Reflections of the Rhine & Main APT Travelmarvel River Cruise
Travelmarvel's 8-day journey takes you along the beautiful Rhine River from Amsterdam. Travel through Rüdesheim, Miltenberg and Würzburg before finishing in Nuremberg.
Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your river ship. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception.
Clustered by historic houses and studded with low bridges, Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname – The Venice of the North. Today, board a glass-top boat and glide past the city’s waterside facades. Next, travel by coach to Utrecht via Rembrandt’s Windmill, immortalised in the artist’s paintings. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board.
Arrive in Cologne and travel south to the Rhineland town of Brühl.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Visit the grand 18th-century castle of Augustusburg. Built by archbishop Clemens August, this is one of the region’s finest examples of German rococo architecture in the country.
Today experience a true highlight of the holiday – cruising through the Rhine Gorge, considered to be the most beautiful section of the Rhine River. Watch in awe as steep slopes covered in lush vineyards drift past, dotted with ancient castles. Later, your ship will dock in Rüdesheim,a pretty Rhine Valley wine town. Here, the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you through the town to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses the most beautiful collection of automated musical instruments in Germany. From its dainty music boxes to an enormous orchestrion, you’re sure to gain a fascinating insight into the history of music and the evolution of various instruments.
Explore the beautifully evocative town of Miltenberg, perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, and uncover its intriguing history.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Be greeted by the friendly locals of Miltenberg and learn about their culture as you are welcomed into their homes for coffee and cake.
Verdant hills and rich vineyards sit on the edge of Würzburg, with the Main River a prominent feature of this stunning cityscape. The architectural beauty that further defines Würzburg is on show today as you admireits magnificent baroque palace from the gardens of the Würzburg Residence. Here, a walk through the Würzburg Court Garden is a delight, with its terraced gardens and serene water basin encircled by yew trees. Afterwards, you are given the opportunity to discover the town of Rothenburg (own expense).
The World Heritage-listed city of Bamberg beckons today as you explore the beautiful city centre with a local guide. As you meander through the canal-crossed streets, you’ll discover a range of historic churches and buildings.
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport in Munich for your return flight to the UK.
- 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