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Experience a unique trans-European crossing on the Rhine, Main, and the Danube! This voyage offers you the opportunity to combine two cruise programs from Amsterdam to Strasbourg and from Strasbourg to Budapest in one 19-day trip to discover cities and fabulous sites in the Netherlands, Alsace and Hungary, including Germany and Austria. An opportunity not to be missed!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 3 : Amsterdam | Nijmegen, Netherlands | Krefeld, Germany
Day 4 : Krefeld | Cologne | Königswinter, Germany
Day 5 : Königswinter | Rüdesheim, Germany
Day 6 : Rüdesheim | Speyer or Mannheim, Germany
Day 7 : Strasbourg, France
Day 8 : Mainz | Frankfurt, Germany
Day 9 : Miltenberg | Wertheim, Germany
Day 10 : Wertheim | Würzburg | Kitzingen, Germany
Day 11 : Kitzingen | Rothenburg | Bamberg, Germany
Day 12 : Bamberg | Nuremberg | Mühlhausen, Germany
Day 13 : Mühlhausen | Regensburg, Germany
Day 14 : Regensburg | Passau, Germany
Day 15 : Passau, Germany | Melk | Vienna, Austria
Day 16 : Vienna, Austria | Esztergom, Hungary
Day 17 : Esztergom | Budapest, Hungary
Day 18 : Budapest, Hungary
Day 19 : Budapest, Hungary | Disembark

Highlights

  • Experience a combination of flavors, art and traditions in one cruise
  • Tour to the Romantic Rhine Valley and the Lorelei Rock
  • Explore from picturesque medieval to an imposing imperial and royal capital
  • Visit Rüdesheim and the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

Ship

MS Victor Hugo

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the inspiring Amsterdam Cologne, Germany View of Strasbourg city Passau at sunset, Germany Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape

Day 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into the cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail and meet the crews. After the dinner, tonight, join an excursion for both packages: Canal boat tour of the city.

Day 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, the proposed excursions are:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam.

In the afternoon, join the excursions and visit the Keukenhof Gardens.

You'll have a free evening. Then, sail to Nijmegen through the night.

Day 3 Amsterdam | Nijmegen, Netherlands | Krefeld, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The proposed excursions are:
CLASSIC: Visit the Kröller Müller museum.
DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Afterward, you have to return on board and continue cruising. Reach the Krefeld in the evening.

Day 4 Krefeld | Cologne | Königswinter, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, the ship sails to Cologne, Germany. And in the afternoon, discover the old town in the company of the hostess. The cruise continues to Königswinter. You can enjoy the evening freely. 

Day 5 Königswinter | Rüdesheim, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning is spent cruising. Upon arrival in Rüdesheim, enjoy some time on your own or join a tour to Rüdesheim on board a tourist train and visit the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Enjoy a free evening in the lively Drosselgasse, world-famous for its open-air restaurants and beer taverns.

Day 6 Rüdesheim | Speyer or Mannheim, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, the ship sails to Mannheim. Upon arrival, join a visit to Heidelberg. Then, you have to return on board and enjoy a gala dinner while cruising towards Strasbourg. The ship sails through the night.  

Day 7 Strasbourg, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the breakfast on board before disembarking in Strasbourg. You can enjoy the whole day on your own. Then, board the ship at 6:00 p.m. Eat your dinner and spend the night on board.

Day 8 Mainz | Frankfurt, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Upon arrival in Mainz, set out for a tour of the town with the hostess. Afterward, the ship cruises to Frankfurt. This afternoon, the proposed excursions are:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Frankfurt.
DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.

Afterward, you have to return on board and start cruising towards Miltenberg.

Day 9 Miltenberg | Wertheim, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning, the ship reaches the Miltenberg.  Take some time to explore the town with the hostess. Afterward, cruise to Wertheim, a city located at the confluence of the Tauber and Main rivers. Upon arrival, feel free to discover Wertheim on your own.

Day 10 Wertheim | Würzburg | Kitzingen, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a cruise towards Karlstadt and join a tour to Würzburg. Afterward, you have to return on board and start cruising to Kitzingen. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 11 Kitzingen | Rothenburg | Bamberg, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a cruise towards Schweinfurt. Join an excursion on a guided tour of Rothenburg. Afterward, you have to return on board in Schweinfurt and start cruising to Bamberg.

Day 12 Bamberg | Nuremberg | Mühlhausen, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal all the way to Nuremberg. Join a guided tour of the city complete with a tasting of a famous local specialty - the Nuremberg gingerbread. Afterward, you have to return on board and start cruising to Muhlhausen. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 13 Mühlhausen | Regensburg, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a cruise towards to Kelheim and set out on a guided tour of Regensburg, a major reference in terms of culture and medieval art. Afterward, you have to return on board.  

Day 14 Regensburg | Passau, Germany

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Upon reaching Passau, take some time to explore the town’s baroque architecture and romantic streets with our hostess. Afterward, you have to return on board and start cruising towards the beautiful region of Engelhartszell. Enjoy an evening on entertainment.

Day 15 Passau, Germany | Melk | Vienna, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a visit to Melk Abbey, the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. Afterward, you have to return on board and start sailing towards Durnstein. Upon arrival, feel free to discover this picturesque village on your own. Then, return on board and set sail towards Vienna. Join a guided tour of Vienna by night.

Day 16 Vienna, Austria | Esztergom, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, the proposed excursions are :
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace and part of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living - music and Viennese cafés. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall.

In the afternoon, enjoy some free time or join an optional (not included in the packages) excursion: Horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring Road. Afterward, start sailing towards Esztergom, passing Bratislava on the way. Enjoy a gala dinner and evening.

Day 17 Esztergom | Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit and explore the Esztergom at your own pace. The town is full of treasures with its neo-classic basilica and former Royal Palace. Afterward, the ship cruise towards Budapest. Tonight, join a guided tour of the city by night.

Day 18 Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, the proposed excursions are:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike.

Enjoy some free time this afternoon or join us on an optional (not included in the packages) excursion: Visit the Gellert Baths and Spa. Afterward, you have to return on board. Tonight, join a traditional folk evening in Budapest.

Day 19 Budapest, Hungary | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking.

MS Victor Hugo

Per person starting at
$5,408
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Main Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 3 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (18 twins, 2 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

This offer includes
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - all onboard entertainment - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinners - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

This offer does not include
Lunch on D7 - drinks from our special lists, drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Requirements
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Mentions
For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.

(1) Except on Mondays: optional visit of the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem.

(2) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Krefeld could be replaced by a stopover in Duisburg.

(3) In 2020, the Keukenhof Gardens will be open from March 26th to May 17th.

(4) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.Valid information for year 2020
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