DECEMBER 22: VIENNA
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.
DECEMBER 23: VIENNA
Join us on a visit to Schönbrunn castle. The imperial family's former summer residence is brimming with attractions which make you want to linger. Get a feeling for the splendor of court life in the time of Maria Theresa by visiting some 40 rooms in the imperial apartments. In the afternoon, join us on a guided tour of Vienna. For many travelers, the Austrian capital brings dreams of waltzing or riding the Giant Ferris Wheel, but Vienna owes its splendor to its monuments, the memory of the Habsburgs, and its musical tradition maintained by its opera.
DECEMBER 24: VIENNA - BUDAPEST (Hungary)
The day will be spent cruising towards Budapest on the Danube River, discovering its rich history and immeasurable heritage. Tonight is Christmas Eve evening and dinner. We’ll then go to one of the many churches in Budapest for a Midnight mass (1) (depending on places available, or in a different church – book and pay for transfer on board (2).)
DECEMBER 25: BUDAPEST (Hungary)
Join us for a guided tour of Budapest, a two thousand year old city. In a historical context stunning of beauty, the "Danube's Pearl" is home to countless monuments such as the Matthias Church, the Opera, the Saint-Etienne Basilica and Heroes' Square. Enjoy a free afternoon before returning on board and cruising towards Bratislava. Tonight we’ll enjoy a Hungarian-themed dinner.
DECEMBER 26: BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)
This morning will be spent cruising towards Bratislava. Join us for a guided tour of Bratislava, charming capital whose historic center promises a nice walk. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner. We’ll start sailing to Vienna.
DECEMBER 27: VIENNA - Strasbourg
We’ll arrive early in the morning. Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.