Enchanting Danube River Vienna palace gardens

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.

Day 1 – Munich, transfer to Passau (embark)

Arrive at Munich Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Passau.

Day 2 – Passau, cruising the Danube River

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 Welcome 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 3 – 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 4 – Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

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

Explore Melk’s 900-year-old abbey, home to the famous library that inspired The Name of the Rose. Cruise the spectacular UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley to the village of Dürnstein or bike there with an expert guide. Enjoy a guided tour of Dürnstein and a choice of activities—an organic wine tasting or a workshop about saffron.

Day 5 – 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 6 – Vienna (Bratislava)

FEATURED EXCURSION: Bratislava walking discovery tour

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

Day 7 – 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 with 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 Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 8 – Budapest (disembark)

Disembark the ship in Budapest and transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in charming Budapest.