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+44 1756 706500

The Heart of Germany

Explore the heart of Germany on this European river cruise from Mainz to Nuremberg

Fly Cruise
5 nights from £1418pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bamberg
  • Mainz
  • Nuremberg
  • Wurzburg

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Save up to £2,500 per couple Save up to £2,500pp on selected cruises when you book before 21 February 2020. 

The Heart of Germany Special Offer

Explore the heart of Germany on this European river cruise from Mainz to Nuremberg.

You’ll visit a Main River village with a guided walk through a Bavarian village. Sail to Wurzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”—and tour its baroque Bishop’s Residenz with the largest known ceiling fresco. Sail to Kitzingen in Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area, then explore the Bavarian beauty of Volkach’s half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets.

Enjoy a beer tasting on board your ship later. On to Bamberg, Germany’s “City of Seven Hills,” and former home of Imperial dynasties amid its seven church-crowned hilltops. Your European river cruise through the heart of Germany concludes in the historic city of Nuremberg.

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Mainz to Amsterdam Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Mainz (Germany)

Fly from the UK to embark ship in Mainz. Evening and overnight cruising to Main river village. (D)

Day 2 - Main river village

Join a guided walking tour of a picturesque Bavarian village, or this afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment on board. Afternoon and overnight cruising to Wurzburg. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Würzburg

Take a guided sightseeing tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress and baroque Bishop’s Residenz. You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail. Evening and overnight cruising to Kitzingen. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Kitzingen

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd and a monastery. Explore Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area. Enjoy a leisurely sailing to Volkach at lunchtime. Join a walking tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. Evening and overnight cruising to Bamberg. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Bamberg

Take a guided walking tour of the former home to imperial dynasties and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall and seven hills crowned with churches. After the tour spend free time with a glass of Germanstyle Rauchbier (smoked beer). Evening and overnight cruising to Nuremberg. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Nuremberg - UK

Disembark ship and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

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

Nuremberg to Mainz Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Nuremberg and embark ship. Evening and overnight cruising to Bamberg. (D)

Day 2 - Bamberg

Take a guided walking tour of the former home to imperial dynasties and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall and seven hills crowned with churches. Enjoy free time this afternoon strolling through the city. Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board. Evening and overnight cruising to Volkach. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Volkach

Join a walking tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. During lunch time enjoy a relaxing cruise to Kitzingen. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd and a monastery. Explore Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area. Overnight cruising to Wurzburg. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Würzburg

Take a guided sightseeing tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress and baroque Bishop’s Residenz with the largest known ceiling fresco. You may choose to join a guided optional excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Alternatively, you may enjoy free time to take in the charm and culinary specialties of Würzburg. Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail. Evening and overnight cruising to Main river village. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Main river village

Join a guided walking tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. This afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. Afternoon and overnight cruising to Mainz. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Mainz - UK

Disembark ship in Mainz and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (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

  • 5-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 15th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2080
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2080 Blue Water Price from: £2187 Blue Water Price from: £2688 Blue Water Price from: £2783 Blue Water Price from: £2795 Blue Water Price from: £3520
    • May 21st - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £1507
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1507 Blue Water Price from: £1561 Blue Water Price from: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £1829 Blue Water Price from: £1864 Blue Water Price from: £3680
  • June
    • Jun 19th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2498
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2498 Blue Water Price from: £3035 Blue Water Price from: £3105 Blue Water Price from: £3605
    • Jun 19th - Nuremberg to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2367
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2367 Blue Water Price from: £2869 Blue Water Price from: £2905 Blue Water Price from: £2974 Blue Water Price from: £3699
  • July
    • Jul 26th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2114
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2114 Blue Water Price from: £2221 Blue Water Price from: £2781 Blue Water Price from: £2757 Blue Water Price from: £2888 Blue Water Price from: £3628
  • August
    • Aug 14th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2578
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2578 Blue Water Price from: £3114 Blue Water Price from: £3245 Blue Water Price from: £3685
    • Aug 14th - Nuremberg to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2381
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2381 Blue Water Price from: £2882 Blue Water Price from: £2918 Blue Water Price from: £3048 Blue Water Price from: £3664
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2077
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2077 Blue Water Price from: £2184 Blue Water Price from: £2685 Blue Water Price from: £2783 Blue Water Price from: £2791
  • November
    • Nov 8th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2232
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2232 Blue Water Price from: £2732 Blue Water Price from: £2768 Blue Water Price from: £2839 Blue Water Price from: £3339
    • Nov 8th - Nuremberg to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2523
      Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2523 Blue Water Price from: £2559 Blue Water Price from: £2630 Blue Water Price from: £3430
  • December
    • Dec 2nd - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2770
      Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2770 Blue Water Price from: £3270
    • Dec 2nd - Nuremberg to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2600
      Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2600 Blue Water Price from: £2670
    • Dec 9th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £1944
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1944 Blue Water Price from: £2051 Blue Water Price from: £2551 Blue Water Price from: £2588 Blue Water Price from: £2658 Blue Water Price from: £3333
    • Dec 9th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £1944
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1944 Blue Water Price from: £2051 Blue Water Price from: £2551 Blue Water Price from: £2588 Blue Water Price from: £2658 Blue Water Price from: £3333
    • Dec 9th - Nuremberg to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Tranquility II From: £1881
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £1881 Blue Water Price from: £1988
    • Dec 15th - Nuremberg to Mainz - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £1968
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1968 Blue Water Price from: £2075 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2612 Blue Water Price from: £2682 Blue Water Price from: £3270
    • Dec 15th - Mainz to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £1938
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2475 Blue Water Price from: £2545 Blue Water Price from: £3045

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
Map for The Heart of Germany