• Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
  • Johannes Gutenberg Statue, Mainz
  • Residenz, Wurzburg
  • St Martin's Cathedral, Mainz
  • Bamberg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg

Medieval Germany Cruise

A 7-night cruise along the majestic Main and Danube rivers through the heart of Germany visiting medieval towns and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Includes return flights from Manchester and shore excursions

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7 Nights from £1249pp

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Fantastic cruise with flights from Manchester!

Explore the heart of Germany visiting the medieval towns of Wertheim, Miltenberg and Regensburg on this cruise along the Main and Danube

Discover Mainz, home to two rare Gutenberg Bibles, the first books ever printed. Cruise past stunning riverside scenery to the medieval town of Miltenberg with its winding alleys and magnificent Gasthaus Zum Riesen, reportedly Germany's oldest tavern.

Sail under Miltenberg's famous and on to Wetheim, dominated by its 12th-century castle, and Wurzburg, home to the stunning Baroque Residenz.

Explore Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour and see the multi-spired cathedral and Old Town Hall. Discover Nuremberg's fascinating history at the International War Crimes Tribunal before sailing to medieval Regensburg, a wonderful end to this exciting itinerary.

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Day 1 : UK - Frankfurt (Germany) - Mainz

Fly to Frankfurt and transfer to the ship in Mainz where you will meet your fellow cruisers and enjoy a delicious dinner on board.

Day 2 : Mainz

Explore Mainz whose highlights include its spectacular Romanesque cathedral, St Stephen's church beautiful stained glass windows and the Gutenberg Museum which houses two rare Gutenberg Bibles. The traditional taverns of the Old Town offer the opportunity to sample the local beers.

Day 3 : Miltenberg - Wertheim

Discover the medieval village of Miltenberg with its magnificent gatehouse, beautiful market place and Germany's oldest tavern. Later, cruise under Miltenberg's famous bridge and continue to Wertheim where a 12th-century castle dominates the Old Town. Overnight cruising to Wurzburg.

Day 4 : Wurzburg

The Bavarian city of Wurzburg was founded in the 10th century and is home to the Baroque Residenz. In 2017, enjoy a tour of the city before rejoining the ship and cruising to Bamberg. Alternatively, take the option of a tour to Rothenburg along the beautiful Romantic Road. Stroll along the cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses before rejoining the ship. In 2018, arrive in Wurzburg this afternoon for a guided tour before returning to the ship.

Day 5 : Bamberg or Rothenburg

In 2017, visit Bamberg a UNESCO World Heritage Site which sits on seven hills. Today's guided tour takes in the Old Town, the magnificent cathedral and the Old Town Hall. You will also see the beautiful fishermen's houses known as Little Venice. Later the ship departs and joins the Rhine-Danube canal en route to Nuremberg. In 2018, drive along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Explore the town before driving to Marktbreit, a romantic medieval town.

Day 6 : Nuremberg or Bamberg

In 2017, discover Nuremberg. Join the guided tour or explore independently. This Bavarian city was the site of many pre-war Nazi rallies and the International War Crimes Tribunal. See the magnificent Gothic Church of St Lawrence, the ornate Church of Our Lady and the bustling Hauptmarkt Square. Rejoin the ship and cruise towards Dietfurt for an overnight mooring. In 2018, afternoon arrival in to Bamberg for a guided tour.

Day 7 : Regensburg or Nuremberg

In 2017, arrive in the beautiful city of Regensburg, our final port of call. This afternoon, explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site independently, with highlights including the iconic Old Stone Bridge, the Altes Rathaus and cathedral of St Peter. In 2018, explore Nuremberg on a guided tour.

Day 8 : Regensburg - Munich - UK

Disembark ship and transfer to Munich airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Swiss Tiara (2017) or Jane Austen (2018)
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Overseas transfers
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £99pp with 2018 itineraries

2018 Departures

Mainz to Regensburg

Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
May 09£1249
May 23£1449
Jun 06, 20; Aug 30£1549
Sep 13£1649
Sep 27£1549

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Regensburg to Mainz

Ship: Jane Austen Our Price From
May 16, 30£1449
Jun 13, 27£1549
Sep 06, 20£1649
Oct 04£1249

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two sharing a Standard cabin on the Lower Deck.
  • Swiss Tiara Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Suite Emerald Deck - £100pp
  • Ruby Deck/ Suite Ruby Deck - £300pp/£400pp
  • Diamond Deck/ Suite Diamond Deck - £400pp/£500pp
  • Stern Suite Diamond Deck - £450pp
  • Jane Austen Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Lower Deck Superior Suite - £100pp
  • Middle Deck Standard - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £450pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £550pp
  • Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Suite - £800pp
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