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Tastes of Imperial Europe

Explore medieval towns lined with stunning Baroque palaces, admire imposing fairytale castles, and discover a host of Imperial treasures on this exciting short break cruise along the Danube

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  • Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
  • Johann Strauss monument, Vienna
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

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Explore the wonders of Imperial Europe on this luxury, all-inclusive cruise along the Danube between the fascinating capitals of Vienna and Budapest.

Your journey begins in the musical city of Vienna, which has played host to musicians including Mozart and Beethoven. Admire the 17th-century Vienna State Opera and embrace the lively coffee-house culture, before cruising to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, where there is the chance to visit the home of a local family.

The Hungarian capital of Budapest straddles the River Danube, linked by the iconic Chain Bridge. See the famous sights including the Hungarian Parliament and Fisherman's Bastion, before enjoying an exclusive private classical concert at the majestic Godollo Royal Palace.

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Tastes of Imperial Europe Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Vienna (Austria)

Fly from a choice of UK airports to Vienna where you'll board your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Vienna

Enjoy a tour of the city with highlights including the State Opera, City Park with its gilded bronze monument of Johann Strauss, and St Stephen's Cathedral. Alternatively, visit the opulent rooms of Schonbrunn Palace or learn about the history of Viennese coffee culture. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Join a local guide for an exciting tour of Bratislava, or head to the home of a local family to gain an insight into their everyday lives. Alternatively, go behind the iron curtain and discover the city's communist-era history on a guided excursion. This afternoon, relax on board as you cruise to Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Budapest (Hungary)

Enjoy a guided tour of the city taking in the Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. If you're feeling active, join the hiking tour up the World Heritage-listed Buda Hill, with highlights including Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion. Alternatively, head to the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock underneath the Castle District. This evening, enjoy a special Scenic Enrich experience - a private classical concert at Godollo Royal Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Budapest - UK

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 4-night all inclusive cruise
  • Return flights from up to 9 UK regional airports
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included)
  • Personal butler service with all cabins
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • On board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Special Features

  • Scenic Enrich: Private classical concert at Godollo Royal Palace
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