From The Black Sea To The North Sea – Westbound 201925 DAYS FROM ONLY $10218
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
Your European river cruise will take you to the capitals of three countries: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria, where Local Guides will show you the highlights and you’ll have time to explore on your own. In the heart of the Wachau wine region, go on a guided walk of charming Dürnstein, and later visit Melk’s famous Benedictine Abbey. In Germany, there’s 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.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.” Join an adventure through some of the most breathtaking and intriguing destinations on our Danube, Main, and Rhine River cruise.
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 celebration; onboard lectureDay 4 Cernavoda. Excursion to Constanta: guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological MuseumDay 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 Day 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress; excursion to Belogradchik to see the rock formationsDay 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac: cruise through the Iron Gates gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological siteDay 8 Belgrade: guided sightseeing; lecture on boardDay 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: guided tour and organ concert in Pécs Day 10 Budapest: day at leisureDay 11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 12 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 13 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 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 tastingDay 15 Passau: guided walkDay 16 Regensburg: guided walkDay 17 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour Day 18 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town HallDay 19 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 20 Main River Village: guided walkDay 21 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 22 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 23 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 24 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.