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The Beautiful Blue Danube 2018 (Vienna to Vienna)

8-day River Cruise with CroisiEurope

River Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1: VIENNA
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will sail towards Melk through the night.

DAY 2: MELK - DÜRNSTEIN
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the Melk Abbey. We’ll then cruise to Dürnstein, passing through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Once we arrive, we'll take a tour of Dürnstein.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the capital of Slovakia. The baroque palaces and the beautiful shaded squares make the charm of Bratislava, which Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear.
DISCOVER: Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

DAY 4: KALOCSA
Join us on an excursion for both packages: The Puszta, including a horse show. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

DAY 5: BUDAPEST
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. 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 legendary sites in Budapest.
Optional (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa.
 In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

DAY 6: BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM
Once we arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7: VIENNA
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Castle.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus(2) concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
 In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
DISCOVERY: 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.

DAY 8: VIENNA
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Tour of the abbey of Melk 
  • Bratislava and its unique charm the Puszta 
  • Budapest, a two-thousand year old city 
  • Vienna and Schoenbrunn castle the 
  • Habsburg palace
  • Concert of Viennese music(1) or Grinzing (1) evening
  • Traditional evening in Budapest

All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected, except for the concert of Viennese music or the Grinzing evening
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Beethoven
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 
  • (1) Optional excursion.
  • The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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