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2018 2019
FROM $ 2,594 per person

The Pearls of the Danube

7 Days - PAV_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

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

Cruise from Austria to Germany via Hungary and Slovakia. You will discover the historical and cultural treasures of the great capitals along the majestic Danube, from the famous scenes of the Vienna Konzerthaus to the Baroque palaces of Bratislava. Marvel at the vast plains of the traditional Puszta or hike through the small Carpathians to the ruins of Devin Castle. Tremendous landscapes and monuments with undeniable charm will be waiting for you.

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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

  • Contrasting features along the Danube from traditional landscapes and the Hungarian steppe to the luxurious architecture of the big cities
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Vienna and the heritage of the House of Habsburg
    • Bratislava and its unique charm
    • Budapest, 2000 years of history
    • Melk Abbey, a true wonder of baroque architecture
    • The wild Puzsta plain

Cruise

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 on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of Vienna by night.
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 (lunch not included) 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 8:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

START IN 2018
Departure 07/28/2018
Arrival 08/03/2018
FROM $ 3,145 per person
Ship : MS Modigliani Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 09/14/2018
Arrival 09/20/2018
FROM $ 3,352 per person
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 09/17/2018
Arrival 09/23/2018
FROM $ 3,795 per person
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 10/15/2018
Arrival 10/21/2018
FROM $ 2,594 per person
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5

* 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 (excluding lunch on D4) - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - 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 - lunch on D4 - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes The Hofburg Vienna by night Budapest by bike Puszta (day-trip - lunch included) Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians Melk Abbey
Discovery

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

Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. We'll take the famous Ring which encircles historic...

Duration 2h00

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

Full day in the Puszta

Departure by coach in the company of your guides to Lajosmisze and the Puszta. Riding aboard a charabanc - a traditional horse-drawn carriage with wooden benches - you'll be amazed by the wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna of the Puszta. In a...

Duration 7h30

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

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
7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Schoenbrunn Palace and Vienna The Hofburg Vienna by night Budapest Puszta (day-trip - lunch included) Bratislava Melk Abbey
Classic

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

Guided tour of Vienna by night

Discover Vienna by night with a panoramic coach tour. This two-thousand-year-old city is a true open-air museum. Vienna embodies Romanticism through its powerful architecture and numerous monuments. We'll take the famous Ring which encircles historic...

Duration 2h00

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

Full day in the Puszta

Departure by coach in the company of your guides to Lajosmisze and the Puszta. Riding aboard a charabanc - a traditional horse-drawn carriage with wooden benches - you'll be amazed by the wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna of the Puszta. In a...

Duration 7h30

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

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

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Vivaldi

3 Decks

MS Modigliani

2 Decks

MS L'Europe

3 Decks

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.

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