European Luxury River Cruises

VIKING – Cities Of Light, Paris to Prague – 12 days

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Introduction

This 12-day journey takes you on a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers and includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Pragu.  Fall in love with the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague and its countless spires and  vibrant cultural scene.

DAY 1 Paris

Arrive in Paris and transfer from the Charles de Gaulle airport to your hotel for a 2-night stay. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore this exciting and romantic city—or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and start getting oriented.

DAY 2 Paris

Today, take a drive along the Champs Elysées, past the Arc de Triomphe to the world-famous Louvre. The remainder of the day is free to see more of Paris—explore Montmartre, visit a museum or take a moonlit cruise along the Seine River. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. (B)

DAY 3 Paris, Luxembourg & Trier

Today, visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and pay homage to the many Americans who lost their lives during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. On a guided city tour, see the beautiful city of Luxembourg  and continue to Trier to embark your ship. Dinner is served aboard the ship. (B, D)

DAY 4 Trier & Bernkastel

This morning, take a tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, set on the banks of the Moselle River. See the wonderfully preserved Roman Porta Nigra, Church of Our Lady and Trier Cathedral . Lunch aboard as your ship departs. Enjoy scenic cruising along the Moselle this afternoon until dinnertime when we dock in Bernkastel. After your evening meal, you can take a walk through cobblestone streets of this charming town, or join an optional wine-tasting excursion in this famous wine region. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 Cochem & Koblenz

Today, a walking tour takes you through the quaint Moselle town of Cochem before visiting the imposing Reichsburg Castle. Relax and eat lunch while sailing the scenic Moselle to Koblenz, arriving in the evening during dinner. Explore the cobbled streets and cafés, or stay aboard and hear folk tales about the Moselle. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 Rüdesheim

Today you find yourself cruising through the amazing Middle Rhine, lined with medieval castles, historic towns and vineyards—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for a tour of he region’s best-preserved Marksburg Castle,  then continue cruising to Rüdesheim. Take some free time to enjoy the restaurants, bars and shops lining Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse, or take an optional wine-tasting excursion. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 Heidelberg

Today’s full-day excursion takes you to Heidelberg, an ancient city that is home to Germany’s oldest university. Visit the imposing red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle which was originally built in the 12th century but twice destroyed by lightning. Also included is a  guided walk through Heidelberg’s Old Town and marketplace and lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your ship for dinner and departure. (B, L, D)

DAY 8 Würzburg

Disembark in Karlstadt and take a half-day excursion to the charming Franconian wine town of Würzburg. Tour the Bishops’ Residenz, a beautiful baroque palace with many frescoes and paintings. Take free time in Würzburg this afternoon, or join an optional journey along the Romantic Road to the walled medieval village of Rothenburg. Meet your ship in Würzburg and enjoy dinner aboard; remain docked overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 9 Bamberg

This morning, enjoy scenic cruising along the Main River and relax as you make your way eastward through the Franconia region of Germany. After lunch we visit the historic town of Bamberg which was founded in 902 and was an important center of the German Enlightenment. Enjoy a walking tour of Bamberg’s beautifully preserved Old Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then take some free time to explore or perhaps sample the town’s famous locally brewed smoky beer, Rauchbier. Dine aboard your ship later. (B, L, D)

 

DAY 10 Bamberg, Nuremberg & Prague

 

After breakfast disembark in Bamberg and transfer by coach to Nuremberg for a tour of this Bavarian city. See Zeppelin Field, the former Nazi parade grounds and the Palace of Justice, historic home of the Nuremberg Trials. After lunch on your own, transfer to Prague and check in to your hotel for a 2-night stay. Later, take some free time to begin exploring the city. (B)

 

DAY 11 Prague

This morning, tour Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires.” Take a guided walk through Old Town to the famed Charles Bridge and then travel to Hradcany for a guided tour inside  St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure; spend some time in historic Wenceslas Square, see the Town Hall’s intricate 15th-century Astronomical Clock or discover the city’s Jewish heritage in the Josefov Quarter. (B)

Optional: Enjoy a wonderful afternoon atLobkowicz Palace in the Prague Castle for an exclusive look at the art collection, a private concert and an elegant lunch. (This optional excursion can be booked in advance, no later than 30 days prior to sailing. Limited space will be available for in-destination booking.)

DAY 12 Prague

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight home. Why not extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Prague. Tour the famed Prague Castle, see the landmark Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and discover more of this beautiful city. (B)

The following meals are included:
B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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SAVE on many 2015 itineraries.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:
+ Return flights
+ Deluxe accommodation
+ Shore excursions
+ Delicious on board meals with complimentary wine

Paris 2-night pre-extension – From £399 per person

Prague 2-night post-extension – From £399 per person

 

2015 CHECK-IN DATES
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