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Magnificent Europe
14-Night Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse)

Magnificent Europe
Magnificent Europe

Amsterdam to Budapest (WAB) - 15 days

-or-

Budapest to Amsterdam (WBA) - 15 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Panorama, Vista, Expression, Impression , Illumination,Passion

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Budapest - Eastbound (WAB)

Skip to Budapest to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation Day)

Holland’s delightful 700-year-old capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (Dinner)

Day 2: Amsterdam

There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes. Afterward, your river cruise vessel sets sail for Cologne. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs! Try a Kölsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original “eau de cologne.” (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: 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. Visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM in pretty Rüdesheim. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there’s free time to explore the Drosselgasse. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: 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 sightseeing tour. This afternoon, learn how to bake a local SOFT COOKIE specialty. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: 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 7: Bamberg

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

Day 8: 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. After dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Regensburg

One of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg’s architectural highlights include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Passau – Linz, Austria

Ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube, Passau is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen’s Cathedral houses the world’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Melk – Dürnstein – Vienna

Melk’s magnificent BENEDICTINE ABBEY dominates the town from its commanding hill site and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. Dürnstein, known for the baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above town are the ruins of the castle where England’s King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Vienna, known as the “City of Music,” inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: 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 will enjoy during your city tour. Shop in the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café. An optional concert is available tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: Bratislava, Slovakia

Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as gothic ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL, should not be missed. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Seven 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 impressive sights you’ll see on your included tour. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15: Budapest (Disembarkation Day)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed itinerary: Budapest to Amsterdam - Westbound (WBA)

Skip to Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation Day)

Welcome to Hungary’s exciting capital city! This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (Dinner)

Day 2: Budapest

Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Seven 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 a sight not to be missed. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia

Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the dynamic capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as gothic ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL, should not be missed. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Vienna, Austria

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 on your included tour. Shop in the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café. An optional concert is available tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Dürnstein – Melk

Dürnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, 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 6: 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 the world’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights 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 8: 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 9: Bamberg

Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its 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: Würzburg

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

Day 11: 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 afternoon, learn how to bake a local SOFT COOKIE specialty. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge

Visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM in pretty Rüdesheim. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: Cologne, Germany

Cologne is one of Germany’s largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum located next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs! Try a Kölsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original “eau de cologne.” (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14: Amsterdam, Holland

Holland’s delightful 700-year-old capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15: Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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.
2017 Departures
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 13, 2017
Impression
$4,799
$5,197
$7,097
$7,197
$7,397
$8,597
Apr 28, 2017
Illumination
$4,799
$5,197
$7,097
$7,197
$7,397
$8,597
May 16, 2017
Vista
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
May 26, 2017
Passion
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
Jun 6, 2017
Expression
$5,897
$6,295
$7,797
$8,295
$8,495
$9,297
Jun 9, 2017
Illumination
$5,499
$5,897
$7,797
$7,897
$8,097
$9,297
Jun 23, 2017
Impression
$5,499
$5,897
$7,797
$7,897
$8,097
$9,297
Jun 27, 2017
Vista
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Jul 4, 2017
Panorama
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Jul 7, 2017
Illumination
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Jul 18, 2017
Expression
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Aug 4, 2017
Passion
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Aug 15, 2017
Panorama
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
Aug 18, 2017
Impression
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
Aug 22, 2017
Vista
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
Sep 12, 2017
Expression
$5,999
$6,397
$8,297
$8,397
$8,597
$9,797
Sep 15, 2017
Impression
$5,999
$6,397
$8,297
$8,397
$8,597
$9,797
Sep 29, 2017
Illumination
$5,899
$6,297
$8,197
$8,297
$8,497
$9,697
Oct 10, 2017
Panorama
$5,499
$5,897
$7,797
$7,897
$8,097
$9,297
Oct 17, 2017
Vista
$5,299
$5,697
$7,597
$7,697
$7,897
$9,097
 
From Budapest (WBA)
Program Start Date
Ship
Lower Deck fwd w/ window - Category E
Lower Deck aft w/ window - Category D
Middle Deck aft w/ open-air balcony - Category B
Middle Deck fwd w/ open-air balcony - Category A

Upper Deck w/ open-air balcony - Category P

Upper Deck w/ open-air balcony - Suite

Apr 14, 2017
Illumination
$4,799
$5,197
$7,097
$7,197
$7,397
$8,597
May 2, 2017
Vista
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
May 12, 2017
Passion
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
May 23, 2017
Expression
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
May 26, 2017
Illumination
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
Jun 9, 2017
Impression
$5,499
$5,897
$7,797
$7,897
$8,097
$9,297
Jun 13, 2017
Vista
$5,499
$5,897
$7,797
$7,897
$8,097
$9,297
Jun 20, 2017
Panorama
$5,499
$5,897
$7,797
$7,897
$8,097
$9,297
Jun 23, 2017
Illumination
$5,499
$5,897
$7,797
$7,897
$8,097
$9,297
Jul 4, 2017
Expression
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Jul 21, 2017
Passion
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Aug 4, 2017
Impression
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Aug 8, 2017
Vista
$5,399
$5,797
$7,697
$7,797
$7,997
$9,197
Aug 18, 2017
Illumination
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
Aug 29, 2017
Expression
$5,799
$6,197
$8,097
$8,197
$8,397
$9,597
Sep 1, 2017
Impression
$5,999
$6,397
$8,297
$8,397
$8,597
$9,797
Sep 15, 2017
Illumination
$5,999
$6,397
$8,297
$8,397
$8,597
$9,797
Sep 26, 2017
Panorama
$5,999
$6,397
$8,297
$8,397
$8,597
$9,797
Sep 29, 2017
Impression
$5,899
$6,397
$8,297
$8,397
$8,597
$9,697
Oct 3, 2017
Vista
$5,599
$5,997
$7,897
$7,997
$8,197
$9,397
Oct 27, 2017
Passion
$4,799
$5,197
$7,097
$7,197
$7,397
$8,597
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $336 per passenger.
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) 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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