Danube Symphony – Cruise Only Eastbound 2019
6 days Passau to Vienna
Starting at $2,149
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Your Danube River cruise adventure begins in picturesque Passau, Germany—the “City of Three Rivers.” Here, where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers converge, a Local Guide will take you through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses, and you’ll see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Afterward, you can relax with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship as you cruise along the Danube River into Austria. A highlight will be a guided visit to the majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff overlooking the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided walk and see the baroque Stiftskirche, a church from the early 1700s, and one of the most beautiful of its kind because of its luminous blue and white façade. Also, get a taste of some of the renowned wines in the Wachau Valley.To round out this unforgettable European river cruise, visit Vienna, the “City of Music”—a place that inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. After guided sightseeing, stroll along the pedestrian walkway of Kärntnerstrasse or try a piece of Apfelstrudel in an elegant Viennese café as a perfect ending to your river cruise adventure.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Passau (Embarkation):||welcome to Germany! Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Passau–Schlögen Oxbow–Linz:||guided walk in Passau; scenic cruising through the Schlögen Oxbow|
|Day 3 Linz–Grein:||guided walk in Linz; time at leisure in Grein|
|Day 4 Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein:||guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided walk, see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein; wine tasting on board|
|Day 5 Vienna:||choice of guided sightseeing, or visit of the Kunsthistorisches Museum|
|Day 6 Vienna (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.