Danube River Cruise
Europe - 11 days
Sail through Europe on one of the world’s greatest rivers.
Empires were built, kings and queens were crowned, and some of the world’s greatest musicians composed and performed along this waterway. It’s Old World Europe at its finest - romantic and adventurous all at once. From the timelessness of grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, to the beauty of Salzburg and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, you’ll get a little bit of everything on this river cruise.
Days 1 – 4
Before you board your river cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to spend a few nights in the Czech Republic’s capital city. Decorated with colorful buildings, gothic churches, and medieval accents, Prague will stay with you forever.
In these first few days, you can relax in your hotel or go on a hike through the capital city. Enjoy the “Golden City of a Hundred Spires” tour and the UNESCO city highlights tour. Or perhaps celebrate with an exclusive Oktoberfest. It’s the perfect place to “get grounded” in Old Europe before sailing down the Danube!
- Prague Castle hike
- Czech beer tasting
- UNESCO city highlights tour
- Exclusive Oktoberfest
Days 5 – 6
Vilshofen & Linz
Once settled on the ship, it’s time to start making our way to the beautiful countries of Germany and Austria! In Vilshofen, you’ll have the opportunity to walk the “City of Three Rivers” tour, hike the Passau Castle, or bike around the River Inn. The following day in Linz will include an art-focused walking tour, cultural bike tour, or full-day Salzburg excursion – plus a Český Krumlov adventure!
- ”City of Three Rivers”walking tour
- Passau Castle hike
- River Inn bike tour
- “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour
- ”Cultural Mile” bike tour
- Salzburg excursion
- Český Krumlov excursion
On day 7, we’ll slow things down a bit to really take in the sights and sounds of Old Europe. The cruise will sail through Strugendu and UNESCO Wachau Valley. You’ll have part of the day dedicated to a Dürnstein walking tour and visit to Melk Benedictine Abbey. Or, if you’d like to try something different, hikes, bike tours, and tastings will be available. Then the day will be finished off with an evening tasting at a local winery.
- Dürnstein walking tour
- Melk Benedictine Abbey visit
- Dürnstein Fortress hike
- Wachau Valley bike tour
- Apricots and sweets tasting
- Evening wine tasting at local winery
Vienna, Bratislava, & Budapest
The final days of the cruise will be enjoyed in Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the “City of Waltzes”, enjoy a “Tastes of Slovakia” tour, and experience both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River in Budapest. Day 11 will have you packing up your bags, and new memories, for your flight home. You may already want to do it all over again!
- “Imperial Vienna” walking tour
- Vienna bike tour
- “Coronation City” walking tour
- “Tastes of Slovakia” walking tour
- Bratislava Castle hike
- “Queen of the Danube” walking tour
- Castle Hill hike
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