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23 Days - 8 Countries

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2023 European Sojourn Map

Embark on an adventure to uncover the wonders of three magnificent rivers and traverse through eight captivating countries. Delight in a serene cruise along Amsterdam's enchanting canals, marvel at the majestic castles gracing the banks of the Rhine, and immerse yourself in the splendour of Vienna. Experience the rich tapestry of folk traditions in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania, as you traverse these remarkable lands. This remarkable 23-day journey seamlessly combines Viking River Cruise's acclaimed Grand European Tour and Passage to Eastern Europe cruises, offering you an unparalleled opportunity to explore the captivating landscapes of eight Western, Central, and Eastern European nations. Let the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers guide your expedition as you create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 1 - Amsterdam canal bridge    
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its museums, colourful gardens, an abundance of bicycles and endless lattice of canals.

Day 2 - Kinderdijk Windmills    
Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

The South Holland village community of Kinderdijk includes a set of 19 windmills and other ingenious technologies built in the 18th century to control flooding. 

Day 3 - Cologne Skyline by night    
Cologne, Germany

An intriguing mix of old and new, Cologne reveals its Roman heritage in the city layout and ancient ruins that lie scattered throughout the town.

Day 4 - Marksburg Castle, Germany    
Koblenz, Germany

On a breathtaking stretch of the Rhine that leads from medieval Koblenz to Braubach to Rüdesheim, the 13th-century Marksburg Castle towers over the river.

Day 5 - Miltenberg Bridge    
Miltenberg, Germany

Lively and romantic, the medieval town of Miltenberg on the Main River lies amid one of Germany’s fine wine–producing regions.

Day 6 - Wurzburg Residenz Courtyard Statue    
Würzburg, Germany

Würzburg is home to the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7 - Bridge in Bamberg, Germany    
Bamberg, Germany

Founded in 902, Bamberg remains a medieval-looking city known for its symphony orchestra and specialty, “smoke” beer.

Day 8 - River in Nuremberg    
Nuremberg, Germany

One of Germany’s most renowned and intriguing cities, Nuremberg is surrounded by 13th-century walls that have many fully intact gates and watchtowers.

Day 9 - Regensburg Cathedral Rooftops    
Regensburg, Germany

Having escaped major damage during World War II, the picturesque town of Regensburg is one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities and the oldest city along the Danube.

Day 10 - Danube River, Passau Germany    
Passau, Germany

Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant coloured buildings and graceful arcades.

Day 11 - Melk Abbey, Austria    
Melk, Austria

The charming city of Melk is set amidst an important wine-growing region.

Day 12 - Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna    
Vienna, Austria

The capital city of Austria, Vienna is filled with green parks, upscale stores, theatres and gracious boulevards.

Day 13 - Wiener Riesenrad in Vienna    

Vienna, Austria

Strauss and Mozart composed many fine pieces in Vienna, Europe’s center of classical music.

Day 14 - Parliament Building in Budapest    
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is aptly called “Paris of the East” for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube’s waters.

Day 15 - Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest    
Budapest, Hungary

Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.

Day 16 - Kalocsa, Hungary

Arrive in Kalocsa, Hungary this morning and take a guided city tour visiting the town center followed by a short organ concert at St. Joseph Church.

Day 17 - Osijek, Croatia

The fourth-largest city in Croatia, Osijek is located near the confluence of the Drava and Danube Rivers.

Day 18 - Belgrade, Serbia

Situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Day 19 - Golubac, Serbia

This fortified medieval town sits along the shores of the mighty Danube River.

Day 20 - Vidin, Bulgaria

The city retains its old-world charm with its fairy-tale minarets, domes and other charming architecture.

Day 21 - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River.

Day 22 - Bucharest, Romania

This vibrant capital city is the center of Romanian culture, art and architecture.

Day 23 - Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is Romania’s cultural capital. Its original fortress, the first of many, was built to protect the Walachian state from the Turks.

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