Magnificent Rivers Of Europe With 2 Nights In Budapest (Westbound) 2020
Austria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary
Begin your European vacation your way with a two-night stay in the Pearl of the Danube—Budapest. Join in guided sightseeing, including iconic Heroes Square, with free time to explore and enjoy this beautiful and historic city.

Amazing views on the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers await on your European River cruise. Embark in Budapest and sail to Vienna—the City of Music—to see the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail to Dürnstein where you may take a guided hike to the castle prison of Richard the Lionheart. Next, visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk.

Cruise to Passau for tour of Germany’s “City of Three River.” Visit the Bavarian town of Regensburg to see medieval sights, and join us for a beer tasting on board.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Budapest–Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 5 Vienna: guided tour

Day 6 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 board

Day 7 Passau: guided walk

Day 8 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 9 Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 11 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 12 Volkach–Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 13 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 14 Main river village: guided tour

Day 15 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 16 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or guided hike in Rüdesheim; free time in Koblenz

Day 17 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 18 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 19 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.
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