Magnificent Europe (Westbound) 202016 DAYS FROM ONLY $5749
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 tours 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.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Bratislava: choice of guided tour, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral, or hike to the castleDay 4 Vienna: guided tourDay 5 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 6 Passau: guided tourDay 7 Regensburg: guided tour Day 8 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing of Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on boardDay 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 11 Main River Village: guided walkDay 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or take a guided hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down; scenic 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): your cruise 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.