Rhine-Main Discovery

8 Days
Nuremberg to Amsterdam
From (USD)
$ 2,395
Dates & Pricing

2021 Nuremberg > Amsterdam

Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey on the Rhine River. Journey from Nuremberg to Cologne, ending your river cruise in the enigmatic Amsterdam.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EANU
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Nuremberg
Return City:
Amsterdam

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Nuremberg

    Welcome to Nuremberg! You will be met at the airport and transferred to the comfortable surrounds of your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to greet you.
    This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow passengers.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bamberg

    This morning, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Bamberg awaits. Thousands of listed buildings can be found in the medieval town centre, an area bursting with character, charm and one of the best-preserved old quarters in Europe.
    Admire hundreds of ornamental façades as you explore the town with your local guide, passing the New Residence, a building that truly captures the opulence that was enjoyed by the prince bishops. Relax in the Rose Garden before witnessing the opulence of the medieval Altenburg Castle, overlooking the town.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Bamberg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Würzburg

    Set alongside the Main River, Würzburg offers a perfect introduction to the Romantic Road, one of Bavaria’s most popular tourism routes that links stunning medieval locations throughout the country. Your own charming journey of discovery will touch on the sloping vineyard-laden hills of one of the biggest wine-producing areas in Germany.
    Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Würzburg Residence, perhaps stopping to admire the Viennese Baroque architecture and secular features from Italy. Your local guide will teach you about how the architects behind the Würzburg Residence drew inspiration from a spectrum of different popular styles. After the tour, enjoy a guided walking tour of Würzburg, including the Gothic Marienkapelle and Town Hall.

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Würzburg & Visit to the Bishop Residenz

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    A tour of Rothenburg (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Wertheim - Miltenberg

    This morning, you will have the opportunity to explore the medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim independently, perhaps stopping to admire the traditional craft that has put Wertheim on the map in a local museum. Then, travel by coach to the picturesque village of Miltenberg, a place that perfectly encapsulates traditional Bavarian life.
    Enjoy a guided tour of the village, as your local guide leads you down an intricate network of cobblestone streets, each adorned with colourful houses. Centuries ago, this area benefited from trade that was brought by river traffic, and that past affluence can still be seen today.
    Alternatively, embark on an active walk to Mildenburg Castle, where a wonderful collection of artworks can be found inside of a castle that was once little more than a set of ruins.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    An active walk to Mildenburg Castle

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Miltenberg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Rüdesheim – Koblenz

    Relax on your Star-Ship this morning until we reach Rüdesheim, a town with a rich history of viticulture. When you arrive, ride the Winzerexpress to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum to see spectacular displays, including rare music boxes that have stood the test of time in a postcard-worthy building with a half-timbered façade. 
    Alternatively, enjoy an active walk through vineyards to see what makes this wine region so popular.
    After lunch, sail through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge, perhaps standing on the Sun Deck and watching for the castles and fortresses that pepper the surrounding hilltops.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    An active walk through the vineyards

    Included Excursion

    A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Instrument Museum

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cologne

    Cruise along the Rhine from Koblenz to Cologne this morning, where an illustrious 2,000-year-old history awaits. The Romans founded Cologne in 50 AD, and it is one of the oldest cities in the country. This status has granted it a number of ancient monuments, including Roman ruins and medieval structures.
    Enjoy a walking tour of the city today, as your local guide takes you through the Old Town, passing ancient bridges that survived the air raids of WWII, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral and its filigree twin towers, a recognisable aspect o the city’s skyline.
    This evening, your crew will be delighted to welcome you to your Farewell dinner.

    Included Excursion

    A guided walking tour of Cologne’s Old Town

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Amsterdam

    This morning, board a glass top canal boat cruise to venture down the UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal system that weaves across Amsterdam, passing elegant merchant’s residences that reflect the prosperity of the Dutch Golden Age, a time when Amsterdam was an important trading centre. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore at leisure. 
    Alternatively, explore on two wheels, cycling from the comfortable surrounds of your Star-Ship to Waterland, passing a number of quintessentially Dutch villages and traditional windmills along the way.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided bike tour to Waterland

    Included Excursion

    A canal cruise

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    Guided tour of Haarlem (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Depart Amsterdam

    After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and depart the Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the postcard-worthy Rhine Gorge and idyllic Dutch countryside with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

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 UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bamberg
  • Walking tour of Wurzburg & Visit to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bishop Residenz
  • Guided Tour of Miltenberg
  • Visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Museum
  • Cologne walking tour
  • Canal cruise in Amsterdam

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Active Walk to Mildenburg Castle
  • Active walk through vineyards in Rüdesheim Guided bike tour to Waterland

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

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