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Hiking cruises in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire (port-to-port cruise)

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8 Days
On request
Cruise

VIENNA - MELK - DURNSTEIN - BRATISLAVA - KALOCSA - BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM - VIENNA

Relaxing hiking and stunning scenery: embark on an incredible cruise along the Danube. From Austria via Hungary to Slovakia, discover breathtaking views and stroll through places earmarked in history such as Aggstein Castle, Devinska Kobyma Nature Reserve or the Fortress of Visegrad.

Route

Discover your itinerary day by day
J 1

VIENNA

J 2

MELK - DURNSTEIN

J 3

BRATISLAVA - KALOCSA

J 4

KALOCSA - BUDAPEST

J 5

BUDAPEST

J 6

ESZTERGOM - VIENNA

J 7

VIENNA

J 8

VIENNA

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure date
On requestAll departure dates are currently sold-out.

*Price based on double occupancy

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :What you need to know before your departure

the cruise on a full board basis commencing with dinner on Day One and ending with buffet breakfast on the final morning - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - an air-conditioned twin main deck cabin with en suite shower/wc - transfers specified in the itinerary - visits and / or hikes as detailed in the programme - the services of a qualified mountain guide - welcome cocktail - entertainment on board - the Gala evening - the services of our hostess on board - insurance covering emergency aid and repatriation - all port taxes.  

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Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - scheduled flights - airport taxes - booking fees - personal expenses.  

Shore Excursions

No shore excursion on the non listed days
FormalitiesSome administrative formalities to take into account in order to prepare your trip

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

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Degree of difficulty: grade 2 (on a scale of 0 to 5)
The hikes proposed as part of this cruise programme include half day trips including 2-3 hour walks or full day trips with up to 5 hours of walking, and include varying degrees of ascents and/or descents (approximately 150m to 400m). As you participate in these walks, you will have the chance to see up close the natural and cultural sites which form an integral part of the cruise programme.
The durations given in the programme itineraries are for guidance purposes only and do not include stops.
In order to take part in the walks, you do not have to be an elite athlete; however you should be relatively fit and well- rested if you wish to enjoy your cruise to the full.

 

Your equipment

Rucksack

It is essential that you bring a rucksack or back pack with you with a 30-litre maximum capacity. Your rucksack should easily hold a sweater, waterproof clothing, picnic items, a water bottle and sun protection - vital when you go out on any walk or ramble.
Your choice of rucksack will have a great influence on your comfort and therefore your enjoyment during your walks. Ensure you bring a sturdy rucksack of an appropriate size which has padded straps and is made of a tough, waterproof material.
Please note that no porterage is provided during walks.

Shoes
Good shoes must be comfortable above anything else and must not rub or damage your feet. Ensure you are happy with your shoes, and try them out before you travel.
Whatever degree of difficulty might be envisaged for the walks, please ensure the soles of your shoes are high-quality. They should be well-stitched and you should not slip when walking on any type of terrain, be it wet or dry. We would advise you choose shoes fitted with shock-absorbing soles which will help you to avoid malleolus fractures, back injuries and damage to your joints.

Clothing
It is essential that a walker's kit should always include:
• undergarments with the correct degree of thickness and warmth appropriate for the type of walks envisaged
• lightweight trousers that dry quickly
• a fleece or woollen pullover
• a cagoule or rain cape
• hat or cap
• lightweight gloves and hat can be welcome items in early and late season

Other equipment
You should consider bringing the following items:
• sunglasses
• sun cream
• any personal first aid items or medication (see below)
• a flask or water bottle
• toilet paper
• pocket knife
• telescopic walking poles for those accustomed to using them (recommended for the Douro and for Croatia)

Medication and first aid items
Please note that our group leaders always carry a first aid kit on all our walks.
However, it is essential that you bring your own personal first aid kit, the contents of which will vary according to the destination, but which should contain at least the following items:
• sticking plaster or Elastoplast
• "second skin” elastic adhesive bandages
• analgesic or pain relief
• mosquito repellent if necessary
• eye wash or antiseptic eye lotion
• an intestinal antiseptic
Plus any personal or prescription medication if you are on a course of treatment.