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Trip Type : River Cruise
Prague to Paris & Legends of Moselle, Rhine and Main tour

Prague to Paris & Legends of Moselle, Rhine and Main

Emerald Waterways
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
14 days
From: $ 4,115 $ 294 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore the sights of the Old Town Square
  • Explore Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city
  • Visit to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River
  • Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge
  • Explore the ruins of the old city, Trier
  • See Notre Dame Cathedral famous for the tale of Quasimodo
  • Explore the romance capital of the world

Short Description

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.

These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Trip Type River Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Prague
End City Paris

Trip Includes

  • 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice
  • 3 Night hotel stay in Paris at the Marriott River Gauche or similar
  • 3 Night stay at K+K Hotel Central Prague or Hotel Elephant or similar
  • 3 Emerald PLUS activities including a wine tasting in Bernkastel
  • 20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 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
  • TGV Train Transfer from Paris to Luxembourg
  • Airport transfer within Europe*
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board
  • All gratuities

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Prague

Welcome to Prague, one of Europe’s magical cities. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, this beautiful city is rich in history and is home to some of the world’s most pristine collections of architecture. You will be met at Prague International Airport and transferred* to your centrally located hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.

Day 2: Prague Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning we explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour. We see Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square and Astronomical Clock. After lunch we continue our tour and walk across the Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava, to board our coach to drive to the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle area. With our local guide we walk through Hradcany Square, and see the magnificent Loreta Monastery, and arrive at Hradcany Castle. Here we see Old Kings Palace, St. George´s Monastery, The National Gallery painting exhibition and Golden Lane. This evening we experience a night of dancing and entertainment at a Czech Highlight Dinner in a local tavern.

Day 3: Prague Day at Leisure

Meals: Breakfast

Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day’s exploring. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter. You will no doubt return to the lively atmosphere around the Charles Bridge for another look.

OPTIONAL TOUR Blatná Castle (additional expense)

Day 4: Prague - Nuremberg Embarkation

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning travel by coach from Prague to Nuremberg. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your award-winning Emerald Waterways river cruise ship.

Day 5: Bamberg

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning we arrive at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with original character and charm. At the centre of the town is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage.

Day 6: Wurzburg

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg followed by a visit to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7: Wertheim – 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. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the village and pass by the gothic Merchant Hall, an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. This afternoon cruise to Koblenz.

Day 8: Koblenz

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. We’ll pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the 2,000 year old town of Koblenz before free time to wander through the town and take in the views from the cable car.

Day 9: 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. Stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate on your guided walking tour. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village.

Day 10: Trier

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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.

Day 11: Disembarkation Amsterdam

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast we journey by coach from Trier to Metz then train to Paris. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.

Day 12: Paris

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

A sightseeing tour with a local guide takes you to see Notre Dame Cathedral famous for the tale of Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame. See the Obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and drive along the elegant Champs Élysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the River Seine finishing at the Eiffel Tower. This tour will give you an excellent overview of the city. Our day is completed with a Parisian dinner.

Day 13: Paris

Sightseeing is an endless pleasure in Paris, and your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day to explore the romance capital of the world. View the Mona Lisa at The Louvre or stroll the Champs Elysees.

OPTIONAL TOUR Excursion to Vaux-le-Vicomte Chateau and Garden (additional expense)

Day 14: Depart Paris

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred* to Charles de Gaulle International Airport for your onward or home bound flight.

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

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Prague to Paris & Legends of Moselle, Rhine and Main

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Awesome!!! Best river cruise!

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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!

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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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Amazing Vacation!

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We sailed on the Emerald Dawn from Nuremberg to Budapest, beginning on Sept 24 and ending on Oct 1. What an amazing vacation! We enjoyed first class accommodations, gourmet meals, fantastic service, interesting excursions and delightful cruising. I can't really find a fault and would highly recommend Emerald to anyone looking for a relaxing, enjoyable way to visit Central Europe.
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Excellent cruises with Emerald Waterways.

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The best River Boat in Europe. I love the first one, now booked in 2017. I have been on five river boats, Emerald Waterways is the best. The cabins are the best , the food is excellent, the ports are great. It is a beautiful ship.Take your friends and have a great time you will want to go on more cruises with Emerald Waterways.
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Everything is very good

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We are presently on one of the cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Everything is very good. Great value for the cost. The crew is outstanding.

Emerald river ship was exceptional

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We enjoyed the Rhein River cruise very much. The food and service on the Emerald river ship was exceptional. We will go on Emerald again.

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Ship Name

Emerald Star-Ships

Ship Stats

  • Sun Deck with Deck Chairs
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Sky Barbecue
  • Golf Putting Green
  • Games Area
  • Retractable Glass Roof
  • Walking Track
  • Daytime Pool & Bar / Evening Cinema
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Wellness Area
  • Fitness Area
  • Reflections Restaurant
  • Hairdresser

Ship Description

Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky, Emerald Star, Emerald Sun. 

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

All Deck & Cabin Plans

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

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

Trip ID#:

PraParEme

Trip Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included:

20 meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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