8 days / 7 nights
|Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town
Walking tour or Passau Castle hike
|3||Linz||Several choices of excursions available to explore the city of Linz and Salzburg|
|4||Weissenkirchen||Optional walking tour in Dürnstein
Evening wine tasting at local winery
|5||Vienna||Optional city tour in the “City of Waltzes”
Enjoy bike tour OR free time in the afternoon
|6||Bratislava||Optional walking tour OR Slovakian Specialties tasting OR Bratislava Castle hike|
|7||Budapest||Experience Budapest on a city tour or a hike|
VILSHOFEN / EMBARKATION
Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board.
VILSHOFEN / PASSAU
Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers.” Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill.
The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music.” Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.
Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church tower, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen.
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour.
Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city.
Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights.
Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home.
Dates & Prices
|Sailing Season||Price per person|
|2019 Low Season (March & April, November & December)||Window Cabin (Category D) From $3,330|
|2019 Low Season (March & April, November & December)||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $4,040|
|2019 High Season (May - October)||Window Cabin (Category D) From $4,400|
|2019 High Season (May - October)||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $5,110|
|2020 Low Season||Window Cabin (Category D) From $3,180|
|2020 Low Season||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $4,040|
|2020 High Season||Window Cabin (Category D) From $4,690|
|2020 High Season||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $5,550|
*Port charges of $215 is included. Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
Multiple dining venues
Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Bottled water replenished daily
Daily entertainment including cultural performances
Services of professional Cruise Manager
All English language on board in a non-smoking environment
All local taxes
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