Offer valid on bookings made from July 1 - 31, 2021. Special cruise fares plus FREE international airfare valid on 2021–2023 departures of Grand European Tour; European Sojourn; Waterways of the Tsars. Airfares vary on other gateways & departures. Airfare does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. Book by July 31, 2021. 2021: Pay in full by August 31, 2021. 2022: Pay in full by September 30, 2021. 2023: Pay in full by December 31, 2021. Offer expires July 31, 2021.
Arrive in Munich, then transfer to your ship in Passau.* After boarding, spend free time exploring, or join our "welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. (Dinner)* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.
Today you will take a walking tour of this elegant town, called the Dreiflüssestadt ("City on Three Rivers”), which is situated at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn Rivers. Admire the New Bishop's Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to Europe's largest church organ. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wake up in Linz this morning and set off to explore this cultural gem by mini-train and on foot. Ride along the Danube's south bank and take in the sights; see the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Linz Castle and the Market Hall, where Mozart wrote the Linz Symphony, followed by a walking tour of the city's Old Quarter. Alternatively, join a full day optional excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the baroque and Renaissance buildings and the town's charming streets, brimming with cafés, shops and galleries. (Breakfast, Dinner)
After scenic sailing this morning through the Wachau Valley, you will arrive in Krems. Enjoy lunch on board, then depart your ship for an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. You may also pay a visit to a local vineyard for a tasting before returning to your ship. Dinner will be served on board as we prepare to set sail for Vienna. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the "Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world's oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive in Bratislava this morning and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia's charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael's Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. Enjoy scenic cruising this afternoon as we set sail toward Budapest. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we see highlights of the once separate towns of Buda and Pest, starting with Pest's National Opera House and historic Heroes' Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this "City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Budapest, giving yourself more time to explore the bustling Hungarian capital. (Breakfast)* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.
8 Days 6 Guided Tours / 4 Countries
Daily Shore Excursions: 6 included guided tours
Port Charges: Included on all itineraires
Trip was great. Food not as good as expected. Maya did a great job booking our trip for us
We enjoyed our shipboard credit that we were offered with Affordable Tours.
Sue and I felt like we were living an experience through the shoes of Maria Teresa as we were treated as royalty. The experience of traveling with the Viking River trip (Danube Waltz) was beyond our expectations and the staff was warm, respectful, and welcoming .....very accommodating. All tour guides were knowledgeable and brought history and culture back to life. We will certainly endorse the trip for our friends and give you an A+ rating. We offer a quick shout out to JOEY who was a great ambassador for your program as he ran everything perfectly on the Bragi Viking ship. We care and thanks to all staff who made our trip one we will never forget. Love and hugs to all. Sue and Bob
Everything went as promised. The only disappointment was that we thought the food was not up to our expectations. However, this is based on only 1 other cruise we have taken which was with Oceania. All other amenities were excellent.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Viking River Cruise and recommend it. The scenery, food, and history were all wonderful and I especially enjoyed learning about the culture and history of all of the countries we visited.
This was a fantastic trip. The staff paid attention to detail, the room was maticulously cleaned, the food was prepared to perfection and the tours were well coordinated. The local guides were very knowledgeable.
Excellent trip, one of the top vacations if my life. I thought that the 15 days was a bit long before leaving but it turned out that it wasn\'t long enough. I throughly loved the trip.
Completely happy with the service and the value.
We chose the Grand European Tour as it provided the most information and sites within the locations we were interested in. The Veranda AA cabin worked out well, it is worth the upgrade. The ship was very clean and all staff attentive to the traveler. Our Program Director provided current information and history along the cruise. Our stateroom was meticulously attended to, the Aquavit Lounge was our favorite spot because of our primary servers. The food was excellent thanks to Executive Chef. Overall superior care and service.
Our Viking cruise was even better than I anticipated. The entire experience was fantastic and that began with Affordable Tours, I would definitely recommend your company to others.
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