Overview

Super Special Deal - Only one departure - 6 June 2018

 

Depart Amsterdam on an unforgettable journey along the Rhine River and through the stunning Rhine Gorge and beautiful wine towns.

Cruise the River Main with visits to many picturesque medieval towns, then join
the Main-Danube canal and follow the mighty Danube River. Enroute visiting
beautiful cities like Passau, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

 

 

 

14 Nights 15 Days
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All cabin equipment according to ship standards, including
  • quality toiletries and daily servicing
  • Luggage service: pier - ship - pier
  • Experienced, English-speaking cruise director and crew
  • members
  • Welcome buffet
  • Full board including: early-riser breakfast, buffet breakfast;
  • lunch; afternoon high-tea; dinner; late-night snack; 24hr
  • coffee and tea
  • Captains’ welcome    & farewell reception (including 1 drink)
  • Captains’ welcome    and farewell ‘extended’ gala dinners
  • Table water during meal services
  • Daily music program in the lounge and bar
  • Various local entertainment and performances
  • City maps
  • Refreshments and hand towels after excursions
  • Satellite TV and info-channel
  • Port fees

What is NOT included in the tour

SERVICES AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • WiFi
  • Excursions
  • Beverage Packages
  • Laundry Service
  • Transfers and Other Ground Arrangements

 

EXCLUDED FROM OUR RATES

  • Visa Costs and Services
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Passenger Tax (if applicable]
  • Expenditure of a Personal Nature
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Join us for a voyage of discovery as we follow the course of the Dutch Waterways, Rhine, the Main, the Main-Danube canal and the Danube on an incredible journey from Amsterdam to Budapest. Cruising through five countries, we witness some of Europe’s greatest sights at a leisurely pace, from the spectacular natural landscape of the Rhine Gorge and the Wachau valley to the fascinating cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Würzburg, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Optional excursions are available so you can make the most of your time ashore, while our floating hotel is the perfect base to relax and admire the passing scenery.

Itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship.

Day 2: Amsterdam – Cologne
This morning you are free to explore Amsterdam or join our optional city tour which takes in the main sights. We cast off this afternoon for Cologne.

Day 3: Cologne
Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along to the largest city on the Rhine, Cologne. Here you can join our optional walking tour which also visits the enormous gothic cathedral.

Day 4: Cologne - Rüdesheim
Relax on the sun deck as we cruise along the Rhine, which leads us through the spectacular Rhine Gorge and past the legendary Lorelei. We stop at the quaint wine town of Rüdesheim where you can enjoy many highlights on our optional excursion, including a cable car ride for panoramic views across the Rhine valley. Join our evening optional excursion visiting a traditional wine cellar to sample some of the region’s delicious wine.

Day 5: Rüdesheim - Mainz
Mainz, is a fascinating city heralded as the wine capital of Germany. Here you have the morning free to explore or join our optional coach excursion visiting the majestic city of Heidelberg, home of Germany’s oldest university. Later today we set sail for Miltenberg.

Day 6: Miltenberg
This morning you are can enjoy free time to explore the historic Miltenberg, the pearl of the river Main. The half-timbered houses fill the Old Market Place. The oldest part of the town sits between the Main River and the mountain Greinberg. This afternoon we set sail for Würzburg

Day 7: Würzburg
This morning you are free to explore the city of Würzburg, which served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for centuries. Join our optional excursion to visit Würzburg Palace – one of the finest pieces of baroque art in the world, its 8th century church and the Fortress Marienberg.

Day 8: Bamberg
We arrive in Bamberg in the afternoon, which is located at the start of the Main-Danube canal. Surrounded by seven hills, it boasts the most intact centre in Germany with the old town listed as a world heritage site because of its authentic medieval appearance. Join our city tour to enjoy the main sights including the cathedral, Altenburg Castle, the Old Town Hall and the former Benedictine Monastery. This evening we cruise along the Main-Danube canal towards Nuremberg.

