Grand German Sojourn (Eastbound) 202011 DAYS FROM ONLY $3748
e marvelous Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum for German ditties played by some of its 350 self-playing instruments. Your Rhine River cruise continues with visits to Mainz and Würzburg. In Mainz, take a guided excursion to magnificent Heidelberg Castle, then visit a Main River Village for a picturesque day in Bavaria. Würzburg will delight you with a guided tour of its Old Main Bridge, fortress, and frescoed ceiling of its baroque Bishop’s Residenz along the famed Romantic Road. Your Main River cruise portion flows into Bavaria’s largest wine-producing region with a visit to Kitzingen. Your guided tour will share legends of folklore, followed by a leisurely sail to stroll the quaint town of Volkach and its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. In Bamberg, enter a world where imperial dynasties lived with a guided tour of its Romanesque cathedral amid the seven hills crowned with churches. We recommend toasting your German river cruise with a sweet and savory Rauchbier (smoked beer) before cruising to Nuremberg for disembarking your ship.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 4 Boppard–Rüdesheim: free time in Boppard; special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great VatDay 6 Main river village: guided walkDay 7 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 8 Kitzingen—Volkach: guided tours; beer tasting on boardDay 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.