Welcome to Germany. Your suite ship is ready for boarding. Flights into Munich must arrive by 2pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5pm. Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board.
Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Follow your adventure host for hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River. Or, embark on a less-active experience instead which includes joining a guided city tour and learn more about the beautiful, “City of Three Rivers”. Before sailing to Linz. take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlogen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
Today, there is also an onboard introduction to photography with our Expert Brenda Tharp, world-class photographer.
Visit the adventure centre, the legendary and lovely Linz, for activities with your adventure host. Take a guided walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz-Austria’s largest medieval square and the towering white marble Trinity Colomn. Consider a full-day optional guided excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart, or to the picturesque bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Postlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.
Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire
the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town. Or, take a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoes ceilings, statue, incredible library and ornate pipe organ. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Durnstein.
Durnstein: A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins. Join a guided hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Or, join a guided walk and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the lionheart – who was imprisoned in the castle here during the Crusades. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
Explore Vienna’s Danube Island by bike with your adventure host, or explore the Habsurg empire with a morning guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex – the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join an optional guided excursion to Schonbrunn Palace – summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. Spend free time strolling on the pedestrian Karntnerstrasse – the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local cafe to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an optional excursion to attend a Royal
Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.
Austria is a natural beauty. Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take an optional guided excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area. During lunchtime, enjoy a short cruise to Bratislava, Slovakia. Follow your adventure host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, or take a guided city walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall and Martin’s Cathedral.
War heroes and hot water hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your adventure host, or enjoy a guided city sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of optional guided excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafes and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
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