Grand European River Cruise - 2022

23-night river cruise with Mainz, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, Budapest, Kalocsa, Pécs, Vukovar, Belgrade, Donji Milanovac, Iron Gates, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Sinaia | Bucharest
  • Grand European River Cruise including Cologne, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Vienna, Budapest, Vukovar, Belgrade, Iron Gates, Veliko Tarnovo, and Bucharest
    ENJOY CRUISE LIFE ON A DELUXE RIVER SHIP, FEATURING WORKSHOPS, EVENING ENTERTAINMENT, AND MORE
  • The sprawling Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest
    FALL IN LOVE WITH BUDAPEST AND ITS GRAND ARCHITECTURE
  • Cliff-perched historic village of Veliko Turnovo
    DISCOVER VELIKO TARNOVO, A BEAUTIFUL TOWN IN NORTH CENTRAL BULGARIA
  • Aerial view of the Iron Gates of the Danube
    CRUISE THROUGH THE DANUBE’S IRON GATES, A SERIES OF SCENIC STRETCHES
  • The fairytale castle of Peles against a mountainous background
    STEP INSIDE THE FAIRY-TALE MANSE OF TRANSYLVANIA’S PELEȘ CASTLE
  • The People's Palace in Bucharest
    VISIT THE PEOPLE’S PALACE IN BUCHAREST AND LEARN THE HISTORY OF THIS COLOSSAL BUILDING
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$8,799
  • $338
    PER DAY
  • 26
    DAYS
  • 61
    TOURS
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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.

PACING:

  • This is a moderately paced European river cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers
  • 26 days, 15 ports of call, and 23 nights aboard a Vantage Deluxe river boat, plus two nights in a Deluxe Hotel in Bucharest

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • This itinerary features multiple walking tours
  • Expect short uphill stretches as you set out on walking tours and through some parts of these ancient towns
  • 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
  • Museum visits feature multiple 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:

  • Much of the walking on tours is over uneven terrain, cobblestone walkways, and flagstone paths
  • You’ll also sightsee in panoramic air-conditioned coaches and you can expect journeys to an hour or more
  • Whenever possible, coaches are used to bring you as close to pedestrian centers as the historic preservation of these older towns and cities allow

CLIMATE:

  • Summer is typically the warmest season with temperatures usually peaking in July
  • 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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