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8 Days | Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main

8-day Nuremberg to Trier itinerary available in westbound direction.

Day 1 | Trier, Germany. Embark. Welcome to Trier. Transfer to your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. (D)

Day 2 | Trier. This morning 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. Enjoy time at leisure before lunch on board and an afternoon cruise along the beautiful Moselle River to Bernkastel. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | 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. 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. Return to your ship for lunch and sail on to Koblenz. Emerald Active: Guided biking tour. (B,L,D)

Day 4 | Koblenz. Cruise to the 2000 year old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a guided walking tour before free time to wander through the town and take in the views from the cable car. Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing through countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pflazgrafenstein 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.(B,L,D)

Day 5 | 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. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Take a guided tour of Miltenberg or join Emerald Active for a guided hike to Wertheim Castle dating back to the 8th century (active fitness level). (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Würzburg. Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg 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. Optional Tour Wine tasting in the cellar of the Bishops’ Residenz (additional expense). (B,L,D)

Day 7 | Bamberg. Relax on board this morning as we cruise through the Main–Danube Canal, 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 on your guided city tour. Perhaps try a smoked beer, a specialty brew considered a delicacy to the area. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Nuremberg. Disembark. After breakfast it’s time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound 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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