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Trans-European cruise: A contrast of cultures

21 Days - TBS_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

TULCEA - SULINA - CRISAN - OLTENITA - BUCHAREST - RUSE - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - OSIJEK - BUDAPEST - VIENNA - MELK - PASSAU - FRANKFURT - MAINZ - STRASBOURG

Travel through central Europe from Tulcea to Strasbourg for a unique cruise along the Danube, the Main and the Rhine. This unique offer allows you to combine two cruises in one and discover the pearls of the Danube from Romania to Austria via Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. You will also have the opportunity to visit exceptional cities and sites in Germany such as Regensburg, Mainz or Frankfurt. We guarantee an unforgettable journey!

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 in lounge and bar
  • 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

  • Combining history, traditions and culture, join us on a passionate cruise through the heart of Central Europe
  • 3 different rivers: Danube, Main and Rhine
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
    • Bucharest, the surprising Romanian capital
    • Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
    • Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad
    • Unique and romantic Budapest
    • Authentic Vienna
    • The charming medieval towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
    • Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity

Cruise

Day 1

TULCEA (Romania)

Tulcea, the main port town on the Danube Delta is almost as old as Rome itself. After boarding our ship, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

Day 2

TULCEA - SULINA - CRISAN (Romania)

We'll cruise towards Sulina, located at the mouth of the Danube, all the way to Crisan. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: The Danube Delta with its rich fauna and flora.
DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat, a thrilling and original discovery.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Oltenita.

Day 3

OLTENITA (Romania)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles with its Orthodox churches, manor houses in Second Empire style, clumsy-looking Stalinist architecture of the Communist period and the Palace of the Parliament (exterior only).
We'll return on board in Ruse.

Day 4

RUSE (Bulgaria)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, including lunch at a restaurant. We'll return on board in Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.

Day 5

RUSE

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse, a very attractive town thanks to the wide avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the national Renaissance architecture. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 6

THE IRON GATES

The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called "The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seemed to be boiling.

Day 7

BELGRADE - NOVI SAD (Serbia)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade whose rich cultural heritage will surprise you.
DISCOVERY: Discover Belgrade by bike. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover the multi-ethnic city of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. We'll visit the Krusedol Monastery and return on board in Novi Sad. We'll keep cruising towards Osijek.

Day 8

OSIJEK - MOHACS (Hungary)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Osijek.
DISCOVERY: Discover Osijek by bike. The old part of the town, Tvr?a, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in Croatia.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Mohacs and through customs before sailing on to Budapest. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 9

BUDAPEST (Hungary)

Enjoy breakfast on board before setting out on a day trip to the Puszta, the Pannonian steppe grasslands. We'll take in the countryside and watch the horse riders demonstrating their skills. We'll have lunch before returning on board in Budapest. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an excursion for both packages: An evening of traditional entertainment in Belgrade.

Day 10

BUDAPEST

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest.
DISCOVERY: Discover Budapest by bike. You'll bike down the streets of Budapest and past the most renowned sites and locations of the city.
We'll return on board in Esztergom. In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own exploring the former capital of Hungary. The city is full of treasures such as the Neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll return on board and depart for Vienna. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 11

BUDAPEST - VIENNA

Upon arriving in Vienna, join us for an excursion for both packages: A visit to the Hofburg Palace, former residence of the Hapsburgs. Tonight, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour Vienna by night.

Day 12

VIENNA

This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial family, followed by a panoramic tour of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living, music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall(1). After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion (not included in packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring road in Vienna.
This evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
Our ship will depart at midnight.

Day 13

MELK - PASSAU

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley this morning, arriving in Melk in the morning. We'll then set off on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. We'll return on board and cruise towards Passau. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 14

PASSAU

We'll set out to explore Passau in the company of hostess, strolling the narrow romantic streets and admiring is Baroque-style buildings. We'll then cruise to Regensburg through the night.

Day 15

REGENSBURG - HILPOSTEIN

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Regensburg and the Walhalla hall of fame which overhangs the river. We'll return on board in Kelheim and cruise the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Hilpostein.

