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German Riverscapes

From £1,259 pp

This 9 day 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 Main meanders.

Travel the man-made Main-Danube canal – a stunning technological marvel – as you transit onto the beautiful Danube.

Discover the half-timbered buildings of Miltenberg and Wertheim, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg.

Whats Included:

  • River-view stateroom or suite of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows.
  • Flights from the UK based on London economy.  Regional flights or rail available on request
  • Transfers to the ship from airport/railway station.
  • Elegant dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack).
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water.
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner.
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar.
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles.
  • Complimentary wifi onboard
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director.
  • All port taxes and local taxes.

A full complement of optional excursions are available and may be pre-purchased as discounted packages in advance or on an ad-hoc basis on board.

European River Cruise main river and St James' church in Miltenberg, Germany
Day 1 - Passau

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner. Departure 6pm

Dinner

Day 2 - Regensburg

In the morning, your AMADEUS cruise ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval towns. During the morning walking tour you can admire this UNESCO world heritage site, which boasts architecture from many different centuries, reflecting its varied history. The stone bridge, built in 1135-1146, the Church of St. James and the patrician houses are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city. Perhaps sample a Regensburg bratwurst or admire the famous black forest cuckoo clocks as you explore.

In the afternoon, you can choose to join the excursion to the brewery at the Thurn and Taxis Castle, which includes a beer tasting.

Once you have returned to your ship, enjoy a special Bavarian evening on board

Day 2 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Nuremberg

After lunch, enjoy your afternoon in Nuremberg, either by yourself or as part of the guided city tour.

Consider a visit to the romantic old town of Nuremberg, which was lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II.

Pass by the Palace of Justice, the venue of the Nuremberg trials, and walk through the narrow medieval alleyways starting at the foot of the castle.

You can also enjoy a stroll through the farmers’ market and try some local delicacies.

Day 3 - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Bamberg

During breakfast, your AMADEUS vessel arrives in the beautiful imperial town of Bamberg.

This medieval town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and has retained its medieval layout, along with its historic buildings and Baroque facades. You can explore on your own or join our informative walking tour in order to learn more about this beautiful town.

As you admire the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a stunning church, enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries.

After rejoining your vessel, listen to a talk about the creation and importance of the Main-Danube Canal.

Day 4 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Ochsenfurt & Würzburg

In the morning, you will arrive in the town of Ochsenfurt, which boasts many charming half-timbered houses and well-preserved medieval town fortifications.

You can take part in the morning excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. A comfortable bus will take you to this well-preserved medieval town, whose towers, city gates, walls, and half-timbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War. You can also visit the popular Christmas museum and indulge in year-round Christmas shopping. At lunchtime, you will arrive in Würzburg, a Bavarian town known for its lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture, located in the center of the Franconian wine district.

Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel, the old Main Bridge, the Marienberg Fortress, and the surrounding vineyards.

Join the afternoon walking tour of Würzburg, which includes wine tasting, and experience all the highlights this town has to offer.

Day 5 - Ochsenfurt & Würzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Wertheim & Miltenberg

In the morning, you can choose to join the excursion to Wertheim and Miltenberg, two towns picturesquely surrounded by forests and famous for their architecture and museums. Both are unique in their own way and reflect the history of the area.

Begin with a walking tour in Wertheim and explore its medieval streets and unique glass museum. In Miltenberg, see the timber-framed houses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Rejoin your vessel at lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing on board.

Day 6 - Wertheim & Miltenberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Oberwesel & Koblenz

After breakfast, your AMADEUS vessel docks in Oberwesel, the ”City of Towers”. Enjoy a stroll around the wall that still surrounds much of the city, or take a walk up to the castle, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of your surroundings.

In the afternoon, relax on deck as we cruise along the most beautiful section of the river — the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley, where you can see the statue of the mythical Lorelei.

