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. (Please ensure flights are arriving into Nuremberg between 13:00 and 16:00 and flights are arriving into Munich between 11:00 and 14.30)
Day 2 | Bamberg Highlights:
Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with original character and charm. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide today and enjoy the local Christmas market.
Day 3 | Würzburg 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 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: Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town (extra expense)
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. Enjoy a guided tour of Miltenberg and free time, also an opportunity to join Emerald Active, with a guided hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level; weather dependent).
Day 5 | Rüdesheim - Koblenz Highlights:
After breakfast arrive at Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns and enjoy free time to explore. Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. In the early evening we arrive into the beautiful 2,000 year old town of Koblenz.
Day 6 | Koblenz - Cologne Highlights:
The ship sails from Koblenz in the early morning, cruising along the Rhine we arrive in Cologne. Cologne’s Christmas markets are in all the city squares. 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 | Cruising - Amsterdam Highlights:
The ship sails along the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal and into Amsterdam. Join a glass top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals. Also enjoy an orientation tour of Amsterdam or why not join Emerald Active for a city guided walking tour before free time in the afternoon. This evening join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.
Day 8 | Disembarkation Amsterdam Highlights:
After breakfast, this morning you will be transferred to the airport for your onward or home bound flight.