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Experience more with so much included

  • Visit to Mainz – capital of the Rhineland and once home to Gutenberg
  • See the attractive medieval towns of Wertheim & Miltenberg
  • Enjoy a guided tour of elegant Würzburg
  • Discover the Romantic Road plus picturesque and beautifully preserved 16th century Rothenburg
  • Guided tour of medieval Bamberg, one of Europe’s most beautiful small cities
  • Tour of Nuremberg – steeped in modern and ancient history
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your arrival day until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge
  • Return flights and transfers included

Departures available exclusively for solo travellers

Selected departures up to October 2019 & May to September 2020

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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
7 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Explore Medieval Germany in its purest form, cruise the  gentle meanders of the Main and mighty Danube discovering the aptly named Romantic Road, the twisting streets of medieval Bamberg, enchanting Rothenburg and fascinating Nuremberg. Following embarkation in Mainz we enjoy a leisurely start with time to explore this pretty town, with its stunning Romanesque cathedral and timber-clad buildings, at the very scenic heart of the country’s famous winelands. Our cruise along the Main with its characteristic meandering bends takes us firstly to idyllic Miltenberg, a fantastically well-preserved medieval village set against a spectacular backdrop of lush green forests and rolling hillsides.

Then it’s on to delightful Wertheim, off the well-trodden tourist trail, its ancient castle standing proud over the neat, pretty houses and colourful market square below. Further delights are uncovered as we arrive in Wurzburg, the most elegant of Bavarian cities, crowned by the stunning Baroque palace, a relic of a bygone age. Take the Romantic Road to Rothenburg on our optional tour for spectacular views of the river below as it winds its way through this fairy-tale land. The beauty of Bamberg never fails to enchant as our cruise arrives in undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Europe. Sitting atop lush green hills, the spires of the stunning cathedral stretch to the sky above, whilst below the winding streets and quaint squares are a delight to explore. More picture perfect views  as we awake in historic Nuremberg, synonymous with the Second World War, but today an intriguing and stunning city once again with its ornate Gothic church and bustling market, a fitting finale to our magical cruise along one of Europe’s most spectacular waterways.

Your Itinerary

Medieval Germany on the MS Jane Austen

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge. 

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Due to locks and low bridges the rear main part of the sun deck will be closed between Mainz and Nuremberg. The other outside areas in front of the lounge, the lido bar and the lower section of the sun deck in front of the wheel house are still accessible.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Personalise Your Holiday

Enjoy an additional 3 guided walks at £29pp - exclusive to 26th September 2019 departure

Experience Wertheim, Würzburg and Bamberg on foot with an expert local guide. See a different side of these fascinating cities in the Autumn sun. Make sure you take your camera! Please visit our Walk, Discover & Cruise page for further details, or call our Reservations Team. 

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Frankfurt Airport Mainz 45 mins
Munich Airport Nuremburg 2 hrs

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight time:  Approx. 1 hr 50 mins
  • Language: German
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Germany

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Low Locks & Bridges

Due to locks and low bridges along this stretch of river, the rear main part of the sun deck will be closed between Mainz and Nuremberg. The other outside areas in front of the lounge, the lido bar and the lower section of the sun deck in front of the wheel house are still accessible.

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