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Scenic Cruise From Cologne To Passau Or Passau To Cologne Along The Danube, Main & Rhine

Europe
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGGRD

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Experience the delights of three of Europe’s most picturesque waterways on this scenic river cruise, stopping in Cologne, Passau and Rüdesheim.
PRICE FROM ? £1699 per person
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Itinerary

October

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2 - The Romantic Road & Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    We head into Germany and travel along the scenic ‘Romantic Road’, visiting the charming medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, before an overnight stay in Bavaria, central Germany.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Passau

    We head to Passau, picturesquely set where the Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz Rivers. After some free time, we board our cruise ship, the MV Esmeralda, for our nine-night cruise. We cruise overnight from Passau to Regensburg.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Regensburg

    We cruise along the Danube towards Regensburg, arriving early afternoon. Regensburg is one of the largest and most well-preserved cities in Bavaria. Founded by the Romans, highlights include the Dom St. Peter and the Old Town Hall. Pretty squares offer an unspoilt view of the city’s architectural masterpieces. Why not join our optional city tour? We moor in Regensburg overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Kelheim

    We continue along the Danube to Kelheim, where we have free time before cruising to Bachhausen, arriving later this evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Nuremberg

    We cruise along the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. This historic city offers a bustling market square, which provides the main hub of activity, with its restaurants, shops and bars. To see more of the city, why not join our optional sightseeing tour?

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Bamberg

    We cruise to Bamberg on the River Main, one of the true highlights of Bavaria, best represented in its stunning medieval architecture and half-timbered buildings. Explore the winding streets, the Imperial Cathedral, Old Town Hall, the Royal Neue Residence and Bamberg’s ‘Little Venice’ area. To see more of the city, join our optional sightseeing tour. We cruise overnight to Kitzingen.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 - Wurzburg

    We arrive in Kitzingen this morning for a brief stop. Later this afternoon we continue our cruise on to Wurzburg, where we moor overnight. The city is known as 'The Pearl of the Romantic Road' and is home to the 18th century Residenz Palace, the Romanesque St. Kilian Cathedral and the old Main Bridge.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9 - Wertheim

    We cruise to Wertheim. Enjoy a relaxing day of sailing while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Main River.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 - Mainz & Rüdesheim

    Relax as we continue our cruise towards Mainz, arriving around lunchtime. After calling at Mainz, the ship continues its cruise to Rudesheim, or alternatively, why not join our optional excursion by coach to Heidelberg, before rejoining the ship at Rudesheim.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 - Rhine Gorge & Cologne

    A day of fantastic scenery as we cruise through the Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Loreley Rock. We continue past vineclad slopes and majestic fortresses, before reaching our final destination, Cologne, the capital of the Rhineland. Spend the afternoon exploring this fine city with its main focal point being the Dom Cathedral.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12

    We disembark and return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will spend nine nights aboard the 3-star MV Esmeralda. Cabin accommodation is on two decks: main and promenade. There is a lounge with bar, restaurant and sun deck. All cabins have twin beds, en suite facilities with shower, picture window and a safe. The MV Esmeralda has a lift between the main deck and the promenade deck, and a stair lift between the promenade deck and the sun deck. Your overnight hotels in Belgium and Germany will be in city-style hotels. Back to top