Treasures of the European Waterways

From Amsterdam to Budapest - With Immersive Prague Extension

Base Fare:
$10,850 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Early Reservation Bonus:

Save 5%* per guest
Reserve by October 31st to qualify

Your Journey includes

10 city tours, wine tastings, a national park, a concert and much more
Prague Extension Available! City Tour, Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter and Karlovy Vary
All meals included
14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners & 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners (extension)
14 nights aboard the MS Amadeus Queen
4 nights in the outstanding Hotel Paris, Prague (extension)
Round trip air fare from Toronto with Air Canada and Lufthansa (air gateways available across Canada)
Private car home pick up & return service

Treasures of the European Waterways

Appreciate the rich cultural tapestry and enduring history of Europe’s most storied cities and landscapes on this exceptional river cruise experience. Sail 2,000 kilometres across the continent, starting with Amsterdam on the North Sea, crossing the famed Rhine-Main-Danube canal in Germany, and making our way to the “Queen of the Danube”, Budapest. Witness the imposing Esztergom Basilica and Melk Abbey from the comfort of the world-class Amadeus Queen, and enjoy thoughtfully planned shore excursions in numerous capital cities. On board, the spacious cabins, river terrace and indoor pool will become your second home, and the backdrop of picturesque riverbanks will accompany you throughout this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Following our arrival in Budapest, join us on the extension to Prague to explore one of Europe's most culturally rich capitals. Discover Prague Castle, the storied Jewish Quarter, and the exquisite Karlovy Vary.

Choose your departure

= guaranteed departure
Extension
= with extension
Base Fare:
$10,850 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • 10 city tours, wine tastings, a national park visit, a concert and much more
  • Witness the imposing Esztergom Basilica and Melk Abbey from the comfort of the world-class Amadeus Queen
  • Take in the rich history of Europe, from the baroque architecture of Bamberg, to the modern sights of Amsterdam
  • Savour the robust vintages of the Franconian, Siebengebirge & Wachau wine regions

Outstanding accommodation

  • 14 nights aboard the MS Amadeus Queen
  • 4 nights in the outstanding Hotel Paris, Prague (extension)

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

C4 / HAYDN DECK

  • TWIN: $10,850
  • SINGLE: $12,350

C1 / HAYDN DECK

  • TWIN: $12,150
  • SINGLE: $13,650

B1 / STRAUSS DECK

  • TWIN: $14,750
  • SINGLE: $19,950

A1 / MOZART DECK

  • TWIN: $15,650
  • SINGLE: $22,850

SUITE / MOZART DECK

  • TWIN: $18,250
  • SINGLE: $31,250

OPTIONAL PRAGUE EXTENSION

  • TWIN: $2,950
  • SINGLE: $4,150

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before October 31, 2019

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other gateways available. These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

DECK PLAN

MS Amadeus Queen Deck Plan

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow guests and board your flight to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Overnight flight

Day 2

WELCOME TO AMSTERDAM

Step into the renowned cultural, artistic, and historic heart of the Netherlands. With an extensive canal system surpassing even Venice’s in length, Amsterdam blends old-world charm with modern amenities. After arriving in the city, board the Amadeus Queen, your home for the next fourteen days. Your evening concludes with a welcome cocktail and dinner, the first of many sumptuous onboard meals. (L,D)

MS Amadeus Queen (14 nights)

Day 3

AMSTERDAM & VOLENDAM

Experience a taste of rural Netherlands, beginning with the quaint village of Hoorn. During the Dutch “Golden Age” this village was home to the industrious Dutch East India Company. After a scenic drive through the Dutch polder landscape, we find ourselves in the traditional fishing village of Volendam. Just outside of town, tour a local cheese farm and discover the secret to fine Dutch cheese—but not before tasting samples! We return to Amsterdam for a canal cruise of this magical city and its over 7,500 historic buildings. (B,L,D)

Day 4

COLOGNE, GERMANY

Cologne’s 2,000-year history is etched in its every stone, from historic Old Town to the world-famous Cologne Cathedral. See what stories those stones can tell, then after lunch, travel through the picturesque wine-town of Königswinter on the way to Germany’s first nature reserve, the mountainous Siebengebirge. After ascending the summit, explore the legendary remains of Castle “Drachenfels,” the ‘Dragon Rock’! (B,L,D)

