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VIVA
Regensburg to Vienna-
6 night Danube Advent River Cruise

A journey to the summits of contemplation: Follow the scent of gingerbread in Passau, stroll through the Christmas markets in Linz and let the silver-bright sound of the bells of the horsedrawn carriages get you in the mood for the holidays – along the wonderful Danube, the Christmas feeling is guaranteed to set in quickly! At the latest, when you will be spoiled on board with festive culinary delights and fine wines.

 

Hanseatic Map

 

DAY 1: REGENSBURG - EMBARKATION

Regensburg is a fascinating and beautiful city in the Bavarian region of Germany. It is notable for having Germany's best-preserved medieval city centre. The city's location is impressive. It sits at the point where the rivers Regen and Naab join the mighty Danube. The medieval centre is so important it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This city has many interesting sights for visitors. Many tourists enjoy the impressive historical architecture. Highlights include the atmospheric Stone Bridge, for pedestrians only, which dates back to the 12th century. St Peter's Cathedral and the Palace that was home to the Princes of Thurn and Taxis are popular. The city is also home to a number of museums. Picturesque squares offer many bars to relax with a German coffee or beer. The city also has a vibrant range of shops and shopping centres to visit. Regensburg has something for everyone.

DAY 2: STRAUBING

Straubing is famous for its 10-day Gäubodenvolksfest, the second largest beer festival in Bavaria after the Oktoberfest. It is held in August and attracts over one million visitors. Apart from that, Straubing, seat of an old duchy, is a colourful Renaissance town with a distinctive Gothic belfry..

DAY 3: PASSAU

Located in Germany at the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn and Liz, the Bavarian town of Passau has a charm that attracts tourists from far and wide. Rich in history, the town can trace its roots back to the 2nd century AD when it was established as a colony of the Roman Empire. Today, the town boasts superb examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture, including the Cathedral of St. Stephen. Built in 1688, this magnificent cathedral houses one of the world's largest pipe organs and is a major attraction for visitors. Other notable buildings in the town include the Church of St. Michael and Lamberg Palais. With a population of only just over 50,000, Passau is a peaceful town and not at all difficult to get around for visitors. It's certainly worth a visit.

DAY 4: LINZ - CRUISING THE DANUBE

The River Danube changes its direction of flow, due to a bend in the river, in the Austrian city of Linz. Visitors to Linz / Danube will enjoy the Donaupark which forms a part of the city's 'cultural mile'. The park is located between the Brucknerhaus music venue and the Kunstmuseum. The whole city can be viewed from the Pöstlingberg mountain. The 100 year old Pöstlingberg tram provides a comfortable way of reaching the summit. There is a connection from the city's main square. For unique shopping experiences, the Landstrasse offers a selection of vintage boutiques providing previously owned furniture, designer fashions, and jewellery. The Mariendom holds the title of 'largest cathedral', not only in Linz / Danube, but in the whole country. It boasts a capacity of 20,000 worshipers. A visit to Paul's brewpub should provide a great experience for those with a taste for craft-beer. Hearty meals are also available.

DAY 5: MELK

Walking the small historic town center (of mainly 16th-17th century buildings) is easy; takes about 10 minutes to traverse it. The famous and huge 18th century Benetictine Abbey on top of a bluff forms a northern Baroque backdrop for the older town center and is accessed on its eastern side. Abbey Church (Stiftskirche), with its 200-ft dome and symmetrical twin towers, dominates the abbey complex and emphasizes its sacred purpose. Damaged by fire in 1947, the church is now almost completely restored, even to the gold-bullion gilding of statues and altars Town Hall (Rathaus), in the center of town, was built in 1575.

DAY 6: VIENNA

Sitting on the majestic River Danube, Vienna is one of the most culturally-rich cities in Europe. Whether passing through on a river cruise or on a weekend break, there's plenty to soak up in the capital of Austria. The city has long been Europe's spiritual home of classical music and the orchestrations of many of the great names seem to exude from the streets that are packed with magnificent architecture much of which reflects the grandeur of the imperial Hapsburgs. Must-see attractions include the Hofburg Palace, Schloss Schönbrunn, and City Hall. The cultural richness is evident in a clutch of excellent museums such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the modern MUMOK. You can catch a musical performance at the opera house or Musikverein or learn about the "City of Music" at the Hans Der Musik Museum. The Austrian capital has a wonderfully vibrant café scene and it's easy to while away a few hours with a slice of sachertorte and a glass of apricot liqueur alongside an excellent coffee. Overnight in Vienna

DAY 7: VIENNA

Disembark after breakfast.

 

REGENSBURG TO VIENNA

2020 Itinerary

Day Port Arr Dep Comments
1 Regensburg (Germany)     Embarkation 1:00pm
  Regensburg (Germany)   05:00am  
2 Straubing (Germany) 10:00am 11:55pm  
3 Passau (Germany) 06:00am 10:00pm  
4 Linz (Austria) 05:00am   Optional tour or Free Time
5 Linz (Austria)   02:00am  
  Melk (Austria) 10:00am 23:55pm  
6 Vienna (Austria) 06:00am    
7 Vienna (Austria)     Disembark after Breakfast

2021 Itinerary

Day Port Arr Dep Comments
1 Regensburg (Germany)   23:00 Embarkation 1:00pm
2 Passau (Germany) 10:30    
3 Passau (Germany)   08:00am  
3 Linz (Austria) 02:00pm   Optional tour or Free Time
4 Linz (Austria)   06:30am  
  Melk (Austria) 2:00pm    
5 Melk (Austria)   09:00am  
  Durnstein (Austria) 11:00am 6:00pm  
6 Vienna (Austria) 11:00pm    
5 Vienna (Austria)     Disembark after Breakfast

 


- subject to changes -

2020 / 2021 Per Person Cruise Only Fares  

Departure from Regensburg Ship

DBL
Emerald
Deck

DBL
Emerald
Deck Mini Suite

DBL
Ruby
Deck Mini Suite
DBL
Suite
Ruby
Deck
DBL
Diamond
Deck Mini Suite
DBL
Suite
Diamond
Deck
03-Dec-20 Treasure $1115 $1345   $1935   $2875
15-Dec-20 Treasure $1115 $1345 $1495 $1935 $1725 $2875
               
16-Nov-21 Esprit $1150 $1295 $1650 $1850 $1995 $2350
28-Nov-21 Esprit $1150 $1295 $1650 $1850 $1995 $2350
10-Dec-21 Esprit $1150 $1295 $1650 $1850 $1995 $2350
25-Dec-21 Esprit $1250 $1350 $1750 $1950 $2150 $2495

 

Departure from Vienna Ship

DBL
Emerald
Deck

DBL
Emerald
Deck Mini Suite

DBL
Ruby
Deck Mini Suite
DBL
Suite
Ruby
Deck
DBL
Diamond
Deck Mini Suite
DBL
Suite
Diamond
Deck
27-Nov-20 Treasure $1115 $1345 $1495 $1935 $1725 $2875
09-Dec-20 Treasure $1115 $1345 $1495 $1935 $1725 $2875
               
10-Nov-21 Esprit $1150 $1295 $1650 $1850 $1995 $2350
22-Nov-21 Esprit $1150 $1295 $1650 $1850 $1995 $2350
04-Dec-21 Esprit $1150 $1295 $1650 $1850 $1995 $2350
16-Dec-21 Esprit $1150 $1295 $1650 $1850 $1995 $2350
28-Dec-21 Esprit $1295 $1450 $1850 $2050 $2250 $2650

 

 

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and German, and an international cruise host on board.**

 

REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, GRATUITIES, all meals, wine, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee, Beer, wine, throughout the day and evening between 10am and midnight. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.

 

 

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