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Jewels of Europe with Paris

Starting in beautiful Budapest, enjoy an all-inclusive luxury river cruise before ending with 3 nights in Paris. Visit Vienna, Regensburg and Bamberg.

18 Day
From (AUD)
$ 11,845
  • 2019 Budapest > Paris

    Wondrous cities and towns

    From Hungary's capital city, Budapest to Paris, Europe's 'city of light', this is a journey that begins and ends with two of Europe's most beautiful cities, and features a string of glittering towns in between.

    Travel the canals of Amsterdam, where meandering waterways bypass buildings that haven’t changed since Holland’s great voyages of discovery centuries ago. Visit Cologne, with its towering cathedral, and timeless Vienna, spiritual home to Europe’s greatest composers. If you’re after great food, there’s more than enough in this itinerary to get you salivating, including visits to Regensburg, known for its delectable wurst, and Bamberg, equally famous for its world-class beer. And if you’re looking for more than just cuisine, rest assured – stops at Marksburg Castle, Nuremberg and Melk will provide a feast for all the senses. End with three nights in Paris, at one of our luxurious hotels.

    Tour Code:

    CRPA

    Duration:

    18 Days

    Departure City:

    Budapest

    Return City:

    Paris

  • 18 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Budapest

      Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Budapest
      Freechoice

      Make the most of Budapest with a guided tour, or relax and unwind at the local Thermal Baths and Spa. Alternatively, take a hike to Buda Hill or experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Vienna

      As you cruise the mighty Danube, relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards Vienna.

      Enrich

      Admire the opulence of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Vienna
      Freechoice

      Take a tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the famous Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Dürnstein > Melk
      Freechoice

      Embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk, or be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit a local winery and sample some of
      its fine wines.

      Sundowners

      As the day ends, enjoy the fine view of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Passau > Salzburg
      Enrich

      Let the ‘Best of The Sound of Music and Salzburg Show’ transport you to another time and place. Based on the timeless movie of the same name, this exclusive production is performed in the rolling hills of Salzburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Regensburg

      Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

      Freechoice

      Enjoy a walking tour of the city or board a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view Weltenburg Abbey, sampling beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. You could also cycle to the Walhalla monument, or take an active walking tour to Thurn und Taxis Palace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Nuremberg

      Welcome to this fascinating Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

      Freechoice

      Explore the city on foot or visit moving WWII sites, or take a baking class.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Bamberg

      Immerse yourself in the World Heritage-listed Old Town of Bamberg, alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders once did.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Würzburg
      Freechoice

      Visit the Bishop’s Residenz Palace and sample some exquisite local wine, or explore the famous Romantic Road – an important trade route during the Middle Ages. Then take in the beautiful walled town of Rothenburg, a medieval gem that overlooks the Tauber River.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Würzburg > Rüdesheim

      Soak in the vistas of the Main River as you spend a full day relaxing on board. Be mesmerised by passing scenery while commentary from your Scenic Tailormade device describes the captivating view unfolding before you. Or simply indulge in the on board amenities of your 5-star floating hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Rüdesheim > Rhine Gorge > Marksburg Castle

      Immerse yourself in charming Rüdesheim and board the Winzerexpress mini-train for a guided visit of Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Then enjoy a cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

      Enrich

      Delight in the ambience at Marksburg Castle and enjoy a magnificent medieval feast.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Cologne
      Freechoice

      Take a stroll through Cologne and get up close to the twin towers of the famous cathedral, or take a walking tour with a difference and learn about the Jewish history of the city. Alternatively, take a guided cycling tour through Cologne.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Amsterdam
      Freechoice

      Explore the city by bicycle or by foot. Alternatively, experience an iconic canal cruise or enjoy a slice of quintessential Holland at Zaanse Schans.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Amsterdam > Paris

      Travel by high-speed train to Paris, and spend three nights at one of our luxurious hotels.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 16 - Paris
      Freechoice

      Discover Paris on a guided tour or marvel at the exhibits at the world-renowned Louvre. Alternatively, let a local Parisian show you another side of the city.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 17 - Paris

      You have a free day so follow your heart through Paris. Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight savour delicious cuisine at the restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel before a short sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. Alternatively, take in dinner and a show at the world-famous Lido.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Paris

      Depart Paris after breakfast.

      Meals included: Breakfast