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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 £1690pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cochem
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Miltenberg

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to £550pp! All dates include exclusive £50pp discount. Book by 31 Jan 2019. Prices shown include discount

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 - Schweinfurt

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. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Kitzingen - Wurzburg or Volkach - Wurzburg - Kitzingen

In 2018 explore Kitzingen where the Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will take you to Germany's oldest wine cellar. See the highlights of Wurzburg on a guided tour followed by a visit to the magnificent Residenz Palace and gardens, or enjoy a guided bike ride from Kitzingen to Wurzburg. In 2019 enjoy a walking or cycling tour of Volkach, or join the full day excursion to Rothenburg. Later, visit the Baroque city of Wurzburg and tour its beautiful Residenz Palace. Cycle from Wurzburg to Kitzingen or enjoy a leisurely cruise then enjoy a walking tour of the town to learn about the Dracula legends. (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. In 2019 there is also the option to hike up to the ruined castle high above the town. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Mainz - Rudesheim - Koblenz or Lahnstein

See beautiful Mainz on a guided walking tour or visit Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university (2018 only) or enjoy a guided bike tour (2019 only). In Rudesheim choose to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, take a gondola ride over the town or hike through the vineyards (2018 only). Sail through the beautiful Rhine River Gorge past the legendary Lorelei Rock to Koblenz (2018 only) where there will be a guided tour after dinner. In 2019 there will be stop at Lahnstein for an exclusive festival celebration. (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. In 2018 there is the option to hike to Trier's ancient amphitheatre and in 2019 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

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Prague and Paris Extension (2019) Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Prague and a 3-night post-cruise stay in Paris. Please contact us for details
  • Paris and Prague Extension (2020) 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:
  • 2019: 1 Aug; 14 Nov
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 2nd - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2542
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2592 Brochure Price from: £2803 Brochure Price from: £3225 Brochure Price from: £3366 Brochure Price from: £3436 Brochure Price from: £4141 Brochure Price from: £4281
      Blue Water Price from: £2542 Blue Water Price from: £2753 Blue Water Price from: £3175 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3386 Blue Water Price from: £4091 Blue Water Price from: £4231
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2438
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2663 Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3296 Brochure Price from: £3437 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £4212 Brochure Price from: £4352
      Blue Water Price from: £2438 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £3071 Blue Water Price from: £3212 Blue Water Price from: £3282 Blue Water Price from: £3987 Blue Water Price from: £4127
    • Jun 27th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2438
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2663 Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3296 Brochure Price from: £3437 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £4212 Brochure Price from: £4352
      Blue Water Price from: £2438 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £3071 Blue Water Price from: £3212 Blue Water Price from: £3282 Blue Water Price from: £3987 Blue Water Price from: £4127
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2263
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2663 Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3296 Brochure Price from: £3437 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £4212 Brochure Price from: £4352
      Blue Water Price from: £2263 Blue Water Price from: £2474 Blue Water Price from: £2896 Blue Water Price from: £3037 Blue Water Price from: £3107 Blue Water Price from: £3812 Blue Water Price from: £3952
    • Aug 22nd - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2333
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2733 Brochure Price from: £2944 Brochure Price from: £3366 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3577 Brochure Price from: £4282 Brochure Price from: £4422
      Blue Water Price from: £2333 Blue Water Price from: £2544 Blue Water Price from: £2966 Blue Water Price from: £3107 Blue Water Price from: £3177 Blue Water Price from: £3882 Blue Water Price from: £4022
  • September
    • Sep 12th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2824
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2824 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3457 Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £3668 Blue Water Price from: £4373 Blue Water Price from: £4513
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2649
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2874 Brochure Price from: £3085 Brochure Price from: £3507 Brochure Price from: £3648 Brochure Price from: £3718 Brochure Price from: £4423 Brochure Price from: £4563
      Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2860 Blue Water Price from: £3282 Blue Water Price from: £3423 Blue Water Price from: £3493 Blue Water Price from: £4198 Blue Water Price from: £4338
    • Oct 24th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2472
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2522 Brochure Price from: £2733 Brochure Price from: £3155 Brochure Price from: £3296 Brochure Price from: £3366 Brochure Price from: £4071 Brochure Price from: £4211
      Blue Water Price from: £2472 Blue Water Price from: £2683 Blue Water Price from: £3105 Blue Water Price from: £3246 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £4021 Blue Water Price from: £4161
  • November
    • Nov 14th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1690
      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
      Brochure Price from: £2240 Brochure Price from: £2451 Brochure Price from: £2873 Brochure Price from: £3014 Brochure Price from: £3084 Brochure Price from: £3789 Brochure Price from: £3929
      Blue Water Price from: £1690 Blue Water Price from: £1901 Blue Water Price from: £2323 Blue Water Price from: £2464 Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3379

Price Information

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Map for European Rivers and Castles