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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 £2381pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cochem
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Wertheim

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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

Bamberg has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Alternatively, enjoy a bike tour through Bamberg and follow your knowledgeable guide along the river to the enchanting winemaking town of Eltmann. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Wurzburg

Go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. 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. As an alternative to the walking tour and the palace visit, the more active guest may choose to venture high above the town for a hike to Marienberg Fortress, which dominates the city. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Wertheim

Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Rudesheim - Lahnstein

Arrive in Rüdesheim, where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or take a ride over the vineyards of Rüdesheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument, and then afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. You may also hike through a Rüdesheim vineyard. Another choice today is to take a guided bike tour along the Rhine Valley, riding between the Rheingau hills and the Rhine River. Later in the day, set sail towards Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cochem - Zell

Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard. You may also opt to take a guided bike tour along the captivating Moselle River or a hike to Reichsburg Castle. Later, cruise to Zell, famous for its Riesling and the well-known arched black cat icon, often seen on the labels of local German wines. Experience the hospitality of the citizens of Zell, including the local Wine Queen and Mayor, at an exclusive wine festival where you’ll sample local wines, sausages and more. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Zell - Trier

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Trier, Germany’s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D., on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River; or hike high above Trier 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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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 26th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £2930
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    • Jun 7th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £3161
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    • Jul 5th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £3161
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    • Aug 16th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £3161
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    • Sep 13th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £3392
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    • Oct 4th - Luxembourg to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £3392
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