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Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main

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Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main

From £1,895pp

Immerse yourself in the unique heritage and scenic splendour of Germany with this 8-day river cruise between Nuremberg and Frankfurt, travelling on the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers.

The rivers of Germany flow through lands of captivating natural beauty and unique heritage, passing cities, towns and villages steeped in rich history and traditions. Your journey on the waters of the Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers begins in Nuremberg, and sees you travel across the breadth of the country via the meandering flow of the archetypal German river, the Main. Here, the unique medieval cities of Bamberg, Würzburg and Miltenberg are yours to explore and discover — each revealing a huge depth of history that showcases Germany’s most inspiring customs and traditions. From the Main, you’ll travel on to the Rhine, passing through the natural spectacle of the Rhine Gorge, whose craggy backdrop is littered with ancient Germanic castles. The impressive city of Koblenz is your next stop, and here you’ll part ways with the Rhine to travel up the Moselle, calling at Cochem and Bernkastel before your return flight back to the UK.

What’s included On Board

  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and soft drinks to accompany Lunch & Dinner
  • All on board meals
  • Indoor pool, that transforms into a cinema at night
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Coffee station
  • Bottled water re stocked daily in your suite
  • Included shore excursions
  • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage listed sites
  • Emerald Plus and Emerald Active, extra special excursions
  • First class service form an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • On board bicycles
  • All on board Gratuities
  • Return economy flights from a choice of UK airports
  • all internal airport transfers to and from your ship

 

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Rhine - Fortress Ehrenbreitstein on the side of river Rhine in Koblenz Germany
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main river and st. james' church in miltenberg, germany
Day 1 - Nuremberg

Welcome to Nuremberg. Transfer to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew.

The city is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea.

If flying into Nuremberg, please book flights to arrive prior to 3pm.

Dinner

Day 2 - Bamberg

Relax on board this morning as we cruise to Bamberg.

Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe.

Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation.

This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Wurzburg

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Wurzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards.

Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork.

Discover More: Tour to Rothenburg (extra expense) passengers on this tour will not be able to attend the included walking tour of Wurzburg as both tours run at the same time

Day 3 - Wurzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Wertheim- Miltenberg

Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings.

The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic.

EmeraldACTIVE:Guided walk to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended).

Day 4 -  Wertheim- Miltenberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Koblenz

Today you arrive in Koblenz, visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river.

This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII.

Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.

Day 5 - Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Cochem

Today enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichburg Castle.

This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 6 - Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bernkastel

Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. On this morning’s guided walking tour, stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate.

Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village.

EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting
EmeraldACTIVE: Morning guided bike tour in Bernkastel area
Discover More: Guided Tour of Trier – (extra expense)

Day 7 - Bernkastel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Frankfurt

After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Frankfurt Airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Frankfurt

Return economy flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh are included in the price of your holiday. Please call for details on other regional departures which are available from selected UK airports at a supplement.

Arrive at Frankfurt International Airport and transfer to Bernkastel to board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers.

Dinner

Day 2 - Bernkastel

Dating back to 3000BC, 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 a chance to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses castle ruins and town gate. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.

EmeraldPLUS: Wine Tasting
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking tour in Bernkastel area

Day 2 - Bernkastel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Cochem

Today you arrive at the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichburg Castle.

Day 3 - Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Koblenz

Today you arrive in Koblenz, visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII.

In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station.

Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.

Day 4 - Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Miltenberg & Wertheim

Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings.

The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. After your included tour of Miltenberg and free time, you will be transferred by coach to the stunning medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim to enjoy free time until the ship arrives.

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided walk to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended)

Day 5 - Miltenberg & Wertheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Würzburg

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Wurzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork.

This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 6 - Würzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bamberg

Relax on board this morning as we cruise to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide.

Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation.

Day 7 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Nuremberg

After breakfast it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Nuremberg airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Breakfast

Emerald Destiny Exterior

Emerald Waterways’ fleet of Star-Ships perfectly marry modern design with deluxe comfort for their guests. The fleet has been responsibly designed to match and complement the eternal flow of the rivers.

