Iconic Rivers Of Europe 202026 DAYS FROM ONLY $11,816
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia
In Melk, Austria, visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Guided sightseeing in each city introduces you to two capitals: Vienna, Austria; and Budapest, Hungary. Continue your river cruise adventure on the Lower Danube with an excursion to 2nd-century Pécs, Hungary, where you’ll visit underground burial chambers now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in Serbia’s Belgrade and cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge. In Bulgaria, visit Belogradchik’s eclectic rock formations, the ancient capital of Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi—with its Church of the Nativity housing an outstanding collection of frescoes. To round out this timeless European River Cruise, a stay in Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest—known as the “Paris of the East” —is a must. A local expert will show you many of its historical treasures.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 4 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treatDay 5 Main River Village: guided walkDay 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 7 Marktbreit: guided tourDay 8 Kitzingen–Volkach: guided toursDay 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz Day 11 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 12 Regensburg: guided walking tour; special treatDay 13 Passau–Linz: guided walking tour in PassauDay 14 Melk–Wachau Valley: guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau ValleyDay 15 Vienna: guided tourDay 16 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 17 Budapest: day at leisureDay 18 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermillDay 19 Osijek: guided tour; concert performanceDay 20 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tourDay 21 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramaticIron Gates gorgeDay 22 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 23 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse: choice of full day guided tour, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided tour in RousseDay 24 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 25 Bucharest: your vacation 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.