5 Night Cruise sailing from Engelhartszell roundtrip aboard A-Rosa Donna.
People have celebrated the Danube in song, dedicated poems to it and written fairy tales about it. So when you are on the deck of the A-ROSA watching the wonders of nature and cities glide by, don’t be surprised if you find yourself writing unusually grandiloquent postcards and text messages to your friends back home. This happens a lot. This trip will enable you to take home European history not only as a store of knowledge but also as a heartfelt sense of life. Vienna and Budapest, the former capitals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, are positively overflowing with stunning Baroque architecture and the finest Hungarian art nouveau. And, despite being surrounded by all this old splendour, both cities seem to keep getting younger and more dynamic. Nonconformist types will be thrilled by a visit to the self-confident Slovakian capital, Bratislava. While you’re there, make sure you order bryndzové halušky! This national dish is made of noodles with sheep’s cheese. It’s simple but really good.
Highlights of this cruise:
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known as the city on the blue Danube, but today the main river is actually detached from the inner city and only the Danube Channel runs through the city. Vienna is still one of Europe’s most seductive cities, however, and is worth a visit not just for its incomparable cultural treasures, the pomp and elegance of former glory, but also for its traditional coffee houses.
Bratislava has been the capital of Slovakia since its independence in 1993. Bratislava was also the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784. A visit should begin at the castle, which offers spectacular panoramic views over the "Beauty on the Danube". The Old City presents a fascinating network of attractive squares and winding lanes.
Krems an der Donau is not far from the Austrian capital of Vienna. The city is part of the Wachau, a stretch of the Danube valley and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Danube cruise will take you through Krems, passing through the Wachau on the way to and from Vienna.
A visit to Melk, the ‘Gateway to the Wachau’, brings you to the Danube Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can marvel at glorious landscapes. And no trip to the Wachau would be complete without a trip to Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. This is a region where towns and landscapes appear to exist in perfect harmony.
Your Danube cruise is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Austrian city of Linz. It offers an exciting mix of cultural attractions and true works of art. You’ll discover a modern, cosmopolitan city whose diversity, design and creativity really make it stand out. And no visit to Linz would be complete without a trip to a cafe to sample its specialities, such as the famous Linzer Torte.
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