Valleys and Mountains of Germany

Overview

Valleys and Mountains of Germany

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 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 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.

What's Included:

  • Free return transport to the airport from your local Miles Morgan Travel shop or Free drinks and tips or 3 for cruises for the price of 2
  • Fully escorted by a Miles Morgan Travel escort
  • Flights and transfers to and from the vessel when booking a Fly-cruise package
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise with ‘early riser’ breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five-course à la carte dinner and late-night snacks
  • Complimentary tea & coffee station 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with sandwiches and cakes
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bike hire
  • Use of leisure facilities including Fitness Room and Wellness Tub
  • Lounge music by pianist, or duo every day
  • All local taxes and port charges (where collectable in advance)
  • Transport and escort subject to minimum numbers

Hand Picked By

Simon De Burgh

Step aboard Brabant, Fred. Olsen’s dedicated river cruising ship. This elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of 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 so many of our Fred. Olsen’s customers already know and love. If you love Fred. Olsen cruises and want to branch out into river cruising this is a fantastic opportunity.

Simon De Burgh

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 25th September 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: Sit back and enjoy views of the Haßberge Mountains, the Middle Rhine Valley, the Lower Moselle Valley and more on this stunning cruise.

Ship Overview

Brabant

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.

Brabant Profile

  • Rooms:79
  • Passengers: 156
  • Crew: 40
  • Length / width: 360ft / 37.5ft
  • Speed: 13.5 knots
  • Built: 2006

Brabant Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1 - Nuremberg, Germany

A major commercial city with a distinctly cosmopolitan feel, Nuremberg is today one of Germany’s most vibrant, energetic and endlessly stimulating destinations. Home to an abundance of cultural highlights and exciting attractions, from stylish galleries and museums to trendy bars, cafés and lively markets, as well as a few exciting annual events, Nuremberg offers a taste of modern German life.

Day 2 - Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg’s incredible history dates back to Roman times. Once the jewel in the Roman Empire’s crown, the town became its own diocese after the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II made it a family inheritance in 1007, and was a major influence on the introduction of Christianity to Bavaria. By the 13th century prince bishops ruled here, overseeing the town’s development and the construction of many magnificent monuments and buildings.

Day 3 - Würzburg, Germany

Although Würzburg’s extensive history, in fact, stretches back over several centuries, very little here pre-dates the Second World War. In 1945 Würzburg was almost completely decimated by an Allied bombing raid which destroyed approximately 90% of the city and razed a number of historic churches, cathedrals and medieval monuments to the ground. Plans were made to leave Würzburg in its battle-scarred state after the war to serve as a reminder of the destruction caused; though thankfully these plans were cancelled and the city was painstakingly rebuilt into the Bavarian gem it is today.

Day 4 - Miltenberg, Germany

Visit charming Miltenberg on a German river cruise and you’ll quickly understand why this quaint Bavarian town is affectionately known as the ‘Pearl of the River Main’. Revered for retaining its scenic beauty and romantic historical charm, Miltenberg is one of only a few German towns not to have been extensively rebuilt after the Second World War, so many of the wonderfully well-preserved streets and structures here are as they were several centuries ago.

Day 5 - Koblenz, Germany

Situated at the famous ‘Deutsches Eck’ where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet and the magnificent Hunsrück, Eifel and Westerwald mountain ranges converge, it’s no wonder Koblenz is considered one of the most picturesque cities in Germany. The appeal of Koblenz isn’t just skin-deep however; over 2,000 years of history and an abundance of cultural and historical monuments ensure this ancient city is always a memorable and rewarding stop on a German river cruise.

Day 6 - Cochem, Germany

Although small, the fairytale-esque German town of Cochem is sure to make a big impression. Situated within the breathtaking Moselle Valley on one of the winding Moselle River’s seemingly endless hairpin bends, Cochem is one of Europe’s most charming and picturesque locations. Sailing here is always simply unforgettable, with views of unspoilt lush-green countryside to enjoy from your river boat; while in the town itself there are plenty of eye-catching sights to discover too.

Day 7 - Cologne, Germany

Situated on the Rhine River in the centre of the Rhine-Rhur region, charming Cologne is the beating heart of the beautiful Rhineland. Originally founded over 2,000 years ago by the Ubii tribe, Cologne was once the largest city in the Holy Roman Empire and served as a major trade route throughout the Middle Ages. In recent years the city has been extensively rebuilt and restructured, and is now one of the most important historical and cultural centres in Europe.

Day 8 - Düsseldorf, Germany

Dazzling Düsseldorf – the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia state – is a vibrant modern metropolis situated on the banks of the beautiful Rhine River. A thriving economic centre, this stylish city is one of Germany’s largest, wealthiest and most populated, and renowned for its international media, creative and financial industries, cosmopolitan culture, buzzing nightlife and striking architecture.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 25th September 2019
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: Sit back and enjoy views of the Haßberge Mountains, the Middle Rhine Valley, the Lower Moselle Valley and more on this stunning cruise.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Standard RoomFrom £1,499ppFREE return transport to the airport from any Miles Morgan Travel shopView Cabin

Standard Room

This cabin is approximately 161 square feet.

Cabins include an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe.

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View Cabin

Standard Room

This cabin is approximately 161 square feet.

Cabins include an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe.

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