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Relax. You’re cruising on the Danube, and worries don’t exist on this fine-looking waterway. Germany, Austria or Hungary? You don’t have to choose. You’ll get to explore all three on this 8-day cruise that is part small town, part big city and all parts good times. Regensburg’s Old Town has an open- air café feel and the highest density of pubs and bars in Germany (and that’s no small feat). Austria’s Wachau Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site if we’ve ever seen one—its Benedictine Abbey houses the most famous library in Northern Europe. Hungary’s lively capital city offers double the fun, with Buda on one side and Pest on the other. And that’s just the beginning.

The Danube Flow

The Goods

  • 14 meals onboard
  • Welcome party
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • 12 included excursions
  • 7 U Time optional excursions
  • Local celebrity DJ Party
  • Included onboard beer mixology class

2018 Cruise DatesChoose a date below to view pricing

July
21
28
August
04
11
September
29
October
06
13
20
This sailing operates in reverse direction.
Ship: The A Danube River
From
$1,499*per person
$187*per day
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The Danube Flow

8

Regensburg to Budapest
Days
  • Budapest to Regensburg
This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Regensburg

    Included Night Out - Deutschland Discovery

    This one's for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland. Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city’s famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. Then if the weather’s nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.

  • DAY 2 - Straubing & Passau

    Included Night Out - The Passau Social

    Passau's old town is a pedestrian-friendly hot spot for food, drink and good times. Step right off the ship and follow your nose to one of the city's great pubs or bars. In the summertime, people gather on the shores of the Inn River, one of three meeting in Passau, to chat, drink and eat, or play volleyball or soccer. Get some exercise, then treat yourself to some hearty pub cuisine. After, head to a Bavarian beer garden for a true Passau experience. Celebrate good times. Come on.

    U Time - Sunday Funday

    What do Bavarians do on Sundays? Find out for yourself as you follow your U Host through an idyllic market square for some authentic beer tasting and sausages. Then either visit one of the largest existing Roman treasures in Gasthof or take bicycles to St. Peter’s Church and Agnes Bernauer’s tombstone.

  • DAY 3 - Passau & Linz

    Included - Scenic Passau

    Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don't pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn and llz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border. Take a hike to the two best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus and Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city’s maze of old town alleys. Get your architecture fix at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers. Fun fact: The cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.

    Included - Craving Caving?

    Explore the Limoni Caverns by torchlight with your U Host. You’ve grotto check out these popular caverns full of rich history!

    Included Night Out - The Second Life of Linz

    Spend an evening exploring Austria’s second-largest city, Linz, a leading center for modern media arts. Arrive in port and walk to the striking Ars Electronica Center, which focuses on society, technology and life in the future. No matter which way you turn, there’s something insightful and futuristic to explore in Linz.

    U Time - Bike The Danube

    Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna. Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks.

  • DAY 4 - Melk, Wachau Valley & Dürnstein

    Included - Castle Ruins Rendezvous

    Dürnstein, Austria, is a beautiful town situated along the Danube River. Explore its restaurants, shops and scenic views to discover why it’s nicknamed the “Pearl of the Wachau.” Take a stroll through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets to historical buildings like the Blue Monastery Church and Abbey. Last but definitely not least, hike up to the famous Dürnstein Castle ruins where Richard the Lionheart was once a prisoner, and have a dream photo op. With expansive views of the Danube River and Wachau Valley, this is a can’t-miss experience.

    Included - A River Runs Through It

    Take a breathtaking (literally) bike tour through the UNESCO Wachau Valley. You’ll travel 20 scenic miles along the Danube, passing the wine villages of Willendorf, St. Michaels, Weissenkirchen and Joching, and meet the ship in Dürnstein with some amazing new memories and photographs.

    U Time - Dear Abbey

    The baroque-style Melk Abbey has a fascinating 900-year history and an extraordinarily beautiful library filled with priceless medieval manuscripts, optical illusions, cleverly concealed doors and other intriguing secrets. The abbey’s Marble Hall is a work of art, as are the impressive library, the Emperors’ Gallery and the site's crown jewel—the incredible Abbey Church. Get ready to light up your social feed. It’s photo city here.

  • DAY 5 - Vienna

    Included - Palace Politics

    Enjoy a host-escorted orientation walk in historic District 1 with a Ring Tram ride that includes a 24-hour public transportation ticket so you can explore the district’s coolest spots; we suggest the Schönbrunn Palace! Its magnificent architecture and the décor of its staterooms make it a cultural treasure you simply have to include in your plans.

