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Majestic Rivers of Europe featuring Oberammergau extension - 2022

Oberammergau extension • 14-day river cruise with Mainz, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, Budapest
  • Passion Play, Epic, Life of Christ, Europe River Cruising featuring Oberammergau 14-days with Mainz, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Marktheidenfeld, Würzburg, Regensburg, Vienna and Budapest
    EXPERIENCE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY ON OUR OPTIONAL EXTENSION
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  • PRIVATE CONCERT AT THE KURSALON MUSIC HALL IN VIENNA
  • CITY TOUR OF BUDAPEST, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • YOUR CHOICE OF TOURS IN VIENNA, INCLUDING SCHONBRUNN PALACE
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Vienna: The Cultural Capital of Europe

The grande dame of Europe and the city that is the very picture of elegance, Vienna awaits you when you join Vantage Deluxe World Travel on a river cruise through Austria.

A Musical Moment in Vienna's Kursalon

Vienna is recognized throughout the world for its excellent classical music performances. As part of your Vantage river cruise itinerary, feast your eyes and ears at a private classical music concert at the Kursalon.

Scenic Cruise of the Wachau Valley

Lined with ancient towns, castles, monasteries and vineyards, Austria’s magnificent Wachau Valley — a UNESCO World Heritage Landscape — is a highlight of your Vantage river cruise on the Danube River.

Learn How to Make Apple Strudel

Here is a preview of how you'll learn to make authentic Austrian apple strudel — and taste the delicious results — on board during your Deluxe Vantage European river cruise.



Passau: the Baroque City on Three Rivers

In Germany, the blue Danube, green Inn, and black Ilz rivers come together in a city that celebrates its connection to the water: Lovely Passau, the City on Three Rivers. Located in Bavaria, Passau is a showcase of wonderful baroque and Gothic architecture.

Regensburg: Germany's Medieval Gem

Two thousand years of history line the streets of Regensburg, a beautifully preserved Bavarian city on the Danube. Today, nearly 1,000 buildings built between the 11th and 13th centuries remain standing in their original glory, unscathed by World War II.

Nuremberg: A City For All Seasons

With its rich history and strong arts and crafts traditions, Nuremberg is a fascinating and beautiful city to visit any time of year.

The Würzburg Residenz

Your Vantage river cruise through Germany includes a half-day tour of the Würzburg Residenz, a baroque European castle that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour includes a visit to the wine cellar for a tasting and lecture.

Romantic Heidelberg: Germany’s Ideal University Town

Heidelberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has everything going for it. A beautiful riverside setting in the Rhine-Neckar Valley . . . Germany’s oldest and most prestigious university . . . An imposing castle . . . Historic baroque architecture . . . And a lively a cultural scene, with great dining, shops, wine cellars, beer gardens, museums, and more. In fact, Heidelberg is consistently rated one of the best cities in Germany to visit and to live, and you’ll find out why on your included tour here.

The Rhine Valley

Where else would you begin your fairytale-worthy cruise than in Germany, the land that inspired the Brothers Grimm? Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, known for its steep hills topped with castles and ruins that tower above the river.

Cologne: 2,000 Years of History

When you hear the name Cologne, you may first think of a famous fragrance or a popular style of German beer.  As you tour the city that lends its name to both of these well-known products during your Vantage river cruise, you’ll learn why Cologne, Germany is one of the most interesting and historic cities you will see while cruising the Rhine River.

Lorelei

Sail past this “siren song” landmark on the Rhine River during your voyage.

Biking Opportunities

On board our ships, complimentary bicycles are available for your use so you can pedal along the scenic paths that wind along the river, or cycle around town, during your free time.

Dr. Markus Urban, Lecturer, Modern Germany & Rhine-Main-Danube Canal

Dr. Markus Urban was born in 1976 in Würzburg, on the Main River. He became a Nuremberger at the age of five, and studied history at the University of Erlangen and also at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. His experience guiding travelers on tours of Nuremberg, including the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Palace of Justice (scene of the Nuremberg Trials), and the old medieval town, dovetailed perfectly with his doctoral studies.

