Grand European Sojourn - 2018

Germany • Austria • Hungary • Bulgaria • Croatia • Serbia • Romania
  • CITY TOUR OF BUDAPEST (A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) FEATURING FISHERMAN’S BASTION
  • LET THE MUSIC OF VIENNA CAPTIVATE YOU DURING A CONCERT IN THE ELEGANT KURSALON MUSIC HALL
  • YOUR CHOICE OF GUIDED TOURS IN VIENNA: SCHONBRUNN PALACE OR THE MUSEUM OF ART HISTORY
  • SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH THE WACHAU RIVER VALLEY (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE)
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

3 DAYS FROM $649

Transylvania, Romania

3 DAYS FROM $699

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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FROM $649 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $216 PER DAY

You'll already be in Europe for your river cruise, so why not add three more nights in Amsterdam? Your extension to this culturally rich hub features a guided canal cruise, as well as free time to explore the historic streets and canals of Amsterdam at your own pace. Don’t miss this true Dutch treat!

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations at the Superior First-Class NH Barbizon Palace in Amsterdam
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Dusseldorf orientation walk
  • Canal Cruise with visit to Rijksmuseum
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 27:

Enjoy a Welcome Briefing and drink in Amsterdam

Transfer to Amsterdam and check into your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Briefing and drink at the hotel.

Day 28:

Dutch canal cruise and a visit to the Rijksmuseum

Embark on a canal cruise through this charming city and stop at the famed Rijksmuseum. You can also choose to join our optional tour to Zaanse Shaanse & Edam.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Zaanse Schans & Edam Excursion

Zaanse Schans & Edam Excursion

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • When: Half-day Tour

The Dutch say, “if you only have one day to see Holland, then go to Zaanse Schans,” so we take you there on our “quintessential Holland” excursion. You’ll take a short scenic ride through the countryside to this “living museum” to admire the houses, hump-backed bridges, charming gardens, tradesmen’s workshops, and authentic, working windmills dating to the 17th century. You’ll get a lesson in cheese making, step inside a windmill, and see how a clog maker crafts those unique shoes. Next you’ll go on a guided tour of picturesque Edam, famous for its eponymous cheese. Before heading back to Amsterdam, you’ll try a typical Dutch treat, coffee and apple cake, at a local café.


Day 29:

Depart Amsterdam, The Netherlands for home

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Transylvania, Romania

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FROM $699 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $233 PER DAY

Even without the lure of vampire legends, Romania’s central region of Transylvania is a superb travel destination, with its rugged mountain scenery, medieval villages, and well-preserved towns. Now you can experience it firsthand — at a great Vantage value! — as an extension of your European river cruise. Most intriguing of all, you’ll uncover the mystery of Dracula himself!

Your Price Includes:

  • 1 night at the Superior First-Class Deluxe Intercontinental Bucharest (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Brasov, Romania at the Aro Palace Hotel (or similar)
  • Breakfasts daily
  • 3/4 Day Excursion to Bran Castle, legendary home of Dracula
  • All tours enhanced by Vantage's audio headsets!
  • A City Host and experienced local guidestransfers, and baggage handling overseas (except in customs)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 25:

Transylvania Highlights optional tour, or explore Brasov on your own

Enjoy day at leisure in charming, walkable Brasov. Or join an optional full-day Transylvania Highlights tour including walking tour of Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Dracula. This optional tour also includes a visit to the fortified church of Biertan, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch is included on this optional tour. In the evening, you're invited to join a pub crawl through Brasov.

Optional Tour: Transylvania Highlights

Transylvania Highlights

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Sighisoara, Romania
  • When: Full-day tour

AVAILABLE ON TRANSYLVANIA EXTENSION ONLY: Discover Transylvania’s fairytale village of Sighisoara, a 12th Century Saxon settlement whose central citadel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches, Sighisoara’s beautifully preserved medieval character rivals that of Old Prague or Vienna. The city’s other claim to fame is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), ruler of the province of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was he who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula. You’ll learn the city’s fabled history on a guided walking tour that includes lunch at a local restaurant.


Day 26:

Step inside Dracula's home

Following breakfast, embark on a tour to Bran Castle, the legendary home of Dracula. Return back to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 27:

Explore Bucharest's best

Today you’ll transfer from Brasov to Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, where we’ll have lunch. Afterwards, explore Bucharest’s grand monuments and leafy, old-world boulevards on a city tour that includes a choice of entrances. You can visit the infamous People’s Palace, the grandiose, sprawling, and never-completed administrative building initiated by dictator Nicolae Ceausecu. Alternatively, take a fascinating tour of Manuc’s Inn, Bucharest’s oldest hotel building, which was built as a way station for caravans and surrounds a large open courtyard.

* Please note: The Bucharest portion of today's activities are part of your base tour.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 28:

Fly home

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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