15 Day Viking River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest 2024

Viking River Cruises River Cruise - Amsterdam to Budapest

Grand European Tour

Starting from $3,799
Ship(s): Viking Baldur, Viking Bragi, Viking Egdir, Viking Gefjon, Viking Gymir, Viking Lif, Viking Lofn, Viking Magni, Viking Mimir, Viking Modi, Viking Skadi, Viking Skirnir, Viking Tir, Viking Vali, Viking Ve, Viking Vidar, Viking Vili
Viking River Cruises
15 Day Viking River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest 2024

River Cruise Description

Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend.

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Mar 13, 2024Viking Vidar$4,199Call Us!
Mar 14, 2024Viking Tir$4,199Call Us!
Mar 15, 2024Viking Mimir$4,199Call Us!
Mar 20, 2024Viking Egdir$4,399Call Us!
Mar 27, 2024Viking Lofn$4,399Call Us!
Mar 28, 2024Viking Vali$4,399Call Us!
Mar 29, 2024Viking Vili$4,399Call Us!
Apr 23, 2024Viking Ve$4,599Call Us!
Apr 24, 2024Viking Vidar$4,599Call Us!
Apr 25, 2024Viking Tir$4,599Call Us!
Apr 26, 2024Viking Mimir$4,599Call Us!
Apr 27, 2024Viking Skadi$4,699Call Us!
Apr 28, 2024Viking Baldur$4,699Call Us!
Apr 29, 2024Viking Skirnir$4,699Call Us!
May 1, 2024Viking Gymir$4,699Call Us!
May 1, 2024Viking Gymir$4,699Call Us!
May 7, 2024Viking Gefjon$4,699Call Us!
May 8, 2024Viking Lofn$4,699Call Us!
May 9, 2024Viking Vali$4,699Call Us!
May 10, 2024Viking Vili$4,699Call Us!
May 11, 2024Viking Bragi$4,699Call Us!
May 12, 2024Viking Magni$4,699Call Us!
May 13, 2024Viking Modi$4,699Call Us!
May 15, 2024Viking Egdir$4,699Call Us!
May 21, 2024Viking Ve$4,699Call Us!
May 22, 2024Viking Lif$4,699Call Us!
May 23, 2024Viking Tir$4,699Call Us!
May 24, 2024Viking Mimir$4,699Call Us!
May 25, 2024Viking Skadi$4,699Call Us!
May 26, 2024Viking Baldur$4,699Call Us!
May 27, 2024Viking Skirnir$4,699Call Us!
May 29, 2024Viking Gymir$4,699Call Us!
Jun 4, 2024Viking Gefjon$4,699Call Us!
Jun 5, 2024Viking Vidar$4,699Call Us!
Jun 6, 2024Viking Vali$4,699Call Us!
Jun 7, 2024Viking Vili$4,699Call Us!
Jun 8, 2024Viking Bragi$4,699Call Us!
Jun 9, 2024Viking Magni$4,699Call Us!
Jun 10, 2024Viking Modi$4,499Call Us!
Jun 12, 2024Viking Egdir$4,499Call Us!
Jun 18, 2024Viking Ve$4,499Call Us!
Jun 19, 2024Viking Lofn$4,499Call Us!
Jun 20, 2024Viking Tir$4,499Call Us!
Jun 21, 2024Viking Mimir$4,499Call Us!
Jun 22, 2024Viking Skadi$4,499Call Us!
Jun 23, 2024Viking Baldur$4,499Call Us!
Jun 24, 2024Viking Skirnir$4,499Call Us!
Jun 26, 2024Viking Gymir$4,499Call Us!
Jul 2, 2024Viking Gefjon$4,199Call Us!
Jul 3, 2024Viking Lif$4,199Call Us!
Jul 4, 2024Viking Vali$4,199Call Us!
Jul 5, 2024Viking Vili$4,199Call Us!
Jul 6, 2024Viking Bragi$4,199Call Us!
Jul 7, 2024Viking Magni$4,199Call Us!
Jul 8, 2024Viking Modi$4,199Call Us!
Jul 10, 2024Viking Egdir$4,199Call Us!
Jul 16, 2024Viking Ve$4,199Call Us!
Jul 17, 2024Viking Vidar$4,199Call Us!
Jul 18, 2024Viking Tir$4,199Call Us!
Jul 19, 2024Viking Mimir$4,199Call Us!
Jul 20, 2024Viking Skadi$4,199Call Us!
