Highlights
  • Explore  beautiful old city Trier
  • Opportunity to Cruise along the beautiful Moselle River to Bernkastel
  • Visit Miltenberg
  • Cruise through the Main–Danube Canal, to Bamberg and explore UNESCO world heritage site

The Rhine, the Moselle, the Main: easily some of Europe’s most scenic and culturally-significant waterways. Travel all three on an unforgettable cruise from Trier to Nuremberg, taking in stunning vistas of mountainside vineyards, ancient castles, and charming hamlets along the way. Additional days in Paris and Prague, two of the world’s liveliest and most striking capitals, make the 15-day Paris to Prague tour a can’t-miss for those wishing to experience the very best the region has to offer. From the wide, tree-lined boulevards of Paris where you’ll see the Eiffel Tower lit up in all its splendour, to the narrow, cobblestoned streets of Prague where a fairytale castle overlooks the city from above, each and every stop on this extraordinary itinerary will have your cameras flashing at breakneck speed.

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Destinations
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport
Rivers & Seas
  • Main River
  • Moselle River
  • Rhine River
Ship Name
  • Emerald Star-Ships

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Emerald Waterways Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.9 Meals
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Legends of Moselle, Rhine and Main

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PFB

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Awesome!!! Best river cruise! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just completed a 15 day Amsterdam to Budapest cruise and it was really great. Our ship was spotless...with all the chrome and glass you can only imagine the amount of polishing to keep fingerprint free. Also, the baked Alaska was as good as any 5 star ocean cruise (probably as good as 6 star but I've never sailed on a 6 star ship). I highly recommend Emerald if you are thinking about a river cruise. By the way we were docked directly across from the Parliament building and the views at night were spectacular.
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Will Absolutely go again! January 2017

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Absolutely outstanding and fun crew on the Sun from Amsterdam to Budapest in mid-october! Very clean and comfortable ship and rooms. Cruise Director Patricia did a great job keeping us all informed of activities and details. Hotel Director Robert obviously loves his job as well as his staff, since they all always made us feel welcome. All the staff did a great job.
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Would highly recommend August 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had an excellent 15 day cruise Amsterdam-Budapest on Emerald Sun May 30-June 13, 2015. The staff, the food, the cabin, the amenities on board exceeded expectations. The tours covered the right amount of history and important landmarks and highlights at each city/town. And we had enough free time at each port. Simona, our Cruise Director is extremely good at her job. Very personable, hardworking and engaging. She represents Emerald Waterways very well. Even though this boat was only launched in April 2015 , everything ran smoothly from the guests' perspective and the staff seemed to get along extremely well having only worked together for a short time. They all worked extremely hard at keeping all the guests happy. Would highly recommend Emerald Waterways.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Trier

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Trier. Transfer* to your award-winning Emerald Waterways river cruise ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board with your fellow travellers. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

Day 2: Trier

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning explore the ruins of the old city baths, once a hive of activity during ancient times and the Porta Nigra, the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps on your guided walking tour of Trier. Enjoy time at leisure before lunch on board and an afternoon cruise along the beautiful Moselle River to Bernkastel.

Day 3: Bernkastel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. On this morning’s guided walking tour, stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. Return to your ship for lunch and sail on to Koblenz. Emerald Active: Guided biking tour.

Day 4: Koblenz

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cruise to the 2000 year old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a guided walking tour before free time to wander through the town and take in the views from the cable car. Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing through countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pflazgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.

Day 5: Miltenberg

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Take a guided tour of Miltenberg or join Emerald Active for a guided hike to Wertheim Castle dating back to the 8th century (active fitness level).

Day 6: Würzburg

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork.

OPTIONAL TOUR Wine tasting in the cellar of the Bishops’ Residenz (additional expense)

Day 7: Bamberg

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Relax on board this morning as we cruise through the Main–Danube Canal, to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation on your guided city tour. Perhaps try a smoked beer, a specialty brew considered a delicacy to the area.

Day 8: Nuremberg Disembarkation

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast it’s time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer* to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary

Dates & Pricing
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$ 2,720

Price Per Day:

$ 340 per day
 
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Ship Name

Emerald Star-Ships

Ship Description

Emerald Star-Ships

On an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can expect stylish and spacious ships, designed to ensure the most comfortable journey. What you wouldn’t have expected is a brand new fleet, custom-built to offer more space per guest than most other operators and to incorporate many spectacular ship innovations, unique to river cruising.

Deck & Cabin Plans

Sun deck

Sun Deck

Horizon Deck

Horizon Deck

Trip Includes
  • 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities including a wine tasting in Bernkastel
  • 20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including a Welcome Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily
  • A variety of on board evening entertainment
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Bicycles on board for daily use
  • Airport transfer within Europe*
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board
  • All gratuities
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including a Welcome Gala Dinner

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
Trier
End City
Nuremberg
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Notice. Cancellation notices must be issued to Emerald in writing during its regular office hours. Any changes to your tour departure date or name changes will be deemed a cancellation and the applicable cancellation fees will apply.

Cancellation Fees. In the event of cancellation, you will be liable to pay Emerald cancellation fees calculated in accordance with the following table. Please note that in the event of cancellation you may also be obligated to pay cancellation fees to third parties including, without limitation, airlines.

NO. OF DAYS’ NOTICE PRIOR CANCELLATION CHARGE

TO TOUR COMMENCEMENT (per person)

  • 90 days and greater Loss of Tour Deposit
  • 89-60 days 35% of Tour Price
  • 59-30 days 50% of Tour Price
  • Less than 30 days 100% of Tour Price

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