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Cruise the Heart of Europe: Journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube

Cruise the Heart of Europe

Journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube

15 days from only €4,749pp

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises

 

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Experience more with so much included.

  • Enjoy guided tours of some of the most captivating capital cities of Europe including Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava, with free time to explore. 
  • Explore the Bavarian city of Regensburg, learning all about this historic city that was once the most north westerly point of the Roman Empire.
  • Discover Bamberg, one of Europe's prettiest towns, exploring Little Venice and the town hall that sits on an island in the middle of the river.
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Würzburg, where you'll visit the impressive Marienburg Fortress and the magnificent Residenz, a famous Baroque palace.
  • Cruise along the Rhine to Koblenz and Boppard then through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, for a guided tour of this beautiful city.
 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
14 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
15 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Sail through the breathtaking scenery along the Rhine and Danube to visit some of Europe’s most popular capital cities, stopping at the picturesque medieval towns and villages along the way. 

Experience a variety of medieval towns and imperial cities, from quintessential Bamberg to classical Vienna, and through the dramatic scenery of the Rhine Gorge. This fifteen-day river cruise takes you on a journey from Cologne in the heart of the Rhine Valley to Budapest on the banks of the Danube. 

Travelling through Germany along the Rhine, we stop in historic Koblenz and Boppard and marvel at the stunning Rhine Gorge on our way to Rüdesheim, a town famous for its Riesling wine. 

We join the Main River, stopping in Mainz, Miltenberg, Würzburg and the medieval town of Bamberg before reaching our halfway point, the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. 

From here, we pass through the Main-Danube canal to the picturesque Danube, stopping at Regensburg and Passau.

Over the next five days, we sail through Austria, stopping in Melk and Vienna, home of Strauss, where we tour the city and visit the Spanish riding school. And our journey ends in Hungary, with a guided tour of Budapest.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of sole occupancy cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • All meals on board - from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day - including welcome cocktails, the Chef's signature dinner and the Captain's dinner.
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Travel Concierge


 

Travel Concierge

Looking to add on a couple of nights pre- or post-trip? Feel like flying a day earlier or from a different airport? Or want door-to-door private transfers? Personalise your holiday with Travel Concierge.

Here's how our Travel Concierge service can help:

  • Add up to two nights before you sail in the destination your river cruises starts from
  • Add up to two nights after your cruise in the destination your river cruises ends in
  • Change your departure airport (depending on flight availability) 
  • Add a stay in an airport hotel

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Personalise Your Holiday

Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet - from €6.30 per person

Embark on a fantastical adventure into the world of automatic musical instruments. See the impressive collection of fascinating musical instruments that function like computers, ranging from tiny, delicate music boxes to an enormous orchestrion.

Visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna - from €15 per person

Enjoy a visit to the Spanish Riding School, the only institution in the world that has practised classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école for over 440 years and continues to do so. Please note: a variety of events and tours are available depending on the day of the week and season. For more information please go to www.srs.at/en/tickets-events 

Please contact us for more information.

Useful Information and transfers

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Forint
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs
  • Languages: Hungarian, German
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Hungary, Germany, Austria

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information 

Irish Citizens do not require a visa to enter Europe however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Low Locks & Bridges

Due to locks and low bridges along this stretch of river, the rear main part of the sun deck will be closed between Mainz and Passau. The other outside areas in front of the lounge, the lido bar and the lower section of the sun deck in front of the wheel house are still accessible.

Riviera Plus

Upgrade to a deluxe or superior suite, or an upper deck cabin and benefit from the luxury of Riviera Plus (subject to availability).
 
Transfer Information

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Dusseldorf Airport Cologne 1 hr
Cologne Airport 30 mins
Brussels Station 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop
Budapest Airport Budapest 45 mins

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