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Central European Experience – Westbound 2019 - 10 days Prague to Remich

Central European Experience – Westbound 2019

10 days Prague to Remich

Starting at $3,219


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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This Central European river cruise will take you from the gothic skyline of Prague to Remich on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.

It begins with two overnights in Prague, one of Europe’s most magical cities. You’ll see Prague’s best-known treasures like St. Vitus Cathedral, a gothic masterpiece that dominates the skyline.

Your river cruise will get underway as you sail through the Main Danube Canal with stops in some of Germany’s most intriguing cities. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. See ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water.

In the heart of the Moselle region, the wine village of Bernkastel, surrounded by Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses which have been standing since the Middle Ages. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed wines of the area.

Along the enchanting Moselle River, 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 European river cruise through Central Europe comes to a close in the Luxembourg city of Remich. You’ll take many beautiful memories with you to recall this fantastic trip on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.


Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Prague: welcome to Czech Republic
Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg, guided tour; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Bamberg: guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall
Day 5 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 6 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 7 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 8 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting
Day 9 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing in Trier, see the Porta Nigra
Day 10 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 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires Stroll through the exquisite streets of the city and spend a free evening in one of Prague’s cafés for dinner and Czech Beer

Day 2 PRAGUE
The Charles Bridge and Europe’s Best Beer CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical Clock. Later, you may decide to join a Guided Optional Excursion as your expert local guide reveals the secrets of Prague with a visit to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots. Take time to mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner Lager beside the Vltava River
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Day 3 PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Living Heritage and History Lessons The morning travel to Nuremberg, Germany. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
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Day 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 10 REMICH (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am.

Accommodations

PragueLuxembourg
InterContinental Praha
Superior First-Class

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