15 Day Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam 2023

Viking River Cruises River Cruise - Budapest to Amsterdam

Grand European Tour

Starting from $4,299
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 Budapest to Amsterdam 2023

River Cruise Description

Absorb the atmosphere of Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud and learn the Viennese waltz. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers between the stunning landscapes of Hungary and the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland, with engaging encounters at every bend.

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Mar 27, 2023Viking ModiWaitlistCall Us!
Mar 29, 2023Viking LifWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 1, 2023Viking Gymir$5,499Call Us!
Apr 7, 2023Viking Vili$5,499Call Us!
Apr 8, 2023Viking Bragi$5,599Call Us!
Apr 9, 2023Viking Magni$5,499Call Us!
Apr 10, 2023Viking Skirnir$5,599Call Us!
Apr 12, 2023Viking Vidar$5,699Call Us!
Apr 15, 2023Viking Egdir$5,599Call Us!
Apr 20, 2023Viking Vali$5,599Call Us!
Apr 21, 2023Viking Mimir$5,499Call Us!
Apr 22, 2023Viking Skadi$5,599Call Us!
Apr 23, 2023Viking Baldur$5,499Call Us!
Apr 24, 2023Viking Modi$5,599Call Us!
Apr 26, 2023Viking Lofn$5,699Call Us!
Apr 29, 2023Viking Gymir$5,699Call Us!
May 4, 2023Viking Tir$5,699Call Us!
May 5, 2023Viking Vili$5,699Call Us!
May 6, 2023Viking Bragi$5,699Call Us!
May 7, 2023Viking Magni$5,699Call Us!
May 8, 2023Viking SkirnirWaitlistCall Us!
May 9, 2023Viking Ve$5,699Call Us!
May 10, 2023Viking Lif$5,699Call Us!
May 13, 2023Viking Egdir$5,699Call Us!
May 18, 2023Viking Vali$5,699Call Us!
May 19, 2023Viking Mimir$5,699Call Us!
May 20, 2023Viking Skadi$5,699Call Us!
May 21, 2023Viking Baldur$5,699Call Us!
May 22, 2023Viking Modi$5,699Call Us!
May 23, 2023Viking Gefjon$5,699Call Us!
May 24, 2023Viking Vidar$5,699Call Us!
May 27, 2023Viking Gymir$5,699Call Us!
Jun 1, 2023Viking Tir$5,599Call Us!
Jun 2, 2023Viking Vili$5,599Call Us!
Jun 3, 2023Viking Bragi$5,599Call Us!
Jun 4, 2023Viking Magni$5,599Call Us!
Jun 5, 2023Viking Skirnir$5,599Call Us!
Jun 6, 2023Viking Ve$5,599Call Us!
Jun 7, 2023Viking Lofn$5,599Call Us!
Jun 10, 2023Viking Egdir$5,499Call Us!
Jun 15, 2023Viking Vali$5,499Call Us!
Jun 16, 2023Viking Mimir$5,499Call Us!
Jun 17, 2023Viking Skadi$5,499Call Us!
Jun 18, 2023Viking Baldur$5,499Call Us!
Jun 19, 2023Viking Modi$5,499Call Us!
Jun 20, 2023Viking Gefjon$5,499Call Us!
Jun 21, 2023Viking Lif$5,499Call Us!
Jun 24, 2023Viking Gymir$5,199Call Us!
Jun 29, 2023Viking Tir$5,199Call Us!
Jun 30, 2023Viking Vili$5,199Call Us!
Jul 1, 2023Viking Bragi$4,999Call Us!
Jul 2, 2023Viking Magni$4,999Call Us!
Jul 3, 2023Viking Skirnir$4,999Call Us!
Jul 4, 2023Viking Ve$4,999Call Us!
Jul 5, 2023Viking Vidar$4,999Call Us!
Jul 8, 2023Viking Egdir$4,999Call Us!
Jul 13, 2023Viking Vali$4,999Call Us!
