Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Legends of the Rhine and Main

View magnificent architecture, breathtaking scenery and medieval ruins as you travel along the Moselle, Rhine and Main from Nuremberg to Bernkastel. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

River Cruise Holiday
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Wurzburg Residenz
  • Marksberg Castle, Koblenz

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Visit medieval towns and cities and enjoy breathtaking scenery as you cruise the Main-Danube Canal, through the Moselle Valley and along the Rhine.

Cruise from Nuremberg along the Main-Danube Canal where the navigation of the huge locks showcases the Captain's skill. Join a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg, explore Wurzburg's ornate baroque palace and stop at the picturesque village of Miltenberg with its half-timbered buildings.

Enjoy a walking tour of the 2000 year old town of Koblenz and a visit to the impressive Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, before strolling through the medieval marketplace of Bernkastel and enjoying a wine tasting session.

EM136 Operated by Emerald Waterways


Legends of the Rhine and Main Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly from a choice of UK regional airports to Munich and transfer to Nuremberg to board your ship. Meet your captain and crew. (D)

Day 2 - Bamberg

A morning cruise through the Main-Danube canal takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg. Your guided tour of Europe's largest intact medieval town centre will provide you with the opportunity to marvel at some of the 2,400 listed buildings. Captain's Welcome Dinner on board tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Wurzburg

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Bishops’ Residenz. Designed by Balthasar Neumann, building began in 1720 and concluded in 1744. The elegant 18th-century frescoes above the grand staircase and the infamous Imperial Hall by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo make it one of the most important palaces in Europe. You can enjoy a wine tasting at the Bishop's Residenz. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Wertheim - Miltenberg

Spend time at leisure in the medieval town of Wertheim, renowned for its glass-blowing, before travelling to Miltenberg where there is guided hike or guided tour taking in the Old Town with its well-preserved half-timbered buildings. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Koblenz

Enjoy a guided walking tour before heading to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Later, re-join the ship and cruise the stunning Rhine Gorge past the Lorelei Rock and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. There is a regional wine lecture on board. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cochem

Explore the beautiful town of Cochem on a guided walk, which includes a visit to Reichburg Castle. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bernkastel

Bernkastel dates back to 3000BC and lies on the banks of the Moselle River. Enjoy a morning walking tour of Bernkastel with its timber-framed houses and medieval centre. Perhaps take the wine tasting excursion or join the active bike ride. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Frankfurt - UK

After breakfast you will disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK (B)

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways star ship
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guide
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities and 2 EmeraldACTIVE excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight dinners including a Welcome dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Cruise Extensions

  • Prague Extension Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Hotel Grandium or similar, Prague from £375pp. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • EmeraldPLUS activities:
  • Wine tasting at the Bishop's Cellar
  • Regional wine lecture on board
  • Wine tasting in Bernkastel
  • EmeraldACTIVE excursions:
  • Guided hike around Miltenberg
  • Guided bike tour in the Bernkastel area