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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 £1240pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cochem
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Wertheim

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

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Hot Offer - Save £1000pp PLUS Free Flights and Overseas Transfers on all 2019 Departures! Book by 31 Aug 2019. Prices shown include discount

Save 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Applies to Cat C cabins and above on 16 Apr 2020 departure. Book by 31 Jul 2019. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability

Save up to £500pp PLUS exclusive £50pp discount on all other 2020 departures! Book by 31 Jul 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 - 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 - Volkach - Wurzburg

In 2019, join a city tour of Volkach, or join the full day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany's best preserved walled town. In the Baroque city of Wurzburg take the opportunity to tour the beautiful Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2020, go on 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
  • 2019: Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • 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
  • 2020: Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

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
  • 2020: 20*, 27 Aug
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 1st - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1663
      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: £1663 Blue Water Price from: £1874 Blue Water Price from: £2296 Blue Water Price from: £2437 Blue Water Price from: £2507 Blue Water Price from: £3212 Blue Water Price from: £3352
    • Aug 22nd - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1733
      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: £1733 Blue Water Price from: £1944 Blue Water Price from: £2366 Blue Water Price from: £2507 Blue Water Price from: £2577 Blue Water Price from: £3282 Blue Water Price from: £3422
  • September
    • Sep 12th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1874
      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: £1874 Blue Water Price from: £2085 Blue Water Price from: £2507 Blue Water Price from: £2648 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £3423 Blue Water Price from: £3563
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1874
      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: £1874 Blue Water Price from: £2085 Blue Water Price from: £2507 Blue Water Price from: £2648 Blue Water Price from: £2718 Blue Water Price from: £3423 Blue Water Price from: £3563
    • Oct 24th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1522
      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: £1522 Blue Water Price from: £1733 Blue Water Price from: £2155 Blue Water Price from: £2296 Blue Water Price from: £2366 Blue Water Price from: £3071 Blue Water Price from: £3211
  • November
    • Nov 14th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1240
      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: £1240 Blue Water Price from: £1451 Blue Water Price from: £1873 Blue Water Price from: £2014 Blue Water Price from: £2084 Blue Water Price from: £2789 Blue Water Price from: £2929

