Save up to £7,600 per couple on 2018 River Cruises

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Save up to £7,600 per couple on 2018 River Cruises

Flash Sale! Save up to  £7,600* on 2018 departures and enjoy huge savings on Luxury Balcony Suites on these 15-day 5-star luxury river cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest or vice versa, including flights, drinks, tours, meals, tips and more!

Savings available on French Balcony and Twin Balcony Suites.

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  • Fares now from £3,295 pp**
  • Departs 16, 17, 30, & 31 March; 27 & 28 April
  • Book by 8 December 2017

Included in the price:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK*
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Signature Experiences
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions
  • 14 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board^
  • Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry service and champagne on arrival in select suites*

Exclusive Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Namedy Castle before dinner accompanied by a classical piano recital
  • Soak in the spirit of the Habsburg Empire with a rail journey aboard the Majestic Imperator
  • Visit Liechtenstein’s City Palace for a Cocktail Reception and private concert

Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary - also operates in reverse

Day 1. Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

  • Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship before a Welcome Reception this evening.
    • After your first dinner on board, you may like to explore the city at your own pace.
    • Stay: 5-star luxury river ship
    • Daily Meals Included: • Dinner

    Day 2. Amsterdam

    • Choose from two activities today. Perhaps cruise Amsterdam’s canals or visit Zaanse Schans. Tonight, attend a Gala Welcome Dinner.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 3. Cologne

    • Take a tour through the historic city centre, or sample local beers and snacks on a walking tour. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.
    • Tonight, rejoin your ship in Bonn and cruise to Andernach for an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle. This 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to wander about the castle’s rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 4. Rüdesheim

    • Glide past crumbling ruins that cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides marked with perfectly planted vineyards
    • Dock in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most revered cultural and historic cities, and choose todays sightseeing activity. Take a tour of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the world’s most beautiful collection of fascinating automated musical instruments. Alternatively, sample wines from the Rhine Valley during an onboard tasting.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 5. Miltenberg. Arrive in Miltenberg

    • Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise toward the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning.
    • Watch on in wonder as a highly skilled expert creates beautifully crafted objects using traditional techniques, and learn more about this time-honoured tradition.
    • Spared from the destruction of World War II, the town of Miltenberg is much like a time capsule, revealing what old-world village life was like in Germany before the war. Featuring remarkably preserved buildings and lively town squares, this is a beautiful example of Germany’s pre-war history.
    • Sightseeing choice - Perhaps stroll along the winding cobblestone lanes, explore quaint half-timbered shops, mingle with friendly residents and sample some delicious local fare along the way. Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the German language during an interactive lesson on board your ship. Otherwise be guided through a picturesque Franconian vineyard as you learn about the specialty wines of the region during a hike.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 6. Würzburg

    • The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on display today as you stroll through this fascinating city to the Würzburg Residence. An 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg, this regal building is home to a number of historic wonders.
    • Marvel at the intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by famed Tiepolo
    • Sightseeing choice -If you prefer to see more of the countryside, embark on a journey along the Romantic Road, one of Germany’s original and most celebrated holiday routes. This beautiful thoroughfare takes you through lush wooden swathes of land to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for an insightful tour.Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you’ll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 7. Bamberg

    • This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II.
    • Here you will explore the Old Town, with a guide, to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz.
    • Following your tour, rejoin your ship to cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a feat of modern engineering.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 8. Nuremberg

    • Choose your sightseeing activity today in Nuremberg.
    • A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, including the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler’s now infamous annual rallies that were held from 1927 to 1938. Discover medieval architecture, including the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and much more.
    • Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 9. Regensburg

    • Choose your sightseeing activity today in Regensburg
    • On a guided walking tour taking in the city’s highlights, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre.
    • Alternatively, learn how to polka during a fun Bavarian dance lesson.
    • Another option is a gourmet walking tour, where you will discover culinary secrets of past centuries. Then, gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights.
    • Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 10. Passau, Salzburg, Linz

