Luxury River Cruise (Flights included)

Magnificent Europe

Magnificent Europe.from $5,995.00pp

15 Day River Cruise | Amsterdam to Budapest or v.v | Flights | Meals & Beverages | Sightseeing | Transfers

No matter how many times you’ve been, there’s always something new to discover in Europe.  Get deeply immersed in art, culture, food and history in any number of amazing cities.

There’s nothing more liberating than unpacking once.  Knowing every detail is taken care of. Knowing you can do what you want, when you want. So you’re free to join in the cultural, culinary and historical experiences designed exclusively for you.  Free to go ashore and explore on your own. Free to relax on board and admire the ever-changing scenes.

 

Inclusions

  • Experiences in 14 destinations
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • A total of 41 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • The services of an expert cruise director
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities
  • Go beyond the gates to explore Namedy Castle before a cocktail party and a piano recital in the ballroom
Fly Business Class for $1995 per person (when you book a Balcony Cabin)*

Itinerary

Europe Map 2022-23 EUMC15

Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. Unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship.

Day 2 Amsterdam
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – known for its windmills and specialty produce. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes. If you’re lucky enough to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every colourful turn.
Spend today on your chosen activity. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.

Day 3 Andernach, Koblenz
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
On a visit to Namedy Castle, go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.
This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. You might want to head up to the sun deck and take in the views as they pass by. Disembark in Andernach for your first Signature Experience. Later, head back on board and enjoy dinner as your ship sets sail for Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.

Day 4 Koblenz, Rudesheim
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little more quirky, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum houses a collection of fine automated musical creations.
Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity.

Day 5 Miltenberg
Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own.

Day 6 Wurzburg
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.
Choose from three exciting activities today.

Day 7 Bamberg
Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer.

Day 8 Nuremberg
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley.
This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

Day 9 Regensburg
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to the Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria. Or, you might prefer to get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. This neo-classical building sits above the Danube River and houses a hall of fame that honours notable politicians, artists, sovereigns and scientists from Germany’s past.
Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.

Day 10 Passau, Linz
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Cesky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.
How you spend today is up to you with a number of options on offer.

Day 11 Melk, Durnstein
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.

Day 12 Vienna
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and a performance by some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens are another option. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.
Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice.

Day 13 Budapest
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
In Esztergom, set out on a guided tour to discover this picturesque town and its historic buildings. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire as you board the Grand Empress steam train, bound for Budapest. See inside some of the ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s and be treated like royalty as you savour lunch on board. On arrival at Budapest Railway Station, see the Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship. Operates on all departures between April and September.
Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary.

Day 14 Budapest
Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore.

Day 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.

Freedom of Choice

We understand that everyone has different tastes. That’s why we work with you to personalise your journey to suite your interests. Mix and match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, active and nature-based experiences. Go with something gourmet one day and get active the next. It's completely up to you.

Signature Experience

These exclusive or unique events are designed to deepen your experience, taking you on an inspiring journey beneath the surface of local history, culture and traditions.

Terms

*Terms & Conditions Apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Travelfix and supplier full booking terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated). All prices are in Australian Dollars based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated.

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