Bavaria & the Romantic Rhine

Join us as we glide through two of nature’s corridors, which lead you through the heart of Europe and reveal the beautiful sights and fascinating history of Germany. Our cruise starts in Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands. Enjoy the open landscape before the riverbanks rise dramatically on either side and medieval castles assert a commanding presence – this is the Rhine Gorge, a stretch of the river celebrated for its evident beauty and mysterious legends. We then join the Main River and stop to explore Miltenberg, the pearl of the river and Würzburg, before following the Main Danube canal as far as Nuremberg. With the comforts of our 4 star ship to enjoy every day, you have the perfect balance of relaxing and exploring.
Day 1: Embark in Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Cologne
This morning you are free to explore Amsterdam's many attractions. There are many museums to look round included the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, take a relaxing cruise along the historic canals or browse the shops in the inner city. We cast off this afternoon for Cologne.

Day 3: Cologne
Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along to the largest city on the Rhine, Cologne. You have free time to explore the 2000 year old city. The twin spired Cologne Cathedral can be seen from the banks of the Rhine and there are many museums and galleries to browse as well.

Day 4: Cologne – Rüdesheim
Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along the Rhine, which leads us through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Lorelei. We stop at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim where you can enjoy many highlights on our optional excursion, including a cable car ride for panoramic views across the Rhine valley. This evening we enjoy Rüdesheim at leisure or include an excursion to visit a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s delicious wine.

Day 5: Rüdesheim – Mainz
Mainz is a fascinating city heralded as the wine capital of Germany. Here you have the morning free to explore or join our optional coach excursion visiting the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university.

Day 6: Miltenberg - Würzburg
This morning you can enjoy free time to explore historic Miltenberg, the pearl of the river Main. The half-timbered houses fill the Old Market Place. The oldest part of the town sits between the Main River and the mountain Greinberg. This afternoon we set sail for Würzburg.

Day 7: Würzburg
This morning you are free to explore the city of Würzburg, which served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for centuries. Join our optional excursion to visit Würzburg Palace – one of the finest pieces of baroque art in the world – its 8th-century church and the Fortress Marienberg.

Day 8: Bamberg
We arrive in Bamberg in the afternoon, which is located at the start of the Main-Danube canal. Surrounded by seven hills, it boasts the most intact centre in Germany with the old town listed as a world heritage site because of its authentic medieval appearance. Join our city tour to enjoy the main sights including the cathedral, Altenburg Castle, the Old Town Hall and the former Benedictine Monastery. This evening we cruise along the Main-Danube canal towards Nuremberg.

Day 9: Disembark in Nuremberg
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark our ship for our return journey to the UK.

MS Serenity

This 4 star ship exudes luxury and style that combines effortlessly with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Accommodation for 190 passengers is split over three decks, which are all accessible by a lift. The ship facilities include a restaurant, two bars and sun deck. Excellent service and attention to detail are the priority of the captain and crew so all your customers need to worry about is enjoying the views. The spacious and attractive lounge bar is situated on the Panorama Deck and provides a great place to relax on board the ship as you watch the scenery pass by. The Panorama restaurant on the Middle Deck serves international cuisine along with traditional local dishes, freshly prepared by an on board chef. Breakfast is a buffet style with hot and cold options. Lunch is buffet or waiter service depending on the itinerary for the day. The evening meal is a waiter service, four course meal with choice of main course. All cabins have outside views, climate control, en-suite shower facilities, hairdryers, TV, safe and ample storage space. The ship offers three styles of cabin: Main Deck, Middle Deck and Panorama Deck, all of which have been designed and maintained to the highest standard for a comfortable stay.

MS Serenity

8 Nights Full Board
6th June 2019
Twin from £1014pp
Twin for Sole Use Supplement from £489
Supplements will apply for Middle & Upper Deck Cabins

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage & welcome glass of sparkling wine
• Choice of main & tea/coffee after dinner
• Early risers & mid-morning tea/coffee
• Hot & cold buffet breakfast
• 3 course lunch on 6 days
• Tea/coffee after lunch
• Late night snacks served in the bar each night
• Captain’s farewell dinner & party on 1 night
• Live entertainment from ship’s musician on each night
• On-board entertainment on at least 2 nights
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£1,014 for 9 days

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Features of this tour

Highlights of your cruise
• Cruise along part of the Main-Danube Canal, the Main River and the Rhine River
• See the striking scenery of the dramatic Rhine Gorge
• Hear about the legends of the Lorelei Rock
• See the gothic masterpiece that is Cologne Cathedral