Depart Dublin for Vienna
On arrival in Vienna you will be met by our local guide and transferred to your hotel in Vienna.
You will have the evening free to explore the city of Vienna.
City Tour of Vienna
This morning you will enjoy a city tour of Vienna. The tour will include the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History, the Hofburg Palace as well as the Royal Treasury and the National Library. You will also visit St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Schonbrunn Palace.
You will have the afternoon free to further explore the city before being transferred to Vienna port to join your River Cruise.
Settle in to your cabin and explore the range of facilities on board the MS Danubia as you embark on your 4-night cruise along the Danube. Dinner will be served on board the ship.
The MS Danubia will be moored on the outskirts of Vienna for the day. A coach transfer will be provided to and from the city centre for those who wish to undertake some independent sightseeing.
City Tour of Bratislava
You will arrive at Bratislava in the early morning. The city is small and best explored on foot. Following breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of this compact city.
During this tour you will get to know the capital of the young Slovakian Republic. The gorgeous old town has maintained its Gothic-Baroque style. The tour passes St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Grassalkovich Palace, and continues up to the hill, where you will have a stunning, panoramic view of the city and surrounding areas.
Afterwards, you have the opportunity to participate in a guided walking tour through the restored old town. From Michael’s Gate you will take a leisurely stroll through the historic city centre, where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings, as well as the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university in the city, which dates back to the 15th century.
In addition to numerous palaces, you will also walk past the main square with the old City Hall, the Opera House and Maximilian Fountain.
The ship will arrive into Esztergom in the early morning. One of Hungary’s oldest cities, Esztergom was formerly the capital and is home to the Basilica, the main Roman Catholic church of Hungary. An optional excursion will be offered (payable locally).
You will sail onto Budapest, arriving at lunchtime.
City Tour of Budapest
Enjoy a city tour of Budapest taking in highlights such as Heroes Square, the Synagogue and the Castle District. Walk by the Mathias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion for photos and visit St. Stephan’s Basilica.
Day 6 - Return Home
Transfer to Budapest Airport for your return flight to Dublin.