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Grand European Tour – Budapest to Amsterdam

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What's Included

Travel through the heart of Europe on this 14 night Grand European river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the culinary delights of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz, visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey and delve into Nuremberg’s World War II history. Indulge your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe, tracing the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend.

With Viking inclusive value, all you need is covered.

⚓ One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
⚓ Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
⚓ Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
⚓ 24-hour specialty coffees, teas  & bottled water
⚓ Port taxes & fees
⚓ Visits to UNESCO Sites
⚓ Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
⚓ Onboard gratuities

Book now and save $2,300 per person!

This voyage operates from March to November each year, pricing will vary by departure date. Ask your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor for your preferred travel dates.

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
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Depart
Day 1
16th Nov 2025
Budapest

Embark your ship and settle into your stateroom. Riverside ...

Embark your ship and settle into your stateroom. Riverside beauty and a vibrant cultural scene blend together in Budapest to form one of Europe’s most rewarding cities. Hungary’s enchanting capital straddles the banks of the Danube, with traditional hillside Buda on one side and modern Pest on the other. By day, stunning art nouveau buildings, stalwart castles and grand palaces set the stage for inspiring strolls and long soaks in thermal spas. By night, the shimmering lights of the Parliament building dance across the waters of the Danube, the Chain Bridge uniting it all as a dramatic centrepiece.

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Day 2
17th Nov 2025
Budapest

Budapest’s old town is a fascinating medieval patchwo ...

Budapest’s old town is a fascinating medieval patchwork of narrow streets and colourful houses. In the Castle District, the Matthias Church soars in Gothic glory. Adjacent, the expansive wall and seven turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion overlook the Danube, the graceful Chain Bridge and the Pest side of the river. The centrepiece of the district is the sprawling Buda Castle. Constructed in the 13th century and expanded to its current baroque splendour during the 18th century, this edifice was home to Hungary’s kings for almost 700 years.

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Day 3
18th Nov 2025
Vienna

Renowned as the “City of Waltzes,” Austria’s capital city ...

Renowned as the “City of Waltzes,” Austria’s capital city of Vienna is Europe’s centre of classical music. Strauss and Mozart composed many of their finest pieces here. Vienna’s musical history is matched by the elegant, graceful architecture that lines the Ringstrasse, the wide boulevard encircling the Inner City. Baroque, neo-Renaissance, Gothic-Romanesque and other splendidly styled structures, from the Hofburg Palace to the Vienna State Opera, take the breath away with their grand facades. Vienna has a more intimate side too: inviting footpaths lead through green parks and its famed Viennese cafés sweeten any stay with coffee and the city’s delectable Sachertorte.

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Day 4
19th Nov 2025
Vienna

Vienna is considered one of Europe’s greatest cul ...

Vienna is considered one of Europe’s greatest cultural hubs. Its art scene has long been established with the Hapsburg’s collection of fine art, now housed at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Today, Vienna’s modern side showcases street art murals that don the side of buildings along the banks of the Danube. Ingrained in local life is the long-embraced tradition of coffeehouses; UNESCO includes Viennese coffeehouse culture on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritages. It is considered one of life’s pleasures to while away an afternoon over an Einspänner coffee and a pastry.

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Day 5
20th Nov 2025
Scenic Sailing: Wachau Valley

Sail through a serene tapestry of terraced vineyards, ...

Sail through a serene tapestry of terraced vineyards, forested slopes, charming towns and castle ruins in Austria’s Wachau Valley, celebrated as perhaps the most scenic stretch of the Danube. Journey 18 miles through this vast UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the river courses through picturesque hillsides. Gaze upon the prolific grapevines and quaint wine-producing villages hugging the shores—the legacy of vintners that stretch as far back as Celtic and Roman times and an echo of the more than 30 monasteries that served as vineyards in Renaissance days.

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Day 6
21st Nov 2025
Passau

Founded by the Celts over 2,000 years ago, Passau is one of ...

Founded by the Celts over 2,000 years ago, Passau is one of Bavaria’s oldest cities. Known as the “City of Three Rivers,” it rests at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. The city has long enjoyed its strategic position and grew to great economic and political power because of it. The legacy of its past prosperity lives on in graceful arcades, colorful houses with rococo facades and the glorious baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to one of Europe’s largest pipe organs. Passau is also where two nations meet; it is here that the German-Austrian border begins.

