Legendary Waterways of Europe

A 16-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $4,749

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Tour Length: 16 Days
Countries Visited: Austria, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Slovakia
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Tour Type:
 River Cruises
Tour Category: First Class
Tour Operator: Collette Tours
Tour Code: 3433
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Cruise through five countries in the heart of Europe on this relaxing 14-night cruise. Let the waters of the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube carry you gently through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, exploring striking vistas rich with history, culture, lore, and traditions. Sail by castles, fortresses, villages, and vineyards and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Explore Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Bamberg, Bratislava, Budapest, Melk, Vienna, and much more.

 
Accommodations
Cruise Ship: MS Amadeus Brilliant, Princess, or Diamond

41 Meals: 14 Breakfast, 13 Lunch, 14 Dinner

Sightseeing listed in the itinerary.

 
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Join Collette Vacations on the legendary waterways that define the true soul of Europe. Begin with an overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary - Tour Begins - Board Ship
Your tour begins in Budapest, Hungary’s capital city. Board your ship for a relaxing 14-night river cruise. Your vessel offers the newest technology, panoramic deck, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine and outstanding service. Meet your fellow travelers at a welcome cocktail reception. Later, enjoy an evening cruise and folklore show. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Budapest
Your tour of Budapest, Hungary’s lovely capital, features the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, spread over both banks of the river. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria
Today, arrive in Slovakia's capital, Bratislava. A city tour includes the 13th century castle, the old town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate and the Archbishop's palace. This evening, cruise to Austria's capital city, beautiful Vienna. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Vienna
Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Melk
Cruise through the Strudengau en route to the Wachau Valley and charming Melk. A guided tour of the valley culminates with a visit to Melk's magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. Afterwards you are treated to an exclusive wine tasting featuring vintages from the vineyards of Wachau and Burgenland. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Linz - Passau, Germany
After breakfast, arrive in Linz, Austria, a favorite city of Mozart, who dedicated his Linz Symphony to the town. Later, cruise to Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Enjoy a visit to this beautiful town, home to St. Stephan’s Cathedral and the world’s largest church organ. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Regensburg - Kelheim
Today, arrive in magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A city walk features the Old Town Hall, 12th century Stone Bridge, St. Peter's Cathedral and the Porta Pretoria. Tonight, the ship enters the first stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal as you make your way towards Nuremberg. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Nuremberg
Depart on a guided tour of Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second largest city. View the 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace. Later, continue sailing and arrive at the stair-step locks where you will ascend to the highest point of your cruise. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Bamberg
Today cruise through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Disembark for a guided tour of this medieval gem, founded in 902. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Würzburg
Arrive in Würzburg, "The Pearl of the Romantic Road." Nearly destroyed during WW II, Würzburg has been rebuilt into a beautiful Franconian town. Tour sights include the magnificent the Bishops' Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue cruising through the Franconian wine region. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 12: Wertheim
Arrive in Wertheim where the ship will make a short stop to disembark those guests traveling on the optional excursion. If you choose to join the optional excursion offered, you will explore this city including a visit to the city’s market square. Next, continue on to visit the famous glass museum followed by a walking tour along Miltenberg’s cobblestone streets with their gabled, half-timbered houses. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Rüdesheim - Koblenz
Cruise along a beautiful stretch of the Rhine. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, dotted with hilltop castles. See the legendary Lorelei Rock before arriving in Rüdesheim, a charming Rhine Valley wine town. The "Winzerexpress" mini-train takes you to Siegfried´s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum for a guided tour. Explore the pedestrian street, Drosselgasee, and sample some local wines. Later, cruise to Koblenz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy an early evening walk of this charming town surrounded by vine-covered hills. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 14: Koblenz - Cologne
Cruise the scenic Rhine River to Cologne, one of Germany's oldest cities. A guided tour through the old part of the city highlights the twin-steepled, 13th-century gothic cathedral. Tonight you are invited to attend the Captain’s Gala dinner before departing for the Netherlands. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 15: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Welcome to Amsterdam. A local expert leads a leisurely-paced tour highlighting its 500 bridges, intricate canal system, charming churches, and 16th century homes. Tonight, gather on board with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and Dutch folklore show. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 16: Amsterdam - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends
Today breakfast will be included.

 
         
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Airfare Disclaimer
A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

Unpack once for a relaxing 14-night cruise.

Visit five countries and experience the cultures and traditions of each.

Explore the famous Franconian wine region.

Cruise four of Europe’s waterways: the Rhine, Moselle, Main and Danube.

Discover the beautiful Wachau Valley.

Experience the benefits of personal audio headsets, designed for better communication between you and your guides throughout your tour.

 

Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy.

Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.

Government taxes and fees are additional.

Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit.

Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Airfare is available through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour.

If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers.

Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts.

Itinerary is also subject to change due to unforeseen changes in water levels, delays at the locks, and other circumstances that may arise along the waterways. These changes may include items being missed during the trip; however, every effort will be made to substitute another attraction if possible.

Cabins are available on middle (Strauss) and upper (Mozart) decks.

Please note that river cruises are smaller ships and only have a finite number of each cabin category available.

Specific categories are available on a first come first served basis.

Please see pricing for cost of any upgrade fees for different cabin categories. Suites are available (Amadeus Suites) on a very limited basis.

Return flights should not be booked prior to 12 noon on the last day of your tour.

Cruise ships have a limited quantity of cabins available in each cabin category. Collette will make effort to accommodate your cabin category preference at the time of booking. If the cabin category preferred is not available at the time of booking, the next closet category available will be offered and the published surcharge will apply.

 
 

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