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    Danube Waltz

    Resort:Danube Waltz
    Operator: Viking River Cruises
    Destination: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
    Price From: £1295.00

    Overview

    Cruise to enchanting destinations

    Admire the Wachau Valley™s beauty from your Viking Longship. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Witness daily life in an abbey on an exclusive visit to G¶ttweig. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava. Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. This 8-day itinerary reveals the highlights of Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, while cruising leisurely through spectacular scenery.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Passau, Germany

    Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant colored buildings and graceful arcades.

    Day 2 Passau, Germany

    Founded by the Celts more than 2,000 years ago, Passau is one of Bavaria’s oldest cities.

    Day 3 Linz, Austria

    Originally known as Lentia in its days as a 1st-century Roman castle-settlement, Linz is today’s provincial capital of Upper Austria.

    Day 4 Krems, Austria

    The crown jewel of the Wachau Valley is the splendid Benedictine Abbey of G¶ttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years.

    Day 5 Vienna, Austria

    The capital city of Austria, Vienna is filled with green parks, upscale stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.

    Day 6 Bratislava, Slovakia

    The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is filled with lovingly restored baroque city palaces and dominated by an enormous castle 300 feet above the Danube.

    Day 7 Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest is aptly called œParis of the East for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube™s waters.

    Day 8 Budapest, Hungary

    Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.