Enchanting Danube River Cruise & Tour

From $2499 (was $2749)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

14 Days

Includes all meals on cruise
Passport Required

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Introduction

Cruise the scenic Danube river past the breathtaking Austrian and Hungarian countryside. Visit enchanting towns, exquisite castles, grand cathedrals, and more. Your river cruise tour concludes with a tour through Prague and a drive along Germany’s Romantic Road.

Trip includes

  • 7-night River Cruise: aboard CroisiEurope's ms Beethoven

  • 5-night Land Tour: with hotels based twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.

  • Meals & Beverages: Daily breakfast and select meals on the land portion. All meals and select drinks while on the cruise.

  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed. 

  • Service: A professionally trained tour director who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

Activity Level

Easy Going Activity Level
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Trip Highlights

  • Explore five European countries
  • Discover the highlights of Vienna, including the grand Hofburg Palace
  • Tour Prague, Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, and Munich
  • Drive along the breathtaking Romantic Road
  • Stop in Melk, home to a magnificent 11th century baroque-style Benedictine Abbey

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Enchanting Danube River Cruise & Tour

Tours Starts: Vienna, Austria

Tours Ends: Munich, Germany

Day 1

Depart for Vienna

Overnight in flight

Day 2

Arrive in Vienna

If you purchased airline tickets from YMT, a representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. This evening, relax on your own, then get to know your fellow travelers over the included welcome dinner at your hotel to learn about the days ahead. (D)

Hotel Gabriel or similar

Day 3

Vienna City Tour and Embarkation (6:00 PM)

Today promises unforgettable experiences. Take a morning city tour of Vienna, one of Europe’s most dynamic capitals. Enjoy the guided tour from the comfort of your coach, with time for photo stops and a short walking tour. See the State Opera House, the Parliament Building, City Hall, Belvedere Palace, the museum cultural district, and Ringstrasse Boulevard. After exploring Vienna, you will embark on Croisi’s ms Beethoven, your refined home for the next week. A fundamentally French cruise line, Croisi’s classic cuisine and polished service provide an unforgettable onboard experience. (B)

Day 4

Melk and Dürnstein

The first stop on the Danube is in the lovely town of Melk. Famous for its towering baroque Melk Abbey, an 11th-century Benedictine abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the Danube with a spectacular view, Melk’s Old Town is full of a variety of historic buildings, nearly all of which boast stunning river views. Next, continue to Dürnstein via the picturesque Wachau Valley. This beloved small town is known for its ancient medieval Dürnstein castle, and exquisite wines.

Day 5

Bratislava

Today’s itinerary takes you to Slovakia’s beautiful riverside city of Bratislava. Explore the ancient palaces and stunningly colorful Old Town of this forest-ringed capital. Bordered by the Small Carpathia mountains and beautiful lowland vineyards, Bratislava is one of Europe’s most appealing destinations.

Day 6

Kalocsa

One of Hungary’s oldest towns, Kalocsa is a major religious center for the Roman Catholic church, and is home to a stunning cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. In addition, the town is known throughout Europe for producing vast quantities of sweet paprika (there’s even a Paprika Musem!), and for its stunningly intricate embroidery, designed and created by hand by local craftspeople.

Day 7

Budapest

Today, enjoy Budapest at your leisure, Hungary’s history-rich capital city. Budapest was once two distinct cities on opposite sides of the Danube— Buda, on one bank, was characterized by rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape, offered a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.

Day 8

Esztergom

Sail to Esztergom and enjoy more free time in this ancient city. Inhabited since the Ice Age, Esztergom is brimming with history. Highlights include Hungary’s largest church, the Esztergom Basilica, the baroque buildings of Széchenyi square, and Esztergom’s wide variety of museums and galleries. Prepare for a glamorous time back on the ship—tonight is your gala dinner and evening.

Day 9

Vienna

One of history’s greatest cities, Vienna’s impact on world’s music and culture could not be overstated. There is still ample evidence of the role it played as the grand setting for classical performances by hometown heroes Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms. It is home to opulent palaces like the Hofburg, the stunning Vienna State Opera House, and numerous museums where you can learn about music, art, history, dance, the Habsburgs, and of course Sigmund Freud, the Vienna-based neurologist whose controversial insights into human psychology became infamous.

Day 10

Disembarkation in Vienna (9:00 AM) and Cesky Krumlov

After breakfast, disembark the ship and travel through the scenic Czech countryside, stopping for lunch and a guided walking tour of the picturesque town of Cesky Krumlov, the Pearl of Bohemia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beer lovers should try a pint of the local Eggenberg. We continue to your hotel in Prague this evening.

Hotel International or similar

Day 11

Prague City Tour

Founded in the 7th century, Prague played a major part in the Protestant reformation, the Holy Roman empire, the Austro-Hungarian empire, both World Wars, and the Hapsburg Dynasty. On today's morning walking tour, you’ll see castles, grand cathedrals, ancient bridges, and Prague’s historic center, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. (B)

Hotel International or similar

Day 12

Nuremberg and Rothenburg o.d. Tauber

Travel through Nuremberg with time for lunch on your own before arriving in Rothenburg o.d Tauber. This enchanting medieval town in the heart of Germany’s Franconia is fully preserved and part of the Romantic Road. Enjoy a 2-hour city tour and the rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Hotel Akzent Schranne or similar

Day 13

Dinkelsbühl to Munich via the Romantic Road

Continue down the Romantic Road to Dinkelsbühl, a lovely, quintessentially German town. Take a short guided walk to the city center, where you will see the towering St. Georg’s Minster before enjoying free time for lunch. From there, travel to Munich, known for its hearty German cuisine, beer specialties and the original Oktoberfest; it also has a vibrant art scene and beautifully preserved architecture. Tonight, sit down with your fellow travelers again for a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Hotel Feringapark, Unterföhring or similar

Day 14

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Porthole Cabin

AMMENITIES

  • TV
  • Telephone (for internal calls only)
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Towels
  • Safe
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Electricity 220V
  • Wi-Fi
Please note that there is no laundry service on board the ship.

Picture Window Cabin

AMMENITIES

  • TV
  • Telephone (for internal calls only)
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Towels
  • Safe
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Electricity 220V
  • Wi-Fi
Please note that there is no laundry service on board the ship.

French Balcony Cabin

AMMENITIES

  • TV
  • Telephone (for internal calls only)
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet
  • Towels
  • Safe
  • Independent air-conditioning
  • Electricity 220V
  • Wi-Fi
Please note that there is no laundry service on board the ship.

CroisiEurope Beethoven Deck Plans

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