Classic Danube

11 Days | September 2019

 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. 


Hungarian folklore show, walking tour of Passau, Vienna, Munich, Budapest 


What's Included

  • Round trip air from Ottawa.
  • Door-to-door airport transportation (within a 100km radius of the Ottawa airport)
  • All transfers, air taxes and fuel surcharges  (subject to increase until paid in full). 
  • All accommodation and ground transportation.
  • 9 night's accommodation
  • 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, and 9 Dinners


Tour Pricing & Insurance


From $4,749* per person for lower deck

From $8,399* per person for suite

Contact us for pricing for the following cabins:

Middle Outside Cabin

Upper Outside Cabin

*Rate is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date. 


Cancellation Waiver and Medical Insurance flat rate of $400 per person (regardless of age). Cancellation Waiver only of $330 per person (regardless of age). Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking. 


Booking Details

 To book this tour, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011).  
A deposit of $250 per person plus insurance (if purchasing) must be provided at time of booking.
Names as they appear on passports along with date of birth, passport number and expiry date are required. 

Balances are due 90 days prior to sailing. 




Day 1

Overnight Flight. Sail past breathtaking scenery, pausing along the way in quaint villages and lively cities on a timeless trip down the Danube River. Your tour opens with an overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2

Budapest, Hungary - Board 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 café, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. After a welcome aboard cocktail reception and 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. (D)

Day 3

Budapest.  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. (B), (L), (D)

Day 4 

Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria. Tor 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. This afternoon, sail towards Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital city. ​(B), (L), (D)

Day 5 

Vienna.  Join a local expert exploring 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 Kartner 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. (B), (L), (D)

Day 6 

Emmersdorf - Wachau Valley. 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. (B), (L), (D)

Day 7 

Linz - Passau, Germany.  This morning, enjoy an included walking tour of the charming riverside town of Linz. Next, continue on to Passau which is 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. Tonight, you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers. ​(B), (L), (D)

Day 8 

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. (B), (L), (D)

Day 9 

Passau - Disembark Ship - Munich - Ettal. Today,  disembark your cruise ship and 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 cafés. After some free time, continue on to the quaint village of Ettal, known for its grand 14th-century Benedictine monastery. ​(B), (D)

Day 10

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 façade 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. (B), (D)

Day 11

Ettal - Tour Ends. Today your tour comes to an end. Once you arrive back in Ottawa you will be transfered right back to your home in the Ottawa Valley. (B)