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+44 1756 706500
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Magnificent Europe

A luxury 14-night all-inclusive Royal Collection cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, with unique signature experiences, guided excursions, return travel from the UK and home pick-up service

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14 nights from £2495pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cologne
  • Amsterdam
  • Rudesheim
  • Wurzburg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Melk Abbey
  • Durnstein
  • Vienna
  • Budapest

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This luxury, all-inclusive cruise is the ultimate journey from Amsterdam to Budapest, along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers

This fascinating cruise takes in some of Europe's most impressive architecture from Melk's Benedictine Abbey to the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna. Sample the region's fine wines and stroll through medieval Old Towns. Freedom of Choice touring enables you to tailor your experience.

Unique hand-picked Signature Experiences are carefully designed to provide exclusive enriching insights in to the history, culture and lifestyle of each region.

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Magnificent Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam and transfer to your luxurious ship. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception on board. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Enjoy a canal cruise on a glass-top boat. Alternatively, travel to the village of Zaanse Schans, renowned for its windmills and traditional Dutch houses. On select spring departures there is the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Gardens. Captain's Welcome Dinner tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Andernach - Koblenz

Disembark in Andernach for the exclusive Signature Experience at Namedy Castle then sail to Koblenz where you can enjoy an evening stroll through the village with your cruise director. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Rudesheim

Cruise through the breathtaking Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim where you can tour Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. There is the option to enjoy a scenic gondola ride high above the Rhine Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Miltenberg

Cruise towards Miltenberg, home to half-timbered houses which were spared from the destruction of World War II, and enjoy a guided tour of the town. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Wurzburg

In Wurzburg, take a tour past Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic churches to the magnificent 18th-century Wurzburg Residence, home to impressive tapestries and ornate frescoes. Alternatively, head to the countryside for a tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. There is also the option to visit a family-owned farm for a tour then enjoy morning tea whilst learning about local farming life. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Bamberg

World Heritage-Listed Bamberg is another city which avoided destruction during the bombings in World War II. Explore the beautiful Old Town with its historic churches and magnificent Town Hall, located on the River Regnitz. After, re-join your ship and cruise the Main-Danube Canal, a feat of engineering. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg

A historic tour of Nuremberg with its 900-year-old ramparts reveals the World War II sites including the Reich Party Rally Grounds where six Nazi Party rallies were held. There is the option to hike through the Schwarzach Valley. Back on board continue along the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities and is home to one of the oldest bridges across the Danube. See the architectural highlights on a guided tour taking in the Old Town Hall, as well as the UNESCO-listed centre. There is also the option to enjoy a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. On the reverse itinerary you can choose to explore the city's centre or enjoy a guided bike ride. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Passau - Linz (Austria)

Travel from Passau to Salzburg for a tour of the sights from The Sound of Music, or journey to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, before reboarding your ship in Linz. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Passau before cruising to Linz. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Melk - Durnstein

Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk for a guided tour of Melk Abbey or join a bicycle ride along the Danube to Durnstein. On arrival, explore at leisure and perhaps head to the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Vienna

Admire the striking architecture along the famous Ringstrasse on an orientation tour, before continuing on foot to St Stephen's Cathedral, head to Schonbrunn Palace, take the tour of Bratislava or opt for the guided bike ride to nearby Klosterneuberg Monastery. After dinner you are invited to visit Liechtenstein's City Palace, a magnificent aristocratic residence. Enjoy a cocktail reception before heading to the ballroom for a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart Boys' Choir. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Budapest (Hungary)

Dock in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) with a trip on an imperial steam train, and a Cocktail Reception at Budapest's Royal Waiting Room (Apr - Sept departures 2021). There will be a guided tour of Esztergom this morning. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Budapest

Join a guided tour of Budapest and see Buda Castle, the Royal Palace and Fisherman's Bastion before enjoying time at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner. Please note: the reverse itinerary may vary slightly.

Price Includes

  • 14 nights all-inclusive cruising in an outside cabin aboard a luxurious ship
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Flights from regional UK airports with transfers between ship and airport
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise
  • Room service and champagne on arrival for selected suite categories
  • Freedom of Choice Touring and Signature Experiences
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Butler service for selected suite categories
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Guided excursions in small groups with personal headsets
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Port taxes

Special Features

  • Signature Experiences:
  • Tour of Namedy Castle and lavish banquet dinner
  • Cocktail Reception and private concert at City Palace, Vienna
  • Ride on the Grand Empress steam train (2021: Apr - Sep only)
  • Freedom of Choice Touring:
  • Amsterdam, Rudesheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Melk and Vienna
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 13th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
    • Jul 27th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
  • August
    • Aug 10th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
    • Aug 24th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
  • September
    • Sep 7th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
    • Sep 21st - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
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      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3595 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4795 Brochure Price: £5045 Brochure Price: £6745
    • Oct 19th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
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      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3595 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4795 Brochure Price: £5045 Brochure Price: £6745
  • November
    • Nov 16th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
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2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
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      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3595 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4795 Brochure Price: £5045 Brochure Price: £6745
  • April
    • Apr 12th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3095
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      Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4495 Brochure Price: £4745 Brochure Price: £6445
    • Apr 26th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
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      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3595 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4795 Brochure Price: £5045 Brochure Price: £6745
  • May
    • May 10th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2495
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      Brochure Price: £2495 Brochure Price: £2695 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3895 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £5845
    • May 24th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2495
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    • Jun 21st - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2495
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      Brochure Price: £2495 Brochure Price: £2695 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3895 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £5845
    • Jul 19th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
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      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2495
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      Brochure Price: £2495 Brochure Price: £2695 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3895 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £5845
    • Aug 16th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat T Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Royal Suite Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
    • Aug 30th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2495
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      Brochure Price: £2495 Brochure Price: £2695 Brochure Price: £3495 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £3895 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £5845
  • September
    • Sep 13th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2795
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat T Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Royal Suite Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £2795 Brochure Price: £2995 Brochure Price: £3795 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4195 Brochure Price: £4445 Brochure Price: £6145
    • Sep 27th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3095
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat T Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Royal Suite Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4495 Brochure Price: £4745 Brochure Price: £6445
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B+ French Balcony Cat T Twin Balconies Cat P Twin Balconies Royal Suite Twin Balconies
      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3595 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4795 Brochure Price: £5045 Brochure Price: £6745
    • Oct 25th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3095
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      Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4495 Brochure Price: £4745 Brochure Price: £6445
  • November
    • Nov 8th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
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      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3595 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4795 Brochure Price: £5045 Brochure Price: £6745
    • Nov 22nd - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3095
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      Brochure Price: £3095 Brochure Price: £3295 Brochure Price: £4095 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4495 Brochure Price: £4745 Brochure Price: £6445
  • December
    • Dec 6th - Amsterdam to Budapest - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £3395
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      Brochure Price: £3395 Brochure Price: £3595 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £4695 Brochure Price: £4795 Brochure Price: £5045 Brochure Price: £6745
    • Dec 20th - Budapest to Amsterdam - Sailing on: AmaVenita From: £2745
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      Brochure Price: £2745 Brochure Price: £2945 Brochure Price: £3745 Brochure Price: £4045 Brochure Price: £4145 Brochure Price: £4395 Brochure Price: £6095

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