• 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 £1349pp

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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

This morning, explore Mainz which was an important Roman city for 500 years, on a guided tour. Highlights include the 12th-century Dom St Martin, a spectacular Romanesque cathedral , the beautiful stained glass windows of St Stephen's church and the Gutenberg Museum which houses two rare Gutenberg Bibles. Perhaps visit the traditional taverns of the Old Town where you can sample the local beers.

Day 3 : Miltenberg - Wertheim

Miltenberg is one of Germany's best preserved medieval villages set against a backdrop of emerald forest. Accompanied by a local guide, see the magnificent gatehouse and stroll around the beautiful market place, home to Germany's oldest tavern and an ornate fountain. This afternoon, cruise under Miltenberg's red brick bridge and continue to Wertheim. A 12th-century castle overlooks the Old Town with its colourful buildings and impressive turrets. 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. Arrive in Wurzburg this afternoon for a guided tour before returning to the ship.

Day 5 : Rothenburg

Drive along the Romantic Road to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, situated on top of a hill with breathtaking views over the river below, whose beautiful Old Town nestles within well-preserved walls. A short drive takes us to Ochsenfurt, nestled on the banks of the Main. This afternoon, explore this picturesque little town with its romantic, half-timbered houses and ancient ramparts on a guided tour.

Day 6 : Bamberg

This afternoon 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.

Day 7 : Nuremberg

Enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg today, a city associated with World War II. See the fine historic buildings from Nuremberg's Imperial Age including the Kaiserburg Castle, Craftsmen's Court, the Church of St Lawrence and the picturesque Market Square, and perhaps sample some of Nuremberg's famous gingerbread.

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
  • 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 from £109pp

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