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Depart
Day 7
22nd Nov 2025
Regensburg

Having escaped major damage during World War II, the picture ...

Having escaped major damage during World War II, the picturesque town of Regensburg is one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities, the oldest city along the Danube and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old Stone Bridge, constructed in the 12th century, is a masterpiece of medieval engineering with its 16 arches. St. Peter’s Cathedral is widely considered Bavaria’s best Gothic architectural work. The old town’s Neupfarrplatz square is a cross section of history—it was once a thriving Jewish quarter, a bustling marketplace and the site of Nazi book burnings.

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Depart
Day 8
23rd Nov 2025
Scenic Sailing: Main-Danube Canal, Germany

As far back as 1,200 years ago, visionary Frankish Emper ...

As far back as 1,200 years ago, visionary Frankish Emperor Charlemagne contemplated connecting the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers so ships could travel the length of Europe. Today, his dream dramatically comes to life. The Main-Danube Canal employs 16 stair-step river locks that allow vessels to travel 2,200 miles through 10 countries, from the North Sea coast of Holland to the Black Sea shores of Romania.

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Depart
Day 9
24th Nov 2025
Bamberg

Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking ci ...

Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking city known for its symphony orchestra and rauchbier, specialty smoked beer. The city’s winding streets are filled with baroque patrician houses and are home to the stunning 11th-century Cathedral of Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich II, housing his tomb and that of Pope Clement II. Bamberg is especially noted for its Altes Rathaus, or Old Town Hall, situated on a twin-arched bridge over the Regnitz River, and for the old bishop’s houses: the 16th-century Alte Hofhaltung (Old Court) and 17th-century Neue Residenz (New Residence).

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Day 10
25th Nov 2025
Wurzburg

Surrounded by Franconian vineyards, Würzburg was heavil ...

Surrounded by Franconian vineyards, Würzburg was heavily damaged during World War II, but has since been completely restored. This prestigious university city is a jewel of baroque architecture. Its most pristine example of pomp and glory is the great Bishops’ Residenz palace, built in 1744 for the prince-bishop; his unwavering support of artists is evidenced by the sweeping staircase and magnificent ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. Other landmarks include the medieval, statue-lined Old Main Bridge and Marienberg Fortress, originally a Celtic hill fort and later residence of the bishops. The city remains a major wine-making centre, hosting Germany’s oldest and largest vineyard.

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Depart
Day 11
26th Nov 2025
Wertheim

Situated at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers, ...

Situated at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers, Wertheim is a charming town brimming with history. The dukes of Wertheim built a castle at this strategic spot in the 12th century. It was captured and destroyed during the Thirty Years’ War, but it is still impressive today, peering down upon the medieval town centre and half-timbered houses from its perch. Its Pointed Tower has guarded the junction of the Main and Tauber Rivers for 800 years. Known as a successful merchants’ town during the Middle Ages, today Wertheim is famous for its Franconian wines.

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Depart
Day 12
27th Nov 2025
Scenic Sailing: Middle Rhine

The Rhine River flows through one of Germany’s most scenic ...

The Rhine River flows through one of Germany’s most scenic regions. As you sail its most picturesque stretch, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Middle Rhine, you will pass vineyard-blanketed hills whose steep slopes require vintners to pick grapes by hand, keeping a centuries-old tradition alive. Splendid castles line the banks, all of which have stories to share, and the Lorelei Rock presides at a dramatic curve in the river. This infamous river maiden mesmerized sailors with her song and lured them to their demise at her feet.

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Day 13
28th Nov 2025
Cologne

Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in its city layout a ...

Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in its city layout and the ancient ruins that lie scattered through the town. Cologne’s modern plazas and Hohe Strasse host welcoming shops, enticing restaurants and cologne boutiques. Of note is the city’s 14th-century cathedral, a stunning example of Gothic artistry and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having survived Allied bombs during World War II, the cathedral’s imposing twin spires are visible for miles and its stained-glass windows fill the interior with brilliant coloured light. Its steps lead to a platform with astounding views.

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Depart
Day 14
29th Nov 2025
Scenic Sailing: Waal & Merwede

Sail the bucolic waters of the Rhine, deep into the Rhine ...

