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With our beautiful, cozy and fully renovated ship
you will visit:
8 days / 7 nights
Based on the idea of showing all differences, historical beauties, extremely rich cuisine, original music and hospitality of the people of the 5 European countries, we give you the opportunity of getting acquainted with a huge treasury of this part of Europe.
After arrival, half day city sightseeing tour of Vienna which gives an overall impression of the most historical sights.
After city sightseeing, drive by coach to the port to the ship.Welcome drink on board and presentation of the captain and his crew.
After dinner guests will have the possibility to visit some popular night life sites.
|Optional:||Schönbrunn Castle (morning)|
|After breakfast - visit to Schönbrunn Castle, the Castle of Maria Theresa. The tour includes a stroll in the gardens and visit of the imperial rooms of the former summer residence of the Habsburg Family, the Schönbrunn Palace.|
In the afternoon visit Neustift am Wald in the Grinzing area. Drive via the Klostenburg Abbey, built in 1133 by Leopold III. Today Augustinians live and work in the spirit and accordance with the rules of the order laid down by St. Augustine. The tour includes entrance. The tour continues to the famous ”Neustift am Wald. In Restaurant “Wolf”, we will taste different local wines and visit the wine yards.
|Optional:||Classical Vienna Concert (evening)|
|30 years ago the musician and conductor Gert Hofbauer founded the "Wiener Hofburg-Orchester" which plays compositions by Johann Strauss and W.A. Mozart. Performing will be an orchestra consisting of about 40 professional musicians and international solists of the Vienna State Opera. The orchestra has pleasure to offer its guests an unforgettable Viennese evening with the famous and beloved compositions by the "King of Waltz" Johann Strauss son as well as arias of operas by W.A. Mozart in the wonderful atmosphere of Vienna's Imperial Palace (Hofburg). In case this optional is on Monday, Friday or Sundays the concert will be at The Auersperg Palace (or similar place).|
Enjoy a two-hour panoramic tour by Oldtimer XL (Bratislava’s unique touristic city train), which takes you through the nicest area within the Old Town borders directly to the courtyard of the medieval Castle with a beautiful view of the entire city and its surroundings, into Petrzalka and father into Austria.
The sightseeing in the exclusively pedestrian zone will include the most important attractions - Michael's Gate and Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Main Square with the Old Town Hall, the Slovak National Theatre and many other atractive sites.
Free time for shopping and strolling.
After lunch – wine tasting in the bar - with musical programme. Guests will have opportunity to test some of the best wines from Balkan region:Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and Romania.
Dinner on board.
After breakfast a 3-hours city sightseeing tour of Budapest.
Visit the most popular sights: The Parliament Building, St. Stefan Church, the Opera, the Square of Heroes, (the Millennium monument) and the town park with the Vajdahunyad Castle etc. There will be stops at the Square of Heroes, the Fisherman’s Bastion and Gellert Hill.
Lunch on board and afterwards “free time”. Five o'clock tea and dinner on board.
|Optional:||“Hungarian State Folk Ensemble”|
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble - regarded as one of the best in Hungary, was established in 1951. During the more than five decades of its existence, the Ensemble has achieved its aim by revitalizing the culture of the Hungarian people. Their rich and colourful repertoire entitled the Ensemble to be regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world. The Ensemble consists of 30 dancers, 14 members of the Gipsy Orchestra and 5 members of the Hungarian Folk Orchestra.
After performance, a night sightseeing tour, of the beautiful op-lighted Budapest will take a part.
An exhibition of old professional relics, tools and technology of wine-growing reminds age-old traditions of the wine culture. The traditional and the modem reductive technology get on well together. Besides tasting delicious dry and dessert wines it’s an unforgettable experience to watch in practice some of the final phases of the classical producing of champagne.
Skilled experts introduce the past and present of the König cellar and its finest wines.
Around 13.00 p.m. return to the ship and lunch on board. After lunch time for strolling and shopping in the beautiful Budapest City. Five o'clock tea and dinner on board.
At 21:00 Leaving Budapest and continue sailing to Mohach.
|Optional excursion:||Puszta (afternoon)|
After the lunch, you can go to visit Lazar Lovas Puszta, 45 km south from Budapest, with an unforgettable performance of one of the best horse-men-show in Hungary, included the visit of stud with horses. There will be tasting of local drink “palinka” and some culinary specialities.
The tour will start with visit of the main Cathedral built in 11th century as a symbol of Pecs, with a short organ concert there as well cathedral treasury. The sightseeing of Pecs offers most fascinating sites of the main Szecheny Square and Kaptalan Street with its beautiful restored medieval houses, Town hall and Palace of Lorant.
After the sightseeing, enjoy your free time in the main pedestrian zone on Ferencesek Street with possibility of visiting a numerous of small cosy shops and cafes. During the tour quests will taste a local wine from Vilany region in the Bishopric wine cellar.
After sightseeing - free time in the main pedestrian zone, in Ferencesek Street, full of small shops and cafes. Lunch on board. After lunch, border formalities and then continue sailing to Novi Sad.
Five o'clock tea. Captains gala dinner.
* the ship continues empty to Belgrade
Early in the morning arrival to Novi Sad, the third biggest city in Serbia. The biggest cultural, historical and university centre of Vojvodina region, very nice historical place full of life. A bus sightseeing tour of the city, with a local guide.
On the way to willage Jarak we will stop in small town Sremski Karlovci, centre of vine production of Fruska Gora region. Visit private producer of wine family Zivanovic, who are well known with producing “Bermet” wine, which was serving already on the Courts of Habsburg Monarchy and Russian Tsars. Our hosts in the surrounding of large garden will serve several sorts of “Bermet” wine, and domestic honey, also produced from the same family. Visit large wine-cellars and also local Museum of honey.
From Sremski Karlovci we will continue to Jarak, a small village in the Vojvodina region, in which surrounding we will have a lunch in a private house (farm). The lunch will be served in the garden, with local culinary specialities, season fruit, including sljivovica (plum brandy) and domestic wine, ad libitum and performance from local musicians. Returning to the ship in Belgrade harbour.
After the dinner, about 9 p.m. Serbian folk dance performance by professional ensemble from Belgrade will be held on board the ship, in the bar. In between the dances, there is a special fashion show - promotion of “Sirogojno” - specialist for hand made sweaters of original wool with typical landscape motives on it.
After breakfast 2,5 hrs city sightseeing tour, including a panoramic bus ride along the old part of Belgrade visiting the Kalemegdan Fortress and Park, the Orthodox Cathedral, Princess Ljubica's Manor, continuing by the Town hall, The State Assembly, St. Mark's Church, ect… After the city-tour free time in the centre of the city for strolling around and shopping. A rest stop with refreshments – included in the programme.
Transfer to the airport.End of Programme.