Europe

Classic Europe: 15-Day River Cruise

Explore Europe’s most iconic sights across five countries and only unpack once. Spend 14 nights cruising the Danube River in first-class luxury as you visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and discover the wonders of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam and more. Plus enjoy all onboard meals, unlimited beer and wine with dinner, shore excursions, guided city tours, onboard entertainment and much more.

travel Options


15 Days
CABIN C - LOW SEASON - DEP AMSTERDAM
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  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin with French balcony located on the Sapphire Deck, close to the restaurant
  • Departs Amsterdam
15 Days
CABIN C - LOW SEASON - DEP BUDAPEST
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  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin with French balcony located on the Sapphire Deck, close to the restaurant
  • Departs Budapest
15 Days
CABIN C - HIGH SEASON - DEP BUDAPEST
Sold out
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin with French balcony located on the Sapphire Deck, close to the restaurant
  • Departs Budapest
15 Days
CABIN C - HIGH SEASON - DEP AMSTERDAM
Sold out
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin located on the Sapphire Deck, close to the restaurant
  • Departs Amsterdam
15 Days
CABIN A - LOW SEASON - DEP AMSTERDAM
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  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin with French balcony located on the Royal Deck, close to reception and two lounges
  • Departs Amsterdam
15 Days
CABIN A - LOW SEASON - DEP BUDAPEST
Sold out
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin with French balcony located on the Royal Deck, close to reception and two lounges
  • Departs Budapest
15 Days
CABIN A - HIGH SEASON - DEP BUDAPEST
Sold out
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin with French balcony located on the Royal Deck, close to reception and two lounges
  • Departs Budapest
15 Days
CABIN A - HIGH SEASON - DEP AMSTERDAM
Sold out
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cabin with French balcony located on the Royal Deck, close to reception and two lounges
  • Departs Amsterdam
15 Days
SUITE UPGRADE - DEP AMSTERDAM
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  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Large 258 sq ft suite with French balcony, located on the Royal Deck
  • Departs Amsterdam
15 Days
SUITE - DEP BUDAPEST
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  • 14 nights’ accommodation in an outside cabin
  • All onboard meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones to use during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Large 258 sq ft suite with French balcony, located on the Royal Deck
  • Departs Budapest

Take to the great rivers of Europe *on an enchanting *15-day cruise, travelling aboard your luxury ship – either the MS Monarch Duchess or MS Monarch Governess. Includes 14 nights of luxury cruise accommodation in an outside cabin, all onboard meals,** onboard entertainment, shore excursions** and more.

Your cruise will take you from Hungary's capital, Budapest **to the beautiful city of Bratislava in Slovakia, on to the Austrian cities of **Vienna, Durnstein, and Melk *before continuing to the enchanting German cities of *Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Wertheim, Koblenz and Cologne, and finally finishing the tour in Amsterdam.

This tour begins in either** Budapest or Amsterdam** (see ‘Fine Print’ for select departure dates).

The Sights – Discover famous cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and stunning natural wonders

Begin your tour in Budapest where you can explore this famous city with a guided city tour *to view *Parliament, City Park *and *Heroes Square, *as well as the *Royal Palace *and *Matthias Church. Wander the bustling cobbled streets which are home to many quaint shops and cafes or head to the top of** Fisherman’s Bastion** for magnificent panoramic views of the city.

Your tour will take you to the** romantic city of Vienna, Austria** – famed for its** legendary opulence and elegance.** Here you'll have a chance to drive along the famed** Ringstrasse** -Vienna's main boulevard - lined with** palaces, parks and monuments and continue on to discover **St Stephen's Cathedral and the** Parliament** building.

Your European adventure next takes you to** Regensburg, *one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities *and a *designated UNESCO World Heritage Site *that boasts stunning architecture and the gateway to an **ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD.

Explore more of Germany on your guided city tour of Bamberg, the former residence of one of Germany's most powerful imperial dynasties *and today a *UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin at the medieval city centre with its impressive 11th century Romanesque cathedral *and gorgeous rose garden, before you view the unique *Bamberg Town Hall built on a tiny island in the middle of the Regnitz River.

See the mighty Lorelei Rock rising vertically from the waters on the eastern bank of the Rhine River, and named for the siren "Lorelei" who - according to legend - would bewitch passing sailors. Explore Koblenz, a 2,000 year old city with Romanesque architecture and imposing defensive towers, where the rivers Rhine and Moselle meet at a dramatic confluence.

After exploring the vibrant city of Colonge, finish your trip of a lifetime in picturesque Amsterdam where you will board a glass-top boat **to cruise the iconic winding canals** for an** up-close view** of the city's many colourful and quirky homes.

The Cruise Ship – First-class river cruise luxury

Depending on your departure date, your cruise will be aboard the MS Monarch Duchess or** MS Monarch Governess.**

Both ships were built in 2010 and feature** 64 spacious 172sqft. cabins and four suites, each fully air-conditioned** with French balcony, private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat-screen satellite TV. The ships boast a bar-lounge, restaurant, sundeck with jacuzzi, *complimentary *Wi-Fi *in public areas, *24/7 self-serve tea and coffee station, daily entertainment including an onboard musician and a** fitness centre.**

All onboard meals are included during your cruise, featuring a great range of options served in a single open seating setting for blissful water views. Enjoy a selection of delicious locally inspired European fare. Sit down to early bird breakfasts or hot self-service buffet breakfasts, buffet lunches and four-course meals for dinner. With complimentary beer and wine served at dinner, you’ll be able to raise a toast to great days of exploring and eating alike

Your Package Includes:

  • 14 nights accommodation aboard the MS Monarch Duchess or the MS Monarch Governess
  • 41 meals including 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
  • River port charges
  • Cruise porterage
  • All tipping and gratuities

Upgrades available: Upgrade to a more spacious 258sqft. Suite or a Category A Cabin, both located on a higher deck of the ship.

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following tour departure dates:

Low Season:

11 April 2019 (departs Budapest)

25 April 2019 (departs Amsterdam)

18 July 2019 (departs Budapest)

1 August 2019 (departs Budapest)

24 October 2019 (departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

High Season:

9 May 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

23 May 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

6 June 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

20 June 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

4 July 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

15 August 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

29 August 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

26 September 2019 (Departs Budapest)

10 October 2019 (Departs Budapest and Amsterdam)

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

*Instant Booking: *To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

The minimum age for the tour is 16 years. All children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 16 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES. Customers travelling on their own must purchase two vouchers.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

The following optional attractions and activities are available on your tour for an additional cost:

Parliament, Great Dohany Synagogue and Market Hall Tour - AU$107

Schonbrunn Palace Tour – AU$65

Classical Viennese Concert – AU$83

Tour of Salzburg – AU$136

Rothenburg Tour – AU$68

Marksburg Castle Tour – AU$68

Travel insurance is recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour please consider this when making your booking. River cruise ships may not have ramps and wide entryways to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches and river cruise ships.

*Know Before You Book - High & Low Water: *European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas. The value and comparative savings has been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer to LuxuryEscapes.com/terms

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