Discover the opulence and majesty of a bygone era

From the heartland of Germany along the Rhine and Main to the “City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague, you’ll get an up-close look at the magnificent castles and gardens of European royalty—reminders of life lived on a grand scale. Get lost in the Medieval chivalric atmosphere of Nuremberg’s Kaiserburg Castle, representative of the thousands of fortresses that dotted Germany’s landscape in the Middle Ages. And experience Prague’s eclectic mixture of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.

Glimpse into the life of present-day aristocracy during a private guided tour with a member of the Princely family through the magnificent Versailles-like Schloss Kleinheubach. Revel in the bucolic delights of expertly planned gardens including the Federal Horticultural show, the Pompeiianum Italian Gardens, and the Hesperides Gardens. And for those who’d like to share the gift of Europe with the special young people in their lives, we offer select family-friendly sailings during the summer.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Nature lovers will delight in the sights and scents of magnificent gardens, while architecture enthusiasts will enjoy exploring a variety of historic mansions and palaces.