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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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