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Experience the romantic spirit of the Rhine and peaceful Main Rivers. Marvel at some of Europe’s grandest Baroque jewels at the Würzburg Residenz. Visit one of Mark Twain’s favorite cities, Heidelberg, and meander through Miltenberg, with its half-timbered houses that lean crookedly against one another. Take a gondola ride over Rüdesheim’s vineyards, and then savor the flavors of its wonderful wines. While in Bamberg and Frankfurt, be treated to a tasting of their famous beers. Conclude your journey in fairytale Prague.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Basel, Switzerland | Embark
Day 2 : Strasbourg, France
Day 3 : Mannheim | Speyer | Rüdesheim, Germany
Day 4 : Rüdesheim | Heidelberg | Frankfurt, Germany
Day 5 : Miltenberg, Germany
Day 6 : Kitzingen | Volkach
Day 7 : Bamberg, Germany
Day 8 : Nuremberg, Germany | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore on foot the lovely “La Petite France” neighborhood
  • Discover Speyer, one of Germany’s oldest cities, known for its cathedral
  • Immerse yourself in local flavors with an authentic Romerberg beer tasting
  • Enjoy Miltenberg's delightful old town and historical sites

Ship

MS Amadante

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

View of Strasbourg city Miltenberg Strasbourg at dusk Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg Rudesheim Speyer Strasbourg View from the harbour of Basel, Switzerland

Day 1 Basel, Switzerland | Embark

Embark your cruise in Basel. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers on board.

Day 2 Strasbourg, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a tour of the city that takes you past the stunning Parc de l’Orangerie, the European Parliament and the Place de la République and then walk through the iconic “La Petite France” district, which appears to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through these charming streets and past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, the active adventurer can go on a guided bike tour.

Day 3 Mannheim | Speyer | Rüdesheim, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ludwigshafen is your gateway to a choice of three excursions. Visit the Mannheim Baroque Palace—one of the largest palaces in Europe. Alternatively, join a walking tour of one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and the medieval Altpörtel, Old Gate; or visit the intriguing Speyer Technical Museum. Later in the day, sail to Rüdesheim, where you are treated to a Riesling wine tasting. 

Day 4 Rüdesheim | Heidelberg | Frankfurt, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue your exploration of Rüdesheim with a choice of excursions. Those who fancy a more whimsical adventure may want to visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments. For an adventure of a different kind, soar over the vineyards of Rüdesheim on a gondola to the Niederwald Monument; or opt to take a bike ride along the Rhine. You can also join a full-day excursion to Heidelberg, a perfectly preserved medieval city nestled in the Neckar River Valley along Germany’s Castle Road. Later in the day, cruise to the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt, where you can take in the sights on a panoramic city tour and then immerse yourself in the local flavors with an authentic Römerberg beer tasting.

Day 5 Miltenberg, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn, which has been a working hotel since the 17th century. Alternatively, indulge in regional specialties of Franconia; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. 

Day 6 Kitzingen | Volkach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. Enduring legends make visiting Kitzingen extra fun, especially for Dracula followers, which you can learn more about on a walking tour. Prefer to get more active, go on a bike tour from Kitzingen to Volkach. Alternatively, you can visit either Würzburg or Rothenburg. While in Würzburg, a beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor, you will visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or, you can take a trip through a thousand years of history while in Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. Later in the day, everyone will be treated to an exclusive wine festival celebration in Volkach, located in lower Franconia. 

Day 7 Bamberg, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla pastry, a local favorite whose recipe dates back to 1427. And for those wishing to explore the town more actively, hop on a bike for a guided bike tour along the Main River and to its quirky quarters beyond the town center. 

Day 8 Nuremberg, Germany | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the ship in Nuremberg after breakfast and return home.

MS Amadante

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$2,799
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Cat E
170 sq. feet. 4 cabins on Piano Deck. Picture window, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #108-111.
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170 sq. feet. 7 cabins on Piano Deck. Picture window, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #101-107.
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Cat C
170 sq. feet. 4 cabins on Cello Deck, 4 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #227-230 (CD) #329-332 (VD)
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170 sq. feet. 26 cabins on Cello Deck, 4 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #201-226 (CD) #325-328 (VD)
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Cat A
170 sq. feet. 28 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #305-324.
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CatA+
170 sq. feet. 1 cabins on Cello Deck. French balcony, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space.#302
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255 sq. feet. 1 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, bathtub and shower, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #301,302,304.

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Included Features:
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
- Computer for internet access
- Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
- Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
- Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
- Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
- Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
- Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
- Daily entertainment including cultural performances
- All onboard dining in a variety of venues
- Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
- The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
- Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
- Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
- Bike tours and hikes
- Special Interest Tours
- Knowledgeable guides
- Personal headset for easy exploration
- Airport transfers with purchase of air from the expedition company
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