Visit Budapest's Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Gottweig Abbey, one of Austria's most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. See Europe's largest pipe organ in Passau, or travel to Salzburg. Celebrate Vienna's musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the "Blue Danube" is one you are sure to love.
Day by Day
Day 1 - Nuremberg, Germany
One of Germany's most renowned and intriguing cities, Nuremberg is surrounded by 13th-century walls that have many fully intact gates and watchtowers.
Day 2 - Nuremberg, Germany
A center of Bavarian culture, Nuremberg is filled with traditional half-timbered houses, Gothic churches and World War II history.
Day 3 - Regensburg, Germany
Having escaped major damage during World War II, the picturesque town of Regensburg is one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities and the oldest city along the Danube.
Day 4 - 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 5 - Krems, Austria
One of the crown jewels of the Wachau Valley is the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Gottweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years.
Day 6 - Vienna, Austria
The capital city of Austria, Vienna is filled with green parks, upscale stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.
Day 7 - Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is aptly called "Paris of the East" for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube's waters.
Day 8 - Budapest, Hungary
Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.
Viking Inclusive Value
Your included features and services:
6 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
Aquavit Terrace and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers
All port taxes and fees
Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
8-days; 3 countries; 6 ports
Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture Curriculum: enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian & Hungarian classics; attend lectures on the European Union, Viennese coffeehouses & Mozart; learn how to make your own apple strudel
Onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
Organic herb garden
Open-air walking track
24/7 Guest Services for special requests
Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service
Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand