Day 1: Arrival/Overnight stay
During your journey to Trier you stop over in Saarburg. Embedded in vineyards and forests, with lovely monuments of its thousand-year history, the romantic town is situated in the middle of the unique cultural landscape of the border triangle Germany-France-Luxembourg. Discover the combination of wine, culture and history and let yourself be fascinated by the appealing ambiance of the picturesque historic city, the atmosphere of Little Venice and the rush of the waterfall. After your arrival in the hotel in the Trier area, you will receive as foretaste for the journey a glass of Riesling (white wine). Afterwards, you can enjoy a three-course meal.
Day 2: Trier – Neumagen-Dhron
After breakfast you will go on a wine adventure tour in Trier. Trier is not just one of the oldest cities in Germany, but also one of the biggest wine metropolises. A lot of sights are connected to wine. Subsequently, you visit the “oldest wine town in Germany”, Neumagen-Dhron. Here you enjoy a wine tasting including a snack in one of the viticulture inns. Afterwards, you discover Neumagen-Dhron: venturing on the “traces left by the Romans” and discovering the Roman wine ship, a tomb of a wealthy wine merchant. Except for Trier, Neumagen-Dhron is the most significant discovery site of the Roman legacy. Dinner and overnight stay in the Trier area.
Day 3: Bernkastel-Kues – Wine Museum – Calmont
After breakfast you travel alongside the river Mosel to Bernkastel-Kues. Together with your travel guide, you visit the sights of this famous wine town. You stroll along the market place with its gable half-timber houses originating from the 17th century and its interesting fountains. You get to see the late Gothic Michaels Church and visit the Wine Museum. In the multimedia wine adventure world you go on a journey of discovery to a fascinating 2000-year old wine landscape. Let yourself be surprised! Afterwards you visit the Vinothek and taste different sorts of wines. In the afternoon you go alongside the river Mosel to Cochem. You stop over at the steepest vineyard of the world, the Calmont (“hot mountain”). It is hardly possible (or not possible at all) to use machines in these steep areas. The wine-grower has to do the work by hand. Dinner and overnight stay in the Koblenz area.
Day 4: Cochem
After breakfast you visit Cochem today. The town itself is a place of interest, be it due to its narrow angular lanes, the fondly restored half-timbered houses with their typical slate roofs, the historic market places or due to the old gates and churches. On top of the castle hill, in the centre of the town, thrones the majestic castle Cochem. It was built in about 1000 AD, got destroyed in 1689 and was rebuilt from 1874 to 1877. Unrivalled, it is the most important and attractive place of interest in the whole region. After a short guided tour through the castle, you enjoy a hearty meal in the castle inn or in the castle cellar. Mosel wine will be served as welcome drink. Dinner and overnight stay in the Koblenz area.
Day 5: Koblenz
After a short guided tour through the oldest town in Germany it is already time for departure.
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