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Medieval Germany River Cruise

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Experience more with so much included

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • Return scheduled flights from 6 regional airports
  • Seven guided tours, including Bamberg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Ochsenfurt, Miltenburg, Wertheim, and Mainz
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner   
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
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At a Glance
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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
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

 

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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 sole occupancy 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
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

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City Stay Options

3 night City Stay in Munich from only £660pp

In 2023 - add four days to your holiday, staying at the centrally located Novotel Munich.

Discover world-class museums and superb food markets, explore the vibrant neighbourhoods and sample some of Bavaria’s hearty cuisine at one of the many beer gardens. The Marienplatz lies at the heart of Munich and it is here that you can see the famous Altes Rathaus and the chiming Glockenspiel.  Find out more

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The Frauenkirche church in the Bavarian city of Munich
 

3 night City Stay in Frankfurt from only £345pp

In 2023 - add four days to your holiday, staying at the centrally located Holiday Inn Frankfurt Alte Oper.

Discover quaint Römerberg square, at the heart of the Altstadt and visit the magnificent gothic cathedral or take a ride to the top of the soaring Main Tower for superb panoramic views. The art-filled Städel Museum is also just across the river and the main shopping area is within easy reach of the hotel. Find out more

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Frankfurt Old Town, Germany

 

 

 

Our Drinks Package


 

7 night drinks package available from £129 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

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. View the example bar list.

To purchase the drinks package please call our reservations team.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Useful Information

Fact File

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

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

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.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability 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.

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

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