Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main 2019 River Cruise
Take this wonderful voyage across Germany from Nuremberg to Bernkastel along the Moselle, Rhine & Main rivers!
Transfer from Munich Airport to Nuremberg to board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea. Journey time: 2 hour 30 minutes approximately.
Relax on board this morning as we cruise through the Main–Danube Canal, to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation on your guided city tour. Perhaps try a smoked beer, a specialty brew considered a delicacy to the area. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
Included excursion: Guided Tour of Bamberg with Sausage Tasting
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stucco work.
Included excursion: Visit to Bishop’s Residenz.
EmeraldPLUS: Wine tasting at the Bishop’s Residenz.
Discover More: Tour to Rothenburg – (extra expense) (Passengers on this tour will not be able to participate on the included orientation walk of Wurzburg and Bishop Residenz visit)
Wertheim and Miltenberg, are both quaint villages on the Main River. Today, you will have a n included tour of Miltenberg, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic.
Included excursion: Guided Tour of Miltenberg.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Wertheim Castle.
Cruise to the 2000 year old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a guided walking tour before free time to wander through the town and take in the views from the cable car. Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing through countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pflazgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.
Included excursion: Tour of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Today enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichburg Castle. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Included excursion: Guided Tour of Cochem & Reichburg Castle.
Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have a chance to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses castle ruins and town gate. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. Alternatively, you will have a chance to take part on a guided bike tour in the Bernkastel area. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
Included excursion: Walking Tour of Bernkastel.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking tour in the Bernkastel area.
EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting.
Discover More: Guided Tour of Trier – (extra expense).
After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Frankfurt Airport for your onward or homebound flight. Journey time: 1 hour 30 minutes approximately.
|Date||Fares from (pp)|
|25 August 2019||£2,195 Cat A Balcony Suite|
|01 September 2019 (in reverse)||£2,095|
- Savings of up to £1,000 per person
- Return economy flights from up to 16 UK airports, subject to availability.
- 7 Nights accommodation on board an Emerald Waterways 'Star Ship'
- Selected shore excursions
- 20 on-board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
- Complimentary tea and coffee on-board
- Complimentary bottled water in your Suite or Stateroom re-stocked daily
- A variety of on-board evening entertainment
- First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board
- All port charges, airport taxes & transfers within Europe
- All tips included, saving you up to £235 per couple