11 days from $5 649 pp*
  • Embark on a luxurious 7 day river cruise through Germany’s picturesque towns.
  • Enjoy leisurely strolls through the grounds of fairytale castles.
  • Visit the Olympic Tower for spectacular views of Munich.
  • Explore the ruins and casemates of the Bock cliffs.
  • Featuring nights in charming hand picked hotels.
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Embark on a European rivers and castles journey between Luxembourg and Nuremberg. Embark your ship and visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany and continue along the meandering Mosel River Valley, famous for Europe’s steepest vineyards. Visit the charming towns of Bernkastel and Cochem, sampling Mosel vintages along the way. Then, cruise through the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, dotted with picturesque castles from Koblenz to Rüdesheim. Enter the Main River and stop at the medieval towns of Miltenberg, Wertheim and Bamberg before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg.

Available Cruise Departure Dates:

Nuremberg-Luxembourg (2015): May 19, Jun 23, Jul 28, Aug 25, Sep 29, Oct 27

Luxembourg-Nuremberg (2015): May 26, Jun 30, Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3

*Please note cruise itinerary and activities may be subject to slight modifications based on seasonality.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Munich
    Munich
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 2 Munich
    Munich
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Olympiaturm and BMW Museum (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(3)
  • Day 3 Munich to Nuremberg to Nuremberg, Germany to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    Munich to Nuremberg to Nuremberg, Germany to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Munich - Nuremberg [1.5 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(7)
    • Embarkation
    • Dinner on Board
    • Port Charges
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Bamberg to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    Bamberg to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Walking Tour & Smoked Beer Tasting
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Kitzingen to Wurzburg to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    Kitzingen to Wurzburg to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Walking Tour & Wine Tasting
    • Lunch on Board
    • Shared - City Tour & Residenz Palace. Optional Rothenburg Tour
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Wertheim to Miltenberg to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    Wertheim to Miltenberg to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - City Tour OR Guided Bike Tour
    • Lunch on Board
    • Shared - Walking Tour
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Mainz to Rudesheim to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    Mainz to Rudesheim to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Walking Tour
    • Lunch on Board
    • Shared - Siegfried's Music Museum OR Heidelberg Excursion
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Cochem to Zell, Germany to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    Cochem to Zell, Germany to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Walking Tour & Reichsburg Castle OR Mosel Valley Bike Tour
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    • Shared - Wine Fest
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Trier to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    Trier to Europe River & Castle Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Shared - City Tour
    • Dinner on Board
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Remich to Luxembourg City
    Remich to Luxembourg City
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Disembark
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - City tour (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
  • Day 11 Luxembourg City
    Luxembourg City
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
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Day 1: Munich

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Accommodation: TRYP Hotel Munich (4*)(B)(Standard)

This 4-star hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Munich's main train station and the Oktoberfest site. TRYP München City Center is non-smoking and offers a free sauna, an international restaurant and rooms with satellite TV.

Each of the rooms at the TRYP München also includes a minibar, a desk and a hairdryer. Internet access via cable is available for an extra charge.

The Bodega del Sol restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It serves Spanish, Bavarian and international meals. The lobby bar is open 24 hours a day.

Theresienwiese underground station can be reached on foot in 3 minutes from the TRYP München. The main station provides quick connections to Marienplatz and throughout the city.

Munich
Munich
King's First Class Hotel
King's First Class Hotel

Day 2: Munich

Enjoy a city tour with private vehicle and guide. Start your tour with the Old town. Visit Olympiaturm and enjoy the landscape. The view of Munich, its surroundings and, if the weather is good, the Alps from the Salzkammergut to the Allgaeu Alps is just as unique as the Olympic tower itself. On April 5, 2005 the Olympic tower has even grown by 1.75 meters. A Russian specialist helicopter under Swiss flag has been used to lift off the antenna’s top end and put up a new antenna piece by piece, which from now on will provide six million TV viewers in Munich and the south of Bavaria with digital TV broadcasting. The new height of the Olympic tower is now 291.28 meters. Up here on one of the highest towers in Europe you can get away from the bustle of the city. Take a deep breath, forget everything and then relax. From the viewing platforms of the tower at a height of 190 metres, the shiny silver tent roof silhouette of the Olympic park is a brilliant example of exceptional architecture. Continue your tour with BMW Museum and its distinctive architecture in the shape of a futuristic silver bowl, which is among the most attractive museums in Munich. Entrance fees are included in the tour cost.

