Bridge Heidelberg Germany

Day 1: Budapest (embark)

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

Day 2: Budapest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Savor the beauty of Budapest in one of two ways today: a panoramic tour showcasing Castle Hill and other key highlights, or a walking tour that lets you experience the city from a local's perspective. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3: Cruising the Danube River

Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic cruising.

Day 4: Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

Get acquainted with Vienna’s treasure trove of imperial gems on a city tour with a visit to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. If you prefer to experience the city’s artistic gems, join an art tour, featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere.

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

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit

Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit the Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.

Day 6: Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

A “trifecta” of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Bavarian river bike ride

Discover Passau with a variety of choices, either on an intimate walking tour, panoramic city tour or via a “Go Active” choice with a ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube and into the heart of Passau.

Day 7: Regensburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit OR BMW factory visit OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bird’s-eye view of Regensburg

Discover Germany’s best-preserved medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we’ll visit the Audi factory. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you’ll see the Audi museum.

Day 8: Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR WWII historical tour with Documentation Center

Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. Note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.

Day 9: Bamberg, cruising the Main River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day”

City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian village outing.

Day 10: Würzburg (Rothenburg)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Würzburg Residence visit OR Rothenburg and Weikersheim village & castle tour

Art lovers will want to visit the Würzburg Residence, and fairytale lovers will want to go to Rothenburg and Weikersheim, where you’ll visit a grand palace.

Day 11: Wertheim

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate

Stroll through Wertheim’s historic center and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker.

Day 12: Frankfurt

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Frankfurt city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour

Get an overview of modern-day Frankfurt as well as its charming Old Town, or experience Frankfurt as a local.

Day 13: Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

FEATURED EXCURSION:

Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument

Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards. Later, cruise through the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine.

Day 14: Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Cologne walking tour with choice of cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting or Museum Ludwig

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the 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

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh museum and choice of Amsterdam by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

Delve into the glories of Amsterdam’s golden age: the doors to the Van Gogh museum open early just for you and your fellow passengers, and an art expert guides you through this remarkable collection (The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers are just two of its highlights), followed by one of two ways to experience the historic city. You may cruise the 400-year-old canals or stroll through the medieval Begijnhof, home to Amsterdam’s oldest wood houses, and visit the elegant 17th-century Van Loon mansion.

Day 16: Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

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

Day 1: Amsterdam (embark)

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Amsterdam

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Van Gogh museum and choice of Amsterdam by canal OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

Delve into the glories of Amsterdam’s golden age: the doors to the Van Gogh museum open early just for you and your fellow passengers, and an art expert guides you through this remarkable collection (The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers are just two of its highlights), followed by one of two ways to experience the historic city. You may cruise the 400-year-old canals or stroll through the medieval Begijnhof, home to Amsterdam’s oldest wood houses, and visit the elegant 17th-century Van Loon mansion.

Day 3: Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Cologne walking tour with choice of cathedral OR Kölsch beer tasting OR Museum Ludwig

You have an array of choices for how you wish to experience Cologne’s many treasures. Those interested in history and architecture will want to stroll with a local expert through Old Town to the city’s iconic UNESCO Gothic Cologne Cathedral. For beer connoisseurs, you’ll wish to visit a brewery to taste the traditional local brew of the city, Kölsch. And for lovers of art, you won’t want to miss one of the most important contemporary museums in Europe, Museum Ludwig. Cap the day off at the 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 4: Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

FEATURED EXCURSION:

Gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument

Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards. Later, cruise through the UNESCO-designated Upper Middle Rhine.

Day 5: Frankfurt

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Frankfurt city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour

Get an overview of modern-day Frankfurt as well as its charming Old Town, or experience Frankfurt as a local.

Day 6: Wertheim

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate

Stroll through Wertheim’s historic center and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker.

Day 7: Würzburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Würzburg Residence visit

Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Würzburg Residence.

Day 8: Cruising the Main River, Kitzingen (Rothenburg)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Rothenburg and Weikersheim village & castle tour

Fairytale lovers will enjoy an excursion to Rothenburg and Weikersheim, where you’ll visit a grand palace.

Day 9: Bamberg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Bamburg walking discovery tour OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day”

City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian village outing.

Day 10: Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR WWII historical tour with Documentation Center

Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. Note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.

Day 11: Kehlheim, Regensburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR “From Hops Field to Beer Stein” farm visit OR BMW factory visit OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bird’s-eye view of Regensburg

Discover Germany’s best-preserved medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; or tour the state-of-the-art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we’ll visit the Audi factory. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you’ll see the Audi museum.

Day 12: Passau, cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

A “trifecta” of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Bavarian river bike ride

Discover Passau with a variety of choices, either on an intimate walking tour, panoramic city tour or via a “Go Active” choice with a ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube and into the heart of Passau.

Day 13: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike with wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit

Cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit the Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.

Day 14: Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

Get acquainted with Vienna’s treasure trove of imperial gems on a city tour with a visit to Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace. If you prefer to experience the city’s artistic gems, join an art tour, featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere.

Day 15: Budapest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Choose one of three ways to savor the beauty of Budapest: a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including Castle Hill; do as the locals do; or on an active exploration with biking on a “Green Budapest” tour. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 16: Budapest, (disembark), transfer to the airport

Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in charming Budapest.