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Along the Danube and the Rhine - Following the Romantic Road

Example 9 Day Cruise aboard MS Beethoven
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Discover three of the most important European Rivers on this magical 9-day adventure aboard the MS Beethoven. Sail across the Danube and delight yourself with its many attractions and cultures. Spend a full day cruising through one of the prettiest stretches of the Danube, the Strudengau, famous in times gone by for its whirlpools, the Nibelungengau, and all its legends. Explore the unique Main River and its different natural attractions before cruising along the Rhine. Fall in love with a great variety of landscapes and sceneries that amaze you with breathtaking views.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Vienna, Austria | Embark
Day 2 : Vienna | Passau, Germany
Day 3 : Regensburg
Day 4 : Nuremberg
Day 5 : Schweinfurt | Rothenburg | Gerlachshausen
Day 6 : Würzburg | Wertheim
Day 7 : Wertheim | Miltenberg | Aschaffenburg
Day 8 : Aschaffenburg | Frankfurt | Mainz
Day 9 : Strasbourg, France | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy Passau's beautiful baroque buildings and romantic narrow streets
  • Visit the historic center of Regensburg, the fourth largest city in Bavaria
  • Explore Nuremberg, known as the “Treasure Chest of the German Empire”
  • Discover Miltenberg, nicknamed as the “Pearl of the Main”

Ship

MS Beethoven

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Visit unique European towns Visit charming Passau Mozart Statue in Vienna Night in Vienna. Medieval bridge Ponts Couverts and cathedral

Day 1 Vienna, Austria | Embark

Board in Vienna in the afternoon. Enjoy the presentation of the crew and a welcome cocktail. Depart at the end of the afternoon toward Passau. 

Day 2 Vienna | Passau, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day sailing on one of the prettiest stretches of the Danube, the Strudengau, famous in times gone by for its whirlpools, the Nibelungengau, and all its legends. Enjoy a magical dancing afternoon on board. Arrive at the end of the afternoon in Passau. Discover the town in your free time. A university town with a rich musical and theatrical heritage, Passau's beautiful baroque buildings and romantic narrow streets linger long in your memory. Return on board and continue the journey to Regensburg.

Day 3 Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Regensburg during the afternoon. Regensburg is the fourth largest city in Bavaria, and an important industrial center (BMW, Siemens, Triumph). Its historic center has many well-preserved buildings and artifacts accumulated during some 2,000 years of existence. Join a guided tour of Regensburg, then return on board in Kelheim. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4 Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Nuremberg early in the morning, you'll join a guided visit of the town. Nuremberg is a town that seems to come straight out of the Middle Ages. Known as the “Treasure Chest of the German Empire”, the old town is clustered around the old market square. There find Gothic buildings, half-timbered houses, and townhouses. Return on board in Erlangen. 
 

Day 5 Schweinfurt | Rothenburg | Gerlachshausen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart toward Schweinfurt early in the morning. Arrive in Schweinfurt in the beginning of the afternoon and there join an excursion to Rothenburg. A magnificent town located on a hill, Rothenburg is known for its well-preserved medieval old town. It has with many fine half-timbered houses and craft shops hidden away behind its walls along attractive, narrow streets. Rothenburg is an absolute “must-see” along the Romantic Road. Return on board in Gerlachshausen. 

Day 6 Würzburg | Wertheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Würzburg (residence of the bishop princes). Built on the right bank of the Main, Würzburg is a wonderful stop on the Romantic Road. It has a truly idyllic setting among vineyards located under the shadows of its imposing citadel - a lasting symbol of the power of the bishop princes. Return on board in Karlstad. Cruise to Wertheim.

Day 7 Wertheim | Miltenberg | Aschaffenburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive during the morning in Miltenberg. Discover the town with an accompanist. Visit the market square surrounded by half-timbered houses, as well as the Main Street and the Old Town Hall. Such attractions are why Miltenberg deserves its nickname, the “Pearl of the Main”. Cruise to Aschaffenburg.

Day 8 Aschaffenburg | Frankfurt | Mainz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depart for Frankfurt. A bustling business city and major commercial center, Frankfurt's eclectic mix of ancient and modern astonishes and delights visitors. Return on board and cruise to Mainz. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main, with its 1,000-year-old cathedral towering over the town, Mainz is the town of Gutenberg and has strong links with both the past and the present day. Arrive at the end of the afternoon. Discover the city with an accompanist. 

Day 9 Strasbourg, France | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Buffet breakfast on board. The morning is spent sailing with entertainment on board. Lunch on board and cruise to Strasbourg. Pass through the two largest locks on the Rhine, the Iffezheim and Gambsheim. Arrive in the beginning of the afternoon. Disembark

MS Beethoven

Per person starting at
$2,071
MS Beethoven
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Main Deck
21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Beethoven
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Middle Deck
27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Beethoven
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Upper Deck
42 cabins (40 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D9
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Transfers from Paris
- Airport taxes
- Booking fees

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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