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Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse)

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Amsterdam to Budapest - Eastbound (WAB) - 15 days

-or-

Budapest to Amsterdam - Westbound (WBA) - 16 days

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Ship - View, Impression, Tranquility II , Artistry II

 

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Budapest - Eastbound (WAB)

Skip to Budapest to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

During tulip season, you may take an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 2: Amsterdam

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

This afternoon choose among the Guided OPTIONAL Excursions available.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral,

OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 4: Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei.

DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat,

OR:

ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 5: Main River Village

Beauty on the Main River

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

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

Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

Day 6: Würzburg

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residence—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

Enjoy the city on your own or visit a local winery.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WÜRZBURG

Day 7: Volkach

Storybook Settings

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

Sail to Volkach and get ready for your afternoon activity.

CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

Day 8: Bamberg

The City of Seven Hills

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

DISCOVERY Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture.

Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

Day 9: Regensburg

Legends and History Lessons

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor,

OR;

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

OR;

CLASSIC Join 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

Day 10: 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.

Alternatively, spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

Day 11: 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.”

You may join a full day OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz.

LINZ, AUSTRIA

Legendary, Lovely Linz

This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

Day 12: Melk - Wachau Valley

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.

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

VIENNA

Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 13: Vienna

Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg familyor choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava.

Consider a tram ride to Vienna’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby.

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

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

Day 14: Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

This afternoon choose among a wide offer of OPTIONAL Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

Day 15: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed itinerary: Budapest to Amsterdam - Westbound (WBA)

Skip to Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

Day 2: Budapest

The Pearl of the Danube

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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

This afternoon choose among a wide offer of OPTIONAL Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the Gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church,

OR:

ACTIVE Follow your Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle.

Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

Day 4: Vienna, Austria

Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join an OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg empire.

Consider a tram ride to Vienna’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, consider joining an OPTIONAL Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

Day 5: Dürnstein – Wchau Valley

A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

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

Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.

MELK

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.

DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

Day 6: Linz – Passau, Germany

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

CLASSIC Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

Alternatively, you may join a full day OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full day OPTIONAL Guided Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

Day 7: 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.

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

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

Day 8: Roth

Legends 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 Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge, Schloss Ratibor,

OR;

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

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

Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

Day 9: Bamberg

The City of Seven Hills.

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

DISCOVERY Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH

Day 10: Volkach

Storybook Settings

CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

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.

Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon while cruising to Kitzingen.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KITZINGEN

Day 11: Würzburg

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

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

This afternoon enjoy a leisurely sailing.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

Day 12: Main River Village

Beauty on the Main River

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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

Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rüdesheim.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

Day 13: Rüdesheim – 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; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat,

OR;

ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.

This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei—where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO ENGERS

Day 14: Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral,

OR;

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

Day 15: Amsterdam

Colorful Canals of Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

In the afternoon you may join an OPTIONAL Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

Spend free time on your own to explore the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 16: Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required 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 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 reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Amsterdam (WAB)
Program Start Date
Ship
Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/fixed windows
Category D - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ open-air balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ open-air balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ open-air balcony

Suite - Upper Deck w/ open-air balcony

Apr 10, 2022
Artistry II
$6,099
$6,497
$8,697
$8,797
$8,997
$11,097
May 12, 2022
Impression
$6,699
$7,097
$9,297
$9,397
$9,597
$11,697
Jun 15, 2022
Artistry II
$6,699
$7,097
$9,297
$9,397
$9,597
$11,697
Jun 24, 2022
Impression
$6,699
$7,097
$9,297
$9,397
$9,597
$11,697
Jul 14, 2022
Artistry II
$6,499
$6,897
$9,097
$9,197
$9,397
$11,497
Aug 12, 2022
Artistry II
$6,599
$6,997
$9,197
$9,297
$9,497
$11,597
Aug 20, 2022
Impression
$6,599
$6,997
$9,197
$9,297
$9,497
$11,597
Aug 29, 2022
Tranquility II
$7,097
$7,495
$9,695
$9,795
$9,995
$12,095
Sep 26, 2022
Impression
$7,297
$7,695
$9,895
$9,995
$10,195
$12,295
May 15, 2023
Impression
$6,699
$7,097
$9,297
$9,397
$9,597
$11,697
Jun 8, 2023
Artistry II
$6,699
$7,097
$9,297
$9,397
$9,597
$11,697
Jun 13, 2023
Impression
$6,699
$7,097
$9,297
$9,397
$9,597
$11,697
Jun 30, 2023
Tranquility II
$6,599
$6,997
$9,197
$9,297
$9,497
$11,597
Jul 26, 2023
Impression
$6,499
$6,897
$9,097
$9,197
$9,397
$11,497
Aug 8, 2023
Tranquility II
$6,599
$6,997
$9,197
$9,297
$9,497
$11,597
Sep 13, 2023
Tranquility II
$6,899
$7,297
$9,497
$9,597
$9,797
$11,897
Oct 9, 2023
Impression
$6,499
$6,897
$9,097
$9,197
$9,397
$11,497
From Budapest (WBA)
Program Start Date
Ship
Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/fixed windows
Category D - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ open-air balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ open-air balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ open-air balcony

Suite - Upper Deck w/ open-air balcony

May 24, 2022
Artistry II
$7,199
$7,626
$9,983
$10,090
$10,304
$12,554
May 26, 2022
Impression
$7,199
$7,626
$9,983
$10,090
$10,304
$12,554
May 31, 2022
Tranquility II
$7,199
$7,626
$9,983
$10,090
$10,304
$12,554
Jun 29, 2022
Artistry II
$6,899
$7,326
$9,683
$9,790
$10,004
$12,254
Jul 28, 2022
Artistry II
$6,899
$7,326
$9,683
$9,790
$10,004
$12,254
Aug 5, 2022
Impression
$6,899
$7,326
$9,683
$9,790
$10,004
$12,254
Sep 3, 2022
Impression
$7,299
$7,726
$10,083
$10,190
$10,404
$12,654
Sep 5, 2022
Artistry II
$7,299
$7,726
$10,083
$10,190
$10,404
$12,654
May 24, 2023
Artistry II
$7,199
$7,626
$9,983
$10,090
$10,304
$12,554
May 29, 2023
Impression
$7,199
$7,626
$9,983
$10,090
$10,304
$12,554
Jun 8, 2023
Tranquility II
$7,199
$7,626
$9,983
$10,090
$10,304
$12,554
Jul 6, 2023
Artistry II
$6,899
$7,326
$9,683
$9,790
$10,004
$12,254
Jul 11, 2023
Impression
$6,899
$7,326
$9,683
$9,790
$10,004
$12,254
Aug 22, 2023
Tranquility II
$7,099
$7,526
$9,883
$9,990
$10,204
$12,454
Sep 24, 2023
Impression
$7,299
$7,726
$10,083
$10,190
$10,404
$12,654
Oct 14, 2023
Passion
$6,899
$7,326
$9,683
$9,790
$10,004
$12,254
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $420 USD per person.
For Single Traveler: Single supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
Transfers at the Start/End of the program are available for purchase. Inquire for details.

Prices Include:

Daily Onboard and
• 14-night Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse 15-night Budapest to Amsterdam) in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including a 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
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Daily guided sightseeing program with Certified Local Guides
• Onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise
• 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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