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Hiking Cruise in the Former Austro-Hungarian Empire

7-Night Cruise Vienna to Vienna

*Themed Cruise : Hiking*

WBB hiking cruise

Vienna Cruise Map

Vienna to Vienna (WBB_RAIPP) - 8 days

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Ship - Beethoven
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Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: VIENNA (Embarkation Day)

Boarding from 6:00 p.m. in Vienna. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail Dinner on board. Tour of Vienna by night . Departure of the boat to Melk. 

DAY 2: MELK - DURNSTEIN

Full board on board. Arrival and visit to Melk Abbey. Discovery of the abbey's baroque marble hall, library and church. Return on board and cruise to Dürnstein through the Wachau Valley.

Hikers' Program: Hike through the heart of the Wachau region. With its mild climate and its excellent white wines, the Wachau Valley, registered in the UNESCO World Heritage, is a magical destination in any season. Return on board in Dürnstein .

Non-hikers' program: Arrival in Dürnstein . Discovery of the town with our accompanist. The town is famous for King Richard the Lionhearted having been held prisoner in its castle. It also has an abbey, glittering in light blue and white, which has one of the most beautiful baroque bell towers in all of Austria.
Return on board and cruise to Bratislava .

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA

Arrival of the boat during the night. Full board on board.

Hikers' Program: Hike in the Little Carpathian mountain range , through Sandberg and the Devínska Kobyla National Nature Reserve to the ruins of Devín Castle (outside) .

Non-hikers' Program: Visit of the Slovak capital. The charm of Bratislava lies in its old city, with splendid baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.

Return on board, cruise toward Kalocsa, in Hungary. Evening of entertainment on board.

DAY 4: KALOCSA

Full board on board. Arrival and visit of Puzsta. Also known as the “Great Hungarian Plain”, this enormous flat prairie was the Hungarian wild west during the 19th century. Return on board and sailing toward Budapest, the “pearl of the Danube”.

DAY 5: BUDAPEST

Full board on board.

Hikers' Program: Walk tour to discover Buda. Walk along the paved streets by the castle, which is one of the few remaining examples of medieval Budapest. Return on board via public transport (not included).

Non-hikers' Program: guided visit of Budapest (panoramic tour by coach with stops). Discovery of Buda and Pest, more bustling and busy, proudly displaying its rich mix of architectural styles.
Free afternoon for the non-hikers person.

Hikers' Program: Hike  in Pest, to discover the Art Deco and Hungarian Art Nouveau buildings. Return on board via public transport (not included) or on foot.

Folklore evening in Budapest. Departure of the boat during the night.

DAY 6: BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM

Full board on board. Arrival early in the morning and free time in Esztergom. Birthplace and coronation site of the first Hungarian king. The Basilica of Esztergom is a masterpiece of classic architecture and its large dome towers over the town. It is the largest religious building in Hungary.

Hikers Program: Hike to Visegrád Castle(exteriors only) from where you can see the Danube Bend.

Afternoon spend sailing. Gala dinner and dancing evening.

DAY 7: VIENNA

Full board on board. Arrival and guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, and one of the most beautiful european baroque palace. Return on board.

Hikers Program: in the afternoon, walk up to Leopoldsberg will take you to one of the finest vantage points over the city.

Non-hikers' Program:Free time to discover Vienna on your own or guided visit of the Hofburg: the Palace of the Habsburgs contains magnificent imperial apartments.

Return on board. Possibility to attend a Viennese musical concert (OPTIONAL; depending on the availability). Overnight.

DAY 8: VIENNA (Disembarkation Day)

Buffet breakfast on board and disembark. End of our services.

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .

2017 and 2018 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Vienna
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony- 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler Rate
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony - Single Passenger Rate
May 19, 2017
Beethoven
$2,397
$2,587
$2,623
$2,928
$3,118
$3,154
Sept 15, 2017
Beethoven
$2,397
$2,587
$2,623
$2,928
$3,118
$3,154
May 25, 2018
Beethoven
$2,430
$2,630
$2,687
$3,259
$3,459
$3,516
Sep 21, 2018
Beethoven
$2,430
$2,630
$2,687
$3,259
$3,459
$3,516
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D8 - drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list) double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom the excursions mentioned in the program except concert of Viennese music transfers specified in the itinerary visits and / or hikes as detailed in the program the services of a qualified guide onboard entertainment assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess welcome cocktail the gala dinner and evening all port fees.

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Drinks from the wine list and champage from the onboard bar • The drinks served during excursions or transfers • the optional Vienna music concert • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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