Discover Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk and Passau, in this 6-day cruise sailing along the sparkling waters of the Blue Danube. Board the MS La Boheme for a true river expedition, chossing between a Classic or Discovery approach, to uncover the gems of Central Europe. This cruise showcases the history, culture, art and traditions of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.
See all the important sights of Budapest on an easy-paced bike ride
Explore the Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares of Bratislavia
Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family
Explore Dürnstein, the village where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner
Board the MS La Boheme in Budapest and join a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Dinner is served on board. In the evening, there is an excursion for both packages: an evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Bike tour of Budapest. See all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other of the legendary sites in Budapest.
CLASSIC: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. 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 there is an excursion prepared for both packages: Tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury.
Optional evening excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
DISCOVERY as a supplement: An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. Have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.
Cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk.
This morning there is an excursion prepared for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner.
In the afternoon join an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. In the evening, begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is your gala evening.
Day 6: Passau | Disembark
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking in Passau.
The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.