Trans-European Cruise from Budapest to Strasbourg

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From Budapest to Strasbourg, enjoy a unique cruise crossing three rivers and four countries. From the Danube to the Rhine via the Main, you will be dazzled by the beauty of landscapes but also by the sweetness of these rivers that form a link between people, cultures and traditions. Hungary, Austria, Germany and France will unveil their history and rich herit...
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS The Rhine, the Main and the Danube in one cruise: The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter From picturesque medieval towns to the imposing imperial and royal capitals EXCURSIONS INCLUDED: Unique and romantic Budapest Authentic Vienna The charming medieval towns of Rothenburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg Frankfurt, combining tradition and modernity

What's this trip about?

    From Budapest to Strasbourg, enjoy a unique cruise crossing three rivers and four countries. From the Danube to the Rhine via the Main, you will be dazzled by the beauty of landscapes but also by the sweetness of these rivers that form a link between people, cultures and traditions. Hungary, Austria, Germany and France will unveil their history and rich heritage for an unforgettable trans-European getaway.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal transport included (including local flights)
Start CityBudapest
End CityStrasbourg

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel
  • Family Friendly
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • France
  • Hungary

Attractions

  • Bamberg
  • Budapest
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau
  • Strasbourg

Activities

  • River cruise

Trip includes

    • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to lunch on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selectedexcept the concert of Viennese music - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 BUDAPEST

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : An evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 1 BUDAPEST

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : An evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 2 BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM

Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of Budapest.We'll return on board in Esztergom. In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own exploring the former capital of Hungary. The city is full of treasures such as the Neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll return on board and depart for Vienna. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 2 BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM

Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of Budapest.We'll return on board in Esztergom. In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own exploring the former capital of Hungary. The city is full of treasures such as the Neo-classical basilica and former Royal palace. We'll return on board and depart for Vienna. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 VIENNA

Upon arriving in Vienna, join us for an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : A visit to the Hofburg Palace, former residence of the Hapsburgs. Tonight, join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Tour Vienna by night.

Day 3 VIENNA

Upon arriving in Vienna, join us for an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : A visit to the Hofburg Palace, the Hapsburg's winter residence and its Sisi Museum. Tonight, join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Tour Vienna by night.

Day 4 VIENNA

This morning, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial family, followed by a panoramic tour of Vienna.DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living, music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll th...

Day 4 VIENNA

This morning, join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial family, followed by a panoramic tour of Vienna.DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living, music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll th...

Day 5 MELK

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley this morning, arriving in Melk in the morning. We'll then set off on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Tour of Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the...

Day 5 MELK

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley this morning, arriving in Melk in the morning. We'll then set off on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Tour of Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the...

Day 6 PASSAU

We'll set out to explore Passau in the company of hostess, strolling the narrow romantic streets and admiring is Baroque-style buildings. We'll then cruise to Regensburg through the night.

Day 6 PASSAU

We'll set out to explore Passau in the company of hostess, strolling the narrow romantic streets and admiring is Baroque-style buildings. We'll then cruise to Regensburg through the night.

Day 7 REGENSBURG - KELHEIM

Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of Regensburg and the Walhalla hall of fame which overhangs the river. We'll return on board in Kelheim and cruise the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg.

Day 7 REGENSBURG - KELHEIM

Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of Regensburg and the Walhalla hall of fame which overhangs the river. We'll return on board in Kelheim and cruise the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg.

Day 8 NUREMBERG - ERLANGEN - BAMBERG

We'll arrive in Nuremberg in the morning. Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of the city and tasting of its famous gingerbread. We'll return on board in Erlangen and start sailing towards Bamberg. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 8 NUREMBERG - ERLANGEN - BAMBERG

We'll arrive in Nuremberg in the morning. Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of the city and tasting of its famous gingerbread. We'll return on board in Erlangen and start sailing towards Bamberg. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 9 BAMBERG - SCHWEINFURT - GERLACHSHAUSEN

We'll spend this morning cruising to Schweinfurt. Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Tour of Rothenburg, one of the oldest cities in Germany. This magnificent walled town located on the historic Roman Road has managed to keep its authentic charm. We'll return on board in Gerlachshausen. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 9 BAMBERG - SCHWEINFURT - GERLACHSHAUSEN

We'll spend this morning cruising to Schweinfurt. Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Tour of Rothenburg, one of the oldest cities in Germany. This magnificent walled town located on the historic Roman Road has managed to keep its authentic charm. We'll return on board in Gerlachshausen. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 10 WÜRZBURG - KARLSTADT - WERTHEIM

Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of Würzburg and the former Residence of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. We'll return on board in Karlstadt. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 10 WÜRZBURG - KARLSTADT - WERTHEIM

Join us on an CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour of Würzburg and the former Residence of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. We'll return on board in Karlstadt. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 11 WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG - FRANKFURT

We'll set out to explore Miltenberg in the company of our hostess and discover this charming, very typical German village. Its marketplace surrounded by half-timbered houses, its Grande Rue and former Town Hall make Miltenberg a unique town and the "pearl of the Main". We'll cruise to Frankfurt.

