Reflections of the Rhine & Main APT Travelmarvel 2023 River Cruise
Begin your seven-night cruise in Amsterdam among the city’s grand network of canals. Then it’s on to Germany, where well-preserved medieval towns meld into the picturesque landscape.
Fly into Amsterdam and transfer to your premium river ship. This evening, meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Welcome Reception.
Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname – The Venice of the North. Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam’s maze of waterways with a local guide. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore this lively city. Later, travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt’s Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner.
Arrive in Cologne, where the twin spires of the Kölner Dom fill the skyline. Disembark and take the short drive to Brühl, where your Insider Experience awaits.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Step back in time and visit the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. Listen to enthralling stories of its infamous former resident and enjoy a walk through the picturesque gardens.
Today, experience a true highlight of the holiday – cruising through the Rhine Gorge. Later, your ship will dock in Rüdesheim, a pretty Rhine Valley wine town. The Winzerexpress mini-train will take you to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a beautiful collection of automated musical instruments.
Today, arrive in the evocative town of Miltenberg. Perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Miltenberg is home to charming half-timbered houses and beautiful squares. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner on board.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Get a glimpse into local life as you are warmly welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts.
After breakfast, board a coach and travel through green hills and rich vineyards to Würzburg. Admire its baroque palace and the Würzburg Residence. A walk through Würzburg Court Garden allows you to soak in the atmosphere. Later on, you may wish to take an optional journey to the medieval town of Rothenburg.
Arrive in Bamberg this morning. This town offers authentic charm, having survived largely unscathed during World War II. Today you can choose to embark on a guided tour of the town, visiting sites such as the Bamberg Cathedral, or spend the afternoon at your leisure. Later this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.
After breakfast today, disembark your ship in Nuremberg and transfer to Munich airport for your onward flight.
- Return scheduled flights from the UK
- 7 nights on board a Classic River Ship
- Unique cultural experiences in up to 9 towns, villages & cities
- Insider Experiences
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Complimentary soft drinks, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board
- Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
- Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping