6 Day Blue Danube Cruise
Passau - Vienna - Budapest
From Passau to Budapest via Melk and Vienna, 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 D?rnstein Castle stands.
DAY 1: PASSAUEmbarkation at 4:00 PM. Free afternoon to visit Passau, its baroque buildings and romantic alleys, from which you will keep unforgettable memories. Return on board. Settling into the cabin followed by an introduction of the crew during a welcome cocktail. Around 5:00pm, we will set sail for the Austrian-German border in the beautiful region of Engelhartzell. Dinner is on board the ship.
DAY 2: PASSAU - DURNSTEIN/MELK ABBEY - VIENNA
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 8:00am for an optional visit to Melk. Located on the hillside overlooking the Danube, the Melk Abbey is the symbol of Baroque art in Austria. Return on board around 11:00am, heading for Durnstein, arrival around 12:30pm and lunch on board. After lunch, free time to visit Durnstein which is the most popular town of the "Wachau", with a beautiful baroque-style church. Return on board at 3:30pm and continuation towards to Vienna around 8:30pm. Optional visit of Vienna by night. Put in for the night.
DAY 3: VIENNAAfter breakfast, optional visit of the Schonbrunn castle and Vienna. This castle was the summer residence of the Imperial family - Franz Joseph and Sissi. Return on board and lunch. Afternoon on your own to visit the marvelous city. Return on board around 7:00pm. Set sail for Esztergom, passing Bratislava along the way. Dinner on board.
DAY 4: ESZTERGOM - BUDAPESTBreakfast on board and optional visit to Esztergom, which was the original capital of Hungary. The town is still quite prominent and it is home to the archbishop of Hungary. With its neo-classical basilica and the old royal palace, Esztergom is a city rich in monuments. Departure of the boat around 12:00pm. Lunch on board. Arrival in Budapest around 4:00pm. Also called the "Pearl of the Danube", Budapest is the capital of Hungary. Free time. Dinner is on board. Optional visit of Budapest by night.
DAY 5: BUDAPESTBreakfast on board. All meals served on board. Free day in Budapest or optional guided tour of the city or a biking tour. With its numerous buildings, Budapest is an historical emblem. After dinner, free evening or optional evening with traditional dances in Budapest.
DAY 6: BUDAPEST
Disembarkation after Breakfast. End of our services.
6 Day Blue Danube Cruise
Budapest - Vienna - Passau
DAY 1: BUDAPESTEmbarkation at the end of the afternoon and settling in the cabin, the crew will then be introduced to you during a welcome cocktail. Dinner. Evening on your own or optional traditional dance evening in Budapest.
DAY 2: BUDAPEST
Breakfast on board Departure of the boat around 8:00am or optional visit of the town. Return on board at Eszertgom. Lunch on board. Free time to visit Esztergom, which was the original capital of Hungary. The town is still quite prominent and it is home to the archbishop of Hungary. With its neo-classical basilica and the old royal palace, Esztergom is a city rich in monuments. Return on boar at 7:00pm, heading for Vienna. Dinner on board and entertainment.
DAY 3: BUDAPEST - VIENNABreakfast on board. Put in at Vienna around 1:00pm. Lunch on board, free time or optional tour of the Viennese forest. Dinner on board. Free evening or optional visit of Vienna by night.
DAY 4: VIENNAAfter breakfast, morning on your own or optional visit of the town. The imperial town is situated around the Cathedral, the Opera House, the Schonbrunn castle which was the summer residence of the Imperial family - Franz Joseph and Sissi. Return on board and lunch. Afternoon on your own to visit the marvelous city. Dinner on board. In the evening, you will be able to attend a Viennese Concert (subject to availability). Departure of the boat at midnight.
DAY 5: MELK - PASSAUBreakfast on board. Arrival in Melk around at 10:00am. Departure by coach for an optional visit to Durnstein which is the most popular town of the "Wachau", with a beautiful baroque-style church. Return on board for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional visit of the Melk Abbey. Located on the hillside overlooking the Danube, the Melk Abbey is the symbol of Baroque art in Austria. Return on board around 4:00pm, heading for Passau. Dinner and farewell evening.
DAY 6: PASSAUDisembarkation after Breakfast. End of our services.
**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**
2024 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
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Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.
Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.
For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
There might not be any other english speaking guests on these dates.