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