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STRASBOURG - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA - PASSAU - STRASBOURG

DAY 1: Strasbourg - BUDAPEST

Flight(1) to Budapest. Passengers are welcome to board the ship. Join us for a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Dinner will be served on board. In the evening, optional excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

DAY 2: BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Budapest. 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.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bratislava.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA - VIENNA

We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. 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.
Our ship will cruise to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening or join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Vienna by night.
DISCOVERY: Onboard waltzing lessons.

DAY 4: VIENNA

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.
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.
Afternoon excursion for both packages: Tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. Optional evening excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Concert of Viennese music (subject to 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.
We'll begin to cruise during the night.

DAY 5: MELK - PASSAU

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk. Optional excursion for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the afternoon, optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. In the evening, we'll begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 6: PASSAU - Strasbourg

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking and discovering Passau and lunch in Passau. Around 2.00pm, departure by coach(1) to Strasbourg. Arrival around 8.00pm. End of our journey.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. (1) Cruise with flight Strasbourg/Budapest and coach transfer Passau/Strasbourg included. Timetables not currently available and we would like to remind you that flight schedules are not guaranteed until a few days prior to departure when flight times are confirmed. Moreover, these flights may give rise to an overnight stop on the outward and / or on the inbound journeys. It is recommended therefore, that you make provisions for potential additional expenses that may arise as a result (hotels, transfers, etc). Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

flight (2) from Strasbourg to Budapest and transfer by coach from Passau to Strasbourg included.

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You can also book this cruise without transfers. Please see ref BUC_PP