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Grand European Tour Amsterdam To Budapest

Viking River Cruises $4499 15 Details

From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

Rhine Getaway Amsterdam To Basel

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

Experience the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, sail past castles commanding the riverbanks, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and witness the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, and encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France.

Cities Of Light Paris To Prague

Viking River Cruises $2999 12 Details

This 12-day journey includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Prague, plus a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Drink in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague, home to countless spires and a vibrant cultural scene.

Rhine Getaway Basel To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

Experience the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, sail past castles commanding the riverbanks, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and witness the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, and encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France.

Grand European Tour Budapest To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $4499 15 Details

From Holland’s windmills and tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles and the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this 15-day voyage presents the highlights of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese café, enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest and appreciate the genius of Mozart. Guests who choose this voyage soon see why it is our most popular itinerary.

Cities Of Light Prague To Paris

Viking River Cruises $2999 12 Details

This 12-day journey includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Prague, plus a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Drink in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague, home to countless spires and a vibrant cultural scene.

Amsterdam To Budapest By Riverboat - Southbound

Tauck $6590 15 Details

Tauck's Danube, Main, and Rhine river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest takes you on an amazing journey past ancient castles and soaring cathedrals, taking in great cities including Vienna, Köln, Nürnberg and Bratislava - and revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Schönbrunn Palace and Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral).

The Romantic Rhine: Basel To Amsterdam - Northbound

Tauck $3990 8 Details

Discover the heritage and beauty of The Rhine, on a 7-night cruise between Amsterdam and Basel aboard one of Tauck's intimate riverboats. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more.

The Rhine And Moselle - Northbound

Tauck $5390 13 Details

Explore two of Europe's most scenic rivers on a 12-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam aboard one of Tauck's premium riverboats. Glide along the Rhine in Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland; visit Luxembourg; and discover castles, wineries and market towns of the Moselle Valley on one of Tauck's popular Rhine River tours.

Continental Introduction

Globus $2972 14 Details

Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, food specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer on your escorted tour of Continental Europe. You’ll spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam and an overnight in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland.

Paris To The Swiss Alps Zurich To Paris

Viking River Cruises $3549 12 Details

Embark on this 12-day cruisetour through four fascinating European countries, framed by glorious hotel stays in elegant Paris and lakeside Zürich. On board, you will cruise into history past ancient castles and lush vineyards, exploring the legacies of ancient Rome in Trier, ascending the legendary Lorelei Rock and strolling the cobblestone lanes of Cochem, Mainz and Bernkastel, each brimming with medieval charm . . . and awash in Rhine and Moselle wines. Discover the tiny country of Luxembourg and quaint, canal-lined streets of Alsatian Strasbourg. At every turn, you will delight in cultural and culinary riches that reveal the heart of Europe.

The Upper Rhine To The City Of Music

Avalon Waterways $3699 13 Details

This river cruise vacation touches four countries, from Zürich, Switzerland, to Vienna, Austria, on three rivers, and the impressive Main Danube Canal—truly an adventure!

Budapest To Amsterdam By Riverboat - Northbound

Tauck $6590 15 Details

Tauck's two-week Budapest to Amsterdam river cruise takes you along the Danube, Main, and Rhine, transporting you on an amazing journey past ancient castles and soaring cathedrals, taking in great cities including Vienna, Köln, Nürnberg and Bratislava - and revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Schönbrunn Palace and Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral).

The Grand European

Cosmos $3129 23 Details

This extensive European tour stretches through Central Europe from London to Rome, then along the Mediterranean coast to Spain and France. You’ll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities, including Nice, Carcassonne, and Poitiers in France; the Rhineland in Germany; and Bilbao in Spain.

Highlights Of Germany

Cosmos $1459 12 Details

Spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, and world-class beer…this is Germany! On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in the Rhineland, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Munich, and the Black Forest area.

European Sojourn Bucharest To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $6999 23 Details

In the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne dreamt of a canal that could unite Europe’s great waterways, but it was not until 1992 that his vision came to pass. Now, the Main-Danube Canal allows ships to travel directly from the North Sea to the Black Sea region, traversing Western, Central and Eastern Europe in a single journey. See the canals of Amsterdam, the castles of the Rhine Valley, great Danube cities like Vienna and Budapest, and many colorful capitals of Eastern Europe on an incredible 23-day cruisetour that includes eight countries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. This itinerary, which combines Grand European Tour with Passage to Eastern Europe, provides the ultimate European sojourn.

Paris To The Swiss Alps Paris To Zurich

Viking River Cruises $3549 12 Details

Embark on this 12-day cruisetour through four fascinating European countries, framed by glorious hotel stays in elegant Paris and lakeside Zürich. On board, you will cruise into history past ancient castles and lush vineyards, exploring the legacies of ancient Rome in Trier, ascending the legendary Lorelei Rock and strolling the cobblestone lanes of Cochem, Mainz and Bernkastel, each brimming with medieval charm . . . and awash in Rhine and Moselle wines. Discover the tiny country of Luxembourg and quaint, canal-lined streets of Alsatian Strasbourg. At every turn, you will delight in cultural and culinary riches that reveal the heart of Europe.

Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

Tauck $12790 24 Details

Explore stunning riverscapes from the North Sea to the Black Sea aboard our ultimate eastern European river cruises between Amsterdam and Bucharest! Set off on a grand 3-week cruise aboard ms Esprit and ms Joy through nine European countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube, plus two nights at a city-center hotel in Bucharest.

Enchanting Europe

Globus $2469 9 Details

The name of this escorted European tour—Enchanting Europe—says it all! You’ll be enchanted as you travel from Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, to picturesque Lucerne in the Swiss Alps with overnights in Koblenz and Wiesbaden in the Rhine Valley, in Bavaria’s capital Munich, and in romantic Salzburg.

The Rhine And Moselle - Southbound

Tauck $5390 13 Details

Explore two of Europe's most scenic rivers on a 12-night cruise between Amsterdam and Basel aboard one of Tauck's premium riverboats. Glide along the Rhine in Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland; visit Luxembourg; and discover castles, wineries and market towns of the Moselle Valley on Tauck's popular Moselle and Rhine cruise.

Romantic Germany

Tauck $5890 14 Details

Experience the romance of Germany with dinner in a Black Forest hut, a private Rhine cruise, a visit to Linderhof Palace, stays at historic grand hotels and much more on our two-week tours of Germany including Frankfurt, Heidelberg, the Black Forest, Munich, Rothenburg, Dresden and Berlin.

Continental Introduction With London

Globus $3442 16 Details

Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, food specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer. On your guided tour of Continental Europe, you’ll spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, and London, as well as an overnight in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland.

Romantic Rhine – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

The Romantic Rhine: Amsterdam To Basel - Southbound

Tauck $4190 8 Details

Discover the heritage and beauty of The Rhine, on our 7-night river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel aboard one of Tauck's intimate riverboats. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more.

Traditional Grand European

Globus $4701 21 Details

A European tour should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, incredible meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and adventure. On this Traditional Grand European escorted tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, the Chianti Hills, Rome, Tuscany, Monte Carlo, Lyon, and Paris. On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating to the 7th century; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications; Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna dating to the 12th century; in Rome St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and much more.

European Sojourn Amsterdam To Bucharest

Viking River Cruises $6999 23 Details

In the 8th century, Emperor Charlemagne dreamt of a canal that could unite Europe’s great waterways, but it was not until 1992 that his vision came to pass. Now, the Main-Danube Canal allows ships to travel directly from the North Sea to the Black Sea region, traversing Western, Central and Eastern Europe in a single journey. See the canals of Amsterdam, the castles of the Rhine Valley, great Danube cities like Vienna and Budapest, and many colorful capitals of Eastern Europe on an incredible 23-day cruisetour that includes eight countries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. This itinerary, which combines Grand European Tour with Passage to Eastern Europe, provides the ultimate European sojourn.

The Rhine & Moselle – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $4049 13 Details

This exciting river cruise vacation has it all! Begin in Amsterdam with a cruise through the city’s enchanting canals. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, Luxembourg City and Strasbourg; visit France’s Metz or take an excursion to the Maginot Line; see the Roman ruins at Trier; visit Eltz Castle and the unique Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim. Sail past the legendary Lorelei rock and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, enjoy a walking tour of pretty Bernkastel, and excursions to majestic Heidelberg and to Germany’s legendary Black Forest.

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam - Northbound

Tauck $4990 10 Details

Tauck's Swiss Alps and Rhine cruises follow the romantic river on a seven-night cruise from Switzerland to the Netherlands through France and Germany, plus two nights at an historic hotel in the heart of Bern, gateway to the Alps.

Christmas Markets Along The Rhine - Northbound

Tauck $2990 8 Details

Exclusive Tauck experiences, special holiday events, much yuletide cheer... and of course, Tauck's uncommon access ashore on shore excursions... set the tone for Tauck's December, 2018 Christmas Market tours and cruises along the Rhine River between Basel and Köln aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire!

Central European Experience – Cruise Only Westbound

Avalon Waterways $2599 8 Details

This Central European river cruise will take you from the gothic skyline of Prague to the romantic lights of Paris on the Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers.

11 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Gate1 $1849 11 Details

  • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Munich-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 1 night Mainz
    • 1 night Heidelberg
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 2 nights Innsbruck
    • 1 night Salzburg
    • 2 nights Munich
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

 

Special Features

  • Enjoy a Rhine River Cruise, view hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and villages of timber-framed houses  
  • See the thunderous Rhine Falls, one of Europe’s largest and most powerful
  • View the Golden Roof, in the heart of historic Innsbruck
  • Visit Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwig's fantasy castle of Neuschwanstein, a symbol of idealized romance
  • In sparkling Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, visit the inspiring Lion Monument

The Rhine, Swiss Alps & Amsterdam - Southbound

Tauck $4990 10 Details

Amsterdam is the starting point for a 7-night river cruise along the romantic Rhine from the Netherlands to Switzerland, with a two-night stay at a historic luxury hotel in the heart of Bern, gateway for your visit to the Swiss Alps.

