Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Wurzburg.

8 Days
Munich to Frankfurt
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$ 4,345
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2020 Munich > Frankfurt

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8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Munich – Nuremberg

    Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you’ll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your captain and crew will warmly welcome you.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bamberg

    This morning, relax on your Star-Ship as we cruise towards Bamberg. When we arrive in Bamberg, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed charms of this ancient city are certain to delight.
    Join your local guide for a tour of Bamberg’s medieval heart, including Cathedral Square, where architecture from across the ages can be seen, and the Rose Garden at the New Residence, where carefully clipped lime trees border more than 4,000 roses of various colours.
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Bamberg with local tasting

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Würzburg

    Art, architecture and local wines are among the primary features of Würzburg, where vineyards pepper the surrounding landscape and viticulture flourishes. Air raids during WWII destroyed most of the old town, but it has been rebuilt and restored to its former glory, leaving an enchanting mixture of medieval and contemporary architecture.
    Today, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in an EmeraldPLUS wine tasting in the Staatlicher Hofkeller below the Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Baroque palace that is considered to be one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in the world.
    EmeraldPLUS: A wine tasting in the cellars of the Würzburg Residence
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A walking tour of Würzburg and a visit to the Würzburg Residence

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Wertheim – Miltenberg

    Start your day with free time to explore the medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim, perhaps stopping to watch its ancient craft in the local museum, before travelling to Miltenberg for an included tour or a guided hike to Mildenburg Castle. Marvel at Miltenberg’s Old Town, with its well-preserved half-timbered buildings and the Gothic Merchant Hall, an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Mildenburg Castle
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Miltenberg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Koblenz

    Koblenz stands as the gateway to the Moselle Valley and part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Valley; a place that has influenced celebrated artists for centuries. Enjoy learning about the history of one of the oldest cities in Germany as you embark on a walking tour with a local guide, touching on the twin-towered façade of the Church of Our Lady and the old Town Hall, before riding a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the right bank of the Rhine.
    Later this afternoon, continue to sail through the picturesque surrounds of the Rhine Gorge, and be left inspired by the ruined castles and hilltop fortresses that pepper the area.
    As part of your EmeraldPLUS experience, enjoy a tasting of regional wines at the Horizon Bar.
    EmeraldPLUS: A regional wine lecture on board
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Cochem

    Today, enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning, you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit Reichsburg Castle. This evening, we welcome you to the Farewell Dinner.
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Cochem and the Reichsburg Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Bernkastel

    Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area.
    EmeraldPLUS: A wine tasting in Bernkastel
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour near Bernkastel
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A walking tour of Bernkastel
    DiscoverMORE: A guided tour of Trier (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Bernkastel – Frankfurt

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • 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

  • Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Bamberg
  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg
  • Guided Tour of Miltenberg
  • Tour of Koblenz and visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Visit to Cochem and Reichburg Castle
  • Guided tour of Bernkastel

  • Wine tasting at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bishop’s Residenz Cellar
  • Regional wine lecture on board
  • Wine tasting in Bernkastel

  • Guided hike around Miltenberg area
  • Guided biking tour in the Bernkastel area

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

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