8-Day Reflections of the Rhine and Main River Cruise

** Save £500pp **

7 nights cruising on a premium river ship offering unique cultural experiences in up to 8 towns, villages and cities.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Seven nights cruising aboard your premium river ship
  • Spend time exploring Rhine Valley vineyards
  • Enjoy time with the locals of Miltenberg
  • Explore the Wurzburg Residence and the Court Garden
  • Discover the authentic charm of Bamberg
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK*
  • 20 Meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners, plus onboard water stations, complimentary soft drink, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board your cruise

This incredible 7 night trip starts from £1,595 per person (SAVING £500pp).

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Detailed Itinerary & River Cruise Ship Details

Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam and transfer to your river ship. This evening, meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Seven Nights, Travelmarvel river ship

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Amsterdam, Utrecht

Amsterdam’s network of 17th-century canals lends the city its nickname – The Venice of the North. Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam’s maze of waterways with a local guide. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore this lively city. Later, travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt’s Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3: Cologne, Bruhl

Arrive in Cologne, where the twin spires of the Kolner Dom fill the skyline. Disembark and take the short drive to Bruhl, where your Insider Experience at Augustusburg Castle awaits.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4: Rhine Gorge, Rudesheim

Today, experience a true highlight of the holiday – cruising through the Rhine Gorge. Later, your ship will dock in Rudesheim, a pretty Rhine Valley wine town. The Winzerexpress mini-train will take you to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a beautiful collection of automated musical instruments.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5: Miltenberg

Today, arrive in the evocative town of Miltenberg. Perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers, Miltenberg is home to charming half-timbered houses and beautiful squares. Get a glimpse into local life as you are warmly welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts. Later this evening, enjoy a superb dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6: Wurzburg

After breakfast, board a coach and travel through green hills and rich vineyards to Wurzburg. Admire its baroque palace and the Wurzburg Residence. A walk through Wurzburg Court Garden allows you to soak in the atmosphere. Later on, you may wish to take an optional journey to the medieval town of Rothenburg.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7: Bamberg

Arrive in Bamberg this morning. This town offers authentic charm, having survived largely unscathed during World War II. Today you can choose to embark on a guided tour of the town, visiting sites such as the Bamberg Cathedral, or spend the afternoon at your leisure. Later this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Nuremberg

After breakfast today, disembark your ship in Nuremberg and transfer to Munich airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals: Breakfast

Polaris River Cruise Ship

This stylish vessel has been custom designed specifically for Europe’s waterways and features modern decor as well as a host of spacious public areas.

  • Take advantage of the ship’s state of the art facilities, including the rooftop garden and bar and the heated whirlpool
  • With a stellar satisfaction rating from Travelmarvel guests, their Cruise and Tour Directors are the best in Europe
  • Enjoy more dining options. Whether you feel like a four course meal in the ship’s fine dining restaurant, a more relaxed pub-style setting such as McGeary’s Bar, or something a little lighter in the Lounge, the decision is yours

Dining experiences: Dinner in the Constellations Restaurant is a four-course affair, where regional specialties are always featured. For a lighter buffet option you can head to the True North Lounge, or kick back and relax in McGeary’s Bar, an Irish pub serving traditional pub fare. No matter your choice, lunch and dinner is always accompanied by local wine and beer, as well as soft drinks, and enjoy barista coffee in the morning.

Spacious staterooms and suites: Each stateroom and suite features an en suite bathroom and personal climate control; great storage; queen or twin bedding with plush linen; plus a TV, safe and mini-fridge. Owner’s Suites and French Balcony suites also feature blockout blinds and electronic windows that slide down to form a French balcony.

Dedicated staff: They take care of everything. The Cruise and Tour Directors are known as the very best in Europe. Always available to provide personalised information and suggestions, they ensure you enjoy a holiday experience you simply could not have on your own. A high staff-to-guest ratio onboard each ship guarantees you’ll be well looked after while on Europe’s rivers.

Onboard entertainment: With a range of acts to suit different tastes, live entertainment on your ship guarantees there is never a dull moment. Resident onboard entertainers will elevate your evenings so you can relax with a drink and enjoy some live music. You can also expect performances by local acts as well as a range of activities. What’s more, new Infotainment systems allow you to watch it all from the comfort of your suite.

Stylish social spaces: Multiple social areas provide a suitable retreat between touring. Soak up some sun on the Sun Deck, enjoy the putting green, a dip in the whirlpool, or grab a drink at the Sky Deck Bar. The True North Lounge provides another perfect retreat. Admire the scenery thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows, or enjoy the fresh air while relaxing in the Alfresco Lounge.

Easier access: Your access to top deck scenery never ends. With a two-and-a-half deck design, there’s no need to end the party; you can access the top deck throughout your entire cruise. Plus, an internal all-weather staircase connects the Lounge to the Sun Deck above, so you can easily access the different levels. And with an elevator between internal decks, your ease of movement throughout the contemporary ships is greater than ever.

Staying active on board: An onboard fitness room, whirlpool, putting green and walking track are available for those wanting to keep up their fitness. Bicycles are also available on board and are free to use for onshore excursions. You might like to cycle around one of the many picturesque European villages or head to a local vineyard for a leisurely picnic.


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