This eight day cruise aboard the Viking Var begins with two days in Budapest, Hungary. Included is an evening Budapest cruise and a morning city tour.
Your third day you are in Vienna, Austria , where you have a morning city tour and an afternoon free for a number of optional tours such as the Schonbrunn Palace, the Spanish Riding School with it's Lipizzaner stallions, or a classical concert at the Opera House.
Then on to Krems, Austria and a morning tour of the Gottweig Abbey and Vineyards. The afternoon you will be cruising the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day five finds you in Passau, Germany. You will have a morning city tour including a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, where you will be treated with a special concert played on it's 17,000-pipe organ. Your afternoon is free or there is an optional tour to Salzburg, Mozart's home town and the setting for filming of the Sound of Music.
Regensburg, Germany, considered the best preserved medieval city in Europe is next. In the morning you will have walking tour of the city. Lunch will be aboard ship, and in the afternoon you will enjoy scenic cruising along the Danube River.
In the morning, the ship will have left the Danube and be in the Main-Danube Canal. It is 106 miles long and has 16 locks that raise the water level 1,332 feet. Around lunch time you arrive in Nuremberg, where you will have an afternoon city tour.
After breakfast, your cruise ends in Nuremberg. However, you can extend your journey with an optional three nights in Prague, Czech Republic, with hotels and tours included.
Fixed Window Stateroom, Category F: $2,874 per person.
French Balcony Stateroom, Category D: $3,874 per person.
Veranda Stateroom, Category B: $4,274 per person.
These prices are per person, double occupancy, and include taxes and port charges.
Economy air from Tampa or other major airports is available for a limited time at only $599 per person.
This Marina Travel group cruise is sponsored by Diane and Gene Strandberg. Call or email them (941-753-9482; firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of the Marina Travel agents for more information or to reserve your cruise.