From Amsterdam to Vienna, join us for a cultural cruise across Holland, along the Romantic Rhine Route all the way to the Danube. You'll discover quaint towns and fascinating sites such as Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Nuremberg or the majestic Keukenhof Gardens: 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
- Discover Holland and its traditions, the Romantic Rhine Valley and the Danube
- The Keukenhof Floral Gardens(2)
- The special atmostphere of Amsterdam
- Rüdesheim and its Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
- Romantic Heidelberg
- Miltenberg, the pearl of the Main River
- A fascinating trip through time in Wurzburg
- Rothenburg, authentic medieval town
- Nuremberg, through historic Germany
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
This morning, 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). Our ship will cruise to Nijmegen through the night.
Day 3: Nijmegen - Krefeld(3)
We'll reach Nijmegen early this morning. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum(4). DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park(4). We'll spend this afternoon sailing towards Krefeld, reaching it in the night.
Day 4: Krefeld - Cologne - Koenigswinter
This morning will be spent cruising towards Cologne. Enjoy some free time or discover the old town of this ancient Roman city, do not miss out on the cathedral whose completion took five centuries. We'll continue sailing towards Koenigswinter. The evening is free to do as you please.
Day 5: Koenigswinter - Rudesheim
As our ship cruises through the beautiful Romantic Rhine Valley, sit back and admire the castles, historic towns, vineyards and of course the landscapes surrounding the famous Lorelei Rock, a legend which continues to inspire numerous writers, painters and composers alike. We'll reach Rüdesheim at the end of the afternoon. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time or join us on an excursion for both packages: Depart by tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar*, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Tonight, take advantage of some free time to amble down the Drosselgasse, famous for its bands and cafes.
Day 6: Rudesheim - Speyer Or Mannheim
Our ship will cruise to Mannheim during the morning. This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. We'll cruise through the night to Strasbourg.
Day 7: Strasbourg
Enjoy time and lunch on your own in Strasbourg today. Take advantage of this time to take in the charming sites and discover its unique cathedral as well as the quaint Petite France district and its canals. You can also choose to go shopping or visit some of the museums such as the Alsatian Museum, the Tomi Ungerer Museum or the Historical Museum (entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included). We'll cruise to Mainz and enjoy dinner on board tonight.
Day 8: Mainz - Frankfurt
We'll reach Mainz in the morning. This city lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present. We'll tour the city with our hostess before sailing on towards Frankfurt. This afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: A sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, largest financial center in continental Europe, and ascent of the Main Tower. We'll return on board and cruise towards Miltenberg.
Day 9: Miltenberg - Wertheim
We'll stop over in Miltenberg early in the morning for some free time to visit this peaceful town. We'll then cruise to Wertheim. Upon arrival, enjoy some more free time to explore this charming medieval town on your own before returning to the ship.
Day 10: Wertheim - Wurzburg
We'll sail to Karlstadt. Upon arrival, join us on an excursion for both packages: visit Würzburg and the Residenz, former residence of the prince-bishops. We'll return on board in Würzburg and start sailing towards Schweinfurt. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
Day 11: Schweinfurt - Rothenburg - Bamberg
We'll reach Schweinfurt early this morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river - its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and workshops. It is one of the most beautiful towns on the historic Romantic Road. We'll return on board afterwards and sail on towards Bamberg while enjoying onboard entertainment.
Day 12: Bamberg - Nuremberg - Muhlhausen
Our ship will sail on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal towards Nuremberg. Upon arrival, join us on an excursion for both packages: guided tour of Nuremberg, a melting pot of cultural highlights, and tasting of its famous gingerbread. This old town and market place are surrounded with Gothic-style buildings and half-timbered houses. We'll return on board and sail towards Muhlhausen. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Day 13: Muhlhausen - Regensburg
We'll cruise towards Kelheim. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Regensburg, the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and a major industrial hub for giant firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic center is seeping with two centuries of history. We'll return to the ship in Regensburg. Enjoy an evening of entertainment as we sail through the night to Passau.
Day 14: Regensburg - Passau
Upon reaching Passau, enjoy time on your own or join our hostess for a discovery tour of the town. Afterwards, we'll return on board and sail on to Vienna. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will continue cruising through the night.
Day 15: Passau - Vienna
We'll reach Vienna early this morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Your cruise from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D7) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - the assistance of our onboard host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - prepaid classic sightseeing package.
Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - visits, guides and entrances fees in Strasbourg on D7 - lunch on D7 - personal expenses.
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