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Europe’s Rivers & Castles River Cruise on the Rhine, Maine, and Moselle Rivers with Guest Speaker Bishop Mike Lowry | October 28, 2025

9 days
Germany
Starting from $3149*

Join Guest Speaker Bishop Mike Lowry for Europe’s River & Castles River Cruise on the Rhine, Maine, and Moselle Rivers starting at $3149* on October 28, 2025.  You will see Bamberg, Rothenburg, Würzburg, Wertheim, Rüdesheim, Cochem, Trier, Luxembourg, and much more!

What’s Included

  • Beverages with All Meals
  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Other meals as indicated on itinerary
  • Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library & English TV Stations
  • Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush bedding in all Staterooms
  • Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
  • Free-flowing Red & White Wines from Europe’s great Wine Regions, beer & soft drinks with every Dinner
  • Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
  • Use of Bicycles to explore on your own

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 OCTOBER 28 - DEPART THE USA

Board your overnight flight to Nuremberg.

Day 2 OCTOBER 29 - NUREMBERG - EMBARKATION

Board the ship in Nuremberg for your Europe’s Rivers & Castles cruise. (D)

Day 3 OCTOBER 30 - BAMBARG

Bamberg has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterward, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Alternatively, enjoy a bike tour through Bamberg and follow your knowledgeable guide along the river to the enchanting winemaking town of Eltmann. (B,L,D)

Day 4 OCTOBER 31 - WURZBERG

Go on a full-day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road. For those not going to Rothenburg, enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. As an alternative to the walking tour and the palace visit, the more active guest may choose to venture high above the town for a hike to Würzburg Castle, which dominates the city. (B,L,D)

Day 5 NOVEMBER 1 - WETHEIM

Wertheim’s old town center still features half-timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 6 NOVEMBER 2 - RUDESHEIM - RHINE GORGE - LAHNSTEIN

Arrive in Rüdesheim, where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet, or take a ride over the vineyards of Rüdesheim in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument, and then afterwards be treated to a wine tasting. You may also hike through a Rüdesheim vineyard. Another choice today is to take a guided bike tour along the Rhine Valley, riding between the Rheingau hills and the Rhine River. Later in the day, set sail towards Lahnstein through the Rhine River Gorge, famous for its beautiful and imposing castles. Cap the day off with a visit to Lahneck Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 7 NOVEMBER 3 - COCHEM

Wake up in fairytale Cochem and visit Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. For an active alternative, set out on a panoramic hike leading to Reichsburg Castle. Or, embark on a bicycle tour from Cochem along the beautiful riverbanks of the Moselle to Beilstein and back. Along the way, enjoy the sights and sounds of the historic town center, picturesque gabled houses, and beautifully preserved landscapes. B,L,D)

Day 8 NOVEMBER 4 - TRIER

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Moselle to Trier, Germany’s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater, Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D., on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a bike tour through the historic city center and along the Moselle River; or hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. (B,L,D)

Day 9 NOVEMBER 5 - LUXEMBOURG - DISEMBARKATION

Bid au revoir to Luxembourg as you prepare for your journey home. (B)

Enhance Your Journey

Prague Starting from $975

October 25 - 29, 2025 Starting at $975*

OCTOBER 25 - DEPART THE USA

Board your overnight flight to Prague.

OCTOBER 26 - ARRIVE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and check into your hotel.

OCTOBER 27 - PRAGUE
Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

OCTOBER 28 - PRAGUE
Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the world. (B)

OCTOBER 29 - PRAGUE – EMBARKATION
Depart Prague and drive through the pastoral German countryside for a city tour of Nuremberg’s fabulous Gothic churches and impressive city walls. Later in the day, board your luxurious ship. (B,D)

*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Paris post- tour Starting from $1485

November 5 - 8, 2025 Starting at $1,485*

NOVEMBER 5 - DISEMBARKATION – PARIS, FRANCE
Disembark in Luxembourg. En route to Paris, you will stop at the American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of General George Patton. Later, you will enjoy a walking tour through Luxembourg before boarding a TGV high-speed train to Paris, where you will check into your hotel. (B)

NOVEMBER 6 - PARIS
Enjoy a tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and Place de la Concorde. You’ll pass the magnificent Opéra Garnier, the legendary Louvre and, on the Left Bank, the Sorbonne University and the Panthéon. (B)

NOVEMBER 7 - PARIS
Enjoy a visit to Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist’s enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there. For easy access to Montmartre, you’ll hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre’s most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you’ll be taken on an illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the “City of Light.” (B)

NOVEMBER 8 - RETURN TO THE USA
Bid au revoir to Paris as you prepare for your journey home.

*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, October 28, 2025
    From $3149* Register Now!
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions