Munich City Tour
On arrival in Munich you will be met by our local guide and begin your holiday with a city tour. Highlights of the tour will include The Nymphenburg Palace, King's Square with its three temple buildings in the classical Greek style, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace monument, the elegant buildings and shops along Maximilian Street, the Maximilianeum, the National Opera House, the Royal Palace, Stachus Square and the medieval city gates.
In the afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Munich.
Begin Your Cruise
You will have the morning to further explore Munich before being transferred to Passau 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 3-night cruise along the Danube. Sit back with a complimentary cocktail in the lounge area followed by a Welcome Dinner.
Today will be spent at Regensburg. You will have free time to explore the city.
Situated at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in the State of Bavaria and is an important political, economic and cultural base. The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Traditional Bavarian Evening
Enjoy a traditional Bavarian evening hosted by the crew on board MS Danubia.
You will sail back towards Passau this evening.
Full Day Excursion to Salzburg and Salzkammergut
Arrive into the town of Passau and disembark the ship for a full day excursion to Salzburg and Salzkammergut with lunch included.
A two-hour coach ride will bring you to Salzburg – the city of music. The old town with its world-famous Baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was adopted by UNESCO in 1997 and is included on its list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Salzburg is also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
During the guided tour through the old town you will see the birth house of the musician (outside only), as well as other well-known attractions, such as the Getreidegasse. This long yet narrow shopping street runs parallel to the river in the centre of town. The street is famous for its old-style signage outside each store, indicating the profession found within. You will continue to the Mirabell Palace, a beautiful castle with gardens, built by an archbishop for his beloved courtesan. Look out for the Garden of Dwarfs and the Garden of Roses, as they are especially beautiful.
After the included lunch, you will head to the picturesque village of Mondesee in Salzkammergut, which was the film location for the well-known movie “The Sound of Music”. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you head back to the ship which will be docked at Linz.
Check out of your cabins as you arrive into the picturesque town Emmersdorf in the Melk district of Austria. Here, you can take an optional excursion to visit Melk Abbey (payable locally). Alternatively, you can remain on board and sail towards the picturesque town of Weissenkirchen.
Sail to Vienna
The ship will arrive into Vienna in the early evening where the group will finally disembark the ship.
You will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Vienna.
Vienna City Tour
Check out of your hotel and enjoy a half day City Tour of Vienna.
Your 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.
Depart Vienna for Dublin
Transfer to Vienna Airport for your return flight to Dublin