River Cruising in Central Europe
Discover the beauty and wonder of the magnificent Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers as well as the stunning Main Danube Canal.
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Discover the beauty and wonder of the magnificent Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers as well as the stunning Main Danube Canal. Your rail-river cruise experience begins with a two-night stay in the Golden City of Prague where there will be ample time to explore the city including a visit to grounds of Hradcany Castle. Cruise aboard the Visionary from Nuremberg to Remich with ports of call in Bamberg, Würzburg, Miltenberg, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cochem and Trier. Travel by high-speed train to Paris, where your vacation comes to an end with a two-night stay.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 4 nights
- Deluxe 7-night river cruise aboard the Visionary from Nuremberg to Remich in an outside stateroom
- One-way high-speed train travel aboard the TGV between Metz and Paris
- 24 meals (11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
- Sightseeing and scenic excursions per itinerary (admission to all attractions included in tour price)
- Hradcany Castle
- Bishop's Residenz
- Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum
- Rhine Gorge
- Reichsburg Castle
- Porta Nigra
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Louvre Museum
- Eiffel Tower
- Baggage handling
- Taxes and service charges
Day 1 - International Flight to Prague
Embark on your transatlantic flight to Prague from your U.S. gateway. (International flight not included)
Day 2 - Arrive in Prague, the Golden City
Welcome to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague! Upon arrival, check into your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore this diverse city that straddles the Vltava River. Admire the domes, cupolas and spires rising across the skyline. Overnight Prague Hilton.
Day 3 - Prague Sightseeing
Spend the day exploring this 1,000-year-old city. See its most famous landmarks including the Old Town's Astronomical Clock, the Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Take time to browse the shops for hand-cut crystal, stroll along the Vltava River or people-watch in Wenceslaus Square. Overnight Prague Hilton. (B)
Day 4 - Prague / Nuremberg
This morning is at your leisure to enjoy Prague at your own pace. After lunch, drive to Nuremberg to board your river cruise vessel. Before dinner this evening, meet your crew for a welcome reception. Overnight vessel. (B, D)
Day 5 - Bamberg
Your first port of call is Bamberg, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour includes the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town and the city's charming streets lined with 18th century mansions. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Würzburg
Known as the ìPearl of the Romantic Road,î Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. A highlight of your day will be a visit to the magnificent Bishop's Residenz, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Miltenberg
Located on the River Main, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village featuring beautiful medieval and renaissance houses and the gothic Merchant Hall. You'll encounter all of this and other cultural and historic landmarks on today's walking tour of the city. This afternoon, learn how to bake a local soft cookie specialty. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 8 - Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge / Koblenz
Today's port of call is Rüdesheim, the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town. Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum for a nice surprise. After a special treat, take advantage of some free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. Back on your river cruise vessel, sail along to the dramatic Rhine Gorge, arguably the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary Lorelei Rock on the way to the 2,000-year-old city of the Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive equestrian statue of Wilhelm I. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Cochem
Arrive in Cochem and visit Reichsburg Castle, which sits atop a conical hill covered in vines offering superb views of the town and river valley below. Later, as you cruise the peaceful curves of the river, it will be clear that Moselle is an important wine-growing region, best known for the Riesling grape. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 10 - Trier, Germany / Remich, Luxembourg
Trier is Germany's oldest city and today's port of call. The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and still gives access to the town center today. After visiting this historic site, cruise to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Overnight vessel. (B, L, D)
Day 11 - TGV to Paris
Say goodbye to your crew after breakfast and travel to Metz where you'll board a high-speed train for the journey to Paris. Upon arrival, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight Hilton Arc de Triomphe (B)
Day 12 - Paris
Today embark on a city tour to the city's most popular sights including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower. Overnight Hilton Arc de Triomphe.
Day 13 - Paris
Your rail and river cruise adventure comes to an end after breakfast today. (B)
Dates & Prices
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|15th June 2015||$4,129||Book Now|
|13th July 2015||$4,029||Book Now|
|10th August 2015||$4,029||Book Now|
|24th August 2015||$4,179||Book Now|
|5th October 2015||$4,029||Book Now|
|2nd November 2015||$3,629||Book Now|
|15th June 2015||$5,078||Book Now|
|13th July 2015||$4,978||Book Now|
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|24th August 2015||$5,128||Book Now|
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|2nd November 2015||$4,578||Book Now|
|13th July 2015||$5,828||Book Now|
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|24th August 2015||$5,978||Book Now|
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|2nd November 2015||$5,428||Book Now|
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Deluxe Stateroom: Departs 15th June 2015 ($4,129), 13th July 2015 ($4,029), 10th August 2015 ($4,029), 24th August 2015 ($4,179), 5th October 2015 ($4,029), 2nd November 2015 ($3,629)
Panorama Suite: Departs 15th June 2015 ($5,078), 13th July 2015 ($4,978), 10th August 2015 ($4,978), 24th August 2015 ($5,128), 5th October 2015 ($4,978), 2nd November 2015 ($4,578)
Royal Suite: Departs 13th July 2015 ($5,828), 10th August 2015 ($5,828), 24th August 2015 ($5,978), 5th October 2015 ($5,828), 2nd November 2015 ($5,428)
Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Single prices are available upon request; triple are not available. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Port charges of $105 additional