The Pearls of the Danube (Formula port/port, without transfer)

PAV_AIPP - 7 days from $2,251

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LINZ - VIENNA - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - DÜRNSTEIN - MELK - LINZ

DAY 1: LINZ

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. We will depart for Vienna at 6:30 p.m. at the latest. After comfortably settling into your cabin, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

DAY 2: VIENNA

We’ll arrive in Vienna early in the morning. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit to Schönbrunn 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(1) concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
This afternoon, enjoy some free time or join us for a visit to Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Vienna by night.
DISCOVERY: Onboard waltzing lessons.
We'll begin to cruise during the night.

DAY 3: BUDAPEST

The morning will be spent cruising. Afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
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 legendary sites in Budapest.
Enjoy an evening of “operetta music” on board.

DAY 4: BUDAPEST, the Puszta

Enjoy a free day in Budapest (excluding lunch) or join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Puszta, the Pannonian steppe grasslands (typical regional lunch included.) Also called the Great Plain, this vast prairie was the once the wild west of Hungary, and immense herds of livestock grazed here under the watchful eye of the cowboys. Dinner will be served on board. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 5: BRATISLAVA

The morning will be spent cruising. Afternoon, join us for the 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.
We’ll cruise to Dürnstein. Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 6: DURNSTEIN - MELK

We’ll then set off on an excursion to Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. Afterwards, we'll cruise to Melk by crossing the wonderful Wachau Valley. In the afternoon, join us on an 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. We’ll cruise to Linz.

DAY 7: LINZ

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 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) The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Port-to-port cruise. No transfers included. For more information about flights and transfers, please contact our call center by clicking on « Request a quote » and filling out the form, or by calling 1-800-768-7232.

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Possibility of transfers from Strasbourg: Ref. PAV.