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European Serenade

Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days
Date Range: May 2015 - Nov 2015Ships: River Duchess, River Queen

Vienna to Amsterdam | 14 Days

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Program offerings are subject to change.
Day 1:
Vienna MotorcoachEmbark/DisembarkDinner
Arrive at Vienna International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2:
Vienna UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchWelcome Gala Dinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

Encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage, including the principal staterooms of Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of baroque architecture. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot and subway as the locals do, stopping for a treat at a traditional Viennese coffee house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3:
Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Dürnstein “Village Day” or exclusive saffron workshop and village stroll

Walk with your guide through the lovely baroque village of Dürnstein and sample the local apricot schnapps. Or discover another longtime agricultural treasure of the region, saffron, which has grown here for eight hundred years; a grower and chef will teach you about this exotic spice and invite you to taste various saffron-flavored foods. Then cruise the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Day 4:
Engelhartszell, Passau Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of private visit to Engelszell Abbey or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river, and Passau walking tour

You have many delightful options today. Enjoy a scenic sail through the Schlögener Schlinge—a beautiful oxbow in the Danube—and then visit Engelszell Abbey for a beer and cheese tasting. Or bike along the Danube with a local guide. Complete the day’s adventures with an exploration of Passau, with its surprising Italian baroque flair.

Day 5:
Regensburg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit

On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, Porta Praetoria (a Roman gateway), the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view of medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back more than a thousand years. Alternatively, 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 6:
Roth, Nuremberg MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

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

Discover Nuremberg, a medieval gem, during a panoramic city tour. Or see the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal.

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

Day 7:
Bamberg, cruising the Main River UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bamberg walking tour

Explore the UNESCO-designated core of Bamberg (which has retained its medieval layout), admiring its Renaissance palaces and baroque houses.

Day 8:
Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tour of Rothenburg and Würzburg Residenz

Explore Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. Then advance from the Middle Ages to the 18th century with a tour of the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO-designated baroque palace.

Day 9:
Wertheim MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Wertheim walking tour with exclusive Franconian pretzel and wine tasting demo at private wine estate

Today you will visit medieval Wertheim, a gorgeous castle town at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. After strolling through its charming Old Town, you’re in for another special treat: a delicious pretzel and wine tasting at a local village winery.
Day 10:
Cruising the Main River, Aschaffenburg Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: Leisure stroll to Castle Johannisburg and Gardens

In Aschaffenburg, begin with a walk up to the grounds of its central landmark—the gorgeous red-sandstone Johannisburg Castle. You’ll tour both the castle’s opulent neoclassical interiors and its extensive garden grounds before discovering more of Aschaffenburg’s charming Old Town, wandering down narrow alleys and passing timber-frame houses.

Day 11:
Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River UNESCOBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSION: 
Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

Visit Rüdesheim, for a lighthearted trip to a museum full of “magical” (self-playing) musical instruments. Then, cruise the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape.
Day 12:
Cologne UNESCOBuffet BreakfastLunchFarewell Gala Dinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

Stroll through Old Town as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.

Day 13:
Amsterdam UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Amsterdam by canal with either Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum visit

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a cruise through its 17th-century canals, and then choose to visit one of two world-famous museums: the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum.

Day 14:
Depart Amsterdam 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 Vienna | 14 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:
Amsterdam UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchWelcome Gala Dinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Amsterdam by canal with either Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum visit

Experience the highlights of Amsterdam on a cruise through its 17th-century canals, and then choose to visit one of two world-famous museums: the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum.  In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3:
Cologne UNESCOBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit

Stroll through Old Town as you make your way to Cologne Cathedral. From every angle, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece. 

Note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral will not be possible.
Day 4:
Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim UNESCOBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

Cruise the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape. Then, visit Rüdesheim, for a lighthearted trip to a museum full of “magical” (self-playing) musical instruments. 
Day 5:
Aschaffenburg MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Leisure stroll to Castle Johannisburg and Gardens

In Aschaffenburg, begin with a walk up to the grounds of its central landmark—the gorgeous red-sandstone Johannisburg Castle. You’ll tour both the castle’s opulent neoclassical interiors and its extensive garden grounds before discovering more of Aschaffenburg’s charming Old Town, wandering down narrow alleys and passing timber-frame houses.
Day 6:
Cruising the Main River, Wertheim MotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Wertheim walking tour with exclusive Franconian pretzel and wine tasting demo at private wine estate

Today you will visit medieval Wertheim, a gorgeous castle town at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. After strolling through its charming Old Town, you’re in for another special treat: a delicious pretzel and wine tasting at a local village winery.
Day 7:
Würzburg (Rothenburg and Würzburg) UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Tour of Rothenburg and Würzburg Residenz 

Explore Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. Then advance from the Middle Ages to the 18th century with a tour of the Würzburg Residenz, a UNESCO-designated baroque palace.
Day 8:
Cruising the Main River, Bamberg UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSION: Bamberg walking tour

Explore the UNESCO-designated core of Bamberg (which has retained its medieval layout), admiring its Renaissance palaces and baroque houses.
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

Discover Nuremberg, a medieval gem, during a panoramic city tour. Or see the city’s most important WWII sites, including the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, venue of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal.

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

On your tour of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marvel at the town’s famous 12th-century Stone Bridge, Porta Praetoria (a Roman gateway), the Cathedral of St. Peter, and other treasures. For a different view of medieval Regensburg, tour sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, which date back more than a thousand years. Alternatively, 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, Engelhartszell Buffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Passau walking tour and choice of private visit to Engelszell Abbey or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river

Explore Passau, with its surprising Italian baroque flair and later in the day choose between a visit to Engelszell Abbey for a beer and cheese tasting or bike along the Danube with a local guide. 

Day 12:
Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchFarewell Gala Dinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Dürnstein “Village Day” or exclusive saffron workshop and village stroll

This morning, come up on deck and marvel at the enchanting UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.  Walk with your guide through the lovely baroque village of Dürnstein and sample the local apricot schnapps. Or discover another longtime agricultural treasure of the region, saffron, which has grown here for eight hundred years; a grower and chef will teach you about this exotic spice and invite you to taste various saffron-flavored foods. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 13:
Vienna UNESCOMotorcoachBuffet BreakfastLunchDinner
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit or exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

Encounter the highlights of Vienna’s Habsburg heritage, including the principal staterooms of Prince Eugene’s magnificent Winter Palace, a stunning example of baroque architecture. Or explore Vienna’s historic town center by foot and subway as the locals do, stopping for a treat at a traditional Viennese coffee house.

Day 14:
Vienna (disembark) Embark/DisembarkMotorcoachContinental Breakfast/Buffet Breakfast
Disembark the ship and transfer to Vienna International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in beautiful Vienna. 
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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