The Danube Flow

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  • Up to $500 OFF Select Departures
  • Venture into Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Museum
  • Check out the romkocsma-massive abandoned buildings that have been converted into trendy bars and clubs
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  • BUDAPEST. YOU DA BEST.

    Relax. You’re cruising on the Danube, and worries don’t exist on this fine-looking waterway. Germany, Austria or Hungary? You don’t have to choose. You’ll get to explore all three on this 8-day cruise that is part small town, part big city and all parts good times. Regensburg’s Old Town has an open- air café feel and the highest density of pubs and bars in Germany (and that’s no small feat). Austria’s Wachau Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site if we’ve ever seen one—its Benedictine Abbey houses the most famous library in Northern Europe. Hungary’s lively capital city offers double the fun, with Buda on one side and Pest on the other. And that’s just the beginning.

    Save up to $500 when you book select departures by 6/30/19!

     

     

    Your Itinerary:

    Day 1 Regensburg - Regensburg’s Old Town really comes to life after dark, as it no doubt has for centuries, and you’ll navigate the nightlife scene like a native with your savvy U Host.

    Day 2 Straubing & Passau - Enjoy some time on your own this morning to look around Straubing or relax before this afternoon’s active adventure, a ride along the Danube bike path from Straubing to Vilshofen. Don’t worry—that includes stops at pilgrimage sites, ancient monasteries, scenic vistas and (no surprise here) a Bavarian beer garden. Passau has a wonderful pedestrian-only Old Town just a short walk from the ship, an ideal place to chat, eat and drink, kick around soccer balls and listen to music. Beer garden culture at its best. Treat yourself to a Bavarian cuisine and culture walk, visiting a craft beer brewery and a shop specializing in Bavarian meats. Meet a master brewer and a Bavarian butcher, sample beer served in champagne-style bottles and learn how to pair charcuterie with craft beers. Kick back on a scenic drive deep into the heart of the Bavarian Forest, where you can opt for a Ranger-led hike or a mountain bike tour.

    Day 3 Passau & Linz - Start the day off with a hike up to two scenic viewpoints overlooking the confluence of two waterways—the green Inn River and the blue Danube. Head back down to explore Passau, taking in its baroque cathedral and labyrinth of narrow, crooked lanes. Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna. Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks. Venture into Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Museum, a unique and colorful visual journey through the universe that incorporates floor projection, laser tracking, 3-D animations and projections at 8K resolution. Yowza. Austria’s second-largest city was bombed during WWII, so modern day Linz looks unexpectedly new and futuristic. On your guided evening walk, you’ll learn how the city has transformed itself into a thriving center for media arts, technology and research.

    Day 4 Melk, Wachua Valley & Dürnstein - Chill out onboard during a scenic morning cruise, followed by free time in Melk. Then it’s onward to the beautiful Wachau Valley and the tiny village of Dürnstein. Hike up to the castle ruins where Richard the Lionhearted was once held for ransom—the views are amazing. Austria is so lovely that it’s easy to forget its tragic history. You can learn more about that today with a guided tour of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, which operated from 1938 to 1945. The baroque-style Melk Abbey has a fascinating 900-year history and an extraordinarily beautiful library filled with priceless medieval manuscripts, optional illusions, cleverly concealed doors and other intriguing secrets. The Nikolaihof wine estate is said to be the oldest in Austria, dating back some 2,000 years. The friendly owners are pioneers of organic winemaking, and they’ll be on hand to greet you and prepare a wonderful garden-to-table dinner for you this evening.

    Day 5 Vienna - Your first guided walk in Vienna provides an excellent overview of Austria’s elegant and artistic capital, and also includes a tram ride about the city’s famous Ringstrasse (Ring Road). Enjoy a taste of two classics—an intro to opera music and a Viennese cooking class. A fun opportunity to learn about arias and Apfelstrudel at the same time. Vienna’s giant Ferris wheel is the perfect place for a party in the sky—plush and roomy cabins where you can dine on street food and sparkling wine while enjoying incredible views over the city. What’s better than poking around a baroque palace? Poking around after hours, when the crowds of tourists have all gone back home. Your guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace—the former summer residence of the imperial family—includes the state rooms and private apartments of Empress Maria Theresa. If there’s one “must-do” in Vienna, the mecca of classical music, it’s attending a Mozart and Strauss concert. After tonight’s performance at Klosterneuburg Abbey, you can join the musicians and singers in the courtyard for a drink under the stars.

    Day 6 Bratislava & Budapest - With its small town charm, Czech beer, Bohemian cuisine and art deco cafes, the capital of Slovakia is well worth a visit—and you can cover just about everything on an insightful walk with your U Host. Just a short way from the city center, you can do something completely different—wild white water rafting on the Cunovo River with an expert guide. The largest medicinal baths in Europe, Budapest’s famous Szechenyi Baths, host epic bath parties at night that you’ll be talking about for years to come. Your U Host knows all the best places in Budapest, a city with a reputation for epic partying. Check out the romkocsma-massive abandoned buildings that have been converted into trendy bars and clubs-and visit the "ruin pub" that started it all, Szimpla. Cheap drinks, mazes of rooms, street art and Communistic relics? Count us in.

    Day 7 Budapest - Visit the covered market with the ship’s chef, who will introduce you to local flavors and ingredients—like Hungary’s most beloved spice, paprika. Later, take your pick of how to see the top sights in both Buda and Pest, either by motorcoach or on a guided bike ride. Head out to the Hungarian countryside to meet an aficionado of sparkling wines and enjoy a refreshing glass (or three) as he shares the secrets of making great bubbly. This fascinating museum commemorates two bloody periods of Hungarian history and honors those held captive, tortured and killed. An unforgettable look at fascism and communism in the 20th century.

    Day 8 Budapest - Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

     

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* $500 Savings offer is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2019 itineraries and departure dates only, made between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. All fares and savings listed are in US Dollars. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings vary by itinerary and departure date. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or program, except loyalty savings/benefits. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.
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