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Festive Time River Cruises

Enjoy Europe's jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local customs and traditions.

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9 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Prague

Enjoy the festive atmosphere from Vienna to Prague and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Prague. Be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties! Other highlights incl...Read More

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5 Day River Cruise from Zurich to Frankfurt

Celebrate the festive season in Central Europe with a magnificent 4-night cruise from Basel to Frankfurt! Stop in Breisach for an included excursion into Germany’s legendary Black Forest, and Strasbourg, France, for guided sightseeing and time to explore one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe; visit the red sandstone castle of Heidelberg and bask in the holiday atmosphere of this university...Read More

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5 Day River Cruise from Frankfurt to Basel

Celebrate the festive season in Central Europe with a magnificent 4-night cruise from Frankfurt to Basel! Stops include Mannheim, Germany, for an excursion to Heidelberg, where you visit the red sandstone castle and bask in the holiday atmosphere; Strasbourg, France, for guided sightseeing and time to explore one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe; and Breisach for an included excursion int...Read More

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8 Day River Cruise from Prague to Frankfurt

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Prague to Frankfurt. Your vacation begins in 1,000-year-old Prague with guided sightseeing that shows off the city’s best-known treasures and time to explore the impressive Old Town Christmas market. Also enjoy guided city sightseeing in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg with a visit to the Bishop’s Residenz, and the charming Bava...Read More

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Cruise from Frankfurt to Prague (WFN)

Starting at $1,969* - Cruise Details

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8 Day River Cruise from Frankfurt to Prague

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Frankfurt to Prague. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and finally, Prague in the Czech Republic. You’ll have opportunities galore to explore the many Christmas markets, try some festive Glühwein, sample tasty holiday treats, smell the festive aromas, shop for locally crafted Christmas ornaments, and d...Read More

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9 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Prague

Enjoy the festive atmosphere from Vienna to Prague and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Prague. Be sure to sample the Glühwein, Lebkuchen, and other traditional holiday specialties! Other highlights incl...Read More

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Cruise from Prague to Vienna (WNV)

Starting at $2,369* - Cruise Details

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9 Day River Cruise from Prague to Vienna

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere from Prague to Vienna and all along the legendary Danube on this enchanting river cruise vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city and delight in the special winter atmosphere of this time of year. Highlights include a visit to the magnificent Hradcany Castle grounds in Prague, a fun beer tasting, and a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine ...Read More

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Cruise from Vienna to Prague (WVN)

Starting at $2,369* - Cruise Details

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From $3,308*
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From $4,108*
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From $4,858*

11 Day River Cruise from Prague to Budapest

From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own. Discover the Hradčcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in Wenceslau...Read More

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Wine Appreciation Departure (WNB-T1)

Starting at $2,908* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Budapest to Prague (WBN)

Starting at $2,788* - Cruise Details

Festive Time on the Legendary Danube – Cruise Only (WNB0-T2)

Starting at $2,148* - Cruise Details

The Legendary Danube (WNB)

Starting at $2,558* - Cruise Details

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From $3,738*
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From $4,638*
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From $5,338*

13 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague

The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights and guided sightseeing. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore its famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former royal palace grounds, explore its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums. Then, board your ...Read More

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Beer Tasting Departure (WBN-T1)

Starting at $3,938* - Cruise Details

Jewish Heritage Departure (WBN-T2)

Starting at $5,138* - Cruise Details

Wine Appreciation Departure (WBN-T3)

Starting at $2,889* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Prague to Budapest (WNB)

Starting at $2,558* - Cruise Details

Festive Time on the Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only (WBN0-T4)

Starting at $1,898* - Cruise Details

The Blue Danube Discovery (WBN)

Starting at $2,788* - Cruise Details

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From $2,798*
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From $3,448*
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From $4,048*

8 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock...Read More

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Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam (WZA)

Starting at $1,798* - Cruise Details

Add Zurich & Lake Como to Your Vacation (WAZ1)

Starting at $3,870* - Cruise Details

Romantic Rhine – Southbound (WAZ)

Starting at $2,548* - Cruise Details

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From $2,699*
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From $3,348*
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From $4,098*

8 Day River Cruise from Zürich to Amsterdam

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the...Read More

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Add Lucerne to Your Vacation (WZAE)

Starting at $2,694* - Cruise Details

Add Paris & London to Your Vacation (WZA1)

Starting at $3,775* - Cruise Details

Add Lucerne, Paris & London to Your Vacation (WZA2)

Starting at $4,671* - Cruise Details

Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (WAZ)

Starting at $2,548* - Cruise Details

Romantic Rhine – Northbound (WZA)

