Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

Europe's rivers are a central part of the continent's heritage and history. So, when you take a cruise on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest, you genuinely experience the real Europe.

As you gently wind your way along these famous waterways, you can expect to enjoy exquisite food, outstanding wines and stunning sights & scenery.

Plus, of course, in Amsterdam and Budapest you'll have Zsuzsanna as your personal concierge, with all her care, attention to detail and first-hand insider knowledge.

Your journey through The Netherlands – Germany – Austria – Slovakia – Hungary

Your adventure begins in Amsterdam, the constitutional capital of The Netherlands and home to some of Europe's leading arts and cultural venues. The country's distinctive flat landscape is dotted with windmills and tulip fields.

Stay two nights at the Grand Hotel Amrâth.

Places to visit in Amsterdam: the Royal Palace, numerous art galleries (incl. the Van Gogh Museum), wonderful shopping.

Places to visit in The Hague: the Peace Palace (which houses the International Court of Justice), the delightful Madurodam ("Holland in Miniature").

You bid a temporary "farewell" to Zsuzsanna, and board your ship on the Rhine for Germany, along the Main and Danube Rivers and through the Main-Danube Canal, a masterpiece of engineering. You'll see fairy tale castles, Gothic cathedrals and visit historic cities, including Cologne, Koblenz, Bamberg (Bavaria's "capital of beer") and Nuremberg.

From Germany, you continue into Austria, through the picturesque Wachau Valley, and into the magical, musical capital, Vienna.

The river drifts serenely around the southern border of Slovakia, and then into Hungary. Your final point of disembarkation is Budapest, where Zsuzsanna will be waiting to help you discover the "Paris of the East" and other Hungarian treasures.

Stay four nights in the Baroque splendour of the Hilton Budapest Hotel.

Stay three nights at the Hotel Silver Resort in Balatonfüred, a luxury spa & wellness hotel on the shores of Lake Balaton.

Stay two nights in Berencsepuszta at the Château Visz, the very essence of country elegance and relaxation. When you're ready to embark on your luxury guided European holiday and river cruise, please contact us or phone (09) 390 6137.

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