8 Days | 6 Guided Tours | 4 Countries
Passau to Budapest
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Arrive in Munich, then transfer to your ship in Passau.* After boarding, spend free time exploring, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. (Dinner)
Today you will take a walking tour of this elegant town, called the Dreiflüssestadt (“City on Three Rivers”), which is situated at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn Rivers. Admire the New Bishop’s Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to Europe’s largest church organ. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wake up in Linz this morning and set off to explore this cultural gem by mini-train and on foot. Ride along the Danube’s south bank and take in the sights; see the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Linz Castle and the Market Hall, where Mozart wrote the Linz Symphony, followed by a walking tour of the city’s Old Quarter. Alternatively, join a full day optional excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the baroque and Renaissance buildings and the town’s charming streets, brimming with cafés, shops and galleries. (Breakfast, Dinner)
After scenic sailing this morning through the Wachau Valley, you will arrive in Krems. Enjoy lunch on board, then depart your ship for an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. You may also pay a visit to a local vineyard for a tasting before returning to your ship. Dinner will be served on board as we prepare to set sail for Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world’s oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive in Bratislava this morning and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia’s charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael’s Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. Enjoy scenic cruising this afternoon as we set sail toward Budapest. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we see highlights of the once separate towns of Buda and Pest, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this “City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Budapest, giving yourself more time to explore the bustling Hungarian capital. (Breakfast)
More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour.
Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.
Located between the famous English Garden and the nearby Isar River, this sophisticated hotel is a short drive from Munich’s historic city center. Guest rooms feature a private balcony with city or garden views, while hotel amenities include access to a spa and indoor pool as well as three dining options.
Dating to 1377 and located in the heart of Old Town, this beautifully renovated hotel combines modern amenities with well-preserved medieval detailing. After exploring the historic sites, guests can relax in their well-appointed rooms or dine in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant.
Located minutes from cultural highlights such as Old Town Square and the National Museum, this contemporary hotel offers guests an opportunity to relax at the tranquil day spa while enjoying sweeping views of the city from the 26th-floor pool. Guests can also indulge in one of five dining options, which specialize in Eastern European delicacies.
Selected as our Premium hotel for its rich history and prime location, the Augustine Hotel Prague offers contemporary accommodations in a beautifully restored setting. Dine beneath the stars in the courtyard or sip on a cocktail in the monks’ former refectory. Your stay includes an intimate guided city tour of Prague (average group size 8–12).
Overlooking the Danube River and offering stunning views over the Parliament building, the Intercontinental Hotel Budapest is located in close proximity to the castle district. Guest rooms are elegantly appointed and the on-site spa offers soothing relaxation therapies and sauna. The hotel’s Arz restaurant serves upscale Lebanese fare.
Selected as our Premium hotel for its grand elegance and award-winning service, the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace offers panoramic vistas from its prime location. Savor fine Hungarian cuisine or visit the spa and indulge in a pampering body treatment. Your stay includes an intimate guided walking tour of Budapest (average group size 8–12).
*Pre & Post Cruise Extensions are not included in the cruise package. Availability and pricing may vary by departure or activity date.
Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.
The ship’s highly trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing an enriching culinary experience. With flavors accented from our onboard herb garden and a wide selection of regional wines, you will find that with Viking, dining is part of the journey.
Located at the bow of the ship, the Aquavit Terrace is a casual outdoor space where your destination is your dining room. Serving both breakfast and lunch, it provides the most al fresco dining on Europe’s rivers.
On top of the Longship, relax on the Sun Deck while you take in 360° views. Exercise en plein air on our walking track. And enjoy the fragrances of our onboard herb garden, harvested by our culinary staff and infused in our authentic regional dishes.