10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Gate1 $1949 10 Details

  • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Vienna-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Mainz
    • 1 night Black Forest
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 1 night Innsbruck
    • 2 nights Vienna
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Cruise the Rhine in Mainz with stunning vistas of hilltop castles and villages
  • Wine tasting at a local winery in the Rheinhessen Valley
  • In Heidelberg, view the ruins of 12th century Heidelberg Castle
  • Drive through the Black Forest, dense with hills of dark forests of thick pine trees
  • Travel to the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, home of the European Parliament
  • In sparkling Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, visit the inspiring Lion Monument
  • Tour magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music
  • Tour Vienna, the Imperial city on the Danube; walk along the Ringstrasse

Rhine & Rhone Revealed - Cruise Only Southbound

Avalon Waterways $5048 15 Details

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe river cruise vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.

Captivating Rhine (Amsterdam To Basel)

AMA Waterways $2499 8 Details

Start with a captivating 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, followed by 2 nights in Lucerne and ending with 2 nights in Zurich

Jewels Of Europe

Scenic Cruises $6395 15 Details

Discover grand palaces & castles on Europe’s most tempting waterways, the Rhine, Main & Danube on a luxurious 15 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Christmas Markets Along The Rhine - Southbound

Tauck $2990 8 Details

Exclusive Tauck extras, special holiday events aboard and ashore, much yuletide cheer... and of course, the Tauck Difference... set the tone for your cruise through Germany and France on Tauck's December, 2018 Rhine River cruise and Christmas market tour between Köln and Basel!

Jewels Of Central Europe - Cruise Only Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $4749 15 Details

On this remarkable Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and Main Danube Canal. Visit the most intriguing cities of Germany and Austria along the way, and end in Budapest—Hungary’s vibrant capital.

Art & Architecture Along The Rhine

A&K $7395 11 Details

Spend seven nights cruising the Rhine River and stay in boutique hotels in Basel and Amsterdam, with Connections-exclusive excursions to the artists' colony of Mathildenhöhe; Weil am Rhein, where you take a private architectural tour; and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle

Scenic Cruises $6395 15 Details

Discover the romantic Rhine and Moselle rivers on an all-inclusive 15 day cruise. From the small canals of Amsterdam to the majestic mountains of Zurich. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

The Heartland Of Europe: Cruising The Rhine, Main & Danube

A&K $10495 17 Details

Embark on a 17-day odyssey along three of Europe's greatest rivers in Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, with stays in boutique hotels in Amsterdam and Budapest and a private tour of a World War II art bunker in Nuremburg.

Central European Experience – Eastbound

Avalon Waterways $3609 10 Details

This river cruise through central Europe will take you from the romantic lights of Paris to the gothic skyline of Prague on the Moselle, Rhine, and Main Rivers.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed – Cruise Only Northbound

Avalon Waterways $5248 15 Details

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.

Vienna On The Danube To Basel On The Rhine

Avalon Waterways $3449 13 Details

This Europe river cruise vacation will touch four countries on three rivers and the Main Danube Canal, with a chance to immerse yourself in the cultures, and explore the most famous sites at each stop. The magic of this river cruise can also be experienced right from your ship as you enjoy a glass of wine and watch the beauty of the European countryside and charming villages pass by.

Rhine Highlights With Switzerland

Scenic Cruises $5295 12 Details

Discover the beauty of Switzerland and explore historic towns as you cruise through the heart of Germany on this 12 day adventure from Zurich to Amsterdam. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Castles On The Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Northbound

Tauck $4490 8 Details

"Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Create cherished memories on our unforgettable 7-night Tauck Bridges family riverboat cruise along the Rhine River between Basel and Amsterdam aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire, visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands.

Jewels Of The Rhine

Emerald Waterways $2695 8 Details

Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey down the Rhine, beginning in the Dutch capital and sweeping up Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest on its route. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

The European Reformation – Faith-Based Travel

Globus $2355 11 Details

Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther on this Germany vacation highlighting the European Reformation. You'll overnight in Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Wiesbaden, Nuremberg, Oberammergau, and Munich, and you'll visit Eisleben, Eisenach, Coburg, Worms, Mainz, Rothenburg, Augsburg, and the Rhine Valley along the way.

Rhine Highlights

Scenic Cruises $3295 8 Details

See the highlights of the Rhine on an 8 day river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. Enjoy guided city tours & an exclusive private tour of a Baroque palace. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

The Rhine & Moselle – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $3849 13 Details

Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland.

9 Day Rhine River Cruise

Gate1 $2549 9 Details

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Basel-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Queen
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • Discover 2000-year-old Koblenz, with its superb Romanesque architecture
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Stroll the lanes filled with quaint wine taverns in the lively village of Rüdesheim
  • Visit the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Walk the cobbled streets of tiny Breisach, a city that dates back over 4,000 years

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $5508 16 Details

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône, Saône, and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.

Castles Along The Rhine 2018

Uniworld $3399 8 Details

Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled RhineFlowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale towns of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.Who will enjoy this cruiseRomantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike.Generations Family Program (select sailings)Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

16 Day Classic European River Cruise

Gate1 $4199 16 Details

  • Flights New York-Budapest, Amsterdam-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 14 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe MS Monarch Empress, First Class MS Monarch Governess, MS Monarch Duchess
  • River port charges of $380 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube Canal, considered a marvel of modern engineering
  • Walk in Bamberg's medieval center with its 11th century Romanesque cathedral
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

European Jewels 2018

Uniworld $6999 16 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

Along The Rhine

A&K $5995 10 Details

Cruise the Rhine River through four countries, staying in a boutique hotel in Amsterdam and an Alsatian château, and setting out on Connections-exclusive excursions that include a private visit to a tulip farm in Amsterdam and a wine tasting at the Cave des Hospices, Strasbourg's oldest wine cellar.

