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Last-minute savings: Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest in 2022 with FREE Return Flights!

Absorb the history and ever-changing scenery of five diverse countries and three iconic rivers. Call our Australian travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin now - these reduced fares will sell quickly!

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DURATION
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14 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Read on for the amazing day-by-day itinerary...

Your classic river ship includes spacious and premium staterooms with the finest amenities. Local performers will take you on an entertaining journey into the traditions and cultures of their home towns.

Enjoy four-course meals offering fresh regional cuisine in the ship's fine dining restaurant, or take advantage of a lighter option enjoy a delicious buffet served in the ships lounge area.

Embrace the freedom to discover the quaint villages, riverside paths and delightful countryside. You'll see the the icons of Europe as well as the hidden gems that many miss.

During your leisure time, make use of the bicycles on-board all three of our classic river ships.

Inclusions

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Your trip includes:

  • Return economy class airfares (limited offer available till sold out)
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium river ship
  • 41 meals (including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners)
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Services of a Tour Director and local guides
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Explore 15 towns, villages and cities

Insider Experiences:

  • Explore the World Heritage listed Augustusburg Castle, in Bruhl, former home to the Archbishop-elector Clemens August
  • immerse yourself in German culture as you're welcomed into the home of a local Miltenberg family for coffee and cake
  • Enjoy a festive night of Bavarian beer, food and folk dancing
  • Sample local delicacies on a tour of the Vienna Naschmarkt

Holiday Highlights:

  • Criss-cross Amsterdam's canals aboard a glass-top boat
  • Cruise the magnificent Rhine Gorge and Wachau Valley
  • Explore the historic towns of Rudesheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
  • Take a guided tour through magnificent Melk Abbey
  • See the stunning city lights of Budapest come to life on a magical twilight cruise on the Danube

Accommodation

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Your classic river ship includes spacious and premium staterooms with the finest amenities. Each room features superior quality queen or twin bedding with plush linen, a flat-screen TV with complimentary movies, personal climate control, a safe, mini-fridge, ensuite bathroom, hairdryer and ample cupboard space to unpack all your belongings. Bottled water is supplied and all rooms are serviced twice daily, including an evening turn-down service.

With an array of stylish public areas and premium facilities, your time on board will prove to be a memorable experience. Relax at the main lounge and bar with panoramic views or feel the fresh breeze on the Sun Deck. Pamper yourself at the hair salon or work out at the Fitness Centre. You'll also have access to free bottled water, Wi-Fi and onboard computers.

Travel dates

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This cruise operates regularly between Amsterdam and Budapest or vv - call us for departure dates.

Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

The following prices are based on Travel in October & November 2022 in a Category EE cabin:

  • Twin Share from $4,995 per person

Please enquire regarding upgrades to other cabin types and departure dates.

Call our Australian travel team on 1300 414 198 for details.

Itinerary

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The following is based on Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary. This cruise also operates in reverse on selected dates.

Day 1 - Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship (D)

Fly into Amsterdam and transfer to your premium river ship. Perhaps grab a map to explore this carefree, cosmopolitan city. This evening meet your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Captain’s Welcome Reception.

Stay: 14 Nights aboard your premium river ship

Day 2 - Amsterdam, Utrecht (B, L, D)

Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam’s maze of waterways with a local guide before enjoying some free time to explore this lively city. Later travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt’s Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner.

Day 3 - Cologne, Brühl(B, L, D)

INSIDER EXPERIENCE - Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. Listen to enthralling stories and enjoy a walk through the landscaped parks and gardens between the castle and the lodge.

Learn how the twin spires of Cologne’s famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to Brühl, where you will enjoy an Insider Experience.

Day 4 - Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim(B, L, D)

Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

Day 5 - Miltenberg(B, L, D)

INSIDER EXPERIENCE - Get a glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts.

Discover Miltenberg’s half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century.

Day 6 - Würzburg(B, L, D)

Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Würzburg. Admire the Baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg.

Day 7 - Bamberg(B, L, D)

Cruise along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Here choose between an afternoon of free time or a guided tour. Later on this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.

Day 8 - Nuremberg(B, L, D)

Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s now infamous rallies. Wander the cobblestone streets discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores. Finish your day cruising through the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide thanks to the canal’s 16 stair-step locks.

Day 9 - Regensburg (B, L, D)

INSIDER EXPERIENCE - This evening, enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience on board as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits. Spend the day in this charming city, docked right in the heart of town, and join a guided walking tour to see its major sights.

Day 10 - Passau(B, L, D)

As you enjoy your breakfast, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Today you can take part in a morning walking tour, or grab a bike and set out to explore. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’.

Day 11 - Melk, Dürnstein(B, L, D)

Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, then continue to Dürnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore.

Day 12 - Vienna (B, L, D)

INSIDER EXPERIENCE - Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt.

In Vienna join a walking tour of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to The Sound of Music.

Day 13 - Vienna(B, L, D)

Today you decide on how to shape your experience in glorious Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury, or head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional sachertorte. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion, visiting Schönbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava to discover soviet history.

Day 14 - Budapest(B, L, D)

After breakfast, the history and charm of Budapest are illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. After a Captain’s Farewell Dinner, set off on a magical twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest.

Day 15 - Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest (B)

After breakfast disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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