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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

German Riverscapes

Experience the majesty of the Rhine and Danube rivers and visit the half-timbered buildings of Wertheim, medieval Regensburg and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bamberg
  • Cochem
  • Koblenz
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • Wurzburg

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Explore the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles, experience the tranquil Main meanders and transit the stunning man-made Main-Danube canal as you sail onto the beautiful Danube.

Cruise from the beautiful city of Passau to medieval Regensburg where an optional tour reveals the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and perhaps visit the brewery at Thurn and Taxis Castle for a beer tasting. Explore the romantic old town of Nuremberg and the Baroque buildings of Bamberg then stroll around the well-preserved medieval town ramparts of Ochsenfurt.

Explore Wurzburg and perhaps join the optional excursion to Wertheim and Miltenberg to discover their medieval streets. Wander around Oberwesel and uncover 2,000 years of history in Koblenz before arriving at Cochem where there is the chance to join a guided walking tour followed by wine tasting.

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German Riverscapes Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Passau (Germany)

Fly from the UK and embark ship in Passau.

Day 2 - Regensburg

This morning, join the optional walking tour of Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its stunning architecture. This afternoon there is the opportunity to visit the brewery at Thurn and Taxis Castle, including a beer tasting. Enjoy an authentic Bavarian evening on board.

Day 3 - Nuremberg

Explore the architecture of Nuremberg with an optional city tour followed by a visit to the romantic Old Town. See the Palace of Justice, walk through the narrow walkways at the foot of the castle and stroll through the farmers' market to try some local delicacies.

Day 4 - Bamberg

This morning take the optional tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg; highlights include the New Residence, the unique Town Hall built on a bridge and the Imperial Cathedral. Afterwards there is an on-board talk about the importance of the Main-Danube Canal.

Day 5 - Ochsenfurt - Wurzburg

Ochsenfurt, nestled on the banks of the Main, is a picturesque little town with romantic, half-timbered houses and ancient ramparts. Join the optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a town walk with a local guide. At lunchtime arrive in Wurzburg, located in the heart of the Franconian wine region and known for its lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture. An optional guided walking tour includes a visit to the Wurzburg Residence and a tour of an ancient wine cellar followed by a wine tasting.

Day 6 - Wertheim - Miltenberg

Perhaps join the excursion to medieval Wertheim, for a walking tour, and Miltenberg with its timber-framed houses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Day 7 - Oberwesel - Koblenz

Today there is an optional guided walking tour of Oberwesel, the City of Towers. Cruise along the beautiful Upper Middle Rhine Valley and catch a glimpse of the statue of the mythical Lorelei. This afternoon there is an optional walking tour of Koblenz to uncover the town's 2,000 year history. Captain's Gala dinner tonight.

Day 8 - Koblenz - Cochem

Sail through the Moselle Valley towards Cochem where a guided walking tour reveals the town's highlights including Reichsburg Castle with its impressive views, followed by a tasting of local Mosel wines.

Day 9 - Trier

Disembark ship in Trier and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 8-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Regensburg walking tour - £15pp
  • Excursion to Thurn & Taxis Castle with brewery - £44pp
  • Nuremberg City Tour - £34pp
  • Bamberg walking tour - £22pp
  • Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber - £29pp
  • Wurzburg walking tour with wine tasting - £45pp
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours - £32pp
  • Oberwesel walking tour - £15pp
  • Koblenz walking tour - £15pp
  • Cochem walking tour with wine tasting - £35pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £140pp