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2022

Trans-European cruise: From Amsterdam to Budapest (port-to-port cruise)

14 Days - AFB_PP
# Description

Cruise

AMSTERDAM - EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN - COLOGNE - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - FRANKFURT - WURZBURG - BAMBERG - NUREMBERG - PASSAU - MELK - VIENNA - BRATISLAVA - BUDAPEST

Experience a unique trans-European crossing on the Rhine, Main and Danube! CroisiEurope offers you the opportunity of an exceptional cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in one 14-day trip to discover cities and fabulous sites in the Netherlands, Hungary, including Germany and Austria. An opportunity not to be missed!

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

  • The Rhine, the Main and the Danube in one cruise
  • A combination of flavors, art and traditions
  • Discover(1):
    • Arnhem
    • Cologne and its Gothic Cathedral
    • Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum
    • Frankfurt
    • Wurzburg
    • Rothenburg
    • Nuremberg
    • The Melk Abbey
    • Authentic and Unique Vienna
    • Bratislava and its baroque palaces
    • Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube

Route

Day 1

AMSTERDAM

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. Our ship will cruise to Emmerich-am-Rhein overnight.

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Day 2

EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN

Our ship will cruise to Emmerich am Rhein. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the Netherlands Open-Air Museum in Arnhem. Our ship will cruise to  Cologne overnight. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

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Day 3

COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne. Our ship will start to cruise up the Rhine to Koblenz. Enjoy a stroll through town to see the famous Deutsches Eck.

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Day 4

KOBLENZ - MAINZ

We’ll cruise to Mainz in the early morning, traveling through the magnificent Rhine Valley. We’ll arrive in Mainz in the afternoon.

Optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC package: Tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum.

DISCOVERY package: Tour through the vineyards from Mainz.

Join us for an evening of dancing in the lounge. Our ship will begin to cruise to Frankfurt.

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Day 5

MAINZ - FRANKFURT

The morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Visit of Frankfurt.

DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.

Our ship will cruise to Wurzburg. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 6

Day of navigation

Day of navigation. Activities on board.

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Day 7

KARLSTADT - WURZBURG

We'll cruise towards Karlstadt. 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 Hassfurth. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 8

SCHWEINFURT - 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 Bamberg where we will join it. Then, we'll sail on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal all the way to Nuremberg.

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Day 9

NUREMBERG - HIPOLTSTEIN

We’ll arrive in Nuremberg. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Nuremberg and tasting of the local specialties, Lebkuchen, the city's famous gingerbread.

We'll return to the ship in Hipoltstein and sail on to reach Passau. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 10

PASSAU

We’ll arrive in Passau in the afternoon. 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 to Melk. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 11

MELK - DURNSTEIN - VIENNA

We’ll arrive in Melk. 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 and sail on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time. We'll return on board in the afternoon before sailing on to 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 12

VIENNA - BRATISLAVA

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(2).

We’ll cruise towards Bratislava.

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.

DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.

We'll then cruise towards Budapest by night. Tonight is our dinner and gala evening on board.

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Day 13

BUDAPEST

We’ll arrive in Budapest early in the morning. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: sightseeing tour of the city.

DISCOVERY: Explore Budapest by bike. Return to the ship. Have a free afternoon to stroll round this attractive city.

This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us on an optional excursion (not included in the packages): Discover Gellert baths and spa. 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 14

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 2022
Departure 03/05/2022
Arrival 16/05/2022
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM

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

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

Shore Excursions

Touring Rhineland vineyards

Leaving from Mainz, you'll travel to either Nierstein or Nackenheim to discover the largest Germany wine-growing territory in the area: the Rheinhessen. We'll settle in for an open-air wagon ride, where we'll be able to take in the magnif...

Duration 3h30 Discovery
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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
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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
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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
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Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way to Dürnstein. This town is well-known for its...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. Aft...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
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Budapest by bike

From the ship, we'll set out to explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture. We'll pass in front of the basilica, Liberty Squa...

Duration 2h00 Discovery
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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
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Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and rel...

Duration 5h00 Classic
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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
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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
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Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h30 Classic
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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
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Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h30 Classic
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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
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Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way to Dürnstein. This town is well-known for its...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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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
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Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the top architects and sculptors created...

Duration 2h30 Classic
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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
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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
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Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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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
See more

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
See more

Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and rel...

Duration 5h00 Classic
See more

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
See more

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
See more

Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h30 Classic
Price per pers. 74.00 € Before departure 82.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the top architects and sculptors created...

Duration 2h30 Classic
Price per pers. 24.00 € Before departure 27.00 € 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. 41.00 € Before departure 46.00 € On board
See more

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. 60.00 € Before departure 67.00 € 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. 47.00 € Before departure 52.00 € On board
See more

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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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. 62.00 € Before departure 69.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and rel...

Duration 5h00 Classic
Price per pers. 52.00 € Before departure 58.00 € 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. 65.00 € Before departure 73.00 € On board
See more

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
See more

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. 50.00 € Before departure 56.00 € On board
See more

Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way to Dürnstein. This town is well-known for its...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 28.00 € Before departure 31.00 € On board
See more

Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 30.00 € Before departure 33.00 € 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 the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Optional excursions.

(2) 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.

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

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