5 Day Danube River Cruise
Vienna - Budapest - Bratislava - Vienna
Embark on a cruise to the heart of the capitals along the Danube. From Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava, enjoy an impressive journey that will not fail to amaze you. Discover the ancient Habsburg monarchy by visiting the splendid Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family.
DAY 1: VIENNABoarding at 6.00pm in Vienna. Settling into your cabin. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail in the lounge. Dinner on board on an "Austrian theme". Overnight stopover.
DAY 2: VIENNA TO BUDAPEST
Buffet breakfast on board. Morning devoted to the optional guided tour of Vienna. The imperial residence for more than six centuries, Vienna has been deeply marked by the seal of the Hapsburgs. If, for many people, the Austrian capital evokes the rhythm of the waltz or the silhouette of the big wheel at the Prater, it owes its attraction above all to its monuments, to the memories of the Hapsburgs, to the riches of its museums, to its musical tradition continued by the Opera and by various illustrious ensembles. reputation. Back to the boat for lunch. Departure of the cruise for Budapest. Afternoon sailing on the Danube, a river rich in history and immense heritage. Dinner on board, followed by an evening's dancing. Arrival in Budapest during the night. Overnight stopover.
Today, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
Morning: Guided tour of Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace. Vienna was an imperial residence for more than six centuries and as such remains strongly marked by the reign of the Habsburgs.
Afternoon: Visit the Imperial Crypt (or Capuchin Crypt). This burial chamber has been the principal place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburg. You'll get to catch a glimpse of the magnificent tomb of Maria Theresa among others. Afterwards, we'll visit the Prunksaal: the baroque central structure of the imperial Austrian National Library, the largest of its kind in Europe.
Authentic and unique Vienna. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall(1) which is home to the Vienna Symphony orchestra. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
We’ll spend the afternoon sailing towards Budapest. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
DAY 3: BUDAPEST
After breakfast, morning devoted to the optional guided tour of Budapest. Explore this astonishing city, cut in half by the Danube: Buda with its hills and valleys and Pest with its flat plain, whose panoramic view over the banks of the Danube is listed as part of the world's cultural heritage by UNESCO. Back to the boat for lunch. Free afternoon. Explore the unquestioned marvels of the city at your own pace. Dinner on a "Hungarian theme" followed by an evening of entertainment. Departure of the boat around midnight heading for Bratislava.
Join us for the optional excursions proposed: Guided tour of Budapest and the Parliament. This panoramic tour will take you past the main monuments of the city before we head to the Hungarian Parliament(2). Regarded as the true emblem of Budapest, it is also one of the largest parliament buildings in Europe.
DAY 4: BRATISLAVAMorning's sailing. Breakfast on board. For the more courageous, an aerobics session is offered in the lounge in the company of our hostess. Lunch during the cruise. Arrival in Bratislava around 4.00pm. Optional guided tour of the Slovakian capital. Dominated to the north by the slopes of the southern point of the Small Carpathians, irrigated by the Danube, the city occupies a privileged geographical site. The charm of Bratislava lies in its old city: splendid baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. Back on board. Dinner and gala evening. Departure of the cruise during the night heading back to Vienna.
DAY 5: VIENNAArrival in Vienna early in the morning. Buffet breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 9.00am. End of our journey.
**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**
2019 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
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Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.
Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.
For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
There might not be any other english speaking guests on these dates.