Central European Experience – Eastbound
About Moselle, France
This marvelous Central Europe river cruise introduces you to the magnificent Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers, as well as to the fascinating Main Danube Canal. Your vacation begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the splendid “City of Light.” Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Trier, Miltenberg, Würzburg, and Bamberg. Visit Reichsburg Castle above the little town of Cochem, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in pretty Rüdesheim, and the Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg. Other highlights: travel by high-speed train from Paris to Metz, cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and attend an onboard baking demonstration in Miltenberg. Your vacation ends with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and a visit of the Hradcany Castle grounds in the “Golden City” of Prague.
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with hotel-style beds Day 1-2 Paris: welcome to France; guided sightseeing on Day 2Day 3 Paris–Remich (Embarkation): travel by high-speed train from Paris to Metz; by motorcoach from Metz to Remich; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Trier: choice of guided sightseeing or “Roman Trier” sightseeing, see the Porta NigraDay 5 Cochem–Koblenz: guided walk, visit Reichsburg Castle in Cochem; onboard lectureDay 6 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 7 Miltenberg: guided walkDay 8 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 9 Bamberg: onboard lecture; guided walk, see the Old Town HallDay 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague: travel by motorcoach to PragueDay 11 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle groundsDay 12 Prague: your vacation ends this morning
Paris Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris (SF), Prague InterContinental (D)
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.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.