Amsterdam, Netherlands

Budapest Arches

Budapest, Hungary

Vienna, Austria

Nuremberg, Germany

Koblenz, Germany

Europe’s Legendary Waterways

featuring a 14 night cruise

DEPARTURE: Leave from any city | Join group in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Where else but on a river cruise could you be gently carried along on an elegant intimate ship, docking in the heart of the world’s greatest cities and most charming towns to begin your exciting adventure? Unpack just once for a relaxing 14-night cruise where you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery along the banks of four of Europe’s waterways: the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube.  From Holland’s windmills and Germany’s fairy-tale castles to Austria’s Wachau Valley, this voyage presents highlights of five countries.

  • 16 days |May 10th, 2017 | June 21st, 2017 | Oct 11th, 2017
  • Saskatchewan: 22 days | February 20th
  • Worldwide
  • Cruise
  • Passport Required
1

Home Cities to Amsterdam, Netherlands

(Overnight flight) Begin your True Soul of Europe Vacation with an overnight flight to Amsterdam.

2

Amsterdam, Netherlands

(2 nights) Board your ship for a relaxing 14-night river cruise.  Meet your fellow travellers at a WELCOME COCKTAIL RECEPTION. Meals Include: Dinner.

3

Amsterdam

A local expert leads a leisurely-paced walking tour of Amsterdam highlighting its 500 bridges, intricate canal system, charming churches, and 16th-century homes. Later, enjoy a CANAL CRUISE through the city centre before you set sail from Amsterdam this evening. Onboard the ship you will enjoy a DUTCH FOLKLORE SHOW.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

4

Cruise — Amsterdam to Cologne to Koblenz, Germany

Cruise the scenic Rhine River to one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne. A GUIDED TOUR through the old part of the city highlights the twin-steepled, 13th-century gothic cathedral. Continue to Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

5

Cruise — Koblenz to Rüdesheim

Enjoy exploring Koblenz before cruising along a beautiful stretch of the Rhine. Sail through the dramatic RHINE GORGE, dotted with hilltop castles. See the legendary Lorelei Rock before arriving in Rüdesheim, a charming Rhine Valley wine town. The “Winzerexpress” mini-train takes you to SIEGFRIED´S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM for a guided tour. Explore the pedestrian street, DROSSELGASSE on your own before returning to the ship.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

6

Cruise — Rüdesheim to Wertheim

Arrive in Miltenberg to disembark and partake in an included walking tour followed by free time to discover the market square. Continue on to visit the famous WERTHEIM GLASS MUSEUM. Before returning to the ship, enjoy a stroll of the cobblestone streets with their gabled, half-timbered houses. Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

7

Cruise — Wertheim to Würzburg

Arrive in Würzburg, “The Pearl of the Romantic Road.” Nearly destroyed during WWII, Würzburg has been rebuilt into a beautiful Franconian town. Sights include the Prince-Bishops Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue cruising through the Franconian wine region.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

8

Cruise — Würzburg to Bamberg to Nuremberg

Enter the Main-Danube Canal at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark for a GUIDED TOUR of this medieval marvel, founded in 902.  Later, cruise to medieval Nuremberg. Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

9

Cruise — Nuremberg to Kelheim

Depart on a GUIDED TOUR OF NUREMBERG, Bavaria’s second largest city. View the 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace. Later, arrive at the highest point of your cruise before descending through stair-step locks.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

10

Cruise — Kelheim to Regensburg

Cruise through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal before arriving in magnificent Regensburg.  Founded 2,000 years ago, Regensburg stands as Germany’s best-preserved medieval city. A CITY WALK features the Old Town Hall, 12th-century Stone Bridge, St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Porta Pretoria. Enjoy a typical Bavarian evening onboard the ship. Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

11

Cruise — Regensburg to Passau to Linz, Austria

Arrive in Passau where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Enjoy a WALKING TOUR of this beautiful town home to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the world’s largest church organ. Sail to Linz, a favorite of Mozart who dedicated his Linz Symphony to the town.  Take a stroll through the city with a local expert before re-boarding the ship. Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

12

Cruise — Linz to Vienna

Cruise past Melk Abbey, a 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey and one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. Continue cruising through WACHAU VALLEY and arrive early evening at Austria’s capital city, Vienna. Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

13

Cruise — Vienna to Slovakia

Join a LOCAL EXPERT exploring Vienna’s Imperial architecture including the Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, cruise to Slovakia.  Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

14

Cruise — Bratislava to Budapest, Hungary

TOUR Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava including the 13th-century castle, the old town, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael’s Gate and the Archbishop’s palace. The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight you are invited to attend the CAPTAIN’S GALA DINNER before departing for Hungary. Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

15

Budapest

While touring Hungary’s lovely capital of Budapest, visit the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman’s Bastion and 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. Tonight, gather onboard with your fellow travellers for a FAREWELL DINNER. After dinner enjoy a FOLKLORE SHOW. Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

16

Budapest to Home

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport. Your tour ends in Budapest with fond memories of Europe’s legendary waterways. Meals Include: Breakfast.

Included in Your Holiday

  • 41 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 14 Dinners
  • Amsterdam
  • Cologne
  • Koblenz
  • Rüdesheim
  • Würzburg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau
  • Linz
  • Wachau Valley
  • Melk
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest

Pricing

LAND PORTION ONLY  | Airfare and tax are not included |  Call for best available airfare |  Air ticketing is not advised until tour is guaranteed |
Additional dates available | Some departures – itinerary varies  | Prices subject to change

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Starting at $6,099.00

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