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 16th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1960
      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: £2510 Brochure Price from: £2731 Brochure Price from: £3250 Brochure Price from: £3398 Brochure Price from: £3472 Brochure Price from: £4213 Brochure Price from: £4361
      Blue Water Price from: £1960 Blue Water Price from: £2181 Blue Water Price from: £2422 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £3144 Blue Water Price from: £3255
    • 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
      Brochure Price from: £2584 Brochure Price from: £2805 Brochure Price from: £3324 Brochure Price from: £3472 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £4287 Brochure Price from: £4435
      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
  • May
    • May 28th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2630
      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: £2880 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £3768 Brochure Price from: £3842 Brochure Price from: £4583 Brochure Price from: £4731
      Blue Water Price from: £2630 Blue Water Price from: £2851 Blue Water Price from: £3370 Blue Water Price from: £3518 Blue Water Price from: £3592 Blue Water Price from: £4333 Blue Water Price from: £4481
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2630
      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: £2880 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £3768 Brochure Price from: £3842 Brochure Price from: £4583 Brochure Price from: £4731
      Blue Water Price from: £2630 Blue Water Price from: £2851 Blue Water Price from: £3370 Blue Water Price from: £3518 Blue Water Price from: £3592 Blue Water Price from: £4333 Blue Water Price from: £4481
  • July
    • Jul 8th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2630
      Cat E Cat D Cat CB Cat C / CA Cat BB Cat BA Cat AB Cat AA Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2880 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3398 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £3990 Brochure Price from: £4139 Brochure Price from: £4287 Brochure Price from: £4435 Brochure Price from: £5398
      Blue Water Price from: £2630 Blue Water Price from: £2851 Blue Water Price from: £3148 Blue Water Price from: £3370 Blue Water Price from: £3740 Blue Water Price from: £3889 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4185 Blue Water Price from: £5148
    • Jul 9th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2830
      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: £2880 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £3768 Brochure Price from: £3842 Brochure Price from: £4583 Brochure Price from: £4731
      Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4533 Blue Water Price from: £4681
    • Jul 16th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2630
      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: £2880 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £3768 Brochure Price from: £3842 Brochure Price from: £4583 Brochure Price from: £4731
      Blue Water Price from: £2630 Blue Water Price from: £2851 Blue Water Price from: £3370 Blue Water Price from: £3518 Blue Water Price from: £3592 Blue Water Price from: £4333 Blue Water Price from: £4481
  • August
    • Aug 19th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2630
      Cat E Cat D Cat CB Cat C / CA Cat BB Cat BA Cat AB Cat AA Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2880 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3398 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £3990 Brochure Price from: £4139 Brochure Price from: £4287 Brochure Price from: £4435 Brochure Price from: £5398
      Blue Water Price from: £2630 Blue Water Price from: £2851 Blue Water Price from: £3148 Blue Water Price from: £3370 Blue Water Price from: £3740 Blue Water Price from: £3889 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4185 Blue Water Price from: £5148
    • Aug 20th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2554
      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: £2954 Brochure Price from: £3175 Brochure Price from: £3694 Brochure Price from: £3842 Brochure Price from: £3916 Brochure Price from: £4657 Brochure Price from: £4805
      Blue Water Price from: £2554 Blue Water Price from: £2775 Blue Water Price from: £3294 Blue Water Price from: £3442 Blue Water Price from: £3516 Blue Water Price from: £4257 Blue Water Price from: £4405
    • Aug 26th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2778
      Cat E Cat D Cat CB Cat C / CA Cat BB Cat BA Cat AB Cat AA Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £3768 Brochure Price from: £4138 Brochure Price from: £4287 Brochure Price from: £4435 Brochure Price from: £4583 Brochure Price from: £5546
      Blue Water Price from: £2778 Blue Water Price from: £2999 Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3518 Blue Water Price from: £3888 Blue Water Price from: £4037 Blue Water Price from: £4185 Blue Water Price from: £4333 Blue Water Price from: £5296
    • Aug 27th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2628
      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: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £3768 Brochure Price from: £3916 Brochure Price from: £3990 Brochure Price from: £4731 Brochure Price from: £4879
      Blue Water Price from: £2628 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3368 Blue Water Price from: £3516 Blue Water Price from: £3590 Blue Water Price from: £4331 Blue Water Price from: £4479
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2852
      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: £3102 Brochure Price from: £3323 Brochure Price from: £3842 Brochure Price from: £3990 Brochure Price from: £4064 Brochure Price from: £4805 Brochure Price from: £4953
      Blue Water Price from: £2852 Blue Water Price from: £3073 Blue Water Price from: £3592 Blue Water Price from: £3740 Blue Water Price from: £3814 Blue Water Price from: £4555 Blue Water Price from: £4703
    • Oct 8th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2778
      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: £3028 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £3768 Brochure Price from: £3916 Brochure Price from: £3990 Brochure Price from: £4731 Brochure Price from: £4879
      Blue Water Price from: £2778 Blue Water Price from: £2999 Blue Water Price from: £3518 Blue Water Price from: £3666 Blue Water Price from: £3740 Blue Water Price from: £4481 Blue Water Price from: £4629
    • Oct 21st - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2830
      Cat E Cat D Cat CB Cat C / CA Cat BB Cat BA Cat AB Cat AA Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2880 Brochure Price from: £3101 Brochure Price from: £3398 Brochure Price from: £3620 Brochure Price from: £3990 Brochure Price from: £4139 Brochure Price from: £4287 Brochure Price from: £4435 Brochure Price from: £5398
      Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5348
    • Oct 28th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaSiena From: £2256
      Cat E Cat D Cat CB Cat C / CA Cat BB Cat BA Cat AB Cat AA Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2806 Brochure Price from: £3027 Brochure Price from: £3324 Brochure Price from: £3546 Brochure Price from: £3916 Brochure Price from: £4065 Brochure Price from: £4213 Brochure Price from: £4361 Brochure Price from: £5324
      Blue Water Price from: £2256 Blue Water Price from: £2477 Blue Water Price from: £2774 Blue Water Price from: £2996 Blue Water Price from: £3366 Blue Water Price from: £3515 Blue Water Price from: £3663 Blue Water Price from: £3811 Blue Water Price from: £4774

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Map for European Rivers and Castles