Jul 21, 2024Viking Baldur$4,199Call Us!
Jul 22, 2024Viking Skirnir$4,199Call Us!
Jul 24, 2024Viking Gymir$4,199Call Us!
Jul 30, 2024Viking Gefjon$4,199Call Us!
Jul 31, 2024Viking Lofn$4,199Call Us!
Aug 1, 2024Viking Vali$4,199Call Us!
Aug 2, 2024Viking Vili$4,199Call Us!
Aug 3, 2024Viking Bragi$4,199Call Us!
Aug 4, 2024Viking Magni$4,199Call Us!
Aug 5, 2024Viking Modi$4,199Call Us!
Aug 7, 2024Viking Egdir$4,199Call Us!
Aug 13, 2024Viking Ve$4,199Call Us!
Aug 14, 2024Viking Lif$4,199Call Us!
Aug 15, 2024Viking Tir$4,199Call Us!
Aug 16, 2024Viking Mimir$4,199Call Us!
Aug 17, 2024Viking Skadi$4,199Call Us!
Aug 18, 2024Viking Baldur$4,199Call Us!
Aug 19, 2024Viking Skirnir$4,499Call Us!
Aug 21, 2024Viking Gymir$4,499Call Us!
Aug 27, 2024Viking Gefjon$4,499Call Us!
Aug 28, 2024Viking Vidar$4,699Call Us!
Aug 29, 2024Viking Vali$4,699Call Us!
Aug 30, 2024Viking Vili$4,699Call Us!
Aug 31, 2024Viking Bragi$4,699Call Us!
Sep 1, 2024Viking Magni$4,699Call Us!
Sep 2, 2024Viking Modi$4,699Call Us!
Sep 4, 2024Viking Egdir$4,699Call Us!
Sep 10, 2024Viking Ve$4,699Call Us!
Sep 11, 2024Viking Lofn$4,699Call Us!
Sep 12, 2024Viking Tir$4,699Call Us!
Sep 13, 2024Viking Mimir$4,699Call Us!
Sep 14, 2024Viking Skadi$4,699Call Us!
Sep 15, 2024Viking Baldur$4,699Call Us!
Sep 16, 2024Viking Skirnir$4,699Call Us!
Sep 18, 2024Viking Gymir$4,699Call Us!
Sep 24, 2024Viking Gefjon$4,699Call Us!
Sep 25, 2024Viking Lif$4,699Call Us!
Sep 26, 2024Viking Vali$4,699Call Us!
Sep 27, 2024Viking Vili$4,699Call Us!
Sep 28, 2024Viking Bragi$4,699Call Us!
Sep 29, 2024Viking Magni$4,699Call Us!
Sep 30, 2024Viking Modi$4,699Call Us!
Oct 2, 2024Viking Egdir$4,499Call Us!
Oct 8, 2024Viking Ve$4,499Call Us!
Oct 9, 2024Viking Vidar$4,499Call Us!
Oct 10, 2024Viking Tir$4,299Call Us!
Oct 11, 2024Viking Mimir$4,299Call Us!
Oct 12, 2024Viking Skadi$4,299Call Us!
Oct 13, 2024Viking Baldur$4,299Call Us!
Oct 14, 2024Viking Skirnir$4,199Call Us!
Oct 16, 2024Viking Gymir$4,199Call Us!
Oct 22, 2024Viking Gefjon$4,199Call Us!
Oct 23, 2024Viking Lofn$4,199Call Us!
Oct 24, 2024Viking Vali$4,199Call Us!
Oct 25, 2024Viking Vili$4,199Call Us!
Oct 26, 2024Viking Bragi$4,199Call Us!
Oct 27, 2024Viking Magni$4,199Call Us!
Oct 28, 2024Viking Modi$4,199Call Us!
Oct 30, 2024Viking Egdir$4,199Call Us!
Nov 5, 2024Viking Ve$3,999Call Us!
Nov 7, 2024Viking Tir$3,999Call Us!
Nov 8, 2024Viking Mimir$3,999Call Us!
Nov 10, 2024Viking Baldur$3,999Call Us!
Nov 11, 2024Viking Skirnir$3,799Call Us!
Nov 13, 2024Viking Gymir$3,799Call Us!
Nov 21, 2024Viking Vali$3,799Call Us!
Nov 22, 2024Viking Vili$3,799Call Us!
Nov 25, 2024Viking Modi$3,799Call Us!
Nov 27, 2024Viking Egdir$3,799Call Us!
Dec 5, 2024Viking Tir$3,799Call Us!
Dec 11, 2024Viking Gymir$3,799Call Us!

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arrive in Amsterdam, then transfer to your ship.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. If your arrival schedule permits, you may wish to visit the Rijksmuseum, or the van Gogh Museum next door.

