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Central Europe Step into a fairy tale.

The castle-dotted hills and richly forested lands that gave birth to Snow White and Rapunzel are as quaint today as they were when the tales were first written hundreds of years ago. At the same time, Central Europe is home to dazzling metropolitan cities and grand palaces. At once classic and contemporary, the delights of Central Europe—beautiful vineyards, delicious local cuisines, and dazzling architecture—never fail to inspire awe.

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Danube Holiday Markets

Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau | 8 days

Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his realm. As you ramble...

Ships: River Princess, S.S. Maria Theresa

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

River: Danube

4.6/5 (90 reviews)

From $3,599 per person

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Classic Christmas Markets

Classic Christmas Markets

Nuremberg to Frankfurt | 8 days

Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Share traditional holiday goodies with the people who made them. Watch as modern children abandon their usual electronics...

Ships: River Princess, River Queen

Country: Germany

Rivers: Main, Rhine

4.7/5 (63 reviews)

From $3,599 per person

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European Holiday Markets

European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna | 8 days

This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful holiday markets in Central Europe. At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls displaying traditional crafts that range from quirky ...

Ships: River Princess, S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Germany

River: Danube

4.7/5 (75 reviews)

From $3,599 per person

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Rhine Holiday Markets

Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne | 8 days

Discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sip vin chaud as you stroll to ...

Ship: S.S. Antoinette

Countries: France, Germany, Switzerland

River: Rhine

4.5/5 (79 reviews)

From $3,299 per person

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Grand Christmas & New Year's

Grand Christmas & New Year's

Nuremberg to Budapest | 13 days

You’ll sail through Germany, Austria and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming old-world villages and Gothic cathedrals and...

Ship: S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary

Rivers: Danube, Main

4.8/5 (18 reviews)

From $6,999 per person

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Enchanting Christmas & New Year's Cruise

Enchanting Christmas & New Year's Cruise

Passau to Budapest | 11 days

Cruise the mighty Danube, visiting classic capitals like Budapest and Vienna. Spend Christmas Eve in Passau, then ring in the New Year in elegant style in Budapest. Festive celebrations are plentiful ...

Ship: S.S. Maria Theresa

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

River: Danube

4.6/5 (22 reviews)

From $5,899 per person

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Castles along The Rhine

Castles along The Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam | 8 days

Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to...

Ships: River Empress, River Queen, S.S. Antoinette

Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

River: Rhine

4.7/5 (1650 reviews)

From $2,999 per person

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Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time

Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time

Brussels to Amsterdam | 8 days

You’ll find an ideal mix of old and new, historic and modern, in some of Europe’s liveliest cities on this journey. Spend time in Amsterdam and Maastricht, allowing you to discover great...

Ship: River Queen

Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

River: Rhine

4.6/5 (59 reviews)

From $3,399 per person

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Tulips & Windmills

Tulips & Windmills

Amsterdam to Antwerp | 10 days

From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through colorful acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the ...

Ships: River Duchess, River Empress, River Princess

Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

River: Rhine

4.6/5 (211 reviews)

From $4,399 per person

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Enchanting Danube

Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau | 8 days

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This...

Ships: S.S. Beatrice, S.S. Maria Theresa

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

River: Danube

4.8/5 (653 reviews)

From $3,199 per person

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Highlights of Eastern Europe

Highlights of Eastern Europe

Budapest to Bucharest | 10 days

Immerse yourself in new cultures as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.

Gaze in...

Ships: River Duchess, S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

River: Danube

4.3/5 (280 reviews)

From $4,399 per person

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Portraits of Eastern Europe

Portraits of Eastern Europe

Prague to Bucharest | 19 days

Beautifully preserved Prague has enchanted visitors for ages, but it is only a tiny part of this extraordinary voyage through eight nations. Sail past quaint villages and great cities on the glorious ...

Ships: River Duchess, S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

River: Danube

4/5 (40 reviews)

From $7,999 per person

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Delightful Danube

Delightful Danube

Budapest to Nuremberg | 8 days

Experience dynamic Budapest and imperial Vienna. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, ...

Ships: River Duchess, S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary

River: Danube

4.5/5 (62 reviews)

From $3,499 per person

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Delightful Danube & Prague

Delightful Danube & Prague

Budapest to Prague | 10 days

Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the...

Ships: River Duchess, S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary

River: Danube

4.5/5 (414 reviews)

From $3,999 per person

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Authentic Danube & Prague

Authentic Danube & Prague

Vienna to Prague | 10 days

As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture and natural wonders ensue. Discover the old walled city of Nuremberg and its mesmerizing castles. Stroll through countless enchanting towns...

