Highlights of Germany – Cruise Only
Willkommen in Deutschland—welcome to Germany! This beautiful vacation takes you along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. Board your ship in Passau, explore Regensburg, a beautifully preserved medieval city, where you’ll visit one of Germany’s oldest restaurants; enjoy picturesque Miltenberg with its medieval homes, visit Speyer with its excellent Technology Museum or Heidelberg and its famous castle; and explore the La Petite France district in Strasbourg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, and the most spectacular part of the Rhine Gorge. Visit the magnificent Bishop‘s Residenz in Würzburg, savor beer tasting in Nuremberg, and enjoy a local lunch in Bamberg as well as a special treat in the quintessential wine village of Rüdesheim. Large and small, well-known and lesser-known towns and villages come to life on this delightful vacation.
Cruise: deluxe 9-night cruise in an outside stateroom with hotel-style bedsDay 1 Passau (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische WurstkücheDay 3 Nuremberg: onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing or “Nuremberg Trials” tour; beer tastingDay 4 Bamberg–Kitzingen: guided walk in both towns; lunch at local restaurantDay 5 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 6 Miltenberg: guided walkDay 7 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: guided walk in Boppard; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 8 Speyer: guided visit of Speyer, visit the Technology Museum; or choice of full- or half-day excursion to HeidelbergDay 9 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 10 Basel (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Meals are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) in the day-by-day itineraryCaptain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareLocal chef dinnerFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Arrival transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.