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2018 : Grand European Tour - Budapest to Amsterdam

Travel through the heart of Europe

Absorb the atmosphere of Budapest's Cafe Gerbeaud and learn the Viennese waltz. Sample the food and wine of Austria's Wachau Valley. Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe. On our most iconic itinerary, You'll trace the legendary Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers between the stunning landscapes of Hungary and the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland, with engaging encounters at every bend.

All This Is Included

  • 15-day cruise visiting 4 countries & 14 ports
  • Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 12 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
  • Culture Curriculum®: enjoy concerts on board & ashore, from Austrian classics to baroque organ music; attend lectures on current affairs in Germany, Holland & the European Union; learn how to make your own Rudesheim Coffee; experience the wonderful scents of a Viennese market
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
  • Multiple dining venues with open seating
  • Most al fresco dining on Europe's rivers
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Organic herb garden
  • River-view stateroom
  • Room steward & twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV, with interactive programming
  • Complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Security safe
  • Hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB port
  • Direct-dial satellite phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathrobes & slippers (upon request)
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja toiletries
  • Open-air walking track
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program

    Day 1 - Budapest, Hungary


    Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring; if your arrival schedule permits, join an organized walk to Budapest's famous covered market in the three-story Great Market Hall established in 1897. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (D)

    Day 2 - Budapest, Hungary


    Today we visit highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, starting with Pest's National Opera House and historic Heroes' Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellert Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this "City of Healing Waters." Return to your ship for dinner and evening departure. (B, L, D)

    Day 3 - Vienna, Austria


    Enjoy a day of scenic cruising as you sail along the beautiful Danube toward Vienna, arriving early this evening. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B, L, D)

    Day 4 - Vienna, Austria


    Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schonbrunn Palace, the "Versailles of Vienna," erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world's oldest zoo and Roman ruins. (B, L, D)

    Day 5 - Melk, Austria


    Today, visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria's finest Italian baroque architecture. See its wonderful frescoes and admire the comprehensive collection of medieval manuscripts in its library. Rejoin your ship and cruise through dinner. (B, L, D)

    Day 6 - Passau, Germany


    Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town's narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. You'll see the New Bishop's Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe's largest church organ.? Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. We cruise through the night. (B, L, D)

    Day 7 - Regensburg, Germany


    Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and tour this wonderfully preserved medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including structures dating back to Roman times. Discover many 13th- and 14th-century patrician houses and see the splendid St. Peter's Cathedral. During free time, visit the Alte Wurstkuche (Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany's oldest restaurant. Cruise through dinner. (B, L, D)

    Day 8 - Nuremberg, Germany


    During our morning cruise, you may choose to attend a noteworthy presentation about the European Union. Then in the late morning You'll arrive in Nuremberg; after lunch, disembark for a tour. Visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, and see the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. See the Old Town area as you walk past the Albrecht Durer House and Main Market Square. You can spend more time exploring Nuremberg, or join an optional World War II tour including the illuminating Documentation Center. Enjoy free time throughout the evening; dinner is served aboard your ship. We depart in the wee hours of the morning. (B, L, D)

    Day 9 - Bamberg, Germany


    Enjoy a tour of Bamberg, with its medieval city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour includes a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral, reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century, and the picturesque city hall built on a tiny island in the middle of a river. Take some free time to enjoy Bamberg and sample some of the town's distinctive smoke-flavored beer before returning aboard. (B, L, D)

    Day 10 - Wurzburg, Germany


    After breakfast, tour Wurzburg's Bishops' Residenz, one of Germany's largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy an onboard lunch or join an optional journey along Germany's "Romantic Road" to Rothenburg, which features a turreted city wall and impressive Gothic and baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship for dinner and an evening glassblowing demonstration. (B, L, D)

    Day 11 - Wertheim, Germany


    Wertheim is located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. During your morning walking tour, experience life in a typical small German town. Stop in a bakery and a butcher shop, and learn about Wertheim's glassblowing tradition. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to your ship for lunch. (B, L, D)

    Day 12 - Koblenz, Germany & Middle Rhine


    Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river's narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. This afternoon, we'll stop to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. Rejoin your ship in Koblenz and dine aboard. (B, L, D)

    Day 13 - Cologne, Germany


    Arrive in Cologne during breakfast, then disembark for a tour of Germany's fourth largest city. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin's Church and visit the Dom, Germany's largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your free time enjoying Cologne's atmospheric waterfront before returning aboard for dinner and evening departure. (B, L, D)

    Day 14 - Kinderdijk, The Netherlands


    We sail along the Rhine during the morning hours, enjoying scenic views. Spend your morning enjoying some popular Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). After lunch, your ship arrives in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an afternoon tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Board your ship for departure and dinner. Arrive in Amsterdam after midnight. (B, L, D)

    Day 15 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands


    After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city's neighborhoods, museums and exciting nightlife. (B)

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    Cruise LineViking River Cruises
    OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Skadi
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Budapest  
    Day 2Budapest  
    Day 3Vienna  
    Day 4Vienna  
    Day 5Melk  
    Day 6Passau  
    Day 7Regensburg  
    Day 8Nuremberg  
    Day 9Bamberg  
    Day 10Wurzburg  
    Day 11Wertheim  
    Day 12Koblenz  
    Day 13Cologne  
    Day 14Kinderdijk  
    Day 15Amsterdam  
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    2018 : Grand European Tour - Budapest to Amsterdam
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    Destination: Europe
    Ship: Viking Skadi
    Travel through the heart of EuropeAbsorb the atmosphere of Budapest's Cafe Gerbeaud and learn the Viennese waltz.
     
     

     

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