2020 - The Blue Danube From Budapest

The Blue Danube - 8 Days / 7 Nights - From Budapest and Back

Tour Highlights

The storied Danube is one of the world's most beautiful and historic rivers. Travel serenely through the heart of three national capital cities: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Scenic wonders and fascinating historical sights await at every turn: from imposing castles, mighty fortresses, exquisite Baroque churches and quiet abbeys to luxurious palaces, elegant gardens and the most wonderfully preserved medieval towns and villages

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Discover the home city of the former Hapsburg Emperors and the likes of Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and the Strausses on a sightseeing tour of Vienna.
  • Enjoy the remarkable 11th-century Benedictine monastery in Melk, with its 200m long Emperor's Gallery.
  • Visit Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, having been shipwrecked on his return from the Crusades.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Vienna
  • Baroque Bratislava
  • Scenic Wachau, Austria's premier wine region
  • Melk Abbey, central Europe's most spectacular monastery
  • Medieval Dürnstein
  • Linz or optional drive to Salzburg
  • Esztergom Basilica
  • Budapest, Pearl of the Danube

    Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners, including welcome dinner and 'Captain's Dinner.' Packed lunches offered when enjoying full-day land tours.

    Ship - 7 Nights

  • MS Emily Bronte, MS Thomas Hardy, MS Oscar Wilde, MS Robert Burns, MS William Wordsworth or MS Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Call (330) 264-5554 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14720506

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2020
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1BudapestDay 1: EMBARK IN BUDAPEST
    Arrive in Budapest and board your floating hotel in the afternoon; your suite will be ready by 5:00. Settle into your well-equipped cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship. Enjoy dinner in the stylish restaurant on board. (D)
    Day 2EsztergomDay 2: ESZTERGOM
    Cruise to Esztergom, Hungary's capital during medieval times. Enjoy a ride on a land train to Esztergom's renowned Renaissance Basilica, followed by a guided tour of this wonderful building, boasting one the world's largest altars. Return to the ship to enjoy lunch on board as you depart Esztergom. View the landscape, towns, and villages of Hungary and Slovakia on either bank before dinner. (B, L, D)
    Day 3BratislavaDay 3: BRATISLAVA
    Explore Slovakia's capital city, Bratislava, and see its atmospheric 17th-century fortress on a guided tour aboard a land train, followed by a walking tour of its Baroque Old Town. See the 17th century- fortress commanding expansive views across the Danube. This afternoon you cruise into Lower Austria and Wachau, a bucolic region home to some of the country's best wines. (B, L, D)
    Day 4Durnstein & MelkDay 4: DURNSTEIN & MELK
    Arrive in picturesque Dürnstein for a guided tour. You'll see the baroque tower dominating the river, where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. After lunch, make a guided visit to the remarkable monastery at Melk, originally founded in 1089. View the Emperor's Gallery lined with portraits of Austrian emperors and its large library containing a unique medieval collection of manuscripts. Dine this evening as you cruise through the pretty Nibelungengau, immortalized in the music of Wagner. (B, L, D)
    Day 5Linz or SalzburgDay 5: LINZ OR SALZBURG
    Take a coach drive through the beautiful Austrian landscape to Salzburg, overlooked by its huge Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take a guided walking tour through its timeless architecture and history as captured in the Sound of Music film classic. OR, if you would like to stay closer to the ship, take a guided walking tour of the Old Town of Linz. (Please note lunch is not included onboard on this full day excursion to Salzburg; however, the ship will offer a packed lunch.) Return to the ship for dinner on board. (B, L, D)
    Day 6ViennaDay 6: VIENNA
    Arrive in Vienna, one of Europe's great capitals and cultural centers, home to fine music, sumptuous baroque palaces, grand boulevards, and charming architecture. Start with a guided tour down the architectural wonders of the famous Ringstrasse before walking through the royal court and gardens of the Hofburg, home of the Habsburg Empire. In the afternoon, you are free to explore as you wish or enjoy a coffee and a slice of delicious sachertorte in one of the renowned cafés. You may also choose to visit the Spanish Riding School (payable locally). After dinner, you will experience a once-in-a-lifetime private Viennese string quartet recital on board. (B, L, D)
    Day 7BudapestDay 7: BUDAPEST
    Cruise along Hungary's peaceful pastoral landscape to Budapest, spending a leisurely morning on the Sun Deck to view the scenic Danube Bend. After lunch, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city known as the 'Pearl of the Danube.' Take a guided journey through the cities of Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. Stop at Heroes Square, see the Parliament Building then cross over to the Buda side and visit Fisherman's Bastion's area with free time to explore. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner. (B, L, D)
    Day 8BudapestDay 8: DISEMBARK IN BUDAPEST
    Your vacation ends after breakfast. After checking out of your cabin by 9 am, you are welcome to stay on board for the morning. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/03/2020$1,559.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    04/10/2020$1,729.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    04/17/2020$2,079.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    04/24/2020$2,249.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    05/09/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    05/16/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    05/23/2020$2,559.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    05/30/2020$2,769.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    06/06/2020$2,939.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    06/13/2020$2,939.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    06/20/2020$2,939.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    06/27/2020$2,769.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    07/02/2020$2,599.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    07/09/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    07/16/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    07/23/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    07/30/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    08/06/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    08/13/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    08/20/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    08/27/2020$2,769.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    09/03/2020$3,119.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    09/10/2020$3,119.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    09/17/2020$3,119.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    09/28/2020$2,939.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    10/05/2020$2,599.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    10/12/2020$2,419.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    10/19/2020$2,079.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    10/23/2020$1,559.00* (USD) / 8 Days from Budapest to Budapest Quote
    Disclaimer
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    • 2020 - The Blue Danube From Budapest

      From $1,559.00 (USD)

      Tour HighlightsThe storied Danube is one of the world's most beautiful and historic rivers. Travel serenely through the heart of three national capital cities: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

     
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