Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise
Be carried away on a journey that takes you from Cologne to Königswinter for a visit of the charming Drachenburg Castle and grounds.
*Note: This excursion must be pre booked
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Step back into the Middle Ages while you walk the cobbled streets and town walls, admiring the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses and fountains of romantic Rothenburg, the best preserved medieval fortified town in Germany.
Today you will have the opportunity to learn how to make traditional German gingerbread in a cooking class with a local chef while learning about the region of Nuremberg. After the preparation, you will taste this regional delight.
Visit a unique Bavarian brewery house and museum and learn about the art, architecture and ancient craft of beer production. Enjoy a tasting of one of Bavaria’s finest lagers.
Amsterdam to Budapest Cruise
Enjoy an excursion to the home of The Sound of Music and the birth place of Mozart. A town known for its small cobbled laneways, beautiful Baroque buildings and a scenic setting nestled between the Alpine Mountains and Salzach River.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in South Bohemia in the Czech Republic, which has been perfectly preserved as an example of medieval life as cobblestone streets wind past centuries old townhomes, inns, shops, and cafes.
Considered one of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in Europe, Schönbrunn is the former summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy that ruled the Austria-Hungary Empire for centuries up until WWI. Today the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic important, unique grounds and splendid furnishings.
An evening to remember at one of Vienna’s famous concert halls enjoying a wonderful mix of symphony, stage and a quartet of opera. Delight in a private concert to enjoy favourites from Mozart and Strauss, two of Austria’s most influential composers. Enjoy a glass of champagne upon arrival.
Drive to the beautiful mountain village of Seefeld. Ride by horse and carriage through the village and surrounding woods, stopping at a country restaurant for traditional apple strudel and refreshments.
Visit the stunning former summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Today the palace houses not only Austrian art from the Middle Ages to present day, but also the world’s largest Klimt collection, with the golden paintings “The Kiss” and “Judith” as the highlights.
On your free day in Dubrovnik, take the chance to visit neighbouring Montenegro including the Bay of Kotor, one of the most spectacular coastlines in the Adriatic. Visit the ancient town of Kotor – the pearl of the medieval Mediterranean, encircled by walls and fortresses included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Lunch in a local restaurant is included.
Castle Blatná is one of the most beautiful country houses in Czech Republic. Visit this unique medieval moated castle and hear the fascinating story of the Hildpandt family, who lost the castle in 1948 by communist confiscation before it was finally returned during the restitution process after 1990. Lunch in a local restaurant is included.
Join a local guide for a visit to a local farmers market where you will have the opportunity to shop and taste the region's best and unique ingredients.
A short drive from Lyon lies one of the loveliest towns in France – Pérouges. The town’s history goes back to pre-Christian time and has been the backdrop for many filmmakers due to its uniqueness and beauty. The townscape today is characterised by medieval buildings and cobblestone streets. *Note: Due to uneven surfaces along with uphill and downhill walking, this excursion is best enjoyed by those with an active fitness level.
Around 1000 years ago, Cluny was the religious centre of Europe. Until the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome was finished, the cloister of Cluny III was the largest church in Christianity. Visit the remains of the five naves of this stunning church and discover the fascinating way of life of the monks, up to 10,000 of which lived in the cloister of Cluny during the Middle Ages.
The structure that crosses the Rhône tributary Gardon is world famous: the perfectly preserved Pont du Gard. This three level Roman aqueduct is 275m long and while still used, over 2000 years ago, it transported 20,000mᶟ of water per day.
View the Roman place Les Antique and the hospital where Vincent van Gogh resided for a while. Then, continue to Les Baux de Provence, which has a spectacular position in the Alpilles Mountains. Les Baux is one of France's most picturesque villages.
Travel to Cannes, home of one of the most exclusive and famous international film festivals in the world. Later, visit Grasse, a jewel of the Cote D’Azur and perfume capital of the world.
In the most romantic part of the Moselle Valley, where the river curves between two hiking paradises - Eifel and Hunsrück - lays the old town of Cochem. Take a walking tour of the town including a guided visit of the magnificent Reichsburg castle, boasting impressive views of the
Visit the 800 year old Wieliczka Salt Mines – the greatest tourist attraction in southern Poland. Here you will wonder at the glistening chandeliers of pure crystal salt as well as many other fascinating salt sculptures.
Embark on a journey to the beautiful town of Guimaraes. Visit the Ducal Palace, the seat of the first king of Portugal. This incredible Palace was commissioned in the 10th century to defend the monastery from attacks by the Moors and the Norsemen.
Experience an incredible performance by Russian dancers at a special venue in Moscow. The dancers perform traditional dances from the Kostroma region in Russia.
Perched atop a steep cliff more than 100m above the lake, Bled Castle is how most people imagine a medieval fortress to be with towers, ramparts, moats and a terrace offering magnificent views of Lake Bled with a history dating back to 1004. Later, visit Lake Bohinj, one of the most beautiful lakes in Slovenia. Lunch in a local restaurant is included.
Go behind the scenes of the National Opera Theatre for an insight into the creation of costumes, dressing rooms, hair and makeup with backstage access before a concert from two of Serbia’s finest.
Just outside of Barcelona, lies the Mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 1,235m. Visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey and monk retreat dating back to the ninth century offering spectacular views of Catalonia.
The hilltop town of Sintra is situated just north of Lisbon. Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful and historic town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dates back to Moorish times and beyond. Visit the Palace of Sintra, the best preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal.
On your journey through Switzerland, discover the romantic French town of Annecy with views of spectacular Alps and a beautiful medieval old town boasting secluded cobbled streets, softly curving architecture and quaint canals. Stroll across Pont des Amours (the lover’s bridge) before taking in the Imperial Palace and the baroque Cathedral of Saint Pierre. Lunch in a local restaurant is included.
Enjoy an unguided visit to the Mount Rigi - one of the most iconic mountains in central Switzerland. You will be transferred from Lucerne to the foot of Rigi Mountain. Then, take a small train to the top, where you will have a chance to marvel at the incredible views. Finish the trip with a cable car down the mountain.
Seville is well known for its Flamenco dancing. Witness the skill and beautiful costumes of the dancers on stage in a local theatre.
Journey to the Top of Europe on the famous Jungfraubahn railway, passing the Eiger and various viewpoints. At the top, explore the ice caves and take the lift to the highest lifted viewpoint in Europe at 3,571m above sea level. Breathtaking views surround you as you look out on neighbouring countries France, Germany and Italy.