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The Beautiful Blue Danube (Budapest to Passau)

6 days with CroisiEurope   Rating: Deluxe

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Passengers are welcome to board the ship. Join us for a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Dinner will be served on board. In the evening, excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Bike tour of Budapest. You'll 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.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bratislava.

We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.
Our ship will cruise to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening or join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Vienna by night.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Onboard waltzing lessons.

Excursions proposed:
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. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
Afternoon excursion 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. You'll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you'll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.
We'll begin to cruise during the night.

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk. Excursion for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the afternoon, 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, we'll begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is our gala evening.

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking.

All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
  • Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • The classic excursions mentioned in the program except the Viennese concert or Grinzing evening
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Assistance of our onboard host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala evening
  • Port taxes
  • Budapest, a two-thousand-year-old city
  • Bratislava and its unique charm
  • Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace
  • The Hofburg Palace
  • The Abbey of Melk
Standard cabin onboard MS FRANCE, MS Symphonie, MS Victor Hugo or MS Vivaldi
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.