Trip Type : River Cruise
Grand River Cruise and Tour April tour

Grand River Cruise and Tour April

YMT Vacations
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
26 days
From: $ 8,798 $ 338 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Highlights in seven European countries
  • Glide along the scenic Rhine Valley and enjoy the views of the many castles along the way
  • Visit many of the ‘must see’ cities of Europe in one trip: Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and more
  • See two of the King Ludwig fairytale castles

Short Description

How to choose between the Romantic Rhine or Elegant Danube? Why not have both? If you have the time, then you can combine these two great itineraries and get immersed in Europe PLUS save thousands of dollars by only purchasing one set of round trip airline tickets.

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.
Trip Type River Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Munich
End City Berlin

Trip Includes

  • 14-Night River Cruises on the Rhine and Danube: 7 nights aboard A-ROSA Riva and 7 nights aboard A-ROSA Brava in booked cabin category.
  • 10-Nights Hotel Accommodations: On land portion based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.
  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed. A full program of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost.
  • Meals: All meals on cruise, daily breakfast and four dinners on land tour inclusive of a farewell dinner at the famed Hofbräuhaus in Munich.
  • Service: Professionally trained tour directors who are knowledgeable on the local area will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

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Itinerary

Day 1 & 2

Depart US to Munich

In flight and arrive in Munich

✦ Feringapark Hotel or similar

Day 3

Munich Sightseeing and Transfer to Engelhartszell and Embarkation

Welcome dinner on arrival day. Guided city tour of Munich next morning then transfer to Engelhartszell to embark A-ROSA Riva.

Day 4

Vienna (Arrive 2:00 PM)

Arrive in Vienna in the afternoon and enjoy your included Vienna City tour.

Day 5

Vienna and Evening Departure to Esztergom (Depart 6:00 PM)

All day in port for Vienna local sightseeing.

Day 6

Esztergom (8:00 AM–10:30 PM) to Budapest (Arrive 3:00 PM)

Arrive early morning in Esztergom for local sightseeing, then cruise to Budapest for an afternoon arrival.

Day 7

Budapest (Depart 4:00 PM)

Morning local sightseeing in Budapest, then cruise to Bratislava.

Day 8

Bratislava (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)

Enjoy a full day in Bratislava, Slovakia for local sightseeing.

Day 9

Wachau Passage to Melk (12:00 PM–4:00 PM)

In the morning cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau region. Arrive in Melk, where you’ll be able to visit monastery that towers over the Danube.

Day 10 & 11

Engelhartszell (Disembark) to Prague

Disembark in Engelhartszell early morning then travel to Prague. Full day in Prague for sightseeing with half day city tour included.

✦ NH Hotel Prague or similar

Day 12

Travel to Rothenburg o.d. Tauber via Nuremberg

Travel to Rothenburg o.d.Tauber via Nuremberg. Lunch on own in Nuremberg, guided tour of medieval Rothenburg upon arrival.

✦ Hotel Merian Rothenburg or similar

Day 13

King Ludwig Castles and Munich

Fairytale Castles. Stop at Schloss Neuschwanstein and enjoy a guided tour of Linderhof Palace.

✦ Feringapark Hotel or similar

Day 14 & 15

Munich

Leisure days in Munich with an included dinner on day 14. Meet your Tour Director for the Rhine portion of the trip and explore the city on your own.

✦ Feringapark Hotel or similar

Day 16

Via Rothenburg o.d. Tauber to Cologne, Embark A-ROSA Brava

Travel northbound on the German Autobahn. Lunch stop along the Romantic Road in the medieval town of Rothenburg o. d. Tauber, then to Cologne for embarkation of A-ROSA Brava.

Day 17

Mainz (11:00 AM–7:00 PM) and Included Shore Excursion to Heidelberg

The Brava will dock in Mainz, home of Gutenberg, the inventor of printing. Leave from here to the city of Heidelberg for your included shore excursion.

Day 18 & 19

Cruise to Kehl/ Strasbourg (France) (1:00 PM–2:00 PM next day)

Dock in Kehl, Germany a short distance to Strasbourg, France. Known for its cobbled traffic-free lanes, canals, half-timbered houses, and spires. Enjoy a full day to explore how you’d like.

Day 20

Cruise to Basel (Switzerland) (8:00 AM–7:30 PM)

Charming Basel looks back at more than 2,000 years of history. Enjoy narrow streets and hidden squares with more than 180 fountains. Optional excursions to Lake Constance and the Rhine Falls available.

Day 21

Breisach - Black Forest (7:30 AM–1:00 PM)

Welcome to the Black Forest! Nature’s paradise is waiting for you to enjoy during the morning here. Take an optional excursion in the region or stay in the city of Breisach, your port for the day - the quintessential Black Forest town to spend your time at leisure.

Day 22

Loreley Passage to Koblenz with Included Shore Excursion (4:00 PM–10:00 PM)

Morning Highlight: Glide on through the narrow Loreley Passage and enjoy the sight of the beautiful castles along the way. In the afternoon, arrive in Koblenz, where the Moselle meets the Rhine at the “German Corner." Upon arrival, explore the city on foot with a local guide. (B, L, D)

Day 23

Bonn (1:00 PM–11:00 PM)

Spend the afternoon and evening in Beethoven’s historic hometown.

Day 24

Disembark in Cologne and Continue to Weimar and Erfurt

Afternoon sightseeing tour in Weimar, then continue to Two-Cathedral City Erfurt.

✦ Radisson Blue Erfurt or similar

Day 25

Via Dresden to Berlin

Transfer via Dresden (local sightseeing) to Berlin.

✦ NH Hotel Alexanderplatz or similar

Day 26

Berlin and Potsdam

Morning sightseeing in Berlin, afternoon Potsdam and Cecilienhof Castle.

✦ NH Hotel Alexanderplatz or similar

Day 27

Flight

Berlin - U.S. In flight

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.

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