Magnificent Rivers of Europe 2021
16 Day River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam
Starting at $5,899
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
From Budapest to Amsterdam, and in many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise vacation. You’ll begin by visiting three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. See the famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classic Viennese café for a decadent treat. Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of wonderful local Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche; Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz. Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Budapest:||Guided tour, see Heroes' Square|
|Day 3 Bratislava:||Choice of guided tour, visit St. Martin's Cathedral or up hike to Bratislava-Castle with your Adventure Host|
|Day 4 Vienna:||Guided tour|
|Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk:||Choice of guided tour or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine tasting|
|Day 6 Passau:||Guided tour|
|Day 7 Regensburg:||Guided tour|
|Day 8 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg:||On board lecture; choice of guided sightseeing of Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour|
|Day 9 Bamberg:||Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; on board lecture|
|Day 10 Volkach-Kitzingen:||Walking tour in Volkach; free time in Kitzingen|
|Day 11 Würzburg:||Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residence|
|Day 12 Main River Village:||Guided walk|
|Day 13 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge:||Choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or hike the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge|
|Day 14 Cologne:||Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour|
|Day 15 Amsterdam:||Canal cruise|
|Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):||Your cruise ends this morning|
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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