Europe's Rivers & Castles

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An enchanting 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Nuremberg

Visit Trier, the oldest city in Germany, and continue through the meandering Mosel River Valley, its steep hillsides covered with vineyards. Visit the German villages of Bernkastel and Cochem and experience the dramatic scenery of the Rhine River Gorge, dotted with picturesque fortresses and castle ruins. Along the Main River, stop at medieval towns seemingly untouched by time before cruising through the Main-Danube Canal to historic Nuremberg.

Included Features

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board
  • All local taxes

Extend your journey with a land tour. Spend 3 nights in Paris plus 2 nights in Prague.

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Book early and EO will pay
for your gratuities
SPACE IS LIMITED AND OFFERS
ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE

This offer not valid on EO Group Departures with Guest Lecturers


Full Itinerary

LUXEMBOURG - EMBARKATION

 

Bid au revoir to Paris as you board your TGV high-speed train to Metz, then transfer to Luxembourg, one of Europe’s last independent duchies. You will have a guided walking tour of Luxembourg and stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of Gen. George Patton, before boarding the ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. The ship departs very late tonight for Germany. (B,D)

TRIER - BERNKASTEL

 

After breakfast, a guided walking tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, will introduce you to its rich Roman past. You will see the Roman Baths, Trier Cathedral, Basilica of Constantine and the Porta Nigra gate that dates back to 180 A.D. Continue on to Bernkastel, strategically located in the middle of the Mosel wine-producing region, an area that’s been cultivating wine for over 500 years. A guided walking tour through the old town center this afternoon will take you past many medieval and Renaissance buildings. You will also enjoy a winery visit to sample several different regional vintages. The ship departs later this evening and cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

KOBLENZ – RHINE RIVER GORGE – RÜDESHEIM

 

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Cochem that takes you to the spectacular hilltop Reichsburg Castle, offering fantastic views of the river valley below. Or, opt to take a walking tour of Koblenz and explore its charming town square and quaint shops. Return to the ship for a scenic afternoon cruise along the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine, with castle ruins, fortresses and the legendary Lorelei Rock. We arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. The ship moors overnight in Rüdesheim. (B,L,D)

MAINZ - HEIDELBERG

 

The ship departs Rüdesheim this morning and cruises to beautiful Mainz, arriving after lunch. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed Bible and centuries-old manuscripts and printing presses. Alternatively, travel by motor coach to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. You will visit the red-walled castle and see its Great Vat (a 49,000-gallon 18th-century wine cask), and also enjoy gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley and city below. Later this afternoon, the ship departs Mainz and cruises overnight to Wertheim. (B,L,D)

WERTHEIM

 

Welcome to Wertheim, a quaint German town known for its intricate glassworks and charming medieval architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the city followed by free time to explore on your own afterwards. Reboard your ship this evening and cruise overnight to Würzburg. (B,L,D)

WÜRZBURG - KITZINGEN

 

Head off on a guided tour of Würzburg’s major sights this morning, or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture. This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg for a walking tour and free time to explore on your own. A famous shop completely dedicated to Christmas is located here, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and other seasonal wares. If you prefer to relax in the afternoon, choose to remain on board as the ship cruises to Kitzingen. This evening the town’s Historic Court Council and honorary Wine Queen will escort you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar to sample regional wines. Later tonight, the ship sails towards Bamberg. (B,L,D)

BAMBERG

 

After arriving this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll have a guided walking tour of this medieval gem. Admire the town’s breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the serpentine streets lined with lovely houses and 18th-century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer. This evening, we cruise to Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION

 

After breakfast, you will leave the ship and take a guided tour of historic Nuremberg. You will see Gothic churches, the zeppelin field where Hitler held his infamous Nazi Party Rallies, and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. You will also have some free time on your own before transferring to Prague. (B)


2016 Departure Dates

Embarkation Ship Name Cabin Discount* Price**
09/29/16 AmaDante $250 $3599
10/06/16 AmaDante $500 $3599

* Special offer applies to Cat. E through AA based on double occupancy
** Cabin category pricing will vary

Register for any of the dates above by contacting Amy Kroslak at Educational Opportunities.

Email: akroslak@travelwithus.com
or call: 1.800.247.0017 ext. 336


Important: Dates, prices & itineraries for 2015 sailings are subject to change. Port Charges: $168 per person. Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price & Suites 100% of twin price. Single Supplement for Land: $700 per person. Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size). *Balcony Celebration promotional pricing applicable to select dates in balcony stateroom categories C-AA (excludes categories E, D, Single, A+, AA+ and Suites). Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, are limited to availability, are capacity controlled and are subject to change or termination without notice.