Sail the bucolic waters of the Rhine, deep into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt Delta, as classic Dutch landscapes unfurl all around. Flat farmland, charming windmills and svelte poplar trees line the shores, and vast tracts of land stretch in all directions, growing all manner of bounty, from tomatoes to tulips. Gaze upon Friesian cows and tidy villages with their neatly laid farmhouses and marvel at how much of this land was reclaimed from the sea, with the aid of traditional windmills and the construction of dikes.

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Day 15
30th Nov 2025
Amsterdam

A city of charming canals, elegant gabled houses, splen ...

A city of charming canals, elegant gabled houses, splendid museums and abundant bicycles, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is a delight to explore. Its patchwork of waterways forms about 90 islands connected by 1,500 bridges. The legacy of the Dutch Golden Age lives on in gilded manses and in the lush paintings of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters that adorn the Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands’ grand repository of art and cultural history. Discovering Amsterdam is a pleasure best pursued on foot; visitors line the tranquil canals and linger over Dutch pancakes, or take a stroopwafel to go. After breakfast, disembark your ship and journey home. Alternatively, ask your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor about our amazing range of accommodation packages, touring and cruise extensions.

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YOUR SHIP - The Viking Baldur

Baldur was everyone’s favorite, loved by both gods and mortals. Baldur was believed to be indestructible. So impervious to injury was he that, at banquets, guests used to amuse themselves by hurling objects at him. Nothing, it seemed, could harm him. Yet the malicious trickster Loki discovered that the one thing that could kill Baldur was mistletoe. He tricked Hodur into throwing a sprig of mistletoe at the beautiful and good Baldur, fatally wounding him.

Description

Baldur was everyone’s favorite, loved by both gods and mortals. Baldur was believed to be indestructible. So impervious to injury was he that, at banquets, guests used to amuse themselves by hurling objects at him. Nothing, it seemed, could harm him. Yet the malicious trickster Loki discovered that the one thing that could kill Baldur was mistletoe. He tricked Hodur into throwing a sprig of mistletoe at the beautiful and good Baldur, fatally wounding him.

Entertainment

Library

Recreational

Glaciers

Other

Elevator
Laundry Service
Observation Lounge
Walking Track

Food and Drink

Bar
Lounge
The Restaurant

STATEROOMS

    Suite

    Suite size: 445 sq ft River-view suite with private wraparound balcony offering 270-degree views off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) Two 40″ flat-screen Sony TVs with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror Premium Freyja toiletries; plush robes & slippers Bottled water replenished daily Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Early check-in (no later than 12 PM) Complimentary Silver Spirits beverage package, laundry service, room service (during breakfast) & shoe shine service Private airport transfers in Europe Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate Binoculars, coffee brewer & cashmere blanket

    Balcony Stateroom

    Stateroom size: 205 sq ft River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) 40″ flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror Premium Freyja toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request Bottled water replenished daily Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

    Oceanview Stateroom

    Stateroom size: 150 sq ft River-view stateroom with half-height picture window Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) 40″ flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror Premium Freyja toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request Bottled water replenished daily Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Important Notice

The following product terms and conditions apply in addition to our Booking Terms and Conditions (available on our website) and terms and conditions of the relevant travel service provider. Prices quoted are valid for sale until 31 July 2024 for travel during the period specified (if applicable) unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. All prices are per person, twin share (unless otherwise stated), subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication. Additional supplier conditions and travel restrictions may apply. Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store or by BPAY. Payments made in store by credit card will incur a surcharge (see Booking Terms and Conditions for further details). Prices quoted are accurate as of 3 June 2024 and may be higher depending on date of purchase and date of travel. Cruiseabout cannot guarantee that any particular product will still be available at the following prices, or for your exact dates of travel.  At the time of making your booking, prices may differ to the price displayed on the website.  Save up to $3,600 per couple on ocean cruise, save up to $4,600 per couple on river cruise and save up to $4,000 per couple on expedition cruises with Viking. All savings are included in the advertised price. Please contact your Cruiseabout Travel Advisor to obtain the latest up to date information regarding applicable prices, fees and charges, taxes, availability, blackout dates (such as school holidays), seasonal surcharges and other terms and conditions which may apply.

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