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Medieval Germany River Cruise

Explore Medieval Germany on the Main and the Danube Rivers, home to ancient villages and picturesque towns, for an adventure that takes you to the authentic heart of Old Germany.

Travel the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, discover the enchanting streets of Bamberg, and delight in Mainz with its Romanesque cathedral and timber-clad buildings. This cruise also visits the elegant Bavarian city of Wurzburg.

Combine history, architecture, and stunning natural landscapes with gourmet cuisine, fine wine, and five-star suites and staterooms aboard your luxury river cruise ship. The view is medieval, but the service and accommodation are all 21st century.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS George Eliot
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: May 2024
£2,049pp
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Medieval Germany Cruise Itinerary

Discover Medieval Germany with a 7-night cruise that showcases the best of Bavaria’s pretty towns and picturesque villages. Informative shore excursions explore locations missed by other cruise operators and provide a fascinating insight into the culture and heritage that led to the development of modern Germany. Your sailing partner for the voyage is a luxury river cruiser with a choice of elegantly appointed suites and staterooms, award-winning dining, and fine wines. Relax and enjoy some of Europe’s finest scenery.

Day 1

Mainz

Board your five-star luxury cruise ship moored in Mainz.

Day 2

Mainz

Enjoy a guided tour of Mainz with its medieval market square, half-timbered houses, and 12th-century Romanesque cathedral with breathtaking stained-glass windows. Situated in the heart of Germany’s winelands, enjoy a drink in a local wine tavern.

Day 3

Miltenberg & Wertheim

Explore the beautifully preserved medieval village of Miltenberg before continuing to Wertheim, an unspoiled town with a 12th-century castle and colourful market square. There is an optional glassblowing demonstration, or just enjoy the scenic river views.

Day 4

Würzburg

The Bavarian city of Würzburg on the banks of the Main is the ancient capital of the kingdom of Franconia. A guided tour visits the key landmarks, including the Residenz, a magnificent Baroque Palace with sumptuous interiors and paintings.

Day 5

Rothenburg & Ochsenfurt

The Romantic Road to Rothenburg is aptly named with film-set scenery of medieval villages, grand castles, and palaces. Explore the pretty medieval town before a short journey to Ochsenfurt and a guided tour of this picturesque location.

Day 6

Bamberg

Acclaimed as one of the prettiest small towns in Europe, Bamberg is built on seven green hills to mirror Rome. Enjoy history and highlights on a guided tour before a cruise highlight, the Captain’s Dinner, and a performance of Bavarian music.

Day 7

Nuremberg

Discover Nuremberg’s most recent history, plus landmarks from earlier centuries. Nuremberg is a pretty town with picture book half-timbered houses and Gothic architecture. A guided tour walks guests through centuries of German history.

Day 8

Disembark

Disembark your river ship and make your way to the airport or railway station to begin the journey back to the UK.

Day 1

Nuremberg

Board your five-star luxury cruise ship moored in Nuremberg.

Day 2

Nuremberg

Discover Nuremberg’s most recent history, plus landmarks from earlier centuries. Nuremberg is a pretty town with picture book half-timbered houses and Gothic architecture. A guided tour walks guests through centuries of German history.

Day 3

Bamberg

Acclaimed as one of the prettiest small towns in Europe, Bamberg is built on seven green hills to mirror Rome. Enjoy history and highlights on a guided tour before a cruise highlight, the Captain’s Dinner, and a performance of Bavarian music.

Day 4

Rothenburg & Oschsenfurt

The Romantic Road to Rothenburg is aptly named with film-set scenery of medieval villages, grand castles, and palaces. Explore the pretty medieval town before a short journey to Ochsenfurt and a guided tour of this picturesque location.

Day 5

Würzburg

The Bavarian city of Würzburg on the banks of the Main is the ancient capital of the kingdom of Franconia. A guided tour visits the key landmarks, including the Residenz, a magnificent Baroque Palace with sumptuous interiors and paintings.

Day 6

Miltenberg & Wertheim

Explore the beautifully preserved medieval village of Miltenberg before continuing to Wertheim, an unspoiled town with a 12th-century castle and colourful market square. There is an optional glassblowing demonstration, or just enjoy the scenic river views.

Day 7

Mainz

Enjoy a guided tour of Mainz with its medieval market square, half-timbered houses, and 12th-century Romanesque cathedral with breathtaking stained-glass windows. Situated in the heart of Germany’s winelands, enjoy a drink in a local wine tavern.

Day 8

Disembark

Disembark your river ship and make your way to the airport or railway station to begin the journey back to the UK.

Medieval Germany River Cruise Ships

MS George Eliot

Enjoy boutique-hotel luxury interiors aboard the MS George Eliot with elegant styling and detailing. Seventy guest suites guarantee an intimate and memorable voyage with award-winning cuisine and every modern amenity and comfort.

Splash Pool
Bistro with Open Kitchen
70 Suites

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Explore the History, Heritage, and Culture of Medieval Germany with Crui.se

7 Nights
May 2024

Medieval Germany River Cruise

  • Bamberg
  • Mainz
  • Miltenberg & Wertheim
  • Nuremberg
  • Rothenburg & Oschsenfurt
  • Würzburg
£2,049pp Est. Price per person
  • MS George Eliot  

Medieval Germany River Cruise Review

“We’ve cruised in Europe on many occasions, but a themed speciality cruise was a first for us. The great thing about this trip is that you visit places not included on the main cruise timetable. It was a fascinating insight into Old Germany with lovely touches like on board performances of Bavarian music and dance that really set the scene. Riviera Travel can be relied upon to provide luxury accommodation, gourmet cuisine, and fine wines, the perfect accompaniment to a truly fascinating voyage.”

Declan and Briony, Biggleswade

Medieval Germany River Cruise FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Can I get Wi-Fi on board the cruise ship?

Complementary Wi-Fi is available on all Riviera Travel’s luxury cruise ships. Coverage and speed can be affected by terrain and weather conditions, but the majority of our European cruises enjoy good access, so it’s easy to stay in touch with family and friends back home.

My partner has limited mobility, Is this cruise suitable cruise for her?

Our friendly booking agents can talk you through the ship’s layout, cabin choice, and shore excursions and see if this cruise suits your requirements. We pride ourselves on offering some of the most flexible river cruises, which are truly inclusive and try to accommodate everyone.

I have to have a restricted diet. Will my menu requirements be a problem for the ship’s catering team?

All the ship’s food is prepared fresh every day, and our chefs make the most of local produce and regional fare. There is always a choice of vegan and vegetarian dishes, and our team can cater for tailored meals to suit guests’ requirements. Just discuss your dietary needs with our friendly reservations team when you book.

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