Enjoy two nights in the quaint Bavarian village of Ettal. Visit Linderhof Palace, the 'Royal Villa' of King Ludwig. Embark on a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River. Your lovely state-of-the-art craft offers a special treat - unlimited wine at every dinner. Pause as you go discovering the quaint villages and lively cities with local guides. Discover Vienna's historic sites as you are immersed in the city's atmosphere of opulence and elegance. Behold Munich's many charms including its world-famous Glockenspiel. Drift along the river through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and small riverside towns on a seven night cruise.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 10 Days
|Day 1||Ettal||Overnight Flight: Sail past breathtaking scenery, pausing along the way in quaint villages and lively cities on a timeless trip down the Danube River.|
|Day 2||Ettal||Ettal, Germany - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in the quaint village of Ettal, known for its grand 14th-century Benedictine monastery, the largest in Germany. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||Ettal||Ettal - Linderhof Palace - Oberammergau - Ettal: Travel to nearby Linderhof Palace. This artistic "Royal Villa" was the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete in his lifetime. Behind its Baroque facade you will find a world rich in Rococo ornamentation, with many sculptural elements that showcase an incomparable artistry. Later, spend time exploring Oberammergau, renowned for wood carvings and the Passion Play which takes place every ten years.|
|Day 4||Ettal||Ettal - Munich - Vilshofen - Board Cruise Ship: Journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. Enjoy free time before continuing on to Vilshofen to meet your cruise ship. Unpack for a relaxing 7-night Danube River cruise aboard your lovely ship. This vessel offers the newest technology, a panoramic deck, terrace cafe, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. This evening, enjoy a cocktail reception followed by a welcome aboard dinner.|
|Day 5||Regensburg||Regensburg: A guided walking tour of magnificent Regensburg reveals one of Germany's grand medieval cities with nearly 1,400 historic buildings. Some of the architectural highlights you may view include the first stone bridge built over the Danube, a 1,400-foot-long span built in the 12th century; the old Town Hall; and the Porta Praetoria, one of only two remaining Roman gates in Germany, built in A.D. 179. This afternoon, take a stroll through Old Town. Tonight, partake in a delightful Bavarian evening onboard. Your ship departs for Passau late this evening.|
|Day 6||Passau||Passau - Linz, Austria: Wake this morning surrounded by scenic valleys and charming riverside towns en route to Passau, set at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to Europe's largest church organ. You will have leisure time to independently explore the town. This afternoon, continue on to the charming riverside town of Linz where you will enjoy an included walking tour of the city with a local guide.|
|Day 7||Wachau Valley||Wachau Valley - Emmersdorf - Vienna: View the picturesque landscape as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the scenery. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. Arrive in Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital city, in the early evening.|
|Day 8||Vienna||Vienna: Join a local expert and explore Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegance, stroll along the Karntner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. If you wish, you may join an optional excursion to the opulent Schonbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty.|
|Day 9||Vienna||Vienna - Bratislava, Slovakia: Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city's most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's palace. The afternoon is at leisure. Tonight, you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala Dinner before departing for Hungary.|
|Day 10||Budapest||Budapest, Hungary: Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary's lovely capital, featuring the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river. Tonight, gather onboard with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. After dinner, take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest's stunning night skyline followed by a fun-filled folklore show.|
|Day 11||Budapest||Budapest - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends: After breakfast, disembark the ship as your tour comes to an end.|
- Lueftner Cruises Innsbruck, Austria
- Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer Ettal, Germany
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.