Pearls of the Danube
Embark at Linz and sail through the beautiful wine country of Austria's Wachau. Vienna awaits for an escape into the world of the Habsburgs before travelling on to Budapest with its spectacular parliament Building, the Opera and Fisherman's Bastion. On then around the famous Danube Bend before stopping in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. We suggest visits to Melk Abbey and Dürnstein's medieval castle before an arrival back into Linz.
The Wachau • Vienna • Budapest • Bratislava • Melk Abbey
Day 1 Cross the Channel and travel on into Belgium for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2 Into Germany, along the Rhine and into Franconia for a stay in beautiful Würzburg.
Day 3 Proceed south, meeting the Danube at Passau. Embarkation is in the early evening in Linz. After check in enjoy dinner on board.
Day 4 Through Austria's Wachau wine country with wonderful views along the whole route. Arrive in Vienna, Austria's capital, where there will be time to explore.
Day 5 From Vienna and into Hungary. There will be time to relax on board before arriving in Budapest
Day 6 Explore Budapest. See the old quarter of Buda, with its narrow cobbled streets, and more modern Pest with its cosmopolitan shopping areas and wide avenues.
Day 7 Cruise from Budapest to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. The compact Old Town has been carefully renovated and is well worth some exploration.
Day 8 The river winds its way back through the Wachau and on the homeward stretch there will be opportunities for visits to Melk Abbey and Dürnstein's medieval castle before a farewell dinner.
Day 9 Rejoin the coach in Linz and continue into Germany with dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 10 Continue north with a choice of scenic routes before a final night in France or Belgium.
Day 11 To Calais for a Channel crossing and home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Your River Cruise includes:
• Short Channel crossings
• 2 nights half board on the outbound journey
• 6 night full board cruise to include:
A welcome cocktail
3 course lunch and dinner
Unlimited complimentary drinks board
• 2 nights half board on the inbound journey
Optional shore excursion packages are offered on all cruises.
Price based on a 'Premium' ship
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