Day 16

HILPOSTEIN - NUREMBERG - BAMBERG

We'll arrive in Nuremberg in the morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city and tasting of its famous gingerbread. We'll return on board in Erlangen and start sailing towards Bamberg. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 17

BAMBERG - ROTHENBURG

We'll spend this morning cruising to Schweinfurt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Rothenburg, one of the oldest cities in Germany. This magnificent walled town located on the historic Roman Road has managed to keep its authentic charm. We'll return on board in Kitzingen. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 18

WÜRZBURG - WERTHEIM

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Würzburg and the former Residence of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. We'll return on board in Karlstadt. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 19

WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG - ASCHAFFENBURG

Explore Miltenberg in the company of our hostess and discover this charming, very typical German village. Its marketplace surrounded by half-timbered houses, its Grande Rue and former Town Hall make Miltenberg a unique town and the "pearl of the Main". We'll cruise to Aschaffenburg.

Day 20

ASCHAFFENBURG - FRANKFURT - MAINZ

Our ship will depart for Frankfurt. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Frankfurt.
DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.
We'll return on board and cruise to Mainz. Gutenberg's hometown, Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main and is a perfect blend of past and present. Its age-old cathedral is not to be missed. You'll be able to explore the city in the company of our hostess. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 21

MAINZ - STRASBOURG

Enjoy buffet breakfast on board as we cruise towards Strasbourg, passing through two impressive locks on the Rhine, Iffezheim and Gambsheim. We'll reach Strasbourg at 2:00 p.m. and disembark after lunch. End of our services.

 

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

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

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to lunch on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected except the concert of Viennese music - 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 - concert of Vienne music - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

20 Shore excursions
Included in tour package The Danube Delta on a speed boat Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Bucharest Ruse Belgrade by bike Krusedol Monastery, Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad Osijek by bike The Puszta (day-trip - lunch included) Folklore evening...
pp $ 1,204.00 Before departure $ 1,409.00 On board
Discovery

Delta Danube on a speed boat

On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna, see the multiple natural and artificial canals, and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime.   Duration: approx. 4:00 Subject to...

Duration 4h00

BUCHAREST: THE LEGENDS OF DRACULA (all-day)

You'll leave the ship for a full-day excursion chasing the legends of Dracula! We'll head for Bucharest, but first we'll stop off at one of the most mysterious sites involved in the legend: Lake Snagov. Snagov Monastery stands on an islan...

Duration 9h00

Full day excursion: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi (lunch included)

Departure by coach to Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria but also the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which was established at the heart of the country. The name "Veliko Tarnovo” first appeared at the end of the 12th centu...

Duration 10h30

Ruse and the monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski

We'll leave by coach to explore the city of Ruse and the rock monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski. The monastery is the only functional men's rock monastery in Bulgaria, a site filled with history and still a true place of worship and everyday life...

Duration 4h00

Biking in Belgrade

What better way to explore Belgrade than on a bike? You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times. A break with a snack will be provided during the tou...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of Novi Sad, the Krusedol monastery and Sremski Karlovci

Departure by coach from Belgrade. Our excursion begins with a visit to Krusedol Monastery located in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora. More than 16 Orthodox monasteries are spread around the hamlet of Irski Venac, a great opportunity to soak up...

Duration 5h30

Bike tour in Osijek

Discover the fourth largest city in Croatia from the seat of a bike! The old part of the town, Tvr?a, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in C...

Duration 2h00

Full day in the Puszta (lunch included)

Departure by coach in the company of your guides to Lajosmisze and the Puszta. Riding aboard a charabanc - a traditional horse-drawn carriage with wooden benches - you'll be amazed by the wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna of the Puszta. In a...

Duration 7h30

Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the...

Duration 2h00

Budapest by bike

From the ship, we'll set out to explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture. We'll pass in front of the basilica, Liberty Squa...

Duration 2h00

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. We'll take the famous Ring which encircles historic...

Duration 2h00

The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes

Our guide will meet us at the ship, where we'll set off on foot for the subway station to discover the high art of Viennese living. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symphony, Vie...

Duration 4h00

Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way to Dürnstein. This town is well-known for its castle wh...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45

Guided tour of Regensburg

Regensburg saw its political and economic heyday in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was located at a crossroads between major trade routes and became a Free Imperial City in 1245 until other great Bavarian cities were preferred. This poorly indus...

Duration 4h15

Guided tour of Nuremberg

Join us for a guided tour of Nuremberg by coach. We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls, including the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Nazi Documentation Centre and Party Rally Grounds, the castle a...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Rothenburg

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the charming town of Rothenburg. Located along the "Romantic Road", this town has kept its Renaissance layout virtually intact as it has not undergone any changes since the Thirty Years' War, maki...

Duration 5h15

Guided tour of Würzburg

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess to the center of Würzburg. Our tour will start with a visit to the Würzburg Residence (or Residenz), former palace of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Construction was commissioned by Prince-Bishop Fr...

