. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners aboard. End the evening with a nightcap in the hot tub.

Monday
A Private Tour of Luxembourg Citymonday image
A Private Tour of Luxembourg City
Travel: Remich to Trier
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, your Tour Guide escorts you to the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, where General George Patton Jr is buried. Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour of Luxembourg City, a striking and newly fashionable destination. Return to the barge for an afternoon cruise on beautiful River Mosel. Laze on deck in the hot tub, or explore the riverside path by bicycle or on foot. Tonight, Chef presents another gourmet dinner.

Tuesday
Roman Ruins, Local Winestuesday image
Roman Ruins, Local Wines
Travel: Trier to Bernkastel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's excursion is to Trier, the oldest town in Germany. Your Tour Guide accompanies you to visit Roman ruins including the Porta Nigra, a huge city gate and fortification, as well as several baths and a 25,000-seat ampitheatre. Return to the barge for a picturesque afternoon cruise to tonight's mooring in the traditional and colorful town of Bernkastel. This afternoon, taste the famous local wine in the cellars of Dr. Pauly Berweiler. Back onboard it's time for cocktail hour and another gourmet dinner.

Wednesday
Sip, Shop, and Stroll through Riverside Townswednesday image
Sip, Shop, and Stroll through Riverside Towns
Travel: Bernkastel to Zell
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, explore the lively market town of Bernkastel. An afternoon cruise culminates at Zell, one of the most beautiful moorings on the river, and home to the famous Schwarze Katz or "Black Cat" Mosel wines. Visit the cellars of Dr. Josef Weis this afternoon. There, Peter Weis leads you through a tasting of some of his own Black Cat wines. After free time to sip, shop, and stroll your way through this charming riverside town, your Tour Guide returns you to La Nouvelle Etoile for drinks and dinner aboard.

Thursday
Discover a Preserved 12th Century Castlethursday image
Discover a Preserved 12th Century Castle
Travel: Zell to Cochem
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning's cruise is the perfect opportunity to explore the riverside path with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to one of the true highlights of the cruise: Burg Eltz, a fairy-tale castle nestled high in the hills. It is still owned by a branch of the Eltz family, having occupied the castle since the 12th century. Many consider it Germany's best-preserved castle, furnished as it was 500 years ago. Return to La Nouvelle Etoile for an amble around the lovely port before drinks and dinner.

Friday
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Explore a Historic Port Town
Travel: Cochem to Koblenz
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Cruise in the morning to Koblenz, a major port town at the confluence of three rivers. This afternoon, your Tour Guide accompanies you on a walking tour of this historic village. Enjoy free time to walk through the pedestrian areas lined with lively cafes, local shops, and specialty boutiques. Return to La Nouvelle Etoile to freshen up for tonight's celebratory Captain's Dinner, perhaps followed by an after-dinner dink at a nearby "bier-stube".

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Koblenz to Frankfurt
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to a designated drop off point in Frankfurt.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Vegetable Stack with Balsamico Dressing
  • Filet of Duck with Orange Sauce, Vegetable Bouquet
  • Cheeses: Chaource, Bleu de Causses and Selles sur Cher
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Homemade Pasta Tartufo with Truffle Sauce
  • Filet of Lamb, Red Wine, Shalot and Garlic Sauce and Pommes Anna
  • Cheeses: Camembert au Calvados, St. Agur and Ossau Iraty
  • Chocolate Mousse, Homemade Stracalatella, Peppermint Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Julianas ’09 Burgundy, Domaine de Gry Sablon”
  • Sancerre ’03 vin de Loire, Les Tuileres” Michel Redde
  • Chateau Margaux ’02 Bordeaux, “Alter Ego”
  • Chablis 1er Cru ’04 “Dom. Laroche”, Burgundy”Les Fourchaumes”
  • Florimont Riesling Grand cru ’02, Alsace “Jean Maeffelin”
  • Pouilly fuisse ’04 Burgundy, Dom. La Soufrandise “Clos Marie”

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)$57,000$61,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)$7,475$7,975
Single-Occupancy Supplement$3,637$3,987

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
September16-22, 23-29, 30-5
October7-13, 14-20

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Frankfurt or Luxembourg City to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from Germany
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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