Day 2 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

This morning we sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Return on board for lunch and an enjoyable afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and take in a culturally enriching presentation on the Dutch Golden Age. We cruise through the night.
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Day 3 Cologne, Germany

Begin your day with a morning tour of Cologne, Germany’s fourth-largest city. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church and see the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your free time enjoying Cologne’s atmospheric waterfront, or perhaps join an optional excursion on which you ascend to the Dom’s roof for up-close views of the cathedral’s architecture and bird’s-eye vistas of Cologne. Afterward, return on board for dinner. Alternately, you may set off on an optional excursion to explore Cologne’s spirited beer culture, sampling Kölsch, a light, crisp beer brewed only in Cologne, and enjoying a brauhaus dinner. After, return to your ship for a late-evening departure.
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Day 4 Koblenz, Germany

Cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine, stopping in Koblenz to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. After your tour, continue cruising this stunning stretch of the Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river’s narrowest point and is named after the legendary Rhine maiden who lured sailors to their demise. Lunch and dinner are served on board your ship.
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Day 5 Miltenberg, Germany

The morning is spent sailing along the beautiful Main River as it winds its way through the Spessart region, home of the actual Snow White. During our sail, be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the region’s glassblowing traditions during a live demonstration. After lunch, we stop in Miltenberg, known for its half-timbered houses and Germany’s oldest inn. Join our walking tour that concludes with free time for you to explore. We sail through the night.
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Day 6 Wurzburg, Germany

This morning, you may choose to join an optional full-day excursion along Germany’s picturesque “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg, with its turreted city wall and impressive Gothic and baroque architecture. Upon returning to Würzburg, enjoy a tour of the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rejoin your ship for dinner.
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Day 7 Bamberg, Germany

Continue along the Main–Danube Canal this morning, arriving in Bamberg in early afternoon. Enjoy a tour of Bamberg, with its medieval city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour includes a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral, reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century, and the picturesque city hall built on a tiny island in the middle of a river. Take some free time to enjoy Bamberg and sample some of the town’s distinctive smoke-flavored beer before returning on board.
(B, L, D)

Day 8 Nuremberg, Germany

After breakfast, disembark in Nuremberg and visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s; then see the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. Alternately, you may take an optional World War II tour that includes the illuminating Documentation Center Museum. After lunch, spend free time exploring Nuremberg’s Old Town. Or, join an optional tour to discover the secret network of underground bunkers where priceless art was hidden in wartime. We depart just before dinner.
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Day 9 Regensburg, Germany

Arrive in Regensburg midday. After lunch, tour this wonderfully preserved medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including structures dating back to Roman times. Discover many 13th- and 14th-century patrician houses and see the splendid St. Peter’s Cathedral. During free time, visit the Alte Würstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany’s oldest restaurant. Alternately, you may choose to disembark this morning and drive with your guide to Munich for an optional full-day tour of this cultural and historic city, rejoining your ship in time to enjoy dinner on board before our evening departure.
(B, L, D)

Day 10 Passau, Germany

Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. Admire the New Bishop’s Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to one of Europe’s largest church organs. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. Alternately, set out this morning with your guide to enjoy a full-day optional tour of picturesque Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting of The Sound of Music. We cruise through the night.
(B, L, D)

Day 11 Melk, Austria

After breakfast, visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship; cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley this afternoon. Before dinner, you have time to explore the time-honored town of Krems and see the Steiner Tor, the last remaining city gate, or take an optional excursion to a local winery to sample some local vintages from this famous wine-producing region.
(B, L, D)

Day 12 Vienna, Austria

Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Alternately, you may choose to join an optional excursion to see the famed Lipizzaner Stallions; or, express your creativity and create a lasting keepsake at an optional art workshop inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert.
(B, L, D)

Day 13 Vienna, Austria

Enjoy a day at leisure in Vienna. Perhaps see an unrivaled collection of Old Masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, or visit the Albertina. Maybe ride the Riesenrad, the world’s oldest Ferris wheel. Alternately, you may join an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” or enjoy a Viennese waltz lesson as well as visiting the palace during a full-day optional excursion. A cup of coffee or tea and a slice of exquisite Sachertorte are a must for any afternoon in Vienna. Later, rejoin your ship and sail for Budapest.
(B, L, D)

Day 14 Budapest, Hungary

The Danube River divides Hungary’s capital city into the once separate towns of Buda and Pest. Explore both sides, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. Alternately, choose one of our optional excursions designed to allow you to delve deeper into the history, culture and cuisine of this fascinating city. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 15 Budapest, Hungary

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 nights in Prague, Czech Republic, where you tour Old Town landmarks and Prague Castle.
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