Pass awe-inspiring natural wonders as you wind through the magnificent gorges of the Danube between Serbia and Romania.
Follow the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria on an imperial rail journey aboard the Grand Empress steam train (April to September).
Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Arrive in Paris, the city of light. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.
Stay: Three Nights, Hotel du Collectionneur
Indulge in lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, created by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.
A local expert will take you on a discovery of the world’s most romantic city. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and of course, the Eiffel Tower.Daily :
Perhaps follow a trail of Paris’ fine food during a culinary walk. Alternatively, hop in a special 2CV vintage car and cruise around Paris’ famed icons, or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
It might be difficult to choose your preferred experience today, but you can never make a bad choice when it comes to Paris. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous cabaret extravaganza at the Lido de Paris. You’ll be entertained by the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys as they take you on a glittering journey filled with incredible set designs and dynamic dancing.Daily :
Say Au Revoir to Paris and travel by coach through northern France and into Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals. Continue to Amsterdam and board your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. You’ll have time to unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship as the excitement builds for everything that’s about to come.
Stay: 21 Nights, a Concerto River ShipDaily :
Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village known for its windmills and specialty produce. If you’re lucky enough to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every colourful turn.
Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.Daily :
Visit Namedy Castle. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.
This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach for your first Signature Experience. Later, head back on board and enjoy dinner as your ship sets sail for Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.Daily :
A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little more quirky, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum houses a collection of fine automated musical creations.
Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rüdesheim and choose your sightseeing.Daily :
Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own.Daily :
Enjoy a walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or traverse the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.
The day is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions.Daily :
Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer.Daily :
Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
Select the sightseeing inclusion that best suits you. This afternoon, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black Seas.Daily :
Explore Regensburg’s atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre or perhaps get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial.
Select your inclusion today.Daily :
From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Česky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.
Choose from our fabulous Freedom of Choice inclusions today.Daily :
Roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, where you’ll choose your sightseeing.Daily :
After dinner, head to the Family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.
Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens are a favourite. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.
Today you will enjoy your Freedom of Choice inclusion. Tonight, your Signature Experience awaits.Daily :
In Esztergom, set out on a guided tour to discover this picturesque town and its historic buildings. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire as you board the Grand Empress steam train, bound for Budapest. See inside some of the ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s and be treated like royalty as you savour lunch on board. On arrival in Budapest, enjoy a glass of sparkling at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship. Operates on all departures between April and September.
Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Budapest. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience on April to September departures.Daily :
Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore.Daily :
We have set aside a full day for you to explore more of this fascinating city.Daily :
The active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walk through Budapest’s Great Market Hall. Alternatively, set out on an insightful tour of the Hospital in the Rock, a museum dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.
Today unfolds as you please.Daily :
History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pécs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villány for a tasting at a local winery. Otherwise, get active on a guided bike ride along the Danube River to an ancient water mill.
You have the choice as to how you spend your day.Daily :
Visit Eltz Manor, a castle that houses the Vukovar City Museum. Wander through the complex then be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, accompanied by classical music.
Today, enjoy your Signature Experience. Later this afternoon, set sail to Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, where a guided exploration awaits. Set out with a local guide and discover how this city thrives on art and culture.Daily :
Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. If you’re feeling more physical, embark on a kayak tour along the Danube. Or gourmet lovers can partake in a cooking class.
In Serbia’s capital, select your inclusion.Daily :
Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.Daily :
Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.Daily :
Disembark your ship and travel to the Slănic mine, Europe’s largest salt mine. Descend 208 metres underground to discover some of the 14 rooms, as well as the Salt Museum. The pure air inside the mine is known for its respiratory healing effects. Later, continue to your hotel in Poiana Brașov, an alpine resort nestled in the Postăvaru Mountains.
Stay: Two Nights, Poiana Brașov, Telerific Grand HotelDaily :
This morning will be spent exploring Bran Castle, also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’. Perched atop a rocky hill overlooking the town of Bran, the castle’s striking orange turrets tower above a thick forest of trees in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains. Wander through its many rooms and admire the 19th-century antiques before returning to Brașov for lunch. This afternoon, delve deeper into Brașov’s history on a walking tour.Daily :
A visit to Peleș Castle awaits today, nestled at the foot of the Bucegi Mountains in the town of Sinaia. This neo-Renaissance masterpiece was commissioned by Romania’s first king, Carol I, and took 40 years to build. Enjoy free time for lunch in Sinaia then travel to Bucharest.
Stay: Two Nights, Bucharest, Radisson Blu HotelDaily :
Set out on a guided exploration of Bucharest’s Old City this morning. The area has recently undergone a decade of refurbishments, transforming the city’s historic core into a vibrant, walkable quarter. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before a visit to the Palace of the Parliament. Started in 1984, and still unfinished, this enormous building was constructed under the command of former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and has over 3,000 rooms.Daily :
Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.Daily :
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