Experience unmatched views on a European river cruise from the Danube Delta through the Balkans, Austria, and Germany. Begin your European vacation your way with two nights in Munich before your cruise. You’ll enjoy a full-day guided tour to Neuschwanstein Castle—home of King Ludwig, and plenty of free time to explore the Munich before your cruise.
Embark from the “City of Three Rivers” in Passau, Austria, and sail to the lovely city of Linz for guided sightseeing. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems. You may choose to enjoy a wine tasting with a Wine World Experience to discover the secrets of winemaking and its history. Next, sail to Vienna—the City of Music. Take a guided tour of Vienna’s landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, to explore the quaint streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral.
Continue to Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” with its iconic Heroes Square and spectacular architecture, then tour the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs. Cruise through the remarkable landscapes of the Balkan states of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, , and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour of ancient archaeological finds in the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. Sail through Bulgaria to explore Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi. Marvel at Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations; ancient stone cliff houses above the Yantra River; and Bucharest’s Royal Palace Square. Your Danube River cruise concludes here in Bucharest with an overnight stay in “The Paris of the East.”