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From Budapest to Amsterdam

18 Days - BUA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

BUDAPEST - VIENNA - MELK - PASSAU - FRANKFURT - MAINZ - STRASBOURG - RÜDESHEIM - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

Experience a unique trans-European cruise on the Danube, the Main and the Rhine! CroisiEurope offers you the possibility to combine two cruise programs from Budapest to Strasbourg and from Strasbourg to Amsterdam in one 19-day trip to discover cities and fabulous sites in Hungary, Austria and the Netherlands, passing through Alsace and Germany. An opportunity not to be missed!

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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

  • The Rhine, the Main and the Danube in one cruise: the combination of history, tradition and culture
  • From picturesque medieval towns to the imposing imperial and royal capitals
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Unique and romantic Budapest
    • Anthentic Vienna
    • The charming medieval towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
    • Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity
    • Rüdesheim and the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
    • Stunning architecture in Amsterdam
    • The Keukenhof Gardens(2) and its fields of blooming flowers

Cruise

Day 1

BUDAPEST

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. After dinner, enjoy a free evening or attend an evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 2

BUDAPEST

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the city. Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest is a surprising mix of historical ruins and modern living.
DISCOVERY: 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 and many other legendary sites in Budapest.
We'll return on board in Esztergom. In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, 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 leave for Vienna. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 3

BUDAPEST - VIENNA

We'll arrive in Vienna. This afternoon, enjoy time on your own or join us for an excursion for both packages: The Hofburg Palace. Enjoy a free evening or join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Vienna by night.

Day 4

VIENNA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace and part of the city. Vienna, the cradle of music, is streaming with activity around the cathedral, the opera, and Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Emperor of Austria and his family.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus(1) concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
We'll return to the ship. You'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. Join us for an optional (not included in the packages) excursion: Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna.
After dinner, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)
Our ship will depart at midnight.

Day 5

MELK - PASSAU

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley all the way to Melk. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. We'll return to the ship. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of 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 leave for Passau. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 6

PASSAU

In the morning, explore Passau in the company of our hostess, strolling the narrow romantic streets and admiring is Baroque-style buildings. We'll cruise to Regensburg.

Day 7

REGENSBURG - HILPOSTEIN

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Regensburg. The fourth biggest town in Bavaria and a major industrial hub for giant firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph, its historic center is seeping with 20 centuries of history. Our ship will continue on to Kelheim, where we'll find it at the end of the morning. Then, we'll cruise the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Hilpolstein.

Day 8

HILPOSTEIN - NUREMBERG - BAMBERG

We'll arrive in Nuremberg. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is Bavaria's second-largest city and an energetic place where the nightlife is intense and the beer is as dark as coffee. During our tour of the city, the ship will sail to Erlangen. We'll cruise to Bamberg.

Day 9

BAMBERG - ROTHENBURG

We'll spend the morning cruising to Schweinfurt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and workshops. It is one of the most beautiful towns on the historic Romantic Road. During our tour, the ship will sail to Kitzingen.

Day 10

WURTZBURG - WERTHEIM

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Wurtzburg, nestled in a beautiful, hilly location on the river and possessing a wealth of history. Our ship will continue on to Karlstadt, where we'll board it again at the end of the morning. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Wertheim.

Day 11

WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG - ASCHAFFENBURG

You'll explore Miltenberg in the company of our hostess and discover this charming, very typical German village. We'll cruise to Aschaffenburg.

Day 12

ASCHAFFENBURG - FRANKFURT - MAINZ

We'll cruise to Frankfurt. Upon arrival, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Frankfurt, the largest financial center in continental Europe.
DISCOVERY: Discover "Mainhattan" and ascend the Main tower.
We'll cruise to Mainz. Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present. We'll arrive in the late afternoon when you'll be able to explore the city in the company of our hostess. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 13

MAINZ - STRASBOURG

We'll spend the morning cruising to Strasbourg. After passing through two impressive locks on the Rhine Iffezheim and Gambsheim we'll arrive in Strasbourg. In the afternoon, join us for a guided visit of Strasbourg. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore the city on your own. We'll enjoy dinner before setting off on a river boat tour (subject to availability.)

