Danube Symphony – Cruise Only Westbound 2019
6 days Vienna to Passau
Starting at $1,499
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Your European river cruise adventure begins in romantic and exciting Vienna, the capital of Austria, and ends in Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers” because of its unique location where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge.Known as the “City of Music,” Vienna inspired the creative genius of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss. Join your Local Guide for a tour of the city that offers the lavish Hofburg Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner horses, the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House, and much more! In your free time, stroll along pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse with its many shops, or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café.Cruise along the Danube River to Dürnstein, located in the heart of the Wachau Valley and famous for its baroque Stiftskirche, a church from the early 1700s, and one of the most beautiful of its kind because of its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and taste some of the region’s renowned wines. In Grein, visit the oldest theater in Austria that still gives regular performances. Explore Passau, the “City of Three Rivers,” with its narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses and dominated by St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. A fitting last stop to end this delightful Danube River cruise!
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Vienna (Embarkation):||onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Vienna:||guided tour, see the Kuntskammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or Museum of Fine Arts|
|Day 3 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk:||guided walk, see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board|
|Day 4 Grein–Linz:||guided walk of Grein, visit the historical theatre; time at leisure in Linz|
|Day 5 Linz–Schögener Schlinge–Passau:||guided tour in Passau; scenic cruising through the Schlögener Schlinge|
|Day 6 Passau (Disembarkation):||your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Hotel as shown or similar
Johannesgasse 28 Wien Austria
A luxurious 458 room hotel with timeless elegance. Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and guestrooms subject to a fee (payable locally) and there is also a fitness centre with sauna, steam bath, solarium and 24 hour gym. Traditional Viennese cuisine and Mediterranean favourites can be sampled in the stylish restaurant. Viennese coffee and pastries can be enjoyed in the Café and the opulent American bar has a large selection of cocktails with live piano music.