Rhine & Danube Symphony
8 Days
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Rhine & Danube Symphony




8 Days

This one-week cruise combines the majesty of two great European rivers - the Rhine and the Danube. Explore the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles, and experience the tranquil Main meanders.

Travel the man-made Main-Danube canal - a stunning technological marvel - as you transit onto the beautiful Danube. Discover the half-timbered buildings of Miltenberg and Wertheim, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg.

Please note: 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.


The historic city of Cologne is the starting point of your 8-day European cruise. After embarkation, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail followed by a delicious Welcome Dinner.

Stay Cologne

Departure at 6:00pm

Relax on board this morning while cruising through the fairytale landscape of the Upper Middle Rhine valley. Learn about the Lorelei, the nymph who, legends say, enticed sailors with her song and beauty.  After lunch, the wine-making town of Rüdesheim awaits you.

Discover the region’s rich history on a morning walking tour and discover the world of self-playing instruments during your visit of the fascinating Music Cabinet Museum. Alternatively, take a tram ride on the “Wine Express“ through the vineyards of Rüdesheim, to learn and taste the Asbach Brandy. Stroll along the quaint “Drosselgasse“,a narrow historic lane filled with restaurants, bars, and wine gardens. Enjoy a dinner on board in the evening

Stay Ruedesheim

11:30am - 4:00pm


In the late morning, your vessel arrives in Miltenberg. After lunch, join the excursion to explore its timber-frame houses that evoke 16th and 17th century Germany.

Continue to Wertheim and stroll through its medieval streets. Visit the Glass Museum and learn about the use of glass as a material from antiquity to today‘s high-tech products. This evening, enjoy another memorable dinner as the ship plies the waters toward our next stop.

Stay Miltenberg

11:00am - 1:00pm


Stay Wertheim

5:00pm - 6:15pm

In the morning, your vessel docks in Würzburg, a city known for lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture, located in the heart of Franconian wine country. On the morning tour, view the beautiful sights of the town including the Residence, a Baroque palace considered a masterpiece of its era. The tour concludes with wine tasting in the ancient wine cellar of a local vineyard.

In the afternoon, join the trip to one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, the old Bavarian Imperial City of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, whose towers, city gates, town walls, and half-timbered gables have remained unchanged by the hands of time.

Stay Wuerzburg

8:00am - 6:00pm


The morning is spent cruising the scenic Main River. After lunch, your vessel will arrive in the  Imperial city of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Bamberg survived all the wars of the past centuries largely untouched and can be experienced as it was centuries ago. Upon arrival, discover its architectural charm on a walking tour.

This evening, attend the onboard presentation about the creation and importance of the Main-Danube canal as we enter the waterway to cross onto the Danube River.

Stay Bamberg

3:00pm - 7:00pm


Following breakfast, join the excursion to the romantic old town of Nuremberg, lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II. The city is a historical leader in mechanical invention, science, printing, and humanism. Pass by the Palace of Justice, the venue of the Nuremberg trials, and discover the old town with a walk through the narrow medieval alleyways. Interestingly, the Old Town of Nuremberg is divided into two sections by the Pegnitz River.

Back on board, as you enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner, your vessel continues to Regensburg.

Stay Nuremberg

5:00am - 1:00pm


Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities, awaits you today. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history. The 12th-century stone bridge, the Church of St. James and patrician houses are a few of the highlights you can admire on the walking tour. In the afternoon, choose between a visit to the 600-year-old Weltenburg Abbey, which is situated on the banks of the Danube and houses the oldest monastic brewery in the world, and a trip to the 18th century Thurn and Taxis Palace with a stop at their traditional brewery and beer tasting.

Back on board, get into the spirit of ”Oktoberfest“ at the Bavarian-themed evening, with authentic German beer on tap and freshly baked pretzels.

Stay Regensburg

8:00am - 6:00pm


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

Stay Passau

Arrival at 8:00am

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:

$150 pp Early Booking Discount

Book now and save $150 per person for all bookings made until 30 November 2024.

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.

Package A | for only $ 272 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Rüdesheim with Music Cabinet Museum
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum
  • Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • Regensburg walking tour

Package B | for only $ 318 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Rüdesheim with Music Cabinet Museum
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum
  • Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • Regensburg walking tour
  • Visit to Weltenburg abbey

Package C | for only $ 407 per person

  • Rüdesheim Drosselgasse and its authentic Asbach brandy
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum
  • Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting
  • Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • Regensburg walking tour
  • Thurn & Taxis Palace with brewery and tasting

Cologne – Passau

Unit Price

Rüdesheim with Music Cabinet Museum

$ 40

OR Rüdesheim Drosselgasse and its authentic Asbach brandy

$ 54

Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum

$ 57

Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting

$ 82

Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber

$ 53

Bamberg walking tour

$ 41

Nuremberg - capital of Franconia

$ 73

Regensburg walking tour

$ 28

Thurn & Taxis Palace with brewery and tasting

$ 89

OR Visit to Weltenburg abbey

$ 53

Bavarian evening on board


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:

Cologne (Germany)

Train Station - Port $ 45

Airport - Port $ 57

Passau (Germany)

Port - Airport Munich $ 153

Port - Train Station $ 34

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