Legendary Rhine & Moselle 2018

Uniworld $5999 13 Details

Travel through five remarkable countries along the legendary Rhine and vineyard-rich Moselle rivers.  Discover extraordinary Roman ruins, romantic castle-dotted shores, and lively cities. Revel in the UNESCO-designated Rhine River Valley, with its vine-filled slopes and castle-dotted shores, and the mesmerizing Moselle, the Rhine’s breathtaking tributary. Explore the delights of five nations and savour the best these regions have to offer. Step into the pages of a fairytale as you walk through the cobblestone streets of postcard-perfect towns such as Cochem, Riquewihr, Rüdesheim, and Colmar. Cruise along the historic canals of vibrant Amsterdam and picturesque Strasbourg. “Go Active” with a hike to the 12th-century Thurant Castle, and take in the grand landmarks of Cologne, Trier, and Luxembourg. Gain an insider’s perspective on—and an appreciation for—the region’s flavours with tastings of elegant Rieslings, delightful pastries, and inventive vinegars with exclusive excursions. Marvel at the great works of Rembrandt in Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum and Siegfried’s ingenious self-playing instruments in Rüdesheim. While onboard, relax over a glass of wine with friends, gaze out at the spectacular scenery, and allow yourself to fall under the bewitching spell of the legendary Rhine and gently flowing Moselle. Who will enjoy this cruise Connoisseurs of food and wine will delight in exceptional Rieslings, hearty regional specialties, delicate pastries, and fine chocolates. Art and nature lovers will relish the many wonders the Rhine and Moselle have to offer Information is subject to change.

Canals, Vineyards & Paris - Cruise Only Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2349 8 Details

This magnificent river cruise vacation takes you into Luxembourg, Germany, and Holland on the enchanting Moselle and Rhine Rivers. You’ll begin this magnificent river cruise on the beautiful Moselle River with an excursion to historical Luxembourg City, offering unique and dramatic views as the town is set on two levels—high above on straddling hills and dropping into two river valleys. Enjoy a guided walk in the charming wine village of Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines. Then, continue on the Moselle River to the picturesque town of Cochem where the Riesling grape is cultivated. Visit the Reichsburg Castle, nestled among vineyards and offering breathtaking views of the town and river valley below. Sail into the Rhine River to the quintessential Rhine valley town of Rüdesheim. Here visit the amazing Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum and enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Then sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. On a guided city walk, see the famous twin-spired cathedral and explore the cobblestone streets of the Old City.

Enchanting Rhine (Basel To Amsterdam)

AMA Waterways $2599 8 Details

Start with 2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne and ending with an enchanting 7-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Lucerne Extension – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $2598 10 Details

Begin this exhilarating vacation with 2 nights in Lucerne, where you’ll walk across the famous covered Chapel Bridge and ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt. Pilatus for a birdseye view over the town, lake and surroundings. (Departures October 19 to November 2 visit the Swiss Transport Museum as transportation up Mt. Pilatus is unavailable due to maintenance.) Then one of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home.

Romantic Rhine & Moselle With Switzerland

Scenic Cruises $8395 19 Details

Experience the magic of Europe’s most romantic region on a 19 day journey from Amsterdam to Zurich. Cruise the Rhine and Moselle, create your own fairytale. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Zurich, Mount Pilatus & Lake Como

Avalon Waterways $3366 12 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sorts of gifts to bring home. Disembark your cruise ship in Basel and transfer to Zürich for the Monograms portion of your vacation. Along the way, enjoy a special highlight excursion up Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine panoramas and some free time to explore lovely Lucerne. Spend an overnight in vibrant Zürich before your included first-class, high-speed train ride to Como. An included guided walking tour features the charming historic district, the gothic Town Hall, and the imposing Duomo. Enjoy a relaxing included boat ride on Lake Como to renowned Bellagio with its century-old buildings, cobblestone lanes, and charming shops. In your free time, you might like to travel to fashionable Milan, Italy; or take the funicular to the village of Brunate—your Local Host can help you decide!"

12 Day Rhine River Cruise With Bruges & Paris

Gate1 $3199 12 Details

  • Flights New York-Basel, Paris-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Countess
    • 1 night Bruges
    • 2 nights Paris
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • Walk the cobbled streets of tiny Breisach, a town that dates back over 4,000 years
  • Visit the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Stroll the lanes filled with quaint wine taverns in the lively village of Rüdesheim
  • Discover 2000-year-old Koblenz, with its superb Romanesque architecture
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
  • Tour Brussels and Bruges in Belgium, two of Europe's most beautiful cities
  • Discover Paris, the “City of Lights,” with its endless treasures