The Emerald Destiny, the newest of the Star Ships was built in 2017 and benefits from 72 generously-proportioned suites and 20 staterooms.  The five sister vessels (Sun, Sky, Star, Dawn, Destiny), boast a capacity of 182 guests apiece, 47 crew and all contain a selection of excellent amenities and features.

The Sun Deck of the ships also boasts a retractable glass roof which provides seasonal protection for the pool, cinema and Riverview Lounge below. Whether you wish to undertake a few lengths before breakfast in the heated pool or enjoy a Hollywood classic in the cinema, the choice is yours.

Book one of the Balcony Suites, found on the Vista and Horizon Decks, and you’ll enjoy unparalleled views from the spacious private balconies – a truly invigorating start to another day on Europe’s beautiful waterways.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Spacious staterooms and suites
  • Indoor Heated Pool with retractable roof
  • Evening cinema
  • Complimentary speciality tea and coffee
  • Sun Deck with seating area and walking track
  • Putting Green
  • Complimentary Bicycles
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser *
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco Dining & BBQ area
  • Lift
  • Games Area
 * payable locally

Accommodation & Amenities

92 elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 162-310 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 4 One-Bedroom Owner’s Suites at 310 sq ft²  with their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements such as in suite breakfast and canapes, a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

 

One Bedroom Owner’s Suites

315 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass door
  • Separate bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and separate lounge area
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary in-suite Mini-Bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and use of an iPad
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Safe and Telephone
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry a day
  • Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
Emerald Waterways Space Ship One Bedroom Owners Suite
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Grand Balcony Suite

Cat. S – Grand Balcony Suites

210 ft² – Horizon (Upper) Deck

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system and sliding glass doors
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
  • In-suite mini-bar available at own expense, complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with pillow menu
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry a day

Cat. A, B & C Panorama Suites

180 ft² – Horizon & Vista (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Indoor balcony with open-air system with sliding glass door
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Space Ship Lower Deck Stateroom

Cat. D & E Staterooms

162 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window (150cm x 34cm) which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge

 

Cat. ES Single Staterooms

117 ft² – Riviera (Lower) Deck

  • Picture window which does not open
  • Bathroom with shower, toiletries and hair dryer
  • Single Bed
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Telephone and Safe for your valuables
  • Individual climate control
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Mini-fridge
Emerald Waterways Star Ship Single Cabin

Why Choose This Cruise?

Emerald Waterways are a new entrant to the river cruise market and sit as Scenic’s premium river cruise sister company.  Ships are brand new and very contemporary in style and the river cruising is very relaxed.  A very welcome inclusion to the premium, luxury market.  A holiday to enjoy.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jun 2Emerald DestinyNuremberg£1795SAVE £700Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1795  
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1995  
Lower DeckSingle Stateroom117 ft², Fixed Windows£2545  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2445  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2695  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2795  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite210 ft², Outside Balcony£3345  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£3995  
Jun 9Emerald DestinyBernkastel£1795SAVE £700Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1795  
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1995  
Lower DeckSingle Stateroom117 ft², Fixed Windows£2545  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2445  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2695  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2795  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite210 ft², Outside Balcony£3345  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£3995  
Aug 25Emerald DestinyNuremberg£1795SAVE £700Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1795  
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1995  
Lower DeckSingle Stateroom117 ft², Fixed Windows£2545  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2445  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2695  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2795  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite210 ft², Outside Balcony£3345  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£3995  
Sep 1Emerald DestinyBernkastel£1795SAVE £700Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1795  
Lower DeckStateroom162 ft², Fixed Windows£1995  
Lower DeckSingle Stateroom117 ft², Fixed Windows£2545  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2445  
Middle DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2695  
Upper DeckBalcony Suite180 ft², French Balcony£2795  
Upper DeckGrand Balcony Suite210 ft², Outside Balcony£3345  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite315 ft², Outside Balcony£3995  


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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