    Included Night Out - The Vienna Circuit

    Vienna’s electronic music scene is world-famous for a reason, and this is your chance to dance your way into tomorrow. Step off the ship and follow your host on a club-hopping escapade to the nightclubs by the Danube Canal. If there’s one place you have to stop, it’s Flex, one of the best-known clubs in Europe for its rich beats and famous musicians and DJs. Then make the rounds at the Volksgarten Disco and Albertina Passage. They’re as fun as they sound.

    U Time - Above Vienna

    Vienna’s giant Ferris wheel is the perfect place for a party in the sky—plush and roomy cabins where you can dine on street food and sparkling wine while enjoying incredible views over the city.

    U Time - After Hours at the Castle

    Your guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace—the former summer residence of the imperial family—includes the staterooms and private apartments of Empress Maria Theresa. Maria Theresa Schönbrunn made it the focus of court life. Today, it plays host to the highest-level politicians in all of Europe. And now—you.

  • DAY 6 - Bratislava & Budapest

    Included - Bohemian Dreamin'

    Take a stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia’s charming capital. It’s located on the Danube and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Known for its lively bars and Art Deco cafes, it’s a great place for Czech beer and Bohemian eats. Soak in the relaxed urban lifestyle of 18th-century Old Town and treat yourself to a little something from a Bratislava pastry shop. It’s vacation, after all.

  • DAY 7 - Budapest

    Included - Budapest: The Heart of Hungary

    With more than 40 theaters and over 100 museums and galleries, Budapest has a lot to offer. Grab a bike or take to the city by foot. Follow your chef to Market Hall, where you’ll sample delicious local fare and shop for fresh ingredients. Then take a bike trip through Buda and Pest with your U Host, exploring the historic “must sees” like Liberty Bridge, Hero Square and more.

    Included Night Out - Ruin Pub Rendezvous

    Budapest has a reputation for being an epic party city, but we can’t be certain. If you could, please follow your host through the city’s scene of abandoned buildings turned raves and report back to us. We hear cheap drinks, techno beats and street art at every stop are to be expected.

    U Time - House of Terror Museum

    Pay homage to those who were held captive, tortured and killed during two of the bloodiest periods of Hungarian history. This fascinating museum offers an unforgettable look at fascism and communism in the 20th century.

    U Time - A Foodie’s Dream Come True

    Do you want to know what the Market Hall of Europe looks like? Which liquor has more than 50 different herbs in it? What makes up a traditional Hungarian lunch? Then this is your tour! Join us to meet up with a local Hungarian for a delicious foodie tour! Follow your local guide to discover the hidden gems of Budapest, stopping to taste something new and local favorites as you go! Hungarians love to eat and drink, and they’ll make sure you never forget their cuisine!

  • DAY 8 - Budapest

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Budapest

    Included Night Out - Ruin Pub Rendezvous

    Budapest has a reputation for being an epic party city, but we can’t be certain. If you could, please follow your host through the city’s scene of abandoned buildings turned raves and report back to us. We hear cheap drinks, techno beats and street art at every stop are to be expected.

  • DAY 2 - Budapest

    Included - Budapest: The Heart of Hungary

    With more than 40 theaters and over 100 museums and galleries, Budapest has a lot to offer. Grab a bike or take to the city by foot. Follow your chef to Market Hall, where you’ll sample delicious local fare and shop for fresh ingredients. Then take a bike trip through Buda and Pest with your U Host, exploring all of these historic cities’ “must sees” like Liberty Bridge, Hero Square and more.

    U Time - House of Terror Museum

    Pay homage to those who were held captive, tortured and killed in two of the bloodiest periods of Hungarian history. This fascinating museum offers an unforgettable look at fascism and communism in the 20th century.

  • DAY 3 - Bratislava & Vienna

    Included - Bohemian Dreamin'

    Take a delightful stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia’s small and charming capital. It’s located on the Danube and surrounded by vineyards and the Carpathian Mountains, so a fully charged phone for pictures is a must. Known for its lively bars and Art Deco cafes, it’s a great place for Czech beer and Bohemian eats. Soak in the relaxed urban lifestyle of the pedestrian-only, 18th-century Old Town. Then treat yourself to a croissant or an éclair from a Bratislava pastry shop. Or both. We’re good with that.

