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Day 1 – Budapest
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2 – Budapest
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest bike tour
Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest on a panoramic tour. Or do as the locals do, riding the metro to an indoor market, enjoying refreshments at a coffee house, and visiting a public garden and the National Museum. Or, take in the sights on a guided bike tour. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 3 – Cruising the Danube River, BratislavaFEATURED EXCURSION: Bratislava walking discovery tour
Enjoy a day of leisure onboard as your ship cruises the scenic Danube Bend and navigates a series of locks. Then explore Slovakia’s capital city, a thriving commercial center with a village-like atmosphere and a fascinating mosaic of architectural styles.
Day 4 – Vienna
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour
Discover Vienna’s architectural treasures on a panoramic city tour. Explore the magnificent Winter Palace and stroll back to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. As an alternative, opt for our “Do as the Locals Do” tour highlighting Viennese essentials such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation.
Day 5 – Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Dürnstein “Village Day” with choice of exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit and tasting OR exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride, and Melk Abbey with library visit
Take a guided tour of the charming village of Dürnstein, then opt for either a wine tasting or a workshop about saffron. Cruise the scenic, UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley to Melk, or bike there with an expert guide. Explore Melk’s 900-year-old abbey, home to the famous library that inspired the novel The Name of the Rose.
Day 6 – Linz (Salzburg or Linz)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day Salzburg OR Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit
In UNESCO-designated Salzburg, you’ll see Mozart’s former home and the garden where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. If you prefer, head to nearby Linz for a tour that stops for coffee and Linzer torte, then visit a local farm and sample another delicious treat—hard cider, a specialty of the region. Note: Lunch is not offered with the full day excursion to Salzburg.
Day 7 – Passau
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River OR exclusive guided “Go Active” hike along the river Ilz
Passau is a quintessential medieval town that's delightful to explore on foot. Inside St. Stephan’s Cathedral, you’ll have a rare opportunity to hear a concert played on Europe’s largest pipe organ. Or, take a guided bike ride or a hike with an expert naturalist. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Note: The organ concert is only available May 1 – Oct. 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.
Day 8 – Depart Passau
Disembark in Passau and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Prague.
Pay tribute to the “queen” of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube.
German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For centuries, this exquisite waterway has cast its spell on poets, musicians and artists of all kinds. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.
Waltz your way along as you cruise on the Danube River, sailing from one captivating city to the next. Discover the extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites in stunning Budapest and breathtaking Vienna. Experience delightful Salzburg, the charming village of Dürnstein and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Stroll through the Old Town of Linz, explore the beautiful countryside and get a closeup view of the enchanting Danube biking along its tranquil shores. All along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop. Let the “Enchanting Danube” carry you away in all-inclusive luxury.
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