Enjoy an extended stay in Berlin before beginning in Mainz where you’ll sail to Wiesbaden, a spa town known for its mineral springs. Sail onwards to Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region and visit picturesque settings fit for TV and film sets. Marksburg Castle brings fairytale-like Koblenz to life, while the slopes of the Moselle Valley are yours to explore by bike in Cochem. Uncover Trier’s beautifully preserved Roman remains on a guided walk and, in Bernkastel, you’ll taste the town’s finest wines within a truly majestic surrounding.
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel in Berlin, your home for the next two nights.
Today, you will be invited on a guided tour of Berlin, where you can discover how its tangible history can be seen on every street. Enjoy learning about Berlin Cathedral and the iconic Berlin Wall, a feature point that holds the memory of how the city was both divided and reunited. After your tour, you are free to explore at leisure, perhaps discovering the creating lifestyles of the people who call Berlin their home. Included Excursion A guided tour of Berlin (B)
After breakfast, fly to Frankfurt and be transferred to the luxurious surrounds of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. (B/D)
Famous for its mineral springs dating back to Roman times, your morning guided tour of Wiesbaden will pass by the Russian Chapel. Visit the old town, the castle and the Kurhaus, and enjoy the magnificent view over the city and the Rhine Valley. Witness some fine examples of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wilhelmine architecture on the way to the Kochbrunnen hot spring, where you can take a sip of hot water. Included Excursion Walking tour of Wiesbaden DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Frankfurt with tasting (extra expense) (B/L/D)
Start your day with a visit to Eberbach Abbey. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in the Rheingau Region. Founded in 1136 by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (Burgundy), the monastery was one of the most active in Germany, and also boasted the largest vineyards in medieval Germany. Today, the abbey continues to make exquisite wines and offers guided tours, enabling everyone to enjoy its history and architectural splendour. It is even the setting for the season five trailer of the popular television series Game of Thrones. Alternatively, enjoy an active hike up the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument located in the Niederwald, near Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hesse. It overlooks the Rhine Valley and was built in the late 1800s to commemorate the Unification of Germany. Included Excursion Visit to Eberbach Abbey EmeraldACTIVE Hike to Niederwalddenkmal (B/L/D)
Wonderfully maintained inside and out, Marksburg Castle boasts a selection of typical interiors including the castle kitchen, the knight’s hall, the armoury and an inviting wine cellar. The attractive light-stoned walls of the castle are protected by an outer fortress and, with a single tower peering over the turrets and castle walls, it looks not unlike something you would find in a Brothers Grimm tale. Enjoy a visit to the Imperial castle in Cochem which stands majestically over the Moselle River Valley. A wonderful invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy a beautiful afternoon in one the highest castles on the Moselle River. EmeraldACTIVE Guided hike to Marksburg Castle EmeraldPLUSCochem Castle visit with entertainment Included Excursion Visit to Marksburg castle (B/L/D)
Today, you will enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem during a guided tour of its well-preserved sites. You’ll see the remains of the historic town wall with its old fortifications, as well as the town hall and its many other gems. Included Excursion Guided tour of Cochem EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour near Cochem (B/L/D)
In southwest Germany, near the Luxemburg border, the city of Trier is a hidden treasure often called the “Rome of the North”. During your guided tour, explore the ruins of the old city baths, a hive of activity during ancient times, and the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps. Included Excursion Guided tour of Trier DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Luxembourg (extra expense) (B/L/D)
Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area. Included Excursion Walking tour of Bernkastel EmeraldPLUS Wine experience in Bernkastel EmeraldACTIVE Bike tour near Bernkastel (B/L/D)
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.
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