Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. Visit historic Salzburg. Spend two days in Vienna, and celebrate the city’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love.

7 Nights 8 Days Available on request Danube River

What is included in the tour

  • 7-night river cruise in elegantly appointed accommodations 
  • Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines,  beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board 
  • Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft  drinks 
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala  Dinner 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board 
  • Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices and  activity levels 
  • Live local entertainment

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances 
  • Insurance 
  • Any Taxes

DAY 1 


Board the ship for your Romantic Danube cruise. (D) 


DAY 2 


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; or go on a River Inn  bike tour. (B,L,D)


DAY 3 


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. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain  town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D) 

*Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion 


DAY 4 


Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to  Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its  cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk’s magnificent  Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the 

fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the  Danube through the Wachau Valley. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot  grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening,  enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner  Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D) 


DAY 5 


The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases  them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour  concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you  prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the  afternoon, enjoy  

leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)


DAY 6 


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 special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour.  For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views  of the city. (B,L,D) 


DAY 7 


Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of  delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest  (flat) sides of the Danube River. You’ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which  connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill  district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments  and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for  breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)


DAY 8 


Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B) Note: The Great Market  Hall is closed on Sundays.

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