European Jewels Budapest Danube River at dusk

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 OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike
Choose a panoramic tour of Budapest, a walking tour that features a popular market and public garden, or to see the sights by bicycle with an expert guide. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 – Cruising the Danube River

Enjoy a leisurely day onboard with scenic cruising through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria.

Day 4 – Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour
Explore Vienna’s rich history with a city tour that ventures inside a magnificent palace, or see the Gustav Klimt art 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
After scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley, take a village stroll, taste apricot-infused delicacies and hike to a vineyard wine tasting. Or, opt for an excursion to Melk’s ninth-century abbey.

Day 6 – Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube River
The accessible city of Passau has a charming Old Town to explore on a guided walk, or you can choose to take a guided bike ride along the Danube.

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
Choose your own adventure—a walking discovery tour of a well-preserved medieval town, a visit to a farm or a look at state-of-the-art German engineering. 


Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi museum instead.

Day 8 – Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Nuremberg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit
Cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg, where you can take either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. 


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

Day 9 – Bamberg, cruising the Main River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day” farm and village visit
Explore Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—or experience farm life in the German countryside.

Day 10 – Würzburg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Würzburg Residenz visit
Visit the exquisite Würzburg Residenz, a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture.

Day 11 – Miltenberg (Wertheim)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Wertheim walking discovery tour with exclusive Franconian pretzel-making demonstration and wine tasting at a private wine estate
After a stroll through Wertheim’s historic center, head to a boutique wine estate for a private wine tasting and pretzel-making demonstration.

Day 12 – Frankfurt (Heidelberg or Frankfurt)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day Heidelberg visit OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour
Discover the university town of Heidelberg and its romantic castle ruins, or see Frankfurt on foot with a local expert. 


Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour.

Day 13 – Rüdesheim, cruising the romantic Rhine River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument OR Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
Take a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards or experience a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Later, cruise the Upper Middle Rhine, famous for its castles and dramatic scenery.

Day 14 – Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking discovery tour with Cologne Cathedral visit
Make your way through Cologne’s Old Town to the city’s UNESCO-designated Gothic cathedral. In the evening, enjoy a 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 (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 – Cologne

FEATURED EXCURSION: Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral visit
Make your way through Cologne’s Old Town to the city’s UNESCO-designated Gothic cathedral. In the evening, enjoy a 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 3 – Cruising the romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of gondola ride to the Niederwald Monument OR Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
Take a cable car ride over Rheingau vineyards or experience a unique collection of self-playing musical instruments. Later, cruise the Upper Middle Rhine, famous for its castles and dramatic scenery

Day 4 – Frankfurt (Heidelberg or Frankfurt)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full-day Heidelberg visit* OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Frankfurt walking tour
Discover the university town of Heidelberg and its romantic castle ruins, or see Frankfurt on foot with a local expert. 


*Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day Heidelberg tour.

Day 5 – Wertheim

FEATURED EXCURSION: Wertheim walking discovery tour with exclusive Franconian pretzel-making demonstration and wine tasting at a private wine estate
After a stroll through Wertheim’s historic center, head to a boutique wine estate for a private wine tasting and pretzel-making demonstration.

Day 6 – Würzburg

FEATURED EXCURSION: Würzburg Residenz visit
Venture ashore to the exquisite Würzburg Residence, a treasure trove of baroque art and architecture.

Day 7 – Crusing the Main River

Day 8 – Bamberg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour OR exclusive Franconian “Village Day” farm and village visit
Explore Bamberg—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—or experience farm life in the German countryside.

Day 9 – Nuremberg, cruising the Main-Danube Canal

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit
Cruise through the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg, where you can take either a city tour or a tour focusing on significant WWII sites. 


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

Day 10 – Kehlheim, Regensburg

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
Choose your own adventure—a walking discovery tour of a well-preserved medieval town, a visit to a farm or a look at state-of-the-art German engineering. 


Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi museum instead.

Day 11 – Passau, cruising the Danube River

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube River
The accessible city of Passau has a charming Old Town to explore on a guided walk, or you can choose to take a guided bike ride along the Danube.

Day 12 – 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
After scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley, take a village stroll, taste apricot-infused delicacies and hike to a vineyard wine tasting. Or, opt for an excursion to Melk’s ninth-century abbey.

Day 13 – Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour
Explore Vienna’s rich history with a city tour that ventures inside a magnificent palace, or see the Gustav Klimt art exhibit at the Belvedere.

Day 14 – Budapest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest by bike
Choose a panoramic tour of Budapest, a walking tour that features a popular market and public garden, or to see the sights by bicycle with an expert guide. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 15 – 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 . (CB/BB)