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EUROPE'S RIVERS & CASTLES

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COUNTRIES: FRANCE, GERMANY, LUXEMBOURG
RIVERS: RHINE, MOSELLE, MAIN, MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF FRANCE, GERMANY & LUXEMBOURG WITH THERESA

From the meandering Main to the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its multitude of castles to the vineyard-clad hills of the Moselle, enjoy Europe at its most picturesque. Let the storybook villages—Bernkastel, Cochem and Wertheim—captivate you; and Rothenburg, located on the Romantic Road, enchant you.

 

Marvel at the world's largest ceiling fresco in the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the beautiful Chagall windows while in Mainz.

 

Savor the many flavors of Germany with a chance to sample the world-famous wines of the Rheingau, the hearty smoked beer of Bamberg and Rüdesheim’s famed coffee.

 

Embark with me this October! I look forward to cruising along with you and exploring these beautiful regions of Europe!

EUROPE'S RIVERS & CASTLES 
7-NIGHT CRUISE FROM LUXEMBOURG TO NUREMBERG
with optional Paris and/or Prague

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Luxembourg


Board the AmaCerto rivership and we'll meet in the lounge, have some free time to explore, then enjoy our first cocktail hour followed by our first multi-course dinner.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

Alken - Rudesheim


Head to fairytale Cochem and visit the Reichsburg Castle followed by a walking tour. As an alternative, visit one of Europe’s oldest working mustard mills where you will sample Cochem’s famous mustard. Or, enjoy a guided walking tour of Koblenz, a historic town located at the northern end of the Rhine Gorge where you will visit the town’s famous Clock Tower. Later in the day, set sail for Rüdesheim, where you can visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or enjoy the town’s iconic Rüdesheimer coffee, served ceremoniously with whipped cream and brandy

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

Wertheim

 

Wertheim’s old town center still features half­timbered houses and the Gothic architecture of the Stiftskirche, its oldest Protestant church. You may either join a guided walking tour through the historic city center or learn the art of pretzel making with a visit to a local bakery. For those seeking a more active adventure, take a scenic bike ride through the Main River Valley or hike high above the town for a visit to the castle, one of the most picturesque ruins in Germany.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Schweich - Bernkastel

Trier is Germany’s oldest city, renowned for its rich ancient Roman past, and referred to as the “Rome of the North” or “Second Rome” as it has impressive Roman relics and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Join a guided tour of the city, including the old Roman amphitheater,  Roman Baths and Basilica of Constantine. Alternatively, go in search of the secrets of the Porta Nigra Gate, dating back to 180 A.D., on a tour that takes you back to a time when Rome ruled the world from the Emperor’s seat in Trier. You also have the choice of a hike high above Trier to Petrisberg. Later in the day, sail to Bernkastel. Walk through its colorful Old Town center and past many medieval and Renaissance buildings on a guided tour that also includes a winery visit and tasting. Those seeking an active adventure can opt to trek up to the ruins of Landshut Castle, which dates all the way back to the 9th century. 

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Friday, October 6, 2023

Rudesheim

 

Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue or allow yourself to be treated to a wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards above the Rhine River. As an alternative, head to the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers to Mainz, where you’ll enjoy a walking tour of its Old Town, brimming with quaint narrow streets, Baroque churches and half­timbered houses. You’ll also have a chance to visit the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, best known for its blue Chagall windows

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

Wurzburg

 

Enjoy a city tour of Würzburg, bursting with Baroque splendor. Or visit Würzburg’s Baroque Residenz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features an opulent interior, including a grand fresco by Tiepolo. Or stretch your legs while hiking to Würzburg Castle. Alternately, go on a full­day excursion to Rothenburg, Germany’s best­preserved walled town located on the Romantic Road.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Eltmann

 

Head to Bamberg, which has been referred to as “Franconian Rome” as, like Rome, it was built on seven hills—but in Bamberg, a church graces each one. Bamberg’s medieval and Baroque architecture has withstood the test of time and, as such, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem where you’ll see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions, and afterwards, indulge in the town’s famous smoked beer, Rauchbier. Or, indulge in the culinary specialties of Bamberg, including licorice root, Hornla pastries, traditional German sausage and smoked beer. As a more invigorating alternative, pedal from Eltmann to Bamberg, meeting the ship there later in the day

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Nuremberg

 

Bid farewell to the ship in Nuremberg and prepare for your flight home. 

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