Your breathtaking European river cruise for beer enthusiasts begins on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. From Basel to Nuremberg, learn about regional brews, brewing practices, and varieties of local beer with a Beer Expert who travels with you on your cruise. You can attend lectures, tasting and be introduces to the best pairings of great food and beer.You’ll sail to Breisach, your starting point for a Black Forest excursion, and to the city of Strasbourg, France, along the way, where you will find out how its inhabitants are proud of their beers. Sail to Rüdesheim and through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. The modern and charming city of Frankfurt is also on your route along the Rhine, and you’ll sail on the Main River to visit an authentic village. Visit Würzburg, and take a guided tour of Bamberg, before reaching Nuremberg, from where you will take a full day excursion to Munich. Sail from Nuremberg to Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Cruise next to Passau, with its narrow streets and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sights of Vienna, the “City of Music.”Your European river cruise and beer enthusiast vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. Learn, enjoy, and experience the enchantment of a European river cruise for beer enthusiasts soon!
Day 1 Basel (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception Day 2 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in Colmar Day 3 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral, local beer tasting; onboard beer lectureDay 4 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard: choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; special treat; scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; time at leisure in BoppardDay 5 Frankfurt:onboard beer tasting; choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in SeligenstadtDay 6 Main River Village: guided walking tour, onboard food and beer pairing dinner Day 7 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz, taste a local beerDay 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; visit a malt factory or a hop gardenDay 9 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full day guided tour in MunichDay 10 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on boardDay 11 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on boardDay 12 Passau: guided walkDay 13 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau ValleyDay 14 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 15 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 16 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.