VIENNA - MELK - DÜRNSTEIN - BRATISLAVA - KALOCSA - BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM - VIENNA
Relaxing hiking and stunning scenery: embark on an incredible cruise along the Danube. From Austria via Hungary to Slovakia, discover breathtaking views and stroll through places earmarked in history such as Aggstein Castle, Devinska Kobyma Nature Reserve or the Fortress of Visegrad.
*Price based on double occupancy
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D8 - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - the excursions mentioned in the program except concert of Viennese music - transfers specified in the itinerary - visits and / or hikes as detailed in the program - the services of a qualified guide - onboard entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.
Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - the optional viennese concert (to be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - airport taxes - personal expenses.
Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
Hiking: Level 2 (on a scale of 1 (easy) to 5 (difficult))
The hikes proposed as part of this cruise program include half-day trips including 2-3 hour hikes or full-day trips with up to 5 hours of hiking, and include varying degrees of ascents and/or descents (approximately 150 m to 400 m). As you hike, you will have the chance to see the natural and cultural sites which form an integral part of the cruise program up close.
The durations given in the program itineraries are for guidance purposes only and do not include stops.
No athletic training is necessary for these hikes, but you should be in good shape and well-rested to fully enjoy this cruise.
You'll need to bring a backpack (max 1,830 cubic inches) to carry the things you'll need for the hike. Your backpack should easily hold a sweater, raincoat, picnic, bottle of water and sunscreen.
So that you'll be comfortable and enjoy your hike, make sure that you choose a good backpack. We recommend a backpack that is well-made and of the appropriate size, with padded straps, and made of strong fabric that is waterproof.
You must carry all materials for your hike yourself, as no porter services are provided.
You should bring a pair of good-fitting, comfortable shoes. It is best that you use these shoes prior to leaving for your cruise. It is important that you be comfortable in them.
Regardless of the level of difficulty of the hike, your shoes should have a good quality, well sewn-on and non-slip sole for wet or uneven terrain. It is best to choose shoes that provide ankle support and that have shock-absorbing soles to prevent injury to ankles, and back and joint problems.
You'll be well-prepared for your hike with these essentials:
appropriate base layers with the correct degree of thickness and warmth appropriate for the type of hikes planned
lightweight pants that dry quickly
a fleece or wool sweater
a rain pancho or raincoat
Hat or cap
lightweight gloves can be welcome items in early and late season
You should consider bringing the following items:
any personal first aid items or medication (see below)
a water bottle
telescoping hiking poles if you are used to using them (recommend for the Douro and Croatia cruises)
Medication and first aid items
Please note that our group leaders always carry a first aid kit on all our hikes.
However, it is essential that you bring your own personal first aid kit, the contents of which will vary according to the destination, but which should contain at least the following items:
"second skin” blister treatment bandages
analgesics or pain relievers
mosquito repellent if necessary
eye drops or antiseptic eye lotion
Remember to include any personal or prescription medication that you are currently taking or that you might need.