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Start and end your cruise in the magical city of Vienna, the main residence of the Habsburg Dynasty for more than six centuries. For many travelers, the Austrian capital brings dreams of waltzing or riding the Giant Ferris Wheel immortalized in “The Third Man”. But Vienna is a kaleidoscope of wonders: monuments, museums, castles, operas, music and more. Also on your adventure enjoy a guided tour of historical Budapest and explore this astonishing city, cut in half by the Danube: Buda with its hills and valleys and Pest with its flat plain.
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Highlights
  • Admire the architectural showcase of the old Austro-Hungarian monarchy
  • Enjoy an exclusive Austrian-themed dinner on board
  • Discover Bratislava's charming baroque palaces and pleasant squares
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Vienna, Austria | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. in Vienna. After you’ve comfortably settled into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

Day 2: Vienna | Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join a tour of Vienna. Enjoy some free time this afternoon or join an optional excursion (not included in the packages) to discover authentic and unique Vienna through a visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall which is home to the Vienna Symphony orchestra. After the tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

Return on board and start sailing towards Budapest. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 3: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join a guided tour of Budapest.  Explore this astonishing city, cut in half by the Danube: Buda with its hills and valleys and Pest with its flat plain, whose panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.

This afternoon, join your hostess for a discovery tour of the Great Market Hall, a stunning neogothic building whose roof was restored to have colorful Zsolnay tiling from Pécs. Or you can choose to take part in your optional excursion (not included in the packages) to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa, one of the most prestigious spots in Budapest. At the end of our tour, take some time to relax or have a swim.

Enjoy a Hungarian feast tonight, followed by an evening of traditional folk entertainment. Your ship will begin to cruise towards Bratislava during the night.

Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning sailing toward Bratislava. Arrive in Bratislava at the end of the afternoon and join a guided tour of the Slovakian capital. The charm of Bratislava lies in its old city, with splendid baroque palaces, churches, and pleasant squares. Be a part of a unique gala evening on board.

Day 5: Vienna, Austria | Disembark

Arrive in Vienna in the early morning. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board followed by disembarkation during the morning. 

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The luxurious dining room on the MS Vivaldi

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Main Deck
26 cabins (18 twins, 8 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Middle Deck
21 cabins (12 twins, 8 double cabins, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.

Notes

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

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D5
- 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 an on board multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Lunch on the first and last days
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

Formalities:
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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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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