15 Days

Budapest to Amsterdam

Multiple Departures: Jun to Oct 2018

starting from:
NOW $5,799 CAD
w/FREE Air*, Free Guided Tours, Travel Insurance, Taxes & Fees

INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip Air from Toronto/Vancouver*
    • Low Airfare available from other Gateways, please call for details
  • FREE Wine, beer and softdrinks at lunch & dinner
  • FREE WIFI throughout the ship
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • Bicycles available onboard for complimentary check-out
  •  Travel Insurance‡  (Valued up to $1,788**)
  • Government Taxes & Fees

SPECIAL OFFERS, with Round-trip Air Included*

Cruise Connections Exclusive Specials (From Toronto)
INCLUDES: Roundtrip Air from Toronto* | Free Guided Tour | Travel Insurance | Taxes & Fees
Date Ship
Deluxe
Stateroom
French Balcony
Panorama Suite
Starting From, per person (CAD)
Friday
Jun 22, 2018
Impression Sold out
Friday
Jul 13, 2018
Illumination
$10,112
$6,199
$12,733
$7,399
Tuesday
Jul 17, 2018
Vista
$9,888
$5,999
$12,509
$7,199
Friday
Jul 20, 2018
Impression
$9,728
$5,799
$12,548
$7,199
Friday
Jul 27, 2018
Expression Sold out
Monday
Aug 05, 2018
Luminary Sold out
Tuesday
Sep 11, 2018
Vista
$10,273
$5,999
$12,893
$7,199
Friday
Sep 14, 2018
Impression
Sold out
$13,019
$7,299
Tuesday
Oct 23, 2018
Vista
Sold out
$11,841
$6,699
Friday
Oct 26, 2018
Impression
Sold out
$11,360
$6,499
 
Music & Opera Cruise (10/26/2018)
Including special lectures and features at no additional cost: an excursion to Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg and a visit to the Budapest Opera House; and throughout the itinerary you will be accompanied by Opera singers who will perform for you on board.
Total Savings up to (per couple)
$8,548
$11,614
 Other Free Round-trip Air from: Vancouver (view details)
Low Airfare available for other gateways, please ask for details.
 

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Cruise Connections Exclusive Specials (From Vancouver)
INCLUDES: Roundtrip Air from Vancovuer* | Free Guided Tour | Travel Insurance | Taxes & Fees
Date Ship
Deluxe
Stateroom
French Balcony
Panorama Suite
Starting From, per person (CAD)
Friday
Jun 22, 2018
Impression Sold out
Friday
Jul 13, 2018
Illumination
$10,312
$6,399
$12,933
$7,599
Tuesday
Jul 17, 2018
Vista
$10,238
$6,349
$12,859
$7,549
 
Includes 1-Night Pre-cruise Hotel
Friday
Jul 20, 2018
Impression
$10,128
$6,199
$12,948
$7,599
Friday
Jul 27, 2018
Expression Sold out
 
Includes 1-Night Pre-cruise Hotel
Monday
Aug 05, 2018
Luminary Sold out
Tuesday
Sep 11, 2018
Vista
$10,523
$6,249
$13,143
$7,449
Friday
Sep 14, 2018
Impression
Sold out
$13,219
$7,499
Tuesday
Oct 23, 2018
Vista
Sold out
$12,241
$7,099
Friday
Oct 26, 2018
Impression
Sold out
$12,635
$6,949
 
Music & Opera Cruise (10/26/2018)
Including special lectures and features at no additional cost: an excursion to Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg and a visit to the Budapest Opera House; and throughout the itinerary you will be accompanied by Opera singers who will perform for you on board.
Total Savings up to (per couple)
$8,548
$11,614
 Other Free Round-trip Air from: Toronto (view details)
Low Airfare available for other gateways, please ask for details.
 

EXCLUSIVE OFFER

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DAY 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Hungary’s exciting capital city! This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. (Dinner) NOTE: Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

DAY 2 BUDAPEST

Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. Whether you’re seeing the sights, shopping for handcrafted embroidery or Herend porcelain, or basking in the coffee house culture over a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café, Budapest’s unique energy is positively palatable. On your GUIDED TOUR of the city, see Heroes’ Square as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion and 11th-century Matthias Church. Be sure to take note of the city’s eight bridges—famous sights in and of themselves—which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. In your free time this afternoon, you may want to walk across Chain Bridge, built in 1849 and a symbol of Budapest; visit St. Stephen’s Basilica with marvelous views of the city from its viewing platform; or stroll along Váci utca, the main shopping street. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Today, arrive in Bratislava, situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and the dynamic capital of Slovakia. Join a Local Guide for a tour of the city, including a GUIDED WALK of its fascinating Old Town, where winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways twist and turn to reveal the Town Hall, one of the oldest stone buildings in the city. Also visit gothic ST. MARTIN’S CATHEDRAL, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries. Later, enjoy free time to explore on your own. Tonight, depart for Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral—plus, countless other sights you’ll see on your included GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Stroll through the delightful pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in one of the classic Viennese coffee houses, historic institutions that helped shape Viennese culture! An optional concert is available tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5 DÜRNSTEIN–MELK

