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Along the Danube and the Rhine - Following the Romantic Road

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: VIENNA
Boarding in Vienna in the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Departure of the boat in the end of the afternoon toward Passau. Dinner on board.

DAY 2: VIENNA - PASSAU
Full board on board. Day spend sailing on one of the prettiest stretches of the Danube; the Strudengau, famous in times gone by for its whirlpools, the Nibelungengau and all its legends. Dancing afternoon on board. Arrival in the end of the afternoon in Passau. Free time or discovery of the city with our accompanist. A university town with a rich musical and theatrical heritage, Passau's beautiful baroque buildings and romantic narrow streets will linger long in your memory. Return on board and continuation of the cruise to Regensburg.

DAY 3: PASSAU - REGENSBURG - NUREMBERG
Morning spend sailing. Full board on board. Arrival in Regensburg during the afternoon. Regensburg is the fourth largest city in Bavaria, and an important industrial center (BMW, Siemens, Triumph). Its historic center has many well-preserved buildings and artifacts accumulated during some 2,000 years of existence. Guided tour of Regensburg. Return on board in Kelheim. Evening of entertainment. Night spend sailing to Nuremberg.

DAY 4: NUREMBERG - ROTHENBURG - BAMBERG
Full board on board. Arrival in Nuremberg early in the morning. Guided visit of the town. Nuremberg is a town that seems to come straight out of the Middle Ages. Known as the “Treasure Chest of the German Empire”, the old town is clustered around the old market square. There you'll find Gothic buildings, half-timbered houses and townhouses. Return on board in Erlangen. Afternoon spend sailing, entertainment on board. Dancing evening. Overnight in Bamberg.

DAY 5: BAMBERG - ROTHENBURG - WURZBURG
Departure toward Schweinfurt early in the morning. Full board on board. Morning spend sailing. Arrival in Schweinfurt in the beginning of the afternoon. Excursion to Rothenburg. A magnificent town located on a hill, Rothenburg is known for its well-preserved medieval old town. It has with many fine half-timbered houses and craft shops hidden away behind its wallsalong attractive, narrow streets. Rothenburg is an absolute “must-see” along the Romantic Road. Return on board in Gerlachshausen. Continuation of the cruise to Würzburg. Arrival during the night.

DAY 6: WURZBURG - WERTHEIM
Full board on board. Visit of Würzburg (residence of the bishop princes). Built on the right bank of the Main, Würzburg is a wonderful stop on the Romantic Road. It has a truly idyllic setting among vineyards located under the shadows of its imposing citadel - a lasting symbol of the power of the bishop princes. Return on board in Karlstad. Cruise to Wertheim.

DAY 7: WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG - ASCHAFFENBURG
Full board on board. Arrival during the morning in Miltenberg. Discovery of the town with our accompanist. Visit of the market square surrounded by half-timbered houses, as well as the Main Street and the Old Town Hall. Such attractions are why Miltenberg deserves its nickname, the “Pearl of the Main”. Cruise to Aschaffenburg.

DAY 8: ASCHAFFENBURG - FRANKFURT - MAINZ
Full board on board. Departure of the cruise to Frankfurt. Visit of the city. A bustling business city and major commercial center, Frankfurt's eclectic mix of ancient and modern astonishes and delights visitors. Return on board and cruise to Mainz. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main, with its 1,000-year-old cathedral towering over the town, Mainz is the town of Gutenberg and has strong links with both the past and the present day. Arrival in the end of the afternoon. Discovery of the city with our accompanist. Gala dinner and evening. Cruise to Strasbourg.

DAY 9: MAINZ - STRASBOURG
Buffet breakfast on board. Morning spend sailing, entertainment on board. Lunch on board and cruise to Strasbourg. Passing through the two largest locks on the Rhine, the Iffezheim and Gambsheim. Arrival in the beginning of the afternoon. Disembark. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Regensburg, in the heart of Bavaria, one of the oldest towns in Germany
  • Nuremberg, attractive and medieval, 2nd largest town in Bavaria after Munich
  • Rothenburg, medieval city with preserved city walls and renowned Franconian wine – an un-missable stop along the Romantic Road
  • Wurzburg, starting point of the famous Romantic Road created by the Romans
  • Miltenberg, historic old town with half-timbered houses and the oldest German inn
  • Frankfurt, often called Mainhattan, 3rd best city for business in Europe
  • Mainz, ancient Roman city and birthplace of Gutenberg
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D9
  • Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • The excursions mentioned in the program
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • The gala dinner and evening
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Beethoven
Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • You must have a valid passport to travel. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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