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The Classic Danube River Cruise - Central & Eastern Europe

Saturday, July 14th - Monday, July 23rd | 2018


Trip Details

Discover Central and Eastern Europe the same way travelers and traders have for two thousand years; along the river Danube onboard Select Voyages MS Select Belvedere. The Danube was, and continues to be, a vital economic trading route for cities and towns along its shores. As a result, this waterway is steeped in history, just waiting to be explored. At 2,857km, the Danube is the second longest river in Europe and flows through 10 countries. Just imagine the array of culture, architecture, and culinary delights flanking the river shores as it flows through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and finally to the Black Sea. Explore major cities like Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava and small delightful towns like Austria's Dürnstein on our Classic Danube cruise. Be impressed with tailor-made and carefully designed excursions to historical sites and ruins, castles and wineries. Now is your chance to join the Elite Travel Club on this bucket list trip as a cruise on the Danube is truly an exciting and fulfilling experience not to be missed by any traveler.


What's Included

  • One Night Stay at the Munich Marriott
  • Transfers from Hotel to Ship and Ship to Airport*
    *Transfers from airport to hotel are avialable depending on air schedule.
  • Superior Cabin 8 Day, 7 Night Cruise Accommodations
  • Four Excursions including:
    - Vienna City Tour
    - Budapest City Tour
    - Bratislava City Tour
    - Melk Abbey Tours
  • Ultra Alcohol Beverage Package
  • All Onboard Gratuities
  • All Onboard Meals
  • All Taxes and Port Fees


Pricing & Other Information

  • $3,299* Per Person - Double Occupancy
    *Tax Inclusive
  • $500 Non-Refundable Deposit *Due at Sign-Up
    *Airfare, extended stays, and travel insurance sold separately through Red Carpet Travel.
    *Must have a passport valid 6 months past trip dates.
    *Deadline date for sign-ups is April 1st, 2018

Day Port Arrive Depart
Monday Passau 5:00pm
Tuesday Melk 8:00am 12:00pm
Tuesday Vienna 7:00pm Overnight
Wednesday Vienna 6:00pm
Thursday Budapest 11:00am Overnight
Friday Budapest 1:15pm
Friday Esztergom 6:15pm 7:15pm (Technical Stop)
Saturday Bratislava 6:30am 5:00pm
Sunday Durnstein 6:00am 12:00pm
Monday Passau 8:00am 9am-10am Disembarkation

Munich, Germany

Bavaria's capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. Inthe Altstadt, central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus, with apopular glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts stories from the 16th century.


Passau, Germany

The border city of Passau, one of the most popular places in Bavaria, is also known as the Dreiflüssestadt (City of three rivers). Here the River Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz rivers and grows to become one of Europe's major waterways. Passau has a well preserved medieval centre, complete with Sankt Stephan Cathedral, home to Europe's largest pipe organ.


Melk, Austria

Located in the beautiful Unesco World Heritage 'Wachau Valley', the town of Melk has been a spiritual and cultural center of Austria for more than 1000 years. It is best known for its impressive baroque style, Benedictine monastery known as Melk Abbey which is also one of Austria's great cultural highlights and Europe's largest Abbeys.


Vienna, Austria

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. Not only is it a place worth seeing for its architectural charm; it also boasts a collection of famous figures throughout history such as Sisi, Strauss, Mozart and the memorable images of Gustav Klimt. The city is bursting with history, distinguished monuments, museums, palaces, scenic parks, charming cafés and noteworthy pastry shops!


Budapest, Hungary

As the capital of Hungary, Budapest is often called the "Paris of the East" and is a highlight for travelers from far and wide. You will get a sense of Budapest's colorful history, but also insight into how the city's division by the Danube river has played such an important role in society over the centuries - one side known as "Buda" and the other "Pest".


Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is considered the main economic, political and cultural capital of the country. The city encompasses a fine blend of past and present; on one hand many historical buildings display the city's rich past routes, however on the other hand, universities and urban youth cultures ultimately create a bustling juxtaposition within one city.


Dürnstein, Austria

Dürnstein is a small castle town on the Danube river in the Krems-Land district of Austria. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region and also a well-known wine growing area.

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