Itinerary

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL
DAY 1
17 Aug 2020
Nuremberg
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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 from £49 per person. Welcome to Nuremberg. Transfer to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and 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. Some of the locks are as high as 25 metres, with only inches on each side; the navigation of them showcases the Captain's skill. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board. Meals included: Dinner
DAY 2
18 Aug 2020
Bamberg
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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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
19 Aug 2020
Wurzburg
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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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
20 Aug 2020
Miltenberg
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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 hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
20 Aug 2020
Wertheim
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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 hike to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
21 Aug 2020
Koblenz
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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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
22 Aug 2020
Cochem
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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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
23 Aug 2020
Bernkastel
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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 from Traben Trarbach to Bernkastel (22 KM) Discover More: Guided Tour of Trier – (extra expense) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
24 Aug 2020
Bernkastel
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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. Please schedule flights to depart between 11am and 5pm in Frankfurt. Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 8
24 Aug 2020
Frankfurt
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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. Meals included: Breakfast

What's Included

plane Return flights from the UK Return flights from the UK
overseas transfers Overseas transfers Overseas transfers
food All dining on-board All dining on-board
wine beer soft drinks Wine beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board Wine beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board
complimentry tea and coffee Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day
bottled water Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
itineraries Choice of shore excursions in every port of call Choice of shore excursions in every port of call
bicycles Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own Bicycles that you can use to explore on your own
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
gratuities Gratuities on-board Gratuities on-board
port charges taxes All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes

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