an unforgettable cruise through the heart of europe from the rhine to the danube (port-to-port cruise)
locationStrasbourg - Frankfurt - Karlstadt - Wurzburg - Schweinfurt - Nuremberg - Regensburg - Passau - Vienna
An Unforgettable Cruise through the Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (port-to-port cruise)
An Unforgettable Cruise through the Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (port-to-port cruise)
An Unforgettable Cruise through the Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (port-to-port cruise)
An Unforgettable Cruise through the Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (port-to-port cruise)
An Unforgettable Cruise through the Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (port-to-port cruise)
An Unforgettable Cruise through the Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (port-to-port cruise)
An Unforgettable Cruise through the Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (port-to-port cruise)
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Duration
9 days
Trip code
STW_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Discover delightful stops along three emblematic European rivers—the Rhine, Main, and Danube. We have chosen excursions at each port of call with care. See Frankfurt and its NYC-like skyline. Further along, experience the unique, medieval charm of Würzburg and Nuremberg along Germany’s Romantic Road. Dive into Regensburg's fascinating 2,000-year-old history. Lastly, Vienna, the imperial city with extravagant baroque architecture, awaits you!

Highlights

  • Cruise along the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, one of the longest inland waterways in Europe 
  • THE MUSTS:Frankfurt, the Main Tower, and its panoramic view(1)Old-time Würzburg and its fascinating architectural styles(1)Distinguished Regensburg, with its narrow streets and medieval homes(1)
  • Frankfurt, the Main Tower, and its panoramic view(1)
  • Old-time Würzburg and its fascinating architectural styles(1)
  • Distinguished Regensburg, with its narrow streets and medieval homes(1)
  • 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

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Frankfurt is the largest financial center in continental Europe, earning it the nickname "Mainhatten." During a panoramic tour of the city, you'll be able to admire the huge skyscrapers housing the headquarters of many international banks which create the city's famous skyline. We'll ascend the Main Tower, the most well-known skyscraper in the city, built entirely with a blue glass exterior. From over 656 feet up, you'll be able to take in the glorious views of the city spread out below.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_FRA2

    Pre-paid: $140

    On-board: $156

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Frankfurt is the largest financial center in continental Europe, earning it the nickname "Mainhatten." During a panoramic tour of the city, you'll be able to admire the huge skyscrapers housing the headquarters of many international banks which create the city's famous skyline. We'll ascend the Main Tower, the most well-known skyscraper in the city, built entirely with a blue glass exterior. From over 656 feet up, you'll be able to take in the glorious views of the city spread out below.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_FRA2

    Pre-paid: $147

    On-board: $163

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a colossal and beautiful palace. The different buildings today mostly house museums and the gardens, dotted with monuments, have become the Volksgarten and the Burggarten.
    We will climb up the Emperor's Staircase to reach the Sisi Museum which extends over six rooms that have been equipped to solely center on Elisabeth's private life. Here numerous personal items that once belonged to Elisabeth are used to help illustrate the true personality of the frequently misunderstood Empress. The sensitively designed exhibits are inspired by the monarch's poetry and illustrate how the once light-hearted young girl, Sisi, became a restless, unapproachable and melancholic woman. The more than 300 items on display in the museum include parasols, boxes and gloves which once belonged to Elisabeth, along with a reconstruction of the evening dress worn by 16 year old Sisi in 1854 before she left her home in Munich, and a replica of a section of her imperial railway carriage.
    We'll then move on to Imperial Apartments and access the 19 official and private rooms that once belonged to Franz Joseph and Elisabeth. The Imperial Apartments are a reflection of the monarchic splendor. You will get to see the Emperor's Audience Chamber, his Conference Room, and his bedroom before peering through Elizabeth's apartments with her salons, lavatory and bathroom and her dressing and exercise room where Elizabeth spent most of her time.
    Return to the boat.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Before arriving to the Hofburg, a 5 minute walk is necessary.
    • There are stairs to access the Hofburg.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_HOFBUR

