What to Expect
PACING: 27 Days, 15 ports of call, and 23 nights aboard a Vantage Deluxe river boat, plus two nights in a Superior First-Class Hotel in Bucharest. This is a well-paced European river cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers.
EASY & FAST WALKING TOURS: On your Main, Danube, and Rhine 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, and on some tours you'll have free time to walk on your own.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: This itinerary is an active one and features multiple walking tours. You can expect short uphill stretches as you set out on walking tours and through some parts of these ancient towns. Much of the walking on tours is over uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths. Panoramic air-conditioned coaches and you can expect journeys to an hour or more. Coaches are used whenever to bring you as close to pedestrian centers preservation of these older towns and cities. Museum visits feature multiple flights of stairs.
CULTURAL FOCUS: European river cruising is the perfect way to take in the legendary scenery of the Rhine and Danube, which has been lauded in music and writing throughout the ages. The fairytale nature of the region is enchanting, while the historic importance of the rivers to the heritages of Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Netherlands is evident as well. The Main and Rhine river cruise portion introduces you to stunning medieval architecture and an intriguing cultural legacy. The Danube River cruise portion features areas, such as the beautiful Wachau Valley, that are unfamiliar even to travelers who have been to Europe many times. Vantage's exclusive "Cultural Connections" activities, which include lectures, demonstrations, concerts, wine tastings, and a few meals ashore in local restaurants (or lunch money for meals on own), provide you with opportunities to truly experience the cultures and traditions of the places you visit.
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.