Jewels Of Central Europe With 2 Nights In Budapest (Westbound)
On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Start with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany. Before you embark on your European river cruise, experience the unique energy of Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on a guided tour of the city and time to explore on your own. Sail past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria’s elegant capital of Vienna. There’s a guided walk in the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. You’ll be introduced to the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich. On the banks of the Main River, you’ll find small towns tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Along the Rhine River, stop in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley town. Later, cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque views, and arrive in the wine village of Bernkastel. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome a Local Guide will show you the sights, including the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement. Your European river cruise ends in Remich, Luxembourg, with treasured memories of the Jewels of Europe to take with you until you sail again!
Days 1 Budapest: welcome to HungaryDay 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through BratislavaDay 5 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 6 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 7 Passau: guided walkDay 8 Regensburg: guided tourDay 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; beer tasting on boardDay 10 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the MarienplatzDay 11 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on boardDay 12 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 13 Main River Village: guided walkDay 14 Rüdesheim-Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 15 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tastingDay 16 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing, or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta NigraDay 17 Remich (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
Nuremberg-excursion To Munich
Main River Village
Remich, Luxembourg. Excursion To Trier