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Moselle & Saar 3-Countries tour

‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”

October 16 - 23 / 2021

Departure date: 16 october 2021
Average biking distance per day 20 to 45 km / Level: Easy

Highlights

Bike, Barge & Cruise the beautiful Saar and charming Moselle, touching three countries. Bike along the Moselle river on good bike paths - Enjoy a guided tour in former Roman city Trier - Fall in love with the French countryside - Explore the ancient cities Thionville, Metz & Nancy - Cruise the Saar surrounded by mountains and the Moselle with its vineyards - Taste the wines from Luxembourg while visiting a wine cellar.

Moselle & Saar 3-Countries tour | ‘Touching Germany, Luxembourg & France”
Departure port: Merzig Destination: Nancy/Frouard Travel time: 8 days Countries: France, Luxembourg, Germany Average biking distance per day: 20 to 45 km / Level: Easy
Bike, Barge & Cruise the Saar and Moselle rivers, touching Germany, Luxembourg & France. Visit picturesque towns, ancient cities and fall in love with the French countryside.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
All cabins booked by a travel agency

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Merzig - Schwemlingen

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. We will also inform you about the tour, the ship and offer you a safety briefing. 5 PM Merlijn sails to Schwemlingen, a beautiful dock in nature! After dinner you can enjoy an evening walk.

Day 2 (Sun): Schwemlingen - Saarburg. Bike tour approx. 32 km
Day 3 (Mon): Saarburg - Trier. Bike tour approx. 20 km
Day 4 (Tue): Trier – Wasserbillig - Remich. Bike tour approx. 34 km
Day 5 (Wed): Remich – Thionville - Metz. Bike tour approx. 35 km or extend to 44 km
Day 6 (Thu): Metz – Pont-à-Mousson. Bike tour approx. 35 km
Day 7 (Fri): Pont-à-Mousson – Nancy - Frouard. Bike tour approx. 47 km
Day 8 (Sat): Nancy/Frouard

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 7 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 7 times breakfast buffet, 6 times packed lunches and 6 times 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information about the trip of the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees.
  • guided city tour Trier
  • wine cellar visit in Luxembourg

 

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t include:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

 

For your comfort we rent electric bikes for € 30 each per day, reservations in advance are advisable.

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17 may 2018

Barging and Biking through the Netherlands, April 21st - 28th 2018

My dear friends of the Merlijn

How I miss you all - I miss your "Dear Guests" every morning and evening! What a wonderful trip. Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality - I now know what my Dutch friends mean by 'gezellig'!
Hope to join you again in 2020.
Karen Commeret, USA