Day 14

STRASBOURG - RÜDESHEIM

We'll spend the morning cruising to Rüdesheim. Join us on the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Departure by tourist train and stop at a wine cellar for a tasting*, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in Rüdesheim.
After dinner, we'll walk you to the famous Drosselgasse and enjoy its numerous cafés, bars and music.

Day 15

RÜDESHEIM - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the romantic Rhine, passing the legendary Lorelei Rock, where lush vineyards and castles stretch as far as the eye can see along both banks. We'll cruise to Cologne, passing Koblenz and Bonn. Take advantage of a 2-hour stopover to visit the city with your hostess. We'll then return to the ship and begin to cruise towards Düsseldorf. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 16

DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

After crossing the border in Emmerich, we'll continue cruising and reach Amsterdam in the evening. Enjoy some free time in the city, or spend the evening on an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour to discover the city at night.

Day 17

AMSTERDAM

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant's. The Dutch capital is indeed a truly delightful city with a rich and fascinating past, offering its visitors a striking contrast between traditional Dutch architecture and other more unusual landmarks such as the Red Light district.
DISCOVERY: Amsterdam by bike.
This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(2). Outside the opening dates of the park, we'll head out on a tour of Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 18

AMSTERDAM

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

Dates & Prices

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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 breakfast 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 - 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 - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

18 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Traditional evening in Budapest Budapest by bike The Hofburg Vienna by night The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes Dürnstein Melk Abbey Regensburg Nuremberg Rothenburg Wurtzburg Frankfur...
Discovery

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

Strasbourg by night

Boarding a glass-covered boat, our tour will take us to the Petite France District. This is a famous quarter beloved by its citizens thanks to its canals, charming colorful half-timbered houses and its narrow alleyways. We will glide past the Tanners...

Duration 2h30

Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim

We'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the 19th century to commemorate the first unification of Germany. From there, you'll have a great view of the small city, the viney...

Duration 3h30

Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the boat in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by the beloved Jacques Brel song. We'll glide fur...

Duration 1h30

Amsterdam by bike

You'll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. This guided bike tour will last about 2.5 hours, and you'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites in Amsterdam. Enjoy some free time at the Flower...

Duration 3h00

Excursion to Volendam and Zaanse-Schans

We'll leave by coach for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. We'll then visit a cheese factory in the area to discover how the famous Gouda cheese is made...

Duration 4h00

Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your hostess will give you an entry ticket that will allow you to stroll freely inside this beautiful flower garden extending on 32 hectares (79 acres). You'll be...

Duration 4h00
18 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Traditional evening in Budapest Budapest The Hofburg Vienna by night Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace Dürnstein Melk Abbey Regensburg Nuremberg Rothenburg Wurtzburg Frankfurt Strasbourg Rüdesheim (t...
Classic

Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your hostess will give you an entry ticket that will allow you to stroll freely inside this beautiful flower garden extending on 32 hectares (79 acres). You'll be...

Duration 4h00

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

Guided 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 famous Chain Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fant...

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

Strasbourg by night

Boarding a glass-covered boat, our tour will take us to the Petite France District. This is a famous quarter beloved by its citizens thanks to its canals, charming colorful half-timbered houses and its narrow alleyways. We will glide past the Tanners...

Duration 2h30

Rudesheim : wine tasting and visit of the mechanical musical instruments

You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region w...

Duration 2h30

Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the boat in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by the beloved Jacques Brel song. We'll glide fur...

Duration 1h30

Amsterdam

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00

Excursion to Volendam and Zaanse-Schans

We'll leave by coach for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. We'll then visit a cheese factory in the area to discover how the famous Gouda cheese is made...

Duration 4h00

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

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

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Victor Hugo

2 Decks

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

(2) Open from March 22nd to May 13th, 2018.

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

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