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Remarkable Rhine 2018

Uniworld $3139 9 Details

Find inspiration in the sublime natural splendor of the Rhine Shrouded in legend and myth, immortalized by the likes of Byron and Goethe, the majestic Rhine River Valley seems straight out of the pages of a fairytale, a land of Gothic cathedrals, Hansel-and-Gretel hamlets and poetic castle ruins. Our newest itinerary on this enduringly popular river presents Germany and Alsace at their postcard-perfect best, yet also delves deeply into local culture and traditions to reveal the rich complexity that lies within. Standing on the top deck of your ship, watching the ever-changing scenery turn increasingly dramatic, you’ll be captivated by the tale of Lorelei, the beautiful maiden who seduced sailors with her siren songs. And who could blame them? Head ashore to wander the spooky medieval passageways of Marksburg Castle. Take a canal ride through Strasbourg’s picturesque Petite France district. Gaze in awe at an immense Gothic masterpiece, the UNESCO-designated cathedral of Cologne. And all along the way, indulge in the region’s hearty cuisine and taste Germany’s renowned white wines, produced from grapevines planted centuries ago. Jewish Heritage Cruises (all sailings) Our Jewish Heritage cruise is the only of its kind on the Rhine, a showcase for the rich Jewish history and culture of Germany. Enjoy a balanced and in-depth exploration of the region, with opportunities to remember the past, rejoice in the rebirth of Jewish communities and look ahead to a peaceful future. Open to all guests as a complimentary alternative to the standard itinerary. Generations Family Program (select sailings) Our award-winning family program for young travelers ages 4-18 features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1999 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sorts of gifts to bring home.

European Rhapsody Start Amsterdam (Summer 2018)

Insight $2992 11 Details

Discover Europe’s grandeur and the legacy of the powerful Habsburg dynasty on this soul-stirring journey of Europe’s imperial cities. Be inspired by the family heritage of royalty as you meet a castle owner in the Rhine Valley and enjoy dinner at a family home in beautiful Budapest. Your journey culminates in timeless Venice with its romantic and lavish palaces. Discover fairy-tale Germany, walking through the cobbled streets of Rothenburg with your Local Expert. Step back in time in stately Vienna as your Local Expert brings the city’s elaborate Habsburgs heritage to life and enjoy a slice of Sachertorte at one of Vienna’s decadent cafes. Learn about Venice’s fascinating gondola traditions from a gondolier during a private gathering.

11 Day Rhine River Cruise With Lucerne

Gate1 $4099 11 Details

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Zurich-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Queen
    • 2 nights Lucerne
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • Discover 2000-year-old Koblenz, with its superb Romanesque architecture
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Stroll the lanes filled with quaint wine taverns in the lively village of Rüdesheim
  • Visit the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Walk the cobbled streets of tiny Breisach, a city that dates back over 4,000 years
  • Explore Lucerne with its pristine lakeside setting and gorgeous mountainous panorama
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $1699 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home.

Christmastime In Alsace & Germany – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $1249 5 Details

This Christmastime river cruise is a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate the season! Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Wiesbaden, Germany, then sail up the Rhine River to Basel, Switzerland, passing beautiful landscapes and quaint villages festively lit and decorated.

Jewels Of Europe With Paris

Scenic Cruises $8495 18 Details

Begin your adventure in Budapest and board a luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Cruise the Danube, Main & Rhine rivers to Amsterdam and spend 3 nights in Paris. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Lucerne, Paris & London – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $4468 16 Details

Europe’s most legendary cities, rivers, and sights await on this mesmerizing journey. Your vacation begins with two overnights in lovely Lucerne, Switzerland, where an included guided walk features the poignant Lion Monument, the ornate historic homes lining the walled Old Town, and Chapel Bridge—the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. There’s free time to explore on your own, then a real treat! An excursion takes you to the top of Mount Pilatus for spectacular Alpine views. (Departures October 19 to November 2 visit the Swiss Transport Museum as transportation up Mt. Pilatus is unavailable due to maintenance.) In the afternoon, a short transfer delivers you to your Avalon ship for the cruise portion of your adventure. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home. After disembarking your Avalon cruise ship in Amsterdam, we transfer you by high-speed train to Paris for your exciting Monograms extension. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing with local experts, transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations, and more. Plus, we know you are not familiar with the cities, so we've arranged the services of friendly and knowledgeable Local Hosts® to answer questions, share inside information, help you arrange your activities and excursions, and more. The moment you arrive in Paris, you’ll feel the magic. We know the very best place to photograph the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there to get your shots! We’ll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its amazing stained-glass Rose Window, then for a different perspective of the city, we've arranged for you to enjoy a cruise along the Seine. With three overnights, the “City of Light” is yours for discovering. Next, bid “Au Revoir” as an included high-speed train transfer whisks you from Paris to London for three nights and plenty of time to investigate just what makes England so jolly. We’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert. You'll hear the inside stories around places like Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, and the Houses of Parliament. We’ll take you inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. We’ll also take you to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if available). In both cities you’ll have a full day to explore on your own. From Paris, perhaps hunt for the many celebrity tombstones in the Père Lachaise Cemetery, take a French cooking lesson, or enjoy a cabaret show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. In London, you may want to ride the London Eye, shop at the iconic Harrods department store, ride a red double-decker bus or the “Tube,” or take in a West End theater show.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed – Southbound

Avalon Waterways $5308 16 Details

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe river cruise vacation along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.

