Most river cruise companies offer itineraries that include some combination of the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. For this article, we’re going to compare prices for river cruises between Amsterdam and Budapest. Most suppliers offer cruises between these two cities.
An itinerary between Amsterdam and Budapest lasts an average of 15 days and travels along four major waterways – the Rhine, Main, Main-Danube Canal and the Danube. It includes the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, the entire Main River and Main-Danube Canal and the western portion of the Danube River.
The data in the table below shows the lowest starting prices for cruises for 2016 itineraries. Prices listed are per person and are based on double occupancy. Cruise fares are rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
|Cruise Line||Itinerary Name||From/To Cities (may also include reverse)||# Of Days||Per Person Per Diem (double occupancy)||Lowest Starting Fare Months||Port Charges Included?||Prepaid Gratuities Included?|
|AmaWaterways||Magnificent Europe||Amsterdam & Budapest||15||$427||April & August||No||No|
|A-ROSA||No itineraries between Amsterdam & Budapest.|
|Avalon Waterways||Magnificent Europe||Amsterdam & Budapest||15||$320||October||No||No|
|CroisiEurope||From Budapest to Amsterdam||Budapest & Amsterdam||18||$267||June||Yes||Gratuities not recommended or expected.|
|Emerald Waterways||Splendours of Europe River Cruise||Amsterdam & Budapest||15||$260||November||Yes||Yes|
|Grand Circle||No itineraries between Amsterdam & Budapest.|
|Scenic||Jewels of Europe||Budapest & Amsterdam||15||$340||March||Yes||Yes|
|Tauck||Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat||Amsterdam & Budapest||15||$380||October||Yes||Yes|
|Uniworld||European Jewels||Amsterdam & Buapest||15||$473||November||Yes||Yes|
|Viking River Cruises||Grand European Tour||Amsterdam & Budapest||15||$264||November||Yes||No|
Please note that prices are subject to change. Figures are based on information gathered in September 2015. Your prices could be higher than what is listed if you select another stateroom category.
Comparing prices can be a little complex. Some cruise lines are more inclusive than others and will bundle fees, such as airport transfer fees, gratuities and port charges in your fare. Other cruise lines do not include these items in the cruise price and will add them to the base price. Typical fees for these items are listed below:
- airport transfer fees: $25 one-way
- gratuities: $22 per day
- port charges: $150 to $165
With an all-inclusive package, there are usually additional amenities included. For instance, premium beverages are often available free of charge. And some all-inclusive cruises will also feature private butler service and laundry service.
Read more about cruises between Amsterdam and Budapest.