Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Wurzburg.

8 Days
Munich to Frankfurt
From (GBP)
£ 2,495
£ 1,695
Dates & Pricing

2019 Munich > Frankfurt

Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Wurzburg.
Medieval Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns, where fascinating fortresses tell military tales. Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Würzburg, before an insightful on-board lecture on regional wine. And in Bernkastel, as a fitting conclusion to your trip, you’ll be invited totaste the town’s finest wines within a truly majestic surrounding.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWNM
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Munich
Return City:
Frankfurt

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Munich

    Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport.

    Transfer from Munich Airport to Nuremberg to board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bamberg

    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. This evening, the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Würzburg

    Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg 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.
    EmeraldPLUS: Wine tasting at the Bishop’s Residenz Cellar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Wertheim - Miltenberg

    Wertheim and Miltenberg, are both quaint villages on the Main River. Today, you will have an included tour of the picturesque Miltenberg, 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike around Miltenberg area

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz

    Today you arrive in Koblenz, where you will have a guided tour and a chance to 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.
    EmeraldPLUS: Regional wine lecture on board

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cochem

    Today enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichburg Castle. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Bernkastel

    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. Alternatively, you will have a chance to take part on a guided bike tour in the Bernkastel area. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking tour in the Bernkastel area
    EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Trier (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Frankfurt > UK

    After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Frankfurt Airport for your onward or homebound flight.

    Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided Tour of Bamberg
  • Visit to Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg
  • Guided Tour of Miltenberg
  • Tour of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Visit to Cochem and Reichburg Castle
  • Guided Tour of Bernkastel

EmeraldPLUS
  • Wine Tasting at the Bishop’s Palace
  • Regional wine lecture on board
  • Wine Tasting in Bernkastel

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided hike around Miltenberg area
  • Guided biking tour in the Bernkastel area

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability