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  • Summary

    2000 kilometres across Europe, from Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube" to Amsterdam at the North Sea, a journey along Europe's most important waterways (the Dutch canals and the rivers Rhine, Main and Danube).

    Its highlights are passing through the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, touring important and famous cities (Amsterdam, Cologne, Würzburg, Bamberg, Regensburg, Salzburg, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest), distinctive landscapes such as the Loreley stretch of the Rhine with its wealth of mythological associations, the wildly romantic Altmühltal valley, the Schlögener loops below Passau, the picturesque Wachau district, the "knee" of the Danube at Visegrad and seeing round imposing buildings on the river banks, such as the Benedictine abbey of Melk at the start of the Wachau and the cathedral of Esztergom high above the Danube. All this encompasses much of the art and culture that bears witness to thousands of years of European history.

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    INCLUDED FEATURES

    • Quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions are free flowing and complimentary with every dinner on board
    • Superb dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee & tea, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama - Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
    • Infotainment system in every cabin as well as flat screen TVs, in-cabin safe, individual climate control
    • 24 hour coffee station
    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner and crew show
    • Daily music performances by our on-board musicians
    • Included features as specified in the itineraries (incl.)
    • English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking allowed only on the Sun Deck)
    • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise
    • 14 - night cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom and all port taxes included
    • On-board amenities including a fitness room, massage room, beauty salon, souvenir shop and Lido-Bar on the sun deck

    Premia Plus Features

    • Dutch Folklore show on board included
    • Expert lecture on the history of the canal linking the Rhine, the Main and the Danube
    • Bavarian evening with entertaining live music on board
    • Lecture on Vienna’s coffee house tradition – including how to make Apfelstrudel
    • Evening cruise in Budapest with Hungarian folklore program on board
    • Complimentary bicycles on board
    • Wireless PREMIA - Audio - Guide for all excursions
    • Austrian hospitality and excellent service on board
    • Sustainable travel with the PREMIA fleet: Our fleet been awarded the ecological
    • “Green Globe” seal for the measures it takes on board to use scarce resources in sparing and sustainable ways

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  • Itinerary

    Included Features:

    • Quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions are free flowing and complimentary with every dinner on board
    • Superb dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee & tea, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama - Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
    • Infotainment system in every cabin as well as flat screen TVs, in-cabin safe, individual climate control
    • 24 hour coffee station
    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner and crew show
    • Daily music performances by our on-board musicians
    • Included features as specified in the itineraries (incl.)
    • English language on board in a non-
      smoking environment (smoking allowed only on the Sun Deck)
    • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise
    • 14 - night cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom and all port taxes included
    • On-board amenities including a fitness room, massage room, beauty salon, souvenir shop and Lido-Bar on the sun deck

    Restaurant Service

    Aggstein Ruins Wachau

    Pax Photo Budapest

    Pax Relaxing

    Premia Plus

    • Dutch Folklore show on board included
    • Expert lecture on the history of the canal linking the Rhine, the Main and the Danube
    • Bavarian evening with entertaining live music on board
    • Lecture on Vienna’s coffee house tradition – including how to make Apfelstrudel
    • Evening cruise in Budapest with Hungarian folklore program on board
    • Complimentary bicycles on board
    • Wireless PREMIA - Audio - Guide for all excursions
    • When booking our excursion packages in advance you can safe 25% on the single excursions.
    • Austrian hospitality and excellent service on board
    • Sustainable travel with the PREMIA fleet: Our fleet been awarded the ecological
      “Green Globe” seal for the measures it takes on board to use scarce resources in sparing and sustainable ways

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    Daily Programme Budapest - Amsterdam

    Day 1

    You embark in the Hungarian capital Budapest in the late afternoon. There’ll be a welcome cocktail party before dinner is served on board, after which the ship plies up and down, passing the magnificently floodlit buildings on both sides of the river and going under the illuminated chain bridge. A lively gypsy band will add to the local atmosphere later on. The ship remains moored overnight in Budapest.

