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Springtime in Holland, the Romantic Rhine Valley and the Danube (port-to-port cruise)

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ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM(6) - NIJMEGEN - COLOGNE - RÜDESHEIM - MANNHEIM - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - FRANKFURT - MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM - WURZBURG - SCHWEINFURT - BAMBERG - NUREMBERG - MÜHLHAUSEN - REGENSBURG - PASSAU - MELK - DURNSTEIN - VIENNA - ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

From Antwerp to Budapest, discover the Netherlands, land of the tulips, mills and cheese. Through this cruise and its excursions, we invite you to discover the authentic Holland, with many canals and cities which have been classified as UNESCO World Heritage. We'll also sail along the Rhine and we'll end our majestic trip with Vienna and Budapest. Enjoy a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.

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CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 23 days to explore Holland and sail along the majestic Rhine River and all the way to the Danube
  • Discover(1):
    • Delightful scents and springtime colors at the Keukenhof floral gardens(2)
    • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
    • Volendam, an authentic Dutch village
    • Zaanse Schans, its windmills and traditional houses
    • Rüdesheim and its Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments
    • But also Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Melk Abbey, Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace or Budapest
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Route

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ANTWERP

Possibility of a transfer by coach(4) from Amsterdam to Antwerp for an extra fee. Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Antwerp at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by a tour of the old city in the company of our hostess. 

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ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM

Tour of the old city in the company of our hostess. Our cruise will cross small inland seas and immense locks to reach Rotterdam in the evening. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

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ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM or surroundings(6)

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: The Keukenhof gardens(2)(only on pre-booking before departure). The afternoon is free to do as you please. We will start to cruise at the end of the afternoon to Amsterdam.

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AMSTERDAM or surroundings(6)

In the morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Amsterdam.
In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans.

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AMSTERDAM or surroundings(6)

Enjoy the buffet breakfast on board. Free day and lunch in Amsterdam. Take the opportunity to discover the capital of Netherlands at your own pace. Return to the ship for dinner.

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AMSTERDAM or surroundings(6)

During the morning, discover by your own Amsterdam. In the afternoon, join us for the optional excursion proposed:
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.
The afternoon is free to do as you pleased. Retunr on board for dinner. Our ship will cruise to Nijmegen.

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NIJMEGEN - KREFELD

Join us for the optional excursion for both packages: Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem.

Afterwards, we’ll return on board and cruise towards Krefeld, reaching it in the evening.

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KREFELD - COLOGNE

The morning will be spent cruising. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursion for both packages: Guided walking tour of Cologne.

Sailing towards Rüdesheim.

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RUDESHEIM(5)

The morning will be spent cruising on the romantic Rhine. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Touristic train, tasting of wines and visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments.
DISCOVERY: Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim
Free evening in the famous Drosselgasse, the little street famous worldwide for joyful athmosphere and Rhineland bands.

During the night, sailing towards Mannheim.

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RUDESHEIM(5) - MANNHEIM

Our ship will cruise during the morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

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STRASBOURG

Enjoy the buffet breakfast on board before disembarking. Take advantage of free time in the city today to discover the European Capital at your own pace! (lunch not included). You'll be welcome to board again at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. We'll set sail towards Mainz.

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MAINZ - FRANKFURT

We'll arrive in Mainz early morning. This city, the birthplace of Gutenberg, which lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present with its thousand year old cathedral. We'll tour the city with your escort before we sail on around in the morning towards Frankfurt. The afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, a major business hub.
DISCOVERY: Frankfurt "Mainhattan” and the Main Tower: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.

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MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM

We'll stop off in Miltenberg early this morning. Join us to discover this peaceful town with its market place lined with half-timbered houses, its fine main street, hotel Reisen and old Town Hall. We'll have lunch on board before continuing on to Wertheim. Enjoy some free time to discover the town on your own before returning to the ship for dinner.