    U Time - Above Vienna

    Vienna’s giant Ferris wheel is the perfect place for a party in the sky—plush and roomy cabins where you can dine on street food and sparkling wine while enjoying incredible views over the city.

  • DAY 4 - Vienna

    U Time - After Hours at the Castle

    Your guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace—the former summer residence of the imperial family—includes the staterooms and private apartments of Empress Maria Theresa. Maria Theresa Schönbrunn made it the focus of court life. Today, it plays host to the highest-level politicians in all of Europe. And now—you.

    U Time - Rock Me, Amadeus

    If there’s one “must-do” in Vienna, the mecca of classical music, it’s attending a Mozart and Strauss concert. This isn’t your average concert. Head to Klosterneuburg Abbey, a 900-year-old Augustinian monastery, for a classical music performance by a professional chamber orchestra. After, mix and mingle with the wildly talented musicians at an exclusive reception.

  • DAY 5 - Dürnstein, Wachau Valley & Melk

    Included - Castle Ruins Rendezvous

    Dürnstein, Austria, is a beautiful town situated along the Danube River. Explore its restaurants, shops and scenic views to discover why it’s nicknamed the “Pearl of the Wachau.” Take a stroll through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets to historical buildings like the Blue Monastery Church and Abbey. Last but definitely not least, hike up to the famous Dürnstein Castle ruins where Richard Lionheart was once a prisoner and have a dream photo op. With expansive views of the Danube River and Wachau Valley, this is a can’t-miss experience.

    U Time - Dear Abbey

    The baroque-style Melk Abbey has a fascinating 900-year history and an extraordinarily beautiful library filled with priceless medieval manuscripts, optical illusions, cleverly concealed doors and other intriguing secrets. The abbey’s Marble Hall is a work of art, as are the impressive library, the Emperors’ Gallery and the site’s crown jewel—the incredible Abbey Church. Get ready to light up your social feed. It’s photo city here.

  • DAY 6 - Passau

    Included - Scenic Passau

    Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don’t pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border. Take a hike to the two best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus and Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city’s maze of Old Town alleys. Get your architecture fix at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers. Fun fact: The cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.

    U Time - Bike The Danube

    Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna. Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks.

  • DAY 7 - Passau, Straubing & Regensburg

    Included - Medieval Regensburg

    Regensburg, Germany is a Bavarian city nestled along the Danube River. Revel in 2,000 years of medieval history on an hour-long, host-escorted stroll through the city’s well-preserved Old Town. Visit landmarks like Regensburg Cathedral, Porta Praetoria and the famous Old Stone Bridge. Then make your way through crooked town alleys and stumbling stones before visiting the Händlmaier’s mustard store. Regensburg's got a lot.

    Included - Bavaria: A Journey Into The Past

    Join your host on a stroll or bike ride through the medieval streets of Straubing, a quintessential small town in Bavaria, Germany. Check out the count’s castle and the beautiful Renaissance cemetery behind the Church of St. Peter. Pose for a picture next to the best-preserved Roman armor north of the Alps. Explore the oval-shaped town square and enjoy a hearty Bavarian lunch in one of the surrounding inns. For dessert, try a slice of Agnes Bernauer cake. You can thank us after.

    Included Night Out - Deutschland Discovery

    This one's for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland. Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city’s famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. Then if the weather’s nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.

    U Time - Beer and Meat

    Treat yourself to a Bavarian cuisine and culture walk, visiting a craft beer brewery and a shop specializing in Bavarian meats. Meet a master brewer and a Bavarian butcher, sample beer served in champagne-style bottles and learn how to pair charcuterie with craft beers.

    U Time - Revved Engines

    For many gearheads, the epicenter of German engineering is Regensburg’s high-tech BMW factory, where you can observe how the Ultimate Driving Machine is made. Follow your host on a guided tour of BMW’s impressive facilities, where you’ll walk into the middle of the action that’s setting the blueprint for the future of the automotive industry. Observe engine installation and final assembly—remarkable displays of logistical efficiency. Whether you’re a car person or not, your mind will be blown.

