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Cruise the heart of Europe

Cruise the heart of Europe

15 days from only $5,349pp

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises

 

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  • Enjoy guided tours of some of the most captivating capital cities of Europe, including Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava, with free time to explore.
  • Explore the Bavarian city of Regensburg, learning all about this historic city that was once the most north westerly point of the Roman Empire
  • Discover Bamberg, one of Europe's prettiest towns, exploring Little Venice and the town hall that sits on an island in the middle of the river
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Würzburg, where you'll visit the impressive Marienburg Fortress and the magnificent Residenz, a famous Baroque palace
  • Cruise along the Rhine to Koblenz and Boppard then through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, for a guided tour of this beautiful city.
 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
14 nights on board a 5-star ship
15 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director
All port charges & taxes
 

Overview

Experience an incredible variety of medieval towns and imperial cities, from quintessential Bamberg to classical Vienna, with their wealth of cultural treasures plus the world-famous scenery of the dramatic Rhine Gorge. This fifteen-day river cruise takes you on an amazing journey from Cologne in the heart of the Rhine valley to Vienna and finally Budapest on the banks of the Danube. Your floating accommodation will be one of the most luxurious vessels cruising the inland waterways of Europe. You will be suitably impressed with the high quality, sumptuous accommodation and simply delicious cuisine in such stylish and relaxing surroundings.

Our journey south takes in so many incredible visits and sites starting in Koblenz and then onto the picturesque town of Boppard, continuing through the stunning Rhine Gorge and onto beautiful Rudesheim, one of the most famous wine towns on the Rhine. Next, we cruise to Mainz and then along the river Main to Miltenberg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval villages.

The river cruise continues towards Wurzburg situated at the head of Germany’s ‘Romantic Road’ where we have a walking tour and time to visit the amazing baroque palace. Next day it’s onto Bamberg, quite simply one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Having seen so much we are still only at our halfway point on our river cruise. Next we berth in Nuremberg for a guided tour of this historic city, probably most remembered as the location of the trials at the end of WWII. From here we pass through the Main-Danube canal to the picturesque river Danube, one of the most romantic and beautiful rivers in the world, and our first stop, Regensburg.

Over the next five days we take in so much that Bavaria, Austria and Hungary can offer. We stop in Passau and then onto Melk and culminate our time in Austria in classical Vienna, home of Strauss and many great composers. This city offers up so much wonderful architecture as well as a host of other things to see including the Spanish riding school.

Cruising into Hungary, we soon arrive in imperial Budapest, straddling the picturesque Danube. After a guided tour of this palatial city we spend the evening on board, where the Captain hosts another spectacular dinner, an excellent finale to this most comprehensive and yet relaxing cruise.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner, and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro, Forint
  • Languages: Hungarian, German, Slovak
  • Countries: Hungary, Germany, Austria, Slovakia

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your vacation with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the vacation due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us to discuss these concerns.

Low Locks & Bridges

Due to locks and low bridges along this stretch of river, the rear main part of the sun deck will be closed between Mainz and Passau. The other outside areas in front of the lounge, the lido bar and the lower section of the sun deck in front of the wheel house are still accessible.

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