Hosted by Jerri McKeel
Hosted by Jerri McKeel
Vilshofen, Czech Republic

Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board.  
Dinner Included

Explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers." Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the "Veste Oberhause," Passau's Castle Hill. 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Tuesday, October 8 - LINZ/SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full day excursion to Salzburg where you'll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Baislica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in The Sound of Music. Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city's famed "Culture Mile" and the danube. During the afternoon, you have three more choices of excursion. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Cesky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Linz, Austria
Weissenkirchen, Austria

Wednesday, October 9 - WEISSENKIRCHEN, AUSTRIA
Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Durnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Durnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you'll enjoy the region's finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Gruner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Thursday, October 10 - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The "City of Waltzes" offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedra. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuberg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Vienna, Austria
Bratislava, Slovakia

Friday, October 11 - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title "Coronation City of Kings," as you'll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special "Tastes of Slovakia" tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Saturday, October 12 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Your city tour begins at Budapest's Great Market Hall, where you'll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you'll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You'll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest's most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising past the famed Parliament building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Budapest, Hungary

Sunday. October 13 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 
Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (Breakfast Included)