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Enchanted Europe
15-Night Cruise from Budapest to Basel (or reverse)

2019 & 2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Budapest to Basel (WBZ) - 16 days

-or-

Basel to Budapest (WZB) - 16 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Basel - Westbound (WBZ)

Skip to Basel to Budapest itinerary

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boarding your cruise.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (D)

Day 2: Vienna, Austria

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Adventure Host. Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.

This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an OPTIONAL Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L, D)

Day 3: Vienna

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

CLASSIC: Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.

Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Dürnstein.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN (B,L,D)

Day 4: Dürnstein - Melk

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades

-OR-

ACTIVE: Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

In Melk:

Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.

DISCOVERY: Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)

Day 5: Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet

CLASSIC: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,”

-OR-

You may join a full day Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov—and meet your ship back in Passau for an evening cruise to Regensburg.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B,L,D)

Day 6: Regensberg

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC: Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

You may choose to join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

DISCOVERY: Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B,L,D)

Day 7: Roth

Liiving Heritage and History Lessons

DISCOVERY: Enjoy an onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black seas.

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle

-OR-

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG (B,L,D)

Day 8: Nuremberg

Modern Munich, Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles

CLASSIC: Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B, D)

Day 9: Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer). Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG (B, L, D)

Day 10: Wurzburg

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

You may choose to join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

Enjoy live entertainment on board while sailing tonight.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B, L, D)

Day 11: Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Main River Bavarian village.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT (B, L, D)

Day 12: Frankfurt

Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOPPARD (B, L, D)

Day 13: Boppard - Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge

Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

Take some free time to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine.

This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Rüdesheim.

In Rudesheim - Rhine Gorge:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

DISCOVERY: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience.

DISCOVERY: Based on your cruise date, you’ll be treated to either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B, L, D)

Day 14: Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine

CLASSIC: Come along for City Sightseeing, including the city’s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

Explore on your own along tree-lined streets with gingerbread-style houses reminiscent of Brothers Grimm within the very modern city of the European Parliament.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (B, L, D)

Day 15: Breisach, Germany

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC: Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.

Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BASEL (B, L, D)

Day 16: Basel, Switzerland (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Basel to Budapest - Eastbound (WZB)

Skip to Budapest to Basel itinerary

Day 1: Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Switzerland! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Zurich must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board as you sail to Breisach.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BREISACH (D)

Day 2: Breisach

History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest

CLASSIC: Visit the charming village of Colmar on a Guided Tour of its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernhof open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional Bavarian butter-making demonstration.

Follow your visit to Colmar with a free afternoon in Breisach. Take a bike from the ship, or walk among the pastel-painted houses above the Rhine.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO STRASBOURG (B,L,D)

Day 3:Strasbourg, France

A Gothic Cathedral, Heavenly Time, and Dreamy French Wine

ACTIVE: Join your Adventure Host for an early Morning Walk.

CLASSIC: Join a City Tour of Strasbourg’s sights, including gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.

Explore on your own along tree-lined streets with gingerbread-style houses reminiscent of Brothers Grimm within the very modern city of the European Parliament.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM (B,L,D)

Day 4: Rudesheim, Germany - Rhine Gorge - Boppard

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

ACTIVE: Take a Morning Hike up the vine-clad hillside with your Adventure Host, then ride the cable car down for breathtaking views

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience,

-OR-

ACTIVE: Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument, then ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

DISCOVERY: Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.

This afternoon, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you pass through the spectacular Rhine Gorge on your way to Boppard.

In Boppard:

A Peaceful Jewel in the Rhine Gorge

Take a free afternoon to relax, or explore the Rheinallee Promenade for delicatessen fare with a cup of German coffee or glass of Riesling wine.

Later, enjoy onboard entertainment before sailing to Frankfurt.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO FRANKFURT (B,L,D)

Day 5: Frankfurt

Culture, Commerce, and Charm in Frankfurt

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Frankfurt to see the city’s cultural landmarks and gleaming financial headquarters combined with the cozy ambience of quaint neighborhoods

-OR-

DISCOVERY: Take a Guided Tour to Seligenstadt—one of Germany’s oldest towns and home to the Einhard Basilika—dubbed “minor basilica” in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.

Spend free time this afternoon exploring Frankfurt on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B,L,D)

Day 6: Main River Village

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG (B,L,D)

Day 7: Wurzburg

A Pearl, a Painting, and a Glass of Wine for the Perfect Afternoon

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Pearl of the Romantic Road” with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

You may choose to join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

Enjoy live entertainment on board as you set sail for Bamberg

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B,L,D)

Day 8: Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Walking Tour of the historic home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

After the tour, spend free time with a glass of German-style Rauchbier (smoked beer).

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NUREMBERG (B, L, D)

Day 9: Nuremberg

Modern Munich with Storybook Villages and Fairytale Castles

CLASSIC: Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.

Enjoy some free time today to stroll this pedestrian and bike-friendly city to see the famous Glockenspiel, outdoor cafés, or the Bavarian Biergärten for authentic brews.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG (B, D)

Day 10: Roth

Living Heritage and History Lessons

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions.

CLASSIC: Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle

-OR-

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

DISCOVERY: Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B, L, D)

Day 11: Regensburg

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC: Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

You may choose to join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

DISCOVERY: Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B, L, D)

Day 12: Passau - Linz, Austria

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

CLASSIC: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,”

-OR-

Join a full day Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or a full day Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.

In Linz:

The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music

Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK (B, L, D)

Day 13: Melk - Wachau Valley - Vienna

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley

CLASSIC: Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ

-OR-

ACTIVE: Join your Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside.

Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.

In Vienna:

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

This evening, you may choose to attend an OPTIONAL Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B, L, D)

Day 14: Vienna

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

CLASSIC: Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.

Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST (B, L, D)

Day 15: Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

CLASSIC: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (B, L, D)

Day 16: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Budapest (WBZ)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship

Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/ window

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Jun 2, 2020
Imagery II
$7,148
$7,575
$9,611
$9,718
$9,932
$11,861
Jul 16, 2020
Visionary
$6,998
$7,425
$9,461
$9,568
$9,782
$11,711
Sep 14, 2020
Visionary
$7,598
$8,025
$10,061
$10,168
$10,382
$12,311
 
From Basel (WZB)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship

Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/ window

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Aug 14, 2019
Visionary
$6,698
$7,125
$9,161
$9,268
$9,482
$11,411
Jun 25, 2020
Visionary
$7,048
$7,475
$9,511
$9,618
$9,832
$11,761
Aug 24, 2020
Visionary
$7,498
$7,925
$9,961
$10,068
$10,282
$12,211
Oct 23, 2020
Visionary
$6,498
$6,925
$8,961
$9,068
$9,282
$11,211
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Denotes departures offered as "Special Interest" cruise for Beer Enthisuasts.
Port charges : Additional $390 per passenger.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.

Prices Do Include:

Daily afternoon
• 15-night Cruise in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell dinners
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner onboard
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Daily guided sightseeing program conducted by a Certified Local Guide
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise
• Gratuities to local guides and excursion drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare, transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port charges
• Gratuities to the Cruise Director and onboard crew
• Other personal expenses

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