Majestic Rivers of Europe Wine Cruise: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales - 2023

14-night river cruise with Mainz, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, Budapest
  • Europe Wine River Cruise with Castles and Cathedrals including Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest
    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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  • $333
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  • 15
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  • 32
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What to Expect

Activity Level

Takes into consideration the physical requirements for each of the trips, walking, hiking, climbing in and out of safari vehicles etc.
           Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Pacing

Takes into consideration the length of bus rides, flights, number of destinations in the number of days
           Moderately Easy

Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motorcoach travel.

  • Visit 12 ports of call in 15 days during your European river Cruise, spending 14 nights aboard the Deluxe m/s River Splendor
  • There will be plenty of time to enjoy the wonders of a Danube, Main, and Rhine on the cruise, with views of castle-crowned vistas, medieval townships, and the grand capital cities of Vienna and Budapest
  • Overnight and full-day stays in many ports, with the ship departing late in the evening

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • On your European river cruise, you'll have a chance to join included walking tours that go at an easier leisurely pace or some that go at a faster clip, depending upon your abilities and preferences. Either way, you won't miss any highlights
  • On some tours, you'll have free time to walk on your own
  • The Rhine and Danube river valleys are steep and many of the places you'll visit rise up along the river banks. Therefore, expect short uphill walks from the ship as you set out to visit town centers
  • Castle visits often require climbing flights of stairs
Please note: Vantage's owned fleet of river cruise ships have elevators, but tours are not intended for travelers using mobility aids like walkers and wheelchairs. There are steps onboard.

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION:

  • Many of the walking on tours is over uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths
  • Air-conditioned private motorcoaches are used whenever possible to bring you as close to the pedestrian centers as the historic preservation of these older towns and cities allow

CLIMATE:

  • Temperatures typically peak in the summer. Winter can be chilly and it will usually be colder at night
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itinerary is preliminary and subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert. In addition, should there be an extreme change in water levels, Vantage will do everything possible to provide either the included excursion or an alternate excursion at Vantage’s discretion.

Please Note: Port times & itineraries are subject to change. Fluctuating water levels may affect itinerary.

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