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Grand European Cruise - Westbound

2014 Prices From $10,390 for 24 Days - Tauck Cruising

Travel like the royals of old on our Grand European Cruise, combining The Black Sea to Budapest with Budapest to Amsterdam by Riverboat 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 Rhine River tour... with the Tauck Difference!

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  3. Accommodations
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  1. Westbound


    Day 1

    Begin your Danube, Main and Rhine River tour in Bucharest

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    Day 2

    Exploring the legend of "Dracula" – a castle, monasteries & mysteries in Romania

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    Day 3

    Bucharest or the Black Sea coast before boarding

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    Day 4

    Bulgarian art & architecture in Ruse or Ivanovo

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    Day 5

    Danube cruising, Iconography and a visit to Vidin

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    Day 6

    King Decebalus and the Iron Gate of the Danube

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    Day 7

    Serbian history, culture & a private palace visit in Belgrade

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    Day 8

    Understanding Croatia's history in Vukovar

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    Day 9

    Paprika, architecture & culture in Kalocsa, Hungary

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    Day 10

    Buda & Pest, on opposite sides of the river

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    Day 11

    Discover Budapest on the Danube, up close

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    Day 12

    Baroque Bratislava and on to Vienna

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    Day 13

    An "Imperial" day and a special evening at a private palace in Vienna

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    Day 14

    Cruise the Danube, and step back in time in Melk

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    Day 15

    A bit of Baroque in Passau and cruising the Danube

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    Day 16

    A visit to Regensburg mixes old, new and royalty

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    Day 17

    The Main-Danube Canal and historic Nürnberg

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    Day 18

    A walking tour of Bamberg's Old Town

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    Day 19

    Wine tasting in Würzburg at the historic Residenz

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    Day 20

    Along the River Main to romantic Rothenburg

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    Day 21

    Cruising the Rhine and a magical visiti to Rüdesheim

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    Day 22

    Cruising the Lorelei Valley and an afternoon in Köln

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    Day 23

    Great art, a canal cruise and more in Amsterdam

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    Day 24

    Journey home

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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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