Germany's Finest

If you’re young at heart, this Germany river cruise during Oktoberfest is the perfect way to see the country. Your ship is your floating hotel, meaning you’ll unpack once but will have the opportunity to explore seven iconic German cities, from Frankfurt to Regensburg. Late nights in port mean enjoying the nightlife, and later excursion times mean you can sleep in without missing a thing. A wide range of unique excursions offers something for everyone, from the art lover and history buff to the adventurer and foodie!

Inclusions:

  • 8-day cruise
  • Cruise cabin of choice
  • 14 meals onboard
  • 11 excursions
  • $100 onboard credit
  • Transfer from ship to airport in Munich
  • Taxes, fees and gratuities for included services

Not included in the price of this tour: 
Meals/beverages other than those listed on the itinerary, beverages other than water, tea or coffee with included meals, items of a personal nature/souvenirs, phone calls and faxes from the ship, optional excursions, gratuities for driver/guides on optional excursions, transfer from airport to ship in Frankfurt, travel protection plan, passport fees, airfare, and current baggage fees at the airport as assessed by the airline.

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$2,499

Price Per Person

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$2,699

Price Per Person

(3% cash discount applied)

Optional travel protection plan:
(per person, studio: $114, balcony: $114)

A $500 deposit per person is required with your registration form

Final payment is due May 10, 2018

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Itinerary

FRANKFURT (Dinner included onboard)

Arrive in Frankfurt and board The A for your 8-day river cruise.

Included: Cosmopolitan Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, home to bankers and hipsters, avant-garde skyscrapers and ancient abodes. After dark, delve into its dynamic nightlife scene, visiting bars, clubs and under-the-radar hot spots with your U Host on a Mainhattan night walk.

MILTENBERG (Breakfast & dinner included onboard)

Included: Start things off with an invigorating bike ride, then choose your own adventure in postcard-perfect Miltenberg - a vineyard hike or a castle visit.

U Time - Stone and Grapes: Head off to explore a medieval castle and visit an innovative winery, where you’ll get to know the estate’s young and forward-thinking vintners.

WÜRZBURG (Breakfast & dinner included onboard)

Included: We’ll stop today in the birthplace of the real-life inspiration for Snow White (who knew?), surely among the fairest towns of all. Cycling enthusiasts can pedal from Lohr to the next port, or you can kick back onboard and just enjoy the view.

U Time - Baroque Palace: Go for baroque with a visit to the Würzburg Residence, famous for its grand staircase, hall of mirrors and enormous ceiling fresco (larger than the Sistine Chapel’s).

Included: The old stone bridge over the Main River is a lively scene at night, a mix of street artists, musicians and locals sipping wine with friends old and new.

WÜRZBURG (Breakfast and dinner included onboard)

Included: This region of Germany is famous for its Frankenweins (that’s weins, not steins), which you can sample at the local market while shopping for tonight’s slow-food cooking class onboard.

U Time - Beautiful Rothenburg: Venture along the Romantic Road to what might well be the prettiest town in Germany, Rothenburg, which you can explore however you wish. Don’t miss the Medieval Crime Museum - genuinely creepy and well worth a visit, trust us.

BAMBERG (Breakfast & dinner included onboard)

Included: The Beer Capital of Franconia is known for its unusual smoked brew, but that’s not the only reason to love Bamberg. Discover its many charms with an Old Town stroll.

U Time - Paddle Power: Canoe or kayak the Main and Pegnitz rivers on an outdoor adventure that fully immerses you in Germany’s dramatic natural beauty.

U Time - Hang On: The Bamberg area is a rock climber’s paradise. Get your gravity-defying fix on one of over 6,500 established routes.

U Time - Did U Say Beer?: Little-known fact - Germany’s Franconia region is home to one-third of the country’s breweries, with more than 400 beers just waiting to be tasted by you. You may never think about beer the same way again after this heady experience.

NUREMBERG (Breakfast & dinner included onboard)

Included: Discover this historic city in one of three ways - wander on your own, take a guided bike tour or see the sights on a shuttle bus city tour.

U Time - War Bikes: Learn all about Nuremberg’s dark past on a guided bike tour of top WWII sites, including the Documentation Center and the site of the famous post-war Nuremberg Trials.

U Time - Spice is Nice: Nuremberg was once an important crossroads of the spice trade, a legacy that endures today with the city’s famous gingerbread and spicy sausages. You’ll sample both on this “Made in Nuremberg” culinary tour.

KELHEIM & REGENSBURG (Breakfast & dinner included onboard)

Included: Travel through time at warp speed on our “2,000 Years in One Hour” walking or biking tour of Regensburg, and feast on sausages at the world’s oldest sausage restaurant, which uses recipes that haven’t changed in centuries.

U Time - Paddle to Beer: Paddle your way (by canoe or kayak) through the gorgeous landscapes of the Danube Gorge. Later, enjoy a tall cool one at the world’s oldest brewery, located in a rather unexpected place - a German monastery.

U Time - Revved Engines: For many gear heads, the epicenter of German engineering is Regensburg’s high-tech BMW factory, where you can observe how the Ultimate Driving Machine is made on a fascinating tour.

OPTIONAL VIP EXCURSION: Enjoy private tables at the Ochsenbraterei Oktoberfest tent with a live Bavarian band. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by your host and fast-tracked to your tables where giant Oktoberfest pretzels await. As you enjoy the music, beer and atmosphere, you will dine on a delicious meal of various appetizers, beef filet mignon and potato gratin. For dessert you’ll be treated to Kaiserschmarrn, an Austrian specialty of cut up sugared pancakes with raisins.

REGENSBURG (Breakfast included onboard)

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.