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Amsterdam to Bucharest River Cruise

(24 days, Amsterdam - Bucharest, 2017)
Included in Your Price
  • Emerald Star Ships EXCLUSIVE to Evergreen Tours
  • The services of an Evergreen Tours Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Free airport transfers
  • 21 nights on a luxury European river ship
  • Stay two nights in the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest
  • Explore 25 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during our included tours and shore excursions
  • In Amsterdam, take a canal boat cruise or a walking tour of the city centre
  • Take a walking tour of vibrant Cologne
  • Take a cable car to the Germania monument in Rüdesheim
  • Absorb the sights of Würzburg on a tour
  • Take a walking tour of the medieval Bavarian town of Miltenberg
  • Take a tour of charming Bamberg
  • Walk the cobblestone streets on a walking tour of Passau
  • Tour Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Take a city tour of Bratislava
  • In Vienna, take a guided sightseeing tour of the city
  • Discover Budapest on a guided city tour
  • Enjoy a Puszta Horse Show in Hungary
  • Take a city tour of Belgrade
  • Cruise through the Iron Gates
  • Visit the hilltop villages of Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanassi
  • City tour of Bucharest
You’re Invited
  • Traditional Bavarian Band and dancing
  • Home hosted afternoon tea with a Slovakian family
  • Lunch with a local Croatian family
  • EU Lecture on board
Dining Highlights
  • 65 superb meals including 23 Full Breakfasts (B), 19 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 20 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • Captain's Welcome Reception
  • Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Traditional Hungarian Farewell Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while cruising
Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam (D)

Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700 year old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, theatres and café’s. You will be met and transferred from the airport to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Evergreen Tours river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Amsterdam. This evening join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Amsterdam - Cruising (B,L,D)

This morning the choice is yours; board a glass top canal boat and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals, cruising past 16th century merchant houses and charming churches, dating back to Holland’s Golden Age. Also, join Emerald Active city tour including a guided walk around the famous landmarks of Amsterdam. After lunch on board, depart on your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside, including canals, locks and windmills.

Day 3: Cologne (B,L,D)

Enjoy free time on board your ship before arriving into Cologne. Founded by the Romans, and one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. Join your guide and explore the city including the Old Town with its beautiful squares and historical monuments. During your free time shop for handicrafts or visit a local market before returning to your ship.

Discover More: Take a tour to Drachenburg Castle (extra expense & must be pre booked) with guided tour of Cologne afterwards.

Day 4: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim (B,L,D)

Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Keep your camera at the ready as around every bend there are stunning vistas of castles perched above steep vine–covered slopes. We’ll also pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanted temptresses. We also pass the impressive Pfalzgrafenstein Castle which was formerly a toll gate perched on an island in the middle of the river. In the afternoon we arrive at Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Enjoy a cable car ride up to the impressive Germania monument with stunning views of the Rhine Valley, then free time to shop for handicrafts or taste the famous Rudesheim ice coffee.

Day 5: Miltenberg (B,L,D)

Arrive into Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. Choose from a guided tour of Miltenberg or join Emerald Active for a guided hike up to Wertheim Castle (active fitness level recommended).

Day 6: Würzburg (B,L,D)

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. After breakfast, visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3-dimensional stuccowork. Then join our guide for a walking tour of Würzburg.

Discover More: Rothenburg, a perfectly preserved fortified town (extra expense) guests on this tour will not be able to attend the included walking tour of Wurzburg

Day 7: Bamberg (B,L,D)

Relax on board this morning as we cruise through the Main-Danube Canal, to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. At the town centre is the largest preserved old quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries-old garden quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation.

Day 8: Nuremberg (B,L,D)

Your included choices today include a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. The city tour leads you to the major sights, from the early beginnings to the present. Alternatively, journey to the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938 and take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre. You’re Invited: This evening enjoy an EU Lecture.

Day 9: Kelheim - Regensburg (B,L,D)

This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim. Continue cruising along the Danube River to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. On our guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. You’re Invited: Tonight, enjoy a Bavarian Band on board.

Discover More: Local brauhaus excursion (extra expense)

Day 10: Passau (B,L,D)

Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.

Discover More: Tour to Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov (additional cost) guests on these tours will not be able to participate on the included walking tour of Passau

Day 11: Melk - Dürnstein (B,L,D)

Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. Emerald Active: Guided bike tour along the Danube River (active fitness level) or a guided hike to Durnstein Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike)

Day 12: Vienna (B,L,D)

Welcome to Vienna, the “City of Waltzes”. Today we will see Vienna’s world famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

Discover More: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or Schönbrunn Palace tour (extra expense)

Day 13: Bratislava (B,L,D)

Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures - primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. You’re Invited: The highlight will be a home hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Day 14: Budapest (B,L,D)

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex with Fisherman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church, and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This evening the ship will take you for a night-time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music.

Day 15: Budapest (B,L,D)

Today is a full day at leisure in Budapest. Your Cruise Director will be on hand to assist on you how best to spend your day. Perhaps a visit to the city market, enjoy relaxing at the local thermal baths. Tonight enjoy dinner on board with views of the city lights.

Day 16: Kalocsa (B,L,D)

Early this morning we sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This afternoon visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman.

Day 17: Osijek (B,L,D)

Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence. Extensive re-building was undertaken at the end of the communist era. You’re Invited: Enjoy meeting a local family who will welcome you for a traditional home hosted lunch and an opportunity to learn about everyday life. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks.

Day 18: Belgrade (B,L,D)

Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church which is the world's largest orthodox cathedral. Emerald Active: Biking Tour. Enjoy a Serbian Folklore Evening Show

Discover More: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)

Day 19: Iron Gates (B,L,D)

Relax on board today as you sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains known as the Iron Gates. The narrow and once dangerous passage boasts spectacular scenery forming the border between Serbia and Romania.

Day 20: Svishtov - Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi (B,L,D)

Cruise into Bulgaria where the ship docks at the former roman town of Svishtov. Travel by coach to the Impressive cliff top town of VelikoTarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'. Then visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra valley and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture.

Day 21: Silistra (B,L,D)

Relax in the riverside city of Silistra which was once a Roman fort under the Byzantine empire and was later part of the Ottoman conquest. Later enjoy a visit to a local village to experience the traditional farming community.

Discover More: Excursion to the Black Sea (extra expense) please note guests on this tour will not be able to participate on the included village tour

Day 22: Giurgiu - Disembarkation (B,L)

This morning disembark your Evergreen Tours river cruise and journey by road to Romania's capital, Bucharest. Your city tour includes the enormous Palace of the Parliament, Europe's largest building constructed by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The city's wide avenues have a distinctly French feel, in fact the city is often referred to as the Paris of the East.
Two Night Stay: Bucharest

Day 23: Bucharest (B,D)

Enjoy free time in Bucharest, with its wide boulevards and designer shops.

Discover More: Excursion to Snagov Monastery (extra expense)

Day 24: Bucharest (B)

Your tour concludes after breakfast when you are transferred^ to the airport for your onward or home bound flight.

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