Day 1 | Linz, Austria (Embarkation) (D)
Welcome to Austria! Your Suite ShipSM Awaits in Linz.
Flights into Linz must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Enjoy any free time today by shopping, exploring on your own, or stop in a café for Austria’s worldfamous pastries.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL
Day 2 | Engelhartszell – Schlogen Oxbow (B/L/D)
Memories and Beer in the Making
Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:
Visit the stunning rococo-style Engelszell Abbey, and explore its Sensory Garden— complete with stone labyrinth, herb garden, and vineyard. Sample cheese and beer made by the resident Trappist monks.
Enjoy free time on the Sky Deck this afternoon while you sail through the amazing horseshoe bend of the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow on your way back to Linz.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
Day 3 | Linz – Mauthausen (B/L/D)
History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria
Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, and follow part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, OR:
Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery — the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.
In the afternoon sail to Grein.
Theatre History and Modern-Day Castles
Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theatre, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.
See Burg Clam (Greinburg Castle) on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.
EVENING CRUISE TO SPITZ
Day 4 | Spitz (B/L/D)
Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike to Explore Austria’s Wine Country
Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a different perspective, OR:
Take a Guided Bike Tour from Spitz to Krems, and enjoy a stop in Dürnstein to see the mesmerising blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties, OR:
Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:
Enjoy a Guided Tour that showcases the production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products.
Relax this afternoon as you cruise toward Vienna.
This evening, perhaps join a Guided Optional Hike through the vineyards outside Vienna, with a wine tasting and dinner at a Heurigen wine tavern.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 5 | Vienna (B/L/D)
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte
Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna, OR:
Join a Guided Jogging Tour of the City of Music to see highlights of the gilded architecture along the way, OR:
Get an Insider’s Tour of Vienna to see special surprise sights, events, or attractions. You will meet locals, have the chance to prepare some food, and enjoy other surprises, OR:
Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting.
Spend free time this afternoon strolling through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse then take a break for a piece of Sachertorte.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 6 | Vienna (B/L/D)
A Feast for the Soul in Vienna
Take a Guided Walking Tour for early risers this morning—with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:
Join a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Italian or Dutch master works, OR:
Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the World Museum Vienna, commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD
Day 7 | Visegrád, Hungary (B/L/D)
Knights, Castles, and Vampires
Join a Guided Excursion to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrád’s Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order, OR:
Hike to the Castle to visit Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád.
Sail to Budapest this afternoon.
The Pearl of the Danube
Take some free time this afternoon to explore the vibrant and stunning city of Budapest. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board your ship this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
Day 8 | Budapest (Disembarkation) (B)
Bike, Walk, and Talk in Budapest
Join a Guided Biking Tour along the bike paths of the city, OR:
Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour that includes some “Fungarian” instruction of useful local words and phrases, OR:
Take a Guided Walking Tour of Budapest to see the city’s most iconic sites.
Spend free time shopping for Hungarian paprika or handcrafted souvenirs, or savour a piece of cream cake in the world-famous Gerbeaud Café.
Day 9 | Budapest (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.