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Danube Rhapsody

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Visit: Passau, Melk, Emmersdorf, Vienna, Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava, Linz, Passau

Day 1: Passau

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Melk/Emmersdorf - Vienna

In the early morning, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO protected, cultural heritage landscape, of the Wachau Valley. Spend the morning discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey, the largest in Austria. Back onboard, the vessel continues its journey to Vienna, arriving just in time to go ashore and enjoy an optional performance of the “Sound of Vienna”, at Vienna’s Kursalon, where the “Alt Wien” orchestra plays popular melodies from Vienna’s classical era. Remain overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Vienna

There is much to see and do in this Imperial capital city. Drive the ringstrasse with its impressive buildings, see the famous Vienna State Opera House, the Museums Quarter with historic and contemporary buildings with works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists, St Stephen’s Cathedral and numerous other important sites. In the afternoon continue your exploration or perhaps venture to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous former summer palace and gardens of Empress Maria Theresia. After a full day of exploration, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard as the vessel departs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Budapest

After a relaxing morning onboard, arrive in Budapest shortly before lunch. Spend the afternoon in this capital city which uniquely straddles the Danube River. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. A special treat this evening awaits, as musicians come onboard to entertain with traditional music of Hungary, as the vessel cruises the Danube to see this beautiful city by night. Remain overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Budapest - Esztergom

This morning offers time to discover more of Budapest or an opportunity to explore rural Hungary with a visit out to the ‘Puszta’ or countryside. The vessel departs Budapest shortly after lunch and continues to Slovakia. Relax onboard or join the optional excursion to visit Szentendre, an artist’s village with galleries and art museum and Esztergom, the seat of the Hungarian Catholic church and former capital city. Those on excursion rejoin the vessel in Esztergom before dinner. Watch the departing lights of the city as the vessel continues on its way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Bratislava

Discover the Slovak capital of Bratislava, it’s home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, its old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. Take a leisurely stroll from Michael’s Gate through the historic city centre and the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. The Academia Istropolitana is the oldest university in the city, dating back to the 15th century. Cruise the Danube this afternoon and enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Linz

Enjoy a relaxing morning onboard before reaching Linz, the third largest city in Austria. See the Mozarthaus and the Renaissance villas here, along with the main street and square, which are marked with unique churches and concert venues. Time permitting, taste a piece of the famous Linzer Torte before returning to the ship. Join your fellow travellers for your last evening onboard.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Passau

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Meals: Breakfast

 

Cruise Package Includes:

  • Fascinating river cruise in on outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop down panoramic windows; walk out balconies in suites on Amadeus Silver I, II & III
  • Complimentary state of the art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • Free flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24 hour complimentary coffee and tea station
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck)
  • All port taxes and local taxes

 

Not Included:

  • Excursion Packages
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

 

Excursion Package A: From AUD $334.00 per person

  • Excursion Excursion to Melk Abbey with Wine Tasting
    City Tour of Vienna
    City Tour of Budapest
    Excursion to the Puszta (from/ to Budapest)
    City Tour of Bratislava

 

Excursion Package B: From AUD $435.00 per person

  • Excursion to Melk Abbey with Wine Tasting
  • City Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of the Schönbrunn Palace
  • City Tour of Budapest
  • Excursion to the Puszta (from/ to Budapest)
  • City Tour of Bratislava
  • Linz Walking Tour

 

Excursion Package C: From AUD $582.00 per person

  • Excursion to Melk Abbey with Wine Tasting
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert (cat. B)
  • City Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of the Schönbrunn Palace
  • City Tour of Budapest
  • Excursion to the Puszta (from/ to Budapest)
  • Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom
  • City Tour of Bratislava
  • Linz Walking Tour

 

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (lc)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: River Cruise
  • Departures: April - October 2019
  • Cities Visited: Passau, Melk, Emmersdorf, Vienna, Budapest, Esztergom, Bratislava, Linz, Passau
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