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European Jewels

Budapest to Amsterdam

16 days from £5,999 per person

Summary

Three great rivers, four countries and countless World Heritage Sites await on this remarkable voyage through Europe. We’ll begin in Budapest, before following the curves of the Danube to Vienna, Regensburg and the wine-fuelled Wachau Valley. Turning onto the River Main, we’ll uncover German history in cities including Nuremberg and Frankfurt. A scenic sail along the Rhine follows, with a stop to admire Cologne’s Gothic cathedral. To finish, we’ll moor up in Amsterdam, enjoying a private tour of the Van Gogh Museum.

Your holiday includes:

13 excursions and visits

  • Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights with Parliament visit or ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Budapest walking tour
  • ‘Morning with the Masters’ at the Vienna Art History Museum with choice of Vienna - Imperial city highlights or ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Vienna walking tour
  • Choice of Weissenkirchen ‘Village Day’ with vineyard hike or Melk Abbey with library visit
  • Choice of Passau walking discovery tour or Passau panoramic tour with mini hikes
  • Choice of ‘2,000 Years in One Hour’ Regensburg walking discovery tour or ‘From Hops Field to Beer Stein’ farm visit or BMW factory visit or ‘Let’s Go’ Regensburg hiking experience
  • Choice of Nuremberg ‘Do as the Locals Do’ or Nuremberg panoramic city tour with WWII rally grounds visit
  • Choice of Bamberg walking discovery tour or Exclusive Franconian ‘Village Day’
  • Choice of Würzburg Residence visit or Fairytale Rothenburg
  • Choice of Wertheim walking tour with pretzel making and wine tasting at a private wine estate or ‘Let’s Go’ bike tour from Wertheim to Freudenberg
  • Choice of exclusive Frankfurt ‘Do as the Locals Do’ walking tour or Heidelberg with castle visit or Philosopher’s Walk
  • Choice of Rüdesheim wine village panoramas of Niederwald Monument or Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery tour with Riesling tasting
  • Cologne walking tour with Cologne Cathedral and Kölsch beer tasting
  • ‘Morning with the Masters’ at the Van Gogh Museum and choice of Amsterdam by canal or ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Amsterdam walking tour

Plus:

  • 15 nights cruise on River Duchess
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients

Plus

  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captain’s welcome/farewell receptions and dinners
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary use of bicycles/Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

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  • VIP Outbound2

    Day 1 - UK - Budapest

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Budapest. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark River Duchess (5-star).

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 2 - Budapest

    Savour the beauty of Budapest on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights, including Parliament. Or do as the locals do on a walking tour. Enjoy the Captain’s welcome reception and dinner.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 3 - Cruising the Danube River

    Enjoy a leisurely day on board.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 4 - Vienna

    Join an exclusive ‘Morning with the Masters’ at the Vienna Art History Museum and then choose from a city tour, or an exclusive ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Vienna walking tour.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 5 - Cruising the Wachau Valley - Weissenkirchen (Melk)

    Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample fine local wine, along with a vineyard hike. Alternatively, you can visit Melk Abbey and its extraordinary library.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 6 - Engelhartszell - Cruising the Danube River - Passau

    Discover Passau on a walking tour or panoramic tour with mini hikes.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 7 - Regensburg

    Discover this medieval city on a walking tour; visit a Bavarian hops farm; tour the BMW factory, or join a hiking experience in Regensburg. Please note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we’ll visit the Audi factory. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you’ll see the Audi museum.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 8 - Cruising the Main-Danube Canal - Nuremberg

    Once in Nuremberg, join either a city tour or a tour focussing on significant WWII sites. Please note: We are only permitted to see Courtroom 600 during trial breaks.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 9 - Bamberg - Cruising the Main River

    City dwellers will wish to discover Bamberg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and country dwellers will wish to experience a Franconian ‘village day’.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 10 - Würzburg (Rothenburg)

    Visit the Würzburg Residence, or join a Fairytale Rothenburg tour.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 11 - Wertheim

    Stroll through Wertheim’s historic centre and enjoy a private wine tasting and pretzel making with a baker. Or join a bike tour from Wertheim to Freudenberg.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 12 - Frankfurt

    Experience Frankfurt as a local, on a walking tour or take a guided tour of Heidelberg with a visit to the castle or Philosopher’s Walk.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 13 - Rüdesheim - Cruising the romantic Rhine River

    Experience Rüdesheim from above on a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument or take a tour of Abbey Eberbach medieval monastery with a Riesling tasting. Later, cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 14 - Cologne

    Take a walking tour of the city with a visit included to Cologne Cathedral, and then mingle with the locals at a tavern for an exclusive tasting of Kölsch. Please note: On Sundays and Catholic holidays, guided tours inside the cathedral are not allowed, but individual visits are still welcomed.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • Day 15 - Amsterdam

    Enjoy the luxury of a full day in the ‘Venice of the North’, starting with a private ‘Morning with the Masters’ tour of the Van Gogh Museum. Afterwards, explore the city with a canal ride or on foot with a local expert. Enjoy the Captain’s farewell reception and dinner.

    River Duchess (5-star)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 16 Amsterdam - UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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European Jewels

Budapest to Amsterdam

16 days from £5,999 per person