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Medieval Germany River Cruise

8 days from only €1,819pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Visit to Mainz – capital of the Rhineland and once home to Gutenberg
  • See the attractive medieval towns of Wertheim & Miltenberg
  • Enjoy a guided tour of elegant Würzburg
  • Discover the Romantic Road plus picturesque and beautifully preserved 16th century Rothenburg
  • Guided tour of medieval Bamberg, one of Europe’s most beautiful small cities
  • Tour of Nuremberg – steeped in modern and ancient history
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your arrival day until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager
  • Return flights and transfers included

Selected departures up to September 2018 and May to September 2019

8.6 out of 10  
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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
7 visits & tours
Full board
Expert cruise director
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Checked Luggage
All port charges & airport taxes
 

Overview

Explore Medieval Germany in its purest form, cruise the  gentle meanders of the Main and mighty Danube discovering the aptly named Romantic Road, the twisting streets of medieval Bamberg, enchanting Rothenburg and fascinating Nuremberg. Following embarkation in Mainz we enjoy a leisurely start with time to explore this pretty town, with its stunning Romanesque cathedral and timber-clad buildings, at the very scenic heart of the country’s famous winelands. Our cruise along the Main with its characteristic meandering bends takes us firstly to idyllic Miltenberg, a fantastically well-preserved medieval village set against a spectacular backdrop of lush green forests and rolling hillsides.

Then it’s on to delightful Wertheim, off the well-trodden tourist trail, its ancient castle standing proud over the neat, pretty houses and colourful market square below. Further delights are uncovered as we arrive in Wurzburg, the most elegant of Bavarian cities, crowned by the stunning Baroque palace, a relic of a bygone age. Take the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on our optional tour for spectacular views of the river below as it winds its way through this fairy-tale land. The beauty of Bamberg never fails to enchant as our cruise arrives in undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Europe. Sitting atop lush green hills, the spires of the stunning cathedral stretch to the sky above, whilst below the winding streets and quaint squares are a delight to explore. More picture perfect views  as we awake in historic Nuremberg, synonymous with the Second World War, but today an intriguing and stunning city once again with its ornate Gothic church and bustling market, a fitting finale to our magical cruise along one of Europe’s most spectacular waterways.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager. Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Due to locks and low bridges the rear main part of the sun deck will be closed between Mainz and Nuremberg. The other outside areas in front of the lounge, the lido bar and the lower section of the sun deck in front of the wheel house are still accessible.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from €119 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

The cost of the drinks package is €119 pp for 2018 departures and €129 pp for 2019 departures.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Susie and Peter Recommend…

'Just as Gutenberg’s Bibles speak to us from the past, so today’s wine and beer cultures in the historic Rhineland and Bavaria evoke timeless truths. For one, just how delicious this part of the world is. In Würzburg you have one of the great wine capitals of the world. Bavaria’s Franconia (or Franken) is famous not only for its intense yet elegant wines but also for its distinctively wide, round, flat wine bottle known as the Bocksbeutel (holder of many a candle). As for the beer, Franconia has more breweries per square mile than almost any other place on the planet: try the local smoky Rauchbier.'

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards

Useful Information

Low Locks & Bridges

Due to locks and low bridges along this stretch of river, the rear main part of the sun deck will be closed between Mainz and Nuremberg. The other outside areas in front of the lounge, the lido bar and the lower section of the sun deck in front of the wheel house are still accessible.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Frankfurt Airport Mainz 45 mins
Munich Airport Nuremburg 2 hrs

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: €250 per person
  • Flight Time:  Approx. 1 hr 50 mins
  • Language: German
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Germany

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.