Day 11 WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG - FRANKFURT

We'll set out to explore Miltenberg in the company of our hostess and discover this charming, very typical German village. Its marketplace surrounded by half-timbered houses, its Grande Rue and former Town Hall make Miltenberg a unique town and the "pearl of the Main". We'll cruise to Frankfurt.

Day 12 FRANKFURT - MAINZ

Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Tour of Frankfurt.DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.We'll return on board and cruise to Mainz. Gutenberg's hometown, Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main and is a perfect...

Day 12 FRANKFURT - MAINZ

Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Tour of Frankfurt.DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Frankfurt and ascent of the Main Tower.We'll return on board and cruise to Mainz. Gutenberg's hometown, Mainz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main and is a perfect...

Day 13 STRASBOURG

Enjoy buffet breakfast on board as we cruise towards Strasbourg, passing through two impressive locks on the Rhine, Iffezheim and Gambsheim. We'll reach Strasbourg at 2:00 p.m. and disembark after lunch. End of our services.

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$194
Last Updated: 7/19/2024
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31 Aug 2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Great tours and food! Exceptional customer service

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Jan 2023

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A memorable four nights on the Seine - Le Havre to Paris

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Since 1976 CroisiEurope has pioneered river cruising on the most beautiful waterways in Europe, and we are Europe’s largest and most experienced river cruise line. When you sail with us, you can relax and know that you will be well taken care of.

We have been privileged to take more than 200,000 passengers to the lands of their dreams, for the times of their lives. Our fleet of 30 ships will take you to your choice of dazzling riverside cities in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium — to the romantic Rhine Valley, the Rhône and Saône, the Seine, the beautiful blue Danube, the Douro Valley, Venice, and more — where you can explore and enjoy local food, wine, history, art and culture. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of almost 1,000 people, whose conviviality, attentiveness and professionalism ensures that your voyage will be comfortable and pleasurable. Our staff and crews speak English, and many of them speak other major European languages as well. So you’ll be in the heart of European culture and charm, but you’ll always be able to find someone who understands you.

All our vessels are fully inspected on a regular basis, and are consistently renovated and upgraded to keep pace with safety standards as well as the needs of our customers. Our entire fleet is certified compliant with VERITAS global standards, a guarantee of safety and quality.

CroisiEurope’s headquarters is situated at the crossroads of Europe, in Strasbourg, France, near the banks of the Rhine. This historic, forward-thinking city is the perfect home us: we’re grounded in the past, and excited about the future. We’re an independent, family-owned business — so even though we’re the biggest and most experienced, we’re still small and friendly. We understand the personal touch. 

Come aboard! We can’t wait to show you the sights of Europe.

River Cruising: The Difference

Imagine gliding past quaint villages, ancient hillside castles and stone forts; past sun-drenched olive groves and vineyards, snow-capped mountains and thundering gorges; under glittering night-lit bridges in exotic cities.  Imagine eating first-class French cuisine while floating on a sparkling river, watching the gorgeous landscape pass by.

Envision your ship docking in the heart of a beautiful, historic European city:  its treasures of art, music, food, culture, and history await your leisurely exploration. 

Our trips offer you the opportunity to intimately experience the culture of a region or a country, and to visit some of Europe’s most dazzling cities and towns — in France, Spain, Italy, Germany or Belgium — in ease and comfort.

Our ship will be your floating hotel:  small enough to moor at a town or city port, but large enough to provide you every amenity.  The capacity of just 100 to 200 passengers allows a warm and convivial atmosphere on board, as well as the opportunity for quiet privacy and independence. The pace of our river cruises is relaxed and tranquil; the scenery is gorgeous and changes moment to moment.

And river cruising is smooth, so there’s no need to worry about seasickness.  Unpack your bags, and relax and enjoy the trip. 

Come sail with CroisiEurope, and discover why river cruising is the new way to travel. 

French Cuisine, European Flair

The heart and soul of CroisiEurope is European and international.

Other cruise lines may offer good food.  With CroisiEurope, you’ll cruise the rivers of Europe aboard your own French restaurant.

We carefully design and plan our cuisine and menus in the exacting tradition of fine French gastronomy.  Each meal on your cruise will give you a delightful experience of French haute cuisine.  Our chefs have worked alongside such Michelin-starred greats as Paul Bocuse and Marc Haeberlin; CroisiEurope’s head chef, Alain Bohn, was recently nominated as a member of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. This esteemed French association, created 50 years ago, includes only 250 chefs worldwide.

A large number of our crew and staff speak many major European languages, so you may find yourself able to chat in Spanish, Italian, or Hungarian as well as French and English.

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European countries have long been in the forefront of eco-friendly practices, and CroisiEurope is proud to have been a pioneer in this field since well before these practices became standard.  Our commitment to the environment goes far beyond legal requirements. 

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    • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - concert of Viennese music - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.
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THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
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