Central European Experience – Cruise Only Westbound 2019 - 8 days Nuremberg to Remich

Central European Experience – Cruise Only Westbound 2019

8 days Nuremberg to Remich

Starting at $2,899


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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This Central European river cruise will take you across Germany to Luxembourg on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.

You will embark on your river cruise in Nuremberg, Germany, and sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal to Bamberg. Marvel at the 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)—built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River.

Enjoy a visit to Wurzburg, also called the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” and see the magnificent baroque Bishop’s Residenz and the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. There will be many historical sites to see, but you’ll also have time to relax, do some shopping, and stop in a Konditorei (German pastry and coffee shop) for a delicious local favourite and experience a German afternoon tradition!

Your river cruise will continue through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most enchanting stretch of the Rhine River. See ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Get a chance to try some of the best wines Germany has to offer in the wine village of Bernkastel, home to Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards. This beautiful area will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses which have been standing since the Middle Ages.

The opportunities to discover new experiences and historic treasures are countless on this fabulous river cruise vacation as you make your way to the ancient city of Trier, Germany—believed to be even older than Rome. Many remnants of ancient Rome can still be found, such as imperial baths and the Roman Bridge, with stone pilings dating from 144-152 AD.

Your cruise on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers will stay with you for a long time to come as you reflect on your priceless experiences and a lot of memories along the way!


Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
Day 3 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 4 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 5 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 6 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting
Day 7 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
Day 8 Remich (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1 NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 4 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
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Day 2 BAMBERG
One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches. This evening, enjoy onboard entertainment. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
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Day 3 WÜRZBURG
A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco. Explore the city on your own or visit a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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Day 4 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM
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Day 5 RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR; DISCOVERY Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting. Cruise through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BERNKASTEL
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Day 6 BERNKASTEL
Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses. Spend some free time at your leisure this afternoon—with a hike to view the vast vineyard landscapes, a bike ride through the Renaissance-style village, or relax with a glass of regional wine. DISCOVERY Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REMICH
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Day 7 REMICH, LUXEMBOURG. EXCURSION TO TRIER
Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center, OR: CLASSIC Join a history-focused Roman Trier Guided Tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths. This afternoon, take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN REMICH
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Day 8 REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am.

Accommodations

Luxembourg
Le Royal
Moderate Deluxe

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12 Boulevard Royal Luxembourg Luxembourg

A centrally located 170-room property offering fresh dining options in the brasserie style restaurant where traditional dishes can be enjoyed on the flowery outdoor terrace during the summer months, innovative French cuisine is served in the gourmet restaurant and there is also a contemporary piano bar with cigar lounge. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, sauna and an indoor swimming pool and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout.
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