Majestic Rivers of Europe Wine Cruise: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales - 2022

14-night river cruise with Mainz, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, Budapest
  • The beautiful Wachau Valley with Danube River, mountains and a historic village
    TAKE IN THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGES AND VINEYARDS LINING THE UNESCO-LISTED WACHAU VALLEY
  • The small German village of Marktheidenfeld perches close to the Danube riverbank
    GET A TRUE TASTE OF BAVARIAN LIFE IN THE QUAINT VILLAGE OF MARKTHEIDENFELD
  • Loreley statue, Wachau Valley, Rhine River, Europe
    CRUISE THE UNESCO-LISTED UPPER MIDDLE RHINE VALLEY AND LEARN ABOUT THE LEGEND OF LORELEI
  • Musicians play string instruments and woodwinds at the Kursalon, Vienna
    A VANTAGE-EXCLUSIVE CONCERT AT THE KURSALON IN VIENNA DELIGHTS THE SENSES
  • The Danube River along the shore of Budapest, featuring the grand Parliament building
    FROM BEER TO GOULASH, DISCOVER WHAT MAKES BUDAPEST A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
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  • $306
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 32
    TOURS
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Dining

Five-Star Dining for the American Palate

Prepare to eat well during your European river cruise! Perhaps you’ll savor a sumptuous dinner of beef with shallot red wine sauce and sautéed forest mushrooms with bacon. Or a juicy burger grilled just the way you like it. Visit the buffet brimming with field-fresh salads, local cheeses, and homemade breads hot from the oven. And be sure to choose from your ship's selection of local vintages to complement your dinners.


Inspired Cuisine — Every Day of Your Trip
We can call meals on our Europe river cruises "inspired" because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs, who have been trained at Europe’s best culinary schools. With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine — on board our European river cruise ships, in our hotels, in restaurants, even at tastings on board and at private venues, where we learn (right from the source) how some of the local delicacies are prepared and, most importantly, how scrumptious they taste!

Bourbon Street Bistro dining room tablesFine Fare in the Bourbon Street Bistro
The Bourbon Street Bistro is our main shipboard dining venue. Our shipboard chefs have been trained in Europe’s best culinary schools. Look forward to gourmet cuisine based on classic continental and American favorites, accompanied by regional specialties and healthy choices at every meal. Dinners on our European river cruise ships are single-seating dining with no seating plan, so you can dine with whomever you choose. In this refined yet relaxed atmosphere, you’ll find crisp white table linens, fine crystal, Villeroy & Boch dinnerware and silverware, fresh flowers, and attentive service.


View our sample dinner menu
Prepared by our Executive Chef, Udo Sandering
Compass Rose Dinner Menu


Healthy choice plateHealthy Choices at Every Meal
Along with the international fare you’ll also find many American favorites and choices for the health-conscious — such as a Broiled Filet of Halibut — noted with an asterisk on the daily menu. Aboard the ms River Splendor, lighter fare is served for lunch and dinner in the Cotton Club Lounge (See below), and you are welcome to help yourself to a fresh fruit smoothie, available in the lounge. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requests you may have, such as vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free, and diabetic fare — provided that you make requests to Vantage prior to departure. Please make your needs known at the time of booking, then confirm with the Reception desk or Concierge once on board.

Cotton Club Lounge dinersDine Alfresco in Our Cotton Club Lounge
For a change of pace while you cruise aboard the ms River Splendor, you'll also be able to dine in the new Cotton Club Lounge seating area, where you can enjoy healthy spa cuisine and other lighter choices, buffet-style. The Cotton Club Lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for incomparable views. When the weather is right we retract the glass roof and slide open the back wall for a full alfresco experience. While seating is open during the day, demand is high at dinnertime and reservations are required. Send a request to your concierge prior to your cruise to confirm the evening you prefer, or wait and reserve once you are on board. 

View our sample menu
Captain's Club dinner menu


Owner's Suite room serviceIn-Room Dining
If you have chosen accommodations in our Owner’s Suite or Deluxe Suite categories — or if you are a member of our President’s Club and have chosen any cabin category — you have the option of taking your meals in your room. In-room breakfasts are continental, but you may order lunch and dinner right off the regular menu. Simply speak to your steward in advance so that we may accommodate your wishes.

Cocktail lounge drinkRaise a Glass
Aboard your Deluxe European river ship, local wines — as well as beer and soft drinks — are included at all dinners, including the special Captain's Dinner. And in the lounge, you’ll find a full cocktail selection during the afternoon and evening, in addition to fruit smoothies throughout the day.



Guests enjoying Bavarian beerVenues as Memorable as the Menus

And along with your included shipboard meals, you’ll have frequent opportunities to sample regional fare on land. Depending on your itinerary, you might enjoy an included meal at an authentic local venue or seek out tempting treats while exploring on your own. Our onboard Concierge will have plenty of recommendations for great restaurants, and can help make your reservations, too.

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Journey Majestic Rivers of Europe Wine Cruise: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales Grand European Tour
Cruise-Only Price* $4,799 $4,999
# of Days 15 15
Per Diem $320 $333 Greatest value and most comprehensive features when compared to our competitors!
Port Charges included Yes
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Cabin Upgrades $200-$400 stateroom increments; $1,500 to Deluxe Suite; $2,700 to Owners Suite $100- $900 stateroom increments; $4,200 to Veranda Suite Suite; $6,200 to Explorer Suite
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Triple Cabins Available Yes
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Included Tours and Special Features 32 included features and Cultural Connections — a value of $1,660 per person!

9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Enjoy immersive small group excursions with no more than 20 travelers per group

12 Included Tours
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Meals 41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 14 dinners; Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks available every night at dinner
41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 14 dinners The MOST included meals
Single Travelers The leader in solo travel - the only European River Cruise company to offer a landmark 15 solo dedicated solo cabins on board - with limited and capacity controlled FREE or Reduced Single Supplements
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