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Cruise the Heart of Europe

Riviera Travel MS Oscar Wilde
Date 23rd Apr 25
Nights 14 Nights
1
UK to Cologne
Arrive, transfer and board MS Emily Bronte for your 14-night cruise.
2
Koblenz, Germany > Boppard, Germany
The ancient city of Koblenz is located in central Germany and is the gateway to the castles and vineyards of the Rhine Gorge. The statue of William the Great in the centre of the city marks the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Ride the cable car to the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Visit Forum Confluences which is home to Mittelrhein Museum and the interactive attraction Romanticum. Meander through the Rhine Gardens to admire the Electoral Palace, Pfaffendorf Bridge, the historic Weindorf, the Gardens of Empress Augusta, and the Father Rhine and Mother Mosel statue. On the outskirts of the city, explore Stolzenfels Castle and its surrounding gardens.
3
Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim
Cruising through the spectacular Rhine Gorge is a highlight of any cruise. Also known as the Upper Middle Rhine Valley — and an UNESCO World Heritage site — this 65km section of the River Rhine runs between the German cities of Koblenz and Bingen. Keep your camera at the ready as the ship floats by Lorelei Rock and the impressive Pfalzgrafenstein Castle.
4
Mainz, Germany
Located on the west bank of the Rhine River, Mainz Cruise Port is situated in the historical Mainz — capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate state. Wander through the streets and explore the ancient medieval architecture. Visit the city’s two most popular attractions: the Gutenberg Museum and St. Martin's Cathedral. You can also take a trip through the city’s Old Town and browse the antique and art shops or sample the local German coffee and baked treats in its manycafes.
5
Miltenberg, Germany to Wertheim, Germany
The picturesque Bavarian village of Miltenberg sits alongside Main River. Its old town takes you back to medieval times with its beautifully-preserved half-timbered buildings including Gasthaus zum Riesen — Germany's oldest inn — and Schnatterloch (old market square). Explore local artefacts and history on a self-guided tour through Museum Miltenberg, then hike up the hill to Miltenberg Castle for panoramic views of the river and surrounding countryside.
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Wurzburg, Germany
Nestling among vineyard-covered hills on Main River, you'll discover the 'Pearl of the Romantic Road' — Wurzburg. This pretty Bavarian city is famed for its Baroque and Rococo architecture. Its crowning glory is the Bishops' Residenz — an UNESCO World Heritage site — where you find elaborate 18th-century frescoes, a unique staircase and stunning three-dimensional stuccowork. Visit Wurzburg Cathedral, dedicated to the Irish martyr St Kilian, before stopping by Museum im Kulturspeicher to admire modern artworks. Wurzburg is also the centre of the Franconian wine country, which is served in distinct bocksbeutel bottles.
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Bamberg, Germany
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Bamberg in northern Bavaria is a charming medieval town with more than 2,400 listed buildings and one the largest preserved old town quarters in Europe. Bamberg Cathedral, Old Town Hall, Neue Residenz and its rose gardens, and Michelsberg Abbey bring the town's heritage to life. Head down to the river to visit 'Little Venice' and its 19th-century fishermen's houses. With nine breweries in Bamberg — producing more than 50 different draught beers — you can't head back to your ship without sampling at least a glass or two!
8
Nuremberg, Germany
The historic city of Nuremberg sits in central Germany. Visit the 900-year-old ramparts at Imperial Castle and head to Justice Palace where the famous War Crimes Tribunal was held in 1946. Discover the city's cultural history at Germanishches Nationalmuseum and the Way of Human Rights. Explore the fascinating labyrinth of underground vaults and passageways at Felsengange und Lochgefangnisse, or stroll around the Schoner Brunnen fountain and Frauenkirche church at Hauptmarkt square. You can also journey to the Nazi party rally grounds and take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre.
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Regensburg, Germany
10
Passau, Germany
The German city of Passau — which lies at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn rivers — is your next port of call. Also known as the 'Three Rivers City', Passau is dominated by the 13th-century hilltop Veste Oberhaus fortress with its city museum and observation tower. Meander through the cobbled streets of the Baroque-style old town district, exploring City Hall, New Bishop's Residence, and the mix of handicraft shops and galleries en-route. No visit here would be complete without calling at St Stephen's Cathedral to admire the 17,774-piped organ and distinctive onion-domed towers.
11
Melk, Austria
Melk sits at the heart of Austria's wine-growing region. This Baroque-style town — found on the banks of Danube River west of Vienna — is dominated by the 900-year old Melk Abbey with its gold leaf walls, 640-foot Imperial Corridor, and fresco ceilings. Stroll through Old Town Melk and discover the Lebzelterhaus, Rathaus, and the Coronation of Our Lady statue. Climb up to the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferi for stunning views of the Danube Valley below. To the south of Melk you can explore Renaissance Schloss Schallaburg and to the northeast is the Servite monastery of Maria Langegg in the town of Aggsbach-Dorf.
12
Vienna, Austria
A highlight of any cruise is a day in Austria's capital city — Vienna. Steeped in history, Vienna is packed to the brim with wonderful sights — from the world-famous Opera House and Spanish Riding School to the Burgtheatre, Town Hall, St Stephen's Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace, and Hofburg Imperial Palace. Visit Vienna's Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art, or get up close to exotic wildlife at Tiergarten. Make sure to admire city-wide views from the Riesenrad giant Ferris wheel and Danube Tower.
13
Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is set along the Danube River by the border of Austria and Hungary. It is surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains threaded with biking and hiking trails. Venture to heart of Bratislava and walk along the picturesque streets of the old town or become lost in the beauty of St Michael's street and gaze in awe at the fairy tale-like St Michael’s tower. Visit the peaceful Slavin to pay your respects to fallen soldiers and admire the breath-taking views of the city. Be amazed by the verdant fields and meandering rivers as you venture to the historical Devin Castle or lose yourself in the modern art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum.
14
Budapest, Hungary
One of eastern Europe's liveliest and most cosmopolitan cities — Budapest — offers plenty to see and do. The 19th-century Chain Bridge spans Danube River and connects the hilly Buda district with the flat Pest area. Ride the tram up Castle Hill to Buda's old town where you can step back to Roman times at Budapest History Museum and discover the World Heritage-listed Royal Palace. Admire Hungarian crown jewels at Parliament House or indulge in a hot thermal bath at Szechenyi Bath. Enjoy a photo opportunity at Heroes’ Square, before visiting Vajdahunyad Castle in nearby City Park. Savour a bird's eye view of the city from the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel and the famous Fisherman's Bastion.
15
Budapest, Hungary
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
Includes:
  • 14 nights on board a five-star ship
  • Return flights & transfers
  • Full board
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
  • Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
  • Checked luggage
  • All port charges & airport taxes

