German Riverscapes from Trier to Passau
9 Days
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German Riverscapes from Trier to Passau




9 Days

This cruise showcases the majesty of three great European rivers — the Moselle, the Main and the Danube. Travel the man-made Main-Danube canal — a stunning technological marvel — as you transit from the beautiful Danube River. Explore the upper middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles and experience the tranquil meandering of the Main.

Discover the half-timbered buildings of Miltenberg and Wertheim, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg. Another sight of this cruise is the region that has been considered the best place for Riesling in the world: the romantic vineyards and villages of the Moselle river.

Due to low clearance heights at bridges and locks on the river route between Frankfurt and Regensburg, access to the sun deck might be restricted for safety reasons.


Begin your cruise in the German city of Trier. Embark in the afternoon and enjoy the scenery as your vessel cruises the beautiful Moselle. Celebrate your cruise with a Welcome Cocktail and a sumptuous Welcome Dinner.

Stay Trier

Departure at 4:00pm

In the morning, your vessel arrives in Cochem in the vine-covered Moselle Valley. Take part in a morning walking tour and explore Cochem’s narrow streets, winding alleyways, quaint churches, and medieval town gates, as well as Reichsburg Castle, which offers unparalleled views over lush terraced vineyards.

Alternatively, visit a local winery and taste typical Moselle wines of the region, before returning to your ship, which departs at lunch. Enjoy the afternoon cruising through the beautiful countryside before arriving in Koblenz late this evening.

Stay Cochem

7:00am - 1:30pm


Stay Koblenz

Arrival at 10:00pm

Explore Koblenz, one of the oldest towns in Germany. On a morning tour, discover the UNESCO sites along its romantic streets, such as the St. Castor Basilica, the Church of our Beloved Lady, and the Schängel Fountain. Continue by cable car up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe, dating back to 1000 AD.

After lunch, your vessel continues along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Enjoy the fairytale landscape with its many castles and look out for the myth-enshrouded Lorelei cliff. Enjoy dinner with your fellow cruisers this evening.

Stay Koblenz

Departure at 1:00pm


Spend a tranquil morning on board enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Main River. After lunch, the ship will dock in Miltenberg.

This afternoon, discover the beauty of the town with its streets of 17th and 18th century half-timbered houses on a guided tour, before heading off to Wertheim by bus. Stroll through the medieval streets of Wertheim, visit the Angel’s Fountain and pay a visit to the glass museum. Your ship will depart Miltenberg and continue to Wertheim, where you will rejoin for dinner, before continuing along the river.

Stay Miltenberg

2:00pm - 2:30pm


Stay Wertheim

7:00pm - 7:30pm

A busy day awaits you as your ship arrives this morning in Würzburg.  Located in the heart of the Franconian wine district, this Bavarian town is known for its lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture. Admire the sights on the morning tour, including the Residenz, a Baroque palace considered to be a masterpiece of that era. The tour concludes with a wine tasting in the ancient wine cellar of a local vineyard.

Continue your explorations with the afternoon tour to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval towns. Alternatively, visit Marienberg Fortress, a former prince-bishop's castle with a history that can be traced back three millennia to 1000 BC. After the guided tour, enjoy some free time, before a bus takes you back to your ship in Würzburg, where a delicious dinner awaits.

Stay Wuerzburg

8:00am - 6:00pm


After a relaxing morning on board you can join the afternoon excursion to the idyllic mountain town of Bamberg. After lunch, a bus will collect you from Zeil am Main and take you to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Bamberg. Experience its culture and architecture firsthand as you stroll through the small, romantic streets.

After the walking tour, admire the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a church, and perhaps enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries. In the meantime, your ship will make its way to Bamberg, where you will re-board in the evening before dinner.

Stay Zeil am Main

1:00pm - 1:30pm


Stay Bamberg

6:30pm - 7:00pm

The former Imperial city of Nuremberg awaits you today, with its turbulent history and sights. After breakfast, explore Nuremberg on the morning tour, admiring the romantic old town, the Palace of Justice (the venue of the Nuremberg Trials), and more.

If you prefer, you can learn more about World War II and the Nazi past at the Documentation Center of Nuremberg. After lunch on board, learn more about the Main-Danube canal in an informative onboard presentation. This evening, celebrate your cruise with your fellow guests at the festive Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Stay Nuremberg

7:00am - 1:00pm


In the morning, your AMADEUS ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval towns. On the morning tour, you can immerse yourself in the historic atmosphere of this unique town, which boasts architecture from many different centuries and a bridge that has spanned the Danube since the 12th century.

In the afternoon, choose between a visit to the 600-year-old Weltenburg Abbey, situated on the banks of the Danube, and a trip to the 18th century Thurn and Taxis Palace with a stop at their traditional brewery and a beer tasting. Once you return on board, the excitement is not over yet for the day, as a traditional Bavarian evening awaits you.

Stay Regensburg

9:00am - 8:00pm


This morning, your vessel arrives in Passau. After breakfast, we wish you a good trip home and hope to see you soon!

Stay Passau

Arrival at 9:00am

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

Reverse direction itinerary

Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:


If you haven’t yet booked your 2023 river cruise vacation, now is the time: Book by February 28 2023, and save $150 per person with our WAVE SEASON SPECIAL.  

Please note: Departure June 11 (AMADEUS Star) with slightly modified itinerary. Information on request.

Dates & Prices

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Suites & Staterooms 

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner 
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

An Array of Amenities 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

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.

Introductory Excursion Package | for only $ 259 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.

  • Koblenz walking tour with Ehrenbreitschein Fortress
  • Miltenberg walking tour and Wertheim with glass museum
  • Würzburg with visit to the Residenz and wine tasting
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • Regensburg walking tour

Save up to $ 113 per person

Full Excursion Package | for only $ 392 per person

Pick from our selection of unforgettable shore excursions, plus enjoy a discounted rate when purchased in advance. 
Book our full excursion package prior to departure for a great value. Create your personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours from our list of exciting options in each port. Please note, a discounted excursion may not be exchanged for another while during your cruise.

Trier – Passau

Unit Price

Cochem walking tour with visit to the Reichsburg

$ 49

OR Wine tasting of typical Moselle wines in a local winery

$ 19

Koblenz walking tour with Ehrenbreitschein Fortress

$ 57

Miltenberg walking tour and Wertheim with glass museum

$ 52

Würzburg with visit to the Residenz and wine tasting

$ 76

Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$ 49

OR Visit to the Marienberg Fortress (Wuerzburg)

$ 54

Bamberg walking tour

$ 37

Nuremberg - capital of Franconia

$ 57

OR Visit to the Documentation Center of Nuremberg

$ 70

Regensburg walking tour

$ 26

Thurn & Taxis Palace with brewery and tasting

$ 82

OR Visit to Weltenburg abbey

$ 49

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services


You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Passau (Germany)

Port - Train Station $ 31

Port - Airport Munich $ 119

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