2017 Danube cruise departures are now available! Nanci
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
BUDAPEST – BRATISLAVA – VIENNA – PASSAU
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
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
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.