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Start this magical voyage in the enchanting city of Prague, and discover its historic center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. Disembark in Bamberg for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem and see its cathedral, Old Town Hall, and elegant old mansions before stopping to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. Observe Kitzingen's famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen welcomes you to one of Germany’s oldest wine cellars. Taste several different wines and learn about the history of wine production in the region.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Prague, Czech Republic
Day 2 : Prague, Czech Republic
Day 3 : Prague | Nuremberg, Germany | Embark
Day 4 : Bamberg | Schweinfurt, Germany
Day 5 : Kitzingen | Würzburg, Germany
Day 6 : Wertheim, Germany
Day 7 : Mainz | Rhine Gorge | Rüdesheim | Koblenz, Germany
Day 8 : Cochem | Zell, Austria
Day 9 : Zell | Trier, Germany
Day 10 : Luxembourg | Disembark | Paris, France
Day 11 : Paris, France
Day 12 : Paris, France
Day 13 : Depart Paris, France

Highlights

  • Explore Prague, considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities
  • Admire Nuremberg's fabulous Gothic churches and impressive city walls
  • Visit Wertheim, known for its glassworks & charming medieval architecture
  • Sail through the Rhine River gorge and enjoy its beautiful castles
  • Discover the Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate in Trier

Ship

MS Amadante

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

St. Stephen's Church, Prague Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg Porta Nigra, Trier, Germany Luxembourg Aerial View over Luxembourg City

Day 1 Arrive Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive in Prague and check into your hotel.

Day 2 Prague, Czech Republic

Experience the wonders of Prague and its historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your tour, see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, and the Dancing House. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. 

Day 3 Prague | Nuremberg, Germany | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Depart Prague and drive through the pastoral German countryside for a city tour of Nuremberg’s fabulous Gothic churches and impressive city walls. Later in the day, board your luxurious ship.

Wine-themed cruise departure:
Depart Prague and drive through the pastoral German countryside for a city tour of Nuremberg’s fabulous Gothic churches and impressive city walls. Later in the day, board your luxurious ship. Cap the day off with a welcome aboard wine toast.

Day 4 Bamberg | Schweinfurt, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided walking tour includes the Imperial Cathedral and the charming fishermen’s village known as “Little Venice” as well as a tasting of the city's famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. 

Day 5 Kitzingen | Würzburg, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Kitzingen, Franconia’s wine trade center, with a city tour. Later, the Aulic (wine) Council and Wine Queen welcomes you with a special five-wine tasting in one of Germany’s oldest wine cellars. During the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Join a guided bike ride from Kitzingen to Würzburg along the Main River and "Romantic Road,” or take a walking tour through Würzburg and then visit its Residenz Palace. The 300-room palace took nearly 60 years to complete and contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco, created by Venetian painter Tiepolo, as well as one of the most beautiful staircases in the world. 

Wine-themed cruise departure:
Nestled along the “Romantic Road” in the middle of Germany’s largest wine-producing region lies Würzburg. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. Or you can visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. The 300-room palace took nearly 60 years to complete and contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco, created by Venetian painter Tiepolo, as well as one of the most beautiful staircases in the world. During the afternoon, participate in a special Franconian wine tasting at the famous wine cellars located underneath Würzburg.

Day 6 Wertheim, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wertheim's old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. 

Day 7 Mainz | Rhine Gorge | Rüdesheim | Koblenz, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Mainz, located at the confluence of the Main and Rhine rivers, where you have a choice of three excursions. Join a walking tour of Mainz, home to many historic treasures, including one of Germany’s most important churches, the Romanesque cathedral and the Chagall stained-glass windows depicting scriptural scenes in stunning blue. Alternatively, visit Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, tour the Old Town, and visit the red-walled castle with its Great Vat. For a more active adventure, cycle along the Rhine River to Rüdesheim. During the afternoon, you can participate in one of three excursions while in Rüdesheim. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments, take a ride over the vineyards of Rüdesheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument, or go on a hike through the vineyards. Later in the day, set sail towards Koblenz through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles and legendary Lorelei Rock. After dinner, join a tour of Koblenz to explore its romantic narrow streets, historic squares, and 12th-century churches. 

Wine-themed cruise departure:
Wine connoisseurs love the town of Rüdesheim with its beautiful vineyard-clad landscape. Enjoy a walking tour through the vineyards where you stop to sample wines at three different tasting stations. Or visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of self-playing musical instruments, take a ride over the vineyards of Rüdesheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument, or go on a hike through the vineyards. Later in the day, set sail towards Koblenz through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles and legendary Lorelei Rock. After dinner, join a tour of Koblenz to explore its romantic narrow streets, historic squares, and 12th-century churches.

Day 8 Cochem | Zell, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you can sample Cochem’s famous mustard. You may also opt to take a guided bike tour along the captivating Moselle River. Later cruise to Zell, famous for their Riesling and the well-known arched black cat icon, often seen on the labels of local German wines. Experience the hospitality of the citizens of Zell, including the local Wine Queen and Mayor, at an exclusive wine festival where you can sample local wines, sausages, and more. 

Day 9 Zell | Trier, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Trier, Germany’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine, and the Porta Nigra Gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Alternatively, you can join a tour to discover the Secrets of the Porta Nigra, or go on a hike to Trier's amphitheater where gladiators once held contests.

Day 10 Luxembourg | Disembark | Paris, France

Disembark in Luxembourg. En route to Paris, stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton. Later enjoy a walking tour through Luxembourg before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris, where you can check into your hotel. 

Day 11 Paris, France

Get acquainted with some of the many iconic sites in the “City of Light,” including Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower on a city tour. 

Day 12 Paris, France

Explore Paris how you wish: visit its famed landmarks; wander through one of its priceless museums; linger in one of the city’s many cafés; or shop on the Boulevard Haussmann. 

Day 13 Depart Paris, France

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid au revoir to Paris as you prepare for your homeward journey. 

MS Amadante

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170 sq. feet. 6 cabins on Piano Deck. Picture window, sitting area, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #108-113.
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255 sq. feet. 4 cabins on Violin Deck. French balcony, sitting area, bathtub and shower, Infotainment system, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes, A/C, ample closet space. #310-304.

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Included Features:
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French 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
- Desk and sitting area
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
- Internet and Wi-Fi access
- 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
- Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks
- 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
- Land Program
- 2 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental Prague (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
- Transfer from Prague to Nuremberg with city tour of Nuremberg en route
- Transfer from the ship in Luxembourg to Paris via high-speed TGV train
- 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe or the Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast.
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