Begin your journey on the iconic Danube river with a traditional Hungarian folklore performance. Over the next fourteen days, sail through the stunning Wachau Valley and the Rhine Gorge, enjoy guided city tours of Budapest, Bratislava, Passau, Nureamberg and Miltenberg, making your way to the canal city of Amsterdam. Explore stunning cities and towns like Vienna and Cologne and historic sites such as UNESCO World Heritage-listed Melk Abbey and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bishop Residence.
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Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey on the Rhine River. Begin in Basel, exploring the Black Forest region and witness the fairytale archicture of Koblenz and Cologne. Your river cruise ends in the enigmatic Amsterdam.
This insightful itinerary crosses into four coutnries, offering a unique perspective into their past and present simultaneously. Guided walks along the cobberstone streets of Germany tell their own story, and city tours of Vienna and Budapest examplify how the past can shape the future. CElebrate the ancient as it co-exists with the modern in the Austrian and Hungarian capitals, and gain a personal understanding of why the iconic Danube has acted as inspiration to so many.
Beginning in Mainz, you’ll sail to Wiesbaden, a spa town known for its mineral springs. Sail onwards to Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region and visit picturesque settings fit for TV and film sets. Marksburg Castle brings fairytale-like Koblenz to life, while the slopes of the Moselle Valley are yours to explore by bike in Cochem. Uncover Trier’s beautifully preserved Roman remains on a guided walk and, in Bernkastel, you’ll taste the town’s finest wines within a truly majestic surrounding.
The iconic Danube river guides you on a gentle journey, enabling you to soak up Europe’s cultural wonders at leisure. Sail the picturesque Wachau Valley to enchanting Dürnstein. Visit the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, drive around Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse to view the city’s marvellous architecture, and let inspiring Budapest tell tales of its past, while proudly looking forward to the future.
It is no surprise that the South of France is recognized as the birthplace of photography. Its unrivalled beautfy comprises the finest examples of French 15th century architecture, with Roman ruins and sun-soaked vineyards nestled at the foot of colossal mountain ranges. Journey to the country's gastronomic beating heart, Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provencal dinner on board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale.
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