Tastes of Imperial Europe

Perched along the Danube, immerse yourself in medival towns filled with Baroque Palaces, fairytale castles and imperial treasures.

5 Days
Budapest to Vienna
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$ 3,086
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2023 Budapest > Vienna

Begin your exploration in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest. Explore its famous landmarks and castles, and soak in an unforgettable classical concert inside the glorious Godollo Royal Palace. Continue to Bratislava and get an exclusive insight into the lives of the locals before a final flourish in the gorgeous city of Vienna. Having played host to creative and intellectual geniuses like Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, the city oozes culture and creativity, from the 17th century Vienna State Opera to the Viennese coffee-house culture you are sure to enjoy your time is this wonderful city.
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5 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Budapest

    Your journey into wonder begins here. Relax and raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Budapest


    Join a guided tour through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe where you will cross the iconic Chain bridge, spanning the Danube linking Buda and Pest and protected by two lions at each end. Continue down Andrassy Avenue to visit Hero’s Square, the monument built to mark the thousandth anniversary of Hungary and visit the Fisherman’s Bastion to see the city splayed out below you from the viewing platform. Or, if you’re feeling active, take a hiking tour up Buda Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage site, during your hike you will see the Matthias Church and the seven spires of the Fisherman’s bastion. Alternatively, experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, set underneath the city’s Castle district, the complex was built as a secret hospital used during World War II and was later converted to a nuclear bunker.


    Immerse yourself in Budapest’s imperial past by attending an exclusive private classical music concert at the majestic Gödöllõ Royal Palace, one of the favourite residences of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary. Built in the 18th century, Gödöllõ is the second largest Baroque Palace in the world, with its symmetrical white facade and immaculate interior this will be a true trip highlight. This wonderful evening is exclusive to Scenic guests.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bratislava

    Enjoy the amenities of your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Perhaps relax on the Sun Deck with a drink in hand and enjoy the scenery as you cruise past charming riverside villages or take the opportunity to visit the wellness centre.


    Explore Bratislava with a knowledgeable local guide and discover all that this majestic city has to offer or visit a local family home to gain an insight about every day live in Slovakia while enjoying delicious coffee and cake. Alternatively, journey behind the iron curtain and discover Bratislava’s communist-era history during a guided tour. Learn how this controversial regime directly impacted the daily lives of the Slovak people.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vienna


    Tour the city of Vienna seeing many of the highlights such as the State Opera, one of the most important opera houses in the world, the City Park with its famous gilded bronze monument of Johann Strauss and St. Stephens Cathedral, the intricately decorated symbol of the city, or be guided through the opulent rooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the primary summer residence of the Habsburgs family that ruled Austria for nearly 650 years. Alternatively, learn about the Viennese coffee culture during a guided tour. Discover the importance of this tradition to the Viennese people and its history that dates back centuries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vienna

    Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Vienna is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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