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River Cruising: Scenic Jewels of Europe

15 days & 14 nights, Private Journey

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Pricing from: $7,440

Amsterdam, Marksburg, Rudesheim, Freudenberg, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Salzburg, Durnstein, Vienna & Budapest

Embark on a remarkable journey to the Europe of your imagination, full of wonder, grand palaces, traditional pageantry and childhood fairy tales. Restored castles stand watch from dramatic hilltops, just as they did in the days of feudal knights and barons. These days, however, tranquil countryside and peaceful villages have replaced the landscapes of ancient battles. But evocative ruins still echo with a timeless beauty and Gothic spires rise out of communities nestled along the riverbanks.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your luxurious ship.

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  • Day 2

    Embark on a canal cruise or enjoy quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans, with its windmills and open-air conservation area. Alternatively, walk or cycle through the city. This evening, join the captain for your official welcome dinner.

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  • Day 3
    To Marksburg, Germany

    In Cologne, explore the Neanderthal Museum or take a stroll through the city. Later, delight in an exclusive medieval feast at Marksburg Castle.

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  • Day 4

    Enjoy the spectacular Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, alight in Rudesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini train for a guided visit of Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum before a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

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  • Day 5

    In Freudenberg, celebrate our version of Oktoberfest. Look forward to joyous oom-pah-pah music, festive blue flags and an abundance of fine beer.

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  • Day 6

    Visit the Bishop's Residenz Palace and sample some local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road, an important medieval trade route. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem overlooking the Tauber River.

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  • Day 7

    Immerse yourself in the old town of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • Day 8

    Visit moving World War II sites or choose a tour of culinary delights, including local bratwurst, beer and gingerbread.

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  • Day 9

    Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg or board a local ferry to Weltenburg Abbey to sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. Alternatively, cycle to the Walhalla monument.

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  • Day 10
    To Salzburg, Austria

    Attend the Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show in the rolling hills of Salzburg. Enjoy an authentic Austrian lunch before an afternoon of humming along to the beloved classics.

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  • Day 11
    To Durnstein

    Experience Melk's magnificent 18th-century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Durnstein. As the day ends, take in a fine sunset in the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

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  • Day 12

    After exploring the grand Ringstrasse, indulge in a glass of fine Austrian Sekt while marveling at the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein. Then, be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert.

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  • Day 13

    Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schonbrunn Palace to experience the riches of the former Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School for a tour of the stables or to see the Lipizzaner Stallions.

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  • Day 14
    Budapest, Hungary

    Make the most of a guided tour of one of Europe's oldest and prettiest cities, experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, or relax at the Thermal Baths and Spa.

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  • Day 15
    Depart Budapest

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


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River Cruising: Scenic Jewels of Europe

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