  • DAY 8 - Regensburg

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

*The displayed pricing is in USD. Standard pricing is per person based on double occupancy. Pricing does not include port charges of $160. Gratuities are included. For complete details view our terms and conditions.
The Danube Flow

The Goods

  • 14 meals onboard
  • Welcome party
  • 2 dedicated U Hosts
  • 12 included excursions
  • 7 U Time optional excursions
  • Local celebrity DJ Party
  • Included onboard beer mixology class

2019 Cruise DatesChoose a date below to view pricing

May
18
25
June
01
22
29
August
24
31
September
07
14
21
28
October
05
12
This sailing operates in reverse direction.
Ship: The A Danube River
From
$1,499*per person
$187*per day
Get a Quote
Book Now

The Danube Flow

8

Regensburg to Budapest
Days
  • Budapest to Regensburg
This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Regensburg

    Included Night Out - Deutschland Discovery

    This one's for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland. Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city’s famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. Then if the weather’s nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.

  • DAY 2 - Straubing & Passau

    Included Night Out - The Passau Social

    Passau's old town is a pedestrian-friendly hot spot for food, drink and good times. Step right off the ship and follow your nose to one of the city's great pubs or bars. In the summertime, people gather on the shores of the Inn River, one of three meeting in Passau, to chat, drink and eat, or play volleyball or soccer. Get some exercise, then treat yourself to some hearty pub cuisine. After, head to a Bavarian beer garden for a true Passau experience. Celebrate good times. Come on.

    U Time - Sunday Funday

    What do Bavarians do on Sundays? Find out for yourself as you follow your U Host through an idyllic market square for some authentic beer tasting and sausages. Then either visit one of the largest existing Roman treasures in Gasthof or take bicycles to St. Peter’s Church and Agnes Bernauer’s tombstone.

  • DAY 3 - Passau & Linz

    Included - Scenic Passau

    Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don't pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn and llz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border. Take a hike to the two best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus and Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city’s maze of old town alleys. Get your architecture fix at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers. Fun fact: The cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.

    Included - Craving Caving?

    Explore the Limoni Caverns by torchlight with your U Host. You’ve grotto check out these popular caverns full of rich history!

    Included Night Out - The Second Life of Linz

    Spend an evening exploring Austria’s second-largest city, Linz, a leading center for modern media arts. Arrive in port and walk to the striking Ars Electronica Center, which focuses on society, technology and life in the future. No matter which way you turn, there’s something insightful and futuristic to explore in Linz.

    U Time - Bike The Danube

    Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna. Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks.

  • DAY 4 - Melk, Wachau Valley & Dürnstein

    Included - Castle Ruins Rendezvous

    Dürnstein, Austria, is a beautiful town situated along the Danube River. Explore its restaurants, shops and scenic views to discover why it’s nicknamed the “Pearl of the Wachau.” Take a stroll through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets to historical buildings like the Blue Monastery Church and Abbey. Last but definitely not least, hike up to the famous Dürnstein Castle ruins where Richard the Lionheart was once a prisoner, and have a dream photo op. With expansive views of the Danube River and Wachau Valley, this is a can’t-miss experience.

    Included - A River Runs Through It

    Take a breathtaking (literally) bike tour through the UNESCO Wachau Valley. You’ll travel 20 scenic miles along the Danube, passing the wine villages of Willendorf, St. Michaels, Weissenkirchen and Joching, and meet the ship in Dürnstein with some amazing new memories and photographs.

    U Time - Dear Abbey

    The baroque-style Melk Abbey has a fascinating 900-year history and an extraordinarily beautiful library filled with priceless medieval manuscripts, optical illusions, cleverly concealed doors and other intriguing secrets. The abbey’s Marble Hall is a work of art, as are the impressive library, the Emperors’ Gallery and the site's crown jewel—the incredible Abbey Church. Get ready to light up your social feed. It’s photo city here.

  • DAY 5 - Vienna

    Included - Palace Politics

    Enjoy a host-escorted orientation walk in historic District 1 with a Ring Tram ride that includes a 24-hour public transportation ticket so you can explore the district’s coolest spots; we suggest the Schönbrunn Palace! Its magnificent architecture and the décor of its staterooms make it a cultural treasure you simply have to include in your plans.

    Included Night Out - The Vienna Circuit

    Vienna’s electronic music scene is world-famous for a reason, and this is your chance to dance your way into tomorrow. Step off the ship and follow your host on a club-hopping escapade to the nightclubs by the Danube Canal. If there’s one place you have to stop, it’s Flex, one of the best-known clubs in Europe for its rich beats and famous musicians and DJs. Then make the rounds at the Volksgarten Disco and Albertina Passage. They’re as fun as they sound.

    U Time - Above Vienna

    Vienna’s giant Ferris wheel is the perfect place for a party in the sky—plush and roomy cabins where you can dine on street food and sparkling wine while enjoying incredible views over the city.