Rhine & Moselle Splendors (Luxembourg To Basel)

AMA Waterways $2899 8 Details

3 nights in Paris, 7-night cruise from Luxembourg to Basel, 2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

Castles Along The Rhine 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $2999 8 Details

Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled RhineFlowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale towns of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.Who will enjoy this cruiseRomantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike.Generations Family Program (select sailings)Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

14 Day Holland, Germany, Luxembourg & Belgium With Paris

Gate1 $2499 14 Details

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Paris-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Amsterdam
    • 1 night Bremen
    • 2 nights Berlin
    • 2 nights Frankfurt
    • 1 night Luxembourg
    • 2 nights Brussels
    • 2 nights Paris
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 17 meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in Hamburg, Berlin & Paris
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, enjoy a delightful glass-top boat cruise along the historic winding canals
  • Visit the fishing village of Volendam with its picturesque harbor lined with wooden houses
  • View Bremen’s 600-year-old Town Hall with its splendid Weser Renaissance facade
  • In Hamburg, view the dynamic seaport named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • History comes to life in Berlin on a tour of the landmarks in this fabulous cosmopolitan city 
  • A cruise on the Rhine offers vistas of hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and charming villages
  • Pause to pay respects at the U.S. Military Cemetery from WWII in tiny Luxembourg
  • Visit the poignant memorial at Bastogne, scene of the infamous Battle of the Bulge
  • Visit Brussels Grand Place with its spired 15th century City Hall and antique golden guildhalls
  • Discover the delights of endlessly fascinating Paris, including the iconic Eiffel Tower

13 Day Rhine River Cruise With Amsterdam & Lucerne

Gate1 $4899 13 Details

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Zurich-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class & Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Amsterdam
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Queen
    • 2 nights Lucerne
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 24 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • Discover 2000-year-old Koblenz, with its superb Romanesque architecture
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Stroll the lanes filled with quaint wine taverns in the lively village of Rüdesheim
  • Visit the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Walk the cobbled streets of tiny Breisach, a city that dates back over 4,000 years
  • Explore Lucerne with its pristine lakeside setting and gorgeous mountainous panorama

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

North Sea To The Black Sea

Scenic Cruises $10790 23 Details

Take a 23 day journey from Bucharest to Amsterdam. Explore the historical cities and villages along the Danube and Rhine rivers on a luxurious river cruise. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

13 Day Classic Germany

Gate1 $2449 13 Details

  • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Munich-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Frankfurt
    • 1 night Cologne
    • 1 night Hamburg
    • 2 nights Berlin
    • 1 night Dresden
    • 1 night Nuremberg
    • 3 nights Munich
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

 

Special Features

  • Visit the imposing red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a Gothic masterpiece
  • Cruise on the scenic Rhine River past exquisite landscapes of castles and villages
  • See the striking 13th century Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • In Hamburg, view the country’s port on the Elbe River, “gateway to the world”
  • History comes to life as you cross the former “Iron Curtain” to Berlin
  • View Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag and Brandenberg Gate, symbols of the formerly divided city
  • Cross Saxony to the baroque art city of Dresden, titled the "Florence on the Elbe”
  • In Nuremberg, view the Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946
  • Journey to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the walled town where time has stood still
  • Travel on the picturesque Romantic Road through medieval towns and villages
  • Visit Nymphenburg Palace, former summer residence of Bavarian rulers
  • Visit Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwig's fantasy castle of Neuschwanstein perched high above the valley below

Rhine & Moselle Delights (Basel To Amsterdam)

AMA Waterways $4499 11 Details

2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne and 10-night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales (Amsterdam To Basel)

AMA Waterways $4799 12 Details

2 nights in Amsterdam, 11-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel followed, 2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

Rhine & Rhone River Cruises

Emerald Waterways $6140 15 Details

Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $5308 16 Details

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône, Saône, and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.

Ultimate European Journey 2018

Uniworld $9699 25 Details

This brand new 2016 itinerary is a tantalizing hybrid of our “European Jewels” and “Highlights of Eastern Europe & Istanbul” voyages. Discover the full spectrum of European culture and history on this in-depth exploration of 10 countries along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. From Amsterdam, your luxurious ship will transport you to some of Central and Eastern Europe’s most legendary locales. Visit alluring German locale such as Cologne, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and gaze in wonder at the spectacular scenery of the Rhine River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site lined with fairytale castles. In Vienna, we offer an exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour, a must for anyone who loves art, music, and architecture. Get up close and personal on our exclusive “Village Day” excursions, savor the regional delicacies and postcard-perfect landscapes found along Austria’s UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley, and explore the enchanting city of Budapest, a compelling mix of east and west. Sail onward to Croatia, where you’ll visit a local farm and enjoy a home-hosted lunch. In Belgrade, a city tour will introduce you to must-see sites such as the Royal Grounds of the Karadjordevic Dynasty Palace; if you prefer, opt for a guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour of the city, a Uniworld exclusive. Cruise through the sheer-faced stone cliffs known as the Iron Gates, and head ashore to explore rock-hewn monasteries, otherworldly rock formations, and lavishly decorated churches. A wide array of other memorable experiences await, such as a city tour of Bucharest that includes the gargantuan People’s Palace, Romania’s most famous building. Your adventure culminates in exotic Istanbul, where you’ll have a tour of the city and visit the colorful and aptly named Grand Bazaar. Information is subject to change.

