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Enchanting Danube
(Budapest to Passau)

8 days with Uniworld  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Budapest
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2 – Budapest
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Budapest bike tour

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest on a panoramic tour. Or do as the locals do, riding the metro to an indoor market, enjoying refreshments at a coffee house, and visiting a public garden and the National Museum. Or, take in the sights on a guided bike tour. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 – Cruising the Danube River, Bratislava
FEATURED EXCURSION: Bratislava walking discovery tour

Enjoy a day of leisure onboard as your ship cruises the scenic Danube Bend and navigates a series of locks. Then explore Slovakia’s capital city, a thriving commercial center with a village-like atmosphere and a fascinating mosaic of architectural styles.

Day 4 – Vienna
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Winter Palace of Prince Eugene visit OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

Discover Vienna’s architectural treasures on a panoramic city tour. Explore the magnificent Winter Palace and stroll back to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. As an alternative, opt for our “Do as the Locals Do” tour highlighting Viennese essentials such as coffee, sausages, wine, music and public transportation.

Day 5 – Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Dürnstein “Village Day” with choice of exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit and tasting OR exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride, and Melk Abbey with library visit

Take a guided tour of the charming village of Dürnstein, then opt for either a wine tasting or a workshop about saffron. Cruise the scenic, UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley to Melk, or bike there with an expert guide. Explore Melk’s 900-year-old abbey, home to the famous library that inspired the novel The Name of the Rose.

Day 6 – Linz (Salzburg or Linz)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day Salzburg OR Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit

In UNESCO-designated Salzburg, you’ll see Mozart’s former home and the garden where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. If you prefer, head to nearby Linz for a tour that stops for coffee and Linzer torte, then visit a local farm and sample another delicious treat—hard cider, a specialty of the region.

Note: Lunch is not offered with the full day excursion to Salzburg.

Day 7 – Passau
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Passau walking discovery tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River OR exclusive guided “Go Active” hike along the river Ilz

Passau is a quintessential medieval town that's delightful to explore on foot. Inside St. Stephan’s Cathedral, you’ll have a rare opportunity to hear a concert played on Europe’s largest pipe organ. Or, take a guided bike ride or a hike with an expert naturalist. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. 

Note: The organ concert is only available May 1 – Oct. 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organized before and after these dates.

Day 8 – Depart Passau
Disembark in Passau and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Prague.

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All This Included

Experience a cultural tasting menu on a cruise showcasing Europe’s longest river.

The mighty Danube has cast its spell on poets, composers and artists for many centuries—now it’s your turn to be inspired as you journey along its considerable length. Discover extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites in Budapest and Vienna. Experience the many delights of Salzburg, as well as the charming village of Dürnstein and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Stroll through the Old Town of Linz, explore the beautiful countryside, and enjoy a close-up view of the river on an exhilarating bike ride along its tranquil shores. All along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from a saffron workshop in the spectacular Wachau Valley to a tasting of organically grown Rieslings.

The Monarch Collection (select sailings)

Gain exclusive “insider access” to Europe’s rich aristocratic heritage on this all-inclusive Danube cruise. Sip cocktails with an Austrian princess at a private reception at her castle. Go behind the scenes at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School, home to the dazzling white Lipizzaner stallions. Delight in a concert pairing the musical genius of Mozart and Strauss with classic Bel Canto arias, and learn how to do the Viennese waltz at an opulent palais dating back to 1872.

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the majestic S.S. Maria Theresa
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Austria’s History in the Context of the House of Habsburg, a European Dynasty"
  • Exclusive Monarch Collection on select summer departures
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard S.S. Maria Theresa
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Itineraries and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
  • 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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