Cruise The Blue Danube
Riviera River Cruises MS Geoffrey Chaucer
Oct 27 – Nov 5, 2020
Soak up all that Europe’s most cultured river has to offer, with its wealth of grand baroque architecture, medieval cities, picture perfect towns and the sights that inspired Strauss and Mozart. Stepping aboard you will appreciate the superb surroundings of your floating luxury hotel for the next seven nights with spacious and well-appointed cabins or suites, private bathrooms and meticulously prepared fine cuisine.
From Budapest, we slip our moorings and head on our journey north to Esztergom spending the morning exploring its historic center, which once was Hungary’s capital, before continuing westwards to the beautiful old town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Navigating through Lower Austria we then reach the romantic town of Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, having been shipwrecked on his return from the crusades. After we visit the remarkable monastery in Melk, with its 200m long Emperor’s Gallery, lined with portraits of Austrian emperors.
Soon we arrive in Linz where we take the short drive to Salzburg. During the guided tour of the old town we will see the imposing fortress Hohensalzburg towering over the city and of course the birthplace and residence of Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous citizen. On our way back eastwards, we will reach classical Vienna, home of Strauss and many great composers. This city offers up so much wonderful architecture as well as a host of other things to see including the Spanish riding school.
Finally, cruising into Hungary, we arrive back in imperial Budapest, straddling the picturesque Danube. After a guided tour of this palatial city we spend the evening on board, where the Captain hosts another spectacular dinner, an excellent finale to this most exceptional and relaxing cruise.
Price Per Person: Ruby Deck/French Balcony Middle Deck $4,395.00 Double Occupancy (Ship only carries 179 passengers)
Optional Travel/Cancellation Insurance per person $276
Includes: Transportation to/from DFW airport, Roundtrip DFW to Budapest, Hungary, 1 nights stay w/ breakfast, & porterage, luxurious cruise accommodations, meals aboard ship, port charges & taxes, sightseeing tours as detailed in itinerary, live classical quartet recital and Hungarian folklore show on board, welcome reception & Gala Captain’s dinner, free wi-fi on-board ship.
Deposit of $400 is due immediately with balance paid in full by June 15, 2020.
Optional insurance must be paid with deposit.
Oct. 27 - Fly DFW to Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 28 - Overnight Mercure Budapest Korona or similar
Free Afternoon and Evening to Enjoy Dining and Shopping
Oct. 29 - Transfer to Danube - Embark MS Geoffrey Chaucer
Oct. 30 - Esztergom, Hungary
Oct. 31 - Bratislava, Slovakia
Nov. 1 - Durnstein and Melk, Austria
Nov. 2 - Salzburg or Linz, Austria
Nov. 3 - Vienna, Austria
Nov. 4 - Budapest, Hungary
Nov. 5 - Budapest, Disembark Ship
Return Flight to DFW