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.
Your trip includes:
All flights to and from Australia and any internal flights in Europe.
The latest fleet of European River ships shine bright, named after the most luminous starts in the European skies, these contemporary vessels have been custom built to maximised your enjoyment.
Filled with state-of-the-art facilities and fine furnishing to make your journey that much more special.
Owners suites and French Balcony suites feature electronic slide-down windows allowing fresh air and an ever changing scenery.
The top deck offers stunning views - take a dip or sit back and relax at the bar and enjoy the view.
Dining options include fine dining, relaxed casual and pub style fare.
This cruise operates regularly between Amsterdam and Budapest or vice versa. Click "get quote" or call 1300 414 198 to enquire about alternative departure dates.
The following prices are based on Travel in 10 - 24 November 2023 in a Category EE cabin:
Looking for the most comfortable travel experience? Ask about upgrades to other cabin types.
Our friendly Australian team is just a quick local call away on 1300 414 198.
Please note: prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice at the cruise line's discretion.
The following is based on Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary. This cruise also operates in reverse on selected dates.
Day 1 - Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your contemporary 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.
Day 2 - Amsterdam, Utrecht
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
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 Kolner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to Bruhl for your Insider Experience.
Day 4 - Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim
Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Day 5 - Miltenberg
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 today, exploring this well-preserved town’s half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century.
Day 6 - Würzburg
Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Wurzburg. Admire the baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg, a true fairytale town.
Day 7 - Bamberg
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
Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s 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
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
As you enjoy your breakfast, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Discover the city at your leisure this morning, or grab a bike and set out to explore. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’.
Day 11 - Melk, Dürnstein
Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, then continue to Durnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore.
Day 12 - Vienna
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
Today is yours to explore Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury. Otherwise, enjoy an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava.
Day 14 - Budapest
After breakfast, join a local guide to explore the city. Tonight, celebrate your river cruise with a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Day 15 - Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
After breakfast disembark
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
*Conditions apply. Prices are per person (pp), AUD, twin share. Prices include port charges, tipping and savings where applicable. Offers and prices are correct as of 3 February 2023 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. All offers are valid for bookings made by 28 February 2023, unless sold out prior. Where multiple dates are listed on a particular itinerary, the lowest lead in price is featured – prices may vary slightly on each departure date. Available on new bookings only and subject to availability. Valid only on the first itinerary if multiple itineraries are booked. A limited number of offers are valid on set departures. Some departures listed have fewer than 3 cabins/seats/rooms remaining. Offers are strictly limited and may be withdrawn at any time. For all Hot Deals, member/loyalty benefits do not apply – electronic documentation only. Approximately 21 days before departure you will receive your e-ticket together with your final itinerary by email. Standard merchandise, including but not limited to travel bags and documentation wallets, are not included in your package and Club benefits, including progressing to the next tier level, do not apply to your booking and cannot be claimed. Deposit Cancellation Peace of Mind cannot be purchased and does not apply to your booking. Full deposit must be paid at time of booking. Deposits vary upon destination. Full payment is due within 7 days of booking. If booking is within 100 days of departure, full payment is due at the time of booking. No amendments to your booking will be allowed after full payment has been made. Cancellations received after full payment has been made will incur 100% cancellation fees. Offers are only available on the departure dates listed above and are not combinable with any information session offers or market place offers. MONETARY SAVINGS: Offer cannot be redeemed for cash and is not transferable.