Cruise along the peaceful 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 this timeless Eu-ropean river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant cap-ital of Hungary and a local expert will give you an introduction to the city including the must-see sights and will take you to a secret wine cellar for a tasting. 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. Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a wine experi-ence in a 900 years old wine cellar and a visit of the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk.. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathe-dral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture. A memorable last stop on this delightful Danube River cruise holiday!
A Master of Wine will travel with you on this cruise and will hold lectures, tastings and will introduce you to food and wine pairing.