Enchanted Europe (Eastbound)
Your breathtaking river cruise begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for a Black Forest excursion, and to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic village. Visit Würzburg, and take a guided tour of Bamberg, before reaching Nuremberg, from where you will take a full-day excursion to Munich. Sail from Nuremberg to Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Cruise next to Passau, with its narrow streets and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sights of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.
Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Breisach: Choice of excursion to Black Forest or guided visit to a local winery in BreisachDay 3 Strasbourg: Guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the Gothic cathedralDay 4 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: Choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, cable-car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim, or a hike in the vineyards with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in BoppardDay 5 Frankfurt: Choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in SeligenstadtDay 6 Main River Village: Guided tourDay 7 Würzburg: Guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s ResidenceDay 8 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town HallDay 9 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: Full day guided tour in MunichDay 10 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or hike with your Adventure Host or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard lectureDay 11 Regensburg: Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta PretoriaDay 12 Passau–Linz: Guided walk in Passau; free time in LinzDay 13 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in ViennaDay 14 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure HostDay 15 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure HostDay 16 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
Basel, Switzerland (Embarkation)
Breisach, Germany. Excursion To Black Forest
Rüdesheim, Germany – Rhine Gorge
Frankfurt. Excursion To Seligenstadt
Main River Village
Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
Melk – Wachau Valley
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