Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest Itinerary -
23 Sep 2018 on the ms Serenity

Day 1 UK – Munich

We travel by rail to Munich, where we continue to our overnight hotel.

Day 2 Munich - Passau

We travel by rail and board our ship in Passau, known as the ’three rivers city’ due to its unique location where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet. Those travelling by air join today. You can then relax as we set sail and cruise towards Melk.

Day 3 Melk – Vienna

You can join an optional excursion to visit the most famous monastic house in Austria - the Benedictine Abbey situated above Melk in the Wachau Valley. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing on board as we sail to Vienna for an overnight stop.

Day 4 Vienna

We spend a whole day in Vienna seeing the key attractions of this city. In the morning you can join our optional city tour and in the afternoon we have an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. In the evening we cast off and cruise towards Budapest.

Day 5 Budapest

Spend time in one of the world’s most beautiful cities and explore both sides of Hungary’s capital – traditional Buda and cosmopolitan Pest. Start with an optional tour to become acquainted with the city and in the evening you can choose to experience Budapest by night on another optional excursion.

Day 6 Budapest

Enjoy free time in Budapest or opt to take our excursion taking you through the sweeping plains of Hungary to Lajosmizse. Here we visit a traditional stud farm and enjoy a tour of the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage, before watching a live Puszta horse show. We then sail to Bratislava.

Day 7 Bratislava

Join our optional walking tour to take in the sights of the Slovakian capital, dominated by its castle, and experience its rich culture. Later in the day we set sail towards Dürnstein.

Day 8 Dürnstein

Dürnstein is famed for the ruins of the castle that once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart. Here we have some free time before we set sail for Passau.

Day 9 Passau – Munich

This morning we bid farewell to our captain and his crew and travel by rail to Munich or Cologne for our overnight stay.

Day 10 Munich – UK

After breakfast we continue by rail for the return journey.