Danube Delight: A River Cruise Through Germany, Austria, and Hungary
Experience the rich history and stunning scenery of Germany, Austria, and Hungary on this 8-day river cruise. In Regensburg, explore the well-preserved medieval town and its highlights such as St. Peter's Cathedral and the Old Stone Bridge. Take a ferryboat ride to marvel at the dramatic scenery of the Danube Narrows and visit Weltenburg Abbey. In Passau, wander through the traditional patrician houses of Old Town and see the New Bishop's Residence and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Then, travel to the picturesque town of Krems and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau Valley. Finally, end your journey in Vienna and Budapest, admiring their stunning architecture and rich cultural heritage.
Countries: Germany, Austria, and Hungary
Transfer from airport to ship, free time to explore Regensburg
Walking tour of Regensburg, visit Weltenburg Abbey or optional excursions to explore brauhaus culture or Nuremberg
Guided walk through Passau's Old Town, optional excursion to Salzburg
Leisurely cruise through Wachau Valley, visit Göttweig abbey, continue cruising to Vienna
Tour of Vienna, optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace or Heurigen celebration
Optional excursions including panoramic bike tour or visit to Bratislava, scenic cruising to Budapest
Panoramic city tour of Budapest, visit Matthias Church and Fishermen's Bastion, optional excursions
Disembark and proceed to airport for return flight or extend trip with 2 additional nights in Budapest
This well-preserved medieval town boasts numerous 13th- and 14th-century church spires, towers, and patrician houses. Some of the highlights include the Old Stone Bridge, St. Peter's Cathedral, and idyllic courtyards.
This town is located at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers. The guided walking tour takes you through Old Town, past traditional patrician houses, and highlights include the New Bishop's Residence and St. Stephen's Cathedral.
As the Austrian capital, Vienna is known for its stunning baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Hofburg Palace. Other popular sights include the Ringstrasse, Schönbrunn Palace, and the Grinzing district.
The vibrant capital of Hungary, Budapest, is divided by the Danube River. The panoramic city tour takes you through both the modern Pest side and the historic Buda Castle District, with landmarks such as Andrássy Avenue, Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion, and the Hungarian Parliament building.
In addition to the highlights mentioned above, you can also take a ferryboat ride to marvel at the 400-foot chalk cliffs and dramatic scenery of the Danube Narrows. You will also have the opportunity to visit Weltenburg Abbey, famous for its dark ale brewed by monks since 1050.
This picturesque town is located in the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and features many attractive riverside towns and castle ruins. You can also visit the Benedictine abbey of Göttweig, known for its splendid ceiling fresco and baroque architecture.
You have another day in Vienna to explore the city further, with optional excursions such as a panoramic bike tour, a visit to the local Farmers' Market with a local chef, or a trip to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.
You will disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight, or you can extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Budapest to explore the bustling Hungarian capital further.