Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany-stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. See Heroes’ Square, and all the famous sights that make this city come to life! Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive views of the Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral-a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Regensburg, before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.
Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure HostDay 3 Bratislava-Hainburg: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host; free time n HainburgDay 4 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure HostDay 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs. Excursion to Melk: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshopDay 6 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity ColumnDay 7 Passau: Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; choice of guided tour or; hike with your Adventure Host Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to PragueDay 9 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle groundsDay 10 Prague: Your vacation ends this morning