Trans-European cruise from Strasbourg to Tulcea, 3 rivers, the Rhine, the Main and the Danube

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Exhilarating ports of call and amazing cuisine are on deck for this cruise from France to Romania. Take a journey through one thousand years of tradition,  where nature dazzles and monuments reflect the passionate, sometimes turbulent, history along the European waterways.
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Overview

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

Highlights

    • CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS A unique cruise combining history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
    • EXCURSIONSINCLUDED: Frankfurt and its impressive Main Tower
    • Melk Abbey, a true wonder of Baroque architecture
    • Vienna and the heritage of the House of Habsburg
    • Budapest, 2000 years of history
    • Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad
    • Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
    • Bucharest, the surprising Romanian capital

What's this trip about?

    Exhilarating ports of call and amazing cuisine are on deck for this cruise from France to Romania. Take a journey through one thousand years of tradition,  where nature dazzles and monuments reflect the passionate, sometimes turbulent, history along the European waterways.

Details

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

Travel Themes

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

Destinations

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • France
  • Bulgaria
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Serbia

Attractions

  • Bamberg
  • Budapest
  • Passau
  • Strasbourg

Activities

  • River cruise

Trip includes

    • Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day (except lunch on D13) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard entertainment - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 STRASBOURG

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. We'll cruise to Mainz.

Day 2 MAINZ - FRANKFURT

We'll arrive in Mainz early morning. This city, the birthplace of Gutenberg, which lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main is a perfect blend of past and present with its thousand year old cathedral. We'll tour the city with your escort before we sail on arou...

Day 3 MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM

We'll stop off in Miltenberg early this morning. Join us to discover this peaceful town with its market place lined with half-timbered houses, its fine main street, hotel Reisen and old Town Hall. We'll have lunch on board before continuing on to Wertheim. Enjoy some free time to discover the town on your own before returning to the ship for dinner.

Day 4 WERTHEIM - WURZBURG

We'll cruise towards Karlstadt. In the afternoon, join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion : Visit Wurzburg on the right bank of the Main, which is famous for its baroque palace, former residence of the prince-bishops. In the meantime, the ship cruises on to Wurzburg where we will join it late afternoon. We'll then cruise to Kitzingen. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 5 SCHWEINFURT - Rothenburg(1) - BAMBERG

Early this morning we'll start cruising along the Main to reach Schweinfurt. Join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river, with its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-...

Day 5 SCHWEINFURT - Rothenburg(1) - BAMBERG

Early this morning we'll start cruising along the Main to reach Schweinfurt. Join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion : Guided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river, with its narrow streets lined with picturesque half-...

Day 6 BAMBERG - NURNBERG - MUHLHAUSEN

This morning will be spent cruising on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, which was opened on 25th September 1992. We'll have lunch on board before arriving in Nurnberg early afternoon. Join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion : Visit of Nuremberg We'll enjoy a panoramic ...

Day 7 REGENSBURG

This morning will be spent cruising to Kelheim. Join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion : Visit of Regensburg, which is the fourth biggest town in Bavaria and also a major industrial hub - with major firms such as BMW, Siemens and Triumph. The historic centre of th...

Day 8 PASSAU

This morning will be spent cruising towards Passau. Enjoy some free time to visit the town on your own. Its baroque buildings and narrow romantic streets are unforgettable. Return to ship and sail on through the attractive region of Engelhartszell. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 9 MELK - DURNSTEIN - VIENNA

The morning will be spent cruising to reach Melk early in the morning, join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion: Visit of the abbey of Melk, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. We'll return to the sh...

Day 10 VIENNA

Join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: Visit to the palace of Schöbrunn with its magnificent park.DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall(1).Enjoy a free afternoon to tour this magnificent city o...

Day 11 ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

Enjoy some free time to visit Esztergom on your own, the former capital of Hungary, under the reign of the Arpad kings. Today, it is still a prominent town and the seat of the Hungarian archbishops. Esztergom is decidedly full of treasures with its neo-classical basil...

Day 12 BUDAPEST

Enjoy a day on your own, or join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursions : Guided tour of Budapest.This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us on optional excursions: Discover Gellert baths and spa (not included in the packages) or Budapest Market Halls (2) (not in...

Day 13 BUDAPEST

Buffet breakfast on board. Take advantage of free time today to discover Budapest at your own pace (lunch not included). We'll return on board at the end of the afternoon. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner and start sailing towards Mohacs through the night.

Day 13 BUDAPEST

Buffet breakfast on board. Take advantage of free time today to discover Budapest at your own pace (lunch not included). We'll return on board at the end of the afternoon. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner and start sailing towards Mohacs through the night.

Day 14 MOHÁCS (Hungary) - OSIJEK (Croatia)

We'll sail towards Osijek in the early morning. To help get your blood moving, join us for an aerobics class and onboard entertainment.This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: Guided tour of Osijek.DISCOVERY: Osijek by bike.Afterwards, we'll continue cruising towards Novi Sad. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 15 NOVI SAD (Serbia) - BELGRADE (Serbia)

Join us for a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion: Guided tour of Novi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center. We'll then drive to Sremski Karlovci for a visit. Afterwards, our ship will cruise to Belgrade.Join us this af...

Day 16 The Iron Gates

The whole day will be spent cruising. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. We'll cruise throughout the night.

Day 17 RUSE (Bulgaria)

We'll arrive in Ruse in the early morning and spend the day on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion: Discover Veliko Tarnovo, famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, andArbanassi (lunch included). Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.

Day 17 RUSE (Bulgaria)

We'll arrive in Ruse in the early morning and spend the day on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion: Discover Veliko Tarnovo, famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, andArbanassi (lunch included). Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.

Day 18 RUSE - OLTENITA (Romania)

This morning, join us on a CLASSIC / DISCOVERY excursion: Discover Ruse with its wide avenues, large squares and gorgeous monuments bearing testament to national Renaissance architecture. We'll then begin to cruise to Giurgiu.Join us this afternoon on a CLASSIC / DISC...

Day 19 CERNAVODA / FETESTI (Romania)

After our arrival in Cernavoda/Fetesti, we'll leave on a full-day excursion to Constanta (lunch included.) The oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania, it was founded in 600 BC. We'll discover its diverse architectural styles, most evident in the Orthodox cathed...

Day 19 CERNAVODA / FETESTI (Romania)

After our arrival in Cernavoda/Fetesti, we'll leave on a full-day excursion to Constanta (lunch included.) The oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania, it was founded in 600 BC. We'll discover its diverse architectural styles, most evident in the Orthodox cathed...

Day 20 TULCEA (Romania)

We’ll begin to cruise early in the morning towards Tulcea.Join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: The Danube Delta, its fauna and flora.DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat.We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 20 TULCEA (Romania)

We’ll begin to cruise early in the morning towards Tulcea.Join us for the excursions proposed:CLASSIC: The Danube Delta, its fauna and flora.DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat.We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 21 OLTENITA (Romania)

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Last Updated: 7/19/2024
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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.

Eco-Friendliness

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 - lunch on D13 -cancellation and baggage insurance - 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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