11 Day Rhine River Cruise With Amsterdam

Gate1 $2849 11 Details

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Basel-New York or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights accommodation
    • 2 nights Amsterdam
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Countess
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
  • Sail on the legendary Rhine to Cologne, capital of the Rhineland
  • Discover 2000-year-old Koblenz, with its superb Romanesque architecture
  • View the mighty Lorelei Rock named for the siren "Lorelei" rising vertically from the waters
  • Stroll the lanes filled with quaint wine taverns in the lively village of Rüdesheim
  • Visit the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Walk the cobbled streets of tiny Breisach, a city that dates back over 4,000 years
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Festive Time On The Romantic Rhine With Paris & London Extension – Northbound

Avalon Waterways $3569 14 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam. Be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sort of gifts to bring home. After disembarking your Avalon cruise ship in Amsterdam, we transfer you by high-speed train to Paris for your exciting Monograms extension. We've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing with local experts, transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations, and more. Plus, we know you are not familiar with the cities, so we've arranged the services of friendly and knowledgeable Local Hosts® to answer questions, share inside information, help you arrange your activities and excursions, and more. The moment you arrive in Paris, you’ll feel the magic. We know the very best place to photograph the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there to get your shots! We’ll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its amazing stained-glass Rose Window, then for a different perspective of the city, we've arranged for you to enjoy a cruise along the Seine. With three overnights, the “City of Light” is yours for discovering. Next, bid “Au Revoir” as an included high-speed train transfer whisks you from Paris to London for three nights and plenty of time to investigate just what makes England so jolly. We’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert. You'll hear the inside stories around places like Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, and the Houses of Parliament. We’ll take you inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. We’ll also take you to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (if available). In both cities you’ll have a full day to explore on your own. From Paris, perhaps join an excursion to Fountainebleau Castle and Château de Vaux le Vicomte, journey to Disneyland® Paris for a day of fun, or visit the Carnavalet Museum, dedicated to the history of Paris. In London, you may want to step back in time on a guided afternoon Classic Rock & Beatles tour, see the “Beefeaters” at the Tower of London, ride a red double-decker bus or the “Tube,” or take in a West End theater show.

Legends Of The Moselle Rhine And Main

Emerald Waterways $2995 8 Details

Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns whilst every corner turned on this journey down the Moselle, Rhine and Main unveils rich history. Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed With Barcelona For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $6723 19 Details

This mesmerizing river cruise and land vacation begins on the Rhine River and then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Macon, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area. Disembark your river cruise ship and arrive in the French Riviera, the splendid Côte d’Azur, for a final night in France.

Magnificent Europe For Music Admirers

Avalon Waterways $4449 15 Details

See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guided sightseeing in each city shows you the highlights, and is conducted by Certified Local Guides. Cruise through the scenic canals of Amsterdam and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Spend time in magnificent Cologne, the charming wine village of Rüdesheim, medieval Bamberg, historical Nuremberg, and magical Vienna. Enjoy the music of local musicians in some port of call. Attend a beer tasting in Bamberg and enjoy inside visits of Würzburg’s Bishop’s Residenz, and St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava. And because this is a music theme, you will visit a violin maker in Regensburg, we will take you to Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg, where the “hills are alive with the Sound of Music”, you will attend a Waltz and Operetta concert in Vienna. While on board, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the scenic beauty, quaint towns, fascinating architecture, and historic buildings dotting the landscape as you sail along.

Treasures Of The Main & Rhine (Nuremberg To Amsterdam)

AMA Waterways $2699 8 Details

Enjoy 3 nights in Prague, followed by a 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Amsterdam

Christmas Markets On The Rhine (Basel To Amsterdam)

AMA Waterways $2899 8 Details

Enjoy an enchanting 7-night Rhine river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel and visit its classic Christmas Markets, followed by 2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Zurich

Rhine & Rhône Revealed With Aix-En-Provence & Nice For Wine Lovers

Avalon Waterways $6241 19 Details

This mesmerizing journey begins with a river cruise along the Rhine River, and you’ll continue river cruising along the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Macon, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Before disembarking your ship in Arles, sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting).

Rhine & Rhône Revealed For Wine Lovers – Cruise Only

Avalon Waterways $5048 15 Details

This mesmerizing journey sets off along the Rhine, then continues on the Saône and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. A motorcoach transfer takes you into France’s Burgundy region to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Before disembarking your ship in Arles, sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting). And because this cruise has a Wine Appreciation theme, you will be joined on board by a Master of Wine, who will share his knowledge of French wines while hosting a tasting of cheese and wine, and chocolate and wine, as well as a food and wine pairing dinner.

