Pay tribute to the “queen” of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube. German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For centuries, this exquisite waterway has cast its spell on poets, musicians, and artists of all kinds. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.
Waltz your way along the Danube, sailing from one captivating city to the next. Discover the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage sites as you visit Budapest, the beautiful “Queen of the Danube,” and breathtaking Vienna, the “Waltz Capital of the World.” Experience delightful Salzburg, the charming village of Duernstein, and Passau, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ. Stroll through the Old Town of Linz, explore the beautiful countryside, and get a close-up view of the enchanting Danube during a bicycle ride along its tranquil shores. All along the way, delve into the flavors of the region with exclusive events ranging from an organic wine tasting of the Wachau Valley’s world-famous Rieslings to a saffron workshop. Let the “Enchanting Danube” carry you away on this regal journey, as centuries of intriguing history and culture unfold before your eyes.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those who love history, grand architecture, graceful music, and exquisite food and wine will discover the best of both Eastern and Western Europe on this enchanting journey.
Exclusive special music event
On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive performance by Elisabeth von Trapp (granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music) in Salzburg’s Mirabell Chapel. In addition to her onshore performance, Von Trapp will host two very-special departures, greeting guests with a welcome concert and leading an “Evening Sing-Along” onboard
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2015: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
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Information is subject to change.