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Magnificent Europe

Follow the route of emperors and kings on a "Magnificent" European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries! Begin in Amsterdam, then travel on the Rhine to Cologne, a historic university town with a breathtaking Cathedral. Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then onto the Main River. Marvel at the Main-Danube Canal - an engineering masterpiece - as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide from the comfort of your ship. Discover the culture and traditions of such grand old capitals as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, you'll see perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe's loveliest countryside, filled with ancient abbeys and fairytale castles.
  • Day
  • Destination
  • Activity
  • 1
  • Amsterdam
  • Embarkation
    Welcome Dinner
  • 2
  • Amsterdam
  • City tour & canal cruise
  • 3
  • Cologne

    Koblenz
  • Walking tour
    Cathedral visit
    Evening walk
  • 4
  • Rhine Gorge
    Rüdesheim
  • Scenic cruise
    Siegfried's Music Museum
    OR Gondola Ride
  • 5
  • Miltenberg
    Wertheim
  • Walking tour
    Walking tour
  • 6
  • Strasbourg


    Kitzingen
  • Walking tour
    OR Residenz Palace tour
    Optional Rothenburg excursion
    Evening walk & wine tasting
  • 7
  • Bamberg
  • Walking tour & smoked beer tasting
  • 8
  • Nuremberg
  • Medieval Nuremberg
    OR World War II tour
    Cruise Main-Danube Canal
    Main-Danube canal lecture
  • 9
  • Regensburg
  • Walking tour
    OR Audi factory tour (when available)
    Optional Weltenberg Abbey (seasonal)
  • 10
  • Passau
  • Walking tour
    Or optional Salzburg excursion
  • 11
  • Melk
    Dürnstein
  • Benedictine Abbey tour
    Walking tour & wine tasting
  • 12
  • Vienna
  • City tour
    Optional Schönbrunn Palace excursion
    Optional evening Mozart & Strauss concert
  • 13
  • Bratislava
  • Walking tour
    OR "Communist History" tour
  • 14
  • Budapest
  • City tour
    Illuminations Cruise
  • 15
  • Budapest
  • Disembarkation