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Background
MS Oscar Wilde
Overview
After years of painstaking research to create the most perfect vessels afloat, a new era in river cruising dawns as we introduce our brand new, state of the art, ‘all suite’ ships. Swiss operated and truly world-class, we are absolutely delighted to present the five-star MS Oscar Wilde. It is extremely difficult to convey just how extraordinary this outstanding ship really is and exactly what distinguishes it from similar vessels. It would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that; we have deliberately avoided the current trend for a minimalist style where you could be anywhere in the world, creating instead a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. Immediately striking is just how exceptionally spacious this new vessel is as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. Moving inside, exceptional creativity from Europe’s finest design studio has produced a superbly balanced masterpiece of onboard style, utilising sustainable rich hardwoods, gleaming brass and polished copper, sparkling glass and intricate wrought iron. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout – including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious colour schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising which time after time you tell us you adore. The restaurant rivals the finest on shore establishments taking fine dining to another level complemented by delicate European porcelain, gleaming glassware and the intuitive service in which the Swiss excel. This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 169 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with our first class service levels. Furthermore your suite will easily exceed your expectations for not only will you enjoy the most discerning décor, so too the ship’s dimensions afford the ultimate in space and comfort - a minimum 17 square metres (183 square feet), with upgrades available to ‘Superior’ and ‘Deluxe’ accommodation.
MS Oscar Wilde
Food & Drink

Stunning restaurant on the Main Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and four-course dinner

Bistro with open kitchen, large panoramic windows and al fresco seating

Entertainment

The Diamond Deck is where you will find the very heart of the ship - the superb panoramic observation lounge and bar; a lounge in every sense of the word, complete with plenty of comfortable leather armchairs and sumptuous sofas where you can sink into warmly colourful cushions in beautiful quality fabrics with a freshly made cup of tea. A thick wool carpet feels lovely underfoot and the tasteful contemporary lighting above creates a welcoming and refined ambience, further complemented by the discreet and intuitive service resplendent of the finest five-star hotels. So just sit back with your favourite cocktail and take in the truly mesmerising view.

After a superb dinner in the restaurant perhaps it’s time for a digestif accompanied by the soothing tones of the ship’s pianist or unwind with a book from the smartly wood panelled library. 

Health & Fitness

Spa and wellness area featuring Nail Salon and Hairdressing Service

Kids & Teens

Please note: there are no dedicated kids or teens facilities onboard.

Terms & Conditions
Advertised offers based on 2 adults sharing the lowest category stateroom/cabin/suite unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. All offers subject to availability and can change without notice and may go up or down in price. All offers are correct at time of send. All offers requiring a flight will be inclusive of return flights and overseas transfers from the UK unless otherwise stated and is based on the cheapest UK departure airport and travel date. Hotel stays are based on Hays Recommended hotels and are subject to availability and pricing. Selected advertised offers are not combinable with any current Cruise Line promotion(s) unless otherwise stated. For destinations requiring visas are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. For further terms and conditions may apply. For more details and up to date pricing please contact Hays Travel. All images are for illustration purpose only.
Cruise the Heart of Europe
MS Oscar Wilde
23rd Apr 25
14 Nights
£3,199
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