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8 Days | Rhine Main Discovery

Nuremberg to Amsterdam northbound itinerary available.

Day 1 | Amsterdam, Holland. Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700 year old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, theatres and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. Visit the Leidseplein area for the Amsterdam Christmas Markets. This evening join your fellow travellers for a cocktail reception followed by a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 | Amsterdam. Cruising. This morning your choice is to join a glass top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals cruising past 16th century merchant houses and charming churches or Emerald Active: A walking tour of Amsterdam including Dam Square and the famous flower market. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | Cologne, Germany. Founded by the Romans, Cologne is Germany’s oldest city and is famous for its magnificent World-Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. Join your guide this morning and explore the city including the Old Town with its beautiful squares and historic monuments. Visit the Maritime Market by the Rhine River then enjoy free time. Optional Tour Excursion to Bruhl (additional expense). (B,L,D)

Day 4 | Rhine Gorge. Rüdesheim. 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. In the afternoon we arrive at Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Take a cable car up to the impressive Germania monument overlooking the Rhine Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | Miltenberg. A picturesque village on the Main River, Miltenberg creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times and the Old Town is lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The highlight today is a walk through the medieval old town before returning to your ship or Emerald Active: Hike to Wertheim Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Würzburg. Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. After breakfast, we 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. Optional Tour Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town (additional expense). (B,L,D)

Day 7 | Bamberg. Relax onboard as we cruise through the Main-Danube Canal, arriving in Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide today and enjoy the local Christmas Markets. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Nuremberg. After breakfast, it’s time to say your goodbyes before you’re transferred to Munich or Nuremberg Airport(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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