From Amsterdam to Budapest, and in many exciting stops along the way, experience the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital-both historical and modern. This colorful city is loved for its vibrant mix of sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany for a guided city walk in Cologne-the stunning 2,000-year-old city known for its Gothic-style architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Volkach, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal, which connects the Main and Danube Rivers. Your first stop in Austria is the lovely town of Melk. Visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Your local experts will also introduce you to two capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a river cruise to remember!
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure HostDay 4 Rhine Gorge-Rüdesheim: Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in RüdesheimDay 5 Miltenberg: Guided walkDay 6 Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenceDay 7 Volkach: Choice of walking tour or bike with your Adventure HostDay 8 Bamberg: Choice of guided tour, see the Old Town Hall or bike with your Adventure HostDay 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or hike with your Adventure Host, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard lecture Day 10 Regensburg: Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure HostDay 11 Passau-Linz: Guided tour in Passau; free time in LinzDay 12 Melk-Wachau Valley-Vienna: Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or walk with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; free time in ViennaDay 13 Vienna: Choice of guided tour or bike with your Adventure HostDay 14 Budapest: Scenic cruising into Budapest; choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure HostDay 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim
Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
Melk – Wachau Valley