The Heart of Germany (Eastbound) 2020 - 6 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Nuremberg
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The Heart of Germany (Eastbound) 2020

6 Day River Cruise Frankfurt to Nuremberg

Starting at $2,099


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Explore the heart of Germany on this European river cruise from Frankfurt to Nuremberg. You’ll visit a Main River village with a guided walk through a Bavarian village. Sail to Wurzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”—and tour its baroque Bishop’s Residenz with the largest known ceiling fresco. Sail to Kitzingen in Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area, then explore the Bavarian beauty of Volkach’s half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. Enjoy a beer tasting on board your ship later. On to Bamberg, Germany’s “City of Seven Hills,” and former home of Imperial dynasties amid its seven church-crowned hilltops. Your European river cruise through the heart of Germany concludes in the historic city of Nuremberg.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Frankfurt (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Main River Village: choice of guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz, or guided hike
Day 3 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 4 Kitzingen—Volkach: guided tours; beer tasting on board
Day 5 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall
Day 6 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets

Day 2
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

Day 3
DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board

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Day 7
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am

Day 8
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Day 9
VOLKACH

Day 10
BAMBERG

Day 11
NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 12
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 13
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

Day 14
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

Day 15
Dinner

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Day 20
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Day 21 FRANKFURT, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding Flights into Frankfurt must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Sail to a beautiful Main River village while enjoying dinner on your first night on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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Day 22 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. This afternoon relax on the Sky Deck while passing along the beautiful villages on the Main River shores. Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment on board. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG
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Day 23 WÜRZBURG
A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco, OR: ACTIVE Enjoy incredible views over the northern Bavaria city of Wurzburg on a hike up to mighty hilltop Marienberg Castle.You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WÜRZBURG
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Day 24 KITZINGEN
Bavarian Wines, Legends, and Myths CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour and hear about the legend of a Countess, a shepherd, and a monastery. Explore Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area. Enjoy a leisurely sailing to Volkach at lunchtime. VOLKACH Bavarian Beauty on the Main River CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets. DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
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Day 25 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. After the tour spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
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Day 26 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Nuremberg airport before 10 am.

Accommodations

Frankfurt
Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
Deluxe

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Hochstrasse 4 Frankfurt Germany

This stylish 342-room hotel boasts an ideal location in the heart of Frankfurt city center, next to the Stock Exchange and just minutes away from the Old Opera House and historic Römer Square. Enjoy fine local and international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant or dine outdoors on the spacious terrace with beautiful park views. Unwind with an American whiskey or cocktail at the sophisticated American-style bar, or simply enjoy a Cuban coffee and delicious bites in the bar and lounge. The health club offers a half Olympic-size indoor pool, fitness equipment, a whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
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