Starting at $1,798* - Cruise Details

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12 Day River Cruise from Prague to Basel

Celebrate the holiday season on this delightful cruise from Prague to Basel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Prague, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Würzburg, and Strasbourg as well as a guided walk in charming Miltenberg. Other highlights: visit the Bishop’s Residence in Würzburg; Heidelberg with its famed red-stoned castle, and quaint Rüdesheim on the Rhine. Marvel at the traditional Christmas decorations and d...Read More

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Cruise from Zurich to Prague (WZN)

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12 Day River Cruise from Zurich to Prague

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Zurich to Prague. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and finally, Prague in the Czech Republic. Other highlights: excursions to Germany’s Black Forest; to Heidelberg for a visit to the red sandstone castle and to Rüdesheim in the heart of Rhine wine country. You’ll have the opportunity to exp...Read More

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12 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Frankfurt

Celebrate the holiday season on this magnificent cruise from Vienna to Frankfurt. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Nuremberg, Munich, Bamberg, and Würzburg as well as guided walks in the small town of Krems, medieval Regensburg, and charming Miltenberg. Other highlights: visit the Bishop’s Residence in Würzburg and the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, enjoy a beer tasting in Bamberg, and ...Read More

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Cruise from Frankfurt to Vienna (WFV)

Starting at $3,599* - Cruise Details

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12 Day River Cruise from Frankfurt to Vienna

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Frankfurt to Vienna. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Munich, Regensburg and finally Vienna. There’s a fun tasting of German beers, and a guided visit of the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. You’ll have opportunities galore to explore the many Christmas markets, try some festive Glühwein, sam...Read More

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10 Day River Cruise from Lucerne to Amsterdam

Begin this exhilarating vacation with 2 nights in Lucerne, where you’ll walk across the famous covered Chapel Bridge and ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt. Pilatus for a birdseye view over the town, lake and surroundings. (Departures October 19 to November 2 visit the Swiss Transport Museum as transportation up Mt. Pilatus is unavailable due to maintenance.) Then one of E...Read More

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Romantic Rhine with Lucerne Extension – Northbound (WZAE)

Starting at $2,694* - Cruise Details

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From $4,120*
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From $5,120*
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From $5,820*

12 Day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Lake Como

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock...Read More

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Romantic Rhine – Southbound (WAZ)

Starting at $2,548* - Cruise Details

Romantic Rhine with Zurich, Mount Pilatus & Lake Como – Southbound (WAZ1)

Starting at $3,870* - Cruise Details

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16 Day River Cruise from Vienna to Basel

Celebrate the holiday season on this magnificent cruise from Vienna to Basel. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Nuremberg, Munich, Bamberg, Würzburg, Munich and Strasbourg as well as guided walks in the small town of Krems, medieval Regensburg, and charming Miltenberg. Other highlights: visit the Bishop’s Residence in Würzburg and the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, enjoy a beer tasting i...Read More

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Cruise from Vienna to Zurich (WXZV)

Starting at $4,948* - Cruise Details

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16 Day River Cruise from Zurich to Vienna

Experience the holiday season on this festive river cruise vacation from Zurich to Vienna. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna. Other highlights: excursions to Germany’s Black Forest; to Heidelberg for a visit to the red sandstone castle and to Rüdesheim in the heart of Rhine wine country. There’s a fun tasting of German beers, and a guided v...Read More

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Cruise from Vienna to Basel (WXVZ)

Starting at $4,948* - Cruise Details

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From $4,676*
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From $5,325*
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From $6,075*

14 Day River Cruise from Zürich to London

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the...Read More

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Festive Time Departure (WZA-T)

Starting at $3,148* - Cruise Details

Romantic Rhine with Paris & London Extension – Northbound (WZA1)

Starting at $3,775* - Cruise Details

Cat D, E:
From $5,572*
Cat A, B, P:
From $6,221*
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From $6,971*

16 Day River Cruise from Lucerne to London

Europe’s most legendary cities, rivers, and sights await on this mesmerizing journey. Your vacation begins with two overnights in lovely Lucerne, Switzerland, where an included guided walk features the poignant Lion Monument, the ornate historic homes lining the walled Old Town, and Chapel Bridge—the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. There’s free time to explore on your own, then a real trea...Read More

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Festive Time Departure (WZA-T)

Starting at $3,148* - Cruise Details

Romantic Rhine – Northbound (WZA)

Starting at $1,798* - Cruise Details

Romantic Rhine with Lucerne, Paris & London – Northbound (WZA2)

Starting at $4,671* - Cruise Details

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