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WERTHEIM - WURZBURG

We'll cruise towards Karlstadt. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit Wurzburg on the right bank of the Main, which is famous for its baroque palace, former residence of the prince-bishops. In the meantime, the ship cruises on to Wurzburg where we will join it late afternoon. We'll then cruise to Kitzingen. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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SCHWEINFURT - Rothenburg(1) - BAMBERG

Early this morning we'll start cruising along the Main to reach Schweinfurt. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river, with its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-timbered houses and craftsmen's workshops. It is indeed one of the most beautiful towns on the Romantic Road. Return on board and sailing towards Bamberg.

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BAMBERG - NURNBERG - MUHLAUSEN

This morning will be spent cruising on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, which was opened on 25th September 1992. We'll have lunch on board before arriving in Nurnberg early afternoon. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Nuremberg We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls before arriving in the Marktplatz. On foot, you'll see the gorgeous Schöner Brunnen and the Frauenkirche. During our tour, we'll stop and taste one of the local specialties, Lebkuchen, the city's famous gingerbread. We'll return to the ship during the afternoon and sail on to reach Muhlhausen in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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REGENSBURG

This morning will be spent cruising to Kelheim. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Regensburg, which is the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and also a major industrial hub - with major firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic centre of the city has kept all its original charm with souvenirs of over 20 centuries. In the meantime, the ship cruises on to join us in Regensburg.

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PASSAU

This morning will be spent cruising towards Passau. Enjoy some free time to visit the town on your own. Its baroque buildings and narrow romantic streets are unforgettable. Return to ship and sail on through the attractive region of Engelhartszell. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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MELK - DURNSTEIN - VIENNA

The morning will be spent cruising to reach Melk early in the morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of the abbey of Melk (only on pre-booking before departure), perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. We'll return to the ship at the end of the morning and sail on to Dürnstein, arriving there for lunch around noon. Enjoy some free time to explore this picturesque village, and its baroque church, which is the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lion Heart. We'll return on board in the afternoon before sailing on to Vienna. Putting in for the night in Vienna. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of the illuminated sights of the city by night.

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VIENNA

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to the palace of Schöbrunn with its magnificent park (only on pre-booking before departure).
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall(3).
Enjoy a free afternoon to tour this magnificent city on your own or join us on an optional excursion proposed: Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We'll then cruise towards Esztergom, passing Bratislava on the way. Tonight is our dinner and gala evening on board.

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ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

Enjoy some free time to visit Esztergom on your own, the former capital of Hungary, under the reign of the Arpad kings. Today, it is still a prominent town and the seat of the Hungarian archbishops. Esztergom is decidedly full of treasures with its neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll set sail once again around noon. Enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Budapest midafternoon. The Hungarian capital which lies along the banks of the Danube, also known as the "pearl of the Danube” is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time to explore the city before returning to the ship for dinner. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Budapest "by night".

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BUDAPEST

Enjoy a day on your own, or join us on an optional excursions for both packages: Guided tour of Budapest.
This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us on optional excursions: Discover Gellert baths and spa (not included in the packages) or Budapest Market Halls(7) (not included in the packages). After dinner, enjoy a free evening or join us on an excursion for both packages: traditional folk evening in Budapest.

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BUDAPEST

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Shore Excursions

No shore excursion on the non listed days
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FormalitiesSome administrative formalities to take into account in order to prepare your trip

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) Open from March 20th to May 11th, 2025. The opening dates are subject to change by Keukenhof Flower Park.

(3) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.

(4) Transfer guaranteed for a minimum of 15 travelers. If this number is not reached, the transfer may be proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants.

(5) Depending on mooring availabilities, the stopover in Rüdesheim may be preceded by a stopover in Bingen ; the schedule of excursions may be modified.

(6) The Port of Amsterdam may unexpectedly decide to change the mooring places for cruise ships. In case of modification, an alternative will be set up as close as possible to the city of Amsterdam.

(7) The market halls of Budapest are closed on Sundays, the tour will be replaced by a gourmet stroll around Budapest, with tastings of Hungarian products.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.