Scenic Wonders of the Danube and the Passion Play
Day 1 UK - Budapest
Titan’s VIP door-to-door transfer service collects you from home for your flight to Budapest. Upon arrival, transfer to embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.
Day 2 Budapest
Relics. Monuments. Fairytale castles and palaces. Healing thermal waters. It can only be Budapest - and we waste no time in exploring the best bits this morning on our guided tour of the city. Perhaps hire a pedalo across the lake to Városliget Park for a wander through the enchanting castle gates and beyond.
- Budapest city tour (morning)
Day 3 Bratislava - Vienna
We dock in Bratislava, Slovakia. You might choose to join us on an optional excursion on the tourist train through the city. Wind through the charming old town and past the dominating Bratislava Castle (Hrad) - where 11 kings and 8 queens were crowned. After, take a wander for yourself - the old town is the perfect walkable size.
We’ll sail onwards to Vienna and dock overnight.
Day 4 Vienna
Good morning, Vienna. This magnificent city was home to a vast number of classical composers over the centuries - and for good reason. As you wander, the streets ooze opulence and charm at every turn. Kick the day off with an introductory city tour to get your bearings and learn about the city’s history.
Then you’re free to make your own discoveries - don’t miss the opportunity to attend a concert this evening in one of the city’s impressive palaces. Relax and enjoy the uplifting melodies of Strauss or Mozart.
- Vienna city tour (morning)
Day 5 Dürnstein - Melk
Situated on an impossibly beautiful curve on the Danube, Dürnstein may well be the town that has it all. Charming buildings. A ruined hilltop castle. Stunning surrounding scenery. What’s more, it has a fascinating history: its grand castle walls once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart. Stroll freely through the cobbled lanes, or perhaps choose our optional orientation and wine tasting tour.
Later, we sail to Melk and dock overnight.
Day 6 Melk - Linz
This morning we take a tour of Melk’s imposing Benedictine abbey. Originally a palace, it was presented to Benedictine monks who turned it into a fortified abbey with an extensive library of priceless volumes and a richly embellished Abbey Church, its grand dome decorated with elaborate frescoes by Johann Michael Rottmayr.
This afternoon we’ll sail towards Linz, where we’ll dock overnight.
- Melk Abbey tour (morning)
Day 7 Linz - Passau
Spend your morning soaking up the elegance and creative buzz in Linz. Wander through the old town freely, or perhaps join our optional city tour. The city offers a delightful mix of modern and historic architecture, including Linzer Schloss. For a better view of the city, perhaps take a ride on the Pöstlingbergbahn, a narrow-gauge railway that climbs up the steep incline of the Pöstlingberg hill to the north of the city. Later, enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruising towards Passau.
Day 8 Passau - Ammergau Alps
After breakfast, we disembark and begin our journey to Oberammergau. We arrive in the Ammergau Alps this afternoon and check into our hotel.
Day 9 Oberammergau
Oberammergau is a delightful town in the picturesque Bavarian Alps. Explore the historical town and visit the Oberammergau Museum for an insight into the town’s history and wood carving trade, which is still a major export today. Later, we witness what we have travelled to see; Oberammergau’s Passion Play.
During the 17th century, the villagers of Oberammergau pledged that if they were spared from the plague, they would perform the Passion Play - a story of the life and death of Jesus - and have continued to do this every ten years since 1634. Today, it is world renowned and highly anticipated, with over 2,000 residents involved in the production. Performances take place in an open-air theatre, which hosts 4,700 people.
- Oberammergau Museum (morning)
- Oberammergau Passion Play (afternoon)
Day 10 Ammergau Alps - Munich - UK
After breakfast, we disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
- Budapest city tour