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The Beautiful Blue Danube 

BUDAPEST – BRATISLAVA - VIENNA – PASSAU

 

   

 

 Experience the best of the Danube and the exciting historic cities of Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna on this short  6-day tour.  Highlights include Schonbrunn Castle and the Hapsburg Palace in Vienna and the amazing Abbey of Melk.


Days: 6 Days
Code -  BUC
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

Day 1 BUDAPEST

Boarding at the end of the afternoon and settling into your cabin. Presentation of the crew. Welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Optional traditional evening in Budapest.

   
Day 2 BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA
 

Breakfast on board. At 8.00 am, departure of the boat and guided tour of Budapest, the belle époque city par excellence, the incarnation of the sharp contrast between twin cities divided by the Danube and united since 1872. You will discover: haughty Buda with its winding streets, its Baroque palaces, its Turkish bath establishments and its royal palace. And bustling Pest, which offers a proud mixture of architectural styles. Back to the boat for lunch. Departure of the cruise at 1.00 pm for Bratislava. Dinner and an evening's entertainment on board.

   
Day 3 BRATISLAVA - VIENNA
 

Arrival in Bratislava at 7.00 am and breakfast on board. At around 8.30 am, departure for the guided tour of Bratislava. Dominated to the north by the slopes of the southern point of the Small Carpathians, bathed by the Danube, Bratislava occupies a privileged geographical site. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. Back on board for lunch and departure of the cruise for Vienna. Arrival in Vienna in the evening. Dinner on board and guided tour of Vienna by night.

   
Day 4 VIENNA
 

Breakfast on board. Guided tour to visit to Schönbrunn Castle, summer residence of the imperial family and part of Vienna, imperial city and cradle of music. Back to the boat for lunch. Free afternoon in Vienna or optional visit to the Hofburg, the Hapsburg Palace houses the crown jewels and sumptuous imperial apartments. Back to the boat for dinner. After dinner, the chance to attend a concert of Viennese music (optional and dependent on availability). Departure of the boat during the night.

   
Day 5 MELK - PASSAU
 

Breakfast on board. Cruise up the most beautiful section of the Wachau. Arrival in Melk around 9.00 am. Departure by coach for an guided tour to Dürnstein, the most well known picturesque village in the Wachau. Famous for its legend of King Richard the Lionheart, Dürnstein has a church in the Baroque style. Back to the boat for lunch. In the afternoon, guided tour to the Abbey of Melk. Atop a rocky outcrop which overlooks the Danube from a height of more than 50 m, it is the symbol of the most complete expression of Baroque Art in Austria. Back on board and departure of the boat around 16h for Passau. Gala evening and dinner.

   
Day 6 PASSAU

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00 am.  End of journey.

   
 

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.

                         
 
INCLUSIONS:





This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)

                       
 
EXCLUSIONS:

This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

   
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