Three great rivers—the Danube, the Main, and the Rhine— carry you through the heart of Europe. You’ll truly be serenaded, not only by timeless Vienna, the “City of Music,” but also by the symphony of scenic wonders you’ll discover throughout this entire itinerary. From shorelines dotted with castles and Gothic churches to charming villages with winding cobblestone streets, you’ll experience both the grand and the intimate Europe. Three iconic rivers open up some of her greatest history and most rhapsodizing sites on this unforgettable passage through The Netherlands, Germany and Austria.
By day, marvel at the terraced slopes of the Danube-carved Wachau Valley and the castle-dotted banks of the romantic Rhine. By night, gaze out the window of your riverview stateroom as the twinkling lights of little villages drift past. You’ll sail the tranquil Main past red-roofed Franconian towns and Rhenish vineyards, encountering fairytale landscapes and centuries-old legends. Will you hear Lorelei on her rock, luring sailors as you approach Rüdesheim?
Stroll through Vienna, “City of Music,” and see the heart of a great flowering of Baroque art. Admire the many Medieval and Baroque buildings in Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time as you visit towns that seem to have sprung right from the pages of a storybook—tiny Miltenberg, with its crooked streets; Rothenburg, with its charming core of Gothic churches and gabled houses; Regensburg, an architectural treasure trove; and Nuremberg, an archetypical Medieval German city. Experience Amsterdam’s world-class museums and Würzburg’s splendid Baroque palace.
Discover the romantic history and dynamic present of three legendary rivers on a magnificent journey from imperial Vienna to lively Amsterdam.
Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and landscapes. Anyone who loves a relaxed pace and a perfect balance between sightseeing and scenic cruising.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Exclusive wine tasting at Castle Löwenstein
Trappist monastery cheese and beer tasting at Engelhartszell
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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