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Hiking cruises in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire (port-to-port cruise)

VIENNA - MELK - DURNSTEIN - BRATISLAVA - KALOCSA - BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM - VIENNA

Relaxing hiking and stunning scenery: embark on an incredible cruise along the Danube. From Austria via Hungary to Slovakia, discover breathtaking views and stroll through places earmarked in history such as Aggstein Castle, Devinska Kobyma Nature Reserve or the Fortress of Visegrad.

Trip code : WBB_RANPP

Duration : 8 days

Destination : VIENNA - MELK - BRATISLAVA - KALOCSA - BUDAPEST

Travel Dates :2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hiking trails with a qualified mountain guide
  • Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna
  • At the very heart of Austro-Hungarian traditions and folklore

DAY 1

Board at around 6.00pm in Vienna. Welcome cocktail, presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Cruise departure during the evening towards Melk.
Buffet breakfast on board. Arrive at daybreak and set off on the visit to Melk Abbey. Here you can admire the baroque-style marble hall, library and church. Return on board for lunch and set sail for Dürnstein, cruising through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Hiking programme: set off by coach for the village of Aggstein. Hike through the heart of the Wachau region, visit the ruins of Aggstein Castle. Its exceptional location and its impressive dimensions make this castle one of the most well-known in Austria. Erected around 1100, it is thought to have been the haunt of pillaging knights during the Middle Ages. There are superb views over the Wachau. After the visit, hike through unspoilt scenery to Maria Longegg then transfer by coach to rejoin the boat in Dürnstein. (4 hours hiking, with a climb of around 400m) Programme for the non-hikers: arrive in the early afternoon in Dürnstein and have a discovery tour in the company of your on board hostess. The village, known for the legend of Richard the Lionheart, has a remarkable abbey, radiant in pale blue and white, with one of the finest baroque bell towers in Austria. Return on board and continue the cruise to Bratislava. Dinner on board.

DAY 3

Arrival of the boat during the night. Buffet breakfast on board. Hiking programme: set off by coach for Devinska Nova Ves, hike in the Little Carpathian mountain range, through Sandberg and the Devinska Kobyla National Nature Reserve to the ruins of Devin Castle (outside), from where there are beautiful views of Bratislava. Transfer by coach back to the ship. (1½ hours hiking, with a climb of around 250m) Programme for the non-hikers: set off on a visit of the Slovak capital. The baroque palace and pleasant shady squares are part of the charm of the town that was held so dear by Princess Maria Theresa of Austria. Return on board for lunch and set sail for Kalocsa, in Hungary. The afternoon is spent entirely afloat, with dinner and an evening of entertainment on board.

DAY 4

Buffet breakfast on board. The boat arrives early in the morning and you will set off for the visit to the Puzsta, Also known as the "Great Hungarian Plain”, this enormous flat prairie was the Hungarian Wild West during the 19th century. You can immerse yourselves in the tradition and folklore as you watch a traditional horse show. Return on board for lunch and the cruise departs for Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube”, where we arrive during the night. Dinner on board.

DAY 5

Buffet breakfast on board. Hiking programme: from the mooring point, a city walk to discover Buda. You will pass the famous Gellert Baths and walk along the paved streets by the castle, which is one of the few remaining examples of medieval Budapest. Return on board via public transport (not included) for lunch. (2½ hours hiking, with a climb of around 100m) Programme for the non-hikers: Guided visit of Budapest (panoramic tour by coach with stops) to discover Buda, the upper part of the city, with its narrow winding streets, baroque buildings and Royal Palace. Pest, is more bustling and busy, and proudly displays its rich mix of architectural styles. Lunch on board, afternoon at leisure for the non-hikers. Hiking programme: a walk in Pest, to discover the Art Deco and Hungarian Art Nouveau buildings. Set off from the mooring point to the covered market place. Pass Budapest synagogue - evidence of the importance of the Jewish community long ago. Walk along the pedestrianized street Vaci Utca and look up. You are sure to be surprised to see the great diversity of ornamentation on the buildings' facades. Visit St Stephen's Basilica and continue to Freedom Square lined with Hungarian Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings. Return on board by public transport (not included) or on foot. (2 hours level walking, no climbing involved). Dinner on board then a free evening, or a Folklore Evening in Budapest. Departure of the boat around midnight.
Arrival early on the morning in Esztergom. Buffet breakfast on board. Free time in Esztergom, birth and coronation place of the first Hungarian king, St Stephen. The Basilica of Esztergom is a masterpiece of classicism and with its large dome, it owers over the town. It is the largest religious building in Hungary. Hiking programme: set off by coach for Visegrad then walk to Visegrad Fortress (exteriors only) from where you can see the Danube Bend. Return to the coach on foot and then transfer to the ship. (2 hours hiking, with a climb of around 250m) Lunch on board and an afternoon of cruising. Gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7

