Fascinating Bavaria : Legendary Landscapes - The Danube : River of Peoples and Cultures

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BUDAPEST (1) - BRATISLAVA (1) - VIENNA (1) - PASSAU - MUNICH

DAY 1 BUDAPEST

Boarding in Budapest and settling into your cabin. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Optional excursion common for both packages : traditional evening in Budapest.

DAY 2 BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA

Optional excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : guided tour of Budapest, 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.
DISCOVERY :  Budapest by bike. You’ll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other of the legendary sites in Budapest.
Cruise to Bratislava.

DAY 3 BRATISLAVA - VIENNA

Optional excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : 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.
DISCOVERY : Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.
Cruise to Vienna. Optional excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : tour of Vienna by night.
DICSOVERY : onboard waltzing lessons.

DAY 4 VIENNA

Optional excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : visit to Schoenbrunn Castle, summer residence of the imperial family and part of Vienna, imperial city and cradle of music.
DISCOVERY : The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes. We’ll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
In the afternoon, optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : concert of Viennese music (dependent on availability).
DISCOVERY : An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. You’ll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you’ll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.
Cruise to Melk.

DAY 5 MELK - PASSAU

Cruise up the most beautiful section of the Wachau. Optional excursion common for both packages : visit of Durnstein, famous for its legend of King Richard the Lionhearted, Durnstein has a church in the Baroque style. In the afternoon, optional excursion common for both packages : visit 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. Cruise to Passau. Gala evening.

DAY 6 PASSAU - MUNICH

Disembarkation and departure by coach for Munich, In the afternoon, guided walking tour of the historic centre of Munich. At the end of the afternoon, booking into the hotel*** NL in Munich or the surrounding area. Free evening.

DAY 7 THE CASTLES OF LOUIS II OF BAVARIA - OBERAMMERGAU

Full-day excursion. Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle. A palace of pale grey granite rising to height of 915 metres, Neuschwanstein Castle seems to come straight out of a fairy tale. Inside, you will be able to admire the numerous frescoes illustrating the great Wagnerian themes. Lunch. The afternoon will be devoted to the tour of Linderhof Castle. The favourite castle of Louis II of Bavaria, it was built between 1870 and 1879 in the Baroque Rococo style. Continuation to the village of Oberammergau famous for its performances of the Passion Play. At the end of the day, back to your hotel. Free evening.

DAY 8 MUNICH

After breakfast, panoramic tour of Munich. End of our journey.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Optional excursion. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
 
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