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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
  • The Danube River along the shore of Budapest, featuring the grand Parliament building
    OUR MAJESTIC RIVERS OF EUROPE WINE CRUISE BRINGS YOU THROUGH THE MOST SCENIC STRETCHES OF GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND HUNGARY
  • 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
  • TOUR THE RESIDENZ PALACE IN UNESCO-LISTED WÜRZBURG, WITH INCLUDED WINE TASTING
  • ENJOY A CHOICE OF TOURS REVEALING NUREMBERG’S WORLD WAR II HISTORY, OR ITS MEDIEVAL PAST
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA & PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$4,999
  • $333
    PER DAY
  • 15
    DAYS
  • 32
    TOURS
  • 59 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • 8 Solo Friendly Spaces Available
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Experts To Serve You, Ship To Shore

During your cruise you’ll be well taken of. Your Cruise Director will provide briefings about upcoming ports, coordinate social and cultural activities on board ship, and generally make sure that your experience is the best it can be. Your onboard Concierge can provide expert advice and assist with special requests, ranging from on-shore restaurant reservations or spa appointments to event tickets and more. And to guide your included shore excursions, we’ve selected the best Regional Experts. If your program includes a land stay (or if you have chosen an optional extension), you will also enjoy the services of a City Host at your hotel, who can help you plan your exploration.

Cruise Directors Make Your Trip “Smooth Sailing”

Your Vantage river cruise will be led by a seasoned Cruise Director whose job is to see to your comfort and satisfaction. Think of him or her as your onboard “host,” the person to turn to with questions about your itinerary, updates on the day’s activities, reservations for optional tours, and so much more.

Slavka Holubova

Slavka, born in Bratislava, enjoys the trips she guides, the different people she meets, and the challenges she sometimes faces. She likes to be around people and always finds a way to help. Her favorite place to visit is the Netherlands for many reasons, but especially because the people there are openminded and straightforward. Her most memorable experiences are the thank-you notes she receives after a tour. “For some people, you remain in their minds even when you’re gone.” Slavka thinks that postcards and bookmarks are nice souvenirs, since they are light and small. On her free time, she travels, read books, play sports, and goes to the movies.

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. This complimentary service is available to all travelers — no matter what cabin category or flight class you’ve reserved!

Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, secure restaurant reservations, or organize a private experience for your group, our Concierge service can make your travel dreams come true. Concierge service is available before 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.

During your journey, a Vantage Destination Manager doubles as your onboard Concierge and can assist with any personal requests you may have.

MEET THE CAPTAIN

Danut Scurtu

Captain Danut Scurtu was born in 1963 in a small village located 120 km north of the Danube River. Growing up, he had a neighbor that served in the Romanian Military Navy and would often see him wearing his uniform, a sight that made quite an impression on young Danut. Coupled with the neighbor’s stories about all the places he’d visited and experiences he’d had throughout his military career, Danut was inspired to pursue a career in the Navy. In 1977, he enrolled at the School of Marine Technology (Liceul Tehnologic de Marină) in Galați, Romania. He graduated in 1982 and has since pursued his dream of being a ship’s captain.

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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