Accommodation: TRYP Hotel Munich (4*)(B)(Standard)
Olympic tower
Olympic tower

Day 3: Munich - Nuremberg - Nuremberg, Germany - Europe River & Castle Cruise

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Relax and enjoy the train ride from Munich to Nuremberg. Approximately 1.5 hours

Enjoy a private transfer between the Nuremberg port and your Nuernberg Hotel.

Tonight, embark your cruise ship and gather for a Welcome Dinner.

Port charges are included in your multi-day itinerary.

Accommodation: MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra

The MS AmaDolca and the MS AmaLegro, have both set a new standard in European river cruising and offer a number of features, which no other European river cruise ships can match. Each vessel carries 148 passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style and is staffed by a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.The MS AmaDolce, AmaLegro, AmaLyra, and AmaDante have all set a new standard in European river cruising and offer a number of features, which no other European river cruise ships can match. Each vessel carries 148 passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style and is staffed by a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.

Europe River & Castle Cruise
Europe River & Castle Cruise
MS AmaDolce / AmaLegro / AmaLyra / AmaDante
MS AmaDolce / AmaLegro / AmaLyra / AmaDante

Day 4: Bamberg - Europe River & Castle Cruise

This morning you will arrive in the medieval town of Bamberg where you will enjoy a walking tour of this picturesque town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses. Sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise, now on the Main River. After departing Bamberg you will cruise to the Main River town of Schweinfurt, and enjoy an evening walk.

Accommodation: MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra
Bamberg Cathedral
Bamberg Cathedral

Day 5: Kitzingen - Wurzburg - Europe River & Castle Cruise

This morning you will arrive in Kitzingen. On your walking tour, you’ll see the famous Leaning Tower, built during the 13th century, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church and the Renaissance Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar. You will taste several different wines, learning first-hand about wine history and production in the region.

In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different tours. You can choose the Wurzburg Tour and Residenz visit, during which you will see the major sights, including the Residenz Palace and gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Europe’s foremost examples of baroque architecture and design. In the alternative, take a guided bike tour from Kitzengen to Wurzburg (capacity controlled).

Optional:
Enjoy an optional tour to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum.
To participate in the optional tour, please contact your sales specialist.

Accommodation: MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra
Romantic Road in Wurzburg
Romantic Road in Wurzburg

Day 6: Wertheim - Miltenberg - Europe River & Castle Cruise

This morning, you will tour Wertheim, located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. The town has retained much of its medieval Franconian character, which you will discover on your walking tour of the historic city center. In the alternative, a guided bike tour from Wertheim (capacity controlled) will take you along the Main River Valley.

Cruise during lunch time to Miltenberg, arriving in the afternoon for a guided walking tour along cobble-stone streets lined with gabled, half-timbered houses. Tonight, the ship sails leaving Bavaria, Franconia and the Main River behind.

Accommodation: MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra
Miltenberg
Miltenberg

Day 7: Mainz - Rudesheim - Europe River & Castle Cruise

Early this morning, you will cruise on the Rhine River, where you will see the stunning beauty of the Rhine castles and the infamous Lorelei Rock as we sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge. Arrive in Mainz after breakfast and take a walking tour of beautiful Mainz, where you will see the famous Gutenberg Museum, home of the world’s first printed bible.

In the afternoon, arrive in Rudesheim and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses one of the greatest collections of robotic and self-playing musical instruments of the 18th-20th centuries. In the alternative, chose an excursion to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled Heidelberg Castle, the Great Vat and also take a walking tour of Old Heidelberg. Tonight, the ship cruises to Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Mosel and Rhine rivers.

