River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.
Day 2 Budapest, Hungary - Board Cruise Ship
Say hello to Budapest, Hungary’s lovely capital, and board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this beautifully appointed vessel has all the modern amenities you could need, such as the newest technology, panoramic deck, panorama bar, outstanding service, excellent cuisine, and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner on board. After a cocktail reception and welcome dinner, take in the city skyline on an evening cruise along Budapest’s stunning shores. Your day ends with a fun-filled folklore show. (D)
Day 3 Budapest
Embark on a tour of Budapest and experience the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion, and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy incomparable views of the twin cities Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria
Enter into Slovakia and tour Bratislava, the former imperial capital of the Habsburg Empire. Discover sites such as the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's palace. Your journey continues toward Vienna, Austria’s capital city. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Vienna
Join a local expert and explore Vienna's architecture, including Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is yours. Perhaps you’ll join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs’ summer retreat. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Emmersdorf - Wachau Valley
Cruise to the quaint town of Emmersdorf. Relax and take in the scenery of this picturesque area and enjoy free time to explore. Your journey takes you through the Wachau Valley, dotted with castles and hillside houses. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Linz - Passau, Germany
Start your morning with a walking tour of Linz, a charming town that straddles the Danube River. Cross the border into Germany and spend time in Passau, situated at the meeting point of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city and take in the ornate Baroque architecture, the cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Back on board, celebrate at the Captain's Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Regensburg
With an expert guide, discover Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. See the first stone bridge built over the Danube and the Porta Praetoria – a Roman gate built in A.D. 179. Stroll through Old Town and uncover more of this historic city. Tonight, partake in a delightful Bavarian evening. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Passau - Disembark Ship - Munich - Seefeld, Austria
Disembark your cruise ship and journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. After some free time, continue on to the quaint Alpine town of Seefeld. (B,D)
Day 10 Seefeld - Ettal, Germany - Oberammergau - Seefeld
Travel to Ettal, home of Linderhof Palace. Feel like a royal when you venture into the palace, finding a world rich in Rococo ornamentation and unparalleled artistry. You’ll also spend time exploring nearby Oberammergau, renowned for wood carvings and the Passion Play which takes place every ten years. (B,D)
Day 11 Seefeld - Tour Ends
Wish Europe goodbye as your tour comes to an end. (B)
River Cruise Highlights
Board a cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline.
Take a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city.
Visit King Ludwig II's ornate Linderhof Palace.
All This Included
On a cruise of the Danube River, make your way along fairy-tale cities, medieval villages, and stunning vistas. See the seaside wonders of Hungary, Austria and Germany on a relaxing a 7-night journey. Discover Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava. Drift along through the Wachau Valley, dotted with castles and small riverside towns. Take a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city. Behold Munich’s many charms, including its world-famous Glockenspiel. Enjoy 2 nights in the quaint Alpine town of Seefeld. Visit Linderhof Palace, the “Royal Villa” of King Ludwig. Immerse yourself in the historic opulence and captivating energy of the river valley.
Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Accommodations on this Tour
Budapest: MS Amadeus Brilliant
Seefeld: Hotel Seelos
Pre and Post Add-ons
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.