Luftner Cruises

Three Rivers - 8 days

From Nuremberg to Amsterdam

Visit some of Europe's most fascinating cities as you sail along the enchanting Dutch waterways and the historically significant rivers Rhine and Main. On this journey you can explore urban gems like Amsterdam, Cologne and Wuerzburg as well as the beautiful vineyards, picturesque Rhine castles and charming little towns.

Itinerary

DAY/PORT

ARR

DEP

PROGRAM

1 Nuremberg

 

18:00

Embarkation from 16:00
Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening

2 Bamberg

08:00 12:30 Bamberg walking tour
Afternoon talk on board about the
Rhine-Main-Danube canal

3 Wurzburg

09:00 18:00 Morning Wurzburg walking tour with wine tasting
Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the
afternoon

4 Wertheim

07:00 09:00 Wertheim and Miltenberg walking tours

4 Miltenberg

12:30 13:00 (from Wertheim/to Miltenberg)

5 Oberwesel

09:00 14:00 Oberwesel walking tour
Scenic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley

6 Cologne

00:01 19:00 Cologne walking tour in the morning
Afternoon excursion to the Siebengebirge National
Park and Drachenfels Castle
Captain's Gala Dinner in the evening
7 Utrecht 08:30 09:00 North Holland excursion (from Utrecht/to Amsterdam)
7 Amsterdam 12:00   Afternoon city tour of Amsterdam incl. canal trip
8 Amsterdam     Disembarkation after breakfast

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY NUREMBERG TO AMSTERDAM

 

 

DAY 1 GERMANY: NUREMBERG

This afternoon, embark the vessel in Nuremberg where the Rhine, Main and Danube connect. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

DAY 2 BAMBERG

The Imperial city of Bamberg is a perfect place to begin your exploration. This medieval town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Which retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, along with its historic buildings and Baroque facades. As you take in the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a stunning church, enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries.
Relax onboard this afternoon while cruising the Main River. This evening join a talk about the creation and importance of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal.

DAY 3 WURZBURG

Today, visit Wurzburg, a city in Bavaria known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, located in the center of the Franconian wine country. Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards. As the central hub for wineries in this part of Germany, Wurzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings.
From Wurzburg, you can venture to nearby Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in Europe. Its towers, city gates, walls, and half-timbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War. Return to the ship and continue down the river Main.

DAY 4 WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG

Two historic cities on the river Main are on the agenda for today or enjoy a day of cruising. In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets with its half-timbered houses and glass museum, all watched over by the two-clock tower on the Berg Wertheim (castle). Continue to Miltenberg, a city flanked by the river Main and an incredible forested hillside. In this unique town, see one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel “Zum Reisen” and the Miltenburg Castle.
This is another wonderful opportunity to sample some of the region’s red wines. After a relaxing afternoon cruising, join your fellow travelers for a beautifully prepared dinner.

DAY 5 OBERWESEL

Today we visit the “Town of Towers”, so named because of the 16 towers still standing along the original city wall surrounding the town. Oberwesel is home to two Gothic churches located on opposite ends of town - both worth a visit. In the shadow of the Schonburg Castle, enjoy a glass of the city’s famous Riesling wine as you take in the beautiful views.
Back onboard this afternoon, cruise through the scenic passage of the Lorelei.

DAY 6 COLOGNE

Awake in Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany, with its skyline marked by the twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral among modern buildings. New blends with the old in this metropolis.
After a morning in the city, you may want to visit nearby Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels rock. Germany’s first nature reserve, with the world-renowned Hotel Petersberg, is a great way to spend the afternoon.
Tonight is a special night on board, the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

DAY 7 NETHERLANDS: UTRECHT - AMSTERDAM

Spend the morning cruising the waterways of the Netherlands or take the opportunity to disembark in Utrecht and explore the countryside which includes a visit to a local factory to learn about Holland’s famous export - cheese.
Rejoin the vessel in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. With a canal system as intricate and unique as Venice, this city is known for its 17th century architecture and many museums.
Before returning to the ship this evening, be sure to catch a glimpse of the bridge lights reflecting off the canal water.

DAY 8 AMSTERDAM

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

2017 Rates in US Dollars

Departure Ship Mozart-Deck A-1 Strauss-Deck B-1 Strauss-Deck B-4 Haydn-Deck C-1 Haydn-Deck C-4 Haydn-Deck C-EK Mozart-Balcony
Nuremberg to Amsterdam
20-Jun-17 Amadeus Silver III $3,770 $3,428 $3,151 $2,717 $2,348   $4,389
19-Aug-17 Amadeus Silver II $3,087 $2,800 $2,569 $2,199 $1,895   $3,613
28-Oct-17 Amadeus Silver $2,679 $2,087 $2,087 $1,635 $1,274   $3,307
Amsterdam to Nuremberg
05-May-17 Amadeus Elegant $3,428 $3,115 $2,865 $2,468 $2,134 $2,468 $3,992
31-Aug-17 Amadeus Princess $3,428 $3,115 $2,865 $2,468 $2,134   $3,992

 

Excursion Packages

    A B C D
City walk Bamberg 29 US$ p.P.     yes
City walk Wuerzburg incl. wine tasting 59 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
Excursion Rothenburg ob der Tauber 37 US$ p.P.     yes  
City walk Wertheim and Miltenberg 41 US$ p.P.   yes yes  
Walking tour of Oberwesel 18 US$ p.P.     yes  
City walk Cologne 20 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
Excursion to the National Park Siebengebirge and Drachenfels 70 US$ p.P.     yes  
North Holland excursion 48 US$ p.P.   yes yes  
City tour Amsterdam with canal cruise 58 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
Total: 137 US$ 226 US$ 379 US$  
Packages booked in advance with 15% discount: 116 US$ 192 US$ 323 US$  

 


Transfers Nuremberg
Port - Airport $67
Port - Train station $67
Port - City Center $67

 

Transfers Amsterdam
Airport - Port $54
Train station - Port $44

 

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