From Prague to Budapest, then from Amsterdam to Paris, this 21-day journey is a moveable feast of cultural enrichment. The journey, centered on the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers, whisks you between six illustrious capitals: Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Paris. You’ll be introduced to historic and natural wonders that will linger long in the memory – from the Rhine Gorge and the Wachau Valley, to all the cobblestones, bridges and timber-framed houses of Bavaria and the Main River.
Before embarking on your epic Splendours of Europe river cruise, you’ll enjoy an extraordinary three-day city stay in Prague. With fascinating highlights such as Mozart’s Theatre, Little Square, the Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle Loreta Monastery and the baroque quarter of Mala Strana, you are sure to be very busy.
From Prague onto your river journey in Budapest, begin your adventure with an EmeraldACTIVE hike to Buda Hill offering inspiring views of the city. Weaving westward, enjoy a home-hosted coffee EmeraldPLUS experience in Slovakia before marvelling at the elegance of Vienna and cruising the beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Germany provides boundless opportunity to soak in its heritage, with Bamberg, Wurzburg and Cologne each offering sights worthy of their UNESCO World Heritage status. Your river journey reaches its finale in Amsterdam with a guided bike tour to introduce the main sights before a farewell dinner gives time to reminiscence the highlights with your new-found friends.
From Amsterdam, you’ll be transferred to Paris with three days exploring this city affectionately known as the city of love. Stroll through the boulevards, passing by the bridges to the Eiffel Tower as it lights up at night on a Seine river cruise. We’ll take you on a guided tour to witness iconic architecture such as the Notre Dame Cathedral. Free time will allow you to delve further into the expansive list of beautiful museums or the incomparable Louvre or Musée d’Orsay.