Arrive at Cologne Bonn Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Featured Excursions: Cologne.
Braubach, cruising the romantic Rhine River
Exclusive Nierstein 'Village Day' with vineyard tractor ride, Riesling wine tasting and naturalist-led vineyard hike, and Heidelberg
tour with castle visit.
Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg
Featured Excursion: Miltenberg walking discovery tour with exclusive 'Village Day'.
Cruising the Main River, Würzburg
Featured Excursions: Choice of Würzburg Residence visit OR exclusive Franconian 'Village Day'.
Kitzingen (Rothenburg) cruising the Main River
Featured Excursion: Tour of medieval Rothenburg.
Go ashore for a guided tour of Rothenburg, a well-preserved medieval town, followed by free time to explore on your own. After dinner onboard, stroll through ancient Würzburg, crossing the old stone bridge over the Main River for a superb view of the city lights.
Featured Excursion: Bamberg walking discovery tour.
Today's walking discovery tour of Bamberg-a UNESCO World Heritage Site-will take you past the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. George, the 17th-century New Palace and its glorious rose garden and the colorful fishermen's houses of Little Venice.
Leisure day in Nuremberg.
Shuttles will be available to take you to and from the historic center of Nuremberg. Walk up to the castle grounds, visit the house where Dürer lived and worked, stop at the farmers' market, browse the city's charming shops, or perhaps borrow one of the ship's bikes for a spin along the river.
Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal
Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit.
Head ashore in Nuremberg for a panoramic tour of the city. Or, you can take a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg Trials. Later, cruise the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Featured Excursions: Choice of '2,000 Years in One Hour' Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit.
Regensburg is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns, and your tour provides a concise overview of its 2,000-year history. For a different perspective, explore sites associated with Germany's oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years, or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory (weekdays) or the Audi museum (weekends).
Deggendorf (Theresienthal), cruising the Danube River, Passau
Featured Excursion: Choice of exclusive Bavarian Forest village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit OR exclusive guided "Go Active" bicycle ride along the Danube River, and Straubing, "A Day in Town".
Ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon, stopping to visit a renowned glassmaking workshop. Or, opt to take a guided bike ride along the Danube. Return to the ship and savor the beautiful scenery on the way to Straubing, where you'll spend the day and have a choice of activities.
Featured Excursions: Choice of Passau walking tour OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' Bavarian river bicycle ride.
Your guided walking discovery tour of Passau is a fine introduction to this charming and well-preserved town, strategically situated at the confluence of three rivers. You will also have free time to roam on your own. Or, cycle along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube's riverside bike path with an expert guide.
Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley
Featured Excursions: Choice of Weissenkirchen 'Village Day' with exclusive guided 'Go Active' vineyard hike with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit.
Enjoy a day full of activities in Weissenkirchen-stroll through the village, sample local delicacies and wines, and hike through a vineyard. Or, visit Melk Abbey, home to the famous library that inspired The Name of the Rose. Later, relax onboard during a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Choice of Vienna
city tour with visit to Vienna State Opera OR exclusive 'Vienna, City of Arts' tour.
See Vienna's top sights on a panoramic tour, followed by a stroll to the State Opera House for a guided tour. Or, view the Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting-The Kiss. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Vienna (Disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Vienna.