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Majestic Rivers of Europe Wine Cruise: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales - 2020

13-night river cruise with Mainz, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, Budapest
  • THE SPLENDOR OF THE RHINE AWAITS AT EVERY BEND...
  • PRIVATE CONCERT AT THE KURSALON MUSIC HALL IN VIENNA
  • CITY TOUR OF BUDAPEST, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • YOUR CHOICE OF TOURS IN VIENNA, INCLUDING SCHONBRUNN PALACE
  • MAKE THE MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME WHEN YOU EXPLORE EUROPE ALONGSIDE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON OUR SPECIAL DEPARTURES
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$3,449
  • $229
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 28
    TOURS
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16 DAYS FROM $3,449
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Bratislava, Slovakia & Prague, Czech Republic

6 DAYS FROM $1,199

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4 DAYS FROM $1,099

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YOUR CRUISE DIRECTORS

Veronika Hoskova

Veronika Hoskova is a native of Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic. She has worked for Vantage for nearly 15 years, and served travelers aboard many of our European river cruise itineraries. “That’s a lot of water under the bridge!” she jokes, but there is one bridge she is particularly fond of: “I am always very much delighted when passengers tell me they loved walking across Charles Bridge in my city, which of course, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world!” Travel with Veronika, and you will have a wealth of knowledge at your disposal about European culture, history, and traditions.


Slavka Holubova

There’s no better way to visit the Netherlands, a country with six official languages, than with someone who knows whereof she speaks, which makes Slavka an excellent choice. She can keep the conversation going in English, Dutch, German, and French (especially useful because Flemish, one of the languages of Belgium, has so many loan words from French); is fluent in Slovak (her native tongue) and Polish; and can even hold her own in Russian. But these are only the tools for her greatest proficiency: sharing knowledge, experience, and friendships with her American passengers, especially when it comes to introducing them to one of nature’s greatest works of art — springtime in the Low Countries. 

“What do I like best about leading tours?" Slava asks. "Meeting new people, being every day in a different port.”

NEW! ENHANCED COMPLIMENTARY WORLDWIDE CONCIERGE SERVICE

If you have a special request or personal interest you’d like to pursue during your journey, your Vantage Concierge is here to help. Even better, this new and complimentary service is available to all travelers — no matter what cabin category or flight class you’ve reserved (making us the best among other deluxe travel companies!).

Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, track down a bit of your family’s heritage in China, secure restaurant reservations in Paris, or organize an intimate pub crawl for your multigenerational group of family and friends in Ireland, our Concierge service can make your travel dreams come true.

Plus, Concierge service is available before or during your journey. Simply log in to MyPortfolio, submit a pre-trip request to Concierge@vantagetravel.com, or call 1-888-982-6824 and you'll have your answer from our Concierge within two business days. Travelers on our European river ships can also stop by the Concierge Desk (located in your ship’s lobby) to make a request during your journey; for land adventures and small ship cruises, your Adventure Leader or Cruise Director doubles as your onboard Concierge.

MEET THE CAPTAIN

Peter Schmidt

The Wachau Valley is known for much more than its rolling hills, fortresses, and charming vineyards — the picturesque banks of the Danube inspired Captain Peter Schmidt from a very early age growing up in Austria. After finishing secondary school, he began an apprenticeship as a sailor at one of the country’s largest docks in Vienna, and then worked as a sailor on several ships and routes along the Danube. 

Capt. Schmidt has been navigating the waters of Europe as a certified captain since 2009. “I’m fascinated by the water and wonderful landscapes along the rivers,” he says. “On Vantage cruises, I appreciate the family atmosphere on board and the contact I have with every passenger. At the end of a journey guests often become friends — I can’t image life without these special connections!”

When he’s not navigating, Capt. Schmidt enjoys exploring the cities where he’s sailing, and learning about new cultures, he says.

CULINARY TEAM

Chef Stefan Vasile Florin

If you ask Stefan Vasile Florin to sum up his love of cooking, one theme runs through his every word: passion. Stefan has been cooking with passion since 1999 when he began his culinary training. He brought his skills in traditional and international styles of cooking to a 5-star hotel in Bucharest, where he expanded his knowledge and refined his craft. “My every intention is to cook with passion and make the guest want to come back for more,” he says. “For that, you need a strong team that works together seamlessly and shares the same commitment.” One experience that tapped into that passion occurred in a Bucharest fine dining establishment specializing in Asian cuisine. Diners were able to choose their own fresh fish from an aquarium and watch as he procured the “locally sourced” food and prepared their meal. It provided a lesson in the importance of fresh ingredients that he carries with him as chef on the River Splendor. “I love having the opportunity to turn fresh quality products into creative, innovative, and delicious dishes,” he says. View our sample dinner menu

REGIONAL EXPERTS IN EACH PORT

No one knows a destination better than an insider, so in addition to your River Cruise Director, you’ll enjoy the services of experienced Regional Experts in each port during your included tours. Their deep command of regional history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our “insiders” go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. How do families in this town get by? What is the legend about this cathedral? What do the decorations on a particular house mean? Your Regional Expert is eager to bring it all alive for you. All are fluent English speakers, and you won’t miss a word of their commentary as we provide complimentary audio headsets.

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