Duration 3h30

Frankfurt - "Mainhattan" and the Main Tower

Frankfurt is the largest financial center in continental Europe, earning it the nickname "Mainhatten." During a panoramic tour of the city, you'll be able to admire the huge skyscrapers housing the headquarters of many international banks which creat...

Duration 3h00
20 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Danube Delta Bucharest Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi Ruse Belgrade Krušedol Monastery, Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad, Osijek The Puszta (day-trip - lunch included) Folklore evening in Budapest Budapest The...
pp $ 1,050.00 Before departure $ 1,227.00 On board
Classic

Excursion in the Danube Delta

We'll begin with a 500m walk (approx.) and then board a tourist pleasure boat to begin our visit of the Danube Delta. We'll board these small local boats (with a capacity of 50 passengers) to discover the flora and fauna of this biosphere in the comp...

Duration 4h00

Day excursion to Bucharest (lunch included)

We'll leave on our full day excursion in the company of our guides to discover the Romanian capital of Bucharest. According to legend, the city was founded by a shepherd called Bucur, which means ‘joy' in Romanian. Bucharest has suffere...

Duration 9h00

Full day excursion: Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi (lunch included)

Departure by coach to Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria but also the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, which was established at the heart of the country. The name "Veliko Tarnovo” first appeared at the end of the 12th centu...

Duration 10h30

Ruse and the monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski

We'll leave by coach to explore the city of Ruse and the rock monastery of St. Dimitar Basarabovski. The monastery is the only functional men's rock monastery in Bulgaria, a site filled with history and still a true place of worship and everyday life...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Belgrade

We'll set off by coach to visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is also one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history stretching back some 7000 years. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, close to the Morava Corri...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Novi Sad, the Krusedol monastery and Sremski Karlovci

Departure by coach from Belgrade. Our excursion begins with a visit to Krusedol Monastery located in the mountainous region of Fruska Gora. More than 16 Orthodox monasteries are spread around the hamlet of Irski Venac, a great opportunity to soak up...

Duration 5h30

Guided tour of the town of Osijek

In the company of our guides, we will begin our tour with a visit of Osijek, a town in the East of the historical Croatian region of Slavonia. The town was founded by the Slavs, who built a river port on the ruins of the Roman town in the 7th century...

Duration 2h00

Full day in the Puszta (lunch included)

Departure by coach in the company of your guides to Lajosmisze and the Puszta. Riding aboard a charabanc - a traditional horse-drawn carriage with wooden benches - you'll be amazed by the wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna of the Puszta. In a...

Duration 7h30

Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the...

Duration 2h00

Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fan...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. We'll take the famous Ring which encircles historic...

Duration 2h00

Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the ramparts that enclosed the city center and had this boulevard bui...

Duration 4h00

Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way to Dürnstein. This town is well-known for its castle wh...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45

Guided tour of Regensburg

Regensburg saw its political and economic heyday in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was located at a crossroads between major trade routes and became a Free Imperial City in 1245 until other great Bavarian cities were preferred. This poorly indus...

Duration 4h15

Guided tour of Nuremberg

Join us for a guided tour of Nuremberg by coach. We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls, including the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Nazi Documentation Centre and Party Rally Grounds, the castle a...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Rothenburg

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the charming town of Rothenburg. Located along the "Romantic Road", this town has kept its Renaissance layout virtually intact as it has not undergone any changes since the Thirty Years' War, maki...

Duration 5h15

Guided tour of Würzburg

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess to the center of Würzburg. Our tour will start with a visit to the Würzburg Residence (or Residenz), former palace of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Construction was commissioned by Prince-Bishop Fr...

Duration 3h30

Guided tour of Frankfurt

The excursion to Frankfurt will begin with a panoramic tour of the city by coach. Frankfurt am Main is a dynamic and international city with Germany's most imposing skyline. Under the skyscrapers, you'll find cozy pubs; and at the heart of the bustli...

Duration 3h00

Horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna

You'll be transferred to the center of the city to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring Road. A trip with a Fiaker is a great (and romantic) way of seeing the city in comfort because of the narrow streets and cob...

Duration 1h30
pp $ 189.00 Before departure $ 210.00 On board

Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The first half of the concert will be devoted to Mozart c...

Duration 2h30
pp $ 103.00 Before departure $ 114.00 On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS L'Europe

STANDARD - 3 Decks

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) 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.

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

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