Embarkation in Amsterdam, where the ship stays overnight.
Today you will visit Amsterdam during a *city tour including a canal cruise. In the evening our ship leaves its berth and heads towards Germany.
After a relaxing river passage, our ship moors in Düsseldorf in the afternoon. From here, a coach excursion leads to the vibrant Rhine city of *Cologne, which is explored on a sightseeing tour. Reembarkation in Cologne and continuation of the cruise.
Right at the mouth of the Moselle River into the Rhine River Koblenz is located, *walking tour through the Old Town. Then you enjoy the river cruise on the most romantic part of the Middle Rhine and past the Lorelei rock, steeped in legend. In the afternoon our ship arrives in the charming winegrowing town of Rüdesheim, *shore leave including a trip on the mini train „Winzerexpress“ into the centre, a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and a stroll through the famous Drosselgasse, lined with wine taverns. Continuation of the cruise in the evening.
Arrival in Miltenberg in the afternoon, *walking tour through the “Pearl of the Main River” with the “Schnatterloch”, surrounded by stunning half-timbered houses. Then you will go by coach along the Main River to Wertheim, also *walking tour and reembarkation.
*Sightseeing tour in Würzburg in the morning, which extends below Marienberg Fortress. The tour also includes a visit to the residence. In the afternoon coach excursion to the medieval town of *Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where you will be enchanted by the narrow alleys and squares with their romantic ambience. Return on board in Würzburg.
The last port of call on the Main is Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. *City walking tour through the landmarked city that is a synthesis between Gothic style and Baroque and dominated by the imperial cathedral.
Arrival in Nuremberg in the morning, *city tour. In the shadow of the impressing medieval castle there is the Old Town with the marketplace, Alfred Dürer‘s House and St. Mary‘s church. The afternoon is at free disposal. Continuation of the cruise in the evening.
From Kelheim you take a ride on an *excursion boat through the Danube breakthrough to the beautifully situated baroque monastery Weltenburg. Continue by coach to MS Johann Strauss in Regensburg. In the afternoon *city walking tour through the former free imperial city Regensburg. In the evening the ship continues its river cruise.
The morning is dedicated to the city of Passau, *walking tour through the charming Old Town and to the “Ortsspitz” at the junction of the rivers Ilz, Inn and Danube. Then river passage through the wonderful Danube loop near Schlögen. Technical stop in Linz in the evening. Continuation of the river cruise.
In the morning, a visit to *Stift Melk is scheduled from Emmersdorf. In the afternoon, the ship passes through the famous Danube Valley Wachau, UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Krems you enjoy some free time before the ship starts for the last section of the cruise.
After breakfast disembarkation in Vienna-Nussdorf.
20 - 31 MAY 2019
04 - 15 SEP 2019