- Superb hospitality, very relaxing, great attention to detail.
Published on: 12 October 2015
Discover the romantic heart of Germany
Join Olympia to sail from glittering Frankfurt to Wertheim at the start of Germany's 'Romantic Road', and through the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal. Fascinating calls, including beautiful Bamberg, historic Nuremberg, medieval Regensburg and Baroque Passau, complete this wonderful cruise.
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All prices are per person and based on two sharing. Single cabins are available for a supplement
Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.
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Fly to Frankfurt and board Olympia. After a first evening meal, head to the ship's bar, or retire to your cabin, as the ship sails out into the river to begin your cruise.
Today Olympia cruises through the meandering Main, arriving this afternoon in Wertheim. Discover the medieval town - famed for its glassblowing and overlooked by one of Germany's most impressive castles - on this afternoon's included walking tour, which will include the opportunity to see the craftsmen at work.
This morning finds Olympia moored in Wurzburg, an ancient prince-bishopric nestled beneath steep, vine-covered slopes. Enjoy an optional guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Residenz, a magnificent Baroque palace overlooking the city's altstadt (old town).
After following the Main's meandering course upriver, Olympia arrives in beautiful Bamberg around lunchtime. Take the shuttle bus from the ship into the city centre and discover its beautiful altstadt of little bridges and islets on an optional walking tour led by an expert local guide.
This evening, Olympia begins her journey through the extraordinary Main-Danube Canal.
Olympia arrives early this morning in Nuremberg, its rebuilt half-timbered houses and narrow lanes seemingly unchanged in centuries. Join our optional tour and see the ancient Rathaus (parliament building), the twin-spired Sebalduskirche and the imposing fortress of the Kaiserburg.
This evening Olympia continues her transit of the canal.
Olympia enters the Danube at Kelheim, where the river is overlooked by high cliffs. Disembark to visit the Weltenburg monastery - site of a near-thousand-year-old brewery - perched between the river and cliff-top.
Alternatively, remain on board for the cruise to majestic Regensburg. Discover this wonderfully preserved medieval trading city on an afternoon's walking tour, before re-boarding Olympia for her last evening cruise.
This morning Olympia arrives in Passau, at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, and at the border between Bavaria and Austria. Join our optional tour of the Italianate city and enjoy a recital in the ornate St Stephan's Cathedral, played on the 17,000-pipe church organ - Europe's largest.
This afternoon, you're free to explore. Enjoy a last dinner on board as Olympia moors here overnight, and perhaps take in some of the atmosphere of the charming Altstadt.
Bid farewell to Olympia and her crew this morning, and transfer to the airport to board your flight home.
|Departure Airport||Date||Price From|
|Birmingham||26 Aug 2017||£1229.00|
|Birmingham||23 Sep 2017||£1229.00|
|Bristol||26 Aug 2017||£1239.00|
|Bristol||23 Sep 2017||£1239.00|
|London Heathrow||26 Aug 2017||£1269.00|
|London Heathrow||23 Sep 2017||£1239.00|
|Manchester||26 Aug 2017||£1289.00|
|Manchester||23 Sep 2017||£1279.00|
Please note that for 22nd September 2017 departures, the cruise operates a reverse itinerary from Passau to Frankfurt. All included calls and highlights remain the same.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.
Spend just £17.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.
Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.
The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.