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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 £1533pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1833pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cochem
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg
  • Miltenberg

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

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Save 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Applies to 1 Nov 2018 departure. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Jul 2018

Exclusive savings of up to £550pp on 2018 departures! Subject to availability. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Jul 2018

Regional flights and transfers for £129pp on 2019 departures! Applies to flights from the UK mainland. Book by 30 Sep 2018

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
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and 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

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris and Prague Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris from £880 and a 2-night post-cruise stay in Prague from £347. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2018: 5 Apr; 19 Jul
  • 2019: 1 Aug; 14 Nov
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 19th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2261
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2261 Cruise Only from: £2460 Cruise Only from: £2860 Cruise Only from: £2994 Cruise Only from: £3060 Cruise Only from: £3727 Cruise Only from: £3860
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2561 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2760 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3160 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3294 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4027 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4160
  • August
    • Aug 9th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2261
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2261 Cruise Only from: £2460 Cruise Only from: £2860 Cruise Only from: £2994 Cruise Only from: £3060 Cruise Only from: £3727 Cruise Only from: £3860
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    • Aug 30th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2461
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2461 Cruise Only from: £2660 Cruise Only from: £3060 Cruise Only from: £3194 Cruise Only from: £3260 Cruise Only from: £3927 Cruise Only from: £4060
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  • September
    • Sep 20th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2461
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2461 Cruise Only from: £2660 Cruise Only from: £3060 Cruise Only from: £3194 Cruise Only from: £3260 Cruise Only from: £3927 Cruise Only from: £4060
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2761 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2960 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3494 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3560 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4227 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4360
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2328
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2328 Cruise Only from: £2527 Cruise Only from: £2927 Cruise Only from: £3061 Cruise Only from: £3127 Cruise Only from: £3794 Cruise Only from: £3927
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2628 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2827 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3227 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3361 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4094 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4227
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £1533
      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
      Cruise Only from: £1533 Cruise Only from: £1682 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2083 Cruise Only from: £2132 Cruise Only from: £2632 Cruise Only from: £2732
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1833 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1982 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2383 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2432 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2932 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3032

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
      Cruise Only from: £2542 Cruise Only from: £2753 Cruise Only from: £3175 Cruise Only from: £3316 Cruise Only from: £3386 Cruise Only from: £4091 Cruise Only from: £4231
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2671 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2882 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3445 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3515 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4220 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4360
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2613
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2613 Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3246 Cruise Only from: £3387 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £4162 Cruise Only from: £4302
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2742 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3375 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3516 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4431
    • Jun 27th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2613
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2613 Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3246 Cruise Only from: £3387 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £4162 Cruise Only from: £4302
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  • August
    • Aug 1st - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2613
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2613 Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3246 Cruise Only from: £3387 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £4162 Cruise Only from: £4302
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2742 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3375 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3516 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4431
    • Aug 22nd - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2683
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2683 Cruise Only from: £2894 Cruise Only from: £3316 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £4232 Cruise Only from: £4372
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2812 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3023 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3445 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4361 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4501
  • 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
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4373 Cruise Only from: £4513
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4502 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4642
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - 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
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4373 Cruise Only from: £4513
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4502 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4642
    • 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
      Cruise Only from: £2472 Cruise Only from: £2683 Cruise Only from: £3105 Cruise Only from: £3246 Cruise Only from: £3316 Cruise Only from: £4021 Cruise Only from: £4161
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2601 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2812 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3375 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3445 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4290
  • November
    • Nov 14th - Nuremberg to Luxembourg - Sailing on: AmaDante From: £2190
      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
      Cruise Only from: £2190 Cruise Only from: £2401 Cruise Only from: £2823 Cruise Only from: £2964 Cruise Only from: £3034 Cruise Only from: £3739 Cruise Only from: £3879
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2530 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2952 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3093 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3163 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3868 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4008

Price Information

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Map for European Rivers and Castles