Dürnstein, situated in the heart of the Wachau wine region, is known for the magnificent baroque, blue Stiftskirche built in the 1700s. The main street of this small town—with a population of less than 1,000 people—is lined with 16th-century residences and charming cobblestone streets. A Local Guide will take you on a WALKING TOUR and tell you the tale of England’s King Richard the Lionheart, who was imprisoned in the castle whose ruins still stand above the town. Then, cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley to reach Melk after lunch. Visit the magnificent 11th-century BENEDICTINE ABBEY which towers over the town and is one of Europe’s largest. It houses an ornate library with over 80,000 printed books and 2,000 manuscripts. Words cannot describe the splendor of its church with its frescoed ceilings, stunning high altar, marble statues, and 210-foot-high cupola. This evening, you’ll be able to sample some of the region’s FAMOUS WINES. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 PASSAU, GERMANY

Today, choose from full-day optional excursions: to Salzburg, taking in some of The Sound of Music sights or to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rejoin your ship in Passau in the early evening. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on the ship and relax as you cruise to Passau, uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge. Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses and dominated by St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Take in the highlights on the included GUIDED WALK. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 REGENSBURG

Dating back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC, Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights of your GUIDED WALK include the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany. Grab a beer and enjoy an included SNACK at the Historische Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), one of Germany’s oldest restaurants. Bask in the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river. Before dinner, we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 ROTH–NUREMBERG

This morning, relax on board, before docking in Roth. After lunch, join a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING of the city. This delightful Bavarian town, with its half-timbered houses and market square, is also an industrial center for textile manufacturing. Take pictures of Schloss Ratibor, an ancient hunting lodge built in 1535, with a most picturesque inner courtyard. Or you may prefer to choose a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR of nearby Nuremberg. Although 90% of Nuremberg’s Old Town suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to the glory it once knew as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Marvel at this thousand-year-old city’s medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), or join a more specialized NUREMBERG RALLY GROUNDS tour. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9 BAMBERG

This morning, arrive in medieval Bamberg, former residence of one of Germany’s most powerful imperial dynasties and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your GUIDED WALKING TOUR takes in its historic center, including the great 13th-century Romanesque cathedral and the fascinating Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall)—built on an island in the middle of the Regnitz River when the bishop refused to give the townspeople land for a town hall! This afternoon, cruise gently along the Main River as you head for Würzburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10 WÜRZBURG

Surrounded by verdant hillside vineyards, Würzburg, the “Pearl of the Romantic Road,” makes an immediate impression with imposing Fortress Marienberg perched above town and the 15th-century Alte Mainbrücke (Old Main Bridge). On your included GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, visit the magnificent baroque BISHOP’S RESIDENZ, home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. This afternoon, you are free to explore on your own, or perhaps join an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

On the banks of the Main River you find cultural gems of small towns, many of them tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. With half- timbered houses, narrow streets, and medieval town centers, these picturesque Bavarian villages are a photographer’s delight. Join your Local Guide to experience one of these towns on a GUIDED WALK. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12 RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE

Today, arrive in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley wine town. Visit SIEGFRIED’S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM, where you’ll see and hear a large collection of self-playing calliopes and music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then head downstream from Rüdesheim, through the dramatic RHINE GORGE, the most beautiful stretch of river. Here, ancient castles stand sentry on lofty cliffs rising 400 feet above the water. Cruise past the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13 COLOGNE

Arrive in Cologne this morning. One of Germany’s largest cities and capital of the Rhineland, Cologne straddles both sides of the Rhine and is known for its soaring, twin-steepled gothic cathedral. Choose between an included GUIDED CITY WALK or JEWISH HERITAGE WALK. Later, during free time, perhaps look in on the Romano-Germanic Museum, home to a large collection of artifacts from the Roman settlement on which modern Cologne is built—a must for history buffs! The Old Town abounds with cafés, shops, and taverns. Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for over a hundred years! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambiance. With over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. Get a unique perspective of the city on an included CANAL CRUISE, floating along the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” There’s free time this afternoon to enjoy the city or perhaps join an optional excursion. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the NetherlandsThe beautiful Austrian landscapeThe Belvedere gardens in Vienna, AustriaAmsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden AgeVisit the monumental Hungarian Parliament Building in BudapestVienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg EmpireThe Vienna City HallNuremberg is a city located in the state of Bavaria, GermanyThe Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the worldPay a visit to Cologne’s awesome gothic cathedralA church on an Austrian mountaintop

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Limited time offer. New bookings only. All advertised fares are in CAD, per person, based on double occupancy, are subject to change and availability at time of booking, may not be combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without prior notice by the cruise line. Government taxes and fees included. **All savings and values are per couple based on double occupancy. Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice, including on fully paid bookings. Air included on select Canadian gateways: Toronto & Vancouver. Low air add-on available for other gateways. Airline Baggage fees may apply. Ground Transfers are at additional costs (ask for details). Royal Suite category excluded from promo. Free Drinks include wine, beer or soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner. ‡Travel Insurance (Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption) is group insurance arranged by Cruise Connections and provided by Travel Guard (AIG). Medical Insurance is available at additional cost. The cost of the insurance is included in the price of the cruise, and the price cannot be reduced for those who do not qualify. Travel Insurance included is not available to residents of Quebec, Washington State and New York State, USA. Cruise Connections reserves the right to correct errors and omissions. BPCPA# 28364