A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Vienna (Westbound) 2020
6 Day River Cruise Budapest to Vienna
Starting at $1,629
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
From the Gypsy violins of Budapest to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” this Europe river cruise highlights the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, and the fascinating capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Board your river cruise vessel and head upriver to Bratislava. For a 58-mile stretch, the middle of the Danube forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia, and guided sightseeing awaits you in Slovakia’s capital. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, sitting high on a bluff so you can take in the breathtaking views of the Danube River and surrounding countryside. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley and spend free time in Dürnstein, overlooked by the ruins of the castle where England’s King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192, and best known for its magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade. To end your river cruise, there’s guided sightseeing in Austria’s capital, Vienna, with time on your own to relax, perhaps visit the famous Sacher Hotel for a taste of Sachertorte (a special chocolate cake), and stroll along the famous pedestrian street of Kärntnerstrasse.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation):||onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Bratislava:||guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral|
|Day 3 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein:||guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley|
|Day 4 Vienna (Disembarkation):||choice of early guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided sightseeing|
|Day 5 Vienna:||day at leisure|
|Day 6 Vienna:||your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.
Hotel as shown or similar
Am Stadtpark 1,A Wien Austria
A modern 579 room property offering comfortable luxury. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Leisure facilities include a well-equipped gym with sauna and steambath, a contemporary style restaurant with a terrace for al fresco dining during the summer months and a lobby bar & lounge.