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The Pearls of the Danube

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Modigliani
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Spend seven days cruising along the beautiful Danube through three different countries of Central Europe. Visit captivating destinations, including the exceptional city of Linz and followed by visits to Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, and Dürnstein. Take advantage of the exciting land activities that await for you in every port of call. Join an exclusive guided tour of Budapest, a two-thousand-year-old city, the incarnation of the sharp contrast between twin cities divided by the Danube, yet united since 1872. Enjoy the wonderful Wachau Valley, where Gothic ruins alternate with picturesque villages. Get the chance to attend a traditional equestrian show while tasting "palinka"  and some "pogacsa" as well as mineral water, sheltered from the sun under a thatched roof.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Linz, Austria | Embark
Day 2 : Vienna, Austria
Day 3 : Budapest, Hungary
Day 4 : Budapest | The Puszta
Day 5 : Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 6 : Dürnstein | Melk, Austria
Day 7 : Linz, Austria | Disembark


  • Visit the glamorous summer residence of the imperial family of Vienna
  • Explore Bratislava's old city with its splendid baroque palaces and squares
  • Enjoy Cifrapalota, a palace in Rococo style & ornate with colorful patterns
  • Discover Vienna's exceptional landscapes such as the Schoenbrunn Palace


MS Modigliani

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Night in Vienna. Parliament Building at night, Budapest Puszta, Hungary Basilica Budapest, Hungary Basilica Budapest

Day 1 Linz, Austria | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 PM. The ship will depart at 6:30 PM at the latest.  After settling into your comfortable cabin, the ship will leave for Vienna. Join us for a welcome cocktail to meet the crew before dinner.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Vienna, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Vienna early in the morning. This morning's excursions are:

Classic: Visit to Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.
Discovery: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes.  Stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After your tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join a visit to Hofburg Palace. In the evening, take a tour of Vienna by night.  Begin to cruise during the night.

Day 3 Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising towards Budapest. Afternoon excursions are:

Classic: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
Discovery: Budapest by bike. See all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.

Enjoy an evening of “operetta music” on board.

Day 4 Budapest | The Puszta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Enjoy an excursion to the Puszta. Also called the Great Plain, in the 19th century this vast prairie was the wild west of Hungary, and immense herds of livestock grazed here under the watchful eye of cowboys. 

Day 5 Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.

Discovery: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, take in the splendid view of Bratislava.

Cruise to Dürnstein. Tonight enjoy your exclusive gala evening on board.

Day 6 Dürnstein | Melk, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We'll then set off on an excursion to Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. Afterwards, we'll cruise to Melk by crossing the wonderful Wachau Valley. In the afternoon, visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. We'll cruise to Linz.

Day 7 Linz, Austria | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive at Linz in the early morning. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board followed by disembarkation.

MS Modigliani

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Main Deck
50 cabins (44 twins, 4 triple cabins, 1 single cabin, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
28 cabins (26 twins, 2 cabins equipped for disabled). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day (excluding day 4)
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-On board entertainment
-Assistance from our on board multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-Port fees
 -Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Supplement for the discovery package
-Lunch on day 4
-Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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