The Beautiful Blue Danube (Budapest to Passau)
6 days with CroisiEurope Rating:
DAY 1 BUDAPEST
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner will be served on board. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.
DAY 2 BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY: 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.
DAY 3 BRATISLAVA - VIENNA
We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. Join us for the 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: 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 on an excursion for both packages: Vienna by night.
DAY 4 VIENNA
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.
Afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)
We'll begin to cruise during the night.
DAY 5 MELK - PASSAU
We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the afternoon, join us on 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, we'll begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.
DAY 6 PASSAU
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
All This Included
From Budapest to Passau via Bratislava, Vienna and Melk, these cities rich in culture and history will unveil their secrets. Discover the Schoenbrunn Palace and the beautiful Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its wooded hillsides, orchards, small villages, vineyards and monasteries, it is the most picturesque part of the Danube and where the majestic Dürnstein Castle stands.
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS France, MS L'Europe or MS Vivaldi
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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.