    Dinner

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    Day 2

    Budapest is a city made up of two parts: Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. Buda, with its cobbled streets and medieval architecture, is the older and more graceful part while Pest, with its wide avenues and impressive 19th - century public buildings, is the administrative and commercial centre. East meets West in this fascinating city, which has an amazing variety of shops and restaurants. This morning there’ll be a city sightseeing tour (included - $42 value), while in the afternoon you can visit Szentendre (included – $42 value). Szentendre began to be frequented by artists in 1926. Its main little square, the Foetér, surrounded by impressive rococo and Baroque buildings, is well worth seeing. There’s also the “Szabo”, a marzipan museum, and the Margit Kovács museum, which is one of Hungary’s most visited museums. The ship leaves Budapest later in the day.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 3

    This morning we arrive at the capital of the Republicof Slovakia, Bratislava, which celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1991. We will pass below the colossal new ‘SNP’ suspension bridge across the Danube, and then have a sightseeing tour (included - $42 value). The city’s attractive old quarter has maintained its gothic - baroque style. We pass St. Martin's cathedral and the Grassalkovich Palace and drive up to the hill from which there are stunning views of the city and surrounding areas. We then walk through the historic centre, past St. Martin’s cathedral, many palaces, and the Michael gate. At midday the vessel departs for Vienna, where it docks in the evening. After dinner you can join the “Vienna at night” (included - $50 value) excursion, on which you drive through the Wienerwald up to the Kahlenberg, Vienna’s best viewpoint, with a view of the city over vineyards. Then a drive through the traditional wine village Grinzing takes you to oldest champagne cellars in Austria. On a tour through the 300 year old basement of Schlumberger world you will learn interesting details about the "Traditional Method", that came from the region Champagne to Vienna.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 4

    Here we are in wonderful Vienna - home of the waltz, coffee houses, the Prater park and one of the world's finest opera houses. Our Vienna sightseeing tour (included - $42 value) provides you with an overall impression of the city’s most important sights, taking you along the Ringstrasse, into the Schwarzenbergplatz, passing by the Karlskirche and Vienna’s stunning opera house. Later you also see the famous Hundertwasser apartment block, part of Vienna’s unusual modern architecture, with time available to visit the building or to shop for souvenirs. Last stop is at the city’s famous St. Stephan’s cathedral, where there will be time to see round inside. The coach then drives back to the vessel along the Danube canal. In the afternoon you can take an optional excursion to the Schoenbrunn castle (included - $62 value), one of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings. After dinner you could attend a music performance called “The Sound of Vienna” (Optional € 47) (subject to availability) where the Salonorchester „Alt Wien“, one of the famous interpreters of classical music, sparks off a unique firework of the most beautiful on its highest level. The vessel leaves Vienna after midnight.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 5

    This morning is at leisure, seeing the lovely scenery of the Wachau district from the sundeck. The ship moors in Melk / Emmersdorf at midday. There’ll then be an interesting coach excursion through the Wachau (included - $69 value), driving first to Dürnstein, one of the best - known wine villages in the Wachau and set in a glorious position. Then you drive through the district’s picturesque scenery to the 900 - year old Benedictine abbey of Melk. In the course of a guided tour you see the bishops’ rooms, the Emperor’s gallery, the marble hall, the altars and the library. Sometimes there will also be a short organ recital in the abbey church. At the end of the tour we invite you to have a glass of wine at a local restaurant. After dinner the vessel continues upstream to Linz.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 6

    In the morning the ship ties up in Linz, Austria’s third - largest city. Comparatively few river cruise ships visit Linz, despite interesting features dating from when it was the country’s cultural capital. There’ll be a city walk (included - $22 value) where you can admire the most important sights of Linz. Alternatively you can visit Salzburg, the city where Mozart was born, by taking an excursion (Optional € 87) starting here in Linz and ending in the Bavarian city of Passau. The old quarter of Salzburg, with its world famous Baroque architecture, is one of the best - preserved city centres north of the Alps and was adopted by UNESCO on its World Cultural Heritage list in 1997. In the afternoon the vessels reaches Passau, Bavaria’s most eastern city, where those on the Salzburg excursion rejoin the vessel. Passau’s impressive Baroque cathedral houses the largest church organ in the world (with 17,388 pipes and 231 registers) and most of its main sights are very close to the Danube. If you have not taken the excursion to Salzburg you’ll have time to explore Passau on your own or join a walking tour (included - $22 value) to see the highlights with a local guide. The vessel will leave Passau in the evening and spend the night cruising upstream through Bavaria towards Regensburg.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 7

    During the morning we arrive at Regensburg, one of Germany’s best -preserved medieval cities. Our sightseeing tour (Optional € 15) will show you some of the city’s many impressive architectural and historical highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria. After lunch you can take an exciting optional boat trip when you join our excursion to Weltenburg Abbey (included - $65 value).The gorge is beautiful and the monastery, founded by Irish or Scottish monks in about 620 AD, is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. After a short tour of the abbey church you can sample some famous dark Weltenburg beer, which is brewed here in the oldest abbey brewery in the world. Those who have taken this excursion then rejoin the vessel in Kelheim, from which it casts off during dinner.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Regensburg @ Night