Day 5

LORELEI & OBERWESEL

Awaken to the sight of the famous Lorelei passage, a vision so alluring it inspired legends of a river-dwelling siren. After freeing yourself from the siren’s song, discover Oberwesel, the ‘City of Towers.’ Renowned for its Riesling wines, the city also features incredibly well-preserved medieval influences including the unforgettable sight of the ancient towers that give the city its name. (B,L,D)

Day 6

MILTENBERG & WERTHEIM

Delight in a leisurely morning cruise on board the Amadeus Queen before our visit to Miltenberg and Wertheim, two gems in the belt of the Rhine. In Wertheim, amble down medieval streets lined with historic homes before stopping by a local glass museum. Not to be outdone, Miltenberg features a regal town hall, bustling market square, and monumental Miltenberg Castle. Which is more exquisite? You decide! (B,L,D)

Day 7

WÜRZBURG 

In Würzburg, fragrant Franconian wine meets living history in a uniquely German pairing. One sight you especially won’t want to miss is the gloriously Baroque Würzburg Residence. Climb its magnificent marbled staircases to the Imperial Hall and experience the pinnacle of German luxury. Savour a tour of an ancient wine cellar—and don’t forget to test the local vintage! (B,L,D)

Day 8

BAMBERG

Today we arrive in the Imperial city of Bamberg. Known as the “Frankish Rome”, and today we find out why during our included excursion as we walk the streets of the historic old quarter, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its stunning bridges, baroque architecture and charismatic monasteries. In the afternoon return to our boat and in the evening soak in the reddening sunset as we sail down the Main-Danube canal. (B,L,D)

Day 9

NUREMBERG

Step into German history as we spend the day in Nuremberg, a city steeped in medieval culture and a complex modern legacy. Follow along as our guide takes us from the site of the Nuremberg trials and through winding medieval alleys. Finally, no trip to Nuremberg would be complete without visiting the infamous Documentation Centre, the site of infamous Nazi rallies throughout the mid-1930s. (B,L,D)

Day 10

REGENSBURG

Practically unchanged since the twelfth century, Regensburg is truly unique in all Bavaria. The narrow streets we walk are the very same that housed medieval German traders who once controlled the Oriental trade routes. Meanwhile, Regensburg Cathedral remains the focal point of the city, a sterling exemplar of Gothic architecture in southern Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 11

PASSAU

All through Passau two ubiquitous features predominate: the azure rivers that surround the city and the ringing of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral organ, the largest and most intricate organ in Europe. Following a walking tour of all that this beautiful city has to offer, independently discover the looming fortress, Veste Oberhaus. We return to our boat and enjoy our final dinner in Germany. Next stop, the idyllic Wachau Valley in Austria! (B,L,D)

Day 12

MELK ABBEY & ‘SOUND OF VIENNA’

Towering above the nearby town, the Benedictine abbey in Melk stands as a living monument to a 1,500-year spiritual tradition. On our guided tour, we will see priceless medieval manuscripts, marbled halls, and famous frescos. Back aboard the Amadeus Queen, we cruise through the vineyards of the Wachau to the village of Dürnstein. We end our evening with an enchanting concert celebrating the ‘Sound of Vienna.’ (B,L,D)

Day 13

VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Home of the Hapsburg dynasty for six centuries, imperial Vienna represents the zenith of Austrian culture. Between the Museum Quarter, St. Stephens Cathedral, and countless other marvels, there is no shortage of spectacle in Austria’s capital. After soaking in the sights and smells of this spectacular city, we complete our tour of the city with a guided visit to Schönbrunn Palace, one of the most splendid architectural and cultural centres in all of Europe! (B,L,D)

Day 14

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

One of the smallest European capitals, Bratislava offers an exciting yet intimate experience for you to explore. Classical music aficionados may flock to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra while history buffs admire the historic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Before getting too settled in, hop on a coach and join your fellow guests at the magnificent palace Schloss Hof in Austria, capping off the evening with a sumptuous dinner at the Captain’s Gala. (B,L,D)

