This 8-day European river tour showcases the Wachau Valley and the exciting cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Before the cruise begins, spend two nights in Budapest and enjoy the tours that highlight the vibrant capital of this city. For a 58-mile stretch, sail along the Danube while guided sightseeing awaits you in Slovakia’s capital. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, sitting high above the breathtaking views of the Danube River and surrounding countryside. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley and spend free time in Dürnstein, known for the striking blue façade of its baroque Stiftskirche below the castle ruins where England’s King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned.
Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
Roam around the cobblestone streets of Budapest and browse art galleries
Marvel at the Benedictine Abbey on a tour in Melk
Take a bicycle and explore the local sights along the Danube
Classic: Join a morning-guided sightseeing tour of Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.
Take a relaxing break on the sky deck as you sail through awe-inspiring views of the Wachau Valley and the wine region surrounding Dürnstein.
Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.
Classic: Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning-guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Discovery: Take an early riser walking tour that includes breakfast at a Viennese café followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts—the perfect start to your stay in Vienna.
Day 7: Vienna
Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace or perhaps take a tram ride to discover the adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm of The Prater amusement park. You may also consider visiting one of Vienna’s marvelous museums. Or indulge your sweet tooth with authentic Austrian pastries in a local bakery.
Initial deposit is $450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge
We are so glad that we chose Adventure Life. The service is top-notch. Everything is well taken care of and we just have to print the documents and go. Franny even gave us timely updates on possible airport strike.