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2022 2023

Cruise across Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest

18 Days - ASU_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

AMSTERDAM - UTRECHT - COLOGNE - RÜDESHEIM(3) - MANNHEIM - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - FRANKFURT - MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM - WURZBURG - SCHWEINFURT - BAMBERG - NUREMBERG - MÜHLHAUSEN - REGENSBURG - PASSAU - MELK - DURNSTEIN - VIENNA - ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

Experience a unique trans-European cruise on the Rhine, the Main and the Danube! CroisiEurope offers you the possibility to combine two cruise programs from Amsterdam to Strasbourg and from Strasbourg to Budapest in one 18-day trip to discover cities and fabulous sites in Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria and Hungary. An opportunity not to be missed!

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A combination of flavors, art and traditions
  • From picturesque medieval towns to the imposing imperial and royal capitals
  • The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Lorelei Rock
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The distinctive architecture of Amsterdam by bus or by bike
    • Delightful scents and springtime colors at the Keukenhof floral gardens(1)
    • Charming Rüdesheim and its Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
    • Frankfurt and its impressive Main Tower
    • Melk Abbey, a true wonder of Baroque architecture
    • Vienna and the heritage of the House of Habsburg
    • Budapest, 2000 years of history

Route

Day 1

AMSTERDAM

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Amsterdam at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Free evening in Amsterdam.

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Day 2

AMSTERDAM - UTRECHT

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam in the historic heart of this beautiful capital city.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(2). Outside the opening dates of the park, excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans.
After the excursion, you will reach the ship in Utrecht. We'll cruise to Cologne through the night.

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Day 3

COLOGNE

The morning will be spent cruising. The afternoon is free to do as you please, or take a tour of the old sections of Cologne. Our ship will cruise to Cologne through the night.

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Day 4

RÜDESHEIM(3)

The morning will be spent cruising on the romantic Rhine. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Touristic train, tasting of wines* and visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim
Free evening in the famous Drosselgasse, the little street famous worldwide for joyful athmosphere and Rhineland bands.

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Day 5

MANNHEIM

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Heidelberg. We'll spend the afternoon and the night sailing towards Strasbourg.
Tonight is our gala evening and diner.

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Day 6

STRASBOURG

Enjoy the buffet breakfast on board. Free day and lunch in Strasbourg. Take the opportunity to discover the European capital at your own pace. After returning on board at the end of the afternoon, we'll cruise to Mainz.

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Day 7

MAINZ - FRANKFURT

We'll arrive in Mainz early morning. This city, the birthplace of Gutenberg, which lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present with its thousand year old cathedral. We'll tour the city with your escort before we sail on around in the morning towards Frankfurt. The afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, a major business hub.
DISCOVERY: Frankfurt "Mainhattan” and the Main Tower: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.

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Day 8

MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM

We'll stop off in Miltenberg early this morning. Join us to discover this peaceful town with its market place lined with half-timbered houses, its fine main street, hotel Reisen and old Town Hall. We'll have lunch on board before continuing on to Wertheim. Enjoy some free time to discover the town on your own before returning to the ship for dinner.

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Day 9

WERTHEIM - WURZBURG

We'll cruise towards Karlstadt. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Wurzburg on the right bank of the Main, which is famous for its baroque palace, former residence of the prince-bishops. In the meantime, the ship cruises on to Wurzburg where we will join it late afternoon. We'll then cruise to Kitzingen. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertaining.

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Day 10

SCHWEINFURT - Rothenburg - BAMBERG

Early this morning we'll start cruising along the Main to reach Schweinfurt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river, with its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and craftsmen's workshops. It is indeed one of the most beautiful towns on the Romantic Road. In the meantime the ship will cruise on to Schweinfurt where we will join it, before continuing on to Bamberg.

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Day 11

BAMBERG - NURNBERG - MUHLHAUSEN

This morning will be spent cruising on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, which was opened on 25th September 1992. We'll have lunch on board before arriving in Nurnberg early afternoon. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Nuremberg We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls before arriving in the Marktplatz. On foot, you'll see the gorgeous Schöner Brunnen and the Frauenkirche. During our tour, we'll stop and taste one of the local specialties, Lebkuchen, the city's famous gingerbread. We'll return to the ship during the afternoon and sail on to reach Muhlhausen in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 12

REGENSBURG

This morning will be spent cruising to Kelheim. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Regensburg, which is the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and also a major industrial hub - with major firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic centre of the city has kept all its original charm with souvenirs of over 20 centuries. In the meantime, the ship cruises on to join us in Regensburg.

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Day 13

PASSAU

This morning will be spent cruising towards Passau. Enjoy some free time to visit the town on your own. Its baroque buildings and narrow romantic streets are unforgettable. Return to ship and sail on through the attractive region of Engelhartszell. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 14

MELK - DURNSTEIN - VIENNA

The morning will be spent cruising to reach Melk early in the morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of the abbey of Melk, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. We'll return to the ship at the end of the morning and sail on to Dürnstein, arriving there for lunch around noon. Enjoy some free time to explore this picturesque village, and its baroque church, which is the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lion Heart. We'll return on board in the afternoon before sailing on to Vienna. Putting in for the night in Vienna. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the illuminated sights of the city.

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Day 15

VIENNA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to the palace of Schönbrunn with its magnificent park.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall (2).
Enjoy a free afternoon to tour this magnificent city on your own or join us on an excursion proposed: Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We'll then cruise towards Esztergom, passing Bratislava on the way. Tonight is our dinner and gala evening on board.

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Day 16

ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

Enjoy some free time to visit Esztergom on your own, the former capital of Hungary, under the reign of the Arpad kings. Today, it is still a prominent town and the seat of the Hungarian archbishops. Esztergom is decidedly full of treasures with its neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll set sail once again around noon. Enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Budapest midafternoon. The Hungarian capital which lies along the banks of the Danube, also known as the "pearl of the Danube” is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time to explore the city before returning to the ship for dinner. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Budapest "by night".

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Day 17

BUDAPEST

Enjoy a day on your own, or join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: sightseeing tour of the city.
DISCOVERY: Off the Beaten Path in Budapest.
This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us on optional excursions: Discover Gellert baths and spa (not included in the packages) or Budapest Market Halls (not included in the packages). After dinner, enjoy a free evening or join us on an excursion for both packages: traditional folk evening in Budapest.

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Day 18

BUDAPEST

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 04/13/2023
Arrival 04/30/2023
FROM $ 6,029 PP
Ship : MS Victor Hugo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 04/23/2023
Arrival 05/10/2023
FROM $ 5,408 PP
Ship : MS France Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/02/2023
Arrival 05/19/2023
FROM $ 5,666 PP
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/03/2023
Arrival 05/20/2023
FROM $ 6,359 PP
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day (except lunch on D6) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - lunch on D6 - excursions Carriage Ride in Vienna (D15), Gellert baths and spa (D17) and the Market Halls in Budapest (D17) -  transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Open from March 23rd to May 14th, 2023. The opening dates are subject to change by Keukenhof Flower Park.

(2) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.

(3) Depending on mooring availabilities, the stopover in Rüdesheim may be preceded by a stopover in Bingen; the schedule of excursions may be modified.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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