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Danube Reflections 2018
(Westbound)

12 days with Tauck  Rating: Deluxe

Tauck Offers for this River Cruise


  • Receive one pre-or post-tour hotel night on this trip. Expires May 27. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Single travelers pay no supplement on river cruises in Category 1 cabins. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Single travelers receive $1,000 per person off the single supplement of select river cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here for eligible departures.

Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some offers are not combinable.

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Vienna & a night at a palace
Tour begins: 5:30 PM, Vienna, Austria. A transfer is included from Vienna International Airport or the Vienna Westbahnof train station to the Grand Hotel Wien, your five-star luxury hotel in the heart of the city. Settle in, then join us at a Viennese palace for a festive evening of cocktails and dining followed by a concert; the sumptuous surroundings of the Palais Pallavicini (built in 1784) with its ornate decor and magnificent state rooms will transport you to another time – in fact, the palace facade is famous in another cultural reference... as the location of Harry Lime’s apartment in Orson Welles’ classic film The Third Man. (D)

Day 2 A day in Imperial Vienna
Begin the day with a tour of the city’s fabulous landmarks, then take your choice of awe-inspiring museum tours: visit the Belvedere, an opulent 18th-century palace and former residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, housing masterpieces from the Medieval to Art Nouveau and Modern (including works by Gustav Klimt and Egon Shiele); the Kunsthistoriches (Fine Arts Museum), founded by the Habsburgs in the 19th Century to exhibit their vast, eclectic art collection – the museum is a work of art itself; or the House of Music (Haus der Musik), featuring imaginative interactive exhibits on famous composers (where you can actually “conduct” the Vienna Philharmonic). The afternoon and evening are free for you to dine and explore on your own. (B)

Day 3 The Vienna Woods & Vienna sights
Depart your hotel for an excursion to the Vienna Woods, the vast forest park on the city outskirts that inspired Strauss’s “Tales,” now a green retreat where Viennese go to escape the urban bustle, and immerse themselves in nature and traditional culture... which includes drinking and dining at the area’s vineyards. Many of the wineries have cozy taverns (heurigers) attached to them where regional delicacies are served, Viennese music is played, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Indulge in the pleasures of a heuriger lunch in the woods, like a Viennese native, then head back to the city to board your riverboat. Join the crew this evening for a welcome reception and dinner as the ship departs for Bratislava, with entertainment by a Slovak musical troupe. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Choices in & around Bratislava
Take a walking tour of the city’s cobblestoned, vehicle-free historic center; medieval, Baroque and modern architecture mix in this visually intriguing city as you visit sites that include the 13th-century Old Town Hall, Baroque Habsburg-era palaces, the Opera House, Slovak Philharmonic Hall, Michael’s Gate, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the Primate’s Palace where you’ll view rare 17th-century British tapestries. Your day in Bratislava ends with free time to explore on your own. Or, take an excursion to the countryside, lush with vineyards, for a wine-tasting and a visit to Cerveny Kamen Castle. Dating back to the 13th century, "The Red Stone Castle" is one of the best-preserved castles in Slovakia, boasting historical furnishings and artwork. Prior to our departure this afternoon, our local expert offers inside information and anecdotes on Bratislava. Slovakia's capital. Back aboard ship, lunch and settle in for an afternoon at leisure before the riverboat sails for Krems, Austria. (B, L, D)
Tour ends Prague, Czech Republic. Fly home anytime. Transfers are included from InterContinental Prague to Vaclav Havel International Airport or the Prague Hlavni Nadrazi Train Station. You should allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in. (B)
Tour Map
All This Included
There are no beaten paths when your road is the Blue Danube. Begin (where else?) in Vienna with an idyll in the Viennese Woods, followed by a sumptuous evening of champagne, dining and music at a Vienna palace. Spend two nights in the heart of the city at the Grand Hotel Wien, a palatial landmark hotel. From here your riverboat journey unfolds like a dream: dramatic river landscapes, fairy-tale castles, Roman ruins, and romantic villages... the epicurean delights of Wachau Valley, wine tastings, a private lunch at a Cesky Krumlov castle... a mountaintop abbey drenched in lavish Baroque art... a mad count’s romantic vision of a medieval castle, and the quirky, eclectic charm of Bratislava. Arrive in medieval Regensburg, Germany, then overland to Prague, an enchanting city of castles and spires, and stunning architectural wonders, where your five-star hotel is in the heart of it all beside the Vltava, a river with its own romantic reflections.
  • Gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
  • All private Tauck shore excursions – $2,581 Value!
  • Tauck Exclusive – private Imperial Evening at a private Vienna palace with dinner and Viennese performers
  • Tauck Exclusive – lunch at a traditional winery-tavern in the Viennese Woods
  • Tauck Exclusive – a lecture on Bratislava by a local expert 
  • Two nights in the heart of Vienna at a historic 5-star hotel.
  • Two nights in the heart of Prague experiencing modern luxury at a hotel overlooking the Vltava River
  • Dining in a medieval castle in the Czech Republic
  • Wine-tasting event at the village of Weissenkirchen, in Austrian wine country
  • Choice in Vienna of world-class art museums, including the Haus der Musik, Kunsthistorisches, and Belvedere Palace
  • A visit to Munich that includes the BMW Museum, Marienplatz and more
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • Airport and train station transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 27 meals, beer and wine with lunch and dinner on the riverboat; service charges, taxes, porterage, and applicable fuel surcharges
Accommodations on this Tour
Vienna: Grand Hotel Wien
Cruising: Cabin onboard ms Savor
Prague: InterContinental Prague
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice. Museums and attractions may be subject to closure due to state, local or religious holidays.
  • This cruise includes a fair amount of walking in each city.
  • 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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