Accommodations & Amenities

  • 129 ft long, with 6’7 – 7’4 ceiling height throughout
  • 4 cabins, 200 sq ft, 6’7 ceiling height
  • Choice of one queen bed or two twin beds
  • Ensuite Bathrooms with shower
  • Ample storage space
  • Salon
  • Dining room
  • Elevator
  • Deck with canopy
  • Outdoor dining space and seating
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Chauffeured Guided Sightseeing
Daily Housekeeping
Daily Housekeeping
WiFi (service fluctuates)
WiFi (service fluctuates)
Private Chef
Private Chef
Open Bar
Open Bar
Bicycles and Helmets
Bicycles and Helmets
Air Conditioning/Heating
Air Conditioning/Heating
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Hair Dryer and Toiletries
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Iron and Ironing Board (on request)
Hot Tub on Deck
Hot Tub on Deck
Laundry Service Available
Laundry Service Available
Sound System
Sound System
220 volt outlets
220 volt outlets


Travel from Remich, Luxembourg to Koblenz, Germany

Bicycling Opportunities:
 (Bicycling is completely optional.)
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Welcome Aboard
Travel: Arrive to Remich
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met by a crew member of La Nouvelle Etoile at the designated meeting point. 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 onboard. End the evening with a nightcap in the hot tub.

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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.

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.

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 onboard.

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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.

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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 drink at a nearby "bier-stube".

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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer from Koblenz
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured to the designated drop off point.

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

Gourmet Dining

  • Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Velouté
  • Filet of Duck with Orange Sauce and Market Vegetable Bouquet
  • Cheeses: Chaource, Bleu de Causses, Selles sur Cher
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
  • Homemade Pasta with Truffle Sauce
  • Pan Roasted Filet of Lamb with Gruyere Pommes Anna
  • Cheeses: St. Agur and  Ossau Iraty
  • Chocolate Mousse with Housemade Stracciatella and Peppermint Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 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”

Rates & Dates

Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter of 8 guests-$72,000
Private Charter of 7 guests-$70,500
Private Charter up to 6 guests-$69,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$9,554
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$4,777

2023 Dates

Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season

September3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
October1-7, 8-14

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • Round trip chauffeured transfers to and from Frankfurt
  • A dedicated onboard crew consisting of a Captain, Chef, Tour Guide, and Hostess
  • All meals onboard from dinner the first evening to breakfast the final morning
  • All wines served onboard with lunches and dinners
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily escorted excursions including admittance fees
  • Unlimited use of onboard amenities such as bicycles and the hot tub
Not included in the rate
  • International airfare
  • Cancellation insurance – A Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) policy is recommended
  • Suggested crew gratuity of 5-10% of the cruise price

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

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