Prague Czech Republic Charles Bridge

Day 1: Basel (embark)

Arrive at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, where you will transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Strasbourg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Gargoyle hunting in Alsace
Cruise the fabled canals of Petite France. Go on a hunt for leering gargoyles in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, then discover one of the most famous residents of Alsace, the white stork, perched in huge nests atop Strasbourg’s slanted rooftops.

Day 3: Mannheim (Heidelberg), Nierstein

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Culinary treasure hunt & vineyard tour
In A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain portrays the Neckar River and Heidelberg Castle as “serene” and “charming.” Follow in Twain’s literary footsteps and take in the red sandstone ruins majestically perched above the town. Set off on a culinary treasure hunt in search of the legendary chocolate confection, “Student Kisses.” Enjoy a tractor ride with a nature guide on the famous Red Slope in the vineyards of Nierstein, then cap the day off with a visit to a paleontology museum.

Day 4: Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg village day
Artists and athletes will enjoy an eclectic day of fun in Miltenberg with its famous crooked houses. Join a local artist at her studio for an art class, try your hand at lawn bowling, bike along the Main and hike up to the castle ruins.

Day 5: Cruising the Main River, Würzburg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Franconian amusement park
Spend a full day at one of Bavaria’s largest amusement parks, Freizeit-Land Geiselwind. The site started out as a showcase for a collection of exotic birds, and grew over time into a wonderful amusement park, complete with a thrilling tower-drop ride, a classic double-loop rollercoaster, a giant waterslide and flume ride, as well as a petting zoo, a playground, glassblowers, face painters and lots of gentle rides for younger children.

Day 6: Kitzengen (Rothenburg), cruising the Main River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Night Watchman treasure hunt & Medieval Crime and Justice Museum
Accompany Rothenburg’s Night Watchman through fairytale streets as he brings the Middle Ages to life and takes you on a treasure hunt. For even more medieval adventures, discover the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum with more than 1,000 years of history.

Day 7: Bamberg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bamberg city hunt
Team up with your family to explore the city with the help of an iPad and its GPS-enabled map, compass, camera and motion sensors. Solve riddles and other team challenges along the way—a fun and invigorating way to get acquainted with one of Germany’s prettiest cities.

Day 8: Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to Prague

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Toy treasures or WWII-era landmarks
The medieval walled city of Nuremberg is home to many famous events, as well as inspiring inventions, such as toys and pocket watches. You have two choices—visit the Toy Museum with one of the world’s largest toy collections, or be guided to some of the many reminders of WWII before transferring to Prague.

Day 9: Prague

FEATURED EXCURSION: Fairytale “City of a Hundred Spires”
From the ramparts of Prague Castle to Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an amazing 600-year-old astronomical clock, discover the “City of a Hundred Spires” from high above Prague’s Petrin Tower and watch the changing of the guards back at the largest ancient castle in the world.

Day 10: Prague, transfer to the airport

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.