Day 1 - London - Munich - Passau
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways or Lufthansa flight to Munich. On arrival, we transfer by coach to Passau to embark MS Belvedere (4T) this afternoon. The ship sets sail for an overnight cruise towards Dürnstein, as we enjoy a cocktail party and dinner on board.
Day 2 - Cruising through the Wachau Valley - Dürnstein - Tulln - Vienna
This morning we pass through the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape representing one of the most beautiful stretches of river valleys in Europe. We arrive in Dürnstein for the opportunity to take an optional excursion, a walk through this charming town allows you to appreciate its traditional architecture, breathtaking scenery and glorious position, situated in the heart of this magnificent Valley on the banks of the Danube. We sail on to Vienna, stopping in Tulln for those who wish to enjoy an optional wine tasting excursion. Later this evening we enjoy the Captain’s welcome reception before dinner, and moor overnight in Vienna.
Day 3 - Vienna
The beautiful, cultured Austrian city of Vienna offers an exciting array of famous sights, including grand palaces and the magnificent Gothic cathedral. This morning we enjoy an included coach tour of the highlights of the city, with time this afternoon to continue exploring independently, or you may choose to join an optional excursion to the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, the magnificent former summer residence of the Habsburg family. This evening we set sail, as we enjoy dinner.
Day 4 - Esztergom - Budapest
This morning remain on board the ship as it sails to Budapest. The Hungarian capital is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Divided by the Danube with the ancient Buda (‘the hills’) on the right bank, and connected by seven bridges to the more modern Pest (‘the flat lands’) on the left bank. On arrival we enjoy an included city tour of the main sights by coach, including Heroes’ Square, Millennial Monument, the Great Synagogue, St Stephen’s Basilica, St Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and the stunning Parliament building.
Day 5 - Budapest (Danube Bend)
This morning join an optional excursion to visit Puszta and a csárda, travelling deep into the expanse of Hungarian countryside. This afternoon, as the ship sails towards Bratislava, you have the opportunity to visit the castle ruins of Visegrad and then enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Danube Bend, before rejoining the ship in Visegrad.
Day 6 - Bratislava
A morning arrival into the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, the only national capital which borders two independent countries - Austria and Hungary. Founded over 2,000 years ago, Bratislava was also the capital of Hungary during the late Middle Ages. Whilst here, we enjoy an included sightseeing tour amongst its churches, mansions and palaces to discover its highlights.
Day 7 - Linz
Linz is the third largest city in Austria, located next to the beautiful Danube River. We will be transported from the port by the City Express, a yellow mini-train, to see the most beautiful sights of Linz. Our 25-minute tour includes a commentary on its culture and history. Your ride will end at the Hauptplatz, right in the city centre and marked by the impressive 20 metre high, white marble Trinity Column, to further explore your favourite nooks at leisure before making your own way back to the ship. We enjoy the Captain’s farewell party this evening before dinner and later set sail for Passau.
Day 8 Passau - Munich - London
An early morning arrival in Passau. After breakfast we disembark and transfer by coach to Munich Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways or Lufthansa flight to London Heathrow. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.