15 Days | May 2016 – October 2016
Basel to Vienna
Travel along three majestic rivers—the legendary Rhine, the meandering Main, and the enchanting Danube—and be inspired at every turn. Encounter some of the prettiest towns in Europe—Strasbourg, Heidelberg, and Bamberg—and tour Austria’s imperial capital, Vienna. Explore legendary landmarks, including Melk Abbey and the Würzburg Residenz.
Tradition, history, art, and a host of irresistible flavours are yours to discover on one grand journey. Those longing to experience Old World Europe and some of the Continent’s finest wines and culinary delights—all paired with the breathtaking scenery found along Europe’s historic waterways.
On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive, onboard concert by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music).
Day 1 Basel (embark) - Transfer to the ship
Day 2 Strasbourg - Strasbourg by canal or walking tour
Day 3 Mannheim Rhine River - Nierstein “VillageDay” with vineyard hike, tractor ride & wine tasting or Heidelberg city tour
Day 4 Miltenberg Main River - Miltenberg walking tour with exclusive “Village Day”
Day 5 Würzburg Main River - Wu¨rzburg Residenz visit or exclusive Franconian “Village Day”
Day 6 Kitzingen (Rothenburg) Main River - Tour of medieval Rothenburg
Day 7 Bamberg - Bamberg walking tour
Day 8 Nuremburg - Free to explore historic center and the Old Town on your or bike along Pegnitz River
Day 9 Nuremburg - Main-Danube Canal – Nuremberg city tour or Nuremberg WWII historical tour
Day 10 Regensburg - Regensburg walking tour or Jewish Regensburg or BMW factory visit
Day 11 Straubing, Deggendorf (Theresienthal) Danube River - Exclusive Bavarian Forest village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit
Day 12 Passau - Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert or exclusive guided “Go Active” bike ride along the Danube river
Day 13 Weissenkirchen (Weissenkirchen or Melk) Wachau Valley - Weissenkirchen “Village Day” with exclusive fruit brandy distillery visit or exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike and wine tasting or Melk Abbey with library visit
Day 14 Vienna - Vienna city tour with visit to Vienna State Opera or exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour
Vienna (disembark) Transfer to the airport
Pricing from $6,999 + port charges of $350 per person, based on double occupancy.
• All gratuities onboard and onshore
• All meals onboard
• Unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages
• Free Internet and Wi-Fi
• All all arrival and departure day transfers.
• Shore excursions led by local experts, with options to personalize