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Grand European Cruise - Eastbound

2014 Prices From $10,390 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. Itinerary
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  3. Accommodations
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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

    Rothenburg, a romantic road and river cruising

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    Day 6

    Fairy tales in Lohr and wine tasting in Würzburg at the historic Residenz

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    Day 7

    River cruising along the Main to Bamberg

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    Day 8

    Main-Danube Canal & historic Nürnberg

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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

    Wachau Valley, a visit to Melk Abbey, and arrive Vienna

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    Day 12

    An "Imperial" day and evening at a private palace 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

    Discover Buda & Pest, on opposite sides of the river

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    Day 16

    Paprika, palaces and wine in Hungary

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    Day 17

    Vukovar, Croatia and on to Novi Sad in Serbia

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    Day 18

    Serbian history, culture & a private palace visit in Belgrade

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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

    Castles, monasteries, mysteries & a gala dinner in Romania

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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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