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Cruise across Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest 2019

19 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 AMSTERDAM
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour of the city.
 
DAY 2 AMSTERDAM
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(3). Enjoy a free evening. We’ll sail to Nijmegen through the night.
 
DAY 3 AMSTERDAM - NIJMEGEN - KREFELD(2)
Join us for the excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum(1).
DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park.
Afterwards, we’ll return on board and cruise towards Krefeld, reaching it in the evening.
 
DAY 4 KREFELD - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER
This morning will be spent cruising to Cologne. In the afternoon, discover the old town in the company of our hostess. Our cruise continues to Königswinter. The evening is free to do as you please.
 
DAY 5 KÖNIGSWINTER - RÜDESHEIM
This morning will be spent cruising. Upon arrival in Rüdesheim, enjoy some time on your own or join us on an excursion for both packages: tour Rüdesheim on board a tourist train and visit the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Enjoy a free evening in the lively Drosselgasse, world-famous for its open-air restaurants and beer taverns.
 
DAY 6 RÜDESHEIM - SPEYER OR MANNHEIM
This morning will be spent cruising to Mannheim. Upon arrival, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Heidelberg. We’ll return on board for our gala dinner and start cruising towards Strasbourg. Our ship will sail through the night.  
 
DAY 7 STRASBOURG
Enjoy breakfast on board as we reach Strasbourg at 9:00 a.m. This morning, join us for a panoramic tour of the city and lunch in a restaurant. This afternoon, take advantage of some free time before being transferred to the ship. We’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and start cruising towards Mainz at 8:00 p.m. We’ll have dinner and spend the night on board.
 
DAY 8 MAINZ - FRANKFURT
Upon arrival in Mainz, we’ll set out for a tour of the town with our hostess. Afterwards, we’ll cruise to Frankfurt. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Frankfurt.
DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.
Afterwards, we’ll return on board and start cruising towards Miltenberg.
 
DAY 9 MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM
We’ll reach Miltenberg early this morning and take some time to explore the town with our hostess. Afterwards, we’ll cruise to Wertheim, a city located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. Upon arrival, feel free to discover Wertheim on your own.
 
DAY 10 WERTHEIM - WÜRZBURG - KITZINGEN
We’ll cruise towards Karlstadt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Würzburg. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and start cruising to Kitzingen. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 11 KITZINGEN - ROTHENBURG - BAMBERG
We’ll cruise towards Schweinfurt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Rothenburg. Afterwards, we’ll return on board in Schweinfuhrt and start cruising to Bamberg.
 
DAY 12 BAMBERG - NUREMBERG - MUHLHAUSEN
We’ll sail on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal all the way to Nuremberg. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city complete with a tasting of a famous local specialty - the Nuremberg gingerbread. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and start cruising to Muhlhausen. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 13 MUHLHAUSEN - REGENSBURG
We’ll cruise to Kelheim and set out on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Regensburg, a major reference in terms of culture and medieval art. Afterwards, we’ll return on board.  
 
DAY 14 REGENSBURG - PASSAU
Upon reaching Passau, take some time to explore the town’s baroque architecture and romantic streets with our hostess. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and start cruising towards the beautiful region of Engelhartszell. Enjoy an evening on entertainment.  
 
DAY 15 PASSAU - MELK - VIENNA
Arrival in Melk. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey, the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and start sailing towards Durnstein. Upon arrival, feel free to discover this picturesque village on your own. We’ll return on board and set sail towards Vienna. Join us on an  excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Vienna by night.
 
DAY 16 VIENNA - ESZTERGOM
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace and part of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living - music and Viennese cafés. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall(4).
This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us on an optional (not included in the packages) excursion: Horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring Road. Afterwards, we’ll start sailing towards Esztergom, passing Bratislava on the way. Enjoy a gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 17 ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST
Take some time to visit Esztergom at your own pace. The town is full of treasures with its neo-classic basilica and former Royal Palace. Afterwards, we’ll cruise towards Budapest. Tonight, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city by night.
 
DAY 18 BUDAPEST
This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike.
Enjoy some free time this afternoon or join us on an optional (not included in the packages) excursion: Visit the Gellert Baths and Spa. Afterwards, we’ll return on board. Tonight, join us on an excursion for both packages: traditional folk evening in Budapest.
 
DAY 19 BUDAPEST
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • A combination of flavors, art and traditions
  • The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Lorelei Rock
  • From picturesque medieval towns to the imposing imperial and royal capitals
  • Amsterdam and its peculiar architecture
  • The Keukenhof floral gardens(3)
  • Heidelberg, charming Rüdesheim and Cologne
  • Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity
  • The charming medieval towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
  • Authentic Vienna
  • Unique and romantic Budapest

All This Included
Experience a unique trans-European crossing on the Rhine, Main and Danube! CroisiEurope offers you the opportunity to combine two cruise programs from Amsterdam to Strasbourg and from Strasbourg to Budapest in one 19-day trip to discover cities and fabulous sites in the Netherlands, Alsace and Hungary, including Germany and Austria. An opportunity not to be missed!
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS L"Europe
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.
  • (1) Except on Mondays: optional visit of the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem.
  • (2) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Krefeld could be replaced by a stopover in Duisburg.
  • (3) In 2019, the Keukenhof Gardens will be open from March 21st to May 19th.
  • (4) 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.
  • 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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