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Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

2015 Prices From $11,090 for 24 Days - Tauck Cruising

Travel like the royals of old on our Grand European Cruise, combining Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat with Budapest to the Black Sea to create an unforgettable 24-day cruise tour through the heart of Europe – including a 21-day cruise aboard Tauck's newest riverboat, ms Treasures. This remarkable voyage from the North Sea to the Black Sea cruises along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers, taking you through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. Glide past grand cathedrals, medieval monasteries, and historic citadels – as well as through the Main-Danube Canal and the Iron Gate of the Danube. Tauck’s private, inclusive shore excursions take in many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and in-depth exploration of cities including Amsterdam, Köln, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest. It's the ultimate European river cruise... with the Tauck Difference!

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  1. Eastbound


    Day 1

    Embark on your cruise in Amsterdam

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    Day 2

    Great art, a canal cruise and more in Amsterdam

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    Day 3

    Modern and ancient history in Köln

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    Day 4

    Cruising the Rhine... the Lorelei and a visit to Rüdesheim & the merry music machines

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    Day 5

    A full day cruising the Main

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    Day 6

    Rothenburg or Würzburg, plus a wine tasting

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    Day 7

    Along the Main to Bamberg

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    Day 8

    Historic Nürnberg and the Main-Danube Canal

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    Day 9

    Ancient Regensburg and on to Passau

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    Day 10

    Explore Baroque Passau & cruise the Danube

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    Day 11

    Melk's Baroque abbey... and an Imperial Evening in a Vienna palace

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    Day 12

    An "Imperial" day in Vienna

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    Day 13

    Across the centuries in Bratislava, Slovakia

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    Day 14

    Both sides of remarkable Budapest

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    Day 15

    Sightseeing in Budapest, then your cruise of the lower Danube River begins

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    Day 16

    Antiquities and more in Hungary

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    Day 17

    Visit historic Vukovar, Croatia and on to Novi Sad in Serbia

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    Day 18

    The sights of Belgrade and a private palace visit

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    Day 19

    The Iron Gate of the Danube, King Decebalus and more

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    Day 20

    Bulgarian art & architecture in Ruse or Ivanovo

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    Day 21

    Constanta & Mamaia on Romania's Black Sea coast

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    Day 22

    Disembark for a visit to an immense palace & more in Bucharest

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    Day 23

    A choice of excursion to Transylvania or Targoviste

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    Day 24

    Homeward bound

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The Tauck Difference

My wife and I recently completed the Grand European Cruise aboard our Tauck riverboat... the 24 days were absolutely wonderful, educational and very well-planned. The Tauck Directors and the ship's staff and food were outstanding. This was our seventh Tauck tour and we are looking forward to number eight.

Ron & Karen Wagenfuehr, FL

 

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