RIVER CRUISES / BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE

Itinerary

DAY 1: VIENNA
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. Our ship will sail towards Melk through the night.

DAY 2: MELK – DÜRNSTEIN
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. We’ll then cruise up the beautiful Wachau Valley all the way to Dürnstein, passing gothic ruins and picturesque villages along the way. Once we arrive, we'll take a tour of this charming medieval town with our hostess. We’ll return on board at the end of the afternoon and continue cruising towards Bratislava.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA
Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
 CLASSIC: Guided tour of the capital of Slovakia. The baroque palaces and the beautiful shaded squares make the charm of Bratislava, which Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear.
 DISCOVER: Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. 
The afternoon will be spent cruising.

DAY 4: KALOCSA
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: the Puszta, its wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna (including a traditional horse show.) The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Budapest, reaching it in the night.

DAY 5: BUDAPEST
Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
 CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
 DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. 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 legendary sites in Budapest.
Join us for the optional excursion: Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa.
In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

DAY 6: BUDAPEST – ESZTERGOM
Once we arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom, one of the oldest cities in Hungary. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Vienna. Tonight is our gala evening. Our ship will sail through the night.

DAY 7: VIENNA
Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
 CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Castle.
 DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus (1) concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace.
In the evening, join us on an optional excursion proposed for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).

DAY 8: VIENNA
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.