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Legends of the Moselle, Rhine and Main 2020
(Frankfurt to Nuremberg)

8 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Frankfurt – Bernkastel
When you arrive in Frankfurt, you will be transferred to Bernkastel to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your captain and crew will be waiting to warmly welcome you. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board. (Dinner)

Day 2 Bernkastel
Today, you will get the opportunity to explore a piece of Europe’s vast history as you travel to Bernkastel, a town that can be dated back to 3000 BC. Situated along the banks of the Moselle River, Bernkastel contains a number of well-preserved medieval buildings, some of which you will have the opportunity to explore today during your guided tour.

Witness the timber-framed houses, castle ruins and ancient fortifications that pepper the medieval marketplace and learn about the history of this winemaking town from your local guide. If you are feeling more active, then you may instead choose to cycle around Bernkastel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: A wine tasting in Bernkastel

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour near Bernkastel

EmeraldEXCURSION: A walking tour of Bernkastel

Day 3 Cochem
Early this morning, sail into the enchanting town of Cochem. When you arrive, enjoy a guided tour of Cochem’s old town, including a number of well-preserved medieval sites and ancient fortifications, before visiting Reichsburg Castle, a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Cochem and the Reichsburg Castle

Day 4 Koblenz
Koblenz can be found among the picturesque surrounds of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Valley; a place that has a strong influence on the German Romantics of the 18th century, thanks to its many ruins, castles and ancient monasteries. You will get the opportunity to learn about Koblenz, one of the oldest castles in Germany, as you embark on a guided walking tour. Included is a cable car ride across the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, where postcard-worthy panoramic views of the surrounding area await.

This afternoon, relax on board as we cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Your EmeraldPLUS experience is certain to delight, as you enjoy a regional wine lecture in the Horizon Lounge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: A regional wine lecture on board

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Koblenz and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Day 5 Miltenberg - Wertheim
Set on the banks of the Main River, Miltenberg perfectly encapsulates life in medieval Bavaria. A series of well-preserved half-timbered buildings and a number of prominent landmarks pepper the area, including the Gothic Merchant Hall, an impressive symbol of past affluence that was created by trade along the waterways of Europe. After your tour, you will have some free time to explore Miltenberg at leisure.

Later, be transferred by coach to the medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim, where you will have some free time to explore, perhaps stopping to learn more about its ancient craft. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Mildenburg Castle

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Miltenberg

Day 6 Würzburg
Würzburg offers a unique level of exploration; with something to delight art lovers, wine connoisseurs and history buffs. Viticulture flourishes in the surrounding area, and air raids during WWII destroyed most of the old town. A decision was made to restore it to its former glory, leaving behind an intricate mixture of medieval buildings and modern designs for you to discover today.

Your included EmeraldPLUS experience is certain to be a highlight of your trip, with a 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 Europe. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: A wine tasting in the cellar of the Würzburg Residence

EmeraldEXCURSION: A walking tour of Würzburg and a visit to the Würzburg Residence

Day 7 Bamberg
Immerse yourself in the magic of the past today as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed charms of Bamberg, an ancient city that boasts one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval town centres. Join your local guide for a tour of Bamberg’s medieval past, including more than 2,000 listed buildings with ornate façades from across the centuries, each richly decorated with spectacular ornamentation.

Tonight, your captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Bamberg with local tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg
After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer from Nuremberg to the airport, taking memories of ancient squares and ornate wine cellars with you. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
UNESCO World Heritage-listed locations and picturesque towns make up this historically-rich itinerary, while vineyards and natural beauty create stunning riverbank backdrops.
  • 20 meals including 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge (Emerald Radiance Star-Ship pool is located on the sun deck and the Cinema is not available.)
  • Spacious, comfortable accommodations you'll want to spend time in, with panoramic suites and staterooms, and innovative open-air system for cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
  • Enjoy in depth cultural experiences with EmeraldPLUS excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
  • Emerald's Concierge Service - served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after dinner treats (Only applies to Owner’s One-bedroom Suites, Riverview Suites, and Grand Balcony Suites (CAT S, SA, RA))
  • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available at all times
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port
  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours
  • Excellent service from an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi
  • All airport transfers to and from your Star Ship, and all gratuities
  • Port charges now included in your tour price
  • All gratuities for onboard and shore side staff
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Sky, or Emerald Star
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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