Cruises provide everything your group needs for a memorable incentive trip: food, accommodations, entertainment, activities, and transportation between exciting ports.
Ports of Call
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Begin with a scenic canal cruise through the city.
Cologne, Germany: Rebuilt from the original plans after WWII, Cologne retains its charm, with a river walk for strolling, pretty beer gardens, and the monumental Gothic cathedral.
Rudesheim, Germany: Join a Rheingau winetasting tour, ride on the gondola, and shop for treasures along the Drosselgasse.
Speyer, Germany: It’s the gateway to Heidelberg, a storybook town made up of ancient, medieval, and modern architecture, surrounded by natural beauty, and with the ramparts of Heidelberg Castle 300 feet overhead.
Strasbourg, France: Wander the lanes of Le Petit France on your own, or take a guided tour on foot or on a bike.
Breisach, Germany: Visit Europe’s largest wine cellar, or go to Freiberg, to see its sandstone Gothic cathedral.
Throughout your cruise, you'll have time to explore on your own or join in planned shore excursions.
Disembark in Basel, Switzerland.
Portugal’s Douro River
Day 1 Porto, Portugal: Embarkation.
Day 2 Porto – Régua, Portugal: Port wine tasting and views of terraced vineyards.
Day 3 Régua – Barca d’Alva, Portugal: Lamego and the rugged scenery of the Douro gorges.
Day 4 Salamanca, Spain – Vega de Terrón, Portugal: Salamanca and flamenco!
Day 5 Vega de Terrón – Pinhão, Portugal: Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a 16th-century fortified village.
Day 6 Régua – Entro Os Rios, Portugal: The Trás-os-Montes region and Entre-Os-Rios, plus a traditional home-cooked Portuguese meal at a monastery.
Day 7 Porto: Tour the old quarter and see the magnificent blue tiles at Sao Bento Railway Station.
Day 8 Porto: Disembark.
Ports of Call:
Vilshofen, Germany: Board you river cruise ship. Passau, Germany: This 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture.
Linz, Austria: Join an optional excursion to the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov, just over the Austrian-Czech border. Or visit Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and setting for The Sound of Music. Weissenkirchen, Austria: Tour Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey.
Vienna, Austria: See the famous Opera House, Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with time to explore on your own.
Bratislava, Slovakia: The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails.
Budapest, Hungary: Visit Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes’ Square.