Sail to Central Europe on a Danube river cruise, each itinerary taking you to a different set of major European countries including Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Croatia and Serbia.

Flowing through major capital cities, including Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade, a Danube river cruise takes you all the way to the Black Sea, through the Danube Delta, classed as UNESCO site for its well preserved natural landscape.

Discover the best way to explore the Danube River and it’s beauty is on a river cruise – comfort, convenience, exquisite cuisine and more.

The Beautiful Blue Danube

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DAY 1: BUDAPEST

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.

DAY 2: BUDAPEST – BRATISLAVA

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.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA – VIENNA

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.

DAY 4: VIENNA

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.

DAY 5: MELK – PASSAU

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.

DAY 6: PASSAU

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin on main deck. This price can vary according to departure date, cabin deck, ship category and/or single-occupancy (additional fees). For more information, please contact one of our agents by calling 1-800-374-3740  to reserve your cabin.

2017 departures

Availabilities
Departure date Arrival date Ship Anchors Price per person (in US $) Business Class Airfare

From NYC

05/19/2017 05/24/2017 MS Symphonie 5 From $2,048  From $2645
05/28/2017 06/02/2017 MS La Boheme 4 From $1,855  From $2645
06/07/2017 06/12/2017 MS La Boheme 4 From $2,043  From $2645
06/17/2017 06/22/2017 MS La Boheme 4 From $1,855  From $2645
07/22/2017 07/27/2017 MS Symphonie 5 From $1,965  From $2645
08/11/2017 08/16/2017 MS Symphonie 5 From $1,965  From $2645
08/31/2017 09/05/2017 MS Symphonie 5 From $1,965  From $2645
All airfare is roundtrip business class based on NYC departures including taxes and carrier imposed fees and have a 7 day advance minimum ticketing date. Additional discounted business class airfare pricing also available from all major US departure cities.  All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability.  Call us for terms and conditions, exclusion and inclusions for your exact sailing dates.
Reductions:
  • Child discount on cruise  (2-9 years of age): – 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin: – 30%

 

Including: 

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.

Excluding: 

Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers – cancellation and baggage insurance – the supplement for the discovery package – concert of Viennese music or Grinzing evening – personal expenses.

Formalities:

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Classic excursions included – excepted Viennese concert

Bratislava © Zvardon

Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name Pozsony.

Parliament © Zvardon

Guided tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube.

Budapest by night © Office de tourisme de Budapest

Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show.

Viennese Music Concert

Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna’s Kursalon where the concert will take place.

Dürnstein and Dürnstein Castle © Austrian National Tourist Office Bohnacker

Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein.

Hofburg Palace © Österreich Werbung Diejun

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the “Winter Palace”

Melk Abbey © Grégory Gérault

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit.

Schoenbrunn Palace

Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The “Ring” was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz.

Museum of Natural History © Österreich Werbung - Diejun

Guided tour of Vienna

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring, one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph.

This cruise can also be booked with a return transfer from Strasbourg