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European Sojourn

Resort:European Sojourn
Operator: Viking River Cruises
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Price From: £5705.00

Overview

Explore 3 rivers & 8 countries

Cruise Amsterdam™s canals. See castles on the Rhine. Behold the grandeur of Vienna. Celebrate folk traditions in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. These travel icons”and more”await 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 lifetime™s worth of experiences on a single voyage of unparalleled enrichment.

Itinerary

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. 

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 R¼desheim, 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 Germany™s fine wine“producing regions.

Day 6 W¼rzburg, Germany

W¼rzburg is home to the Bishops™ Residenz, one of Germany™s 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, œsmoke beer.

Day 8 Nuremberg, Germany

One of Germany™s 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 Europe™s 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, Europe™s center of classical music.

Day 14 Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is aptly called œParis of the East for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube™s 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 Europe™s 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 Romania™s cultural capital. Its original fortress, the first of many, was built to protect the Walachian state from the Turks.