Get ready for an unforgettable European experience which fits the wonders of Dutch waterways, the Rhine, the Main and the Main-Danube Canal, all into one cruise.
Highlights of the itinerary are the capital city of Amsterdam with its many canals and bustling streets, the cathedral city of Cologne, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and its incredible wealth of castles and winegrowing villages, the historic university city of Würzburg and the medieval town of Bamberg in Bavaria. Along the way, pass the Main-Danube canal, an engineering marvel completed in 1992 connecting the rivers through the heart of Europe.
Due to low clearance heights at bridges and locks on the river route between Frankfurt and Nuremberg, access to the sun deck might be restricted for safety reasons.
Board the ship in Nuremberg, a 950-year-old city with romantic flair, drawing in heritage buffs, foodies and artistic souls alike. After the Welcome Cocktail in the Panorama Bar, the Welcome Dinner will be the perfect introduction to this unforgettable trip.
The Imperial city of Bamberg is the perfect place to begin your exploration. On the walking tour, you will be able to admire this Bavarian town known for its romantic Old Town, postcard-perfect vistas, a long beer-brewing history and idyllic landscapes. Enjoy the view of the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a lovely church.
This afternoon, learn about the creation and importance of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal at the onboard presentation.
Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known for its lavish architecture, and located in the center of the Franconian wine country. In the morning, view the many beautiful sights of the town as well as the Baroque Residenz palace.
The tour concludes with wine tasting in the ancient wine cellar of a local vineyard. In the afternoon, join the trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, whose towers, city gates, walls, and half-timbered gables have remained untouched by the hands of time.
Two historic cities on the river Main are on the agenda for today. In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets with half-timbered houses and the glass museum, all watched over by the clock tower on the hill. Continue to Miltenberg, a city flanked by the river Main and a forested hillside. In this unique town, see the Miltenberg Castle and one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel “Zum Riesen”.
After a relaxing afternoon cruising, join your fellow travelers for a beautifully prepared dinner.
In the morning, arrive in Rüdesheim, a picturesque wine-making town in the Rhine Gorge where the river landscape has enchanted visitors for centuries and which is protected by UNESCO since 2002.
Discover the region’s rich history on a morning walking tour and admire the magical collection of instruments at the Music Cabinet Museum. Or choose to take a tram ride through the vineyards of Rüdesheim on the “Wine Express”, enjoy some fine wine and stroll along the quaint “Drosselgasse”. Back on board in the afternoon, enjoy the Rhine River showing off all of its beauty: rolling vine-clad hills crowned by medieval castles and fortresses, rock formations steeped in legends, and monuments that commemorate the war-torn past of the region.
Awaken in Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany, its skyline marked by the iconic twin spires of Cologne Cathedral. In the morning, discover the highlights of the city on the guided tour and end with a glass of typical Kölsch, a famed Rhineland beer.
After lunch, chocolate lovers will be able to visit the Cologne Chocolate Museum and find out more about the fascinating 500-year history of this much-loved cocoa treat. Alternatively, nature enthusiasts may prefer the excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park, Germany’s first nature reserve, and Drachenfels castle ruins, which offer stunning views over the Rhine, Bonn and Cologne, from multiple angles. Tonight is a special night back on board as we celebrate the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Amsterdam awaits you today with its intricate canal systems, 17th century architecture and many renowned museums. In the morning, enjoy a cruise along the famous Amsterdam canals and the peaceful countryside as you take a trip to the beautiful Waterland region in North Holland.
After lunch, explore the art, history and culture of the Dutch on a tour of Haarlem, just west of Amsterdam. Visit the Cathedral of St. Bavo and enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the town’s cobbled streets and gabled houses. If you prefer, visit the unique FLORIADE garden show, which is held every 10 years. To cap off the day, enjoy the rousing tunes of a shanty choir on board this evening.
We bid you farewell after breakfast. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.
Enjoy the flexibility to choose any shore excursion of the ones listed below for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
When booking our new ALL-IN excursion package prior to departure we offer you maximum flexibility at a great value. Create your personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours from our list of exciting options in each port.
Enjoy a package of 4 pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance:
Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.
|Cruise Nuremberg - Amsterdam||Unit Price|
|Bamberg walking tour||$ 33.00|
|Würzburg with visit to the Residenz and wine tasting||$ 67.00|
|Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber||$ 43.00|
|Miltenberg walking tour and Wertheim with glass museum||$ 46.00|
|Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum||$ 32.00|
|OR Visit to a vineyard with tasting & Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim||$ 47.00|
|Cologne – historic capital of the Rhineland with Kölsch tasting||$ 41.00|
|Visit to the Chocolate Museum (Cologne)||$ 32.00|
|OR Siebengebirge and Drachenfels castle ruins||$ 78.00|
|Holland waterland and Amsterdam with canal trip||$ 73.00|
|Haarlem - art, history and Dutch lifestyle||$ 43.00|
|OR Visit to the Floriade Garden show||$ 103.00|
Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.