Day 9: Nuremberg
Nuremberg is Bavaria’s second largest city after Munich. The majority of the city walls still stand and inside you can enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, which combines medieval and modern life in an area filled with gothic churches, aristocratic houses, fountains, memorials and romantic corners, all dominated by the Kaiser Castle. Our optional excursion is a great way to make the most of our visit, before we join the Danube and cruise towards Regensburg.

Day 10: Regensburg
We arrive in Regensburg around breakfast time, which lies at the northernmost point of the Danube. Our optional city tour takes you around the beautifully preserved medieval centre to admire the many sights. Later this afternoon we cruise towards Passau.

Day 11: Passau - Linz
Passau is known as the ‘three rivers city’ due to its unique location where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. You have free time to explore the old town which has a stunning display of Italian baroque-style architecture. Join us on an optional trip to Mozart’s famed birthplace, Salzburg, we return to the ship in Linz. We reach Linz in the evening where we berth for the evening.

Day 12: Melk & Wachau Valley – Vienna
This morning we arrive in the Austrian town of Melk, which is filled with cobbled streets and attractive buildings. It is also overlooked by one of the most splendid monastic houses in Austria – the Benedictine Abbey, which you can visit on our optional excursion. In the afternoon you can relax on deck as we cruise through the Wachau valley, which stretches 24 miles through stunning scenery, with many charming towns, terraced vineyards, castles and monasteries. We reach Vienna in the evening where we berth overnight.

Day 13: Vienna - Bratislava
Spend the morning experiencing the delights of Vienna, capital of Austria and birthplace of classical music. More than 150 grand palaces, over 27 baroque castles, impressive squares and striking monuments are just some of the key features of this magnificent city, whose historic centre is inscribed on the world heritage list. In the morning you can join our optional city tour. We cruise over the border into Slovakia, stopping at Bratislava, where you can join our walking tour or spend time exploring the old town which is centred on two squares, with winding streets, a hill top castle and many remarkable building.

Day 14: Budapest
We cruise this morning to Budapest, described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Join our optional city tour which introduces you to the highlights on both sides of the river, including the 700-year-old Matthias Church, Parliament building – a magnificent example of neo-gothic architecture, and Buda Castle, which rises 48 metres above the river.

Day 15: Budapest
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark our ship.

 

Cabins

All of the outside cabins aboard the MS Serenity have a bright modern feel, are appointed with tasteful decor, twin beds, en suite shower with wc, air conditioning, radio, satellite TV, safe and a hairdryer. There’s also plenty of storage space for your suitcases, along with a good size wardrobe and a small desk and chair. Each cabin has river views so you can watch the outside world drift by as much as you like. Choose from superb accommodation on the Main Deck, the Middle Deck, or the Panorama Deck.

 

Main Deck

Standard Cabin

The Standard Cabins, located on the lower deck are 12 m². All cabins have two small viewing windows and contain the following features:
• Sitting area
• Twin fold-down beds which can be folded away during the day
• Safety deposit box
• Telephone
• Hair dryer
• Individually controlled heating and cooling system
• Separate ensuite bathroom with individual shower, bath and toilet
• Flat screen TV with satellite channels

 

Middle Deck

Superior Cabin

The Superior Cabins, located on the middle deck are 12 m². All cabins include half-French balcony windows and contain the following features:
• Sitting area
• Twin fold-down beds which can be folded away during the day
• Safety deposit box
• Telephone
• Hair dryer
• Individually controlled heating and cooling system
• Separate ensuite bathroom with individual shower, bath and toilet
• Flat screen TV with satellite channels

 

Panorama Deck

Deluxe Cabin

The Deluxe Cabins, located on the upper deck are 12.5 m². All cabins have a French balcony and contain the following features:
• Sitting area
• Twin fold-down beds which can be folded away during the day
• Safety deposit box
• Telephone
• Hair dryer
• Individually controlled heating and cooling system
• Separate ensuite bathroom with individual shower, bath and toilet
• Flat screen TV with satellite channels

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