You'll get to explore quaint towns and discover beautiful scenery along the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers, plus a scenic cruise through the delightful canals of Amsterdam. This is one cruise not to be missed!
Travel dates: 29th September 2017 for 14 nights
* Prices are based on 2 adults sharing
Fly to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for 14 nights. During the afternoon, meet your crew at a welcome reception.
Included today: Guided sightseeing, see Fisherman's Bastion
Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. There's so much to do and see here! Visit the sights, shop for handcrafted embroidery or Herend porcelain or find a coffee house and enjoy a cup or two.
Budapest has a unique positive energy, it's a peaceful and relaxing place to explore and discover. You will be taken on a guided tour of the city. Visit Heroes’ Square, the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion and 11th-century Matthias Church.
Included today: Guided walk, visit St Martin's Cathedral
Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. Your guided walk with a local guide explores the charming Old Town with its beautiful winding cobbled streets, the old stone Town Hall and the Gothic cathedral of St Martin.
Included today: Guided sightseeing
Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer with the beautiful, lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephen's Cathedral, plus there's much more in store during your guided tour.
Included today: Gottweig Abbey visit in the morning and a guided walk in Dürnstein in the afternoon and see the Stiftskirche
Today you'll visit Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig which is perched high on a hill overlooking the Danube. Our local guide will show you this magnificent monastery.
Re-join your ship in Dürnstein for lunch. Dürnstein is a small town, with a population of less than 1,000 people. It is lined with 16th-century residences and charming cobblestone streets. Our local guide will bring you on a walking tour of these beautiful town.
In the evening you’ll be able to sample some of the famous wines of this beautiful region.
Included today: Guided walk in Passau
Today, choose from full-day optional excursions: to Salzburg, taking in some of The Sound of Music sights,; the popular “Romantic Austria” tour; or to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Re-join your ship in Passau in the early evening.
Alternatively, you may choose to stay on the ship and relax as you cruise to Passau.
Included today: Guided walk
Regensburg is one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavaria's cultural centres. It is here you will find Germany's oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstküche.
Included today: Choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Trials tour followed by beer tasting
This morning, relax on board, then the afternoon is dedicated to Nuremberg.
During free time, be sure to try some tasty Lebkuchen and make a wish at the beautiful fountain in the Hauptmarkt (main square). Legend says your wish will come true if you turn its gold ring three times.
Included today: Guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
Today we visit medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Your guided walking tour explores its historic centre, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus.
Then in the afternoon, cruise gently along the Main River as you head for Würzburg.
Included today: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Surrounded by steep, verdant vineyards, Würzburg is known as the 'Pearl of the Romantic Road' and makes an immediate impression with views of its stunning Marienberg Fortress and 15th century Old Main Bridge.
Today's guided sightseeing tour visits the magnificent Bishop's Residenz, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted.
Included today: Guided walk
On the banks of the Main River you find cultural gems of small towns, many of them tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Half timbered houses, narrow streets and beautiful medieval town centres, these picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer’s delight.
Included today: Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum: cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Today, we arrive in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley wine town. Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, then continue downstream from Rüdesheim, through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river.
Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the waters. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom.
Included today: Choice of Guided city walk or Jewish Cologne tour
Cologne is one of Germany's largest cities, with a river skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent Gothic cathedral.
This afternoon, choose between an included Guided City Walk or a 'Jewish Cologne' tour.
Included today: Canal cruise
Holland's delightful 700-year-old capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum.
There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's 'Golden Age'.
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.