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Magnificent Rivers of Europe

Cruise through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest following the route of emperors and kings through five magnificent countries. Includes guided excursions and drinks with meals

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £8280pp

River Cruise Holiday
Vienna
Budapest
Durnstein
Wertheim
Bamberg
Amsterdam

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A magnificent cruise indeed as you follow the route of emperors and kings on your exciting European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries! Begin in Amsterdam and travel on the Rhine to Cologne, with its breathtaking Cathedral.

Visit the historic wine town of Koblenz, cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then on to the Main River. Marvel at the engineering wonders of the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide by ship.

Discover the culture and traditions of grand old capitals such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, discover perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe's picturesque countryside, filled with quaint villages and fairy-tale castles.

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Magnificent Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam

Board the ship in Amsterdam for your Magnificent Europe cruise

Day 2 - Amsterdam

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam

Day 3 - Cologne

Cologne is home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral Join a guided tour through the Old Town and to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Old Market and the Heumarkt Plus, taste the city’s famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne As an alternative, explore the historic and modern architectural styles on display across Cologne on a guided tour, including a special visit inside the Cologne Cathedral, a 13th-century Gothic marvel and UNESCO World Heritage Site This cathedral was the tallest building in the world at the time of its completion, and it withstood 14 hits from aerial bombs during World War II Active adventurists will instead want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine

Day 4 - Rüdesheim am Rhein

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, themost stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching Rüdesheim Wine connoisseurs will want togo on a walking tour through the vineyards where you’ll stop to sample wines at three different tasting stationsOr choose to drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to theNiederwalddenkmal Statue For a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you, or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee

Day 5 - Miltenberg

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn Later in the day, set sail for Freudenberg, your gateway to Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers While here, join a walking tour, hike to the ruins of Wertheim Castle, delight in a scenic bicycle ride along the Main River Valley or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting

Day 5 - Freudenberg

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn Later in the day, set sail for Freudenberg, your gateway to Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers While here, join a walking tour, hike to the ruins of Wertheim Castle, delight in a scenic bicycle ride along the Main River Valley or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting

Day 6 - Würzburg

You have several choices of excursions Join a walking tour of Würzburg nestled alongthe “Romantic Road,” or visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site If you prefer to get more active, hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River in Würzburg, or go on a guided bike tour through the countryside Alternatively, go to Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany The town is so pretty that the imagery of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg

Day 7 - Eltmann

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three waysJoin a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansionsOr taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a pastry And for a moreactive adventure, join a guided bike tour

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Depart the ship for a guided tour of Kaiserburg, Nuremberg’s Imperial castle and one of the most important palaces of the Old Holy Roman Empire While wandering through this historical fortress towering high above the city center, you will pass by an exhibition of military artifacts, from weapons to suits of armor, as well as architectural models that show the castle through the ages Following your Kaiseburg tour, we will head to the former home of Albrecht Dürer, arguably Germany’s most famous artist and Nuremberg’s most famous resident It is within these walls where he lived and worked for nearly 20 years in the early 16th century, and you will be able to view some of his and other artists’ works during your tour

Day 9 - Nuremberg

You have three choices of excursions while in Nuremberg Enjoy a guided tourthrough this well-preserved medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendaryfountain of the Market Square Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city’s mostimportant WWII sites, including the coliseum You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam and Courtroom600, if the courtroom is not in session Alternatively, partake in a traditional Franconian specialties tasting offamous Nuremburger bratwurst, rotbier

Day 10 - Regensburg

Explore one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, on a guidedwalking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels And for a more activeadventure, bike to Walhalla where you will see the neoclassical white marble temple

Day 11 - Passau

Discover Passau in one of three ways Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and ItalianBaroque architecture and St Stephen’s Cathedral Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between aguided bike tour along the Danube, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress

Day 12 - Melk

Cruise to Melk where you can visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered Baroque monasteries For a more active adventure, you can also join a guided bike tour along the Danube River

Day 13 - Vienna

The heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna, remains as renowned today as it hasthroughout history The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site awash with Baroque treasures Yourcity tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace ofthe Habsburgs Conclude in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit the majestic St Stephen’s Cathedral, whichhas stood watch over Vienna for 700 years and is one of the most important and beloved landmarks in AustriaOr, if you prefer to go on a more active adventure, then join a guided bike tour through Vienna Duringthe afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more

Day 14 - Budapest

Discover the “Queen of the Danube” on your city tour beginning with a visitto the Great Market Hall followed by a panoramic tour of both the Buda and the Pest sides of the river As analternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill

Day 15 - Budapest

Bid adieu to Budapest and prepare for your flight home

Price Includes

  • 14 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with the revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes
  • Return flights and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Amsterdam Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night stay in Amsterdam. Please contact us for more details
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2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
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