Magnificent Europe – Eastbound 201916 DAYS FROM ONLY $5099
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Austria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Slovakia
Enjoy guided sightseeing tours in Würzburg, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers. Your first stop in Austria is Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey. You’ll see the fantastic frescoes, library, and pipe organ of this beautiful abbey, before sailing through the picturesque Wachau Valley. You’ll be introduced to two captivating capital cities—Vienna, Austria, and Budapest, Hungary. Vienna is known as the “City of Music,” and rightly so. You’ll explore the city that inspired works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Known as the “Pearl of the Danube,” Budapest is a gleaming city on the river with a unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a magnificent European river cruise to remember always!
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: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit 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 Rothenburg Day 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 walk tourDay 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 (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.