Nice to Munich plus The Danube Flow (Below deck cabin, start Nice, end Budapest)
About Budapest, Hungary
- Visit to Monaco
- Lake Como Cruise & visit of Bellagio
Embark at Regensburg
- ONBOARD: Welcome Party w/ German Street Food
- Student Night Life in Regensburg
Regensburg to Passau via Straubing and Vilshofen
- Straubing footsteps of history
- Danube Cycle Route with Bavarian Beer Garden
- ONBOARD: Beer Mixology Class
- ONBOARD: BBQ Dinner & Beer Cocktails* (weather permitting)
- Night out in Passau
Passau to Linz via Engelhartszell
- Passau Scenic Hike
- ONBOARD: Yoga Class on deck
- Night out in Linz: city of media arts
- ONBOARD: DJ Night
Linz to Dürnstein via Grein and Melk
- Dürnstein Village: hike to castle ruins and village stroll
- ONBOARD: Culinary Class: Secrets of Saffron
Dürnstein to Vienna
- ONBOARD: Art, Music & Lifestyle in Vienna
- Vienna: hip and imperial
- Night out in Vienna
Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava
- Morning Stroll of Bratislava
- ONBOARD: Chef's cooking class: Austrian Sweet Desserts
- Night out in Budapest with the famous ruin pubs and clubs
- Budapest: Queen of the Danube
- ONBOARD: Chef's cooking class: Hungarian national dishes
You will visit the following 5 places:
Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country offers many diverse destinations – relatively low mountains in the north-west, the Great Plain in the east, lakes and rivers of all sorts (including Balaton - the largest lake in Central Europe), and many beautiful small villages and hidden gems of cities. Top this off with Hungary's great accessibility in the middle of Europe, a vivid culture and economy, and you get a destination absolutely not worth missing if you're in the region. The country's largest city and busy capital, Budapest, is an elegant, stylish and lively city made up of two separate settlements clustered on either side of the Danube River: hilly Buda has a wealth of graceful Habsburg and neoclassical buildings, while sprawling Pest is its commercial centre with a generous scattering of art nouveau architecture and an ad-hoc party scene.
Misunderstood by many, Germany is one of the most unique and charming countries on the continent. Since reunification Germany has at last gained a higher profile as a place to visit, thanks partly to the remarkable resurgence of its capital, Berlin, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in Europe. It's no surprise at all that today’s Germany is more diverse and cosmopolitan than old stereotypes suggest; mixing time-honoured nationalism and tradition with multicultural modernism and self-confidence.
Austria is a German-speaking federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is characterized by its mountain villages, baroque city architecture, Imperial history and rugged alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schonbrunn and Hofburg palaces, and has counted Mozart, Strauss and Sigmund Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Lake Traun and eastern hillside vineyards.
Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Much like its food, this country is an endless feast of experiences. It is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). There is also the country’s enormous cultural legacy: Tuscany alone has more classified historical monuments than any country in the world; there are considerable remnants of the Roman Empire all over the country, notably in Rome itself; and every region retains its own relics of an artistic tradition generally acknowledged to be among the world’s richest.
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for over twenty years. It received 83 million visitors in 2012, although these figures are highly skewed by the number of people who frequent the country for the weekend, particularly to visit Disneyland Paris, Europe's most popular visitor attraction. All these people come to France for many a reason: its cities contain some of the greatest treasures on the continent, its countryside is prosperous and well-tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions. France is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe, containing areas as different from each other as urban chic Paris, the sunny French Riviera, long Atlantic beaches, the winter sports resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, rugged Celtic Brittany and the historian's dream that is Normandy. The country seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour chalked on the board. France citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and the country performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, civil liberties, and human development.