Get ready for an unforgettable European experience which fits the wonders of Dutch waterways, the Rhine, the Main and the Main-Danube Canal, all into one cruise.
Highlights of the itinerary are the capital city of Amsterdam with its many canals and bustling streets, the cathedral city of Cologne, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and its incredible wealth of castles and winegrowing villages, the historic university city of Würzburg and the medieval town of Bamberg in Bavaria.
Along the way, pass the Main-Danube canal, an engineering marvel completed in 1992 connecting the rivers through the heart of Europe.
After embarking in the second largest town in Bavaria at midday, you have time to become familiar with your AMADEUS ship. Your cruise ship weighs anchor in the early evening and cruises along the Main-Danube Canal, putting your first river kilometers behind you. After the Welcome Cocktail in the Panorama Bar, the Welcome Dinner will be the perfect introduction to this unforgettable trip.
The Imperial city of Bamberg is a perfect place to begin your exploration. This medieval town is a UNESCCO World Cultural Heritage site. As you take in the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a stunning church, enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries. Relax onboard this afternoon while cruising the Main River.
This evening enjoy a talk about the creation and importance of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal.
Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, located in the center of the Franconian wine country. Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards. As the central hub for wineries in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings.
From Würzburg, you can venture to nearby Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in Europe. Its towers, city gates, walls, and half-timbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War. Return to the ship and continue down the river Main.
Two historic cities on the river Main are on the agenda for today or enjoy a day of cruising. In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets with its half-timbered houses and glass museum, all watched over by the two-clock tower on the hill. Continue to Miltenberg, a city flanked by the river Main and an incredible forested hillside.
In this unique town, see one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel “Zum Reisen” and the Miltenburg Castle. This is another wonderful opportunity to sample some of the region’s red wines. After a relaxing afternoon cruising, join your fellow travellers for a beautifully prepared dinner.
Today we visit the winegrowing town of Rüdesheim. After breakfast, take a guided city walk or enjoy a glass of the city’s famous Riesling wine when visiting a local vineyard. Afterwards, explore the heart of the old town of Rüdesheim - the Drosselgasse - where wine houses and garden taverns invite you to linger.
Back onboard this afternoon, cruise through the scenic passage of the Loreley.
Awake in Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany, with its skyline marked by the twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral among modern buildings. New blends with the old in this metropolis.
After a morning in the city, you may want to visit nearby Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels rock. Germany’s first nature reserve, with the world-renowned Hotel Petersberg, is a great way to spend the afternoon. Tonight is a special night on board, the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Spend the morning cruising the waterways of the Netherlands or take the opportunity to disembark in Utrecht and explore the countryside which includes a visit to a local factory to learn about Holland’s famous export – cheese. Rejoin the vessel in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. With a canal system as intricate and unique as Venice, this city is known for its 17th century architecture and many museums.
Before returning to the ship this evening, be sure to catch a glimpse of the bridge lights reflecting off the canal water.
We bid you farewell after breakfast and hope to welcome you again soon!
Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:Amsterdam → Nuremberg
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Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.
Enjoy the flexibility to choose any shore excursion of the ones listed below for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
When booking our new ALL-IN excursion package prior to departure we offer you maximum flexibility at a great value. Create your personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours from our list of exciting options in each port.
Enjoy a package of 4 pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance:
Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.
|Cruise Nuremberg - Amsterdam||Unit Price|
|Bamberg walking tour||£ 25.00|
|Würzburg with visit to the Residenz and wine tasting||£ 51.00|
|Medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber||£ 33.00|
|Miltenberg walking tour and Wertheim with glass museum||£ 36.00|
|Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum||£ 24.00|
|OR Visit to a vineyard with tasting & Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim||£ 37.00|
|Highlights of Köln with Kölsch tasting||£ 31.00|
|Visit to the Chocolate Museum (Cologne)||£ 24.00|
|OR Siebengebirge and Drachenfels castle ruins||£ 60.00|
|Holland waterland and Amsterdam with canal trip||£ 57.00|
|OR Haarlem - art, history and Dutch lifestyle||£ 33.00|
|OR Visit to the Floriade Garden show||£ 79.00|
Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.