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Grand European Sojourn - 2020

Germany • Austria • Hungary • Bulgaria • Croatia • Serbia • Romania
  • ENJOY CRUISE LIFE ON A DELUXE RIVER SHIP, FEATURING WORKSHOPS, EVENING ENTERTAINMENT, AND MORE
  • MARVEL AT THE STORYBOOK SCENERY ALONG THE UNESCO-LISTED RHINE RIVER
  • SPEND FOUR DAYS EXPLORING UNESCO-LISTED BUDAPEST AND ITS MYRIAD TREASURES, INCLUDING THE PARLIAMENT
  • ENJOY A ROUSING DANCE PERFORMANCE BY LOCAL CHILDREN IN BULGARIA
  • SAIL THROUGH THE IRON GATES, ONE OF THE DANUBE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL STRETCHES
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  • 55
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Activities & Entertainment

This trip is rated Moderate

Many of your river cruise's included sightseeing tours involve walking — occasionally on cobbled or uneven streets, or along unpaved vineyard paths. If you wish to extend your walks, your Cruise Director or local guide can suggest scenic routes nearby. At the same time, there is plenty of time to relax aboard ship, and should you wish to forego any activity, you are always at liberty to do so. For the fullest enjoyment of this trip, we recommend that you be in reasonably good health, and able to walk at least a mile unassisted.



Onboard Cooking Classes

Enjoy the 5-star dining onboard Vantage river ships? Get ready to learn all the tricks of the trade and enjoy face time with our world-class chefs when you sign up for complimentary onboard cooking classes in our Captain’s Clubs. Depending on the season and region you’re sailing, you’ll be treated to hands-on presentations spotlighting local produce while the chef whips up main dishes and savory soups, followed by a delightful tasting session. Held during lunch- or dinnertime, depending on your sailing schedule, these meals will replace those served in the main dining room. Each cooking class meals comes with food for thought, too — the conversation of fellow passengers in an intimate group of just 30.



Cycle along the Rhine, Main, & Danube
The Danube Bike Trail is perhaps the most famous cycling route in Europe, and with good reason. You can cycle from Germany all the way to the Black Sea, through majestic scenery along well-marked, well-maintained, and mostly traffic-free paths. Your Deluxe river ship has complimentary bicycles on board for use during your free time; just speak to your Cruise Director to reserve one. You can also rent these bikes for $150 a week for the duration of your cruise, simply reserve it as an optional tour in your MyPortfolio account. In various ports along our route — such as Budapest, Kalocsa, Belgrade, and Ruse — you can rent bicycles at an additional cost (should those on board be unavailable). Click the links below for maps of the many safe pathways open to cyclists. Your Cruise Director can point you in the right direction, which includes the routes below and those from www.bikemap.net.


Maps

View the Biking Route Map: Passau: Along the beautiful Ilz River

Length: 20 miles

Difficulty level: easy & flat

View the Biking Route Map: Budapest: Picturesque round trip

Length: 5 miles

Difficulty level: easy & flat

This route will show you most magnificent sites of Budapest, including Freedom Bridge, Chain Bridge, and the Hungarian Parliament Building. From your ship, head to the Green Bridge (Freedom Bridge); make sure to take a look at Market Hall on your way, an excellent example of late 19th century functionalist architecture. Between the White (Elizabeth) Bridge and Chain Bridge, you’ll enjoy excellent photo opportunities of the Parliament Building (designed by Gustav Eiffel studios). Then, continue to Margit Island Bridge for an extended biking opportunity in the heart of Budapest. Cross the Danube on the Budapest side to for excellent pictures of Buda Castle and Gellert Hill. Then, continue towards the Chain and White bridges, where your ship is docked.

View the Biking Route Map: Vienna: Leisure & relaxation area of Vienna: Danube Island

Length: 8 miles

Difficulty level: medium & flat

This bike tour is the perfect opportunity to explore spots where local Viennese go to relax. You can extend this route as much as you wish. Once off the ship, cross the Danube on Friedrich’s Bridge. Then, simply follow the marked paths on the island (either left or right). Along this bike route, you’ll enjoy panoramic sights of Vienna's skyscrapers, including the building housing the United Nations.

View the Biking Route Map: Passau: Along the beautiful Ilz River

Length: 10 miles

Difficulty level: medium & few up & downhill

As the smallest contributory of the Danube in Passau, the Ilz River originates in the Bohemian Forest along the border area of the Czech Republic and Germany. Just few miles outside of Passau, the scenery will get a pastoral feeling; the bike path winds gently along a small river with many opportunities for pictures. More adventurous bikers may enjoy bringing a swimsuit along for a dip in the mountain water. The return is downhill.

View the Biking Route Map: Regensburg: The Walhalla Memorial Hall

Length: 14 miles

Difficulty level: medium & flat

Walhalla is one of the monuments built in the second half of the 19th century all over Germany to commemorate the unification of the Germany. The path is mostly flat and leads you along scenic Danube, partly. At the end, you’ll need to go uphill for approximately half of a mile to get to the site, but the views of the site and surrounding area are well worth the trip.

View the Biking Route Map: Cologne: “The best view” path

Length: 5 miles

Difficulty level: easy & mostly flat

Admire some of the most scenic paths of the iconic Rhine River through Deutz, opposite Cologne River. You’ve have the best view of the magnificent Cologne Cathedral & Hohenzollern Bridge, the busiest railroad bridge in the world.

Discover a centuries-old way of life when you cycle past traditional Dutch homes and windmills in Zaanse Schans.

Let Us Entertain You

Throughout your European river cruise, you’ll enjoy local arts and entertainment both on shore and aboard ship. For example, an organ concert and an orthodox choir performance will enliven your visits to Kalocsa, Hungary, and Ruse, Bulgaria. And for your listening and dancing pleasure while aboard your Deluxe European river ship, you’re invited to enjoy a range of hand-picked local entertainers and events, including a performance of your favorite Broadway hits from Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, and more; a string concert by 4 Virtuosos; a Viennese party night featuring dance lessons from a professional dance troupe; and a ballet history of the waltz. On Movie Night, you can leave your dancing shoes behind and relax with a good flick.

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