Scenic Wonders of the Danube and the Passion Play

Resort: Scenic Wonders of the Danube and the Passion Play
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination:
Price From: £3069.00

Overview

If youve ever wanted to see the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, this is your chance to combine it with wonderful cities along the Danube. Well begin with a leisurely cruise from Budapest to Passau, combining the exceptional and quaint with the new and exciting, in grand settings like Vienna and Budapest. Well then travel to the town of Oberammergau, where well take our seats at this unique theatrical spectacle, performed by the towns inhabitants since the 1600s.

Whats Included

  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on MS River Discovery II (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 25 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 7 lunches (days 2-7 and 9) 9 dinners (days 1-9)

5 excursions

  • Budapest and Vienna city tours
  • Melk Abbey tour
  • Entrance to the Oberammergau Museum
  • Oberammergau Passion Play (in German) and official Passion Play programme

Plus

  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner on cruise
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Titans VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan cruise director and tour manager
  • Porterage

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – Budapest

Titans VIP door-to-door transfer service collects you from home for your flight to Budapest. Upon arrival, transfer to embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

Day 2 Budapest

Relics. Monuments. Fairytale castles and palaces. Healing thermal waters. It can only be Budapest – and we waste no time in exploring the best bits this morning on our guided tour of the city. Perhaps hire a pedalo across the lake to Városliget Park for a wander through the enchanting castle gates and beyond.

Day 3 Bratislava – Vienna

We dock in Bratislava, Slovakia. You might choose to join us on an optional excursion on the tourist train through the city. Wind through the charming old town and past the dominating Bratislava Castle (Hrad) – where 11 kings and 8 queens were crowned. After, take a wander for yourself – the old town is the perfect walkable size.
Well sail onwards to Vienna and dock overnight.

Day 4 Vienna

Good morning, Vienna. This magnificent city was home to a vast number of classical composers over the centuries – and for good reason. As you wander, the streets ooze opulence and charm at every turn. Kick the day off with an introductory city tour to get your bearings and learn about the citys history.
Then youre free to make your own discoveries – dont miss the opportunity to attend a concert this evening in one of the citys impressive palaces. Relax and enjoy the uplifting melodies of Strauss or Mozart.

Day 5 Drnstein – Melk

Situated on an impossibly beautiful curve on the Danube, Dürnstein may well be the town that has it all. Charming buildings. A ruined hilltop castle. Stunning surrounding scenery. Whats more, it has a fascinating history: its grand castle walls once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart. Stroll freely through the cobbled lanes, or perhaps choose our optional orientation and wine tasting tour.
Later, we sail to Melk and dock overnight.

Day 6 Melk – Linz

This morning we take a tour of Melks imposing Benedictine abbey. Originally a palace, it was presented to Benedictine monks who turned it into a fortified abbey with an extensive library of priceless volumes and a richly embellished Abbey Church, its grand dome decorated with elaborate frescoes by Johann Michael Rottmayr.
This afternoon well sail towards Linz, where well dock overnight.

Day 7 Linz – Passau

Spend your morning soaking up the elegance and creative buzz in Linz. Wander through the old town freely, or perhaps join our optional city tour. The city offers a delightful mix of modern and historic architecture, including Linzer Schloss. For a better view of the city, perhaps take a ride on the Pöstlingbergbahn, a narrow-gauge railway that climbs up the steep incline of the Pöstlingberg hill to the north of the city. Later, enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruising towards Passau.

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