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Discover the regions that crisscross the Danube…on a bike! Join an 8-day voyage through Central Europe, discovering the enchanting Vienna, Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley,  the “Freedom Cycling Bridge”, Devin Castle, the Great Plains, Castle Hill, the famous Gellert Baths, the Klosterneuburg Monastery, and much more! Experience a new and unique way to embrace the history, traditions, culture, and cuisine of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. 
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Highlights
  • Explore the Wachau Valley, a region listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Pedal to the “Freedom Cycling Bridge” and observe the Schloss Hof Palace
  • Dive into the heart of Hungary's folklore while watching an equestrian show
  • Visit the Klosterneuburg Monastery, dedicated to Saint Leopold III
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Vienna | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, meet you crew at a welcome cocktail. Sit back and enjoy a presentation about your vacation. The ship part for Melk.

Day 2: Melk | Durnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After getting acquainted with your bike, set out on your first trip to visit the Melk Abbey. The bike path winds through the Wachau Valley, a region listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dotted with charming villages and medieval castle ruins. Take in the magnificent views of the valley as you continue your journey along the river reaching Dürnstein, the final destination for the day. A picnic lunch is prepared in advance of your trip, and you can also enjoy a tasting of the local wines. After your tour, return to the ship and cruise towards Bratislava.

Bike itinerary: 11 mi./17.7 km. in the morning (499 ft./152 m. elevation gain) — 18 mi./29 km. in the afternoon (801 ft./244 m. elevation gain)

Day 3: Bratislava

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today’s bike trip brings you to the “Freedom Cycling Bridge” and an outside view of the Schloss Hof, Prince Eugene of Savoy’s Baroque-style country estate. Continue to the cliffs of the Sandberg expanse and then on to Devin Castle. Depicted on Slovak money and postage stamps, it has a commanding view of the confluence of the two significant rivers that form part of the country’s borders: the Danube and the Morava. Once finished, return to the ship and cruise to Kalocsa, Hungary. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Bike itinerary: 27 mi./43.5 km in the morning (600 ft./183 m. elevation gain)

Day 4: Kalocsa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a Classic excursion to the Puszta. Also known as the Great Plains, this vast, flat prairie was the wild west of Hungary in the 19th century. Dive into the heart of folklore and traditions while watching a horse show. Spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest, arriving during the night.

Day 5: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, set out on a bike tour of the Hungarian capital to explore one of the richest cities in Europe. Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest is a surprising mix of historical ruins and modern living. Castle Hill provides an exceptional view of the city and river. Your tour finish on beautiful Margaret Island. Once reserved as an aristocratic resort, it is now a vast urban public garden. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon before you join a visit to the famous Gellert Baths. At the end of your tour, have some time to swim and enjoy the spa. Then, feel free to partake in an evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. Spend the night cruising to Esztergom.

Bike itinerary: 11 mi./17.7 km in the morning (400 ft./122 m. elevation gain)

Day 6: Esztergom

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This moring leave from Esztergom, today’s bike tour brings you along the bike path that crosses the region and offers magnificent views of the bucolic countryside. On your way, catch a glimpse of the Château Béla, built in 1732. Once a residence for the Krockow family, it is now a luxurious 5-star hotel. Return to the ship, and spend the afternoon cruising to Vienna. Tonight is your festive gala evening.

Bike itinerary: 24 mi./33.8 km in the morning (699 ft./213 m. elevation gain)

Day 7: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin the day with a bike trip to the Klosterneuburg Monastery, founded in 1114 by Saint Leopold III of Babenberg, the patron saint of Austria. In an eventful history spanning nine centuries, Klosterneuburg Monastery has developed into a religious, scientific, cultural and economic center. After your visit, return to the ship. This afternoon, get back on your bike for a guided tour of Vienna, a renowned bike-friendly city. 

Bike itinerary: 11 mi./17.7 km in the morning (299 ft./91 m. elevation gain)
 

Day 8: Vienna | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking in Vienna.

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MS Beethoven

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Drinks at all meals (1 soft drink or 1 beer or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal
  • Tips paid in full to the local staff of the country of destination
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
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  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
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  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Tips for the Boat and Lodge staff

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