On this 8-day cruise aboard the MS Beethoven, hop on a one-of-a-kind Danube trip and discover the many treasures of Austria and Hungary. Enjoy Bratislava's colorful alleys, which twist around one another like a fairy-tale village, and the Puszta, Hungary's true soul and heart. See the Gellert baths, which provide a wide range of balneotherapy services, as well as the Sisi Museum, which compares myth with truth. Admire the great Empress's most renowned portraits.
Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail. The ship will depart at 8:00 p.m. for Melk and sail through the night.
*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage. Depending on the excursion, a minimum number of participants may be required for Discovery excursions and it needs to be booked at least 2 months prior to sailing.
Join an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities that were 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.
Join for optional excursions: Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa (not included in the packages) or Budapest Market Halls (not included in the packages).
In the evening, join an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Castle.
DISCOVERY: The High Art of Viennese Living: Music and Viennese Cafes. Stroll through the city and visit backstage at the Konzerthaus (2) concert hall. After your tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna coffee and a delicious pastry.
In the afternoon, join an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join an excursion (1) for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
Day 8: Vienna | Disembark
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!