Day 15

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

From one of the smallest capitals to one of the largest: historically divided into Buda and Pest, today, Budapest represents a vibrant amalgamation of cultures. Our tour will take us to both sides of the bustling city, visiting its famous bridges and vibrant markets before rejoining our boat. After lunch, we visit The Royal Palace of Gödöllö. Once the home of the emperors and empresses of Hungary, now the Palace is open to visitors in all its Baroque glory! (B,L,D)

Day 16

HOME OR
EXTENSION: SCENIC DRIVE TO PRAGUE

This morning, some of our guests will fly home while those joining the extension to Prague will enjoy a scenic drive from Budapest to Prague, where we check into the illustrious Hotel Paris. Built in 1904 by the Brandejs family and located in the heart of Prague’s historic district, the hotel offers unparalleled access to one of the world’s most beautiful cities. On our first night, witness the hospitality of the hotel firsthand at a delicious dinner. (B,L,D)

Hotel Paris, Prague (4 nights)

Day 17

EXTENSION: PRAGUE

Today our local guide takes us on a tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter, one of the most remarkable areas in the capital of the Czech Republic. Learn more about the vibrant Jewish community of Prague with visits to the Old-New Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, including its four historical synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery. Inspired by the cultural immersion of the morning, the afternoon is for you to explore the city at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 18

EXTENSION: KARLOVY VARY

We meet with a local tour guide for a visit to Karlovy Vary. Founded by Charles IV in 1350, this ancient spa nestled in the Bohemian countryside provides a perfect place to relax away from the bustle of the city. Use your free time to drink from the local healing springs or browse shops seeking famous local cut glass. (B,L,D)

Day 19

EXTENSION: PRAGUE CASTLE

Today, we travel to Prague Castle, one of the largest castles in the world, as well as the Loreta, the Golden Lane, and the St. Vitus Cathedral, the resting place of various relics and treasures of Bohemian kings. Following lunch, we cross the historic Charles Bridge before stopping to explore the Old Town Square. (B,L,D)

Day 20

EXTENSION: HOME

Today we bid “rozloučení” to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our flight home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

 

B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner

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Journey Highlights






Aboard the MS Amadeus Queen

Only christened in 2018, the Amadeus Queen continues its predecessors’ orientation to high-quality river cruises along on the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers. An Emphasis has been placed on comfortable spaciousness throughout this vessel. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner. The 69 standard cabins offer panoramic window fronts which can be automatically lowered as well as luxurious bathrooms. Unique to the Amadeus Queen is the indoor pool, the roof of which can be opened bridging the gap between ship and destination. In the evenings, this area may also be used for informative talks, functions and cinema showings.

Bamberg

Sprawling over seven hills, Bamberg is an UNESCO-protected Imperial city affectionately known as the “Frankish Rome”. Best known for its charming Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), noble churches and monasteries, impressive bridges and baroque facades, a walking tour will enable you to immerse yourself in the magic and history of this town.

Vienna

Vienna’s legacy is measured by the creative and intellectual influence of its notable residents over the centuries including Franz Peter Schubert, Erwin Schrödinger, and Marie Antoinette. Drive the Ringstrasse with its impressive buildings, see the famous Vienna State Opera House, the Museums Quarter with historic and contemporary buildings with works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists, St Stephen’s Cathedral and numerous other important sites.

Budapest

The beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest is one of the largest cities in the European Union and complete with Roman influenced structures, it is a spectacle to be experienced. Travel across one of the seven bridges and go up to Castle Hill and visit St. Matthew’s Church and the Famous Fisherman’s Bastion. Visit the Royal Palace of Gödöllö, once the favourite summer residence of Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Josef of Austria.

Prague (Optional Extension)

Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires”, Prague is so steeped in culture and innately tied to the history of Europe that you could explore for a week and hardly scratch the surface. During our extension in Prague, we immerse ourselves as fully as possible with visits to Loreta, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Golden Lane, and nearby Karlovy Vary. Take free time to explore the unprecedented number of theatres, concert halls, exhibition spaces, museums, and galleries.

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