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Legends of the Moselle, Rhine and Main
(Nuremberg to Trier)

8 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Nuremberg
Welcome to Nuremberg. Transfer to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. The city is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea. Some of the locks are as high as 25 metres, with only inches on each side; the navigation of them showcases the Captain's skill. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board. (D)
Day 2 Bamberg
Relax on board this morning as we cruise through the Main–Danube Canal, to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation on your guided city tour. Perhaps try a smoked beer, a specialty brew considered a delicacy to the area. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Wurzburg
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork. (B,L,D)

Discover More: Wine tasting at Staatliche Hofkeller (extra expense)

Day 4 Wurzburg
Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being 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. Emerald Active: Guided hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike). (B,L,D)
Day 5 Koblenz
Cruise to the 2000 year old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a guided walking tour before free time to wander through the town and take in the views from the cable car. Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing through countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pflazgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Traben Trarbach - Bernkastel
Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. On this morning’s guided walking tour, stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. Return to your ship for lunch and sail on to Trier. Emerald Plus: Wine Tasting. (B,L,D)

Discover More: Morning guided biking tour from Traben Trarbach to Bernkastel (22 KM) - (extra expense)

Day 7 Trier
This morning explore the ruins of the old city baths, once a hive of activity during ancient times and the Porta Nigra, the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps on your guided walking tour of Trier. Enjoy time at leisure before lunch on board. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Trier - Disembarkation
After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight. (B)
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All This Included

Superb Services

  • Emerald Waterways Luxury Ships
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Free airport transfers
  • 7 nights on a luxury European river ship

Premium Inclusions

  • Explore 7 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during our included tours and shore excursions
  • Guided Tour of Bamberg
  • Guided Tour of Würzburg
  • Walking Tour of Koblenz
  • Sail along the beautiful Moselle River
  • Guided Tour of Trier

Emerald PLUS

  • Wine Tasting in Bernkastel

Emerald ACTIVE

  • Guided hike to Wertheim Castle

Dining Highlights

  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while cruising
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Star
  • 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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