Prague to Paris & Legends of Moselle, Rhine and Main

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River Cruise
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 str...
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Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • 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

What's this trip about?

    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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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range12 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityPrague
End CityParis

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • Czechia


  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Bamberg
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Koblenz
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Nuremberg
  • Paris
  • Prague


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • River cruise
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Trains & Rail

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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Travel Map

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 Internationa...

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...

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 pr...

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 w...

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 temptresse...

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 ...

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 É...

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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Dates & Availability

Price From $4,115
Price per day$294
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Aug 2020

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We booked an Emerald Waterways river cruise a year ago and paid in full to get a discount. A river cruise was on our bucket list and our travel agent raved on and on...



Jun 2019


All the staff were excellent, polite, helpful and cheerful.



Jun 2019

It's such a great way

I loved going into the pool in the mornings - it's such a great way to start the day off!

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Emerald Waterways

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For the first time in six years, a new river cruise company is taking to Europe’s rivers. In 2014, Emerald Waterways made its debut and you’re invited to be among the very first guests to experience the next generation of European river cruising.

When it comes to exploring Europe, there’s nothing average about our itineraries. Our carefully crafted cruises range from 8 to 15 days, and take you to many of the most fantastic villages, towns and cities lining Europe’s Danube and Rhine rivers. And because we want you to fully appreciate the places you visit, we also include special experiences that uncover more than just the usual tourist attractions.

Launching a new fleet of custom-built Star Ships gave us a blank canvas to create a completely new design, and introduce an array of spectacular innovations you wouldn’t expect on a river cruise ship. To begin with, our ships boast an onboard heated swimming pool with retractable roof, which in the evening, transforms into a cinema.

And as an alternative to our main restaurant, Reflections, we offer alfresco dining on The Terrace at breakfast and lunch. Each of our ships offer a great range of cabins for you to choose from, including the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite – a completely new type of cabin, designed by us. To replace the run-of-the-mill French Balcony that is commonplace on river cruise ships, we created a new kind of indoor balcony, complete with a decked area and our ingenious open-air system. With the touch of a button, the upper half of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to let in fresh air and provide full panoramic views of the landscape.


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Ship & cabin information
Emerald Star-Ships
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.
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
Sun Deck Horizon Deck
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.



  • 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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Meals Included

20 meals: 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

Age Requirements
12 years and up
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