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+44 1756 706500

Medieval Germany

Explore the charming medieval towns of Wertheim and Miltenberg and charming Bamberg on this cruise along the Main and Danube rivers through the heart of Germany, with included excursions and return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1199pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • St Martin's Cathedral, Mainz
  • Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
  • Johannes Gutenberg Statue, Mainz
  • Residenz, Wurzburg
  • Rothenburg
  • Bamberg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg

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Discover medieval Germany on this superb holiday along the Main and Danube rivers.

Join your ship in Mainz, the capital of the Rhineland and home to two rare Gutenberg Bibles, the first books ever printed. Continue past stunning riverside scenery to the beautiful medieval town of Miltenberg with its labyrinth of alleys and lanes. The market place is home to the magnificent Gasthaus Zum Riesen, reportedly Germany's oldest tavern.

Cruise under Miltenberg's red brick bridge and on to Wetheim, overlooked by a magnificent 12th-century castle and the Bavarian city of Wurzburg, home to the stunning Baroque Residenz.

See the sights of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour including the multi-spired cathedral and Old Town Hall. History lovers will enjoy exploring Nuremberg, the site of many pre-war nazi rallies and the International War Crimes Tribunal.

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Medieval Germany Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Frankfurt (Germany) - Mainz

Fly to Frankfurt and transfer to your ship docked in Mainz. Meet your fellow cruisers and enjoy a delicious dinner on board.

Day 2 - Mainz

This morning, explore Mainz which was an important Roman city for 500 years. Highlights include the 12th-century Dom St Martin, a spectacular Romanesque cathedral , the beautiful stained glass windows of St Stephen's church and the Gutenberg Museum which houses two rare Gutenberg Bibles. Perhaps visit the traditional taverns of the Old Town where you can sample the local beers.

Day 3 - Miltenberg - Wertheim

Miltenberg is one of Germany's best preserved medieval villages set against a backdrop of emerald forest. See the magnificent gatehouse and stroll around the beautiful market place, home to Germany's oldest tavern and an ornate fountain. This afternoon, cruise under Miltenberg's red brick bridge and continue to Wertheim. A 12th-century castle overlooks the Old Town with its colourful buildings and impressive turrets. Overnight cruising to Wurzburg.

Day 4 - Wurzburg

The Bavarian city of Wurzburg was founded in the 10th century as the heart of the Franconian kingdom. Arrive in Wurzburg this afternoon for a guided tour of the city's highlights, including a visit to the magnificent Baroque Residenz palace with its enchanting ornamental gardens.

Day 5 - Rothenburg

Drive along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, situated on top of hill with brethtaking views over the river below, whose beautiful Old Town nestles within well-preserved walls. A short drive takes us to Ochsenfurt, nestled on the banks of the Main. This afternoon, you may choose to explore this picturesque little town with its romantic, half-timbered houses and ancient ramparts.

Day 6 - Bamberg

Afternoon arrival in to Bamberg for a guided tour of the enchanting Old Town. See the impressive cathedral, the Old Town Hall which sits on an island in the middle of the river, and the Little Venice area which dates from the Middle Ages. Sail along the Main-Danube canal towards Nuremberg.

Day 7 - Nuremberg

Enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg today, a city associated with World War II. See the fine historic buildings from Nuremberg's Imperial Age including the Kaiserburg Castle, Craftsmen's Court, the Church of St Lawrence and the picturesque Market Square, and perhaps sample some of Nuremberg's famous gingerbread.

Day 8 - Munich - UK

Disembark and transfer to Munich airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from London Heathrow. Regional flights are available but a supplement may apply
  • Overseas transfers
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £109pp
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 29th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2399
  • June
    • Jun 5th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2499
    • Jun 12th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2499
    • Jun 19th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2499
    • Jun 26th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2399
  • August
    • Aug 29th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2499
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1799
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2599
    • Sep 12th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1799
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2599
    • Sep 19th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1799
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2599
    • Sep 26th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1599
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2399
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: Jane Austen From: £1199
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1199 Blue Water Price: £1299 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1649 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1999

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 6th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1299
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1299 Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1599 Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2299
    • May 13th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1499
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1499 Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2499
    • May 20th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • May 27th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1749
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2749
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1849
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1849 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2849
    • Jun 10th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1899
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2549 Blue Water Price: £2899
    • Jun 17th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1899
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2549 Blue Water Price: £2899
    • Jun 24th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1749
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1749 Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2049 Blue Water Price: £2299 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2399 Blue Water Price: £2749
  • August
    • Aug 13th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • Aug 20th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1699
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1699 Blue Water Price: £1899 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2699
    • Aug 27th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1799
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1799 Blue Water Price: £1999 Blue Water Price: £2099 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2199 Blue Water Price: £2449 Blue Water Price: £2799
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1949
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2949
    • Sep 10th - Mainz to Regensburg - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1949
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2949
    • Sep 17th - Regensburg to Mainz - Sailing on: George Eliot From: £1949
      Lower Deck Standard Lower Deck Superior Suite Middle Deck Standard Middle Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Standard Upper Deck Superior Suite Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1949 Blue Water Price: £2149 Blue Water Price: £2249 Blue Water Price: £2499 Blue Water Price: £2349 Blue Water Price: £2599 Blue Water Price: £2949

Price Information

  • Flight supplements may apply
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