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Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days
Date Range: May 2015 - Nov 2015Ships: S.S. Maria Theresa, River Empress

Budapest to Amsterdam | 15 Days

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Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Budapest (embark) MotorcoachEmbark/DisembarkDinner

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2:
Budapest UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchWelcome Gala Dinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

A panoramic coach tour shows you the UNESCO- designated highlights of the city. Or discover the Budapest that locals love with a visit to the Grand Market, a walk to Károlyi Garden, and a stop at a famous coffee house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3:
Cruising the Danube River Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic sailing through Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria.

Day 4:
Vienna UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along Ringstrasse and to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. Or, opt to explore “Vienna, City of Arts” with a visit to the Kunstkammer wing of the Art History Museum and Belvedere Palace.

Note: The Art History Museum is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Albertina Museum will be visited instead.

Day 5:
Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit

Relax onboard this morning as you sail through the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Then stroll through the lovely village of Weissenkirchen and sample either the local schnapps or wine. Or, visit Melk’s magnificent baroque abbey.

Day 6:
Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river

Discover accessible and charming Passau on your guided walking tour and then hear the magnificent pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Or bike along the beautiful Danube River with an expert guide.

Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available May 1 – October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

Day 7:
Regensburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit

Discover one of Germany’s unspoiled, UNESCO- designated medieval gems in Regensburg, or tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community. For a change of pace, you might choose to visit the BMW factory.

Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead.

Day 8:
Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

Cross the European continental divide as you cruise through the Main-Danube Canal en route to Nuremberg. Explore the highlights of this archetypal medieval city, or tour the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, where the famous Nuremberg trials took place. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.

Day 9:
Bamberg, cruising the Main River UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking tour or exclusive Franconian “Village Day” farm and village visit

Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, or get a taste of the countryside as you explore a farm and village in the Franconian hills. Then relax onboard as your ship wends its way down the serene Main River.

Day 10:
Cruising the Main River, Würzburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Wu¨rzburg Residenz visit

Visit the exquisite Wu¨rzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture.

Day 11:
Cruising the Main River, Miltenberg Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive “Village Day”

Discover charming and historic Miltenberg with a walking tour followed by a beer tasting at one of Miltenberg’s famous breweries. Or, make an exclusive visit to a farm in a nearby village; learn about watercolor painting with an artist in her home; or enjoy a hike up to Helmstetter vineyard or the nearby castle ruins.

Day 12:
Frankfurt (Heidelberg or Frankfurt) MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day Heidelberg visit* or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour

Visit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or, see Frankfurt as the locals do, with a guided walking tour. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour.

Day 13:
Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument

Take a scenic gondola ride above the vineyards of Ru¨desheim to the Niederwald Monument. Later, cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

Day 14:
Cologne UNESCOBuffet BreakfastLunchFarewell Gala Dinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic cathedral—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

Day 15:
Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport Embark/DisembarkMotorcoachContinental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Amsterdam.


Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Amsterdam to Budapest | 15 Days

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Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Amsterdam (embark) MotorcoachEmbark/DisembarkDinner
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. 
Day 2:
Cologne UNESCOBuffet BreakfastLunchWelcome Gala Dinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit 

Visit Cologne’s beloved Gothic cathedral—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.
Day 3:
Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument 

Cruise the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Upper Middle Rhine Valley.  Take a scenic gondola ride above the vineyards of Rudesheim to the Niederwald Monument. 

Day 4:
Frankfurt (Heidelberg or Frankfurt) MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day Heidelberg visit* or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour 

Visit Heidelberg, home to the most beautiful Renaissance castle ruins in Europe. Or, see Frankfurt as the locals do, with a guided walking tour. *Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour.

Day 5:
Miltenberg, cruising the Main River Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive “Village Day” 

Discover charming and historic Miltenberg with a walking tour followed by a beer tasting at one of Miltenberg’s famous breweries. Or, make an exclusive visit to a farm in a nearby village; learn about watercolor painting with an artist in her home; or enjoy a hike up to Helmstetter vineyard or the nearby castle ruins.

Day 6:
Würzburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Wu¨rzburg Residenz visit 

Visit the exquisite Wu¨rzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture.

Day 7:
Cruising the Main River Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner
Day at leisure on board while sailing on the scenic Main River.
Day 8:
Bamberg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking tour or exclusive Franconian “Village Day” farm and village visit 

Relax onboard as your ship wends its way down the serene Main River.
Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bamberg, or get a taste of the countryside as you explore a farm and village in the Franconian hills. 
Day 9:
Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit 

In Nuremberg explore the highlights of this archetypal medieval city, or tour the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, where the famous Nuremberg trials took place. Later,  cross the European continental divide as you cruise through the Main-Danube Canal.

Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Day 10:
Regensburg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit 

Discover one of Germany’s unspoiled, UNESCO- designated medieval gems in Regensburg, or tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community. For a change of pace, you might choose to visit the BMW factory.

Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead.

Day 11:
Passau, cruising the Danube River Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river 

Discover accessible and charming Passau on your guided walking tour and then hear the magnificent pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Or bike along the beautiful Danube River with an expert guide.

Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available May 1 – October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

Day 12:
Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit 

Stroll through the lovely village of Weissenkirchen and sample either the local schnapps or wine. Or, visit Melk’s magnificent baroque abbey. Later in the afternoon, relax onboard as you sail through the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. 
Day 13:
Vienna UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchFarewell Gala Dinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour 

Unearth Vienna’s imperial history during a tour that takes you along Ringstrasse and to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. Or, opt to explore “Vienna, City of Arts” with a visit to the Kunstkammer wing of the Art History Museum and Belvedere Palace.  In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: The Art History Museum is closed on Mondays. If the tour lands on a Monday, Albertina Museum will be visited instead.

Day 14:
Budapest UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour 

A panoramic coach tour shows you the UNESCO- designated highlights of the city. Or discover the Budapest that locals love with a visit to the Grand Market, a walk to Károlyi Garden, and a stop at a famous coffee house.
Day 15:
Budapest (disembark) Embark/DisembarkMotorcoachContinental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast
Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in charming Budapest . (CB/BB)
Note: Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary.  Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.
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