Day 1: UK – Budapest
Embark your ship in Budapest. Tonight gather on board for a Welcome Dinner and then enjoy your evening entertainment in the lounge with Matt, Andy, Dead Mans Uke and Opera-lele
Day 2: Budapest
This morning join the optional excursion which takes you through the sweeping plains of Hungary to Lajosmizse. Here we visit a traditional stud farm and enjoy a tour of the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage, before watching a spectacular live Puszta horse show. In the afternoon we have time to explore Budapest. Make sure you visit some of the most prominent highlights of the city known as the ‘pearl of the Danube’. These include the 700-year-old Matthias Church, Parliament building – a magnificent example of neo-gothic architecture, and Buda Castle, which rises 48 metres above the river. We set sail in the late afternoon and cruise towards Bratislava.
Day 3: Bratislava
Today we arrive in Bratislava, the historic capital of Slovakia which is dominated by its castle. There’s also the unique suspension bridge, another key landmark, regarded as the building of the century when it opened in 1972. Join our optional guided tour to take in the main sights and experience the rich culture in and around the old town. We sail this evening towards Vienna.
Day 4: Vienna – Melk
We arrive into Vienna this morning, where there’s the opportunity to join our optional sight-seeing tour by coach, taking in the delights of Vienna, capital of Austria and birthplace of classical music. More than 150 grand palaces, over 27 baroque castles, impressive squares and striking monuments are just some of the key features of this magnificent city, whose historic centre is inscribed on the world heritage list. There’s some free time to explore Vienna at your leisure, before we return to the ship and set sail towards Melk.
Day 5: Melk
We arrive in the Austrian city of Melk, which is filled with cobbled streets and attractive buildings. It is also overlooked by one of the most splendid monastic houses in Austria – the Benedictine Abbey, which you can visit on our optional excursion. We continue cruising upriver to Passau.
Day 6: Passau – UK
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark our ship.
*Flights to Budapest & from Passau [Munich] are not included, please contact us if you require assistance booking flights
*Pre & Post Cruise extensions available please ask for details.