Luxe Europe River Cruise & Flights

$7995 per person
16 days
More than 1

PREMIUM INCLUSIONS 16-Day Grand European River Cruise with Flights

Discover the magic of Europe on this iconic itinerary that traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between Budapest and Amsterdam, or vice versa. Enjoy a luxurious voyage with meals, drinks, shore excursions and gratuities included. Plus, flights from Australia are all part of this amazing package!
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This grand European travel experience visits picturesque cities, historic sights and cultural highlights. Enjoy a luxurious stateroom with a daily changing view and you only have to unpack once on a voyage from Hungary to the Netherlands, or start in Amsterdam, depending on your chosen date. Now's the time to lock in an amazing deal with flights included, before 2024 departures are sold out!

What's included

Austria , Germany , Hungary , Netherlands Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Fly to Budapest, Hungary from Australia
Return Location
Fly from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Australia
Tour Start Date & Time
July 17, 2024 12:00 am View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: ERCV16M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • International flights from Australia
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Cruise transfers
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Drinks while dining!: Wine & beer is included with cruise lunch & dinners.
Additional Prices
Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays in Europe. Cabin Upgrades: Let us know if you'd like a stateroom with a balcony. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote. Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates that include your own cabin.

Europe River Cruise Overview

Discover the magic of Europe on this stunning river cruise that ticks all the boxes. The iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the stunning landscapes of Hungary and windmill-dotted waterways of Holland (or vice versa), with engaging encounters at every bend.

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 two-week journey spanning the best of Europe. River cruising offers the unique opportunity to visit historic cities and charming villages as you sail the world’s most beautiful waterways. Cruise aboard a sleek, modern floating hotel, equipped with luxurious features and amenities to make your voyage all the more comfortable and carefree.



River Cruise Sale

Book our special river cruise sale before it’s sold out!

Standard river-view stateroom with windowNormally $10,295ppNow $7995 per person with flights included!

Depart Australia on 11 October 2024 for the lowest price, or contact us for other travel dates.

For current prices and cabin availability, please email [email protected] anytime or call 1300 168 910 between 9:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Please note: Prices in AUD are per person, based on twin share in cabin category E or F. Single supplement applies, please contact us for rates. This special is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please contact us for cruise options at other times of the year. Conditions apply Booking code ERCV16M


Inclusions at a glance

  • Return economy airfare to Budapest & from Amsterdam, or vice versa
    • Fly from Australian capital cities with luggage included
  • 14 nights Grand European Viking River Cruise
    • Standard Stateroom, category E or F
  • All meals & non-chargeable entertainment on board the ship
  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free WiFi (connection speed may vary)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Visits to UNESCO sites
  • Enrichment lectures & destination performances
  • River port fees & taxes
  • Onboard gratuities

Stateroom features

  • River-view stateroom
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Private bathroom with shower, heated floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • 40″ or 42″ flat-screen Sony® TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX & more
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • All amenities on board Viking Longships; amenities vary on other ships.


Hungary Budapest
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Danube River in Budapest
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
  • DAY 11
  • DAY 12
  • DAY 13
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  • DAY 15
  • DAY 16

Fly to Europe


Arrive in Budapest, Hungary




Vienna, Austria




Scenic Sailling: Wachau Valley


Passau, Germany


Regensburg, Germany


Scenic Sailing: Main-Danube Canal, Germany

DAY 10

Bamberg, Germany

DAY 11

Wurzburg, Germany

DAY 12

Wertheim, Germany & Scenic Sailing: Main River, Spessart

DAY 13

Scenic Sailing: Middle Rhine

DAY 14

Cologne, Germany

DAY 15

Scenic Sailing: Waal & Merwede

DAY 16

Depart Amsterdam, Fly to Australia

More about Austria

Officially known as the Republic of Austria, there's a lot more to discover about this landlocked European country than schnitzel, strudel and the Sound of Music, but that's still part of the fun. Bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, you can understand why Austria is so culturally rich. There are a couple of things you might not know about Austrians, like they are the top recyclers in the world, they love their coffee and enjoy a rich coffee house culture, plus, much like Mexico, they celebrate death and there's even a funeral museum in Vienna. From fine arts to classical music and historic monuments, there's much to experience in Austria!

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.

More about Hungary

The landlocked country of Hungary shares its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The capital of Budapest is a great city to explore, with its medieval Castle Hill, Fisherman's Bastion and impressive Parliament Building. It's split by the Danube River and many European river cruises either start of end in Budapest. And if you're wondering, Hungarian goulash really is from Hungary. The tasty soup made from beef and vegetables and flavoured with paprika is known locally as Gulyásleves (gulyás is herdsman and leves is soup in Hungarian); because it originates from a dish cooked by the cattlemen of the Great Hungarian Plain.

More about Netherlands

Think of the Netherlands and immediately tulips, windmills and canal cruises in Amsterdam spring to mind. All this is true, and even more delightful in real life! The capital of Amsterdam is home to the impressive Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. It's a great city to explore by bike, thanks to the extensive bike paths and lack of hills, and for a truly local experience you can try herring from a food cart vendor, but you might want to wash it down with a beer at a historic brewery. Also, if you're wondering whether you should call it 'the Netherlands' or 'Holland', the Netherlands covers the country's 12 provinces, and Holland is an area that consists of two provinces. In January 2020 the Dutch government officially dropped the nickname ‘Holland’ and now refers to itself as The Netherlands.
This grand European travel experience visits picturesque cities, historic sights and cultural highlights. Enjoy a luxurious stateroom with a daily changing view and you only have to unpack once on a voyage from Hungary to the Netherlands, or start in Amsterdam, depending on your chosen date. Now's the time to lock in an amazing deal with flights included, before 2024 departures are sold out!

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This special river cruise departs on select dates from May to October.

Price may vary or change without notice, depending on your travel date.
Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current cost.
Let us know if you'd like to travel at other times of the year.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this tour is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This is a moderately active trip. Expect several hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

Viking welcomes disabled guests; however, guests must realise there are inherent risks associated with traveling on board ships that are unique to cruise travel. For people who are ill, or have a mental or physical disability or impairment, the risks can be more significant. Guests must be able to independently move around the ship in case of an emergency or rough seas, deal with the lack of immediate access to medical services in certain parts of the world, and acknowledge that access to some areas of the ship and ports of call may be limited or impossible. Shore excursions may require the ability to traverse cobblestones or go up and down stairs. Viking reserves the right to determine whether a guest is fit to travel and to deny boarding in the event that a guest represents a risk to themselves or to the safety and well-being of those on board the ship.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

Speak to a travel specialist

The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

Safety measures and peace of mind.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

We work closely with tour operators that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

How to make a booking:

This travel deal is valid for a limited time and can be withdrawn any time. Please contact us for current rates.

Published price was correct on 8 January 2024. Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD).

The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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      Luxe Europe River Cruise & Flights

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