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Europe's Rivers and Castles


7 night cruise between Nuremberg and Luxembourg
and 2 nights land tour of Prague and 3 nights in Paris

 

Mosel and Rhine River Cruise itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE PRAGUE

Take the balance of the day to relax or explore on your own.

Day 2 PRAGUE

Your morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square and see the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. The evening is free to mix with the locals at Wenceslas Square, shop for souvenirs or enjoy one of the charming cafés or restaurants. (B)

Day 3 PRAGUE - NUREMBERG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION

After breakfast, depart Prague and drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Nuremberg, with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant impressive walls. See the infamous Zeppelin field used to hold rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). Late this afternoon embark the ship, where you will meet your fellow passengers at the Gala Welcome Dinner. The ship departs in the late evening. (B,D)

Day 4 BAMBERG - SCHWEINFURT

This morning you will arrive in the medieval town of Bamberg where you will enjoy a walking tour of this picturesque town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses. Sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise, now on the Main River. After departing Bamberg you will cruise to the Main River town of Schweinfurt, and enjoy an evening walk. (B,L,D)

Day 5 KITZINGEN - WÜRZBURG

This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen. On your walking tour, you'll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany's oldest wine cellar. You will taste several different wines, learning first-hand about wine history and production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different tours. You can choose the Würzburg Tour and Residenz visit, during which you will see the major sights, including the Residenz Palace and gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Europe's foremost examples of baroque architecture and design. In the alternative, take a guided bike tour from Kitzengen to Würzburg (capacity controlled) or enjoy an optional tour to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 6 WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG

This morning, you will tour Wertheim, located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. The town has retained much of its medieval Franconian character, which you will discover on your walking tour of the historic city center. In the alternative, a guided bike tour from Wertheim (capacity controlled) will take you along the Main River Valley. Cruise during lunch time to Miltenberg, arriving in the afternoon for a guided walking tour along cobble-stone streets lined with gabled, half-timbered houses. Tonight, the ship sails leaving Bavaria, Franconia and the Main River behind. (B,L,D)

Day 7 MAINZ - RÜDESHEIM - KOBLENZ

Early this morning, you will cruise on the Rhine River, where you will see the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. Arrive in Mainz after breakfast and decide between two different excursions. You can choose a walking tour of beautiful Mainz, where you will see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world's first printed bible. In the afternoon, arrive in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses one of the greatest collections of robotic and self-playing musical instruments of the 18th-20th centuries. In the alternative, chose an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled Heidelberg Castle, the Great Vat and also take a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. Tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers. (B,L,D)

Day 8 COCHEM - ZELL

Today, visit the fairytale village of Cochem, surrounded by the scenic wine villages of the Mosel Valley. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses before taking a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Situated high above Cochem, the castle grounds boast spectacular views of the River Mosel. In the alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour (capacity controlled) of the scenic Mosel Valley. This evening continue past hillside vineyards to Zell, where a welcoming wine fest awaits you. Experience the hospitality of Zell with a visit by the Mayor and Wine Queen. (B,L,D)

Day 9 TRIER

This afternoon, arrive in Trier, Germany's oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich ancient Roman history. On your guided tour, you will see the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate, dating back to 180 A.D. This evening, the ship sails for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (B,L,D)

Day 10 LUXEMBOURG - DISEMBARKATION - PARIS, FRANCE

This morning, bid farewell to your cruise. You will then take a panoramic tour as you transfer to Grand Duchy, and will see the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, final resting place of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. You will enjoy a walking tour of Luxembourg, and then have some free time for lunch on your own before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris. Arrive in the mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel. (B

Day 11 PARIS

Enjoy Paris' famous sights during this morning's guided tour. Start with a panoramic tour in which you will see the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower. Your tour concludes with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. (B)

Day 12 PARIS

Your last day in the "City of Light" is free for you to enjoy at leisure. Or, you may decide to join the optional Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower excursion in the morning or the optional Parisian Cabaret excursion this evening. (B)

Day 13 DEPART PARIS

Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

 

7 night cruise between Luxembourg and Nuremberg
and 3 nights in Paris and 2 nights land tour of Prague

 

Day 1 ARRIVE PARIS, FRANCE

Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2 PARIS

Enjoy Paris' famous sights during your morning guided tour. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, see the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opéra, Madeleine church, Champs d'Elysées and much more. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. In the evening there is an optional "Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show," one of the most popular attractions the city offers. (B)

Day 3 PARIS

Enjoy a full free day to explore the romantic "City of Light." Stroll along the Champs d'Elysées, lined with boutiques and cafes, or go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 World's Fair. There are several optional tours to choose from as well, such as "Montmartre Illuminations," "Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower," "Seine Cruise," and "Seine Cruise and Montparnasse Tower." (B)

