Travel through time along three great rivers, uncovering the gems of European history, culture, scenery, and art. Lovers of history, rejoice! This remarkable voyage through some of Europe’s most scenic and beautiful destinations is perfect for you. Travel through four countries and enjoy 23 up-close shore excursions, including visits to Budapest’s Grand Market, exclusive “Vienna, City of the Arts” tour, and exploring a farm and village in the Franconian Hills in Northern Bavaria, just to name a few.
Embark on a history-steeped, perfectly paced European journey that takes you through four countries along three great rivers—the Danube, Main, and Rhine—and to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites.
When you step into Melk Abbey’s great library overlooking the Danube, you are entering a center of learning that influenced all of Europe. Walk through the Medieval lanes of Bamberg and see a layout that established a model for urban development across the Continent. Stand beneath the Würzburg Residenz’s soaring ceiling fresco and understand that, even centuries ago, art knew no boundaries, as artists like Tiepolo traveled from Italy to work throughout the Habsburg Empire. Encounter Budapest, which was fought over for centuries, but whose citizens now enjoy a thriving cultural life and a serious interest in good food and wine. Vienna may boast glorious imperial palaces, but it’s also a hip, multicultural urban center, as you’ll see when you stop by one of its diverse city markets. Throughout your journey, you’ll sample regional delicacies and sip the fine Rieslings that hail from the Rhine River Valley. All these jewels that have sparkled through the ages are yours to discover now.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Adventurers who wish to discover the full panoply of European culture and history. Art and architecture aficionados intrigued by Medieval and Baroque grandeur, and connoisseurs of fine food and world-class wine.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Weissenkirchen farm store tasting and wine tasting
Wertheim wine tasting and pretzel-making demonstration
Topfenstrudel-baking demonstration and tasting
Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
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