Bavaria & The Romantic Rhine
- Duration: -1 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TRIVBAVAR18/SR9A
- Travel Type: Air
Join us as we glide through two of nature’s corridors, which lead you through the heart of Europe and reveal the beautiful sights and fascinating history of Germany. Our cruise starts Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands. Enjoy the open landscape before the riverbanks rise dramatically on either side and medieval castles assert a commanding presence – this is the Rhine Gorge, a stretch of the river celebrated for its evident beauty and mysterious legends. We then join the Main river and stop to explore Miltenberg, the pearl of the river and Wüzburg, before following the Main Danube canal as far as Nuremberg. With the comforts of our 4 star ship to enjoy every day, you have the perfect balance of relaxing and exploring.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Return travel from the UK
- One night's bed and breakfast accommodation (coach & rail only)
- Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together & party night
- En suite cabin accommodation aboard the MS Serenity
- Eight nights’ cruise on a full board basis
- Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
- Entertainment every night of your cruise
- Visits to Amsterdam, Cologne, Rudesheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, Wurzburg, Bamberg & Nuremberg
- Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager
Day 1: UK – Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship.
Day 2: Amsterdam – Cologne
This morning you are free to explore Amsterdam or join our optional city tour which takes in the main sights. We cast off this afternoon for Cologne.
Day 3: Cologne
Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along to the largest city on the Rhine, Cologne. Here you can join our optional walking tour which also visits the enormous gothic cathedral.
Day 4: Cologne - Rüdesheim
Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along the Rhine, which leads us through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Lorelei. We stop at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim where you can enjoy many highlights on our optional excursion, including a cable car ride for panoramic views across the Rhine valley. Join our evening optional excursion visiting a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s delicious wine.
Day 5: Rüdesheim - Mainz
Mainz, is a fascinating city heralded as the wine capital of Germany. Here you have the morning free to explore or join our optional coach excursion visiting the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university.
Day 6: Miltenberg
This morning you are can enjoy free time to explore the historic Miltenberg, the pearl of the river Main. The half-timbered houses fill the Old Market Place. The oldest part of the town sits between the Main River and the mountain Greinberg. This afternoon we set sail for Würzburg
Day 7: Würzburg
This morning you are free to explore the city of Würzburg, which served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for centuries. Join our optional excursion to visit Würzburg Palace – one of the finest pieces of baroque art in the world, its 8th century church and the Fortress Marienberg.
Day 8: Bamberg
We arrive in Bamberg in the afternoon, which is located at the start of the Main-Danube canal. Surrounded by seven hills, it boasts the most intact centre in Germany with the old town listed as a world heritage site because of its authentic medieval appearance. Join our city tour to enjoy the main sights including the cathedral, Altenburg Castle, the Old Town Hall and the former Benedictine Monastery. This evening we cruise along the Main-Danube canal towards Nuremberg.
Day 9: Nuremberg (Rail) – Cologne (Coach) / UK (Air)
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark our ship. We have free time in Nuremberg which is Bavaria’s second largest city after Munich. It combines medieval and modern life in an area filled with gothic churches, aristocratic houses, fountains, memorials and romantic corners. Our optional excursion is a great way to make the most of our visit before we check in at our hotel – those travelling by rail stay in Nuremberg and those travelling by coach are taken to Cologne. Those travelling by air set off on the return journey in the morning.
Day 10: Nuremberg (Rail) / Cologne (Coach) – UK
We set off this morning for our return journey to the UK.
This 4 star ship exudes luxury and style together with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, so you can enjoy an unforgettable cruise experience. Accommodation for 190 passengers is split over three decks which are all accessible by a lift. Excellent service and attention to detail are the priority of the captain and crew who are looking forward to welcoming you on board.
Main Deck cabins on the lower deck feature two small viewing windows, twin beds which are folded away during the day, allowing more space. Amenities include air-conditioning, en suite shower with wc, radio, satellite TV, safe and hairdryer. There is also a small desk and chair. Middle Deck cabins feature large sliding windows, two separate beds that are folded into sofas during the day, giving you space to relax in your cabin during the day. Amenities include air-conditioning, en suite shower with wc, radio, satellite TV, safe and hairdryer. Again there is a small desk and chair. Panorama Deck cabins which are the highest standard cabin aboard the ms Serenity are located on the upper deck and boast a French Balcony offering excellent river views. The cabins feature twin beds that are folded away during the day and amenities include air-conditioning, en suite shower with wc, radio, satellite TV, safe and hairdryer. As with all the other cabins there is a small desk and chair.
The spacious and attractive lounge is located on the main deck and ensures much cosiness on board. It’s a great place to meet your fellow guests and relax as you watch the scenery pass by. Lido Bar A unique feature aboard the ms Serenity is the lovely Lido bar situated to the rear of the Panorama deck which leads out to an outdoor terrace. Here you can sit and enjoy the fresh air whilst socialising over a drink or two!
The spacious Panorama Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy your included meals, where you are looked after by the highly professional and friendly service team. Meals are served at a single sitting and the menus include international cuisine along with traditional local dishes, freshly prepared by your onboard chef. Sun Deck On the Sun Deck you can enjoy commanding views of the river whilst you relax in comfortable surroundings. The area is equipped with furniture including comfortable lounge chairs and awnings. There is also a lift on board which allows access to every deck on the ship.Back to top