Bavaria & the Romantic Rhine Itinerary -
06 Jun 2019 on the ms Serenity

Day 1 UK – Amsterdam

We travel to Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship.


Day 2 Amsterdam – Cologne

This morning you are free to explore Amsterdam many attractions on offer, there are many museums to look round included the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, take a relaxing cruise along the historic canals or browse the shops in the inner city. We cast off this afternoon for Cologne.


Day 3 Cologne

Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along to the largest city on the Rhine, Cologne. You have free time to explore the 2000 year old city. The twin spired Cologne Cathedral, can be seen from the banks of the Rhine, there are many museums and galleries to browse as well.


Day 4 Cologne - Rüdesheim

Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along the Rhine, which leads us through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Lorelei. We stop at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim where you can enjoy many highlights on our optional excursion, including a cable car ride for panoramic views across the Rhine valley. Join our evening optional excursion visiting a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s delicious wine.


Day 5 Rüdesheim - Mainz

Mainz, is a fascinating city heralded as the wine capital of Germany. Here you have the morning free to explore or join our optional coach excursion visiting the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university.


Day 6 Miltenberg

This morning you are can enjoy free time to explore the historic Miltenberg, the pearl of the river Main. The half-timbered houses fill the Old Market Place. The oldest part of the town sits between the Main River and the mountain Greinberg. This afternoon we set sail for Würzburg.


Day 7 Würzburg

This morning you are free to explore the city of Würzburg, which served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for centuries. Join our optional excursion to visit Würzburg Palace – one of the finest pieces of baroque art in the world, its 8th century church and the Fortress Marienberg.


Day 8 Bamberg

We arrive in Bamberg in the afternoon, which is located at the start of the Main-Danube canal. Surrounded by seven hills, it boasts the most intact centre in Germany with the old town listed as a world heritage site because of its authentic medieval appearance. Join our city tour to enjoy the main sights including the cathedral, Altenburg Castle, the Old Town Hall and the former Benedictine Monastery. This evening we cruise along the Main-Danube canal towards Nuremberg.


Day 9 Cologne

This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark our ship. We have free time in Nuremberg which is Bavaria’s second largest city after Munich. It combines medieval and modern life in an area filled with gothic churches, aristocratic houses, fountains, memorials and romantic corners. Our optional excursion is a great way to make the most of our visit before we check in at our hotel in Cologne.


Day 10 Cologne - UK

We set off this morning for our return journey to the UK.