Admire the Wachau Valley's beauty from your Viking Longship. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Witness daily life in an abbey on an exclusive visit to Gottweig. 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 by Day
Day 1 - Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is aptly called "Paris of the East" for its beautiful evening illumination and reflected lights in the Danube's waters.
Day 2 - Budapest, Hungary
Riverside beauty, a vibrant cultural scene and elegant Art Nouveau architecture converge in Budapest.
Day 3 - 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 4 - Vienna, Austria
The capital city of Austria, Vienna is filled with green parks, upscale stores, theaters and gracious boulevards.
Day 5 - Krems, Austria
The crown jewel of the Wachau Valley is the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Gottweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years.
Day 6 - 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 7 - Passau, Germany
Founded by the Celts more than 2,000 years ago, Passau is one of Bavaria's oldest cities.
Day 8 - Passau, Germany
Set at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers, enchanting Passau is home to elegant colored buildings and graceful arcades.
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-day cruise visiting 5 countries & 7 ports
Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture Curriculum: enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian & Hungarian classics; attend lectures on Mozart & Viennese coffeehouses; learn some basics of the German language; find out how Austrians make their apple strudel
All 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