Grand Cruise through the Heart of Europe to the Black Sea

Grand Cruise through the Heart of Europe to the Black Sea

29 days from only €8,689pp


Experience more with so much included

  • 22 guided tours including some of Europe’s most captivating towns and cities - Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Regensburg, Koblenz, Bamberg, Passau, Bucharest, Belgrade, Constanța and many more.

  • Cruise along the mighty Rhine to charming Boppard then through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to the quintessential wine town of Rüdesheim.

  • Marvel at the natural beauty of the Danube Delta, Europe’s largest wetlands with UNESCO status, and sail through the impressive Iron Gates Gorge.

  • Explore Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanasi, the Churches of Ivanovo, Belogradchik Rocks and Mesolithic Lepenski Vir on guided tours.

  • Enjoy a live classical quartet recital on board, a glassblowing demonstration and multiple musical performances representing the cultures of the countries we are travelling through.

At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
28 nights on board a five-star ship
28 visits & tours
Return flights & transfers
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge


Brace yourself for an epic voyage through the heart of central Europe and into the Balkans along some of its most beautiful waterways - the Rhine, Main and Danube - on our longest ever river cruise.

Our 29-day odyssey through the heart of Europe and beyond is the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. We’ll cruise through seven fascinating countries - Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, stopping to see five of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities – Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest - and many captivating riverside towns and villages along the way. Experience an enchanting mix of medieval towns and imperial cities, from the capital of classical music, Vienna, to the quintessentially German Bamberg and the quaint village of Arbanasi and everywhere in between.

From the luxurious comfort of our five-star ship, you can enjoy the sights along the riverbanks. The Rhine has enthralled writers, composers, artists and travellers for centuries, along its banks you’ll spot picturesque towns, castles and, as an extra treat, we’ll sail through the mighty Rhine Gorge. Joining the Main in Mainz, we’ll sail through the heart of quintessential medieval Germany before passing through the Main-Danube Canal. Finally, we cruise 1500 miles of the Danube’s 1770-mile length. Everyday you’ll wake up to new sights - lush vineyards, historic monasteries and elegant cities. We’ll also see the breathtaking views of the Iron Gates and Danube Delta – Europe's largest area of wetlands, the Belogradchik rock formations and the ancient Lepenski Vir archaeological site as we travel all the way to the Black Sea.

This epic adventure across the heart of Europe to the Black Sea is ideal for travellers wanting to see more of Europe than ever before. 

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 nights of your cruise in your choice of luxury cabin or suite
  • All meals on board, including welcome cocktails and the Captain’s Dinner
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (connection speeds may vary) 
  • Return scheduled flights from a selection of regional airports 
  • Airport transfers and coach travel as mentioned
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge 

Useful Info & Transfers

  • Currency: Euro (all other countries, and on board), Forint (Hungary), Lev (Bulgaria), Leu (Romania), Dinar (Serbia)
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2hr to Cologne & 2hrs 45mins from Budapest
  • Eurostar & TGV Journey Time: Approx. 2 hrs (outbound only)
  • Language: Hungarian, Slovakian, German, Serbian, Romanian, Croatian, Bulgarian
  • Time Zone: GMT+1 / +2 – Bulgaria & Romania
  • Country: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria


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 Germany or Switzerland however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/

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


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.


Arrival airport 

First ship location 

Transfer time 




Düsseldorf Cologne 1hr

Final ship location 

Departure airport 

Transfer time 



45mins - 1hr

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