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2023

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

23 Days - AAS_PP
# Description

Cruise

ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM - UTRECHT - 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.

Croisi +
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

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22 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

Route

Day 1

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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Day 2

ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM

Day spent cruising. 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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Day 3

ROTTERDAM

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: The Keukenhof gardens(2). The afternoon in Rotterdam is free to do as you please. In the late afternoon, the ship is sailing towards Amsterdam.

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Day 4

AMSTERDAM

This morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and its diamond merchants.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour in Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.
In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please.

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Day 5

AMSTERDAM

We'll disembark after breakfast. Enjoy time and lunch on your own today to discover Amsterdam at your own pace! Feel free to go shopping or visit some of the most famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds or the Anne Frank House (entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included). We'll board again at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. This evening is free to do as you please.

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Day 6

AMSTERDAM

The morning is free to do as you please. We'll spend the whole afternoon and night cruising towards Cologne with a little stop at Utrecht.

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Day 7

COLOGNE

We'll arrive late in the afternoon in Cologne, take a tour of the old sections of Cologne with our hostess. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. We'll spend the whole night cruising to Rüdesheim.

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Day 8

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.

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Day 9

MANNHEIM

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Heidelberg. We'll spend the afternoon and the night sailing towards Strasbourg.
Tonight is our gala evening and diner.

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Day 10

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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Day 11

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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Day 12

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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Day 13

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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Day 14

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. In the meantime the ship will cruise on to Schweinfurt where we will join it, before continuing on to Bamberg.

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Day 15

BAMBERG - NURNBERG - MUHLHAUSEN

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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Day 16

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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Day 17

PASSAU

his 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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Day 18

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, 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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Day 19

VIENNA

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to the palace of Schöbrunn with its magnificent park.
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 (not included in the package): 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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Day 20

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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Day 21

BUDAPEST

Enjoy a day on your own, or join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: sightseeing tour of the city.
DISCOVERY: Off the Beaten Path in 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 (not included in the packages). After dinner, enjoy a free evening or join us on an optional excursion for both packages: traditional folk evening in Budapest.

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Day 22

BUDAPEST

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

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 28/04/2023
Arrival 19/05/2023
Ship : MS L'Europe Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D5 and D10) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - onboard entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - lunch on D5 and D10 - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Amsterdam and diamond producer

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historical significance, it’s a city that never ceas...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 42.00 € Before departure 47.00 € On board
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Amsterdam by bike

You'll leave on foot to head to the bike rental office. This guided bike tour will last about 2.5 hours, and you'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites in Amsterdam. Enjoy some free time at the Flower...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 60.00 € Before departure 67.00 € On board
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Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fan...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 30.00 € Before departure 33.00 € On board
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Gellert Baths and Spa

You'll set out with your guide to visit the famous Gellert Baths and Spa. Now part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, references to the spa's healing waters have been found from as early as the 13th century. The current spa was founded in 1...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 89.00 € Before departure 99.00 € On board
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Off the Beaten Path in Budapest

We'll leave by coach for the Budapest Labyrinth, heading over the Elizabeth Bridge to Castle Hill. Located deep underground, the labyrinth has had several uses since the Middle Ages—refuge, hermitage, and prison. Within its serpentine corri...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 88.00 € Before departure 98.00 € On board
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Budapest Market Halls

We'll leave on foot for the Budapest Market Halls. The Great Market Hall is the largest and most spectacular of the five market halls built in the 19th century. You can indulge in all types of goods at the more than 180 stands spread out over thr...

Duration 2h30 Discovery
Price per pers. 71.00 € Before departure 79.00 € On board
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Budapest by night

Explore Budapest by night from the comfort of our coach. Your guide will show you the charms of this capital city with its turbulent but incredibly rich past. Despite the vicissitudes of history, Budapest has managed to preserve and bear witness to a...

Duration 2h00 Classic
Price per pers. 30.00 € Before departure 33.00 € On board
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Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the...

