|Operator:||Viking River Cruises|
|Destination:||Austria, Europe, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia|
Cruise to enchanting destinations
Admire the Wachau Valleys beauty from your Viking Longship. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Witness daily life in an abbey on an exclusive visit to Gttweig. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava. Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. This 8-day itinerary reveals the highlights of Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, while cruising leisurely through spectacular scenery.
Day 1 Passau, Germany
Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant colored buildings and graceful arcades.
Day 2 Passau, Germany
Founded by the Celts more than 2,000 years ago, Passau is one of Bavaria’s oldest cities.
Day 3 Linz, Austria
Originally known as Lentia in its days as a 1st-century Roman castle-settlement, Linz is today’s provincial capital of Upper Austria.
Day 4 Krems, Austria
The crown jewel of the Wachau Valley is the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Gttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years.
Day 5 Vienna, Austria
The capital city of Austria, Vienna is filled with green parks, upscale stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.
Day 6 Bratislava, Slovakia
The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is filled with lovingly restored baroque city palaces and dominated by an enormous castle 300 feet above the Danube.
Day 7 Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is aptly called Paris of the East for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danubes waters.
Day 8 Budapest, Hungary
Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.