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Medieval Treasures

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Holiday Overview

  • Duration 7 NIGHTS
  • Departure 10 July 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code RVR2228




Embark on a river cruise to discover the medieval castles, thousand-year-old towns, and UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Main and Rhine rivers.

Beginning in Basel, embark your stunning ship and set out to marvel at the Baroque architecture, medieval towns, and mesmerizing museums that tell the story of Switzerland and Germany’s medieval history. Witness Strasbourg’s 16th-century half-timbered houses and blend of German and French cultures. Marvel at the intricate architecture of Würzburg Residenz, a perfectly preserved Baroque mansion.

Take the gondola high above Rüdesheim am Rein and head into the hills for a wine tasting. Delve into the region’s musical heritage at Seigfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet. Feast on hearty local flavours from Rüdesheimer coffee to Bamberg’s legendary smoked beer.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board River Cruise

7 night full-board river cruise

Including complimentary unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed juices during breakfast

Entertainment on demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area

Bottled water replenished daily

Complimentary Wi-Fi on board

Overnight in port in Rüdesheim am Rhein

Included Excursions

The Gem of the Alsace tour

Mannheim Baroque Palace

Rüdesheim Wine tasting

Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrumental Cabinet

The Pearl of the Main walking tour

Wertheim Walking tour

Würzburg walking tour and Residenz Palace

Volkach Walking tour and exclusive wine event

UNESCO city walking tour and smoked beer tasting

All Flights & Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

*Prices shown include discount and savings based on two passengers sharing a French Balcony, booking directly with Imagine Holidays.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Basel: Embark Ship

With its elegant design and state-of-the-art amenities, your ship offers an exceptional cruising experience along Europe’s most picturesque rivers. Discover spacious staterooms and suites, a heated pool, lounge bar, and sun deck.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2

Discover the enchantment of Strasbourg, France. With its iconic cathedral, picturesque canals, and Alsatian charm, it’s a city that invites you to stroll through centuries of history and savor the fusion of French and German influences.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Experience the industrious spirit of Ludwigshafen, Germany. Nestled on the Rhine, it’s a city that embodies innovation and resilience, where a river of progress flows alongside a rich cultural tapestry.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 3 - 4
Rüdesheim am Rhein: Overnight in Port

Uncover the charm of Rudesheim am Rhine in Germany’s Rhine Valley. With UNESCO World Heritage status, renowned wines, a medieval castle, and scenic trails, it offers a delightful blend of culture, cuisine, and natural beauty.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Experience the rich heritage of Mainz, Germany. With its historic architecture, scenic riverfront, and cultural vibrancy, it’s a city where the past meets the present, inspiring exploration and a deeper connection to European culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Discover Miltenberg, Bavaria’s hidden gem. Unveil its rich history at the Museum Stadt Miltenberg and explore the majestic Castle Miltenberg. Immerse yourself in panoramic views and serene moments, embracing the essence of this remarkable town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

Discover the magic of Wertheim, Germany. Explore medieval charm, wander cobblestone streets, and admire the majestic castle. Let the enchanting atmosphere, rich history, and riverside beauty create unforgettable memories that will linger in your heart.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Uncover the hidden gem of Kitzingen, Germany. Immerse yourself in its charming streets, indulge in its rich wine culture, and marvel at its centuries-old architecture. Let Kitzingen’s authentic charm and warm hospitality captivate you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Uncover the magic of Volkach, Germany. Explore vineyard-draped hills, relish exquisite Franconian wines, and wander ancient streets. Let Volkach’s charm captivate you, igniting a sense of adventure and a longing for unforgettable experiences.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7

Step into the fairytale town of Bamberg, where medieval charm meets Bavarian allure. Lose yourself in its winding streets, marvel at the enchanting half-timbered houses, and savor the exquisite flavors of its famous smoked beer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8
Nuremberg: Disembark & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark your ship and head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast


RiverView Prices from £1,499pp

French Balcony Prices from £1,899pp

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