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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
  • Aerial view of the Iron Gates of the Danube
    CRUISE THROUGH THE DANUBE’S IRON GATES, A SERIES OF SCENIC STRETCHES
  • 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 TRANSYLVANIA, ROMANIA
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  • $338
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  • 26
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  • 61
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Cultural Connections

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  • Vantage Lecture Series: “Germany in the 21st Century”; “Rhine-Main-Danube Canal”; “Bavarian Beer Experience”; “Musical Vienna”; “Serbia Today”; and “Bulgaria, Romania & the EU”
  • Two wine pairing dinners with expert commentary on local vintages 
  • German language lesson 
  • Kölsch beer tasting in Cologne
  • German BBQ lunch with live traditional music
  • Choice of local manufacturer visits in Marktheidenfeld: winery, paper mill, chateau with piano collection or blacksmith
  • Glassblowing demonstration on board
  • Acting scene with Martin the city guard in Regensburg
  • Passau organ concert
  • Onboard culinary demonstrations of traditional German fare, including apple strudel, beef rouladen, and other favorites
  • Onboard painting lesson
  • Onboard Eastern European folk music and dance show in Budapest
  • Folklore workshop in Kalosca, featuring paprika bread making, folk painting, and embroidery
  • Home-hosted lunch in Croatia
  • School visit or guitar concert in Croatia (depending on departure date)
  • Eltz Museum excursion
  • Performance by a local tamburitza orchestra on board 
  • Belgrade pub crawl
  • Traditional bread and salt welcome in Serbia
  • Introduction to Cyrillic language at primary school in Donji Milanovac 
  • Balkan-style BBQ
  • Bulgarian children’s dance performance on board
  • Presentation and lecture by icon painter and Orthodox priest in Ruse
  • Lunch with university students in Veliko Tarnovo
  • Lively entertainment on board most evenings

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