This one week cruise combines the majesty of two great European rivers – the Rhine and the Danube.
Explore the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles and experience the tranquil meandering of the Main. Travel the manmade Main-Danube canal – a stunning technological marvel – as you transit into the beautiful Danube river.
Discover the half-timbered buildings of Miltenberg and Wertheim, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg.
Optional excursions are available from £13pp. Pre-book a package in the UK and save 15%.
The beautiful city of Cologne is a wonderful starting point for your 8-day European cruise.
After embarkation, enjoy an evening Welcome Cocktail, followed by a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner.
Depart at 6pm
Day 2 - Rüdesheim
After a relaxing morning onboard, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a picturesque winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge.
The romantic river landscape of the Middle Rhine Valley has enchanted visitors for centuries and has therefore been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2002.
A real treat is the unique Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum, where you can get both entertained and fascinated by viewing and listening to self playing instruments.
Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers.
Rüdesheim walking tour including music cabinet museum
Day 3 - Wertheim & Miltenberg
Today, choose to remain onboard for a relaxing day or join our optional excursion in the afternoon to Miltenberg and Wertheim, two towns famous for their architecture and museums. Both are unique in their own way and are reflective of the storied history of the area.
Begin with a walking tour in Miltenberg, its timber-frame houses give a feeling of 16th and 17th century Germany.
In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets and unique glass museum.
This evening, enjoy another memorable meal as the ship plies the waters toward our next stop.
Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours
Day 4 - Würzburg
Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known or lavish baroque and rococo architecture, located in the centre of the Franconian wine country.
Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards.
As the central hub for wine in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings.
From Würzburg, you can venture to nearby Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in Europe. Its towers, city gates, walls, and halftimbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War.
Return to the ship and continue down the River Main.
Wurzburg walking tour including wine tasting
Excursion to Rothenberg ob der Tauber
Day 5 - Bamberg
The morning is spent cruising the beautiful Main river.
After lunch arrive in the beautiful Imperial city of Bamberg. This medieval town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, which retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, along with its historic buildings and Baroque facades. As you take in the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a stunning church, enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries.
This evening, join a talk about the creation and importance of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal as we enter the waterway to cross onto the Danube river.
Bamberg walking tour
Day 6 - Nuremberg
Following breakfast, enjoy your day.
Consider a visit to the romantic Old Town of Nuremberg, lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II. Pass by the Palace of Justice, the venue of the Nuremberg trials, and delve into the old town to walk through the narrow medieval alleyways starting at the foot of the castle. Arrive in the main Nuremberg square, stroll through the farmers market with lots of fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts and dried fruit.
Back on board, it’s full steam ahead and the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
City tour Nuremberg
Day 7 - Regensburg
A morning arrival brings your vessel to one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. This UNESCO world heritage Site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history throughout the years.
The stone bridge, built in 1135 – 1146, the Church of St James, the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis, and Patrician houses are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city.
Perhaps sample a Regensburg bratwurst or search for the famous black forest cukoo clocks, there is something for everyone.
This evening offers a special Bavarian theme, celebrating the wonderful region cruised thus far.
Regensberg walking tour
Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey
Day 8 - Passau
This morning your vessel arrives in lower Bavaria, in the three-rivers city of Passau.
After a generous breakfast we bid you farewell and wish you a safe journey home. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Arrival at 8am
A trip on board the elegant AMADEUS Silver III combines the luxuries of a 5-star hotel with innovative design and the first-class service. This, the latest ship in the AMADEUS Silver line, includes all the amenities of its sister ships.
The ship accommodates a maximum of 168 passengers, with a choice of comfortable cabins with automatically lowerable french panorama windows or generous suites with private, accessible balconies.
The glass-shielded River Terrace invites you to relax outdoors, while offering a breathtaking view of your surroundings. Enjoy the highest standards of cuisine aboard the AMADEUS Silver III in the stylish Panorama Restaurant, which offers sufficient room for all passengers at one sitting, and where our kitchen crew will ensure that you are spoilt beyond your expectations. Coffee-lovers will enjoy the on-board Café Vienna, which offers a wide variety of authentic Viennese coffee-time specialties.
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles on board
• Wi-Fi available
Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.
Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 72 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed.
Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.
These 12 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries that have earned the Amadeus Silver Series the “2013 River Ship of the Year” award as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.
Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.
Austrian family hospitality makes cruising a relaxed affair. Excursions can be added ad hoc to allow more independent exploration and free time for you.
A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.
|Oct 5||Amadeus Silver III||Cologne||Save up to £490pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1399|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1580|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1791|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1939|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2120|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2349|
|Sep 12||Amadeus Silver II||Cologne||SAVE 15%||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1579|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1749|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1979|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2099|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2279|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2579|
For 2019 Amadeus River cruise all prices includes flights
Flights included are from London
Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
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