Jul 14, 2023Viking Mimir$4,999Call Us!
Jul 15, 2023Viking Skadi$4,999Call Us!
Jul 16, 2023Viking Baldur$4,999Call Us!
Jul 17, 2023Viking Modi$4,999Call Us!
Jul 18, 2023Viking Gefjon$4,999Call Us!
Jul 19, 2023Viking Lofn$4,999Call Us!
Jul 22, 2023Viking Gymir$4,999Call Us!
Jul 27, 2023Viking Tir$4,999Call Us!
Jul 28, 2023Viking Vili$4,999Call Us!
Jul 29, 2023Viking Bragi$4,999Call Us!
Jul 30, 2023Viking Magni$4,999Call Us!
Jul 31, 2023Viking Skirnir$4,999Call Us!
Aug 1, 2023Viking Ve$4,999Call Us!
Aug 2, 2023Viking Lif$4,999Call Us!
Aug 5, 2023Viking Egdir$4,999Call Us!
Aug 10, 2023Viking Vali$5,299Call Us!
Aug 11, 2023Viking Mimir$5,299Call Us!
Aug 12, 2023Viking Skadi$5,299Call Us!
Aug 13, 2023Viking Baldur$5,299Call Us!
Aug 14, 2023Viking Modi$5,299Call Us!
Aug 15, 2023Viking Gefjon$5,299Call Us!
Aug 16, 2023Viking Vidar$5,299Call Us!
Aug 19, 2023Viking Gymir$5,299Call Us!
Aug 24, 2023Viking Tir$5,399Call Us!
Aug 25, 2023Viking Vili$5,399Call Us!
Aug 26, 2023Viking Bragi$5,399Call Us!
Aug 27, 2023Viking Magni$5,399Call Us!
Aug 28, 2023Viking Skirnir$5,399Call Us!
Aug 29, 2023Viking Ve$5,499Call Us!
Aug 30, 2023Viking Lofn$5,499Call Us!
Sep 2, 2023Viking Egdir$5,699Call Us!
Sep 7, 2023Viking Vali$5,699Call Us!
Sep 8, 2023Viking Mimir$5,699Call Us!
Sep 9, 2023Viking Skadi$5,699Call Us!
Sep 10, 2023Viking Baldur$5,699Call Us!
Sep 11, 2023Viking Modi$5,699Call Us!
Sep 12, 2023Viking Gefjon$5,699Call Us!
Sep 13, 2023Viking Lif$5,699Call Us!
Sep 16, 2023Viking Gymir$5,699Call Us!
Sep 21, 2023Viking Tir$5,699Call Us!
Sep 22, 2023Viking Vili$5,699Call Us!
Sep 23, 2023Viking Bragi$5,699Call Us!
Sep 24, 2023Viking Magni$5,699Call Us!
Sep 25, 2023Viking Skirnir$5,699Call Us!
Sep 26, 2023Viking Ve$5,699Call Us!
Sep 27, 2023Viking Vidar$5,699Call Us!
Sep 30, 2023Viking Egdir$5,699Call Us!
Oct 5, 2023Viking Vali$5,299Call Us!
Oct 6, 2023Viking Mimir$5,299Call Us!
Oct 7, 2023Viking Skadi$4,999Call Us!
Oct 8, 2023Viking Baldur$4,999Call Us!
Oct 9, 2023Viking Modi$4,999Call Us!
Oct 10, 2023Viking Gefjon$4,999Call Us!
Oct 11, 2023Viking Lofn$4,999Call Us!
Oct 14, 2023Viking Gymir$4,799Call Us!
Oct 19, 2023Viking Tir$4,799Call Us!
Oct 20, 2023Viking Vili$4,799Call Us!
Oct 21, 2023Viking Bragi$4,799Call Us!
Oct 22, 2023Viking Magni$4,799Call Us!
Oct 23, 2023Viking Skirnir$4,799Call Us!
Oct 24, 2023Viking Ve$4,799Call Us!
Oct 25, 2023Viking Vidar$4,799Call Us!
Oct 28, 2023Viking Egdir$4,799Call Us!
Nov 2, 2023Viking Vali$4,499Call Us!
Nov 3, 2023Viking Mimir$4,499Call Us!
Nov 4, 2023Viking Skadi$4,499Call Us!
Nov 5, 2023Viking Baldur$4,499Call Us!
Nov 11, 2023Viking Gymir$4,499Call Us!
Nov 16, 2023Viking Tir$4,299Call Us!
Nov 17, 2023Viking Vili$4,299Call Us!
Nov 18, 2023Viking Bragi$4,299Call Us!
Nov 19, 2023Viking Magni$4,299Call Us!
Nov 30, 2023Viking Vali$4,499Call Us!
Dec 2, 2023Viking Skadi$4,499Call Us!
Dec 16, 2023Viking Bragi$4,499Call Us!

