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Treasures of the Danube with Salzburg

Aboard Titan’s exclusive charter - MS Serenade 1

Step aboard for a delightful journey along the Danube. You’ll discover the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, before crossing into Hungary to tread the cobbled streets of Budapest. The country’s old medieval capital, Esztergom, is up next, where you’ll have time to hop between its many museums and galleries. Returning to Austria, we’ll glide through the vineyards of the Wachau Valley to Melk, a town crowned by a spectacular baroque abbey. We’ll finish with two nights in Mozart’s home town, Salzburg.

2 included excursions and visits

  • Budapest city tour
  • Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace

Including...

  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on MS Serenade 1 (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Captain’s gala farewell dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • VOX portable audio headset system on cruise excursions

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan cruise director and tour manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

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Day 1 - UK - Vienna

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from your home for your flight to Vienna. On arrival, transfer to embark MS Serenade 1 (4T). Light refreshments will be available on arrival, with time at leisure to settle in before a welcome cocktail and captain’s gala dinner this evening.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

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Bratislava at sunset - aerial view, Slovakia

Day 2 - Bratislava

We arrive in the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, where you are free to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, you may join our optional guided tour, taking in the highlights of this attractive little city such as the medieval Old Town Hall, the rococo Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral. We depart early this evening.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

Bratislava at sunset - aerial view, Slovakia
View of Budapest parliament at sunset, Hungary

Day 3 - Budapest

A century ago, Budapest was, along with Vienna, the ‘twin capital’ of the vast Austro-Hungarian Empire, and this morning we will enjoy an included tour taking in some of the highlights of this historic city, such as the grand Parliament Building, which was modelled on the Palace of Westminster, Heroes’ Square and the Castle District - a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to a variety of museums, galleries and historic buildings. The remainder of the day is free for you to make your own discoveries, before we leave tonight.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

View of Budapest parliament at sunset, Hungary
View of the old town of Esztergom. Hungary. Estergom.

Day 4 - Esztergom

Hungary’s medieval capital and birthplace of the country’s first king, St Stephen, Esztergom is an important religious centre, and its Basilica is the country’s largest church, with a 72-metre high dome. You will have free time this morning to explore the city, which has a number of interesting museums and galleries, including the Hungarian Open Air Museum, where you can see a collection of historic village homes, farm buildings and exhibitions on traditional country life; or you can choose to join an optional guided tour of the city. We leave at lunchtime.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

View of the old town of Esztergom. Hungary. Estergom.
melk abbey in austria from a boat deck

Day 5 - Vienna - Melk

We return to Austria and its majestic capital city, Vienna, for an included excursion to the stunning Schönbrunn Palace this morning. A glorious example of Baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was once the summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. This afternoon, we depart Vienna, sailing through the lovely Wachau Valley to Melk, where we dock for the night.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

melk abbey in austria from a boat deck
Linz, Austria

Day 6 - Melk - Linz

This morning there will be free time in the small town of Melk, dominated by its spectacular Benedictine abbey which was completed in 1736. The grand interior displays exhibitions of religious art, while the abbey church is adorned with an abundance of gold, marble and colourful murals. Sailing on this afternoon, we reach Linz, Austria’s third-largest city, where we stay overnight.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

Linz, Austria
Riverside of Danube with the Poestlingberg Basilica, Linz, Austria

Day 7 - Linz

With its wealth of Baroque and neoclassical architecture, Linz is a joy to explore. This morning you might like to take a walk around the historic centre, visit the two cathedrals or view the artworks on display at the riverside Lentos Art Museum, which include paintings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. We leave this afternoon. Tonight, enjoy the captain’s farewell gala dinner on board.

MS Serenade 1 (4T)

Riverside of Danube with the Poestlingberg Basilica, Linz, Austria
View to Passau in Germany with river Danube in Summer

Passau - Salzburg

Our cruise comes to an end in the Bavarian city of Passau, where we disembark and transfer to our hotel in Salzburg, the ACHAT Plaza Zum Hirschen (4T), where we will be staying for two nights.

ACHAT Plaza Zum Hirschen, Salzburg (4T)


View to Passau in Germany with river Danube in Summer
Panoramic view over city Salzburg at summer morning, Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg

Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is a city infused with music. One of the city’s most popular attractions is the house where Mozart was born in 1756 and where he lived for the first 17 years of his life. Today it is a museum dedicated to Salzburg’s most famous son, with displays including the clavichord on which he composed ‘The Magic Flute’. Scenes from the much-loved film ‘The Sound of Music’ were filmed in and around Salzburg, if you want to follow in the footsteps of the Von Trapps while other points of interest include the Baroque Mirabell Palace and the medieval old town.


Panoramic view over city Salzburg at summer morning, Salzburg, Austria

Day 10 Salzburg - Munich - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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Treasures of the Danube with Salzburg

Aboard Titan’s exclusive charter - MS Serenade 1