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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.
Transfer to the port to the ship.
Welcome drink on board and presentation of the captain and his crew.
Dinner on board.
After dinner guests will have the possibility to visit some popular night life sites.
Starting with Hundertwasserhaus, with a short stop of approx. 20 minutes. Continuing to Belvedere Palace, where we make a walking tour around the Palace. Driving back to the city centre and around the Vienna Ringstrasse with the famous buildings such as the State Opera, the Parliament building, Burgtheatre, Votiv-Church etc.
Continuing into the old centre of Vienna, to the St. Stephan’s Square where we get out of the busses and get an explaining regarding the St. Stephan’s Cathedral from the outside. Some minutes free time for the guests to go inside the Cathedral individually. Walk back to the bus, through the pedestrian zone, from St. Stephan’s Square, along Graben and Kohlmarkt to Michaeler Square, to the entrance of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace). From this point, we continue by the Spanish Riding School to Albertina Square, where we will see the State Opera and the famous Hotel Sacher.Lunch on board, five o'clock tea and dinner on board. After lunch - 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.
|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 done, by an orchestra of 40 professional musicians and international soloists of the Vienna State Opera. This is unique possibility to see the representation rooms of the Imperial palace (Fofburg) and to attend a concert of the Wiener Hofburg-Orchester. The orchestra is pleased 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).
After breakfast 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.
Continue sailings towards Budapest.
After lunch wine tasting of the best ship wines, in the bar - with musical programme.
Dinner on board.
We are visiting 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 and many more. 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 will be also served 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.
The extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartók and Kodály is put on stage by both the Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra. The 5 members of the Folk Orchestra play authentic, traditional instruments and perform Hungarian folk music at its highest artistic level. The famous Gipsy Orchestra plays both dance accompaniments and performs alone. Their rich repertoire includes folk music which inspired Hungarian and international classical composers such as Liszt, Brahms, Kodály and Bartók. Aside from its performances around the country and abroad, the Ensemble gives approximately 90-100 annually performances in its Corvin tér theatre.
After performance, a night sightseeing tour, of the beautiful op-lighted Budapest will take a part.
After the breakfast guests will have free time, to explore Budapest on their own, or to participate in the optional programme “Szentendre”.
After breakfast you can departure to Szentendre, a small picturesque village from 17th century, just 25km away from Budapest. The visit includes the most popular sites, Main Square with the memorial cross, the first teaching school in Hungary, Transfiguration Church and the Church of the hill...
Afterwards there will be a free time for strolling around and shopping, or simply enjoy one of the local cafes. One glass of famous Hungarian wine Tokaj in local restaurant, is included.
After lunch, guests will have free time for strolling and shopping in the beautiful Budapest City. Five o'clock tea and dinner will be served on board.
|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.
At lunch time the ship will dock in Vukovar, the largest Croatian river port. Walking tour, stroll along the pedestrian zone full of shops, souvenir places, and restaurants. At dinner time, ship will continue sailing towards Novi Sad.
In the evening, Captain’s Gala dinner on board.
* the ship continues empty to Belgrade
After the midnight 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, with a lot of parks, restaurants, boutiques…
A bus sightseeing tour of the city, with a local guide.
Departure to Krushedol Monastery on the mountain Fruska Gora, famous for its fresco paintings from the 15th century. The monastery is also a burial place for well known persons from the Serbian history, such as king Milan Obrenovic and Duchess Ljubica.
From Krushedol monastery 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.
Breakfast on board. 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, etc…
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.