Professor Edward Kudlak, Lecturer, Vienna: The City of Music

Welcome to the city of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler, Bruckner, Schonberg, and so many others! More than any other city on Earth, Vienna boasts a vast classical music heritage, and Professor Edward Kudlak is the ideal host to enhance your appreciation of it. Born in Montreal, he studied at both McGill University and the Vienna Academy of Music before becoming concertmaster for the Academy Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra, and Vienna Baroque Ensemble.

The ms River Splendor

Unpack just once, relax, and discover the most luxurious and rewarding way to see Europe. The Deluxe ship, the ms River Splendor, has been designed specifically for the discerning traveler, with spacious staterooms, a state-of-the-art infotainment system, gourmet international dining, themed lounges, complimentary Concierge service, and a crew-to-passenger ratio of better than 1:4.

Owner's Suite on the ms River Splendor

The 330 square-foot Owner's Suite has all the features of a Deluxe Suite, including floor to ceiling windows with remote control curtains; private airport transfers upon arrival and departure from your destination when you purchase Vantage air, laundry service, and more.

Deluxe Suites on the ms River Splendor

Make the most of your journey by upgrading to a 250-square-foot Deluxe Suite at a surprisingly reasonable price. Your Deluxe Suite includes all of the amenities of Deluxe Staterooms, plus a minibar, luxurious bathrobes and slippers, a bathroom with a shower and bathtub, and more.

Deluxe Staterooms on the ms River Splendor

Join us and unpack just once in your private stateroom. All staterooms face outside and feature a glorious view. Deluxe staterooms on the Navigator deck have French balconies, which offer the best of all worlds: grand, panoramic views and the ability to open your room to fresh river breezes — without reducing valuable interior space, the way a traditional balcony does.

Single Staterooms on the ms River Splendor

If you're traveling solo, you'll also have the choice of reserving a single cabin so you don't have to pay based on double-room rates. (Availability is limited, so reserve promptly if interested.)

Hungarian Horse Show

Enjoy the romantic scenery of the countryside as you visit the Equestrian Park of the Lázár brothers, who have won several world championships in carriage riding. Hungarian horsemen will welcome and accompany you to the inn’s yard where you will enjoy the famous Hungarian “pálinka” (brandy) before going to the show. The horse show features varied styles of dressage and fun competition with guests. After the show, a carriage awaits you for a scenic ride through the surrounding area.

Optional Extension to Prague & Bratislava

Make the most of your included airfare by adding two more European countries to your passport — magnificent Prague, an elegant, Old World capital boasting many grand castles, and Bratislava, the delightful capital of Slovakia. 




Sheraton Bratislava Hotel

Sheraton Bratislava Hotel is a modern hotel nestled on the banks of the Danube River, just a 10-minute walk to Bratislava's historic Old Town. The hotel features a true French restaurant, Brasserie Anjou®, vibrant Amber's Bar® and Port Wilson Lobby Lounge®, Link@Sheraton Cafe with healthy options and an exclusive Club Lounge. Find your glow in Shine Spa for Sheraton™ offering heated swimming pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath, 24/7 Sheraton fitness and a wide variety of massages and treatments. Room amenities include: Sitting area and large work desk, A/C, Wired/WiFi High Speed Internet Access for a fee, separate rain shower and bath, 32" TV, complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, bathrobe and slippers, in-room safe with charge plug, iron and ironing board.

European River Cruising

In Europe, civilization developed along the rivers, so there's no better route along which to explore. Voyages aboard our own private and privately chartered fleet span the entire continent. Our tantalizing array of itineraries reveals storybook castles, half-timbered villages, medieval town squares, and dramatic landscapes of rolling vineyards and lofty mountains. And because your river ship is your home throughout your voyage, you'll unpack just once and feel comfortable in no time.

The World of Vantage

Discover the world with Vantage Deluxe World Travel — at the best values available today — for worldwide river cruises, small ship discoveries, and escorted land tours for small groups

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