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2019

The Best of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days - WBL
# Description

Cruise

VIENNA - ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - DÜRNSTEIN - MELK - LINZ - VIENNA

The Danube has been flowing for thousands of years, and it often feels as if the river has written its history on the bank, much like the words on the pages of a great novel: The Schoenbrunn and Hofburg Palaces recount the extravagant court life; Melk Abbey served as the backdrop for the film The Name of the Rose; Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava exude long-standing grandiosity; and the picturesque village of Dürnstein is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in the castle above the town after the Third Crusade.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A cruise revealing the diversity of the Danube
  • Discover(1):
    • Vienna, Schoenbrunn Palace, and Hofburg Palace
    • Budapest, an architectural masterpiece
    • The Gellert Baths and its Art Nouveau decor
    • Bratislava and its 18th-century, pastel facades
    • Melk Abbey, overlooking the Danube and the Wachau Valley

Cruise

Day 1

VIENNA

You’ll board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll remain in port in Vienna for the night.

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Day 2

VIENNA

This morning, join us for an optional tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace and a panoramic tour of the city by coach.

This afternoon, we'll set off on an optional visit to Hofburg Palace.

After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. We’ll begin to cruise to Esztergom during the night. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

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Day 3

ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

Our ship will arrive in Esztergom by late morning. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship. Take advantage of this time to discover the city at your own pace. Spread across two hills, it has many treasures waiting to be discovered— including the basilica, a masterpiece of Classicism and the third largest church in Europe (entry fee not included). We’ll return on board and continue cruising to Budapest. The river seems to wander endlessly between the Börzsöny and Pilis Mountains. We’ll pass by Visegrad, with its majestic citadel overlooking the Danube, and quaint Szentendre, before arriving in Budapest in the evening.

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Day 4

BUDAPEST

This morning, we’ll set out on an optional guided tour of Budapest.

This afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the Gellert Baths.

After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Bratislava. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 5

BRATISLAVA

We’ll spend the morning cruising.

Our ship will arrive in Bratislava by late morning. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour of Bratislava. Enjoy some free time on your own after the tour. We’ll return on board and continue cruising to Dürnstein. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 6

DÜRNSTEIN - MELK

We’ll arrive in Dürnstein early in the morning for some free time. After we return on board, we’ll begin to cruise to Melk, arriving in the early afternoon. Join us for an optional guided tour of Melk Abbey. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. Our ship will cruise to Linz overnight.

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Day 7

LINZ

We’ll arrive in Linz early in the morning.

This morning, join us for an optional guided tour of the Saint Florian Monastery. 

This afternoon, join us for an optional guided tour of Linz.

We’ll return to the ship at the end of the afternoon. We’ll then begin to cruise towards Vienna. Tonight, we’ll enjoy our gala dinner on board.

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Day 8

VIENNA

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

8 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace The Hofburg Budapest Gellert Baths Bratislava Melk Abbey Saint Florian Monastery Tour with tasting in Linz
Price per pers. 368.00 € Before departure 429.00 € On board
Classic

Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the ramparts that enclosed the city center and had this boulevard bui...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fan...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Tour with tasting in Linz

We’ll leave for Linz by coach. Linz is not as well known as Salzburg, but it is just as fascinating and stunning considering its ability to develop and change. It is one of the main economic arteries in Austria and is home to a vibrant music an...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45 Classic

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Gellert Baths and Spa

You'll set out with your guide to visit the famous Gellert Baths and Spa. Now part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, references to the spa's healing waters have been found from as early as the 13th century. The current spa was founded in 1...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Tour of the Saint Florian Monastery

We'll set out by coach for the Saint Florian Monastery, known far beyond the borders of Austria as a place of pilgrimage. It is the largest monastery in Upper Austria and rivals Melk Abbey and Klosterneuburg Monastery as among the most impressive...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as the Babenberg's fortified castle. It was founded in...

Duration 1h45 Classic
Price per pers. 41.00 € Before departure 46.00 € On board

Tour of the Saint Florian Monastery

We'll set out by coach for the Saint Florian Monastery, known far beyond the borders of Austria as a place of pilgrimage. It is the largest monastery in Upper Austria and rivals Melk Abbey and Klosterneuburg Monastery as among the most impressive...

Duration 3h30 Classic
Price per pers. 67.00 € Before departure 74.00 € On board

Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of their reign, they turned this small 13th century fortress into a...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 52.00 € Before departure 58.00 € On board

Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before becoming the capital of the "Slovak Socialist...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 28.00 € Before departure 31.00 € On board

Gellert Baths and Spa

You'll set out with your guide to visit the famous Gellert Baths and Spa. Now part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, references to the spa's healing waters have been found from as early as the 13th century. The current spa was founded in 1...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board

Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to the Castle quarter, from where we'll enjoy a fan...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 25.00 € Before departure 28.00 € On board

Tour with tasting in Linz

We’ll leave for Linz by coach. Linz is not as well known as Salzburg, but it is just as fascinating and stunning considering its ability to develop and change. It is one of the main economic arteries in Austria and is home to a vibrant music an...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Optional excursions. 

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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