Included Excursions to • Vienna • Budapest • Bratislava • Linz • Salzburg • Alpine Tour • Melk
From the gentle rolling hill, to the snowy mountain peaks, to the picture-book villages, Austria is one of Europe’s most scenic countries. On this delightful two-week holiday we combine a week on a Danube River cruise visiting Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia, and a week at a typical, charming Austrian spa hotel in Bad Hofgastein.
To begin, we fly to Budapest and transfer to our river boat. The cruise will take us through such varied and scenic areas as the picturesque Danube Loop and the Wachau Valley. We will cruise aboard the MS Amadeus Brilliant - a Deluxe, yet informal floating hotel. The ship has a lounge, comfortable lounge chairs on deck and a beauty salon. All meals are included while on the cruise (free flowing wine is included with each dinner), and there are musical performances by on-board musicians. The cabins are large, with twin beds, private bathroom (shower only), telephone and climate control. All cabins have a panoramic window or French Balcony. We have included the shore excursions to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Melk and Linz.
Bad Hofgastein, Austria has had mineral baths since the 17th century when it was fashionable to take the waters. Today it is a thriving, pleasant resort town with many mineral and hot springs. We will stay at the First Class Johannesbad Hotel St. George. This hotel has a thermal pool, hot tub and steam bath. Spa treatments can be arranged for a nominal charge. Our hotel rooms are large and airy, with private bathroom, TV and telephone. From here we will enjoy an excursion to Salzburg (Mozart’s birthplace) and an Alpine scenic tour which will surely take your breath away.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.