- Take a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city.
- Discover Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava.
- Board a cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline.
- Partake in a fun-filled Hungarian folklore show.
Sail on the Timeless Danube
Enjoy two nights in lovely Würzburg, an ancient Franconian wine town rich in historic sites. Embark on a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River. Your lovely state-of-the-art craft offers a special treat – unlimited wine at every dinner. Pause as you go discovering the quaint villages and lively cities with local guides. Discover Vienna’s historic sites as you are immersed in the city’s atmosphere of opulence and elegance. Behold Munich’s many charms including its world-famous Glockenspiel. Spend time in Rothenberg’s quintessential Bavarian medieval old town where time has seemingly stood still. Drift along the river through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and small riverside towns on a seven night cruise.
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
Day 3. Bratislava, Slovakia – Vienna, Austria
Tour Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city’s most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Michael’s Gate, and the Archbishop’s palace. This afternoon, sail towards Vienna, Austria’s beautiful capital city.
Join a local expert exploring Vienna’s Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna’s Baroque elegance, stroll along the Kartner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries. If you wish, you may join an optional excursion to the opulent Schönbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty.
View the picturesque landscape as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the scenery. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns.
Day 6. Linz – Passau, Germany
This morning, enjoy an included walking tour of the charming riverside town of Linz. Next, continue on to Passau which is set at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Tonight, you are invited to attend the Captain’s Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers.
Day 7. Regensburg
A guided walking tour of magnificent Regensburg reveals one of Germany’s grand medieval cities with nearly 1,400 historic buildings. Some of the architectural highlights you may view include the first stone bridge built over the Danube, a 1,400-foot-long span built in the 12th century; the old Town Hall; and the Porta Praetoria, one of only two remaining Roman gates in Germany, built in A.D. 179. This afternoon, take a stroll through Old Town. Tonight, partake in a delightful Bavarian evening onboard.
Today, disembark your cruise ship and proceed to lovely Rothenburg, one of the most well-preserved medieval walled towns in all of Europe. Enjoy free time to explore the town’s hidden treasures before continuing on to Würzburg. Würzburg is an ancient Franconian wine town rich in historic sites. Join a local guide on a leisurely paced walking tour of Würzburg. Visit the Prince-Bishops’ Residence which boasts the largest ceiling fresco in the world; and the ornate Alte Mainbrucke, the oldest bridge on the River Main.
Day 9. Würzburg – Munich – Würzburg
Journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. After some free time to explore, return to Würzburg. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow passengers and toast this memorable trip.
Day 10. Würzburg – Tour Ends
- The currency in Germany, Austria and Slovakia is the Euro and the currency in Hungary is the Forint.
- All countries on this tour are 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
- Elevation on this tour will not exceed 1,000 feet.
- All countries on this tour use 220-240v, at 50 Hz frequency.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected
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