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EMERALD WATERWAYS
14 Days | Legends of the Moselle, Rhine
and Main with Prague and Paris
Westbound


PRAGUE TO PARIS
14-Day PARIS TO PRAGUE eastbound itinerary available.

Day 1 | Prague, Czech Republic. Welcome to Prague, one of Europe’s magical cities. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, this beautiful city is rich in history and is home to some of the world’s most pristine collections of architecture. You will be met at Prague International Airport and transferred  to your centrally located hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.


Day 2 | Prague. Sightseeing. This morning we explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour. We see Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square and Astronomical Clock. After lunch we continue our tour and walk across the Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava, to board our coach to drive to the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle area. With our local guide we walk through Hradcany Square, and see the magnificent Loreta Monastery, and arrive at Hradcany Castle. Here we see Old Kings Palace, St. George´s Monastery, The National Gallery painting exhibition and Golden Lane. This evening we experience a night of dancing and entertainment at a Czech Highlight Dinner in a local tavern. (B,D)

Day 3 | Prague. Day at Leisure. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day’s exploring. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter. You will no doubt return to the lively atmosphere around the Charles Bridge for another look. Optional Tour Blatná Castle (additional expense). (B)

Day 4 | Prague. Nuremberg, Germany. Embark. This morning travel by coach from Prague to Nuremberg. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. (B,D)

Day 5 | Bamberg. This morning we arrive at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with original character and charm. At the centre of the town is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Wurzburg. Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg followed by a visit to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)

Day 7 | Wertheim. Miltenberg. 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. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the village and pass by the gothic Merchant Hall, an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. This afternoon cruise to Koblenz. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Koblenz. Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. We’ll pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the 2,000 year old town of Koblenz before free time to wander through the town and take in the views from the cable car. (B,L,D)

Day 9 | Bernkastel. Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate on your guided walking tour. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. (B,L,D)

Day 10 | Trier. Explore the ruins of the old city baths, once a hive of activity during ancient times and the Porta Nigra, the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps on your guided walking tour of Trier. (B,L,D)

Day 11 | Amsterdam, Holland. Disembark. After breakfast we journey by coach from Trier to Metz then train to Paris. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.
 (B)

Day 12 | Paris, France. A sightseeing tour with a local guide takes you to see Notre Dame Cathedral famous for the tale of Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame. See the Obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and drive along the elegant Champs Élysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the River Seine finishing at the Eiffel Tower. This tour will give you an excellent overview of the city. Our day is completed with a Parisian dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 13 | Paris. Sightseeing is an endless pleasure in Paris, and your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day to explore the romance capital of the world. View the Mona Lisa at The Louvre or stroll the Champs Elysees. Optional Tour Excursion to Vaux-le-Vicomte Chateau and Garden (additional expense).

Day 14 | Depart Paris. After breakfast you will be transferred to Charles de Gaulle International Airport for your onward or home bound flight. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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