Grand Europe River Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest with Stays

24 Day Cruise Package

Experience the very best of river cruising through the heart of Europe, with endless medieval castles, sweeping vineyards and fairytale towns onboard our luxurious rivership. Journey the legendary Danube, Rhine, Mossel, Waal and Main rivers. Discover the diversity of Amsterdam, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Frankfurt & Heidelberg, Nuremberg, Cologne & Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Nijmegen, Passau, Linz, Wurzburg, Mainz, Bamberg, Kelheimm, Schweinfurt and Wertheim. Relax with overnights in Frankfurt & Bamburg. These incredible destinations will live with you forever. Enjoy premium river cruising on our boutique-sized modern rivership, the fully-featured HolidayMax William Shakespeare – where the spacious decks harness panoramic views and plush amenities cater to every whim. Encounter eastern Europe as we navigate through the regal cities of the legendary Danube River. Delight in the storybook scenery as we voyage through the very essence of western Europe, passing magnificent medieval towns, historic hilltop castles, quaint half-timbered villages and steep terraced vineyards. Enjoy stays in bohemian Amsterdam and imperial Budapest. Fall in love with Amsterdam's dreamy canals, iconic tulip gardens and bicycle-lined streets. Immerse yourself in Budapest's imperial elegance, thermal baths, castles and coffee houses. Cruise through Europe’s most evocative landscapes along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, including the most concentrated stretch of castles in all of Europe. Experience Vienna's timeless grandeur, Baroque streetscapes and opulent imperial palaces. Unveil Slovakia’s whimsical old-world charm in intoxicating Bratislava. Marvel at Frankfurt’s soaring skyline and cutting-edge modern culture, tempered with pockets of medieval appeal. Lose yourself amidst the fairytale cobbled-stone streetscapes of Heidelberg. Uncover Nuremberg's rich history, iconic castle and medieval streets showcasing unique German heritage. Be dazzled by medieval Cologne's towering cathedral bathed in Rhine romance. Delight in Dusseldorf’s modern flair and vibrant art scene epitomising German sophistication. Wander the Roman streetscapes of Koblenz amidst a tapestry of natural beauty. Discover Nijmegen's historic Dutch charisma and strategic Western Front role. Behold Passau's Baroque beauty and Bavarian spirit at the union of the iconic Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Embrace the unique Austrian history of Linz – a vibrant jewel on the Danube. Savour Wurzburg's historic ambiance, where the iconic Marienberg Fortress and scenic vineyards epitomise Bavarian charm. Explore the historic Old Town of Mainz, adorned with half-timbered houses and crowned by the soaring Romanesque Mainz Cathedral. Behold Bamberg's medieval magic – a maze of narrow cobbled alleyways and historic breweries defining Franconian allure. Celebrate Kelheim's natural beauty at the iconic Danube Gorge where spectacular Weltenburg Abbey radiates Bavarian splendour. Be charmed by the renaissance style buildings and historic streets of Franconian Schweinfurt. Step back in time amidst the medieval streets of Wertheim, nestled within rolling hills laced with vineyards and steeped in river romance. Immerse yourself in European culture and delight in delicious local cuisine and wines. Spend 2 full days in Amsterdam, including flexi-tours of this magnetic city and enjoy 3 full days, including flexi-tours in Budapest. Cruise aboard our premium boutique-sized rivership, exclusively for HolidayMax guests for a more fun and enjoyable experience. Breathe in the intoxicating vistas as you cruise the mesmerising Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Experience indulgent European hospitality onboard this luxury rivership. Everything is included in this amazing value package, premium luxury cruise with all meals, flights, Amsterdam and Budapest hotels, Amsterdam and Budapest touring and personalised transfers.  Themes include: Europe, Europe Cruise, Europe River Cruise, North Holland, Departs from Amsterdam, Europe River Cruise, Returns from Budapest. + Show more

Package Includes

  • International flights: Australia to Amsterdam & Budapest to Australia (premium airline)  
  • 16 Day Grand Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise (15 incredible stops)  
  • 3 Nights Amsterdam hotel (superior 4 star)  
  • Amsterdam flexi-tour & canal cruising  
  • 3 Nights Budapest hotel (superior 4 star)  
  • Budapest flexi-tour & river cruising 
  • Meet and greet personalised return transfers (pier, hotel and airport)  
  • Premium boutique-sized rivership (MS William Shakespeare, 76 cabins)  
  • Exclusive cruise for HolidayMax (with only our Australian guests onboard for a more fun and enjoyable experience)  
  • Luxurious river cruising (European hospitality and sophistication)  
  • All meals onboard the MS William Shakespeare, Welcome Cocktail Party, Farewell Cocktail Party, 6 course Gala Farewell Dinner, Wi-Fi, onboard musician, afternoon tea with pastries, 24-hour self-service snacks 


  Amsterdam (Netherlands)   Budapest (Hungary)   Vienna (Austria)   Bratislava (Slovakia)   Rhine River   Danube River   Frankfurt & Heidelberg (Germany)   Nuremberg (Germany)   Cologne & Dusseldorf (Germany)   Nijmegen (Netherlands)   Passau (Germany)   Linz (Austria)   Koblenz (Germany)   Wurzburg (Germany)   Mainz (Germany)   Bamberg (Germany)   Main River   Kelheim (Germany)   Schweinfurt (Germany)   Wertheim (Germany)   Main-Danube Canal
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Grand Europe River Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest with Stays

24 Day Cruise Package

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