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14-Night Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest(or reverse)

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2017 & 2018 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse) - 15 days

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Ship - River Empress, River Princess , River Queen , River Duchess

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Budapest

Skip to Budapest to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic Cathedral - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB, L, Captain's Welcome Gala)

Note: No tours are allowed inside the Cathedral on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

Day 3: Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

Featured Excursion: Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument

In the morning, cruise the UNESCO World Heritage - designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley.  Then take a scenic gondola ride above the vineyards of Rüdesheim to the Niederwald Monument. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Offenbach (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg)

Featured Excursion: Choice of full-day Heidelberg -or- half-day Aschaffenburg

Visit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or choose a walking tour of Aschaffenburg and visit Pompeianum, King Ludwig I of Bavaria’s perfect replica of a Roman villa, located on the grounds of Castle Johannisburg. (BB, L, D)

Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour.

Day 5: Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

Featured Excursion:Choice of Wertheim village day with exclusive wine tasting and pretzel-making demonstration -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike

Enjoy cruising the Main on your way to Wertheim, where you will take in the Medieval castle, taste the local wines, and see a pretzel-making demonstration. Or opt to join an expert guide for a hike through a Franconian vineyard. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Cruising the Main River, Karlstadt, Würzburg

Featured Excursion: Würzburg Residenz visit

Enjoy more scenic sailing in the morning before arriving in Würzburg. Then visit the magnificent Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Cruising the Main River (Schweinfurt)

Enjoy an entire day at leisure aboard your floating luxury hotel, which provides the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the splendid scenery that lines the tranquil Main River. (BB, L, D)

Day 8: Bamberg

Featured Excursion: Bamberg city tour  -or- exclusive Franconian farm and village visit

Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, which combines beautiful historic buildings with a lively student population, or get a taste of the countryside as you explore a farm and village in the Franconian hills. Then relax onboard as your ship wends its way down the serene Main River. (BB, L, D)

Day 9: Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg panoramic city tour -or- Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center

Explore Nuremberg, an archetypal Medieval German city, and learn about its WWII history during your panoramic city tour. Or turn back the pages of history with a tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam including Courtroom 600. In the afternoon, sail through the three highest locks of the impressive Main-Danube Canal. (BB, L, D)

Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

Day 10: Regensburg:

Featured Excursions: Choice of "2000 Years in One Hour" Regensburg walking tour -or- Jewish Regensburg -or- Audi factory visit

Discover one of Germany's unspoiled, UNESCO-designated Medieval gems in Regensburg during your walking tour. Or, to get a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany's oldest Jewish community, which dates back more than a thousand years. Or, for a change of pace, see the latest technology at work at the Audi factory in Inglostadt. (BB, L, D)

Day 11: Passau, cruising the Danube River

Featured Excursion: Passau walking tour and St. Stephen organ concert -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube River

Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Discover an accessible and charming town on your guided walking tour, and then hear the magnificent pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Or bike along the Danube River with an expert guide. (BB, L, D)

Note: St. Stephan's organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is not available.

Day 12: Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen village day with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit -or- exclusive “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit

Stroll through the lovely village of Weissenkirchen and sample the local apricot schnapps, or hike through a vineyard and taste the fine wine made there. Or visit Melk’s magnificent Baroque abbey. One of the day’s many highlights will be your cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. (BB, L, D)

Day 13: Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour and National Library visit -or- exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with an art historian

Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along the Ringstrasse and to the Austrian National Library. Or opt to explore “Vienna, City of Arts” with an art historian who will give you an expert’s view of the Museum of Fine Arts. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, Captain's Farewell Dinner)

Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

Day 14: Budapest

Featured Excursion: Choice of Budapest city tour -or-  exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

A panoramic coach tour shows you the UNESCO-designated highlights of the city. Or discover the Budapest that locals love with a visit to the Grand Market, a walk to Károlyi Garden, and a stop at a famous coffee house. (BB, L, D)

Day 15: Depart Budapest (Disembarkation Day)

Transfer to Budapest Ferihegy International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in beautiful Budapest. (CB/BB)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Amsterdam

Skip to Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary

Day 1: Budapest (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Budapest Ferihegy International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: Budapest

Featured Excursion: Choice of Budapest city tour -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

A panoramic coach tour shows you the UNESCO-designated highlights of the city. Or discover the Budapest that locals love with a visit to the Grand Market, a walk to Károlyi Garden, and a stop at a famous coffee house. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3: Cruising the Danube River

Enjoy a leisure day onboard with scenic sailing through Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour and National Library visit -or- or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour with an art historian

Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along the Ringstrasse and to the Austrian National Library. Or opt to explore “Vienna, City of Arts” with an art historian who will give you an expert’s view of the Museum of Fine Arts. (BB, L, D)

Note: The Austrian National Library is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Mozarthaus will be visited instead.

Day 5: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen village day with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit -or- exclusive “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting -or- Melk Abbey with library visit

Stroll through the lovely village of Weissenkirchen and sample the local apricot schnapps, or hike through a vineyard and taste the fine wine made there. Or visit Melk’s magnificent Baroque abbey. One of the day’s many highlights will be your cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube or Inn rivers

Passau boasts a delightful layer of Italian style on top of quintessential German foundations. Discover an accessible and charming town on your guided walking tour, and then hear the magnificent pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Or bike along the Danube or Inn rivers with an expert guide. (BB, L, D)

Note: St. Stephan's organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is not available.