    U Time - After Hours at the Castle

    Your guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace—the former summer residence of the imperial family—includes the staterooms and private apartments of Empress Maria Theresa. Maria Theresa Schönbrunn made it the focus of court life. Today, it plays host to the highest-level politicians in all of Europe. And now—you.

  • DAY 6 - Bratislava & Budapest

    Included - Bohemian Dreamin'

    Take a stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia’s charming capital. It’s located on the Danube and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. Known for its lively bars and Art Deco cafes, it’s a great place for Czech beer and Bohemian eats. Soak in the relaxed urban lifestyle of 18th-century Old Town and treat yourself to a little something from a Bratislava pastry shop. It’s vacation, after all.

  • DAY 7 - Budapest

    Included - Budapest: The Heart of Hungary

    With more than 40 theaters and over 100 museums and galleries, Budapest has a lot to offer. Grab a bike or take to the city by foot. Follow your chef to Market Hall, where you’ll sample delicious local fare and shop for fresh ingredients. Then take a bike trip through Buda and Pest with your U Host, exploring the historic “must sees” like Liberty Bridge, Hero Square and more.

    Included Night Out - Ruin Pub Rendezvous

    Budapest has a reputation for being an epic party city, but we can’t be certain. If you could, please follow your host through the city’s scene of abandoned buildings turned raves and report back to us. We hear cheap drinks, techno beats and street art at every stop are to be expected.

    U Time - House of Terror Museum

    Pay homage to those who were held captive, tortured and killed during two of the bloodiest periods of Hungarian history. This fascinating museum offers an unforgettable look at fascism and communism in the 20th century.

    U Time - A Foodie’s Dream Come True

    Do you want to know what the Market Hall of Europe looks like? Which liquor has more than 50 different herbs in it? What makes up a traditional Hungarian lunch? Then this is your tour! Join us to meet up with a local Hungarian for a delicious foodie tour! Follow your local guide to discover the hidden gems of Budapest, stopping to taste something new and local favorites as you go! Hungarians love to eat and drink, and they’ll make sure you never forget their cuisine!

  • DAY 8 - Budapest

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.

This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
  • DAY 1 - Budapest

    Included Night Out - Ruin Pub Rendezvous

    Budapest has a reputation for being an epic party city, but we can’t be certain. If you could, please follow your host through the city’s scene of abandoned buildings turned raves and report back to us. We hear cheap drinks, techno beats and street art at every stop are to be expected.

  • DAY 2 - Budapest

    Included - Budapest: The Heart of Hungary

    With more than 40 theaters and over 100 museums and galleries, Budapest has a lot to offer. Grab a bike or take to the city by foot. Follow your chef to Market Hall, where you’ll sample delicious local fare and shop for fresh ingredients. Then take a bike trip through Buda and Pest with your U Host, exploring all of these historic cities’ “must sees” like Liberty Bridge, Hero Square and more.

    U Time - House of Terror Museum

    Pay homage to those who were held captive, tortured and killed in two of the bloodiest periods of Hungarian history. This fascinating museum offers an unforgettable look at fascism and communism in the 20th century.

  • DAY 3 - Bratislava & Vienna

    Included - Bohemian Dreamin'

    Take a delightful stroll through Bratislava, Slovakia’s small and charming capital. It’s located on the Danube and surrounded by vineyards and the Carpathian Mountains, so a fully charged phone for pictures is a must. Known for its lively bars and Art Deco cafes, it’s a great place for Czech beer and Bohemian eats. Soak in the relaxed urban lifestyle of the pedestrian-only, 18th-century Old Town. Then treat yourself to a croissant or an éclair from a Bratislava pastry shop. Or both. We’re good with that.

    U Time - Above Vienna

    Vienna’s giant Ferris wheel is the perfect place for a party in the sky—plush and roomy cabins where you can dine on street food and sparkling wine while enjoying incredible views over the city.

  • DAY 4 - Vienna

    U Time - After Hours at the Castle

    Your guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace—the former summer residence of the imperial family—includes the staterooms and private apartments of Empress Maria Theresa. Maria Theresa Schönbrunn made it the focus of court life. Today, it plays host to the highest-level politicians in all of Europe. And now—you.