Day 4 PARIS - LUXEMBOURG - EMBARKATION

Bid au revoir to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Metz, then transfer to Luxembourg, one of Europe's last independent duchies. You will have a guided walking tour of Luxembourg and stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton, before boarding the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany. (B,D)

Day 5 TRIER - BERNKASTEL

After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany's oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see the Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, an area that's been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this evening will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit to sample several different regional vintages. The ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 COCHEM - KOBLENZ – RHINE RIVER GORGE – RÜDESHEIM

Today, the ship makes a brief stop in Alken, where you will have a choice of two excursions – Cochem or Koblenz. In Cochem, you will take a guided tour of the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, which offers fascinating views of the river valley. Alternatively, travel to Koblenz, an historic wine-growing town, where you will see the Four Towers, the Church of Our Lady, and hear the story behind the Schängel Fountain and City Hall. Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful part of the Rhine, with ruined castles and fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and visit the Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum after dinner. The ship moors overnight in in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D)

Day 7 MAINZ - HEIDELBERG

The ship departs Rüdesheim this morning and cruises to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world's first printed Bible and centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Alternatively, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask), and also enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim. (B,L,D)

Day 8 WERTHEIM

This afternoon your ship arrives in Wertheim, where you will have free time to explore on your own, either on foot or on a guided bicycle tour (capacity controlled). Reboard the ship this evening and cruise overnight to Würzburg. (B,L,D)

Day 9 WÜRZBURG - KITZINGEN

Your guided tour of Würzburg this morning will show you all the major sights, including the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture. This afternoon, take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop dedicated solely to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. Or take a guided bike tour from Würzburg to Kitzingen (capacity controlled). The ship will cruise to Kitzingen, arriving this evening. The local Aulic Council and Wine Queen will escort you to Germany's oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails to Bamberg. (B,L,D)

Day 10 BAMBERG

After arriving this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll have a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Admire the town's breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the serpentine streets lined with lovely houses and 18th-century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer. As an alternative, you can see the sights on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This evening, we cruise to Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

Day 11 NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

After breakfast, you will leave the ship and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg. You will see Gothic churches, the zeppelin field where Hitler held his infamous Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. You will also have some free time on your own before transferring to Prague. (B)

Day 12 PRAGUE

After your morning sightseeing tour, you'll see why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000 year-old Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus before crossing the famous Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The balance of the day is yours to spend as you wish, perhaps to people watch on Wenceslas Square or enjoy a coffee in a cafe. This evening, an optional "Folklore Dinner Show" provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions (B)

Day 13 DEPART PRAGUE

Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

2017 / 2018 Per Person Cruise Fares

Cruise Departure
Ship:
Lower Deck -
Cat E
w/window
Lower Deck -
Cat D w/window
Middle Deck - Cat C
w/French balcony
Middle Deck - Cat B
w/French balcony
Upper Deck - Cat A
w/French balcony
Upper Deck - Suite
w/French balcony

Nurembourg to Luxembourg

15-Jun-17
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
24-Aug-17
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
5-Apr-18
AmaDante
$2,699
$2,998
$3,598
$3,798
$3,898
$5,098
24-May-18
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
14-Jun-18
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
19-Jul-18
AmaDante
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,398
$4,498
$5,698
9-Aug-18
AmaDante
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,398
$4,498
$5,698
30-Aug-18
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,698
$4,798
$5,998
20-Sep-18
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,698
$4,798
$5,998
11-Oct-18
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
1-Nov-18
AmaDante
$2,999
$3,298
$3,898
$4,098
$4,198
$5,398
               
Cruise Departure
Ship:
Lower Deck -
Cat E
w/window
Lower Deck -
Cat D w/window
Middle Deck - Cat C
w/French balcony
Middle Deck - Cat B
w/French balcony
Upper Deck - Cat A
w/French balcony
Upper Deck - Suite
w/French balcony

Luxembourg to Nurembourg

22-Jun-17
AmaDante
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,498
$4,598
$5,798
31-Aug-17
AmaDante
$3,499
$3,798
$4,398
$4,598
$4,698
$5,898
28-Sep-17
AmaDante
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,698
$4,798
$5,998
19-Oct-17
AmaDante
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,398
$4,498
$5,698
26-Oct-17
AmaDante
$3,099
$3,398
$3,998
$4,198
$4,298
$5,498

 

PORT FEES OF $168 for 2017 / 2018

2 Night land program in Prague and 3 Night land program in Paris - $1840 for 2017 - per person additional.

Rates include: standard or SLIDING GLASS DOOR CABIN, excursions, free internet, and wine with dinner


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