    Pre-paid: $129

    On-board: $143

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a colossal and beautiful palace. The different buildings today mostly house museums and the gardens, dotted with monuments, have become the Volksgarten and the Burggarten.
    We will climb up the Emperor's Staircase to reach the Sisi Museum which extends over six rooms that have been equipped to solely center on Elisabeth's private life. Here numerous personal items that once belonged to Elisabeth are used to help illustrate the true personality of the frequently misunderstood Empress. The sensitively designed exhibits are inspired by the monarch's poetry and illustrate how the once light-hearted young girl, Sisi, became a restless, unapproachable and melancholic woman. The more than 300 items on display in the museum include parasols, boxes and gloves which once belonged to Elisabeth, along with a reconstruction of the evening dress worn by 16 year old Sisi in 1854 before she left her home in Munich, and a replica of a section of her imperial railway carriage.
    We'll then move on to Imperial Apartments and access the 19 official and private rooms that once belonged to Franz Joseph and Elisabeth. The Imperial Apartments are a reflection of the monarchic splendor. You will get to see the Emperor's Audience Chamber, his Conference Room, and his bedroom before peering through Elizabeth's apartments with her salons, lavatory and bathroom and her dressing and exercise room where Elizabeth spent most of her time.
    Return to the boat.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Before arriving to the Hofburg, a 5 minute walk is necessary.
    • There are stairs to access the Hofburg.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_HOFBUR

    Pre-paid: $136

    On-board: $150

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Join us for a guided tour of Nuremberg by coach. We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls, including the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Nazi Documentation Centre and Party Rally Grounds, the castle area, etc. You'll discover the charming side streets and beautiful half-timbered houses before arriving in the Marktplatz. On foot, you'll see the gorgeous Schöner Brunnen (beautiful fountain) and the Frauenkirche. During our tour, we'll stop and taste one of the local specialties, Lebkuchen, the city's famous gingerbread.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_NUREM

    Pre-paid: $120

    On-board: $133

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Join us for a guided tour of Nuremberg by coach. We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls, including the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Nazi Documentation Centre and Party Rally Grounds, the castle area, etc. You'll discover the charming side streets and beautiful half-timbered houses before arriving in the Marktplatz. On foot, you'll see the gorgeous Schöner Brunnen (beautiful fountain) and the Frauenkirche. During our tour, we'll stop and taste one of the local specialties, Lebkuchen, the city's famous gingerbread.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_NUREM

    Pre-paid: $125

    On-board: $140

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Regensburg saw its political and economic heyday in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was located at a crossroads between major trade routes and became a Free Imperial City in 1245 until other great Bavarian cities were preferred. This poorly industrialized city wasn't heavily targeted by allied bombings and has thus kept an almost intact medieval center.
    Before our visit to Regensburg, our coach will take us to Walhalla, a huge Greek style marble temple overhanging the Danube. Ludwig I of Bavaria mandated the construction of this temple between 1830 and 1842 as a memorial dedicated to Germany's most influential worthies. Inside, we'll take a look at some 129 busts depicting German characters such as artists, military leaders and more.
    In the company of our guide, we'll set off on a visit of Regensburg on foot. We'll discover the imposing stone-built "Porta Praetoria” - the northern gate to the Roman fortress - the Old Town Hall containing the rooms occupied by the Imperial diet from 1663 to 1806, the Gothic Cathedral and the Italian influenced homes of wealthy merchants from the Middle-Ages.
    Return on board.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended as the streets in the old town are cobbled and it is necessary to walk on a mountain track to go to the Walhalla temple.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_REGENS

    Pre-paid: $111

    On-board: $124

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Regensburg saw its political and economic heyday in the 12th and 13th centuries when it was located at a crossroads between major trade routes and became a Free Imperial City in 1245 until other great Bavarian cities were preferred. This poorly industrialized city wasn't heavily targeted by allied bombings and has thus kept an almost intact medieval center.
    Before our visit to Regensburg, our coach will take us to Walhalla, a huge Greek style marble temple overhanging the Danube. Ludwig I of Bavaria mandated the construction of this temple between 1830 and 1842 as a memorial dedicated to Germany's most influential worthies. Inside, we'll take a look at some 129 busts depicting German characters such as artists, military leaders and more.
    In the company of our guide, we'll set off on a visit of Regensburg on foot. We'll discover the imposing stone-built "Porta Praetoria” - the northern gate to the Roman fortress - the Old Town Hall containing the rooms occupied by the Imperial diet from 1663 to 1806, the Gothic Cathedral and the Italian influenced homes of wealthy merchants from the Middle-Ages.
    Return on board.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended as the streets in the old town are cobbled and it is necessary to walk on a mountain track to go to the Walhalla temple.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_REGENS

