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
Upon arrival in Bucharest you will be transferred to the hotel where you will join us for a welcome dinner.
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 :
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 Brașov.
Stay: Two Nights Brașov, Telerific Grand Hotel or otel KronwellDaily :
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 continuing to Moieciu 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 your ship in Giurgiu.
Stay: 21 Nights: a Concerto River ShipDaily :
In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through this medieval city.Daily :
Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Afterwards, travel to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress, located on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains.Daily :
Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise.Daily :
Get out and explore Novi Sad or call in on a local farmstead.
Choose your inclusion then this afternoon, explore Novi Sad at your leisure.Daily :
Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa. Local handicrafts are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a paprika producer. Afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.
Today is all about your Signature Experience.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.
Today unfolds as you please. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.Daily :
We have set aside a full day for you to explore more of this fascinating city.Daily :
On all departures between April and September, enjoy an exclusive welcome reception before boarding the Grand Empress steam train. Take in the scenery as you journey along the Danube River to Esztergom, enjoying lunch on board along the way. Afterwards, set out on a guided exploration of picturesque Esztergom, a royal seat from the late 10th to the mid-13th centuries.
Start the day with a guided tour of Budapest. Later, sail towards Vienna.Daily :
Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral.Daily :
Tonight, at the regal City Palace in the heart of Vienna, we are putting on an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you.
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 a ride a bike to Klosterneuburg Monastery.
Another day in this beautiful city presents new options.Daily :
Perhaps roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure or take a bike tour along the river to Melk.
Whether you’re on a bike or on the ship, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley on the way to Melk, where you’ll explore Melk Abbey.Daily :
From Linz, head to Salzburg to visit some of the incredible sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off on into the Czech Republic, where Český Krumlov awaits. Either way, you will re-board your ship in the German town of Passau. Otherwise, cruise to Passau and enjoy time to explore.
Choose from our selection of Freedom of Choice experiences today.Daily :
Explore Regensburg’s city centre or get active on a guided bike ride.
Choose your included sightseeing today.Daily :
Perhaps embark on a journey through Nuremberg’s history, or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
Continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Today, you will set off on the activity of your choice.Daily :
On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board.Daily :
Seize the day with a walk to the 18th-century palace, Würzburg Residence. Perhaps journey along Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-cooked morning tea is on the menu.
The day unfolds as you please, thanks to a choice of activities.Daily :
Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own.Daily :
Choose between a gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
In Rüdesheim, choose your sightseeing. Later, cruise through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.Daily :
Visit Namedy Castle for a morning tea and piano recital in the ballroom.
Cruise to Andernach and enjoy your Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands.Daily :
Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans - known for its windmills and specialty produce.
Arrive in Amsterdam, your final port of call. Set out on your selected experience. Tonight, celebrate the days that have just gone by with the captain’s farewell dinner.Daily :
Travel to the Belgian town of Ghent, one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Here, board a cruise to explore its maze of canals, then enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Paris.
Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de TriompheDaily :
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.
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 :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.
From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit