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Jewels of Central Europe
2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Paris, 14-Night Cruise from Remich to Budapest

(or reverse direction - 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Budapest, 14-Night Cruise Budapest to Remich, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Paris)

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Paris to Budapest (WRB) - 17 days

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Budapest to Paris (WBR) - 19 days

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Ship - Luminary , Artistry II, Visionary

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Detailed Itinerary: Paris to Budapest - Eastbound (WRB)

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Day 1: Arrive in Paris, France Welcome to Paris, France’s capital on the River Seine and the “City of Light,” where romance fills the air!Day 2: Paris

Paris’ famous sights are living history: your included city sightseeing shows you magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, Champs Elysées, and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colorful nightlife, including some of the world’s most famous cabaret shows. (Breakfast)

Day 3: Paris - Metz - Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation Day)

This morning, board a HIGH-SPEED TRAIN for a swift and comfortable journey to Metz. From here, drive to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where your river cruise vessel is docked on the Moselle River. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception. The Moselle River is some 312-miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and entering Germany at Trier. The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Trier, Germany - Bernkastel

The venerable Episcopal city of Trier is the oldest in Germany and, some claim, even older than Rome! The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and still gives access to the town center. See the highlights on your included tour. This afternoon, cruise downstream to the charming wine village of Bernkastel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Cochem - Koblenz

Visit REICHSBURG CASTLE, which sits atop a conical hill covered in vines. From here the views of the little town of Cochem nestled down below, and of the river valley are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive equestrian statue of Wilhelm I. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Rüdesheim is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town and SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM is a real surprise! Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there’s free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Miltenberg

Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and renaissance houses and the gothic splendor of the Merchant Hall. This evening, learn how to bake a local SOFT COOKIE specialty. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Würzburg

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The magnificent BISHOP’S RESIDENZ is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Bamberg

Another beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is medieval Bamberg. Your walking tour takes in the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the River Regnitz, and serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th-century mansions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich

After breakfast, drive to Munich, where a local expert will proudly show you the sights in the Bavarian capital. An inspiring mix of historic buildings and impressive architecture, you’ll see the Olympic Stadium, Nymphenburg Palace, MARIENPLATZ in the historic heart of the city with the Old and New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Later, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Return to your ship in the late afternoon. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11: Nuremberg

Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it was restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg’s traditions include its famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metal working. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights included in your tour are the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavaria’s cultural centers. Before dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: Passau – Linz, Austria

Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen’s Cathedral houses one of the world’s largest church organs with more than 17,000 pipes. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. Linz, Austria’s third-largest town, lies on both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14: Melk – Vienna

Melk’s magnificent BENEDICTINE ABBEY dominates the town from its commanding hill site and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! This evening, arrive in Vienna, known as the “City of Music,” which inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. An optional concert is available tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15: Vienna

Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s capital has much to offer: lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you’ll enjoy during your city tour. You do not rush through Vienna - you waltz, taking your time to savor each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16: Budapest, Hungary

Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Eight bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermen’s Bastion and the Matthias Church is among the many sights your Certified Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17: Budapest (Disembarkation Day)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Paris - Westbound (WBR)

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Day 1: Arrive in Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan metropolis.

Day 2: Budapest

Budapest straddles both banks of the Danube, with eight bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connecting ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fishermen’s Bastion and the Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. (Breakfast)

Day 3: Budapest (Embarkation Day)

This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Budapest - Vienna, Austria

A day to relax on board and marvel at the beautiful scenery on both banks of the Danube. Hungary is on your left as you cruise upriver and Slovakia is on your right. The two countries share the Danube for a 58-mile stretch, with the border in the middle of the river. Vienna, Austria’s capital, is known as the “City of Music,” and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Vienna

Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. You do not rush through Vienna - you waltz, taking your time to savor each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Karntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood cafe. An optional concert is available during your stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Dürnstein - Melk

Durnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue facade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Continue through the Wachau Valley to Melk, whose magnificent BENEDICTINE ABBEY dominates the town and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! This evening you’ll be able to sample some of the FAMOUS WINES of this region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Linz - Passau, Germany

Linz, Austria’s third-largest town, lies on both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen’s Cathedral houses one of the world’s largest church organs with more than 17,000 pipes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall, and Porta Pretoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town and one of Bavaria’s cultural centers. It is here you will find Germany’s oldest restaurant, the 12th-century Historische Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Nuremberg

Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it was restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg’s traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metal working. After dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich

After breakfast, drive to Munich, where a local expert will proudly show you the sights in the Bavarian capital. An inspiring mix of historic buildings and impressive architecture, you’ll see the Olympic Stadium, Nymphenburg Palace, MARIENPLATZ in the historic heart of the city with the Old and New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Later, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Return to your ship in the late afternoon. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11: Bamberg

A beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is medieval Bamberg. Your walking tour takes in the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall straddling the river Regnitz, and serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th-century mansions. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Würzburg

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” Wurzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. The magnificent BISHOP’S RESIDENZ is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: Miltenberg

Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and renaissance houses and the gothic splendor of the Merchant Hall, shown to you during your guided walk. This afternoon, learn how to bake a local SOFT COOKIE specialty. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14: Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge – Koblenz

Visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM in pretty Rudesheim. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there’s free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. The dramatic RHINE GORGE is the most beautiful stretch of river. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive equestrian statue of Wilhelm I. The Moselle River is some 312-miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and entering Germany at Trier. The entire Moselle Valley is famous for its beautiful and tranquil scenery. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15: Cochem – Bernkastel

