The Beautiful Blue Danube

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Strasbourg - PASSAU - MELK - VIENNA - BUDAPEST - Strasbourg - Paris

DAY 1: Strasbourg - PASSAU

Meeting point in Strasbourg early in the morning. Departure by coach(1) to Passau. Afternoon on your own to visit the city. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 4:00 p.m. in Passau. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. We’ll begin to cruise towards the beautiful region of Engelhartszell.

DAY 2 PASSAU - VIENNA

Optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. We'll return to the ship and cruise on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time exploring this picturesque village, and its Baroque-style church—the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lionheart. We'll return on board before cruising on to Vienna. After our arrival, optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour the illuminated sights of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: Come to the lounge and learn to waltz with traditionally costumed dancers.
We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 3 VIENNA

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes.
Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion (not included in packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We'll return to the ship and cruise to Budapest, passing Bratislava on the way. Tonight is our festival gala evening.

DAY 4 ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

Enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. We'll then spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest. The Hungarian capital lies along the banks of the Danube and is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time sightseeing the city before returning to the ship. After dinner, join us for optional excursion of Budapest at night.

DAY 5 BUDAPEST

Enjoy a day on your own or join the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the city.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike.
In the afternoon, take part in an optional excursion to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa (not included in the packages). After dinner, enjoy another free evening on your own or join us for an evening of traditional dancing in the city.

DAY 6: BUDAPEST - Strasbourg

Enjoy breakfast before disembarking. Coach transfer to Budapest airport. Special charter flight (1) to Strasbourg in the morning. Arrival at Strasbourg/Entzheim aiport and coach transfer (1) to our river mooring. End of our services.


For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Coach transfer from Strasbourg to Passau with cruise and special charter flight from Budapest to Strasbourg, excluding airport taxes. Flight schedules are not currently available. We would like to remind you that flight schedules are only guaranteed a few days prior to departure when flight times are confirmed. Moreover, these flights may give rise to an overnight stop on the outbound and/or 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 damage your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

The transfers by coach (1) from Strasbourg to Passau and return by special charter flight from Budapest to Strasbourg is included.

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