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Legendary Waterways of Europe
(Amsterdam to Budapest)

16 days with Collette  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Day 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tour Begins - Board Ship
Your tour opens in Amsterdam where you board your ship for a relaxing 14-night river cruise. Your ship offers the newest technology; panoramic deck; panorama salon and bar; excellent cuisine, including unlimited wine and beer with dinners; and outstanding service. Meet your fellow travelers for a welcome cocktail followed by a typical Dutch folklore show. (D)

Day 3 Amsterdam
A local expert leads you on a leisurely paced tour of Amsterdam highlighting its 500 bridges, intricate canal system, charming churches and 16th-century homes. Later, glide along the canal on a cruise through the city center before you set sail from Amsterdam this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Cologne, Germany - Koblenz
Cruise the scenic Rhine River to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest cities. A guided tour through the old part of the city highlights the twin steepled, 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Enjoy some leisure time to explore Cologne independently. Sail toward Koblenz during the night. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Koblenz - Rüdesheim
Continue your cruise through a beautiful stretch of the Rhine. Sail past the dramatic Rhine Gorge, dotted with hilltop castles. You will 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 historic pedestrian street Drosselgasse on your own before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Miltenberg - Wertheim
Today you disembark in Miltenberg where you will have an included walking tour followed by free time to discover the city including its enchanting market square. Next, continue to Wertheim where you will visit the famous Wertheim Glass Museum. Before returning to the ship, enjoy time on your own to stroll the cobblestone streets lined with gabled, half-timbered houses. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Würzburg
Arrive in Würzburg, the "Pearl of the Romantic Road." Nearly destroyed during WW II, Würzburg has been rebuilt into a beautiful Franconian town. Visit fascinating sights including the magnificent Prince-Bishops Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue cruising through the pastoral Franconian wine region. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Bamberg
Enter the Main-Danube Canal at Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Disembark and enjoy a guided tour to discover the history of this medieval gem, founded in 902. Later, continue to sail along the canal on your way to medieval Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

Day 9 Nuremberg - Kelheim
Depart on a guided tour of picturesque Nuremberg, Bavaria's second largest city. You will be awed by the 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace. Later, arrive at the highest point of your cruise before descending through the impressive stair-step locks. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Kelheim - Regensburg
Cruise through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal before arriving in magnificent Regensburg. Founded 2,000 years ago, Regensburg stands as one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. A city walk features the old Town Hall, the 12th-century Stone Bridge, St. Peter's Cathedral and the Porta Praetoria. Tonight, feel like a local at a typical Bavarian evening onboard the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Passau - Linz, Austria
Arrive in Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Get acquainted with this beautiful city on a walking tour. Discover its gems including St. Stephan's Cathedral and the world's largest church organ. Cruise to stunning Linz, a favorite of Mozart, who dedicated his Linz Symphony to this town. Take a stroll through the city with a local expert before reboarding the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 12 Wachau Valley - Vienna
Relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery as you cruise past Melk Abbey, a magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey and one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. This afternoon, continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. You arrive in Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital city, in the early evening. (B,L,D)

Day 13 Vienna
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 remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city as you choose. Tonight, cruise to Slovakia. (B,L,D)

Day 14 Bratislava, Slovakia
Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city’s celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, 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. (B,L,D)

Day 15 Budapest, Hungary
Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary’s lovely capital, featuring its historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views as you sail between the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river. Tonight, gather onboard with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. After dinner, take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline followed by a fun-filled folklore show. (B,L,D)

Day 16 Budapest - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Cruise along of Europe’s most important rivers – the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube.
  • Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, surrounded by magnificent hill top castles.
  • Explore Würzburg, “The Pearl of the Romantic Road,” surrounded by hills and vineyards.
  • Relax and soak up the atmosphere of Amsterdam on an afternoon canal cruise.
All This Included
Cruise through five countries in the heart of Europe on this relaxing 16-night cruise. Let the waters of the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube carry you gently through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, exploring striking vistas rich with history, culture, lore, and traditions. Sail by castles, fortresses, villages, and vineyards and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Explore Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Bamberg, Bratislava, Budapest, Melk, Vienna, and much more.
  • Accommodations for 14 nights.
  • 41 meals. (Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties.)
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip.
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours.
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees."
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life.
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour.
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway).
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard a ms Amadeus Princess
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.
  • Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
  • For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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