- Per person, twin share
• 15-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on either the stunning River Princess, imperial River Duchess, elegant River Empress or the regal River Queen
• All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
• All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
• Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners
• Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
• 13 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
• An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
Guided "Go Active", "Do as the Locals Do", "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
• State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
• Captivating onboard local entertainment
• Cultural enrichment including Signature Lecture
• Scheduled airport transfers on arrival and departure days.
HELLOWORLD EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $200* per person
15 Apr 17,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
19 Oct 2018 and 09 Nov 2018
Other departures available between May – Oct 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.
Was from $8,699* per person twin share
Save up to $1050* per person twin share
Now from $7,649* per person twin share
Other cabin categories available at an additional cost.
Day 1 - Budapest (embark)
Day 2 - Budapest
Day 3 - Cruising the Danube River, Vienna
Day 4 - Vienna
Day 5 - Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen and Melk)
Day 6 - Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau
Day 7 - Regensburg
Day 8 - Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg
Day 9 - Bamberg, cruising the Main River
Day 10 - Wurzburg (Rothenburg)
Day 11 - Wertheim
Day 12 - Frankfurt
Day 13 - Rudesheim, cruising the Rhine River
Day 14 - Cologne
Day 15 - Amsterdam (disembark)
DAY 1 – BUDAPEST (EMBARK)
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
DAY 2 – BUDAPEST
Savor the beauty of Budapest in one of two ways today: a panoramic tour showcasing Castle Hill and other key highlights, or a walking tour that lets you experience the city from a local's perspective. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour.
DAY 3 – CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER
Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic cruising.
DAY 4 – VIENNA
Get acquainted with Vienna’s treasure trove of imperial gems on a city tour with a visit to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. If you prefer to experience the city’s artistic gems, join an art tour, featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour.
DAY 5 – CRUISING THE WACHAU VALLEY, WEISSENKIRCHEN (WEISSENKIRCHEN OR MELK)
Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit the Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit.
DAY 6 – ENGELHARTSZELL, CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER, PASSAU
Discover Passau with a variety of choices, either on an intimate walking tour, panoramic city tour or via a “Go Active” choice with a ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube and into the heart of Passau.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: A “trifecta” of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Bavarian river bike ride
DAY 7 – REGENSBURG
Discover Germany’s best-preserved medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we’ll visit the Audi factory. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you’ll see the Audi museum.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit OR BMW factory visit OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bird’s-eye view of Regensburg
DAY 8 – CRUISING THE MAIN-DANUBE CANAL, NUREMBERG
Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. Note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR WWII historical tour with Documentation Center
DAY 9 – BAMBERG, CRUISING THE MAIN RIVER
City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian village outing.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day”
DAY 10 – WÜRZBURG (ROTHENBURG)
Art lovers will want to visit the Würzburg Residence, and fairytale lovers will want to go to Rothenburg and Weikersheim, where you’ll visit a grand palace.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Würzburg Residence visit OR Rothenburg and Weikersheim village & castle tour.
DAY 11 – WERTHEIM
Stroll through Wertheim’s historic center and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate.
DAY 12 – FRANKFURT
Get an overview of modern-day Frankfurt as well as its charming Old Town, or experience Frankfurt as a local.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Frankfurt city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour
DAY 13 – RÜDESHEIM, CRUISING THE ROMANTIC RHINE RIVER
Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards. Later, cruise through the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine.
FEATURED EXCURSION: Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument
DAY 14 – COLOGNE
You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cologne walking tour with choice of Cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig
DAY 15 – AMSTERDAM
Delve into the glories of Amsterdam’s golden age: the doors to the Van Gogh museum open early just for you and your fellow passengers, and an art expert guides you through this remarkable collection (The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers are just two of its highlights), followed by one of two ways to experience the historic city. You may cruise the 400-year-old canals or stroll through the medieval Begijnhof, home to Amsterdam’s oldest wood houses, and visit the elegant 17th-century Van Loon mansion.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh museum and choice of Amsterdam by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour.
DAY 16 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Amsterdam.
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