Possibility of a transfer by coach(3) from Amsterdam to Antwerp for an extra fee. Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Antwerp at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by a tour of the old city in the company of our hostess.
ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM
Day spent cruising. Our cruise will cross small inland seas and immense locks to reach Rotterdam in the evening. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
Join us on an excursion for both packages: The Keukenhof gardens(1). The afternoon in Rotterdam is free to do as you please. In the late afternoon, the ship is sailing towards Amsterdam.
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and its diamond merchants.DISCOVERY: Bike tour in Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please.
We'll disembark after breakfast. Enjoy time and lunch on your own today to discover Amsterdam at your own pace! Feel free to go shopping or visit some of the most famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds or the Anne Frank House (entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included). We'll board again at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. This evening is free to do as you please.
The morning is free to do as you please. We'll spend the whole afternoon and night cruising towards Cologne with a little stop at Utrecht.
We'll arrive late in the afternoon in Cologne, take a tour of the old sections of Cologne with our hostess. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. We'll spend the whole night cruising to Rüdesheim.
The morning will be spent cruising on the romantic Rhine. Join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: Touristic train, tasting of wines and visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in RudesheimFree evening in the famous Drosselgasse, the little street famous worldwide for joyful athmosphere and Rhineland bands.
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Heidelberg. We'll spend the afternoon and the night sailing towards Strasbourg.Tonight is our gala evening and diner.
Enjoy the buffet breakfast on board before disembarking. Take advantage of free time in the city today to discover the European Capital at your own pace! (lunch not included). You'll be welcome to board again at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. We'll set sail towards Mainz.
MAINZ - FRANKFURT
We'll arrive in Mainz early morning. This city, the birthplace of Gutenberg, which lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present with its thousand year old cathedral. We'll tour the city with your escort before we sail on around in the morning towards Frankfurt. The afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, a major business hub.DISCOVERY: Frankfurt "Mainhattan” and the Main Tower: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.
MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM
We'll stop off in Miltenberg early this morning. Join us to discover this peaceful town with its market place lined with half-timbered houses, its fine main street, hotel Reisen and old Town Hall. We'll have lunch on board before continuing on to Wertheim. Enjoy some free time to discover the town on your own before returning to the ship for dinner.
WERTHEIM - WURZBURG
We'll cruise towards Karlstadt. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Wurzburg on the right bank of the Main, which is famous for its baroque palace, former residence of the prince-bishops. In the meantime, the ship cruises on to Wurzburg where we will join it late afternoon. We'll then cruise to Kitzingen. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
SCHWEINFURT - Rothenburg - BAMBERG
Early this morning we'll start cruising along the Main to reach Schweinfurt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river, with its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and craftsmen's workshops. It is indeed one of the most beautiful towns on the Romantic Road. In the meantime the ship will cruise on to Schweinfurt where we will join it, before continuing on to Bamberg.
BAMBERG - NURNBERG - MUHLHAUSEN
This morning will be spent cruising on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, which was opened on 25th September 1992. We'll have lunch on board before arriving in Nurnberg early afternoon. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Nuremberg We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls before arriving in the Marktplatz. On foot, you'll see the gorgeous Schöner Brunnen and the Frauenkirche. During our tour, we'll stop and taste one of the local specialties, Lebkuchen, the city's famous gingerbread. We'll return to the ship during the afternoon and sail on to reach Muhlhausen in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
This morning will be spent cruising to Kelheim. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Regensburg, which is the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and also a major industrial hub - with major firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic centre of the city has kept all its original charm with souvenirs of over 20 centuries. In the meantime, the ship cruises on to join us in Regensburg.
his morning will be spent cruising towards Passau. Enjoy some free time to visit the town on your own. Its baroque buildings and narrow romantic streets are unforgettable. Return to ship and sail on through the attractive region of Engelhartszell. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
MELK - DURNSTEIN - VIENNA
The morning will be spent cruising to reach Melk early in the morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of the abbey of Melk, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. We'll return to the ship at the end of the morning and sail on to Dürnstein, arriving there for lunch around noon. Enjoy some free time to explore this picturesque village, and its baroque church, which is the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lion Heart. We'll return on board in the afternoon before sailing on to Vienna. Putting in for the night in Vienna. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the illuminated sights of the city by night.
Join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: Visit to the palace of Schöbrunn with its magnificent park.DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall(2).Enjoy a free afternoon to tour this magnificent city on your own or join us on an optional excursion proposed (not included in the package): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We'll then cruise towards Esztergom, passing Bratislava on the way. Tonight is our dinner and gala evening on board.
ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST
Enjoy some free time to visit Esztergom on your own, the former capital of Hungary, under the reign of the Arpad kings. Today, it is still a prominent town and the seat of the Hungarian archbishops. Esztergom is decidedly full of treasures with its neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll set sail once again around noon. Enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Budapest midafternoon. The Hungarian capital which lies along the banks of the Danube, also known as the "pearl of the Danube” is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time to explore the city before returning to the ship for dinner. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Budapest "by night"..
Enjoy a day on your own, or join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: sightseeing tour of the city.DISCOVERY: Off the Beaten Path in Budapest.This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us on optional excursions: Discover Gellert baths and spa (not included in the packages) or Budapest Market Halls (not included in the packages). After dinner, enjoy a free evening or join us on an excursion for both packages: traditional folk evening in Budapest.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.