Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise with Blazenka Cvorak 2020

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15 Days & 14 Nights
Availability : 06 June 2020
Amsterdam
Budapest

Highlights

Embark on a luxurious journey from Amsterdam to Budapest. Cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on board an all-inclusive vessel

 

Tour Includes

  • 14 Nights in an outside cabin aboard the First Class Monarch Princess 
  • River port charges
  • Cruise port charges
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates
  • 41 Meals; 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
  • Cruise director and activities host throughout cruise
  • Local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring for excursions

 

Not Included:
  • International & Domestic flights

Itinerary

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 1, Saturday – 06th June, 2020 – Depart Australia

Depart for the Amsterdam, Netherlands.

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 2, Sunday – 07th June, 2020 – Arrival Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland’s sophisticated and modern capital. After arrival formalities, rest and relax on board, or begin your discovery of the many cultural sites this city has to offer. This evening, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy a gala welcome dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise.

 Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 3, Monday – 08th June, 2020 – Amsterdam City Tour.

Today’s panoramic tour of 700-year-old Amsterdam introduces you to both the old and the new sections of this city. View the Royal Palace on Amsterdam’s Dam Square, the Queen’s official home-away-from-home. On to the Dutch National Monument dedicated by Queen Juliana as a memorial to the victims of WWII and to the unusual Skinny Bridge, once so narrow that pedestrians could not pass each other. Then, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals for an up-close view of the stately historic homes, 16th-century warehouses and charming churches with striking bell towers. Continue exploring Amsterdam on your own this afternoon. Rejoin the ship for dinner and set sail this evening.

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 4, Tuesday 09th June, 2020 – Cologne City Tour

Today join a walking tour of Cologne, highlighted by the soaring twin-steeple Gothic cathedral that is the geographical and spiritual heart of the city. Known for its vibrant art scene, Cologne abounds with cafes, alleries, shops and taverns. After dinner on board, time to explore Cologne’s vibrant night life before setting sail.

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 5, Wednesday 10th June, 2020 – Morning in Koblenz & Afternoon Cruising

The ship docks this morning in Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Join an orientation walk this morning and free time to explore the Romanesque architecture and imposing defensive towers of this 2000-year old city. Or, join the optional tour to the dramatic Marksburg Castle, the only hill castle on the Rhine that’s never been destroyed and has been continuously occupied for over 700 years. During lunch, set sail and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board, taking in the spectacular vistas as the ship sails past castles perched on lofty cliffs, terraced vineyards and tiny villages. Pass the mighty Lorelei Rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine rising vertically from the waters, named for the siren “Lorelei” who bewitched sailors passing by Optional: Marksburg Castle Tour,

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 6, Thursday 11th June, 2020 – Miltenberg & Wertheim Walking Tours.

After a leisurely morning on board, arrive in the picturesque Bavarian village of Miltenberg, a jewel on the banks of the Main River. Discover the Market Square with its Renaissance-era fountain, the Merchant Hall with its stunning Gothic architecture and the unique 14th and 15th century half-timbered houses. Continue to Wertheim by coach, a charming German town well known for its glassworks and Franconian wine. Rejoin the ship just before dinner and set sail for Wurzburg

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 7, Friday12th June, 2020 – Wurzburg City Tour.

Discover Wurzburg, named the “Pearlof the Romantic Road,” with its dramatic Marienberg fortress, 15th century bridge and lush vineyards. Your tour takes you to the ornate Bishops’ Residenz Palace, a stunning example of Baroque architecture, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, relax on aboard as the ship cruises, or join the optional tour along Germany’s “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg, with its turreted city wall and impressive Gothic architecture.

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 8, Saturday 13th June, 2020 – Bamberg City Tour.

Today, dock in historic Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany’s most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your walk in the medieval city center with its impressive 11th century Romanesque cathedral and gorgeous Rose Garden. After, view the very unusual City Hall built on a tiny island in the middle of the Regnitz River and Little Venice, an area of colourful fishermen’s houses. This afternoon is free to explore Bamberg independently, before setting sail this evening while you dine on board.

Overnight: River Cruise. | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 9, Sunday 14th June, 2020 – Nuremberg City Tour

Today explore Nuremberg, an energetic city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. The guided excursion visits the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and continues to the vibrant Market Square. After lunch on board the ship, the afternoon is free to further discover this wonderful city on your own. Stroll through the shops that fill the Old Town or walk along the fortified walls of Nuremberg Castle. In the late afternoon set sail for Regensburg

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RIVER CRUISE | DAY 10, Monday 15th June, 2020 – Regensburg City Tour

This morning relax on board as the ship cruises the Danube River. Arrive to Regensburg in the early afternoon, one of Germany’s largest and best preserved medieval cities, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city’s stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, Dom St. Peter and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Return to the boat or spend the afternoon at leisure discovering the delights of Regensburg on your own. Tonight, after dinner, the boat sets sail for Passau.

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday 16th June, 2020 – Morning in Passau

Dock this morning in 2500-year-old Passau, known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade. Passau is a Bavarian town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. Explore Passau on a guided walking tour in the morning, or join the optional full day tour to picturesque Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter’s Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. If you choose to remain onboard the ship, continue sailing during lunch and relax this afternoon. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and continue sailing for Melk

Overnight: River Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Wednesday 17th June, 2020 – Melk Abbey

Disembark in Melk this morning for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot’s chambers, the Kaiser’s walk and the lavish library. Then, return to the ship and continue cruising through the scenic Wachau Valley on the way to Vienna, the Imperial city legendary for its opulence and elegance. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music” at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens.

Overnight: River Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday 18th June, 2020 – Vienna City Tour

This sparkling city on the Danube has captivated travellers for years with its elegant shops, world-class museums, and beautiful gardens. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna’s main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments, the impressive Vienna Opera House or the Parliament building. On the walking part of the tour view the lavish Hofburg Palace, and finish at the majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy the afternoon at a café sampling the famous Viennese Sacher Torte, or, join the optional afternoon tour to the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the opulent baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Set sail for Budapest this evening.

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Friday 19th June, 2020 – Bratislava City Tour

This morning, enjoy the tranquil scenery as you sail along the scenic Danube. At noon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center; view St. Martin’s Cathedral, coronation site of the kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colourful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner as you sail for stunning Budapest

Overnight: River Cruise | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Saturday 20th June, 2020 – Budapest City Tour

During your morning tour of the city you will visit the Buda side with its castle district, as well as the Pest side with the Parliament, the City Park and the Heroes Square. Explore the city’s wonderful shops and cafes this afternoon on your own. Tonight, enjoy a lavish gala dinner on board.

Overnight: River Cruise Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16, Sunday 21st June, 2020 – Depart Hungary

This morning, disembark between 7 and 9:30 am

 

Price for RIVER CRUISE ONLY = $6700 per person twin share (for optional tour add $50 p/p)

(Optional) Price for RIVER CRUISE & 4 nights in HEVIZ and drop off in Zagreb = $7499 per person twin share

 

More Information

Cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

Cancellation Fees

From Deposit payment – 60 days prior to departure: Deposit
60 – 30 days prior to departure: Deposit + 10% of the tour rate
29 – 9  days prior to departure: Deposit + 25% of the tour rate
8 – 1 days  prior to departure: Deposit + 50% of the tour rate
0 and no show: 100% of the tour rate