DAY 1: Strasbourg - ENGELHARTSZELL via Passau
Meet in Strasbourg early in the morning (gare fluviale, rue du Havre). Departure by coach (2) by the highway via Karlsruhe, Munich. Arrival in the end of the morning in Passau. Free afternoon to visit the city. In the end of the afternoon, departure by coach to Engelhartszell and boarding from 5:00 p.m. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Evening on board.
DAY 2: ENGELHARTSZELL - VIENNA
Full board on board. Departure during the morning for an optional excursion to the Benedictine abbey of Melk which is perched up high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is the symbol of Austrian baroque at its finest. Continuation cruising to Durnstein. In the afternoon, free time in this picturesque village in Wachau Valley. It is famous for King Richard the Lionhearted and its baroque church. Back on board and departure to Vienna. Arrival in the beginning of the evening. Optional tour of the illuminated sights of Vienna. Overnight.
DAY 3: VIENNA
Full board on board. Optional visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, which was the summer residence of the Emperor of Austria and his family. In the afternoon, free time to discover this magnificent city on your own. Departure of the boat toward Budapest, passing through Bratislava. Gala dinner and evening.
DAY 4: ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST
Full board on board. Free visit of Esztergom. The city was the former capital of Hungary, under the reign of the Arpad kings. It is still a prominent town as it is the seat of the Hungarian archbishops. Esztergom is full of treasures with its neo-classic basilica and former Royal Palace. Departure of the boat to Budapest, arrival in the afternoon. The Hungarian capital, which lies along the banks of the Danube and is also known as the “pearl of the Danube”, is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Free time. Optional visit of Budapest by night.
DAY 5: BUDAPEST
Full board on board. Free day in Budapest or Optional sightseeing tour of the city. Budapest embodies the contrast between the twin cities of Buda and Pest, which were separate one from the other on each bank of the Danube before being reunited in 1872. Over the course of this guided tour, you will discover: haughty Buda with its winding streets, its Baroque palaces, its Turkish baths, and its royal palace from the Middle Ages. We will also visit bustling Pest, which offers a proud mixture of architectural styles. Free afternoon and evening. Optional folk evening with traditional dances in Budapest.
DAY 6: BUDAPEST - Strasbourg
Buffet breakfast on board. Transfer in the Budapest airport. Special charter flight (2) to Strasbourg in the morning. Arrival in Strasbourg/Entzheim airport (2). Departure by coach to Strasbourg (gare fluviale, rue du Havre).