DAY 1 PRAGUE
Time to settle in your hotel at 5.00pm (in Prague or surrounding area) before dinner is served.
DAY 2 PRAGUE
Full-day excursion. Guided tour of Hradcany, the area around the Prague castle, which towers majestically over the capital of the Czech republic, St Guy’s cathedral, the basilica of St George and the “ruelle d’or” (golden street). Then on to visit the Mala Strana quarter, Charles Bridge and the old town whose market place is dominated by the two spires of the church of our Lady-of-Tyn and the Town hall belfry. Free evening.
DAY 3 PRAGUE – PASSAU
Cruise to Passau. Lunch on the way. Boarding at 5.00pm. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew.
DAY 4 MELK – VIENNA
Optional excursion common for both packages : 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. Have a free time to discover Durnstein. Afternoon spent cruising. Optional excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : tour of the illuminated sights of Vienna
DISCOVERY : onboard waltzing lessons.
DAY 5 VIENNA
Optional excursion proposed :
CLASSIC : visit of the Palace of Schoenbrunn, which was the summer residence of the Emperor of Austria and his family.
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.
Free afternoon. Optional (not included in the packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna.
DAY 6 ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST
Visit Esztergom at your own pace. Afternoon spent cruising. Optional excursion common for both packages : visit of Budapest by night.
DAY 7 BUDAPEST
In the morning, optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : guided tour of Budapest, which were separated one from the other on each bank of the Danube before being reunited in 1872.
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 of the legendary sites in Budapest.
Free afternoon. Optional (not included in the packages) : discover Gellert baths and spa.
Optional excursion common for both packages : folk evening with traditional dances in the city.
DAY 8 BUDAPEST
Breakfast on board before disembarking. End of our services.