Ship: River Princess

Countries: Austria, Germany, Czech Republic

River: Danube

4.4/5 (96 reviews)

From $3,599 per person

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Authentic Danube

Authentic Danube

Vienna to Nuremberg | 8 days

As your adventure starts, castles, stunning architecture, natural wonders and rich history ensue. Discover the old walled city of Nuremberg and its mesmerizing castles. Stroll through countless...

Ship: River Princess

Countries: Austria, Germany

River: Danube

4.7/5 (37 reviews)

From $3,099 per person

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Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland

Amsterdam to Basel | 11 days

Dive deep into the region’s culture, natural wonders, traditions and historical significance in a one-of-a-kind experience along the Rhine. Delve into the region’s world-renowned museums. ...

Ship: River Empress

Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

River: Rhine

4.6/5 (182 reviews)

From $3,999 per person

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Grand Central Europe

Grand Central Europe

Basel to Vienna | 15 days

Begin your journey in the picturesque city of Basel and end in imperial Vienna, two showstopping destinations to highlight your cruise. Along the way, you’ll cruise through 3 different...

Ship: River Princess

Countries: Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria

Rivers: Rhine, Main, Danube

From $6,199 per person

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Ultimate European Journey

Ultimate European Journey

Amsterdam to Bucharest | 25 days

Prepare for the cruise of a lifetime as you travel the length of Europe through eight nations, exploring wonders of the Old World and the New, the East and the West.

Sail the romantic Rhine, the...

Ships: River Duchess, S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Netherlands

Rivers: Danube, Main, Rhine

4.5/5 (59 reviews)

From $10,999 per person

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European Jewels

European Jewels

Budapest to Amsterdam | 16 days

From exotic Budapest, “Queen of the Danube,” to imperial Vienna, “City of Waltzes,” to the sky-high spires of Cologne’s Gothic cathedral—centuries of intriguing...

Ships: River Duchess, S.S. Beatrice

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands

Rivers: Danube, Main, Rhine

4.6/5 (507 reviews)

From $7,499 per person

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Zurich & the Rhine River Valley

Zurich & the Rhine River Valley

Nuremberg to Zurich | 10 days

Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through beautifully preserved medieval towns and a stunning imperial palace. Sample the fruits of the Rhine’s famously excellent wineries and enjoy...

Ship: River Princess

Countries: Germany, France, Switzerland

River: Rhine

From $3,799 per person

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Rhine River Valley

Rhine River Valley

Nuremberg to Basel | 8 days

Immerse yourself in history as you stroll through beautifully preserved medieval towns and a stunning imperial palace. Sample the fruits of the Rhine’s famously excellent wineries and enjoy...

Ship: River Princess

Countries: Germany, France, Switzerland

River: Rhine

From $2,999 per person

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Mystery Revealed: Salzburg & the Danube

Mystery Revealed: Salzburg & the Danube

Salzburg to Budapest | 10 days

This trip first set sail...

Ship: S.S. Maria Theresa

Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary

River: Danube

From $7,299 per person

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Cruise & Rail: Enchanting Danube & the Castles of Transylvania

Cruise & Rail: Enchanting Danube & the Castles of Transylvania

Passau to Budapest | 12 days

Lend your...

Ship: S.S. Maria Theresa

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia

River: Danube

4.6/5 (5 reviews)

From $11,398 per person

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Cruise & Rail: Castles of Transylvania & the Enchanting Danube

Cruise & Rail: Castles of Transylvania & the Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau | 13 days

Lend your...

Ship: S.S. Maria Theresa

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia

River: Danube

4.3/5 (4 reviews)

From $11,598 per person

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Magnificent Moselle & Rhine

Magnificent Moselle & Rhine

Frankfurt to Frankfurt | 10 days

Uncover the best-kept secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene, village-dotted and vineyard-lined landscapes.

Savor a one-of-a-kind...

Ship: River Queen

Countries: Germany, France, Luxembourg

Rivers: Rhine, Moselle

From $3,499 per person

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Dutch Delight

Dutch Delight

Amsterdam to Amsterdam | 8 days

Windmills, colorful flowers, a rich art history and more bikes than you can possibly imagine—the Netherlands is like nowhere else on earth. See the full spectrum of Dutch life, landscapes and...

Ship: River Empress

Country: Netherlands

River: Rhine

4.4/5 (27 reviews)

From $3,199 per person

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Belgian Holiday Markets

Belgian Holiday Markets

Brussels to Brussels | 8 days

There’s no more magical way to enjoy the holiday season than with a visit to a Christmas market. And on an all-inclusive, luxury river cruise, you can wander the stalls of many such markets in...

Ship: River Empress

Countries: Belgium, Netherlands

River: Rhine

From $3,199 per person

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