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See the wondrous, iconic sights and experience the richness of Europe’s cultural heart along the grand Danube River, on your all-inclusive 5-star luxury river cruise from Munich to Passau to Budapest. Enjoy highlights like Vienna and Bratislava. Your journey into wonder includes exploring the Spanish Riding School and its famous Lipizzaner Stallions; local markets to “shop with a chef”; the Palais Lichtenstein; an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and its World Heritage-listed old city, or beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” Let our local city guide introduce you to the towns of Buda and Pest, discover the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, or relax at the Thermal Baths and Spa before you depart beautiful Budapest.
Day 1 | Highlights:
A Scenic representative will greet you and arrange your transfer to Passau, where you’ll board your luxury Scenic Space-Ship. Raise a toast to the wonderful cruise you have in store at this evening’s welcome reception. If flying into Munich, please book flights to arrive prior to 2pm.
Day 2 | Passau Highlights:
Join your local guide and discover this beautiful Baroque city.
Day 3 | Linz Highlights:
Take a pleasurable excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old city, or journey on to explore beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the film, ‘The Sound of Music’.
Day 4 | Melk > Dürnstein Highlights:
Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or if you want to try something more active, cycle along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein. Alternatively, visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
Day 5 | Vienna Highlights:
Tour the city of Vienna or Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings.
Day 6 | Bratislava Highlights:
With your knowledgeable local guide discover this historic city, situated on the banks of the mighty Danube River.
Day 7 | Budapest Highlights:
Make the most of a guided city tour, or discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour. Alternatively, journey to nearby Szentendre, and discover this charming town on a guided tour with an expert local guide.
Day 8 | Budapest Highlights:
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport.