Medieval Germany River Cruise

8 days from only $2,119pp

Explore Medieval Germany in its purest form, cruise the  gentle meanders of the Main and mighty Danube discovering the aptly named Romantic Road, the twisting streets of medieval Bamberg, enchanting Rothenburg and fascinating Nuremberg.

PERFECT FOR... Exploring quintessential medieval Germany, the aptly named Romantic Road, and some of Bavaria’s most enchanting towns and cities.

  • Visit to Mainz – capital of the Rhineland and once home to Gutenberg
  • See the attractive medieval towns of Wertheim & Miltenberg
  • Enjoy a guided tour of elegant Würzburg
  • Discover the Romantic Road plus picturesque and beautifully preserved 16th century Rothenburg
  • Guided tour of medieval Bamberg, one of Europe’s most beautiful small cities
  • Tour of Nuremberg – steeped in modern and ancient history
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your arrival day until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager
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At a Glance
Currencies: Euro
Deposit: $400 per person
Languages: German
Country: Germany
 

Overview

Following embarkation in Mainz we enjoy a leisurely start with time to explore this pretty town, with its stunning Romanesque cathedral and timber-clad buildings, at the very scenic heart of the country’s famous winelands. Our cruise along the Main with its characteristic meandering bends takes us firstly to idyllic Miltenberg, a fantastically well-preserved medieval village set against a spectacular backdrop of lush green forests and rolling hillsides. Then it’s on to delightful Wertheim, off the well-trodden tourist trail, its ancient castle standing proud over the neat, pretty houses and colourful market square below. Further delights are uncovered as we arrive in Wurzburg, the most elegant of Bavarian cities, crowned by the stunning Baroque palace, a relic of a bygone age. Take the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on our optional tour for spectacular views of the river below as it winds its way through this fairy-tale land. The beauty of Bamberg never fails to enchant as our cruise arrives in undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Europe. Sitting atop lush green hills, the spires of the stunning cathedral stretch to the sky above, whilst below the winding streets and quaint squares are a delight to explore. More picture perfect views  as we awake in historic Nuremberg, synonymous with the Second World War, but today an intriguing and stunning city once again with its ornate Gothic church and bustling market. 

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, coach travel as mentioned and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Relax, all this is included

  • 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, all with river views
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails and dinner, plus the Captain’s Dinner
  • 8 visits and tours including guided tours of Bamberg, Würzburg and Nuremberg; and visits to Rothenburg, Mainz, Wertheim and Miltenberg
  • Complimentary coffee and tea on board all day
  • Complimentary water in your cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • 5-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and tour manager
  • All port charges
  • No surcharges guaranteed

Drinks Package

A drinks package is available, at a cost of $129 per person for this cruise. This includes the following with lunch and dinner: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rose house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu.

The drinks package must be added to your booking prior to departure you can do this by calling the reservations team. 

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase, so you certainly won't be missing out. To see an example wine list please see our information regarding life on board.

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