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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

European Rivers and Castles

Journey along the Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers through Germany's beautiful wine-producing areas and past historic castles. Includes shore excursions

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2306pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cochem
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Wertheim

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Save up to £500pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers! Free flights and transfers applies to selected departures. Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

European Rivers and Castles Special Offer

Enjoy visits to well-preserved medieval towns and admire the dramatic scenery of the Rhine Gorge, dotted with fairytale castles and majestic fortresses, on this superb cruise along the beautiful Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers.

See the sights of UNESCO-listed Bamberg on a walking tour and discover the ornate Wurzburg Residence with its beautifully landscaped gardens.

Explore the quaint town of Wertheim, renowned for its glassworks, before cruising to picturesque Mainz. Discover an array of musical instruments at Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in the wine-producing town of Rudesheim before seeing the sights of Trier, Germany's oldest city.

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European Rivers and Castles Itinerary

Day 1 - Nuremberg (Germany)

Arrive in Nuremberg, where your luxurious ship awaits you. Tonight, gather together for the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Bamberg - Volkach

Join the guided walking tour of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the breathtaking cathedral and Old Town Hall, and taste the city's famous smoked beer. Later, journey to Volkach where you can enjoy free time. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Wurzburg

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Later in the day, and for those not going to Rothenburg, enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, a bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Wertheim

Cruise to the quaint German town of Wertheim, known for its intricate glassworks and medieval architecture. Enjoy a walking tour of the city, join a guided bike ride or visit a local bakery for a pretzel-making demonstration. There is also the option to hike up to the ruined castle high above the town. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rudesheim - Lahnstein

In Rudesheim, perhaps visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or take an unforgettable gondola ride over the town to the Niederwald Monument. You may also want to hike through Rudesheim's vineyards. Later, sail through the beautiful Rhine River Gorge to Lahnstein for a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cochem - Zell

In Cochem, take a guided tour to the hilltop Reichsburg Castle, visit one of Europe's oldest mustard mills or join the guided bike tour along the Moselle River. In Zell the local Wine Queen and Mayor will welcome you to an exclusive wine festival where you can sample local wine and sausages. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Zell - Trier

Explore Trier, Germany's oldest city on a guided tour to the Roman Amphitheatre or join the tour that reveals the secrets of the Porta Nigra. You can choose to join the bike tour through the historic city centre or hike above the city to Petrisberg. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Luxembourg

Disembark the ship this morning. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with French or the revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • "Culinary Delights - Bites and Sights" excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Special highights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris and Prague Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris and a 3-night post-cruise stay in Prague. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 20*, 27 Aug
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 23rd - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2534
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4385
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2380
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2380 Blue Water Price from: £2601 Blue Water Price from: £3120 Blue Water Price from: £3268 Blue Water Price from: £3342 Blue Water Price from: £4083 Blue Water Price from: £4231
  • July
    • Jul 16th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2530
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2530 Blue Water Price from: £2751 Blue Water Price from: £3270 Blue Water Price from: £3418 Blue Water Price from: £3492 Blue Water Price from: £4233 Blue Water Price from: £4381
  • August
    • Aug 26th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2678
      Cat E Cat D Cat CB Cat C / CA Cat BB Cat BA Cat AB Cat AA Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2678 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3196 Blue Water Price from: £3418 Blue Water Price from: £3788 Blue Water Price from: £3937 Blue Water Price from: £4085 Blue Water Price from: £4233 Blue Water Price from: £5196
    • Aug 27th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2828
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3568 Blue Water Price from: £3716 Blue Water Price from: £3790 Blue Water Price from: £4531 Blue Water Price from: £4679
  • October
    • Oct 8th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2828
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Cat A+ French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3568 Blue Water Price from: £3716 Blue Water Price from: £3790 Blue Water Price from: £4531 Blue Water Price from: £4679
    • Oct 28th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2306
      Cat E Cat D Cat CB Cat C / CA Cat BB Cat BA Cat AB Cat AA Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2306 Blue Water Price from: £2527 Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3046 Blue Water Price from: £3416 Blue Water Price from: £3565 Blue Water Price from: £3713 Blue Water Price from: £3861 Blue Water Price from: £4824

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