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Explore three of Europe’s most enchanting capital cities on this mesmerising cruise along the majestic Danube River. Travelling through the heart of Europe from Budapest to Vienna, you’ll be immersed in the region’s captivating history, culture, and natural beauty as you cruise in complete comfort. With extra time at either end of your journey, you’ll have plenty of time to discover all the wonders of your iconic start and end points, with a magical adventure on board your luxury ship sandwiched perfectly in between.

This itinerary is simply a snapshot of what we can offer, and ports/excursions are subject to change, so contact our Luxury Cruise Travel Specialists to make the most of their expertise and the latest offers.

Day 1 Fly to Budapest, Hungary

Day 1 to 4 Welcome to Budapest, Hungary

Day 1 to 4Welcome to Budapest, Hungary

Fly to Budapest and take a private car transfer to Four Seasons Budapest at Gresham Palace. Enjoy a three-night pre-cruise stay at this lovingly restored palace on the Danube. Embodying the spirit of Budapest’s Golden Era glamour, the Four Seasons Budapest at Gresham Palace is the ultimate hub for soaking in the city before embarking on your five-night cruise.

Day 5 Budapest, Hungary

Day 5Budapest, Hungary

Characterised by its buildings, many with domes and spires, and its stunning backdrop of rolling hills, Hungary’s capital city offers a rich mix of both culture and tradition. With plenty to do and see, spend the day exploring the city and its markets or discovering some lesser-known must-see spots. End your day in Vorosmarty Square where you can shop for one-of-a-kind trinkets at the oldest Christmas market in Budapest.

Day 6 Bratislava, Slovakia

Day 6Bratislava, Slovakia

The bustling capital of Slovakia, Bratislava offers a diverse tapestry of historical wonders. Its enchanting Old Town, characterised by medieval and Gothic architecture, harmoniously coexists with magnificent Baroque palaces that were once commissioned by Hungarian nobility. Explore the 'Coronation City of Kings' and take in the magnificent views from Bratislava Castle before ending your day with an exclusive experience at the Primate’s Palace.

Day 7 Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria

Day 7Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria

Starting your day with an idyllic cruise through Bratislava, you’ll then sail to Vienna. The 'City of Waltzes' and Austria’s thriving capital, Vienna offers a wealth of hidden gems for you to discover, from the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs to St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the plethora of Christmas markets serving Viennese specialities.

Day 8 to 9 Vienna, Austria

Day 8 to 9 Vienna, Austria

On your second day in Vienna, head to the UNESCO-designated Schönbrunn Palace’s unforgettably festive Christmas market or cycle along the Danube River and through charming neighbourhoods to the nearby town of Klosterneuberg and its majestic 12th-century Augustinian monastery. The next day, disembark from your cruise.

Day 9 to 11 Rosewood Vienna - Vienna, Austria

Day 9 to 11Rosewood Vienna - Vienna, Austria

Conclude your trip with a three-night stay at the chic Rosewood Vienna, a beautifully restored, historic 19th-century building, located just steps away from the city’s most luxurious shopping and some of its most famous historical sites. Take in the city and soak up the sunshine before your return flight to the UK.

Day 12 Fly from Vienna, Austria

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