Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to Nuremberg, a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship.
Day 2 | Bamberg Highlights:
This morning we arrive at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with original character and charm. At the centre of the town is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
Day 3 | Wurzburg Highlights:
Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg followed by a visit to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Discover More: Tour to Rothenburg (extra expense) – passengers on this tour will not be able to attend the included walking tour of Würzburg
Day 4 | Miltenberg Highlights:
Travel to the picturesque village of Miltenberg on the Main River. The village creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in the middle ages and the Old Town is lined with well–preserved half–timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Take a guided tour of Miltenberg village or join Emerald Active: Guided hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike).
Day 5 | Rudesheim Highlights:
After breakfast arrive at Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Take the cable car up to the impressive Germania monument with stunning views of the Rhine Valley. Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. We will pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses.
Day 6 | Cologne Highlights:
The ship sails from Koblenz in the early morning, cruising along the Rhine we arrive in Cologne. Founded by the Romans, Cologne is one of Germany’s oldest cities and is famous for its magnificent World–heritage listed Gothic Cathedral and market squares lined with cafes, shops and beer halls. This evening the captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Discover More: Take a tour to Drachenburg Castle (extra expense & must be pre booked) with guided tour of Cologne afterwards.
Day 7 | Amsterdam Highlights:
The ship sails along the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal and into Amsterdam. This morning join a glass top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals and a guided walking tour around the famous landmarks of Amsterdam. You then have free time in the afternoon to visit the Rijks Museum or Van Gogh Museum, or simply enjoy the lively atmosphere and watch the world go by.
Day 8 | Amsterdam – Disembarkation Highlights:
After breakfast, your tour concludes and you will be transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.