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Rathaus in Vienna

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This 8-day cruise through Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary includes a tour of Vienna by night, an excursion to the abbey of Melk, a visit to Richard Lion Heart's village, a visit to the Puzsta and an equiestrian show,  a guided tour of the Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palace, and much more! As you sail along the Danube, explore a region loaded with rich history, intriguing traditions, and extraordinary culture.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Vienna | Embark
Day 2 : Melk | Dürnstein
Day 3 : Bratislava
Day 4 : Kalocsa
Day 5 : Budapest
Day 6 : Budapest | Esztergom
Day 7 : Vienna
Day 8 : Vienna | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore Dürnstein, a charming village situated at the ruins of a castle
  • Tour the splendid baroque palaces, churches, and squares of Bratislava
  • Set off on an excursion to the Puzsta, also named the wild west of Hungary
  • Spend a free day in Budapest or join a guided tour of the city

Ship

MS Vivaldi

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Rathaus in Vienna Puszta, Hungary Basilica Budapest Budapest Cityscape Mozart Statue in Vienna
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Day 1 Vienna | Embark

Board the MS Vivaldi 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. 

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

Day 2 Melk | Dürnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the Melk Abbey. You'll then cruise to Dürnstein, passing through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Once you arrive, you'll take a tour of Dürnstein.

Day 3 Bratislava

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

Classic: Guided tour of 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.

Discovery: Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, you'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 4 Kalocsa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion for both packages: The Puszta, including a horse show. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 5 Budapest

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

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.

Join an optional excursion (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa.

Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 6 Budapest | Esztergom

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Once you arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the excursions proposed:

Classic: Guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Castle.

Discovery: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. You'll 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, join an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join an excursion 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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$2,763
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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

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

For the safety of 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 D8
- 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
-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
- Concert of Viennese music
- 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. Mentions The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
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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!
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