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Beautiful Bavaria & a Taste of the Danube Cruise 2016

9 days from £695*
Departing: September 2016
* Price shown: 24 September 2016 from - - XDJ
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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.

Discover life on board Olympia

Discover life on board OlympiaThere's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • Seven nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • One night's bed and breakfast accommodation in a hotel in the Frankfurt area
  • Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • Embark in Frankfurt and disembark in Passau
  • A scenic cruise along the River Main
  • Calls at Wertheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Kelheim and Regensburg
  • A walking tour of Wertheim including a glass-blowing demonstration
  • A transit of the Main-Danube Canal
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew
  • The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager

All prices are per person and based on two sharing

Single cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

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.

Deck Plans

Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.

Itinerary

Day One

Make your own way to Dover (or Ashford - see below) and join our coach before it boards the ferry to cross the Channel and head to join Olympia in Frankfurt. After a first evening meal, head to the ship's bar, or retire to your cabin, as the ship slips her moorings and begins the cruise.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

This morning finds Olympia moored in glorious 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). Explore the palace interior and stunning gardens, and indulge in some wine tasting, before re-boarding Olympia for an afternoon's cruise.

Day Four

Following the Main's meandering course upriver, Olympia arrives by lunchtime in beautiful Bamberg. Take the shuttle bus from the ship into the city's centre and discover its medieval splendour - including the exquisite Altes Rathaus - on an optional walking tour accompanied by an expert local guide.

This evening, begin the transit of the extraordinary Main-Danube Canal.

Day Five

Olympia arrives early this morning in Nuremberg, its rebuilt half-timbered houses and narrow lanes seemingly unchanged in centuries. Join our optional tour, which might include 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.

Day Six

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 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.

Day Seven

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.

Day Eight

Bid farewell to Olympia this morning and her crew this morning, and begin your journey home, staying overnight in a hotel in the Frankfurt area.

Day Nine

Leave the hotel this morning, and make your own your own way back home.
Date Nights Price From Code
24 September 2016
24 September 2016 8 £695.00 NG6XDJ02

Olympia and Overnight Hotel 

Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. Offering accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her the minute you step on board.

Further Information

Flexible joining options

Our flexible joining options allow you to travel on any date, and as an added convenience we've arranged two possible pre-departure options for you. Make your own way to the Holiday Inn Ashford North and stay the night (car parking is included), and our coach will call for you at the hotel on the way to the Channel.

Alternatively, make your own way to the Stop 24 Services in Kent (M20, Junction 11), and board the coach there. Parking is available (payable locally), and we'll confirm the exact meeting point and time in your Joining Instructions.

Optional shore excursions

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.

Tipping

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.

Dress code

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.

Luggage

Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system. Bottled water can be purchased on board and locally.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Cabin sizes

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.

Reversed cruise itineraries

The cruise departing on 24th September 2016 will run in reverse, from Passau to Frankfurt, and flights and coach routes will reflect this. All included calls and highlights during the cruise will remain the same.