Duration 2h00 Classic
Price per pers. 42.00 € Before departure 47.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Frankfurt

The excursion to Frankfurt will begin with a panoramic tour of the city by coach. Frankfurt am Main is a dynamic and international city with Germany's most imposing skyline. Under the skyscrapers, you'll find cozy pubs; and at the heart of th...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 43.00 € Before departure 48.00 € On board
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Frankfurt - "Mainhattan" and the Main Tower

Frankfurt is the largest financial center in continental Europe, earning it the nickname "Mainhatten." During a panoramic tour of the city, you'll be able to admire the huge skyscrapers housing the headquarters of many international ban...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 66.00 € Before departure 73.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Heidelberg and its castle (outdoor)

We'll leave from Mannheim by coach and head towards Heidelberg. This cosmopolitan, friendly, and vibrant city is made up of 15 distinct neighborhoods and is particularly attractive to families, students, business people, and researchers. Its high...

Duration 4h30 Classic
Price per pers. 64.00 € Before departure 71.00 € On board
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Excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards Keukenhof. Upon arrival, your hostess will give you an entry ticket that will allow you to stroll freely inside this beautiful flower garden extending on 32 hectares (79 acres). You'll be...

Duration 4h30 Classic
Price per pers. 60.00 € Before departure 67.00 € On board
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Excursion to Volendam and Zaanse-Schans

We'll leave by coach with our guide for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. We'll then visit a cheese factory in the area to discover how the famo...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 47.00 € Before departure 52.00 € On board
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Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded...

Duration 1h45 Classic
Price per pers. 54.00 € Before departure 60.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Nuremberg

Join us for a guided tour of Nuremberg by coach. We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls, including the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Nazi Documentation Centre and Party Rally Grounds, the...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 59.00 € Before departure 66.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Regensburg

Regensburg saw its political and economic heyday in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was located at a crossroads between major trade routes and became a Free Imperial City in 1245 until other great Bavarian cities were preferred. This poorly indus...

Duration 4h15 Classic
Price per pers. 53.00 € Before departure 59.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Rothenburg

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the charming town of Rothenburg. Located along the "Romantic Road", this town has kept its Renaissance layout virtually intact as it has not undergone any changes since the Thirty Years&...

Duration 5h15 Classic
Price per pers. 95.00 € Before departure 106.00 € On board
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Hiking through the vineyards in Rudesheim

We'll go to the center of Rüdesheim to catch a gondola lift to the Niederwalddenkmal, a monument built in the 19th century to commemorate the first unification of Germany. From there, you'll have a great view of the small city, the viney...

Duration 3h30 Discovery
Price per pers. 50.00 € Before departure 56.00 € On board
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Rüdesheim : wine tasting* and visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

You will start the visit with a tour and commentary of the Rüdesheim vineyards by mini-train, during which you will discover the famous vineyards already cultivated in the Roman period. During this tour, the history of winemaking in the region w...

Duration 2h30 Classic
Price per pers. 34.00 € Before departure 38.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the ramparts that enclosed the city center and had this bou...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 77.00 € Before departure 86.00 € On board
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The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes

Our guide will meet us at the ship, where we'll set off on foot for the subway station to discover the high art of Viennese living. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symph...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 88.00 € Before departure 98.00 € On board
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Horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna

You'll be transferred to the center of the city to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring Road. A trip with a Fiaker is a great (and romantic) way of seeing the city in comfort because of the narrow streets and...

Duration 1h30 Discovery
Price per pers. 179.00 € Before departure 199.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. We'll take the famous Ring which encircles hist...

Duration 2h00 Classic
Price per pers. 32.00 € Before departure 36.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Würzburg

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess to the center of Würzburg. Our tour will start with a visit to the Würzburg Residence (or Residenz), former palace of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Construction was commissioned by P...

Duration 3h30 Classic
Price per pers. 67.00 € Before departure 74.00 € On board
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


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

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) Only on pre-booking. Open from March 23rd to May 14th, 2023. 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.

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

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