Short break: Passau – Linz – Vienna
On the trail of Empress Sissi
Day 1 (Friday): Passau – Bavarian /Austrian Danube Valley – Linz
Our crew welcomes you on board with a drink. Then we hoist anchor, and the ship sets off toward today’s destination, Linz. You take the ship travelling from 9:00 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. At lunchtime, our galley crew pampers your palate with a regional dish. The boat passes Engelszell Abbey at a leisurely speed and continues through the practically unspoiled Upper Danube Valley, with its unparalleled spectacle of nature – the Schloegen River Bend. Overnight stay in Linz.
Day 2 (Saturday): Linz – Wachau Valley – Vienna
The boat departs at 9 a.m. in Linz, starting a remarkably diverse scenic leg of the journey. It leads through the legendary Struden- and Nibelungengau to the Wachau. Enjoy unique views of the countless sights such as the Melk Abbey and the idyllic Wachau vineyards. At lunchtime we serve you on board a delicious 3-course menu. At approx. 4:20 p.m. you land in Krems, where a comfortable coach awaits you and brings you directly to your 4-star hotel in Vienna. You reach the Austrian capital at 6:30 p.m., so you have plenty of time to explore the Viennese nightlife.
Day 3 (Sunday): Imperial Royal Vienna
After a hearty breakfast in the hotel you now have the opportunity to explore Vienna on your own. Famous landmarks such as Belvedere Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Prater or St. Stephen’s Cathedral await you. For the journey home to Linz you can take the train, the departure time you can choose on the spot: the trains to Linz drive at least every 2 hours according to ÖBB schedule, travel time of your choice.
- Cruise Passau – Linz – Krems
- Bus transfer Krems – Vienna (hotel)
- Overnight stay with breakfast in superior hotels, both in Linz and Vienna
- Welcome drink and lunch on board (Friday)
- 3-course menu on board (Saturday)
- Return trip from Vienna to Passau by train