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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 Day
Between Frankfurt and Nuremberg
Rhine, Main, Moselle
From * £2,295
Departing 17 July 2018
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Historic highlights like Nuremberg, Bamberg and Koblenz are yours to discover during this 8-day river cruise through Germany, which sees you travel from Frankfurt to Nuremberg via the Rhine, Main and Moselle.

Our 8-day Legends of the Moselle, Rhine and Main river cruise showcases Germany’s most fascinating historic destinations, immersing you in the distinct culture, customs and traditions of this proud European nation. The Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers provide irresistible passage through the heart of Germany, allowing you to visit wonderful destinations like Cochem, Miltenberg, Würzburg and Bamberg whilst unpacking your suitcase only once. Join us for this uniquely German river cruise, and look forward to wonderful experiences like a walking tour of Bernkastel’s enchanting 14th-century buildings; a leisurely cruise through the inimitable Rhine Gorge; a visit to the impressive monument of Wertheim Castle; and a guided tour of Bamberg’s World Heritage-listed city centre. Your journey ends amid the medieval splendour of Nuremberg, where you’ll be transferred to Munich for your return flight home. 

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Day 1
UK > Frankfurt
Return economy flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh are included in the price of your holiday. Please call for details on other regional departures which are available from selected UK airports at a supplement from £49 per person.

Arrive at Frankfurt International Airport and transfer to Bernkastel to board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2

Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have a chance to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses castle ruins and town gate. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking tour from Bernkastel to Traben Trarbach (22 KM)
Discover More: Guided Tour of Trier – (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Today you arrive at the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichburg Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Today you arrive in Koblenz, visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Miltenberg - Wertheim

Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. After your included tour of Miltenberg and free time, you will be transferred by coach to the stunning medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim to enjoy free time until the ship arrives.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Wurzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Relax on board this morning as we cruise to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nuremberg > UK
After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Nuremberg airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
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