Valleys and mountains of Germany

30th May 2019 7 nights Sails from Nuremberg to Düsseldorf Brabant R1909
FROM ONLY £999 per person
Reichsburg Castle, Cochem, Germany Reichsburg Castle, Cochem, Germany
Prices from £999 per person
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Embark on an enticing cruise adventure across Germany aboard Brabant, savouring the country’s most breathtaking areas of scenic beauty as you sail to a selection of fairytale towns and historic cities. Sit back and enjoy views of the Haßberge Mountains, the Middle Rhine Valley, the Lower Moselle Valley and more; and make the most of your time ashore to uncover a wealth of architectural treasures and authentic medieval marvels.

Bamberg is the first of several rewarding stops to enjoy on this stunning sailing. You’ll be spoilt for choice of highlights to uncover [ReadMoreMob]in this beautiful Bavarian town: the cathedral, Neue Residenz Palace and Alte Hofhaltung are among the most impressive. Be on the lookout for the towering hilltop churches too. Continuing on your journey, you will then pass the rolling hills, rural castles, noble palaces and charming towns of the Haßberge Mountains. The following morning you’ll arrive at Würzburg, a thriving hub [ReadMoreDesk]of lavish Baroque and Rococo architecture. The Würzburg Residenz Palace, which features the largest ceiling fresco in the world, is the main landmark here; while Marienberg Fortress is also well worth a visit. As Würzburg is in the heart of Franconian wine country, there’s nowhere better to sample fine local tipples too. A treasure trove of traditional German gems will then await your discovery in Miltenberg, which is laden with medieval half-timbered architecture. 

The next morning Brabant will sail by the ornate castles, picturesque forests, vineyards and medieval towns of the enchanting Middle Rhine Valley, so be sure to take in the views from out on deck. The rest of the day is spent at the famous ‘Deutsches Eck’, in fascinating Koblenz. A collection of incredible monuments and landmarks exhibit this city’s over 2000-year history, such as the ancient Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the Prussian Electoral Palace and the 13th century Alte Berg. Next your river ship will divert down the Moselle to Cochem, where pretty pastel-coloured waterfront buildings, lush-green vineyards and the imposing Reichsburg Castle present a unique scenic landscape. You’ll take in spectacular scenery on an unforgettable journey through the Lower Moselle Valley too, passing by yet more picturesque vineyards, fortifications and towns. A call into Cologne, renowned for its iconic twin-spired cathedral and remarkable Roman heritage, ensures an enlightening end to your cruise.

Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love.

Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.