Iconic Rivers of Europe - The Rhine, Main and Danube

On this deluxe Danube River cruise from Holland to Romania, guided sightseeing in each city will show you the highlights. Make your way through the scenic canals of Amsterdam, through the Rhine Gorge past Lorelei rock, through Cologne, Rüdesheim, Bamberg, Nuremberg and magical Vienna. Attend a beer tasting in Bamberg and enjoy visits to Würzburg's Bishop's Residenz and St Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava. Visit the Hungarian Puszta (grasslands) from Budapest, enjoy an organ concert in Pecs and marvel at the eclectic rock formations of Belogradchik. Visit Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, concluding your trip with one night in Romania's capital, Bucharest.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Amsterdam
    • Overnight stay in the Dutch city with canal cruise and free time.
  • Rhine Gorge
    • Sail through the spectacular gorge past Lorelei Rock.
  • Bamberg
    • Guided walking tour of the historic centre, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall).
  • Veliko Târnovo
    • Guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, and the Ethnographical Museum in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse.
  • Dürnstein
    • Discover Melk’s Benedictine Abbey on a guided visit, sail through the Wachau Valley. Join a guided walk in Dürnstein and see the Stiftskirche, its church.

Veliko Tarnovo


Day 1

Amsterdam (Embarkation)

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Holland's sophisticated, modern capital has a rich 700-year-old history and a distinct ambiance. Maybe stroll through the lively marketplace or see the works of famous Dutch masters at world-renowned museums. This afternoon, board your river cruise ship and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception.

Day 2


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Canal cruise Today, get a unique perspective of Amsterdam on an included canal cruise, floating along the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's 'Golden Age'. There's free time in the city this afternoon—or you might like to join an optional excursion before bidding tot ziens (farewell) to Holland and setting sail for Germany.

Day 3


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Choice of Guided city walk or Jewish Cologne tour. Today, enjoy a peaceful morning of cruising before reaching Cologne after lunch. One of Germany's largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Choose between a guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk. Later, during free time, consider checking out the Romano-Germanic Museum, home to a large collection of artefacts from the Roman settlement on which modern Cologne is built—a must for history buffs! The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years.

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Athenee Palace Hilton

Built in 1914 and set in the heart of the city, Athénée Palace Hilton is perfect for visiting Bucharest's spectacular sights. This beautiful hotel boasts fantastic views of Revolution Square and is close to the former Royal Palace and Romanian Athenaeum. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Located in central Bucharest, the Athenee Palace Hilton hotel is situated just a five-minute walk from many popular tourist attractions, shops, theatres, cafes and iconic sites. The Old Town is a short stroll away. 

  • Facilities
    • Three restaurants
    • Bar
    • Café bistro
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Jacuzzi
Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest

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