Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)
Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)
Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)
Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)
Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)
Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)
Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)
Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)

Trans-European cruise: a contrast of cultures (port-to-port cruise)

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21 Days

Travel through central Europe from Tulcea to Strasbourg for a unique cruise along the Danube, the Main and the Rhine. This unique offer allows you to combine two cruises in one and discover the pearls of the Danube from Romania to Austria via Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. You will also have the opportunity to visit exceptional cities and sites in Germany such as Regensburg, Mainz or Frankfurt. We guarantee an unforgettable journey!

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

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

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Combining history, traditions and culture, join us on a passionate cruise through the heart of Central Europe
  • 3 different rivers: Danube, Main and Rhine
  • Discover:
    • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
    • Bucharest, the surprising Romanian capital
    • Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
    • Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad
    • Unique and romantic Budapest
    • Authentic Vienna
    • The charming medieval towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg
    • Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity
  • Itinerary

Day 1: Tulcea (Romania)

Tulcea, the main port town on the Danube Delta is almost as old as Rome itself. After boarding our ship, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional entertainment on board.

*A flight option from Paris or Strasbourg to Tulcea is available

Day 2: Tulcea - Sulina - Crisan (Romania)

We'll cruise towards Sulina, located at the mouth of the Danube, all the way to Crisan. Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: The Danube Delta with its rich fauna and flora. DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat, a thrilling and original discovery. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Oltenita.

Day 3: Oltenita (Romania)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles with its Orthodox churches, manor houses in Second Empire style, clumsy-looking Stalinist architecture of the Communist period and the Palace of the Parliament (exterior only). We'll return on board in Ruse.

Day 4: Ruse (Bulgaria)

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Full-day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, including lunch at a restaurant. We'll return on board in Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.

Day 5: Ruse

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse, a very attractive town thanks to the wide avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the national Renaissance architecture. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 6: The Iron Gates

The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called "The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seemed to be boiling.

Day 7: Belgrade - Novi Sad (Serbia)

Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade whose rich cultural heritage will surprise you. DISCOVERY: Discover Belgrade by bike. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the multi-ethnic city of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. We'll visit the Krusedol Monastery return on board in Novi Sad. We'll keep cruising towards Osijek.

Day 8: Osijek - Mohacs (Hungary)

Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Osijek. DISCOVERY: Discover Osijek by bike. The old part of the town, Tvra, was built at the beginning of the 18th century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in Croatia. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Mohacs and through customs before sailing on to Budapest. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 9: Budapest (Hungary)

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking. Enjoy free time in Budapest today (lunch not included). You'll be 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 excursion for both packages: An evening of traditional entertainment in Belgrade.

Day 10: Budapest

Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest. DISCOVERY: Discover Budapest by bike. You'll bike down the streets of Budapest and past the most renowned sites and locations of the city. 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.

Day 11: Budapest - Vienna

Upon arriving in Vienna, join us for an excursion for both packages: A visit to the Hofburg Palace, former residence of the Hapsburgs. Tonight, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour Vienna by night.

Day 12: Vienna

This morning, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Schoenbrunn 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(2). After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvellous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion (not included in packages): 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 - supplement applies). Our ship will depart at midnight.

Day 13: Melk - Passau

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 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.

Day 14: Passau

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.

Day 15: Regensburg - Hilpostein

Join us on an 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 Hilpostein.

Day 16: Hilpostein - Nuremberg - Bamberg

We'll arrive in Nuremberg in the morning. Join us on an 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.

Day 17: Bamberg - Rothenburg

We'll spend this morning cruising to Schweinfurt. Join us on an 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 Kitzingen. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 18: Wãœrzburg - Wertheim

Join us on an 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.

Day 19: Wertheim - Miltenberg - Aschaffenburg

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 Aschaffenburg.

Day 20: Aschaffenburg - Frankfurt - Mainz

Our ship will depart for Frankfurt. Join us for the 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.

Day 21: Mainz - Strasbourg

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
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • All port fees
  • Prepaid classic sightseeing package

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Lunch on D9
  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses

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