Cruise on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. See Heroes’ Square and the royal Gödöllö palace with the famous sights that make this city come to life! Step into the history and grandeur of royal families throughout Austria, with exquisite sites preserved from the reign of the Habsburg dynasty. Visit the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace—former summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.
Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive views of the Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Vienna, Austria, guided sightseeing includes a visit the lavish Hofburg dynasty’s Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the centre of the city. Take a guided walk through Passau, Germany’s maze of cobblestone streets and see the baroque architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Disembark your Danube River cruise in Deggendorf, and transfer to Regensburg for sightseeing, including the 179 AD Porta Pretoria and Old Town. Your European holiday continues with a 2-night stay in the golden city of Prague. Explore this dazzling capital of the Czech Republic, including sightseeing at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.