On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers, to see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany. You’ll discover fascinating European Jewish Heritage through dedicated sightseeing in Budapest, Vienna and Regensburg, and an onboard lecture about Jewish culture and history.Begin your European vacation in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, with a guided tour and free time to explore on your own. Sail past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria’s elegant capital of Vienna, and take a Jewish History tour or classic guided sightseeing. Visit delightful Dürnstein in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Discovery the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavarian capital of Munich. Cruise to Bamberg and Würzburg, and discover the small Main River villages tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Sail to the Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim. Cruise along the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley to the wine village of Bernkastel to enjoy famous wines of the Moselle Valley wines. In Trier, Germany, see the ancient sights, including the fortified gate of Porta Nigra from an original Roman settlement.Your cruise ends in Remich, Luxembourg, where you’ll board a high-speed train to Paris. Your Monograms vacation package includes a 2-night stay in “The City of Lights” with VIP sightseeing with an expert guide to see the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. Your Monograms Local Host® is available to assist you throughout your stay in Paris.
Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest! Day 2 Budapest: choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square, or Jewish heritage tourDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Budapest–Vienna: cruising; onboard lecture about Jewish cultureDay 5 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or Jewish history tourDay 6 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 7 Passau: guided walkDay 8 Regensburg: Jewish history guided walk, beer tasting on boardDay 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Rally Grounds tour in Nuremberg, or Roth guided tourDay 10 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, see the MarienplatzDay 11 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town HallDay 12 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 13 Main River Village: guided walkDay 14 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine GorgeDay 15 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tastingDay 16 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta NigraDay 17 Remich (Disembarkation)–Paris: transfer by high-speed train to ParisDay 18 Paris: guided sightseeingDay 19 Paris: your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.