MAGNIFICENT EUROPE – EASTBOUND 2018

15 DAY RIVER CRUISE FROM AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST

 

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation.

Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern. This popular city is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany where there’s a guided city walk in Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. There’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers. First stop in Austria is Melk for a visit of its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Dürnstein—famous for its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche. And in the last days of your vacation, local experts will introduce you to three capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; Bratislava, Slovakia, where winding cobblestone streets twist and turn in the Old Town and you’ll visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a river cruise to remember!

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)

DAY 2 - AMSTERDAM

DAY 3 - COLOGNE, GERMANY

DAY 4 - RHINE GORGE–RÜDESHEIM

DAY 5 - MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

DAY 6 - WÜRZBURG

DAY 7 - BAMBERG

DAY 8 - ROTH–NUREMBERG

DAY 9 - REGENSBURG

DAY 10 - PASSAU

DAY 11 - MELK, AUSTRIA–DÜRNSTEIN

DAY 12 - VIENNA

DAY 13 - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

DAY 14 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

DAY 15 - BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)