Christmas Markets On The Rhine (Amsterdam To Basel)

AMA Waterways $2899 8 Details

2 nights in Amsterdam, 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to bBasel, 2 nights in Lucerne and 2 nights in Zürich

9 Day Alpine Christmas Markets

Gate1 $1799 9 Details

  • Flights New York-Munich, Frankfurt-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Munich
    • 1 night Innsbruck
    • 2 nights Black Forest
    • 2 nights Mainz
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Experience festive Christmas markets in Germany, Austria and France
  • At Marienplatz Square in Munich view the Town Hall and the ornate Glockenspiel
  • Admire Bavaria’s fairytale Linderhof Palace, built by “Mad” King Ludwig
  • Excursion to the Alsace capital of Strasbourg, on the border of France and Germany
  • View the imposing red sandstone ruins of mighty 12th century Heidelberg Castle
  • Cruise on the scenic Rhine River with its stunning vistas of hilltop castles

18 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria With Danube River Cruise

Gate1 $4399 18 Details

  • Flights New York-Frankfurt, Budapest-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 16 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Mainz
    • 1 night Heidelberg
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 2 nights Innsbruck
    • 1 night Salzburg
    • 2 nights Munich
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe MS Monarch Empress or First Class MS Monarch Princess
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 33 meals: 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager & cruise director
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 

Special Features

  • Enjoy a Rhine River Cruise, view hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and villages of timber-framed houses
  • See the thunderous Rhine Falls, one of Europe's largest and most powerful
  • View the Golden Roof, in the heart of historic Innsbruck
  • Visit Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwig's fantasy castle of Neuschwanstein, a symbol of idealized romance
  • In sparkling Lucerne, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, visit the inspiring Lion Monument
  • Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman's Bastion
 

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Legends Of The Moselle Rhine And Main & Paris

Emerald Waterways $4020 11 Details

Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Splendid Europe (Summer 2018)

Insight $4001 15 Details

Just as Rome was the foundation for modern civilisation, so too is it the ideal start for this superb journey. Spend three days in this ancient city, visiting the Vatican Museums before they are opened to the public. Then follow in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, venturing north to the Rhine Valley, where he built the first bridge to cross the Rhine River. Splendid Europe is packed with fascinating experiences and thrilling interactions with passionate locals. Meet a gondolier in Venice and learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation and how it’s being passed on to future generations. Marvel at the natural wonder of the subterranean Postojna Caves, created by the Pivka River. Enjoy a drink with the owner of one of the many majestic castles dotted along the Rhine River.

European Jewels 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $6999 16 Details

Uncover Europe’s majestic jewelsIndulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through four countries along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine—and to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes. The Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, the Würzburg Residence’s soaring ceiling fresco by Tiepolo and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences like a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. And throughout your journey, tantalize your senses with exclusive wine, apricot brandy and beer tastings, along with regional culinary delicacies. Discover the grand sweep of history and the dynamic present along legendary rivers on a magnificent journey that gives you the best of Europe’s great treasures as well as off-the-beaten- path gems.Who will enjoy this cruiseTravelers wishing to discover the full spectrum of European culture, history, art and architecture; and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.The Monarch Collection (select sailings)Get exclusive insider access to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage. Celebrate with a festive concert and dinner at a Renaissance palace and garden. Be hosted at a private reception by a real princess at her baroque castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School to discover the 450-year-old equestrian tradition of the true horse of royalty, the Lipizzaner stallion, a living work of art. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your royal journey.

'belmond Hirondelle' - Canal Du Centre, Saone River & Canal Du Rhone Au Rhin

A&K $4900 7 Details

Live graciously on 'Belmond Hirondelle' as you voyage through Burgundy along the Canal du Centre, Saône River and Rhône-Rhine Canal. Disembark to enjoy a drive along the famous Route des Grands Crus and stop at the celebrated Clos de Vougeot vineyard and château, where Cistercian monks began making wine in the 12th century. Enjoy a walking tour of Dijon's market and famous mustard shop. Privately tour the magnificent Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune. Return to your cozy barge each evening for a gourmet dinner and perhaps a nightcap under the stars. Itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as food, wine or walking.

Remarkable Rhine 2018 (Reverse)

Uniworld $3139 9 Details

Find inspiration in the sublime natural splendor of the Rhine Shrouded in legend and myth, immortalized by the likes of Byron and Goethe, the majestic Rhine River Valley seems straight out of the pages of a fairytale, a land of Gothic cathedrals, Hansel-and-Gretel hamlets and poetic castle ruins. Our newest itinerary on this enduringly popular river presents Germany and Alsace at their postcard-perfect best, yet also delves deeply into local culture and traditions to reveal the rich complexity that lies within. Standing on the top deck of your ship, watching the ever-changing scenery turn increasingly dramatic, you’ll be captivated by the tale of Lorelei, the beautiful maiden who seduced sailors with her siren songs. And who could blame them? Head ashore to wander the spooky medieval passageways of Marksburg Castle. Take a canal ride through Strasbourg’s picturesque Petite France district. Gaze in awe at an immense Gothic masterpiece, the UNESCO-designated cathedral of Cologne. And all along the way, indulge in the region’s hearty cuisine and taste Germany’s renowned white wines, produced from grapevines planted centuries ago. Jewish Heritage Cruises (all sailings) Our Jewish Heritage cruise is the only of its kind on the Rhine, a showcase for the rich Jewish history and culture of Germany. Enjoy a balanced and in-depth exploration of the region, with opportunities to remember the past, rejoice in the rebirth of Jewish communities and look ahead to a peaceful future. Open to all guests as a complimentary alternative to the standard itinerary. Generations Family Program (select sailings) Our award-winning family program for young travelers ages 4-18 features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

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