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From the Rhine to the Danube: The Magic of 3 Rivers

13 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: STRASBOURG
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Our ship will begin to cruise to Mainz.
 
DAY 2: MAINZ - FRANKFURT
We'll reach Mainz in the morning. Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main and is a perfect blend of past and present. Tour the city with your hostess before we begin to cruise towards Frankfurt. The afternoon will be spent on an excursion for both packages: Sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, largest financial center in continental Europe. During our visit, you’ll be able to admire the clever combination of modern and ancient architecture. We'll return on board and continue cruising towards Miltenberg.
 
DAY 3: MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM
We'll reach Miltenberg early this morning. Take some time to visit this peaceful town with its market place lined with half-timbered houses. Afterwards, we'll return on board and continue cruising to Wertheim. Enjoy some free time to explore the town on your own. 
 
DAY 4: WERTHEIM - WÜRZBURG
Our ship will begin to cruise early this morning towards Karlstadt. After lunch, we'll set off by coach on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Würzburg, famous for its Baroque-style palace. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Würzburg and start cruising towards Schweinfurt. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 5: ROTHENBURG - SCHWEINFURT - BAMBERG
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river with narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and workshops. It is one of the most beautiful towns on the historic Romantic Road. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Schweinfurt and continue cruising to Bamberg. Enjoy an evening of activities.
 
DAY 6: BAMBERG - NUREMBERG - MUHLHAUSEN
We'll cruise on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and arrive in Nuremberg early this afternoon. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Nuremberg, a melting pot of cultural highlights. This old town and market are surrounded with Gothic-style buildings and half-timbered houses. Enjoy a tasting of the famous Nuremberg gingerbead before returning on board. Our ship will set sail towards Muhlhausen, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 7: MUHLHAUSEN - REGENSBURG
We'll spend this morning cruising to Kelheim. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Regensburg, the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and a major industrial hub for giant firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic center is seeping with two centuries of history. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Regensburg and start sailing towards Passau. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 8: REGENSBURG - PASSAU
We'll arrive in Passau: enjoy some time on your own or join our hostess for a tour of the town. After our tour, we'll return to the ship and start cruising to Vienna. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
 
DAY 9: PASSAU - VIENNA
We'll reach Vienna early this morning. Enjoy buffet breakfast on board and set off on your own for a day at leisure in Vienna, an opportunity to discover the Austrian capital at your own pace. We'll return on board later tonight. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight’s dinner will have an Austrian flair.
 
DAY 10: VIENNA
Today, join us for the excursions proposed:
Morning: Guided tour of Vienna and the Schönbrunn Palace. Vienna was an imperial residence for more than six centuries and as such remains strongly marked by the reign of the Habsburgs.
Afternoon: Visit the Imperial Crypt (or Capuchin Crypt.) This burial chamber has been the principal place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburg. You'll get to catch a glimpse of the magnificent tomb of Maria Theresa among others. Afterwards, we'll visit the Prunksaal: the baroque central structure of the imperial Austrian National Library, the largest of its kind in Europe.
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Authentic and unique Vienna. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall(1) which is home to the Vienna Symphony orchestra. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
We’ll spend the afternoon sailing towards Budapest. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
 
DAY 11: BUDAPEST (Hungary)
Join us for the excursions proposed: Guided tour of Budapest and the Parliament. This panoramic tour will take you past the main monuments of the city before we head to the Hungarian Parliament(2). Regarded as the true emblem of Budapest, it is also one of the largest parliament buildings in Europe.
Enjoy free time in the city this afternoon or join us for a tour (not included) of the Gellert Baths and Spa, one of the most prestigious spots in Budapest. At the end of our tour, take some time to relax or have a swim.
We'll enjoy a Hungarian feast tonight, followed by an evening of traditional folk entertainment. Our ship will begin to cruise towards Bratislava during the night.
 
DAY 12: BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)
We'll spend this morning cruising towards Bratislava. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour on foot of the old town and the Gothic St Martin's Cathedral(3), known especially for being the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise to Vienna through the night.
 
DAY 13: VIENNA
We’ll arrive in Vienna early this morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • The Danube, its peoples and cultures
  • The Main and its surprising variety of natural sites
  • The Rhine and its changing landscapes
  • Day at leisure in Vienna
  • Traditional Hungarian evening 
  • The Prunksaal in Vienna, the largest baroque library in Europe
  • Backstage visit of the Konzerthaus in Vienna
  • The Parliament Building in Budapest, one of the largest in Europe
  • St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava, better known as the coronation church
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D9)
  • Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • The excursions mentioned in the program
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • The gala dinner and evening
  • The day trip with transfers Trier/Luxembourg/Paris, the guided tour of Luxembourg (lunch included)
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Standard cabin onboard MS Beethoven
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • You must have a valid passport to travel. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.
  • (2) As every institutional building, the Hungarian Parliament might close without notice.
  • (3) If closed, the visit to the cathedral will be replaced by a visit to the Primate's Palace. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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