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Embark on your luxurious river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg and cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg as you begin your European adventure. Cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping along the way to visit charming Rüdesheim and Koblenz. In Cologne, you may visit the city’s magnificent cathedral before concluding your vacation in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s liveliest capitals.
Explore historic BambergCologne's famous cathedral at duskExplore beautiful AmsterdamKlosterkirche near RudesheimView castle ruins near RudesheimVisit historic Nuremberg
Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of Bamberg and see its cathedral and Old Town Hall
  • Enjoy optional excursions, such as guided bike tours and wine tastings
  • Experience the storybook atmosphere of Wertheim and Rüdesheim
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam for a look at the city's colorful sights
Activities
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Nuremberg | Embarkation

Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, gather on board your ship for a Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Nuremberg. 

Day 2: Bamberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy breakfast as you cruise through the engineering marvel known as the Main-Danube Canal, which traverses the Alps via 16 locks. Arrive in Bamberg and enjoy a walking tour of this medieval gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark for a guided walking tour and see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Alternatively, you may choose to sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer or enjoy a guided bike tour along the Main River. The ship departs this evening and cruises overnight. 

Day 3: Würzburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Würzburg, nestled along the “Romantic Road” in the middle of Germany’s largest wine producing region. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city bursting with Baroque splendor. Or admire its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. As an alternative, hike up to Marienberg Fortress, dating back to the 13th century, and overlooking the Main. You may also head to picturesque Rothenburg on the “Romantic Road,” known for its well-preserved medieval Old Town.

Day 4: Wertheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture. You have your choice of one of three excursions today. You have your option of enjoying a guided walking tour of the historic city center, a guided bike tour along the Main River, or a visit to a local bakery for a pretzel tasting. After lunch, the ship cruises towards Mainz. 

Day 5: Rudesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise from the meandering Main River to the captivating Rhine River en route to the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Once there, you will have a choice of three excursions. Take a peaceful ride over the vineyards on Rüdesheim’s gondola. Afterwards, wine connoisseurs will want to go on a wine tasting with a local vintner. Alternatively, visit hike through a Rüdesheim vineyard or take a bike ride through the Rheingau wine region. Later in the day, set sail towards Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle.

Day 6: Cologne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue on to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Heumarkt and the Alter Markt. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine.

Day 7: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
View Amsterdam on a scenic canal cruise, taking in the magic of its iconic bridges. Or opt for a rare experience with a journey into the Netherland’s Floriade Expo* in Almere – very close to Amsterdam – which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, souvenirs and food stalls. If you prefer exploring the world with your taste buds, stroll past traditional canals, gabled houses, narrow bridges and house boats to taste Dutch specialties at a grand Amsterdam café.

Day 8: Amsterdam | Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homebound flight.

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Beverages: Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • Beverages: Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Personal headset for excursions. 
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Bike tours and hikes
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  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Passport and Applicable Visa Expenses
  • Laundry 
  • Port Fees

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