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner.

Day 2 Budapest, Hungary

Today we visit highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. You may choose to join us on an optional excursion to experience the thermal springs, restorative natural spas whose waters locals have bathed in for centuries. Or, perhaps select another 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 dinner and evening departure.
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Day 3 Vienna, Austria

Enjoy a day of scenic cruising along the beautiful Danube toward Vienna. As we sail, perhaps join this morning’s German language lesson to learn a few key words and phrases. You may also choose to attend an afternoon presentation on Viennese coffee houses. We arrive early this evening. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert.
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Day 4 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 wish to join us on one of the day’s optional excursions, perhaps touring Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” visiting the Spanish Riding School’s famed Lipizzaner stallions, or celebrating a local tradition this evening at a high-spirited Heurigen dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 5 Melk, Austria

Today, visit the abbey at Melk, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. See its wonderful frescoes and admire the comprehensive collection of medieval manuscripts in its library. Rejoin your ship and cruise through dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 6 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 the Europe’s largest church organ. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own. 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 depart just before dinner and cruise through the night.
(B, L, D)

Day 7 Regensburg, Germany

Arrive in Regensburg after breakfast and 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 before our evening departure. Cruise through dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 8 Nuremberg, Germany

Cruise the Main–Danube Canal this morning. Or, instead, disembark for a short drive to the center of Nuremberg and use your free time to explore until lunchtime. After lunch, venture out on a tour of the city. Visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s, and see the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. See the Old Town area as you walk past the Albrecht Dürer House and Main Market Square. Alternately, you may choose to join an optional afternoon World War II tour including the illuminating Documentation Center. Dinner is served on board your ship before we depart late this evening.
(B, L, D)

Day 9 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 10 Wurzburg, Germany

Today, tour Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or, you may choose to disembark this morning to experience an optional full-day journey along Germany’s picturesque “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg, with its turreted city wall and impressive Gothic and baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship for dinner and an evening glassblowing demonstration.
(B, L, D)

Day 11 Wertheim, Germany

Wertheim is located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber Rivers. During your morning walking tour, experience life in a typical small German town. Stop in a bakery and a butcher shop, and learn about Wertheim’s glassblowing tradition. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to your ship for lunch. Alternately, depart this morning on an all-day optional excursion that offers a rare glimpse into noble life, enjoying Privileged Access visits to two very different castles: Schloss Mespelbrunn and Schloss Löwenstein.
(B, L, D)

Day 12 Koblenz, Germany

Today, we cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine; this stunning stretch of the river is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river’s narrowest point; the rock is named after a legendary Rhine Maiden who lured sailors to their demise. This afternoon, we’ll stop to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. Rejoin your ship in Koblenz and dine on board.
(B, L, D)

Day 13 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.
(B, L, D)

Day 14 Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

We sail along the Rhine during the morning hours. Admire scenic views and enjoy a morning of enjoyable Dutch diversions: sample Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and take in a culturally enriching presentation on the Dutch Golden Age. This afternoon, your ship arrives in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark for an afternoon 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. Board your ship for departure and dinner. Arrive in Amsterdam around midnight.
(B, L, D)

Day 15 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Amsterdam; take time to explore the city’s neighborhoods, museums and exciting nightlife.
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