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Embrace the spirit of Central Europe as you unravel the hidden treasures of Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Board the MS Beethoven in Vienna and start a unique adventure sailing along the beautiful blue Danube. Enjoy daily land visits to stunning destinations, including the abbey of Melk, the beautiful Wachau Valley, the wild west of Hungary, the famous Bridge of Chains in Budapest, the ancient Esztergom, and the Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
Puszta, Hungary
Highlights
  • Depart for a tour of Vienna by night, the capital & largest city of Austria
  • Discover Dürnstein, famous for the legend of Richard Lion Heart
  • Set off on an excursion to the Puzsta and attend to an equiestrian show
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palace
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Vienna | Embark

Board MS Beethoven in Vienna at the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Then, depart for a tour of Vienna by night. Sail during the evening to Melk. 

Day 2: Melk | Wachau Valley | Dürnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion to the abbey of Melk. Created in 1089, it hosts Benedictine monks for more than 900 years. Its impressive library room has a remarkable marble room, and frescoes by Paul Troger, and stunning views on the Danube River. Then cruise to Dürnstein, through the beautiful Wachau Valley, arriving in the middle of the afternoon. Discover this charming village, situated at the foot of the ruins of the castle, famous for its legend of Richard Lion Heart. Return on board in the end of the afternoon and cruise toward Bratislava.

Day 3: Bratislava

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Excursion to the capital of Slovakia. The baroque palaces and the beautiful shaded squares make the charm of Bratislava, which Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear.

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

Day 4: Kalocsa | Puzsta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning set off on an excursion to the Puzsta and attend to an equestrian show. Also named the Great Plain, in the 19th century, this huge grassland was considered the wild west of Hungary. Spend the afternoon sailing to Budapest, the “pearl of the Danube”, arriving during the night.

Day 5: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.

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.

Optional (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa.
In the evening, excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 6: Esztergom

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning have some free time in Esztergom, one of the most ancient Hungarian town, dominated by its basilica, the biggest one of central Europe. Spend the afternoon sailing to Vienna and enjoy your gala evening on board. 

Day 7: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Castle.

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.

In the afternoon, excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace. Optional evening excursions proposed:

Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).

Day 8: Vienna | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark in Vienna and transfer to the airport for your onward flights.

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MS Beethoven

Dates & Prices

Per person starting at
$2,563
MS Beethoven
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Main Deck
21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Beethoven
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Middle Deck
27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Beethoven
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Upper Deck
42 cabins (40 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

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 final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served in the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Onboard entertainment
-The assistance of our onboard host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-Tala evening
-Repatriation insurance
-All 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
-The concert of Viennese music or the Grinzing evening
-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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