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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Tour Styles

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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$ 1,447 $ 3,499

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Trip Length

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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5 Budget European River Cruises Trips & Tours

5 trips from 4 tour companies with 6 reviews

All 5 Budget European River Cruises tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.7 for all 5 Budget European River Cruises trips.

5 Budget European River Cruises Trips & Tours

5 trips from 4 tour companies with 6 reviews

All 5 Budget European River Cruises tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.7 for all 5 Budget European River Cruises trips.

 
Essence of the Elbe: Berlin to Prague
13 days

Essence of the Elbe: Berlin to Prague

Type:
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Czech Republic, Germany, Berlin, Dresden, Meissen, Potsdam, Prague, Wittenberg
$ 2,095
$ 161per day
Highlights
  • Enjoy twelve days River Cruise vacation
  • Insightful and informative port tour
  • Land tours and shipboard programs
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Pleasant Portugal – Porto and the Douro Valley
6 days

Pleasant Portugal – Porto and the Douro Valley

4.9 | Excellent | 7 Reviews
Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Portugal, Douro Valley, Porto
$ 1,447
Highlights
  • Discover some of the most beautiful Portuguese cities : Porto, Braga, Guimarães
  • Enjoy the cruise through Douro River.
  • Explore Solar de Mateus in Vila Real, a magnificent 16th century manor house.
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Romantic Danube tour
8 days

Romantic Danube

4.5 | Great | 15 Reviews
By Viking River Cruises
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Austria, Germany, Hungary, Amsterdam, Cologne, Heidelberg, Strasbourg
$ 1,999
$ 250per day
Highlights
  • Cruise Map - Explore both sides of fascinating Budapest, experience Vienna’s imperial architecture and gracious culture, and tour riverside towns in Austria’s Wachau Valley.
  • Budapest, Hungary - Budapest is aptly called “Paris of the East” for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube’s waters.
  • Vienna, Austria - This capital city of Austria is filled with green parks, elegant stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.
  • Melk, Austria - Set amidst an important wine-growing region with picturesque villages and hilltop castles, the charming city of Melk lies at the confluence of the Danube and Melk Rivers at the base of the Wachau Valley.
  • Passau, Germany - Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant colored buildings and graceful arcades.
  • Nuremberg, Germany - The second largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg is filled with Gothic churches and traditional half-timbered houses.
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Romance of the Rhine and Mosel
16 days

Romance of the Rhine and Mosel

Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Antwerp, Bonn, Brussels, Strasbourg, Trier
$ 3,195
$ 166per day
Highlights
  • Best way to travel through Europe
  • Discover five different countries
  • Relaxing and rewarding experience
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Danube Discovery Cruise
15 days

Danube Discovery Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By SmarTours
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits:
Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Croatia, Lucerne, Munich, Prague, Romania, Vienna
$ 3,499
From $ 4,724
Popular
$ 233per day
Highlights
  • Hofburg Palace (Vienna)
  • St. Martin’s Cathedral (Bratislava)
  • Matthias Coronation Church (Budapest)
  • Gypsy Concert (On Board – Budapest)
  • Old Town with Concert (Osijek)
  • Petrovaradin Fortress (Novi Sad)
  • Kalemegdan Fortress (Belgrade)
  • Iron Gates Gorge
  • Baba Vida Fortress (Vidin)
  • Palace of Parliament (Bucharest)
  • Optional Dracula’s Castle Extension
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