Europe’s Rivers & Castles (Nuremberg to Luxembourg)

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Europe’s Rivers & Castles (Nuremberg to Luxembourg)



Tour Description:

This perfect journey combines three beautiful rivers, the Rhine, Main and Moselle, into one grand adventure. Cruise past historic vineyards and imposing hilltop castles. Discover how everything in Zell centers on the “Black Cat” and how it relates to wine, and learn the secrets of Trier’s Porta Nigra. Let the storybook villages of Rüdesheim, Wertheim, Bernkastel and Cochem captivate you. All along the way, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque.

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Dates & Pricing

Wednesday 04 Sep 24 — Wednesday 11 Sep 24Starting at $4,299Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 16 Oct 24 — Wednesday 23 Oct 24Starting at $4,099Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 16 Apr 25 — Wednesday 23 Apr 25Starting at $3,599Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 11 Jun 25 — Wednesday 18 Jun 25Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 09 Jul 25 — Wednesday 16 Jul 25Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 03 Sep 25 — Wednesday 10 Sep 25Starting at $4,399Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 01 Oct 25 — Wednesday 08 Oct 25Starting at $4,399Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 29 Oct 25 — Wednesday 05 Nov 25Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 15 Apr 26 — Wednesday 22 Apr 26Starting at $3,999Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 08 Jul 26 — Wednesday 15 Jul 26Starting at $4,199Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 02 Sep 26 — Wednesday 09 Sep 26Starting at $4,599Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


ITINERARY

Day 1
EMBARKATION – LUXEMBOURG CITY, LUXEMBOURG. Board your ship in Luxembourg for your Europe’s Rivers & Castles cruise.

Day 2
TRABEN-TRARBACH, GERMANY. Traben Trarbach is your gateway to fascinating Bernkastel. Walk through Bernkastel’s colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Alternatively, stay in Traben-Trarbach, a prominent wine trading center at the turn of the century, and join a guided walking tour to learn more about its history. Your tour concludes with a tasting of local wines. If you prefer a more active tour, join our guide on a cycling excursion through town. You may also join a guided hike up to the Grevenburg Castle ruins and through the village's vineyards, with a tasting of local wines awaiting at the end of the trail.

Day 3
COCHEM – KOBLENZ. Head to fairytale Cochem and visit Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, hike to Reichsburg Castle and enjoy a visit inside, or pedal through the charming town on a guided bike tour. Later in the day, sit out on your balcony or go up on the Sun Deck to marvel at the beautiful views as we cruise to Koblenz. There, you can join a guided evening walk through the charming historic town, perhaps stopping for photos at the Augenroller (eye roller) of Koblenz.

Day 4
RÜDESHEIM. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards above the Rhine River. As an alternative, head to the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers to Mainz, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour of its Old Town, brimming with quaint narrow streets, Baroque churches and half-timbered houses. You’ll also have a chance to visit the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, best known for its blue Chagall windows.

Day 5
WERTHEIM, GERMANY. Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany.

Day 6
WÜRZBURG, GERMANY. Enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to Würzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road.

Day 7
ELTMANN, GERMANY. Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day.

Day 8
NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to the ship in Nuremberg as you prepare for your return flight home.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.