From selected local departure points we cross the Channel to Calais and continue through Belgium and on to Cologne, for a late dinner on board.
Cruising overnight we reach Koblenz at the gateway to the Rhine tourist area. This afternoon sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and reach Rudesheim, the popular tourist centre, renowned for its narrow alleys and famous wine taverns.
An overnight and morning cruise to Aschaffenburg where our coach excursion includes the old town and an opportunity to visit Schloss Johannisberg, the majestic 17th century palace overlooking the River Main. Then cruise onward to delightful Miltenberg by mid-evening.
A full day cruising on the River Main, with a short call at Wertheim, nicknamed ‘little Heidelberg’, to reach the historic city of Wurzburg at about midnight.
A morning coach excursion to Festung Marienberg viewpoint, offering fabulous views across the city of Wurzburg before re-joining the ship at Ochsenfurt. Continuing upstream through the peaceful countryside of Franconia, to arrive at Schweinfurt.
Cruise to Bamberg, the ‘Treasure chest of Franconia’, to join the Main-Danube canal, 106 miles in length and connecting the two rivers to complete the ability to navigate cross Europe by water. We reach Nuremberg by late evening.
Our coach excursion gives us the opportunity to visit Nuremberg, known for its wartime associations, hilltop Kaiserburg and the restored Lorenzkirche. We re-board at Hilpoltstein to climb through rural Bavaria on the beautifully engineered canal, to reach a summit height of 1,332ft. above sea level, through massive locks with a lifting height of up to 78ft. We continue into the scenic Altmuhl Valley to reach picturesque Riedenburg by mid-evening.
Today we leave the canal and join the mighty Danube at Kelheim, cruising downstream to historic Regensburg, an old Roman city, for the evening..
Today we cruise through pastoral landscapes on the Danube to reach the gorgeous small city of Passau on the Austrian border by mid afternoon for our final night on board.
This morning we disembark at Passau for our coach journey back through Germany to Cologne for our final overnight stay and dinner.
To Calais for the Channel crossing, before returning home to our original joining points.
Grand UK Brochure Price in Black
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Tel Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote River Cruise Holidays reference RIVER55
11 Days Full Board* Departs May 8 - Deck and cabin location
Main (lower) deck
Promenade (upper) deck
All prices £'s per person. Departure code: C. Single cabin supplement: Main Deck: £219*, Promenade Deck: £329* (*Limited availability) For passport and insurance details - call reservations. Departure points are restricted - call for details.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Grand UK Holidays Terms and Conditions
Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability.
Disclaimer: Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website.
Grand UK Holidays
European River Cruise Adventure
11 Days by Coach - 7% Discount
Tour prices from only £1023
This cruise will take you from Germany to Austria, by the Rivers Main and Rhine, the new canal and the River Danube. There is a lot of cruising, with nine nights on board, many locks to negotiate, much to experience, and dozens of interesting and picturesque places to see, but the overall pace is as leisurely and relaxing as possible.
River Cruise Holidays offer a 7% discount on all Grand UK tours. To book this fascinating river cruisre call Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote River Cruise Holidays reference RIVER55.
Discount of 7% on all Grand UK river cruise holidays. To book call Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote RIVER55 for the rivercruiseholidays.com discounted price.
The Esmeralda is a spacious, superior river cruise ship, with a homely, friendly atmosphere. Public areas include a forward lounge/bar on the Promenade (upper) Deck, a separate restaurant on the Main (lower) Deck, and a partially covered open-air Sun Deck. There is a lift between Promenade and Main Decks, and a stair lift between Promenade and Sun Decks. The Esmeralda offers 63 twin-bedded cabins, which are located on the Promenade and the Main Deck. Cabins are identical, with a picture window, shower and toilet, satellite television, telephone, safe deposit box and continental electricity socket (220volts). Promenade Deck cabins are higher above the waterline and have better views. The ship is fully air-conditioned throughout.
Please note: Whilst there is a lift onboard, wheelchair access to/from the ship is not possible.
- Free local joining points
- All coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated
- Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
- Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
- Half board in overnight hotel*
- Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
- Tour Manager escorted