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From Holland to Romania, with a host of exciting stops along the way, this river cruise vacation across Europe is truly an adventure!Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals with countless museums, cafés, shops, and restaurants to explore. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. In Germany, enjoy a guided city walk in 2,000-year-old Cologne. There’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers. Melk, Austria, offers the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, and then sail through the picturesque Wachau wine region to Dürnstein, famous for its blue and white baroque Stiftskirche. Guided sightseeing introduces you to three capitals: Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Budapest, Hungary. Continue your river cruise adventure on the Lower Danube with an excursion to 2nd-century Pécs, Hungary, where you’ll visit underground burial chambers now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in Serbia’s Belgrade and cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge. In Bulgaria, visit Belogradchik’s eclectic rock formations, the ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo, and Arbanassi—with its Church of the Nativity housing an outstanding collection of frescoes.Leave your ship in Oltenita, and head for Romania’s vibrant capital of Bucharest, also known as the “Paris of the East.” A guided tour will show you many of its historical treasures. To round out this fabulous vacation, drive into Transylvania to visit Bran Castle, of Dracula Fame and spend a night in Brasov. Before returning to Bucharest, visit Peles Castle, considered to be one of the most breathtaking castles in Europe.
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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Amsterdam:Canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne:Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim:Scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treatDay 5 Main River Village:Guided walkDay 6 Würzburg:Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 7 Marktbreit. Excursion to Rothenburg:Guided sightseeing in Rothenburg guided tour, Day 8 Bamburg:See the Old Town HallDay 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg:Choice of guided tour in Roth; or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 10 Regensburg:Guided walking tour; special treatDay 11 Passau–Linz:Guided walking tour in PassauDay 12 Melk–Wachau Valley-Vienna:Guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau ValleyDay 13 Vienna:Guided tourDay 14 Budapest:Guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 15 Budapest:Day at leisureDay 16 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs:Choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermillDay 17 Belgrade:Lecture on board; guided tourDay 18 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates:Visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramaticIron Gates gorgeDay 19 Cetate–Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik:Visit to the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 20 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse:Choice of full day guided tour, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided tour in RousseDay 21 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest:Guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 22 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania–Brasov:Guided tour of Dracula’s Bran Castle Day 23 Brasov–Bucharest:Guided tour in Brasov, visit Peles CastleDay 24 Bucharest:Your vacation ends this morning