9 Day Christmas Markets River Cruise - Frankfurt to Regensburg

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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Experience the charm of the world-famous Christmas markets in Wertheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Regensburg Enjoy Christmas-themed entertainment aboard the Monarch Duchess Explore Frankfurt, a city of contrasts with both modern and historical influences Visit Wertheim, famous for its glasswork and Franconian wine Discover Wurzburg, know as the "Pearl of the Romantic Road" Walk in Bamberg's medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral In Nuremberg, view the historic Palace of Justice where the Nuremberg Trials were held Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
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End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe

Attractions

  • Bamberg
  • Frankfurt
  • Nuremberg

Trip includes

    • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Munich-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Queen or First Class Monarch Duchess
    • River port charges of $190 per person Cruise porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise Shore excursions per itinerary Entrance fees per itinerary Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Germany
Depart for Germany

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Frankfurt
Arrive in Frankfurt and transfer to the port. Embarkation begins at 2 PM. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. This evening, meet your Cruise Director, and enjoy a gala Welcome Dinner as it sets the festive mood for your delightful river cruise Overnight: River Cruise Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Frankfurt City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning, take a walking tour of the city with your local guide. Frankfurt is home of the European Central Bank and financial heart of Germany. Situated on the banks of the River Main, Frankfurt is a city of contrasts. Its famous modern skyline is a striking backdrop...
DAY 4, Thursday - Wertheim City Tour
Continue cruising this morning and marvel at the stunning scenery along the way. This afternoon, stroll through Wertheim on your guided tour, a charming German town well-known for its glassworks and Franconian wine. View half-timbered houses and the medieval town centre ...
DAY 5, Friday - Wurzburg City Tour & Christmas Market
Discover Wurzburg, named the "Pearl of the Romantic Road", with its dramatic Marienberg fortress, 15th century bridge and lush vineyards. Your walk takes you to the ornate Bishops' Residenz Palace, a stunning example of Baroque architecture, home to the largest ceiling f...
DAY 6, Saturday - Bamberg City Tour & Christmas Market
After a morning of scenic sailing, dock in historic Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your tour in the medieval city center with its impressive 11th century Romanesque cathedral and gorg...
DAY 7, Sunday - Nuremberg City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning, arrive in Nuremberg, Bavaria's energetic city with its history of almost one thousand years. View the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946, known as the Nuremberg Trials, and the chilling Nazi Rally Grounds where mass events ...
DAY 8, Monday - Regensburg City Tour & Christmas Market
This morning cruise. After lunch, explore Regensburg, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city's stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, Dom St. Peter, a...
DAY 9, Tuesday - Depart Germany
This morning transfer to the airport in Munich for your departure flight. The airport is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from the port. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 AM Meals: Breakfast

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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