Rendez-vous in Strasbourg, (river mooring, 3 bis rue du Havre). Transfer to Strasbourg/Entzheim airport. Special charter flight(2) to Budapest. At your arrival, panoramic tour of Budapest by coach. Boarding in Budapest and settling into your cabin. Presentation of the crew. Welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Optional traditional evening in Budapest.
Breakfast on board followed by departure for the optional guided tour of Budapest***, the belle époque city par excellence, the incarnation of the sharp contrast between twin cities divided by the Danube and united since 1872. You will discover: haughty Buda with its winding streets, its Baroque palaces, its Turkish bath establishments and its royal palace. And bustling Pest, which offers a proud mixture of architectural styles. Return on board for lunch. Departure on cruise at 1.00pm for Bratislava. Dinner and an evening's entertainment on board.
Arrival in Bratislava at 7.00am and breakfast on board. At around 8.30am, departure for the optional guided tour of Bratislava**. Dominated in the north by the slopes of the southern point of the Small Carpathians, bathed by the Danube, Bratislava occupies a privileged geographical site. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. Back on board for lunch and departure of the cruise toward Vienna. Arrival in Vienna in the evening. Dinner on board and free evening or optional tour to Vienna by night.
Breakfast on board. Free morning in Vienna or optional visit to the Schoenbrunn castle**, summer residence of the imperial family and part of Vienna***, imperial city and cradle of music. Back to the boat for lunch. Free afternoon in Vienna or optional visit to the Hofburg, the Habsburg Palace houses the sumptuous imperial apartments. Return on board for dinner and departure of the boat at around midnight toward Dürnstein.
Breakfast on board and arrival of the boat in Dürnstein* at around 8h, which you will explore with your hostess. The town, steeped in the legend of Richard the Lionheart, contains an astonishing abbey, dazzling with light blue and white, which has one of the most beautiful Baroque bell towers in all Austria. Back on board for lunch and departure toward Melk. Crossing of the wonderful Wachau where Gothic ruins alternate with picturesque villages. The mildness of the climate here is conducive to wine and apricot production. Arrival in Melk in the middle of the afternoon. Optional guided tour to the benedictine abbey of Melk**. You will get the chance to admire the Baroque marble hall, library and abbey church. Back on board, dinner, overnight stop.
Departure of the boat early in the morning. Breakfast during the cruise. Sailing on the Strudengau feared in the past for its whirlpools and arrival at Grein early in the the morning. Grein, a town dominated by its 15th century castle, is a jewel which conceals a curious feature: the smallest Rococo theatre still operating. Free time to discover the town at your own pace. Back on board for dinner and departure on cruise for Linz. Arrival in Linz in mid-afternoon and departure for the optional tour to the Baroque monastery of Saint Florian** where the composer Bruckner used to be a choirboy. Tour to the basilica, the library and the marble hall. Back to the boat for dinner and gala evening. Departure of the boat toward Passau at the end of the evening.
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation and discover Passau** with your guide. Lunch in Passau. Around 3.00pm, departure by coach to Strasbourg. Arrival around 8.00pm to the river mooring, 3 bis rue du Havre. End of our journey.
You can also book reverse itinerary, please check ref. PBD
DRINKS INCLUDED with on board meals
wine, water, beer, fruit juice, 1 coffee
Full discovery of Austria:
Calling at Linz, Grein, Melk, Dürnstein and Vienne
Crossing of the Nibelungengau, Strudengau and Wachau, one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube
Discover three wonderful capitals(1):
Vienne, Bratislava and Budapest.
Special flight(2) Strasbourg/Budapest and transfer by coach Passau/Strasbourg included.
Special charter flight(2) Strasbourg/Budapest - the transfer(2) from the airport to the boat in Budapest - coach transfer(2) Passau/Strasbourg - the cruise on full board from lunch on the first day to lunch on the final day - the drinks included in our price are the water, the wine, the beer, the fruit juices and one coffee served by CroisiEurope during the meals on board only - accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC - the welcome cocktail - entertainment on board - the gala evening - the assistance of our hostess on board - the insurance for medical repatriation - port taxes.
The drinks served in the bar, those on the wine list and the drinks at meals served during excursions or transfers - the insurance cancellation/luggages - the optional excursions (book and pay on board or at the travel agent) - airport taxes - personal expenses.
Valid national identity card or passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.