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Overview

From Budapest to Strasbourg, enjoy a unique cruise crossing three rivers and four countries. From the Danube to the Rhine via the Main, you will be dazzled by the beauty of landscapes but also by the sweetness of these rivers that form a link between people, cultures and traditions. Hungary, Austria, Germany and France will unveil their history and rich heritage for an unforgettable trans-European getaway.

Detailed Itinerary

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an optional excursion for both packages: An evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Budapest.
We'll return on board in Esztergom. In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own exploring the former capital of Hungary. The city is full of treasures such as the Neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll return on board and depart for Vienna. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Upon arriving in Vienna, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A visit to the Hofburg Palace, the Hapsburg's winter residence and its Sisi Museum. Tonight, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour Vienna by night.

This morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial family, followed by a panoramic tour of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living, music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall(1). After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion proposed: Horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring road in Vienna.

This evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)
Our ship will depart at midnight.

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley this morning, arriving in Melk in the morning. We'll then set off on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. We'll return on board and cruise towards Passau. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

We'll set out to explore Passau in the company of hostess, strolling the narrow romantic streets and admiring is Baroque-style buildings. We'll then cruise to Regensburg through the night.

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Regensburg and the Walhalla hall of fame which overhangs the river. We'll return on board in Kelheim and cruise the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg.

We'll arrive in Nuremberg in the morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the city and tasting of its famous gingerbread. We'll return on board in Erlangen and start sailing towards Bamberg. Our ship will cruise through the night.

We'll spend this morning cruising to Schweinfurt. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of Rothenburg, one of the oldest cities in Germany. This magnificent walled town located on the historic Roman Road has managed to keep its authentic charm. We'll return on board in Gerlachshausen. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Würzburg and the former Residence of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. We'll return on board in Karlstadt. Our ship will cruise through the night.

We'll leave to explore Miltenberg in the company of our hostess and discover this charming, very typical German village. Its marketplace surrounded by half-timbered houses, its Grande Rue and former Town Hall make Miltenberg a unique town and the "pearl of the Main". We'll cruise to Frankfurt.

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Frankfurt.
DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.
We'll return on board and cruise to Mainz. Gutenberg's hometown, Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main and is a perfect blend of past and present. Its age-old cathedral is not to be missed. You'll be able to explore the city in the company of our hostess. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Enjoy buffet breakfast on board as we cruise towards Strasbourg, passing through two impressive locks on the Rhine, Iffezheim and Gambsheim. We'll reach Strasbourg at 2:00 p.m. and disembark after lunch. End of our services.

Inclusions

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to lunch on the final day - on board drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multilingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Exclusions

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - concert of Vienna music - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Notes

*Price based on double occupancy.

Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20% (On request)

Several ships available for this cruise like MS Victor Hugo, MS France, MS L'Europe and MS Douce France.

Accommodation available for Pre and Post Cruise on request.

(Shore excursions available on request) No shore excursion on the non listed days.

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

This cruise can be booked with special flight from Strasbourg. 

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Rhine, the Main and the Danube in one cruise: The combination of historytradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • From picturesque medieval towns to the imposing imperial and royal capitals
  • Discover(2):
    • Unique and romantic Budapest
    • Authentic Vienna
    • The charming medieval towns of RothenburgNuremberg and Regensburg
    • Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity.

THE GGTS DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

For other amazing cruise itineraries and destinations, please contact our Destination specialists.

 

Trip Highlights

Budapest - Vienna - Melk - Passau - Frankfurt - Mainz - Strasbourg

Fixed Departure
28 May, 2024

Cruise
AUD 4,265 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

31 Aug, 2024

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AUD 4,160 P P twin share
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30 Sep, 2024

Cruise
AUD 5,002 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

04 Oct, 2024

Cruise
AUD 4,265 P P twin share
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