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The Beautiful Blue Danube

8 Days - WBB_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

VIENNA - MELK - DÜRNSTEIN - BRATISLAVA - KALOCSA - BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM - VIENNA

Explore the abundant treasures of Austria and Hungary on a unique cruise to discover the secrets of the Danube. Admire the colorful alleys of Bratislava that twist around each other like in a fairy-tale village, and the Puszta, the true soul and heart of Hungary. Visit the Gellert baths, which are full of a wide range of balneotherapy services, but also the Sisi Museum, which puts in comparison myth and truth. There, you will be able to contemplate many personal effects as well as the most famous portraits of the legendary Empress.

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All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Diversity along the Danube from the Austrian capital to the Hungarian steppe
  • This cruise exists with biking and hiking-adapted programs
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Melk Abbey, a true wonder of Baroque architecture overlooking the Danube and the Wachau Valley
    • The Hofburg, the Habsburgs' "Winter Residency"
    • Budapest by bus or by bike
    • Bratislava and its unique charm
    • Hiking in the Little Carpathians
    • Local music:
      • Folk evening in Budapest
      • Viennese music concert(1)
      • The high art of Viennese living: music, cafes and backstage visit at the Konzerthaus concert hall(2)

Cruise

Day 1

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. Our ship will sail towards Melk through the night.

Day 2

MELK - DÜRNSTEIN

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the Melk Abbey. We'll then cruise to Dürnstein, passing through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Once we arrive, we'll take a tour of Dürnstein.

Day 3

BRATISLAVA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the capital of Slovakia. The baroque palaces and the beautiful shaded squares make the charm of Bratislava, which Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear.
DISCOVER: Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 4

KALOCSA

Join us on an excursion for both packages: The Puszta, including a horse show. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 5

BUDAPEST

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
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.
Join us for the optional excursion (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa.
In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 6

BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM

Once we arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7

VIENNA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Castle.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus(2) concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join us on an excursion(1) for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)

Day 8

VIENNA

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 08/24/2018
Arrival 08/31/2018
FROM $ 3,323 per person
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 08/31/2018
Arrival 09/07/2018
FROM $ 3,381 per person
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 09/07/2018
Arrival 09/14/2018
FROM $ 2,380 per person
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4
Departure 09/14/2018
Arrival 09/21/2018
FROM $ 2,380 per person
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4
Departure 09/21/2018
Arrival 09/28/2018
FROM $ 2,580 per person
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4
Departure 09/28/2018
Arrival 10/05/2018
FROM $ 3,409 per person
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 10/05/2018
Arrival 10/12/2018
FROM $ 2,380 per person
Ship : MS Beethoven Anchors : 4

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected, except for the concert of Viennese music - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses - the concert of Viennese music.

Shore Excursions

7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Melk Abbey Bratislava Puszta (half day) Budapest Traditional evening in Budapest Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace The Hofburg
Classic

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45

Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist Repu...

Duration 3h00

Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland that was regarded as the Wild West of Hungary in t...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the famous Chain Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fant...

Duration 4h00

Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the...

Duration 2h00

Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the ramparts that enclosed the city center and had this boulevard bui...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a...

Duration 3h00
7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Melk Abbey Hiking in Bratislava: the little Carpathians Puszta (half day) Budapest by bike Traditional evening in Budapest The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes The Hofburg
Discovery

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45

HIKING IN BRATISLAVA: THE LITTLE CARPATHIANS

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. Aft...

Duration 3h00

Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland that was regarded as the Wild West of Hungary in t...

Duration 4h00

BUDAPEST BY BIKE

From the ship, we'll set out to explore 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. We'll pass in front of the basilica, Liberty Squa...

Duration 2h00

Traditional evening in Budapest

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music. After this show, the...

Duration 2h00

The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes

Our guide will meet us at the ship, where we'll set off on foot for the subway station to discover the high art of Viennese living. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symphony, Vie...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a...

Duration 3h00

Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The first half of the concert will be devoted to Mozart c...

Duration 2h30

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Beethoven

3 Decks

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Optional excursion.

(2) 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.

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