• Purpose: Tour Germany River Regions While on a Business Trip
  • Stops Along the Way: Frankfurt, Cochem, Beilstein, Eltz, Bacharach, St. Goar, Mainz
  • Description: Value price (touring on our own and 3-star hotels)
  • Group Profile: Couple 
  • Activity Level: Low to Moderate 
  • Itinerary Developed by: Village & Vine Travel 
  • Note: I had to travel to Germany for work and this was a “tack on” trip for my husband and me.

8-Day Itinerary: Mosel and Rhine Regions of Germany

Date of Trip: July 2 – 9, 2013 Rectaingular Img
Day Stops Itinerary Obersvations


Travel day



Arrive Frankfurt
Train from Frankfurt through Koblenz to Cochem
Check in to Hotel Zehanthof – Superior room with balcony and Mosel River view

A charming family= run inn across the bridge from the train station.



Take the river boat from Cochem to Beilstein
Hike up to Metternich Castle for amazing views of the Mosel River and its valley.
Lunch at Hotel Haus Lipmann
Took the ferry across the Mosel and walked among the vineyards before returning to Beilstein to catch the river boat back to Cochem

We would like to return and stay at the Lipmann – it was really lovely.



Took a private car for the 30
minute drive from Cochem to Eltz
Tour Berg Eltz Castle
Return to Cochem and walk around the village
Hike up to the Reichsburg Cochem castle for incredible views of Cochem and the Mosel

The Eltz Castle was recommended by the hotel owner – I’m glad we got to see it.



Check out of Hotel Zehanthof
Depart Cochem via train
Arrive Koblenz
Depart Koblenz
Arrive Bacharach

Check In Hotel Pension Dettmar
7:30PM Depart from Boat landing Stage Bingen-Rudesheimer at the War Memorial for the “Rhine in Flames”

12:40AM Arrive back in Bacharach

Cruising the Rhine at sundown was a memorable experience.

We stumbled across a poster advertising the Rhine in Flames tour – If we had known sooner we would have booked a private charter. It was an incredible experience.


St. Goar

Take the river boat to St. Goar
Walk up to the historic Hotel Schloss Rheinfels for lunch overlooking the Rhine River



Check Out of Hotel Pension Dettmar
Depart Bacharach
Arrive Mainz
Tour Mainz and Arrive at offices
Depart Mainz
Arrive Frankfurt Airport
Check into Hilton Frankfurt Airport



Return flight

Mary Beth I have a passion for creating and experiencing unforgettable moments and sharing those with others. I hope that this story has helped you experience one of those moments.

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