Day One. We journey to our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We continue to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Three. We travel to Linz, the third largest city in Austria where we board the Esmeralda.
Day Four. Our adventure begins as we set sail for Vienna, enjoying the onboard
hospitality and taking in the glorious scenery. We arrive in Vienna for our overnight stop.
Day Five. Explore Vienna at your own pace.
Day Six. Arriving in Budapest this morning, you’ll be eager to get out and about for some sightseeing. Impressive landmarks in this fine city include the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Chain Bridge, St Stephen’s Basilica, Szechenyi Thermal Bath and the elegant Parliament building. Depart Budapest early evening for overnight sailing.
Day Seven. Our leisurely cruise continues with a morning arrival in Bratislava, home to the impressive castle, perched on the mountain overlooking the city as well as medieval Michael’s Gate, the pretty pastel painted Blue Church and the neoclassical Primatial Palace.
Day Eight. A relaxing day messing about on the river until we reach the picture postcard walled town of Durnstein mid afternoon. Enjoy a stroll around this endearing settlement where you’ll find the ruins of a castle that once held Richard the Lionheart prisoner.
Day Nine. Arriving at the Austrian village of Melk this morning, perhaps you’d like to visit the Benedictine Abbey or the remarkably preserved Schallaburg Castle, handsome pilgrim church or just soak up the laid back vibes in the fairytale Old Town. We depart this afternoon for Linz.
Day Ten. We disembark and make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast hotel.
Day Eleven. Our travels continue to the overnight ferry where we enjoy dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Twelve. We make our way home