Accommodation: MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra
Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle

Day 8: Cochem - Zell, Germany - Europe River & Castle Cruise

Today, visit the fairytale village of Cochem, surrounded by the scenic wine villages of the Mosel Valley. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses before taking a guided tour of Reichsburg Castle. Situated high above Cochem, the castle grounds boast spectacular views of the River Mosel. In the alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour (capacity controlled) of the scenic Mosel Valley.

This evening, continue past hillside vineyards to Zell, where a welcoming wine fest awaits you. Experience the hospitality of Zell with a visit by the Mayor and Wine Queen.

Accommodation: MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra
Reichsburg Castle
Reichsburg Castle

Day 9: Trier - Europe River & Castle Cruise

This afternoon, arrive in Trier, Germany’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rich ancient Roman history. On your guided tour, you will see the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate, dating back to 180 A.D.

Accommodation: MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra
Porta Nigra Gate
Porta Nigra Gate

Day 10: Remich - Luxembourg City

After breakfast, disembark the ship in Remich, Luxembourg, as your cruise journey has come to an end.

Enjoy a private port transfer with a private driver and vehicle.

Meet your private driver and guide at your hotel for a full-day city tour of Luxembourg today. You'll be guided through the most impressive sights of the city and making stops to see the Luxembourg Castle (exterior) in addition to the Cathedral of Notre Dame, with its magnificent Gothic Revival architecture. You'll see the town fortifications, dating back to the 10th century, which played a major role in Luxembourg's addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Admire the Grand Ducal Palace - the residence of the Grand Duke, and where he performs his duties as head of state. Drive to the Gëlle Fra war memorial, standing tall to commemorate the more than one thousand Luxembourg volunteers who fought on the Allied Forces in WWI. You can see the Bock cliffs which are home to the ruins of a 10th century castle, and network underground passages called casemates. See the Neumünster Abbey and visit the lively Place d'Armes: a beautiful square the old town. At the end of your day you'll have a return transfer to the hotel. Admissions (if desired), are payable on the spot.

Accommodation: Novotel Luxembourg Centre (4*)

The Novotel Luxembourg Centre is located in the UNESCO World Heritage listed historic centre of Luxembourg, 3 minutes from the train station connected by the TGV high-speed train services. It features 150 modern and comfortable rooms, a bar, and a restaurant. Take advantage of the fitness centre and the many nearby tourist attractions and activities.

Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Novotel Luxembourg Centre
Novotel Luxembourg Centre

Day 11: Luxembourg City

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Accommodation:
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
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TRYP Hotel Munich (4*)(B)(Standard): Munich

This 4-star hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Munich's main train station and the Oktoberfest site. TRYP München City Center is non-smoking and offers a free sauna, an international restaurant and rooms with satellite TV.

Each of the rooms at the TRYP München also includes a minibar, a desk and a hairdryer. Internet access via cable is available for an extra charge.

The Bodega del Sol restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It serves Spanish, Bavarian and international meals. The lobby bar is open 24 hours a day.

Theresienwiese underground station can be reached on foot in 3 minutes from the TRYP München. The main station provides quick connections to Marienplatz and throughout the city.

King's First Class Hotel
King's First Class Hotel
King's First Class - reception
King's First Class - reception

MS AMA AmaDolce / AmaLyra: Europe River & Castle Cruise

The MS AmaDolca and the MS AmaLegro, have both set a new standard in European river cruising and offer a number of features, which no other European river cruise ships can match. Each vessel carries 148 passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style and is staffed by a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.The MS AmaDolce, AmaLegro, AmaLyra, and AmaDante have all set a new standard in European river cruising and offer a number of features, which no other European river cruise ships can match. Each vessel carries 148 passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style and is staffed by a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.

MS AmaDolce / AmaLegro / AmaLyra / AmaDante
MS AmaDolce / AmaLegro / AmaLyra / AmaDante

Novotel Luxembourg Centre (4*): Luxembourg City

The Novotel Luxembourg Centre is located in the UNESCO World Heritage listed historic centre of Luxembourg, 3 minutes from the train station connected by the TGV high-speed train services. It features 150 modern and comfortable rooms, a bar, and a restaurant. Take advantage of the fitness centre and the many nearby tourist attractions and activities.

Novotel Luxembourg Centre
Novotel Luxembourg Centre
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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