In the late afternoon, you can take part in the walking tour of Koblenz, a town ideally situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers. The Romans, the Franks, the Holy Roman Empire, the French, and the Germans all left their mark on this town over the course of its 2000-year history.

In the evening, enjoy culinary delights at the festive Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Day 7 - Oberwesel & Koblenz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Koblenz & Cochem

Your vessel leaves Koblenz early in the morning and continues onwards to the old town of Cochem, located on the banks of the Moselle River.

The scenery in the Moselle Valley has been dominated by vineyards for millennia, with the first vineyards being established there by the Romans in the 2nd century. Cochem itself has narrow streets, winding alleyways, quaint churches, medieval town gates and walls, as well as the stunning Reichsburg castle.

Discover the beauty of the town on your own or take part in the guided afternoon walking tour with wine tasting.

Day 8 - Koblenz & Cochem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Trier

Your ship arrives in Trier this morning at 11 am

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking.

The entire AMADEUS crew thanks you for your patronage, bids you farewell and wishes you a safe journey home.

Breakfast

Amadeus Brilliant in Wachau Valley

The AMADEUS Brilliant is a 110-meter cruise ship built in 2011 and offers you premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, offering accommodation for up to 150 passengers. The cabins are, for the most part, equipped with French balconies, which offer a fantastic view over the beautiful passing riverscapes.

Your culinary wishes will be attended to by our on-board Panorama-Restaurant, as well as by the Panorama-Bar, located above it, where you can sit back and relax in the lounge. All the on-board amenities are up to the customary high AMADEUS standard, and you can enjoy lounging on the spacious Sun Deck with its Lido Bar, or you can unwind with a good book in the quiet and comfortable AMADEUS Club. Regardless of what you choose to do, you will feel at home on board with us! Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club with Internet station • 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 onboard • Wi-Fi available • Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of comfort in one of the 68 staterooms.

With 68 staterooms at a comfortable 161 sq ft. you’ll have space of your own with all the accouterments including a flat screen TV, WiFi, separate boudoir, cabinet, seating area, a safe, Amadeus Signature Bed and the panoramic view from your French balcony.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include French Balcony floor to ceiling windows.

Balcony Suites

These 8 suites enjoy a lounge area, offer floor to ceiling glass doors with french balcony and 237 sq ft of space to relax.

Nestle in this nook, perfect for two that invites lounging while enjoying indulgent amenities.  In any one of the 8 suites you’ll enjoy the Amadeus Signature Bed, a separate bathroom with shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a minibar and panoramic windows with your own French balcony.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

French Balcony Suites

237 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Brilliant Suite
Amadeus Brilliant French Balcony Stateroom

A-1 Staterooms

161.5 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1 & B-4 Staterooms

161.5 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Brilliant French Balcony Stateroom

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

161 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

C-SNG Staterooms

107.5 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Single bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Amadeus Brilliant Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Aug 13Amadeus BrilliantPassau£125910% OffCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1259 Was £1360 
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1604 
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £1604 
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French BalconySold Was £1904 
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2027 
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French BalconySold Was £2193 
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French BalconySold Was £2593 
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jul 22Amadeus BrilliantTrier£1063Save 15% off Early BookingCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1063  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1357  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£1685  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£1828  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2021  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2450  

Optional Excursions & Packages 2020

Price Packages
A B
Regensburg walking tour £15
Excursion Thurn & Taxis Castle with brewery £44  
City tour of Nuremberg £34  
Bamberg walking tour £22
Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber £29  
Würzburg walking tour incl. wine tasting £45
Miltenberg & Wertheim walking tours £32
Oberwessel walking tour £15  
Koblenz walking tour £15
Cochem walking tour with wine tasting £35
Onboard Booking Price £164 £286
Prices for packages booked in advance £140 £244 

 


Single Occupancy: Please call for details Flights and transfers included, Prices based on direct flights from London. Other flight options are available, supplements may apply.


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Why Choose this Cruise?

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 on board. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.

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