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8 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Nuremberg
On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and transferred to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your Emerald Waterways river cruise ship in Nuremberg. Please book flights to arrive between 1.00pm and 3.00pm  in Nuremberg & between 11.00am and 2.00pm in Munich. (D)
 
Day 2 Bamberg 
This morning we arrive at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with original character and charm. At the centre of the town is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. (B,L,D)
 
Day 3 Würzburg
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg followed by a visit to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)
 
Discover More: Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town (additional cost)
 
Day 4 Miltenberg
Travel to the picturesque village of Miltenberg on the Main River. The village creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in the middle ages and the Old Town is lined with well–preserved half–timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Take a guided tour of Miltenberg village or join Emerald Active: A guided hike up to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level). (B,L,D)
 
Day 5 Rüdesheim - Koblenz 
After breakfast arrive at Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Take the cable car up to the impressive Germania monument with stunning views of the Rhine Valley. Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. We’ll pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses. In the early evening we arrive into the beautiful 2,000 year old town of Koblenz. (B,L,D)
 
Day 6 Koblenz - Cologne
The ship sails from Koblenz in the early morning, cruising along the Rhine we arrive in Cologne. Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities and is famous for its magnificent World–heritage listed Gothic Cathedral and market squares lined with cafes, shops and beer halls. This evening the captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)
 
Discover More: Take a tour to Bruhl, famous for the Augustus Palace and Falkenlust (additional cost)
 
Day 7 Cruising - Amsterdam
The ship sails along the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal and into Amsterdam. This afternoon join a glass top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals or Emerald Active: take a guided walking tour around the famous landmarks of Amsterdam. You then have free time in the afternoon to visit the Rijks Museum or Van Gogh Museum, or simply enjoy the lively atmosphere and watch the world go by. This evening join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)
 
Day 8 Depart Amsterdam
After breakfast, your tour concludes and you will be transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight. (B)  
Tour Map
All This Included
SUPERB SERVICES
  • Emerald Star Ships EXCLUSIVE to Emerald Waterways
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges included – saving you $400 per couple
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Free airport transfers
  • 7 nights on a luxury European river ship
PREMIUM INCLUSIONS
  • Explore 6 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during our included tours and shore excursions
  • In Amsterdam, take a canal boat cruise or a walking tour of the city centre
  • Take a walking tour of vibrant Cologne
  • In Rüdesheim take the cable car to the Germania monument
  • Walking tour of the medieval Bavarian town of Miltenberg or a guided hike in Wertheim
  • Absorb the sights of Würzburg on a tour
  • Take a tour of charming Bamberg
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome Reception
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner whilst cruising
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Dawn
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • 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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