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Rhine-Main Discovery and Munich

Munich to Cologne

Delve into southern Germany on this wonderful cruise along the rivers Rhine and Main, visiting important cities of the country’s culture and heritage. Two nights in the old Bavarian capital of Munich sets the tone for an itinerary that reveals beautiful imperial palaces, magnificent gardens and enchantingly crooked half-timbered homes, all the way to Cologne, where an abundance of attractions from its Roman foundations to the soaring filigree twin spires of its famous cathedral await your arrival.

Included excursions and visits: 8

  • Choice of fairytale Bavaria or Hitler’s alpine lair or Jewish Heritage visit to Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Choice of Munich city tour with lunch at Hofbräuhaus, and BMW world or Jewish Heritage visit to Jewish synagogue and museum
  • Nuremberg city tour and Bamberg walking discovery tour or choice of Jewish Heritage Nuremberg WWII and Documentation Centre visit or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ bicycle ride along the Main and Regnitz
  • Choice of the Romantic Road medieval Rothenburg or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ Tauberhase vineyard hike and barbecue
  • Würzburg Residence and choice of Weikersheim ‘Village Day’ or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ cycling through the romantic Tauber Valley
  • Miltenberg walking discovery tour with exclusive ‘Village Day’ and choice of Jewish Heritage, Frankfurt Jewish Museum & the legacy of the Rothschild family or Jewish Wertheim
  • Choice of Marksburg Castle visit or exclusive guided ‘Go Active’ Marksburg Castle mountain hike
  • Cologne walking discovery tour with choice of Cologne Cathedral or Farina House or Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig or Jewish Heritage, Cologne’s Jewish quarter

Including...

  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 nights all-inclusive cruise on the River Ambassador (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 23 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 7 lunches (days 3-9) 7 dinners (days 3-9)
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions and Gala Dinners
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager and their expert crew
  • Scheduled direct flights
  • All transfers
  • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)

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London - Munich

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight to Munich. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to our hotel in Munich for two nights.

Hotel in Munich


Munich

Not far from Munich, in the Bavarian Alp region, lie historically significant yet vastly contrasting sites: choose to visit ‘Mad’ King Ludwig’s picture-book Castle Neuschwanstein; see Hitler’s alpine lair, Eagle’s Nest, the historic survivor of the Third Reich; or another historic and haunting reminder of Hitler and the atrocities of the Third Reich is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. Please note: Eagle’s Nest is only available on May-October departure dates.


Day 3 - Munich - Nuremberg

Cosmopolitan Munich combines a special mix of tradition and modernity. Join a panoramic tour, then amble through one of the most beautiful squares in Germany - Marienplatz. In the Art Quarter, make a visit to BMW World, followed by lunch at Hofbräuhaus. Alternatively, you may opt to explore the city’s vast Jewish history. Transfer to Nuremberg to embark River Ambassador (5T).

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Day 4 - Erlangen (Nuremberg) - Bamberg

Choose how you wish to experience this area with either a tour of Nuremberg and Bamberg, or a visit to Nuremberg’s Documentation Centre and Courtroom 600, where the famed Nuremberg trials took place. Or, enjoy a bike ride along the Main and Regnitz rivers. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

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Day 5 - Cruising the Main River - Würzburg (Rothenburg)

Travel along the ‘Romantic Road’ to Germany’s best-preserved walled city, Rothenburg, with half-timbered houses and charming shops. For a more active adventure, hike through the Tauberhase vineyards and enjoy a barbecue lunch with Franconian wine.

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Day 6 - Würzburg - Cruising the Main River

The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the history of this region through the European Renaissance, containing the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Later, visit Weikersheim, a dreamy village in the romantic Tauber Valley. Here, visit the ‘mini Versailles’ palace along with its glorious Baroque gardens. Be treated to a tasting of local wine and other regional products, or choose to enjoy a guided bike ride through the Tauber Valley.

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Day 7 - Miltenberg (Frankfurt, Wertheim) - Cruising the Main River

Get a glimpse of village life in enchanting Miltenberg with a choice of excursions - meet an artist at her atelier, taste beer at a local brewery, try your hand at lawn bowling or visit a nearby family-owned vineyard. You may prefer to go to Frankfurt to learn more about its Jewish heritage, as well as a visit to the former palace of the Rothschild family, which is now home to the Jewish Museum, depicting how the community lived over the centuries. Alternatively, you can stroll through quaint Wertheim, where you’ll see commemorative reminders - embedded stones of the names of the victims from the Nazi regime.

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Day 8 - Cruising the romantic Rhine River - Braubach

Visit one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. If you would like a more invigorating excursion, hike from Braubach through the mountains to the castle.

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Day 9 - Cologne

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne. Perhaps stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the Gothic Cologne Cathedral. Or, embark on a journey to the birthplace of eau de Cologne - Farina House. Perhaps visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. Or visit Museum Ludwig. Alternatively, see Cologne's Jewish Quarter. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

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VIP Inbound

Day 10 Cologne - Dusseldorf - London

Disembark the ship in Cologne and transfer to Dusseldorf Airport for a British Airways or another leading airline flight home. Arrive at London Heathrow or Gatwick where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

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