Magnificent Europe – Westbound 201916 DAYS FROM ONLY $4999
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Austria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Slovakia
Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque Bishop’s Residenz. Enjoy a tasting of Wachau wines. Explore quaint towns like Dürnstein with its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche; Passau, known for its narrow cobblestone streets and the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral; and Bamberg, with its town hall straddling the River Regnitz. Enjoy guided walks in historic Nuremberg, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. In the charming Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim, enjoy a stroll through its famous cobblestone Drosselgasse lined with shops, restaurants, and lively taverns. Straddling both sides of the Rhine River is Cologne, Germany—a 2,000 year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Here, enjoy a guided walk and see its famous twin-spired cathedral.This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Your European cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam is filled with new discoveries and simple pleasures of ancient cultures that you’ll hold in your memory for many years to come.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 4 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 5 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 6 Passau: guided walkDay 7 Regensburg: guided walk; Day 8 Roth–Nuremberg Excursion: choice of guided sightseeing of Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town HallDay 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 11 Main River Village: guided walkDay 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 13 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 14 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): 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.