From Amsterdam to Tulcea, the Rhine and the Danube unveil their treasures. From the world's largest flower garden in Holland to the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, we'll sail through France, Germany, Austria and Hungary: enjoy a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.
THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE
- All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
- Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
- Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
- Headsets are included for excursions
- Official welcome from the captain and crew
- Onboard activities
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees included
- Prepaid Classic Sightseeing package
- Cruise along the majestic Rhine and the Danube
- Explore unique flavors and traditions
- The distinctive architecture of Amsterdam by bus or by bike
- Delightful scents and springtime colours at the Keukenhof floral gardens(2)
- Bike ride through the stunning De Hoge Veluwe National Park(4)
- Charming Rüdesheim and its Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
- Heidelberg, typical German town
- Frankfurt and its impressive Main Tower
- Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
- Vienna and the heritage of the House of Habsburg
- Budapest, 2,000 years of history
- Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad
- Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
- Bucharest, the surprising Romanian capital
- The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
Day 1: Amsterdam
Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Amsterdam at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night.
Day 2: Amsterdam
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam in the historic heart of this beautiful capital city. DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(2). Outside the opening dates of the park, excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please. Our ship will cruise to Nijmegen through the night.
Day 3: Nijmegen - Krefeld(3)
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum(4). DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park(4). This afternoon will be spent cruising.
Day 4: Krefeld - Cologne - Koenigswinter
The morning will be spent cruising. The afternoon is free to do as you please, or take a tour of the old sections of Cologne. We'll continue cruising towards Koenigswinter. Free time in the evening.
Day 5: Koenigswinter - Rudesheim
Our ship will cruise during the morning. When we arrive in Rüdesheim, join us on an excursion for both packages: Depart by tourist train and visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Free evening in the Drosselgasse, famous for its numerous cafes and bands.
Day 6: Rudesheim - Mannheim
Our ship will cruise during the morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night towards Strasbourg.
Day 7: Strasbourg
After buffet breakfast on board, enjoy time at leisure today to explore Strasbourg at your own pace (lunch not included). We'll board again at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Our ship will set sail towards Mainz.
Day 8: Mainz - Frankfurt
We'll arrive in Mainz early morning. The birthplace of Gutenberg, Mainz is a perfect blend of past and present with its thousand-year-old cathedral. We'll tour the city with our hostess before we sail on towards Frankfurt. The afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, a major business hub. DISCOVERY: Frankfurt "Mainhattan” and the Main Tower: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower. We'll return on board and cruise on towards Miltenberg.
Day 9: Miltenberg - Wertheim
We'll stop off in Miltenberg early this morning. Join us to discover this peaceful town with its market place lined with half-timbered houses, its fine main street, hotel Reisen and old Town Hall. We'll have lunch on board before continuing on to Wertheim. Enjoy some free time to discover the town on your own before returning to the ship for dinner.
Day 10: Wertheim - Wurzburg - Kitzingen
We'll cruise towards Karlstadt. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Wurzburg on the right bank of the Main, which is famous for its baroque palace, former residence of the prince-bishops. We'll return on board in Wurzburg and cruise to Kitzingen. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 11: Kitzingen - Rothenburg(1) - Bamberg
Early this morning we'll start cruising along the Main to reach Schweinfurt. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river, with its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and craftsmen's workshops. It is indeed one of the most beautiful towns on the Romantic Road. We'll return on board in Schweinfurt and continue on to Bamberg.
Day 12: Bamberg - Nuremberg - Muhlhausen
This morning will be spent cruising on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, which was opened on 25th September 1992. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Nuremberg. During our tour, we'll stop and taste one of the local specialties, Lebkuchen, the city's famous gingerbread. We'll return to the ship during the afternoon and sail on to reach Mühlhausen in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 13: Muhlhausen - Regensburg
Day 13: Muhlhausen - RegensburgThis morning will be spent cruising to Kelheim. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Regensburg and ascent of the Walhalla temple. We'll return on board in Regensburg.
Day 14: Regensburg - Passau
This morning will be spent cruising towards Passau. Enjoy some free time to visit the town on your own. Its baroque buildings and narrow romantic streets are unforgettable. We'll return to the ship and sail on through the attractive region of Engelhartszell. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 15: Passau - Melk - Vienna
The morning will be spent cruising towards Melk. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Melk Abbey. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube, it is the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. We'll return to the ship and sail on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time to explore this picturesque village. We'll return on board in the afternoon before sailing on to Vienna. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the illuminated sights of the city by night.
Day 16: Vienna - Esztergom
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Visit to the palace of Schöbrunn with its magnificent park. DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall(5). Enjoy a free afternoon to tour this magnificent city on your own or join us on an optional excursion (not included in the packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We'll then cruise towards Esztergom. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
Day 17: Esztergom - Budapest
Enjoy some free time to visit Esztergom on your own, the former capital of Hungary, under the reign of the Arpad kings. Today, it is still a prominent town and the seat of the Hungarian archbishops. We'll set sail once again towards Budapest Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Budapest "by night".
Day 18: Budapest
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest. DISCOVERY: Explore Budapest by bike. We'll return to the ship. This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us on an optional excursion (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert baths and spa. After dinner, enjoy a free evening or join us on an excursion for both packages: traditional folk evening in Budapest.
Day 19: Budapest
Enjoy buffet breakfast on board before disembarking. Take advantage of this day to discover Budapest on your own (lunch not included). We'll board again at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner and an evening of onboard entertainment. Our ship will cruise to Mohács through the night.
Day 20: Mohacs - Osijek
We'll sail towards Osijek in the early morning. To help get your blood moving, join us for an aerobics class and onboard entertainment. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Osijek. DISCOVERY: Osijek by bike. Afterwards, we'll continue cruising towards Novi Sad. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 21: Novi Sad - Belgrade
Join us for an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial centre of the Serbian economy and a major cultural centre. We'll then drive to Sremski Karlovci for a visit. Afterwards, our ship will cruise to Belgrade. Join us this afternoon for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade. DISCOVERY: Belgrade by bike. Enjoy an evening of dancing on board. Our ship will cruise through the night.
Day 22: The Iron Gates
The whole day will be spent cruising. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. We'll cruise throughout the night.
Day 23: Ruse
We'll arrive in Ruse in the early morning and spend the day on an excursion for both packages: Discover Veliko Tarnovo, famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, and Arbanassi (lunch included).
Day 24: Ruse - Oltenita
This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover Ruse with its wide avenues, large squares and gorgeous monuments bearing testament to national Renaissance architecture. We'll then begin to cruise to Giurgiu. Join us this afternoon on an excursion for both packages: Bucharest and a visit to the Village Museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life. We'll then cruise to Cernavoda/Fetesti. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. We'll cruise throughout the night.
Day 25: Cernavoda / Fetesti - Sulina
After our arrival in Cernavoda/Fetesti, we'll leave on a full-day excursion for both packages: Discover Constanta (lunch included) and tasting of local wines*. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 26: Sulina - Crisan - Tulcea
We'll arrive in Sulina, at the mouth of the Danube River, heading on to Crisan. Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: The Danube Delta, its fauna and flora. DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat. We'll return on board and cruise towards Tulcea, reaching it in the early evening. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional Romanian entertainment on board.
Day 27: Tulcea
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
* Flight to Strasbourg or Paris available at a supplement
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D7 and D19) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - prepaid classic sightseeing package
Lunch on D7 and D19 - drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses
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