DAY 1: VIENNA
Boarding in Vienna in the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Tour of Vienna by nigh. Sailing during the night to Melk.
DAY 2: MELK
Full board on board. Excursion to the abbey of Melk. Created in 1089, it hosts Benedictine monks for more than 900 years. Its impressive library room has a remarkable marble room, and frescoes by Paul Troger, and stunning views on the Danube River. Cruise to Dürnstein, through the beautiful Wachau Valley. In the middle of the afternoon, arrival in Dürnstein. Discovery of this charming village with our accompanist. Situated at the foot of the ruins of the castle, famous for its legend of Richard Lion Heart. Return on board in the end of the afternoon. Cruise toward Bratislava.
DAY 3: BRATISLAVA
Full board on board. Excursion to the capital of Slovakia. The charm of Bratislava lies in its old city, with splendid baroque palaces, churches, and pleasant squares. Afternoon spend sailing to Kalocsa.
DAY 4: KALOCSA
Full board on board. Excursion to the Puzsta, including a horse show. Also named the Great Plain, in the 19th century, this huge grassland was considered the wild west of Hungary. Afternoon spend sailing to Budapest, the “pearl of the Danube”. Arrival during the night.
DAY 5: BUDAPEST
Full board on board. Free day in Budapest or guided tour of the city. Separated by the Danube River, Buda, cultural and ancient town, and Pest, popular and lively part of the capital, the two parts are joined by nine bridges, including the famous Bridge of Chains. Free afternoon. Traditional show in Budapest. Sailing during the night to Esztergom.
DAY 6: BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM
Full board on board. Free time in Esztergom, one of the most ancient Hungarian town, dominated by its basilica, the biggest one of central Europe. Afternoon spend sailing to Vienna. Gala evening. Sailing during the night.
DAY 7: VIENNA
Full board on board. Guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace. Guided tour of the Hofburg Palace, former residence of the Habsburgs during six centuries. Possibility to attend a concert of Viennese music (optional and subject to availability).Overnight.
DAY 8: VIENNA
Buffet breakfast on board and disembark. End of our services.
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Beethoven or MS Vivaldi
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