    • Disembark in Salzburg where a city tour includes some of the sights from the classic film, The Sound of Music.
    • Today, an exquisite private rail journey aboard the Majestic Imperator reveals the legacy of the once powerful Habsburg Empire as you travel from Passau to Linz. On board your privately chartered train, relax amid luxurious surrounds and savour refreshments while you wind your way through graceful alpine countryside.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

    Day 11. Melk, Dürnstein

    • Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today.
    • On arrival to Dürnstein, roam the village’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure and perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was -imprisoned in 1192. On select autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest season.
    • Sightseeing choices - Disembark in Melk for a guided tour of Melk Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. Or join a local guide for a tour of the town. You may then choose to ride a bike along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to -Durnstein, or rejoin your ship and cruise to -Durnstein instead.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 12. Vienna

    • Arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical culture and vibrant cafés.
    • Take in a number of the city’s most important landmarks as you enjoy an orientation tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ringed boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You’ll then embark on a guided walk to the impressive St Stephen’s Cathedral
    • Tonight, another experience awaits at the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private concert featuring members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir, a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Strauss and Mozart, and an operatic recital of some of the world’s most famous arias. In keeping with Viennese tradition, the evening draws to a close with a performance of the Radetzky March.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 13. Vienna

    • You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna.
    • Perhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace, the former rococo summer residence of the imperial family. Wander through its lush, manicured gardens and marvel at sculptures representing deities and virtues.
    • Alternatively, join an excursion to Bratislava, the diverse capital of nearby Slovakia, where a mixture of 18th-century rococo design and communist-era architecture make this a city of alluring contrasts.
    • An alternative option is to visit the famed Spanish Riding School to witness the beautiful Lipizzan horses and their skilled riders and trainers during a morning practice session.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 14. Budapest

    • Arrive in Budapest and choose your sightseeing activity for the day.
    • Perhaps embark on a city tour that offers the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and more.
    • Should you be feeling energetic, perhaps hike to Castle Hill or for a more relaxed pace, embark on a culinary tour of the Great Market Hall.
    • Reflect upon the magnificent days that have just gone by as you sit down to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
    • Tonight, you’ll enjoy one final highlight as your ship sets off on a twilight cruise through the city. Be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital sparkling around you as you enjoy your last night aboard - the perfect end to an unforgettable journey.
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

    Day 15. Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

    • After a final delicious breakfast on board, it is time to bid farewell to your new-found friends as you disembark your luxurious river ship for the last time in Budapest. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK
    • Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

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    Terms and conditions:

    • Prices are per person, twin share and include saving where applicable. *Savings of up to £7600  based on P Grade sailing 28 April. Fares were £7,395 pp, now £3,595 pp. Value of savings on other grades will vary.
    • **Advertised fare of £3,295 pp based on travel in cat C on the 16 Mar 18  - original fare was £6,595 pp.

    ***All prices shown are per person (pp) twin share and include the applicable saving. Please contact us for alternative Solo Traveller discounts, which are available upon request. Offers valid on new bookings from 24th November - 8th December 2017 unless sold out and applicable for travel on selected 2018 departures only. Flash Sale promotions cannot be combined with any offer or club benefit unless specified and can be withdrawn at any time. Luxury Balcony Suite Flash Sale: Magnificent Europe (EUMC15F / EUMCR15F) valid in a French Balcony Suite (Cat C) or Twin Balcony Suite (Cat T, T+ & P), priced from £3,295pp based on a Category C cabin on 16th March 2018. Offer is not applicable to any other Suite category.  Complimentary beverages available on Luxury River Cruises exclude French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines. Cruises booked under these offers will not qualify for return Home-to-Airport transfers or Club membership tier benefits. Full payment is required at time of booking. All other conditions as per the Standard river operator terms and conditions; see 2018 River Cruising 2nd Edition brochure for further details.