    Pre-paid: $118

    On-board: $131

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    You'll leave by coach with your guides to visit the Imperial Crypt, located beneath the Capuchin Church. One hundred and forty-nine Habsburgs, including 12 emperors and 19 empresses and queens, have been laid to rest here since 1633. Hapsburg funerals were elaborate affairs, and the death of an emperor or empress meant not only the creation of an elaborate and beautiful sarcophagus for the Imperial Crypt, but also a silver urn to preserve their heart and reliquaries to contain their embalmed entrails. The crypt holds 105 metal sarcophagi, the most elaborate of them designed by the royal sculptor Balthasar Ferdinand Moll. The last emperor buried here was Franz Joseph I in 1916. This visit will bring you right to the epicenter of the illustrious Austrian Empire and its celebrated history.

    The next stop will be the Austrian National Library, considered as having one of the most beautiful library halls in the world. It is the largest Baroque library in Europe. A magnificently painted dome with frescoes by Daniel Gran covers the impressive State Hall—almost 262 feet (80 m) long and 66 feet (20 m) high. The library contains more than 200,000 volumes. The most prominent works are the 15,000 books from Prince Eugene of Savoy and the vast Reformation writings of Martin Luther. After our visit, we'll return to the ship.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VIE15

    Pre-paid: $125

    On-board: $140

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    You'll leave by coach with your guides to visit the Imperial Crypt, located beneath the Capuchin Church. One hundred and forty-nine Habsburgs, including 12 emperors and 19 empresses and queens, have been laid to rest here since 1633. Hapsburg funerals were elaborate affairs, and the death of an emperor or empress meant not only the creation of an elaborate and beautiful sarcophagus for the Imperial Crypt, but also a silver urn to preserve their heart and reliquaries to contain their embalmed entrails. The crypt holds 105 metal sarcophagi, the most elaborate of them designed by the royal sculptor Balthasar Ferdinand Moll. The last emperor buried here was Franz Joseph I in 1916. This visit will bring you right to the epicenter of the illustrious Austrian Empire and its celebrated history.

    The next stop will be the Austrian National Library, considered as having one of the most beautiful library halls in the world. It is the largest Baroque library in Europe. A magnificently painted dome with frescoes by Daniel Gran covers the impressive State Hall—almost 262 feet (80 m) long and 66 feet (20 m) high. The library contains more than 200,000 volumes. The most prominent works are the 15,000 books from Prince Eugene of Savoy and the vast Reformation writings of Martin Luther. After our visit, we'll return to the ship.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_VIE15

    Pre-paid: $131

    On-board: $145

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach in the company of your hostess to the center of Würzburg.
    Our tour will start with a visit to the Würzburg Residence (or Residenz), former palace of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Construction was commissioned by Prince-Bishop Friedrich Carl von Schönborn as a replacement for the old Marienberg Fortress and lasted between 1720 and 1780. You'll discover 40 rooms richly decorated with furniture, paintings and tapestries by 18th century master artists and climb up the monumental Main Staircase designed by Balthasar Neumann. Among others, you will visit the Baroque Imperial Hall whose frescoes were the works of Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and the Imperial Apartments richly decorated in Rococo style.
    Our tour will continue downtown where you will have some free time before returning on board by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Comfortable shoes are recommended: the streets are cobbled in the city center.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_WURZB

    Pre-paid: $133

    On-board: $147

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    Departure by coach in the company of your hostess to the center of Würzburg.
    Our tour will start with a visit to the Würzburg Residence (or Residenz), former palace of the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Construction was commissioned by Prince-Bishop Friedrich Carl von Schönborn as a replacement for the old Marienberg Fortress and lasted between 1720 and 1780. You'll discover 40 rooms richly decorated with furniture, paintings and tapestries by 18th century master artists and climb up the monumental Main Staircase designed by Balthasar Neumann. Among others, you will visit the Baroque Imperial Hall whose frescoes were the works of Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and the Imperial Apartments richly decorated in Rococo style.
    Our tour will continue downtown where you will have some free time before returning on board by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Comfortable shoes are recommended: the streets are cobbled in the city center.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_WURZB

    Pre-paid: $136

    On-board: $150



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