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Legends of the Moselle, Rhine and Main & Paris 2018
(Nuremberg to Paris)

11 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival Nuremberg
Welcome to Nuremberg. Transfer to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship where you will 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. (Dinner)
 
Day 2 Bamberg
Relax on board this morning as we cruise 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. This evening the Captain will be delighted to invite you to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 3 Wurzburg
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Wurzburg 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 4 Miltenberg –Wertheim
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. After your included tour of Miltenberg and free time, you will be transferred by coach to the stunning medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim to enjoy free time until the ship arrives. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Koblenz
Today you arrive in Koblenz, visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 6 Cochem
Today enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichburg Castle. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 7 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Day 8 Bernkastel Disembarkation - Paris
Today you will transfer from Bernkastel to Paris, the city of light, checking three countries off your list. First, travel from Bernkastel to Luxembourg by coach, where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, take a train from Luxembourg to Paris is also known as the city of love, for its romantic atmosphere. Stroll through the boulevards, passing by the bridges to the Eiffel Tower as it lights up at night. Included is a three night stay in Paris. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
Day 9 Paris
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Europe’s crowing city on a guided tour that passes by landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe. Continue exploring on a Seine River cruise that ends at the iconic Eiffel Tower. (Breakfast)
 
Day 10 Paris
Visit the Louvre to witness the legendary Mona Lisa smile in-person, or perhaps venture below ground to explore Paris’ vast labyrinth of catacombs. Paris is at your fingertips, waiting to be seized, and the possibilities are limitless.  This evening enjoy a scrumptious Parisian dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 11 Paris – Farewell
After breakfast transfer to Airport for your onward or homebound flight. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided Tour of Bamberg
  • Visit to Bishop’s Residenz in Wurzburg
  • Guided Tour of Miltenberg
  • Orientation Walk of Koblenz and Visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Guided Tour of Cochem
  • Guided Tour of Bernkastel
  • Guided Tour of Paris & Seine Cruise
EmeraldPLUS
  • Wine Tasting in Bernkastel
EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided hike to Wertheim Castle
  • Guided biking tour from Bernkastel to Traben Trarbach (22 KM)
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 25 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Destiny
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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