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Follow the Romantic Road - The Danube and the Rhine

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS France
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Travel through each of these captivating cities during this 8-day river cruise on the timeless Danube River from Passau to the charming city of Strasbourg. Explore Rothenburg and Wurtzburg, must-see stops along Germany’s Romantic Road and have your senses heightened with the timeless beauty and rich history of Nuremberg and Bamberg.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Passau | Embark
Day 2 : Regensburg | Nuremberg
Day 3 : Rothenburg | Bamberg
Day 4 : Rothenburg | Würzburg
Day 5 : Würzburg | Karlstadt
Day 6 : Miltenberg | Aschaffenburg
Day 7 : Frankfurt | Mainz
Day 8 : Strasbourg | Disembark


  • Sail across the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers
  • Explore Regensburg, located in the heart of Bavaria
  • Visit the picturesque and history-packed city of Nuremberg
  • Discover Miltenberg's historic old town with half-timbered homes


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Enjoy cruising through the German countryside Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise Explore Nuremberg Visit old town Frankfurt Stroll through charming Strasbourg

Day 1 Passau | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Passau at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. We’ll begin to cruise to Regensburg.

Day 2 Regensburg | Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, our ship will cruise towards Regensburg, reaching it before noon. Join us this afternoon for the excursion proposed: A tour of Regensburg, the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and a major industrial hub for giant firms such as BMW, Siemens, and Triumph. After our tour, we’ll return to the ship in Kelheim and continue cruising towards Nuremberg. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. Our ship will sail through the night.

Day 3 Rothenburg | Bamberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a guided visit of the city. “The Treasure Chest of the German Empire”, the old town, is clustered around the old market square: Gothic buildings, half-timbered houses, and townhouses. After our tour, we’ll return to the ship in Erlangen. Our afternoon will be spent cruising with entertainment and activities provided onboard. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 4 Rothenburg | Würzburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, cruise towards Schweinfurt. In the afternoon join a guided tour of Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river - its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and workshops. We’ll return on board in Gerlachshausen and our cruise will continue to Würzburg, reaching it during the night.

Day 5 Würzburg | Karlstadt

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enjoy a tour of Würzburg (residence of the Prince-Bishops). The remarkable and well-preserved Baroque Würzburg Residence, palace of the Prince-Bishops, contains true masterpieces such as the monumental Great Staircase and the ceremonial apartments. We’ll return on board in Karlstadt. The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Wertheim.

Day 6 Miltenberg | Aschaffenburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Upon reaching Miltenberg in the early morning, we’ll set out for a discovery tour of the city with our hostess. While ambling down the streets of this charming, very typical German village, you’ll get to marvel at its market square, half-timbered houses, Main Street and former Town Hall, all ensuring Miltenberg deserves its nickname of "Pearl of the Main". This afternoon, our ship will cruise towards Aschaffenburg.

Day 7 Frankfurt | Mainz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend this morning cruising towards Frankfurt, arriving before noon. Enjoy a visit to Frankfurt also known as "Mainhattan". Return on board and continue your cruise towards Mainz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers. Upon arrival, set out for a discovery tour of the town with your hostess. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening. The ship sails towards Strasbourg through the night.

Day 8 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board as our ship sails towards Strasbourg. Take part in the various activities proposed before lunch before reaching Strasbourg towards 2:00 p.m. 

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Main Deck
49 cabins (44 twins, 4 triple cabins, 1 single cabin) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Main Deck Suite
1 suite cabin (double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
28 cabins all cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


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

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to lunch on the final day - drinks with your meals and at the bar (not including our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions mentioned in the program - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Not included:
Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.
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