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Classic Danube
Enjoy two nights in the quaint Bavarian village of Ettal. Visit Linderhof Palace, the 'Royal Villa' of King Ludwig. Embark on a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River. Your lovely state-of-the-art craft offers a special treat - unlimited wine at every dinner. Pause as you go discovering the quaint villages and lively cities with local guides. Discover Vienna's historic sites as you are immersed in the city's atmosphere of opulence and elegance. Behold Munich's many charms including its world-famous Glockenspiel. Drift along the river through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and small riverside towns on a seven night cruise.
Details
Tour OperatorCollette
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
10 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BudapestOvernight Flight: Sail past breathtaking scenery, pausing along the way in quaint villages and lively cities on a timeless trip down the Danube River. Your tour opens with an overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2BudapestBudapest, Hungary - Board Cruise Ship: Unpack for a relaxing 7-night Danube River cruise aboard your lovely ship. This vessel offers the newest technology, a panoramic deck, terrace cafe, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. After a welcome aboard cocktail reception and dinner, take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest's stunning night skyline followed by a fun-filled folklore show.
Day 3BudapestBudapest: Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary's lovely capital, featuring the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river.
Day 4BratislavaBratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria: Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city's most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's palace. This afternoon, sail towards Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital city.
Day 5ViennaVienna: Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegance, stroll along the Kartner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. If you wish, you may join an optional excursion to the opulent Schonbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty.
Day 6EmmersdorfEmmersdorf - Wachau Valley: View the picturesque landscape as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the scenery. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns.
Day 7LinzLinz - Passau, Germany: This morning, enjoy an included walking tour of the charming riverside town of Linz. Next, continue on to Passau which is set at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to Europe's largest church organ. Tonight, you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers.
Day 8RegensburgRegensburg: A guided walking tour of magnificent Regensburg reveals one of Germany's grand medieval cities with nearly 1,400 historic buildings. Some of the architectural highlights you may view include the first stone bridge built over the Danube, a 1,400-foot-long span built in the 12th century; the old Town Hall; and the Porta Praetoria, one of only two remaining Roman gates in Germany, built in A.D. 179. This afternoon, take a stroll through Old Town. Tonight, partake in a delightful Bavarian evening onboard.
Day 9PassauPassau - Disembark Ship - Munich - Ettal: Today, disembark your cruise ship and journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. After some free time, continue on to the quaint village of Ettal, known for its grand 14th-century Benedictine monastery.
Day 10EttalEttal - Linderhof Palace - Oberammergau - Ettal: Travel to nearby Linderhof Palace. This artistic "Royal Villa" was the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete in his lifetime. Behind its Baroque facade you will find a world rich in Rococo ornamentation, with many sculptural elements that showcase an incomparable artistry. Later, spend time exploring Oberammergau, renowned for wood carvings and the Passion Play which takes place every ten years.
Day 11EttalEttal - Tour Ends: Today your tour comes to an end.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionQuote
September 14, 2018Land OnlyQuote
September 28, 2018Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Lueftner Cruises Innsbruck, AustriaKlosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer Ettal, Germany
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
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Classic Danube
Enjoy two nights in the quaint Bavarian village of Ettal. Visit Linderhof Palace, the 'Royal Villa' of King Ludwig. Embark on a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River.
 
 
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