From The Black Sea To The North Sea 202028 DAYS FROM ONLY $11,416
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia
In Pecs, Hungary, visit the Underground Tombs, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this fabulous river cruise, you’ll visit the capitals of two countries: Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria. Located in the heart of the Wachau wine region is charming Dürnstein, where you’ll go on a guided walk, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. This evening, savor some of the famous Wachau wines. In Germany, there is guided sightseeing in Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Würzburg. Cruise the Main Danube Canal, a true feat of engineering, and pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. This river cruise vacation concludes in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam where you get a unique perspective of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Bucharest: welcome to BucharestDay 2 Bucharest–Fetesti (Embarkation): guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome receptionDay 3 St. Gheorghe: excursion to Danube Delta; Km 0 celebrationDay 4 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in ConstantaDay 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse, or jogging tour in Rousse Day 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; and see the rock formations in BelogradchikDay 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 8 Belgrade: guided sightseeingDay 9 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance Day 10 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs Day 11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 12 Budapest–Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava Day 13 Vienna: guided tourDay 14 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 15 Passau: guided walkDay 16 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 17 Roth: onboard lecture; choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour Day 18 Nuremberg: Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the MarienplatzDay 19 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; onboard lectureDay 20 Volkach—Kitzingen: guided tours Day 21 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 22 Main River Village: guided tourDay 23 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour, see the Great VatDay 24 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or guided hike in Rüdesheim; free time in KoblenzDay 25 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 26 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 27 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.