Gems of the Danube

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Waltz through enchanting Europe and unravel a tapestry of culture and tradition with an array of exciting Scenic Freechoice available on this enriching itinerary. 
  • Be guided through Melk's magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey
    Enjoy a guided tour through the one of the world’s most monastic sites, the Benedictine Abbey. The Abbey is set overlooking the town of Melk and its highlights include the Abbey church, exquisitely decorated with ceiling Frescoes, and the library with manuscripts that date back to medieval times.
  • Discover Budapest's Jewish heritage
    Discover Jewish heritage on a guided tour with an expert local guide, during this tour you will learn about the significant Jewish events from history that have shaped the culture of today.
  • Embark on a guided bike ride along the river
    Join your guide on a bicycle tour along the Danube to the quaint village of Dürnstein. Pass by charming villages and scenic vineyard landscapes. You will have time to stop along the way to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Danube.
  • Explore the city of Nuremberg
    Pass by the city walls and courthouse before arriving at Augustinerstrasse, where a local guide will take you on waking tour of Nuremberg. You will learn about many sites that make Nuremberg a great spot for visiting: Imperial castle rested high overlooking the city, St. Egidien's Church; market square will stay in your memory long after you leave Nuremberg.
  • Explore Vienna on a guided cycling tour
    Cycle upstream along the river and then cross to the Danube Island. On the Danube Island, we go downstream along the river and cross the Danube again using the Prater Brucke and cycle back through the Prater Park.
  • Join a guided walk around Regensburg
    A local guide will join you for a walking tour of Regensburg, a town dating back to the Stone Age. You will see many of its most famous and important sights such as the stone bridge, the Church of St James and its famous cathedral.
  • Journey to nearby Szentendre
    Journey to the riverside town in Pest County, Szentendre. Szentendre is known for its museums, galleries, and artists and you will have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.
  • Journey to Salzburg
    Join your local guide and drive to Salzburg. During your tour, you will visit some of the popular sights from the world famous movie, The Sound of Music such as Hellbrun Park and Mirabellgardens. This World heritage Site is famous not only for the Sound of Music; it is also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After your walking guided tour, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before having some free time to explore the city at your leisure.
  • Journey to Vienna's acclaimed wine region
    Journey outside of Vienna's city center to its acclaimed wine region, hearing tales of Vienna’s' long tradition in wine production.
  • Make the most of a guided city tour of Budapest
    Join a local guide discovering the highlights of this magical city by both coach and on foot. Visit both Buda and Pest, the two districts that are separated by the Danube that make up the city. See Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the medieval town on Castle Hill.
  • Stay on board for a cooking demonstration
    Stay on board for a fascinating cooking demonstration of some local recipes. Learn from the experts some tricks of trade and of course, sample the finished product.
  • Take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge
    Board a local ferry and sail through the mighty Danube Gorge to the impressive Weltenburg Abbey set on the banks of the Danube River. Join your local guide and explore the Abbey, founded by monks around 620AD. This Benedictine Abbey is the oldest in Bavaria.
  • Take a guided hike to Buda Hill
    Join your fellow travelers on a beautiful hike up to Buda Hill, UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your walk, see Matthias Church and walk to Fisherman’s Bastion. Great views over the Danube await for you.
  • Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava
    Join your local guide and journey by bus to the Slovakian capital Bratislava (approx. 90mins each way). Upon arrival, enjoy a guided city tour of this historic town before enjoying free time to explore this beautiful city at your leisure.
  • Taste your way through the Wachau Valley
    Taste your way through the Wachau Valley tasting the many regional delicacies during a guided tour.
  • Tour Schönbrunn Palace
    Join a local guide on an exploration of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. A guided exploration through the imperial apartments will take us on a journey through the centuries. Discover the countless rooms of great beauty where famous artists and craftsmen from many different epochs created interiors of great beauty and learn the history and tales of the royal family that lived in these walls. After the guided tour, you will see the impressive gardens.
  • Visit a Schnapps producer
    Enjoy a Schnapps tasting and a guided tour of the local distillery.
  • Visit moving WWII sites
    Pass by the city walls and courthouse before arriving at Augustinerstrasse, where a local guide will take you on a short walk around the center of town before re-boarding the bus and driving to the Zeppelin fields. This tour will give you an insight of the significant part the city of Nuremberg played during Germany's Nazi regime. You will pass by the Justice Palace and the Imperial castle before arriving at the documentation center where you will have time to take a self-guided tour with the help of an audio guide.
  • Visit Nuremberg's rock-cut cellars
    Visit Nuremberg’s rock-cut cellars for a unique beer tasting under the city. For many centuries, the citizens of Nuremberg built vaults and corridors into the sandstone below their city. These cellars are hidden from the main street view and in some places can be up to four stories deep. These cellars were primarily used for the ripening and storage of beer and during this excursion; you will get the opportunity to taste some local products.
  • Visit the medieval Czech city of Ceský Krumlov
    Join your local guide and drive to Ceský Krumlov (approx. 2 hours). During your guided tour, we will see all the major sights of this World Heritage Site such as Ceský Krumlov castle. This city is the second most visited city in the Czech Republic, after Prague. After your walking tour, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, before having some free time to explore the city at your leisure.

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