Arrival of the ship at daybreak. After buffet breakfast on board, there is a guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Castle. Return on board for lunch. Hiking programme: the afternoon is spent on a walking discovery tour of Vienna. After lunch on board, transfer by coach to Nussdorfer Platz. The walk up Leopoldsberg will take you to one of the finest vantage points over the city. From here you can admire the Danube and the Vienna Woods as you walk between the vines and forest. The distinctive feature of this circuit is the Nasenweg path, with its unique flora and fauna. (Around 3 to 4 hours hiking, with a climb of around 340m). Programme for the non-hikers: free time to visit Vienna at your own pace, or a guided visit of the Hofburg: the Palace of the Habsburg contains magnificent imperial apartments. Return on board for dinner. In the evening, you will have the option to attend a concert of Viennese music (optional and subject to availability).We moor for the night.

DAY 8

We have buffet breakfast on board and disembark. End of our journey.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

the cruise on a full board basis commencing with dinner on Day One and ending with buffet breakfast on the final morning - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - an air-conditioned twin main deck cabin with en suite shower/wc - transfers specified in the itinerary - visits and / or hikes as detailed in the programme - the services of a qualified mountain guide - welcome cocktail - entertainment on board - the Gala evening - the services of our hostess on board - insurance covering emergency aid and repatriation - all port taxes.  

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HIKING EXCURSIONS PACKAGE -

Included in tour package: Visit Melk Abbey Hiking at the heart of the Wachau Valley Hiking in the Little Carpathians Visit to the Puzsta Urban hike through Buda Urban hike through Pest Folklo

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Pre-paid : 0 AUD

On-board : 0 AUD

NON-HIKERS
NON-HIKERS EXCURSIONS PACKAGE -

Included in tour package Visit Melk Abbey Dürnstein Guided tour of Bratislava The Puszta Panoramic tour of Budapest Folklore Evening in Budapest Guided visit of Vienna and Schönbru

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Guided tour of Bratislava- 2020

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 50 AUD

On-board : 55 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
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Tour of Budapest- 2020

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 47 AUD

On-board : 52 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Viennese Music Concert- 2020

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 129 AUD

On-board : 144 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
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Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum- 2020

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of thei

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 87 AUD

On-board : 97 AUD

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Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village- 2020

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 44 AUD

On-board : 49 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Melk Abbey- 2020

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as th

DURATION 01:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 71 AUD

On-board : 79 AUD

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Guided tour of the Melk Abbey- 2020

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as th

DURATION 01:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 71 AUD

On-board : 79 AUD

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AM
Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)- 2020

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 84 AUD

On-board : 94 AUD

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Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)- 2020

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 84 AUD

On-board : 94 AUD

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Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians- 2020

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we&#

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69 AUD

On-board : 77 AUD

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Traditional evening in Budapest- 2020

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklo

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69 AUD

On-board : 77 AUD

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Traditional evening in Budapest- 2020

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklo

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69 AUD

On-board : 77 AUD

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Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace- 2020

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the rampa

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 99 AUD

On-board : 111 AUD

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Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace- 2020

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the rampa

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 99 AUD

On-board : 111 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)- 2021

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 89 AUD

On-board : 99 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)- 2021

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 89 AUD

On-board : 99 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Melk Abbey- 2021

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as th

DURATION 01:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 77 AUD

On-board : 86 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Melk Abbey- 2021

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as th

DURATION 01:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 77 AUD

On-board : 86 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of the Hofburg, Residency of the Habsburgs and Sisi museum- 2021

Departure by coach with your local guide. You will discover the Hofburg, which is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. Over the course of thei

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 92 AUD

On-board : 102 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
Transfer to Dürnstein and tour of the village- 2021

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess for the village of Dürnstein. You will drive through the Austrian Wachau dotted with charming villages and ruins of medieval castles all the way

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 44 AUD

On-board : 49 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Viennese Music Concert- 2021

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 129 AUD

On-board : 144 AUD

SEE MORE
1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Traditional evening in Budapest- 2021

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklo

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 71 AUD

On-board : 79 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Traditional evening in Budapest- 2021

Transfer by coach in the company of your guides to a theater downtown for a traditional Hungarian show. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklo

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 71 AUD

On-board : 79 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Tour of Budapest- 2021

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 47 AUD

On-board : 52 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Bratislava- 2021

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 50 AUD

On-board : 55 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians- 2021

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we&#

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 69 AUD

On-board : 77 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace- 2021

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the rampa

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 109 AUD

On-board : 121 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace- 2021

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the rampa

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 109 AUD

On-board : 121 AUD

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