Grand European Tour

8 July - 22 July 2018

Duration

14 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

15 Ports

8-9 July

Setting sail from Budapest

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe's most appealing cities, a vibrant and welcoming capital that straddles the Danube. The history of Budapest has been somewhat turbulent - ransacked by the Mongols in 1241, occupied by the Ottoman Turks for over a century, and almost flattened by the Soviets in 1945 - but plenty of older buildings survive, including the imposing Parliament and iconic St Stephen's Basilica. Although a pedant might point out that Budapest has only really existed since 1873; up until then the city's two distinct halves, Buda and Pest, were separate towns.

Our tip

Hungarian cuisine is vastly underrated; don’t visit Budapest without trying goulash, the paprika-infused national dish.

10-11 July

Austria: Vienna

12 July

Austria: Dürnstein

12 July

Austria: Melk

13 July

Germany: Passau

14 July

Germany: Regensburg

15 July

Germany: Nuremberg

16 July

Germany: Bamberg

16 July

Germany: Rothenburg

17 July

Germany: Würzburg

17 July

Germany: Miltenberg

18 July

Scenic river cruising

19 July

Germany: Koblenz

20 July

Germany: Cologne

21 July

Netherlands: Kinderdijk

22 July

Arriving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Our tip

Explore by water, or by bicycle to get a feel for the city – a hop on hop off canal boat, or rented bike or pedalo will do the trick.

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Freya in Budapest
Viking Aegir Veranda State Room
Viking Longship - Aquavit Terrace

Viking’s award winning Longships are the success story of river cruising with sleek Scandinavian design and innovative engineering.

What we love

Viking Longships have led the way in the expansion of the river cruise industry. With understated interiors, comfortable staterooms and suites, a great main restaurant and excellent terrace offering a lovely spot for a casual meal al fresco, they operate on Viking's most popular itineraries and consistently deliver to Viking's ever increasing clientele.

Capacity 190 Guests
Crew 45 Staff
Style Understated, elegant on board environment where you can relax after an enriching day of sightseeing.
Inclusions
  • All meals with wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • WiFi on board
  • In-room movies on demand
Length 443 feet
More about Viking Baldur

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest

Our favourite hotel in Budapest

We like the Hotel Palazzo Zichy on the Pest side of the river, which used to be the residence of Count Nándor Zichy.

Tokaji aszú wine, Hungary

A taste of Hungary

If you’re a wine lover, you really should visit the world’s oldest classified wine region, known for its sweet Tokaji aszú dessert wine.

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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