Visit REICHSBURG CASTLE, which sits atop a conical hill covered in vines. From here the views of the little town of Cochem nestled down below and of the river valley are splendid. Cruising the wide, peaceful curves of the river, it quickly becomes obvious that the Moselle is an important wine-growing region. Most notably, the Riesling grape is cultivated, producing a dry to sweet, floral white wine. Dock overnight in Bernkastel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16: Trier – Remich, Luxembourg

The venerable Episcopal city of Trier is the oldest in Germany and, some claim, even older than Rome! The famous Porta Nigra is the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement and still gives access to the town center. This afternoon, cruise to Remich in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17: Remich (Disembarkation Day) – Metz – Paris, France

Say goodbye to your crew after breakfast today and travel to Metz to board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN for a swift and comfortable journey to Paris. (Breakfast)

Day 18: Paris

Paris’ famous sights are living history: your included city sightseeing shows you magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, Champs Elysees, and the Eiffel Tower, a structural miracle of its age. The city is well known for its colorful nightlife including some of the world’s most famous cabaret shows. (Breakfast)

Day 19: Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:
  • A valid passport is rquired for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be made.
  • 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.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2016 and 2017 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Paris (WRB)
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Remich)
Ship

Category E- Lower Deck w/ fixed windows

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A- Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite -
Upper Deck
w/ french balcony
24-May-2016
26-May-2016
Artistry II
$6,539
$6,937
$8,637
$8,737
$8,937
$10,337
14-Jun-2016
16-Jun-2016
Luminary
$6,489
-
$7,787
$7,887
$8,087
$9,287
5-Jul-2016
7-Jul-2016
Artistry II
$6,289
$6,687
$8,387
$8,487
$8,687
$10,087
2-Aug-2016
4-Aug-2016
Artistry II
$6,289
$6,687
$8,387
$8,487
$8,687
$10,087
27-Sep-2016
29-Sep-2016
Artistry II
$6,389
$6,787
$8,487
$8,587
$8,787
$10,187
11-Oct-2016
13-Oct-2016
Luminary
$6,139
-
$7,437
$7,537
$7,737
$8,937
Apr 30, 2017
May 2 , 2017
Visionary
$6,539
$6,937
$8,837
$8,937
$9,137
$10,337
Jun 11, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
Visionary
$6,489
$6,887
$8,787
$8,887
$9,087
$10,287
Aug 6, 2017
Aug 8, 2017
Visionary
$6,389
$6,787
$8,687
$8,787
$8,987
$10,187
Oct 1, 2017
Oct 3, 2017
Visionary
$6,289
$6,687
$8,587
$8,687
$8,887
$10,087
From Budapest (WBR)
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Budapest)
Ship

Category E- Lower Deck w/ fixed windows

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A- Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite -
Upper Deck
w/ french balcony
5-May-2016
5-May-2016
Visionary
$6,869
$7,267
$8,967
$9,067
$9,267
$10,667
7-Jun-2016
7-Jun-2016
Artistry II
$6,969
$7,367
$9,067
$9,167
$9,367
$10,767
28-Jun-216
28-Jun-216
Luminary
$6,769
-
$8,067
$8,167
$8,367
$9,567
5-Jul-2016
5-Jul-2016
Visionary
$6,719
$7,117
$8,817
$8,917
$9,117
$10,517
19-Jul-2016
19-Jul-2016
Artistry II
$6,719
$7,117
$8,817
$8,917
$9,117
$10,517
16-Aug-2016
16-Aug-2016
Artistry II
$6,919
$7,317
$9,017
$9,117
$9,317
$10,717
11-Oct-2016
11-Oct-2016
Artistry II
$6,419
$6,817
$8,517
$8,617
$8,817
$10,217
May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017
Visionary
$6,969
$7,367
$9,267
$9,367
$9,567
$10,767
Jun 25, 2017
Jun 25, 2017
Visionary
$6,769
$7,167
$9,067
$9,167
$9,367
$10,567
Aug 20, 2017
Aug 20, 2017
Visionary
$6,969
$7,367
$9,267
$9,367
$9,567
$10,767
Oct 15, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
Visionary
$6,419
$6,817
$8,717
$8,817
$9,017
$10,217
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $294 per passenger (2016 departures); Additional $336 per passenger (2017 departures).
For Single Passenger: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
For 14 Nights Cruise only (No 2 nights hotel in Paris): Subtract $690 from above rates (Paris to Budapest direction) -or- Subtract $1,120 from above rates (Budapest to Paris direction). Cruise Only WRB itinerary: Arrive in Remich on Day 3 for embarkation between 4:00pm and 5:50pm. Depart Budapest on Day 17 upon disembarkation.//Cruise Only WBR itinerary: Arrive in Budapest on Day 3 for embarkation at 3:00pm. Depart in Remich on Day 17 upon disembarkation.
Transfers at the Start/End of the Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.

Prices Include:

Half day Paris sight see
• 14-night Cruise from Remich to Budapest (or reverse) in selected 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 regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Special onboard and onshore experiences preented by entertainers, artisans and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Daily guided sightseeing program with Certified Local Guides
• 2 nights Deluxe hotel accommodations in Paris at Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe (or similar; subject to change) with buffet breakfast
• Half day Paris sight seeing tour
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Personal expenses

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