Day 7: Regensburg:

Featured Excursions: Choice of "2000 Years in One Hour" Regensburg walking tour -or- Jewish Regensburg -or- Audi factory visit

Discover one of Germany's unspoiled, UNESCO-designated Medieval gems in Regensburg during your walking tour. Or, to get a different view of Medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany's oldest Jewish community, which dates back more than a thousand years. Or, for a change of pace, see the latest technology at work at the Audi factory in Inglostadt. (BB, L, D)

Day 8: Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

Featured Excursions: Choice of Nuremberg panoramic city tour -or- Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center

Sail through the Main-Danube Canal, including the three highest locks, en route to Nuremberg. Explore this archetypal Medieval city and learn about its WWII history with a panoramic city tour. Or turn back the pages of history with a tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam including Courtroom 600, where the damous trials took place. (BB, L, D)

Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

Day 9: Bamberg, cruising the Main River

Featured Excursion: Bamberg city tour -or- exclusive Franconian farm and village visit

Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, which combines beautiful historic buildings with a lively student population, or get a taste of the countryside as you explore a farm and village in the Franconian hills. Then relax onboard as your ship wends its way down the serene Main River.(BB, L, D)

Day 10: Würzburg

Featured Excursion: Würzburg Residenz visit

Visit the exquisite Würzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of Baroque art and architecture. (BB, L, D)

Day 11: Cruising the Main River, Wertheim

Featured Excursion: Choice of Wertheim village day with exclusive wine tasting and pretzel-making demonstration - or- exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike

Enjoy cruising the Main on your way to Wertheim, where you will take in the Medieval castle, taste the local wines, and see a pretzel-making demonstration. Or opt to join an expert guide for a hike through a Franconian vineyard. (BB, L, D)

Day 12: Miltenberg (Heidelberg or Aschaffenburg)

Featured Excursion: Choice of full-day Heidelberg -or- half-day Aschaffenburg

Visit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or choose a walking tour of Aschaffenburg and visit Pompeianum, King Ludwig I of Bavaria’s perfect replica of a Roman villa, located on the grounds of Castle Johannisburg. (BB, L, D)

Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour.

Day 13: Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

Featured Excursion: Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument

Take a scenic gondola ride above the vineyards of Rüdesheim to the Niederwald Monument. Later, cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Rhine. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 14: Cologne

Featured Excursion: Cologne walking tour and Cologne Cathedral visit

Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic Cathedral - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (BB, L, D)

Note: No tours are allowed inside the Cathedral on Sundays or Catholic holidays.

Day 15: Depart Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam. (CB/BB)

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.
  • 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.

2017 & 2018 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Amsterdam
Program Start Date
Ship

Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window

Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Oct 18, 2017
River Duchess
$7,399
$8,099
$8,999
$9,399
$10,399
$12,399
May 2, 2018
River Duchess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
May 7, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jun 5, 2018
River Queen
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jun 6, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jun 15, 2018
River Duchess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jul 6, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jul 29, 2018
River Duchess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Aug 5, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Aug 21, 2018
River Empress
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Sep 4, 2018
River Princess
$8,099
$8,299
$9,399
$9,799
$10,299
$12,399
Sep 11, 2018
River Duchess
$8,099
$8,299
$9,399
$9,799
$10,299
$12,399
Sep 20, 2018
River Empress
$8,099
$8,299
$9,399
$9,799
$10,299
$12,399
Oct 4, 2018
River Princess
$8,099
$8,299
$9,399
$9,799
$10,299
$12,399
Oct 25, 2018
River Duchess
$6,999
$7,199
$8,299
$8,699
$9,199
$11,299
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Budapest
Program Start Date
Ship

Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window

Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window (french balcony on Maria Theresa)
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window (french balcony on Maria Theresa)
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Oct 25, 2017
River Princess
$7,399
$8,099
$8,999
$9,399
$10,399
$12,399
Nov 1, 2017
River Duchess
$6,999
$7,699
$8,599
$8,999
$9,999
$11,999
May 22, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
May 31, 2018
River Duchess
$7,699
$7,899
$8,999
$9,399
$9,899
$11,999
Jun 20, 2018
River Queen
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jun 21, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jul 14, 2018
River Duchess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Jul 21, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Aug 20, 2018
River Princess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Aug 27, 2018
River Duchess
$7,599
$7,799
$8,899
$9,299
$9,799
$11,899
Sep 5, 2018
River Empress
$8,099
$8,299
$9,399
$9,799
$10,299
$12,399
Sep 19, 2018
River Princess
$8,099
$8,299
$9,399
$9,799
$10,299
$12,399
Oct 5, 2018
River Empress
$7,999
$8,199
$9,299
$9,699
$10,199
$12,299
Oct 10, 2018
River Duchess
$7,999
$8,199
$9,299
$9,699
$10,199
$12,299
Oct 19, 2018
River Princess
$7,099
$7,299
$8,399
$8,799
$9,299
$11,399
Nov 9, 2018
River Duchess
$6,999
$7,199
$8,299
$8,699
$9,199
$11,299
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.
2018 Departures: Port Charges are additional $300 per passenger.

Prices Include:

▪ 14-night Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
▪ Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
▪ Welcome and Farewell Dinners
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverage
▪ 12 days of excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
▪ Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment and lecture
▪ Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture:"European Jewels of Art and Architecture"
▪ 24-Hour Room Service (new in 2017)
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ Airport to ship// ship to airport transfers on arrival and departure days. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Lunch not included with the full-day Heidelberg Tour (Day 12)
▪ Travel insurance
▪ Port charges (For 2017 Departures: Port charges are included in the cruise prices)
▪ Personal expenses

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