Heart of Germany - 2018

Regensburg • Nuremberg • Bamberg • Würzburg • Koblenz
  • Discover the medieval charms of UNESCO-named Bamberg
  • Explore Regensburg, where modern culture meets historic architecture
  • Cruise the gorgeous Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy unforgettable castle views in Heidelberg
  • Wander the lavish rooms of the UNESCO-named Würzburg Residenz
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion

PACING: You'll visit 5 ports of call in 8 days, spending 7 nights aboard a Vantage Deluxe European River Cruise Ship. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, with their castle-crowned vistas and medieval townships. This itinerary features overnight and full-day stays in many ports, with the ship departing late in the evening.

EASY & FAST WALKING TOURS: On your Rhine, Main & Danube holiday river cruise, you'll have a chance to join included walking tours that go at an easier leisurely pace or some that go at a faster clip, depending upon your abilities and preferences. Either way, you won't miss any highlights, and on some tours you'll have free time to walk on your own.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: This is a moderately active itinerary featuring a mix of panoramic (driving) sightseeing tours and walking tours. Much of the walking on tours is over uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths. Motorcoaches are used whenever possible to bring you as close to the pedestrian centers as the historic preservation of these older towns and cities allow. Castle and museum visits often require climbing flights of stairs.

CULTURAL FOCUS: A Rhine, Main, and Danube river cruise is the perfect way to take in the legendary regional scenery, which has been lauded in music and writing throughout the ages. The fairytale nature of the region is enchanting, while the historic importance of the rivers to the heritage of Germany is evident as well. What's more, because this is an offseason cruise, you'll explore each destination without the distracting on crowds. Vantage's exclusive "Cultural Connections" activities, which include lectures, demonstrations, concerts, wine tastings, and a few meals ashore in local restaurants, provide you with opportunities to truly experience the cultures and traditions of the places you visit.

Please Note: Port Times & Itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels may affect itinerary. Christmas markets are subject to local customs — opening days and times are subject to change.

Important Notice:The above day-by-day itinerary is preliminary and subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert. In addition, should there be an extreme change in water levels, Vantage will do everything possible to provide either the included excursion or an alternate excursion at Vantage’s discretion.

Please Note: Port Times & Itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels may affect itinerary.

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Single Travelers 8 Single-Occupancy Cabins (127 sq ft) with the most single-friendly prices. A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement.  The ONLY deluxe tour operator in Europe with specially built single cabins.
Included Tours 12 Included Tours & Cultural Connections Shore Excursions The Most Included Tours!
Special Features Festive onboard entertainment 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Informative lectures & presentations on board Complimentary bicycle use 6 days of "choice is yours" excursions, guided "Taste of Christmas," "Village Day," and "Gentle Walking" programs Quietvox audio headsets on shore excursions The most complimentary bikes, culinary demos, and included features—exclusive to Vantage travelers! Special tours highlighting art, history architecture, and UNESCO sites
Meals 20 meals, —competitive meal inclusions, plus spa dining and holiday specialties! 19 meals Competitive meal inclusions, plus grand Captain's Dinner, Captain's Welcome & Farewell receptions
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