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Rhine, Main & Danube Discovery

Amsterdam to Vienna - Example 15 Day Cruise aboard River Princess
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Delight in this 15-day full spectrum of Europe’s culture, history, architecture, cuisine and numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites resting along the rivers of Rhine, Main and Danube. Discover Germany’s splendidly quaint villages, towns, prominent landmarks and the region’s best wine. Sail along scenic rivers and keep count of the castles jutting out of the landscapes. Sample local specialties, from crisp Rieslings to brandy spiked Rüdesheimer coffee. Visit the pastel-hued Melk Abbey, perched magnificently on a hill overlooking the river, and see its famous library. Tour the halls of some of Europe’s grandest buildings, the Würzburg Residence and the Hofburg Palace. Enjoy nothing short of a treasure trove of experiences from Amsterdam to Vienna aboard River Princess.

Select departures run in reverse (Vienna to Amsterdam)
Cruise the Rhine through CologneHistoric NurembergVisit charming BambergStop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruiseVisit the ornately decorated Melk AbbeyNight in Vienna.Explore beautiful RudesheimExplore beautiful Amsterdam
Highlights
  • Visit the pastel-hued Melk Abbey
  • Tour the Würzburg Residence and the Hofburg Palace
  • Sample local specialties, from Rieslings to Rüdesheimer coffee
  • Discover Volkach, the heart of the Franconian wine country
  • Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Amsterdam | Embark

Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Be greeted by the cruise representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Cologne

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you’ll experience the many treasures of Cologne on a stroll that will take you to the Old Town, an area rich in history and architecture, featuring 12 Romanesque churches and stunning remnants of the town’s medieval past.

In the evening, enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner. 

Day 3: Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument.

Day 4: Miltenberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The perfect German town calls for a day full of quintessential German experiences. Resting on the left bank of the Main, Miltenberg is classically quaint with its charming squares, farmland, biking and pedestrian paths, impressive castles and one of Germany’s oldest inns.

Day 5: Würzburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The opulent Würzburg Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a true sense of the region’s history through the European Renaissance. It even contains the world’s largest ceiling fresco by Tiepolo. Visit the Residence and its carefully restored gardens or get outdoors and enjoy a scenic hike around Festung Marienberg, a prominent landmark that was previously home to a long line of prince-bishops.

Day 6: Volkach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your day brings you to Volkach and the heart of the Franconian wine country. It’s a region full of overwhelming natural beauty, rooted communities, marvelous flavors and villages that have been making wine for countless generations. Explore the town and its surrounding countryside.

Day 7: Bamberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bamberg in its entirety is not only described as beautiful but has often been regarded as one of Germany’s most attractive settlements, with its ravishing architecture, intersecting canals and rivers, and charming stores and restaurants, all framed by rolling hills.

In the evening, enjoy heartily a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner.

Day 8: Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a day of leisure exploring beautiful and historic Nuremberg.

Day 9: Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The archetypal medieval German city, Nuremberg was once the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, housing many German kings in the Kaiserburg castle complex. Later, this city became the epicenter of the Nazi party. When the end of WWII left Nuremberg almost completely leveled, it was chosen to be the site of the war crimes tribunal—the Nuremberg Trials. Now, most of the city has been restored, including the old castle.

In the evening, take pleasure in a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 10: Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The nearly 2,000-year-old history of Regensburg begins with a Roman fort in 90 AD, from which Regensburg grew into the large and prosperous trade center that it became in the last few centuries of the Medieval period. This long history has been excellently preserved through Regensburg’s iconic architecture—particularly its many Gothic and Romanesque churches and Patrician houses.

Day 11: Straubing | Deggendorf | Vilshofen

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestled between Regensburg and Passau sits a town surrounded by the foothills of the Bavarian Forest, Deggendorf. Journey deep into the alluring Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany’s first national park, and discover outdoor leisure at its best. In Straubing, uncover the Bavarian town’s deep-rooted love for all things food and drink. Amid its bustling town center lined with shops, offices, pedestrian areas and restaurants serving up traditional German food and beer, is a city with a fascinating story.

Day 12: Vilshofen | Passau

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A new day brings new experiences in the “City of Three Rivers,” Passau, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers join together, at one time bringing an influx of wealth and culture into the region.

Day 13: Weissenkirchen | Melk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Start your day in the heart of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, strolling through Weissenkirchen’s idyllic wine village while sampling mouth watering apricot treats. Named for its white church that dominates the landscape, the city is flanked by vineyard-lined hills, historic houses and beautiful courtyards. The Melk Abbey is a baroque monastery and sits atop a rocky formation overlooking the Danube.

Day 14: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On this day, explore the “City of Waltzes” and dive into its vast artistic legacy with your choice of tours. The city is known for its imperial palaces, famous residents and expansive art collections. See the Musikverein, a beautiful concert hall that is home to the Vienna Philharmonic. Or discover Viennese history at the World Museum Vienna, renowned for its collection of Habsburg family treasures.

In the evening, enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner.

Day 15: Vienna | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After disembarking, you will be transferred to Vienna International Airport for your flight home.

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$6,199
River Princess Classic Cabin
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Classic
Magnificent appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Moselle Deck . Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.
River Princess Deluxe Cabin
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Deluxe
Sumptuous appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Danube Deck and Main Deck. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, back-lit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.
River Princess French Balcony Cabin
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French Balcony
Luxuriant appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers.
River Princess Suite
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Suite
Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hair dryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers. Additional special amenities and services.

Notes

Included in Cruise Fare:
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 12 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Let's Go” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 3 countries: Austria, Germany, the Netherlands
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Manager
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures
Excluded from Cruise Fare:
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $400 per person
  • Airfare, international or local
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Travel protection plan
  • Extensions or land tours 
  • Losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour
  • Any additional personal expenses
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided on board on the first day of your cruise.
 

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