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Explore 3 rivers & 8 countries
Cruise Amsterdamâs canals. See castles on the Rhine. Behold the grandeur of Vienna. Celebrate folk traditions in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. These travel iconsâand moreâawait you on a 23-day journey combining our Grand European Tour and Passage to Eastern Europe cruises. Discover eight countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe while cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube. Enjoy a lifetimeâs worth of experiences on a single voyage of unparalleled enrichment.
Day 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colorful gardens, abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.
Day 2 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding.Â
Day 3 Cologne, Germany
An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town.
Day 4 Koblenz, Germany
On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to RÃ¼desheim, the 11th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.
Day 5 Miltenberg, Germany
Lively and romantic, the medieval town of Miltenberg on the Main River lies amid one of Germanyâs fine wineâproducing regions.
Day 6 WÃ¼rzburg, Germany
WÃ¼rzburg is home to the Bishopsâ Residenz, one of Germanyâs largest and most ornate palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 7 Bamberg, Germany
Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking city known for its symphony orchestra and specialty, âsmokeâ beer.
Day 8 Nuremberg, Germany
One of Germanyâs most renowned and intriguing cities, Nuremberg is surrounded by 13th-century walls that have many fully intact gates and watchtowers.
Day 9 Regensburg, Germany
Having escaped major damage during World War II, the picturesque town of Regensburg is one of Europeâs best preserved medieval cities and the oldest city along the Danube.
Day 10 Passau, Germany
Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant colored buildings and graceful arcades.
Day 11 Melk, Austria
The charming city of Melk is set amidst an important wine-growing region.
Day 12 Vienna, Austria
The capital city of Austria, Vienna is filled with green parks, upscale stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.
Day 13 Vienna, Austria
Strauss and Mozart composed many fine pieces in Vienna, Europeâs center of classical music.
Day 14 Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is aptly called âParis of the Eastâ for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danubeâs waters.
Day 15 Budapest, Hungary
Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.
Day 16 Kalocsa, Hungary
Arrive in Kalocsa, Hungary this morning and take a guided city tour visiting the town center followed by a short organ concert at St. Joseph Church.
Day 17 Osijek, Croatia
Osijek is the largest city and the economic and cultural capital of the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia.
Day 18 Belgrade, Serbia
Situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
Day 19 Iron Gate, Serbia
Today, sail through one of Europeâs most dramatic natural wonders, the picturesque stretch famously known as the Iron Gate.
Day 20 Vidin, Bulgaria
The city retains its old-world charm with its fairy-tale minarets, domes and other charming architecture.
Day 21 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Often referred to as the “City of the Tsars”, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River.
Day 22 Bucharest, Romania
This vibrant capital city is the center of Romanian culture, art and architecture.
Day 23 Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest is Romaniaâs cultural capital. Its original fortress, the first of many, was built to protect the Walachian state from the Turks.