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The Pearls of the Danube

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Boarding in the afternoon in Linz. Departure on cruise to Vienna in the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner and evening on board.
Early in the morning, arrival in Vienna. Full board on board. Visit to Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the imperial family and part of Vienna, imperial city and cradle of music. In the afternoon, visit to the Hofburg Palace, with its sumptuous imperial apartments and the crown jewels in its Imperial Treasury. In the evening, tour of Vienna by night. Sailing by night to Budapest.
Full board on board. Morning spend sailing. In the afternoon, guided tour of Budapest, a two-thousand-year-old city. Budapest, “the belle époque city par excellence”, is the incarnation of the sharp contrast between twin cities divided by the Danube, yet united since 1872. Evening of "operetta music" on board. Overnight.
DAY 4: BUDAPEST, the Puszta
Full board on board. Excursion to the Puszta (without lunch). Also called the Great Plain, in the 19th century, this vast prairie was the wild west of Hungary, and immense herds of livestock grazed here under the watchful eye of cowboys. Departure of the boat in the end of the evening. 
Full board on board. Morning spend sailing to Bratislava. In the afternoon, guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city with splendid baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. Continuation cruising toward Durnstein. Gala evening. Sailing during the night.
Full board on board. Discovery of Dürnstein with our accompanist. The town is famous for King Richard the Lionhearted legend and its abbey, glittering in light blue and white, which has one of the most beautiful baroque bell towers in all of Austria. Continuation sailing toward Melk through the wonderful Wachau Valley, where Gothic ruins alternate with picturesque villages. In the afternoon, arrival in Melk and guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Continuation of the cruise toward Linz.
Arrival early in the morning in Linz. Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark in the morning. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Discover wonderful capitals
  • Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava
  • Legendary places such as:
  • The Schönbrunn Palace
  • The Hofburg Palace
  • The Abbey of Melk
  • The Puszta, the wild west of Hungary
  • “Operetta music” evening on board
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. 
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine 
  • Farewell Gala dinner 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use Shore excursions with wireless audio system 
  • Port Talk 
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Modigliani
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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