Iconic Rivers Of Europe – The Rhine, Main & Danube – Eastbound 201923 DAYS FROM ONLY $8368
Austria, visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau wine region to Dürnstein—famous for its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche. Guided sightseeing in each city introduces you to three capitals: Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; 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 Tarnovo, 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 is a must. Known as the “Paris of the East,” 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 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 5 Main River Village: guided walkDay 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 7 Marktbreit. Excursion to Rothenburg: guided sightseeing in RothenburgDay 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 9 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth; or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 10 Regensburg: guided walking tour; special treatDay 11 Passau–Linz: guided walking tour in PassauDay 12 Melk–Wachau Valley-Vienna: guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau ValleyDay 13 Vienna: guided tourDay 14 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 15 Budapest: day at leisureDay 16 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermillDay 17 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tourDay 18 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramaticIron Gates gorgeDay 19 Cetate–Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: visit to the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 20 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 21 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 22 Bucharest: 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.