    Day 8

    In the very early morning you arrive in Nuremberg. Enjoy a sightseeing tour (included - $43 value) of this historic city. See the fairytale 900 - Year - old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. This tour shows you the city’s major sights, from its medieval origins to the present. In the afternoon there’ll be an optional excursion (Optional € 31) to the sites, to the southeast of Nuremberg, where Nazi party rallies were held from 1933 until 1938. The remains of the buildings with their immense proportions stand to this day as a vivid testimony to the megalomania of the National Socialist regime. The ship will continue from Nuremberg in the evening.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 9

    We cruise north along the Main – Danube - Canal to Bamberg, where we arrive in the morning. Bamberg is one of the best - preserved medieval cities in Germany. Its very large number of historic buildings (2,300 of them) has brought it on to the UNESCO World Heritage register. These include the Gothic cathedral, the old and new episcopal palaces and the old town hall, which is a quaint half - timbered structure on an island in the river Regnitz. A guided walking tour (Optional € 23) of Bamberg is available. The ship leaves Bamberg after lunch and starts cruising up the Main. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 10

    This morning you reach the historic city of Würzburg. Würzburg was an important city in the Middle Ages but owes its present appearance to the prince - bishops of the Schönborn family, who built many wonderful Baroque buildings in the 17th and 18th centuries. There’ll be a sightseeing tour (included - $62 value) of the city and the fabulous Rezidenz palace that ending with a wine tasting at a well – known vineyard. In the afternoon you could take an excursion (Optional € 30) to Rothenburg, a town justly famous for its well - preserved medieval quarter and, of course, for its Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas store. After this evening’s dinner on board, local musicians will entertain you in the Panoramabar while the ship leaves Würzburg.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 11

    We are arrive at Wertheim during breakfast. This old town is dominated by the ruins of a 13th - century castle that was destroyed during the Thirty Year War. There’ll be an excursion (included - $43 value) covering Miltenberg as well as Wertheim. First you’ll stroll through Wertheim’s market square and visit its famous glass museum; then it’s on to Miltenberg, where a walking tour takes you along its narrow cobbled streets with their gabled, half - timbered houses. This attractive historic town is delightfully set by the river and backed by wooded hills. The vessel leaves  Miltenberg in the early afternoon and continues north along the Main in the evening.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 12

    Early this morning the ship passes through Frankfurt, with its numerous bridges and through Mainz, at the confluence of the Rhine and Main. At Mainz we join the Rhine for the next stage of our journey. The ship arrives at the old wine town of Rüdesheim in the morning. This charming town is popular with tourists and has a long narrow street, the Drosselgasse, lined on both sides with wine taverns. There’ll be a walking tour (included - $37 value) here, including a visit to Siegfried’s Music Museum, which displays all kinds of mechanical musical ins truments from barrel organs and music boxes to horn gramophones. The vessel leaves Rüdesheim before lunch, heading for Coblenz along what is probably the most famous and scenic stretch of the Rhine, passing hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and attractive waterside villages. The vessel moors in Coblenz in the afternoon. This city stands at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. A walking tour (Optional € 15) will enable you to see the city’s highlights. Your cruise ship remains moored in Coblenz overnight.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 13

    Early in the morning the ship departs from Coblenz and reaches Cologne during breakfast, where it moors within easy reach of the city centre. Founded by the Romans, Cologne has long been an important trading centre. It is dominated by its vast Gothic cathedral, started in 1248 as a pilgrimage church and now housing the relics of the three holy kings. The two lofty spires (which were not completed until 1880) are 157 metres high. Near the cathedral is the Hohenzollernbrücke, Europe’s busiest railway bridge -crossed by a train approximatley every two minutes. A walking tour (included - $23 value) of Cologne is available before we set sail in the afternoon and cruise north overnight past the busy industrial conurbations of Duesseldorf, Duisburg and Essen. On the penultimate evening of this Danube cruise, the captain welcomes everyone to a special dinner, during and after which the ship’s wonderful orchestra will, once again, be entertaining everyone with its spirited playing.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 14

    The vessel continues this morning across the Dutch border, taking the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal north through the flat polder landscape of southern Holland and in due course reaching Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, where it remains moored for the rest of the day. There’ll be a city tour (included - $63 value) during which you’ll see Amsterdam’s most important buildings and monuments and learn much about this city’s vivid history before the very attraction of cruising through its canals. In the evening there’ll be a typical Dutch folklore show on board.

    Breakfast . Lunch and Dinner

    Day 15

    We thank you and farewell your from ship with the best wishes and fond memories of your time with us. Disembarkation is after breakfast in Amsterdam. End of the programme.

    Breakfast

     

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    Budapest to Amsterdam 2014
  • Dates & Prices 2015

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