    U Time - Rock Me, Amadeus

    If there’s one “must-do” in Vienna, the mecca of classical music, it’s attending a Mozart and Strauss concert. This isn’t your average concert. Head to Klosterneuburg Abbey, a 900-year-old Augustinian monastery, for a classical music performance by a professional chamber orchestra. After, mix and mingle with the wildly talented musicians at an exclusive reception.

  • DAY 5 - Dürnstein, Wachau Valley & Melk

    Included - Castle Ruins Rendezvous

    Dürnstein, Austria, is a beautiful town situated along the Danube River. Explore its restaurants, shops and scenic views to discover why it’s nicknamed the “Pearl of the Wachau.” Take a stroll through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets to historical buildings like the Blue Monastery Church and Abbey. Last but definitely not least, hike up to the famous Dürnstein Castle ruins where Richard Lionheart was once a prisoner and have a dream photo op. With expansive views of the Danube River and Wachau Valley, this is a can’t-miss experience.

    U Time - Dear Abbey

    The baroque-style Melk Abbey has a fascinating 900-year history and an extraordinarily beautiful library filled with priceless medieval manuscripts, optical illusions, cleverly concealed doors and other intriguing secrets. The abbey’s Marble Hall is a work of art, as are the impressive library, the Emperors’ Gallery and the site’s crown jewel—the incredible Abbey Church. Get ready to light up your social feed. It’s photo city here.

  • DAY 6 - Passau

    Included - Scenic Passau

    Into beautiful scenery and architecture? Don’t pass on Passau. Situated at the intersection of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, the city boasts some of the best views on the German-Austrian border. Take a hike to the two best viewpoints: Veste Oberhaus and Mariahilf Pilgrimage Church. The views are storybook, allowing you to see the entire city of Passau as well as the surrounding countryside. Get lost in the city’s maze of Old Town alleys. Get your architecture fix at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with its distinctive domed towers. Fun fact: The cathedral is also home to one of the largest organs in the world, with 17,974 pipes.

    U Time - Bike The Danube

    Feeling energized after your morning hike? Grab a bike and cruise down the famous Danube bike path, which is particularly scenic from Passau to Vienna. Your expert guides will lead you on a flat 20-mile route. Reunite with the ship in Engelhartszell, where you can quench your thirst with beer made by Trappist monks.

  • DAY 7 - Passau, Straubing & Regensburg

    Included - Medieval Regensburg

    Regensburg, Germany is a Bavarian city nestled along the Danube River. Revel in 2,000 years of medieval history on an hour-long, host-escorted stroll through the city’s well-preserved Old Town. Visit landmarks like Regensburg Cathedral, Porta Praetoria and the famous Old Stone Bridge. Then make your way through crooked town alleys and stumbling stones before visiting the Händlmaier’s mustard store. Regensburg's got a lot.

    Included - Bavaria: A Journey Into The Past

    Join your host on a stroll or bike ride through the medieval streets of Straubing, a quintessential small town in Bavaria, Germany. Check out the count’s castle and the beautiful Renaissance cemetery behind the Church of St. Peter. Pose for a picture next to the best-preserved Roman armor north of the Alps. Explore the oval-shaped town square and enjoy a hearty Bavarian lunch in one of the surrounding inns. For dessert, try a slice of Agnes Bernauer cake. You can thank us after.

    Included Night Out - Deutschland Discovery

    This one's for the students. Head to Regensburg at sunset and experience the youthful buzz of Old Town, home to some of the best nightlife in all of Deutschland. Kick things off with a host-escorted walk, stopping at the city’s famous churches and aristocratic houses from the 13th and 14th centuries. Then if the weather’s nice, head to the Stone Bridge to eat, drink and mingle under the moonlight. Regensburg comes alive at night, as you will see.

    U Time - Beer and Meat

    Treat yourself to a Bavarian cuisine and culture walk, visiting a craft beer brewery and a shop specializing in Bavarian meats. Meet a master brewer and a Bavarian butcher, sample beer served in champagne-style bottles and learn how to pair charcuterie with craft beers.

    U Time - Revved Engines

    For many gearheads, the epicenter of German engineering is Regensburg’s high-tech BMW factory, where you can observe how the Ultimate Driving Machine is made. Follow your host on a guided tour of BMW’s impressive facilities, where you’ll walk into the middle of the action that’s setting the blueprint for the future of the automotive industry. Observe engine installation and final assembly—remarkable displays of logistical efficiency. Whether you’re a car person or not, your mind will be blown.

  • DAY 8 - Regensburg

    Disembark and head off to your next adventure.