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Passau - Bratislava - Solt - Kalocsa - Mohács - Belgrade - River day - Giurgiu - Oltenita - Tulcea - Russe - Vidin - Donji Milanovac - Golubac - Novi Sad - Osijek - Mohács - Budapest (overnight) - Vienna - Melk - Passau
  • 16 Nights
  • VIVA All-Inclusive
  • June and July 2021
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THRILLING DANUBE

Passau – Donaudelta – Passau

The Danube flows in gentle zigzags along narrow gorges and picturesque bays to Europe's paradises: Hungary's Puszta, Serbia's Carpathians, the enchanting Balkans and the "Iron Gate." Untouched wilderness full of biodiversity as far as the eye can see! Join us on a journey of natural beauty, where flora and fauna are joined by history - in Budapest, Belgrade and Vukovar as well as in ancient fortresses, principalities and kingdoms.

day 127.11.2021
  • Passau
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    15:30

    Located in Germany at the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn and Liz, the Bavarian town of Passau has a charm that attracts tourists from far and wide. Rich in history, the town can trace its roots back to the 2nd century AD when it was established as a colony of the Roman Empire.

    Today, the town boasts superb examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture, including the Cathedral of St. Stephen. Built in 1688, this magnificent cathedral houses one of the world's largest pipe organs and is a major attraction for visitors. Other notable buildings in the town include the Church of St. Michael and Lamberg Palais. With a population of only just over 50,000, Passau is a peaceful town and not at all difficult to get around for visitors. It's certainly worth a visit.

    Excursions Passau

    Passau: City tour

    Today we will take an exciting tour through the three-river city of Passau, at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz. We stroll through the picturesque alleys of the old town and admire the beautiful house facades, many of which are listed buildings. One of the most important sights of the city is the baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its characteristic onion domes, which is enthroned on the highest point of the old town, about 13 m above the Danube. Here we get interesting information about its eventful history, which already began in the 8th century with one of the predecessor buildings at exactly this place. Today's church impresses with its frescos, stucco work and various artistically decorated altars. Our tour continues to the residence of the prince-bishops. This is a long complex opposite the cathedral, on the banks of the River Inn. We take a look at the building from the outside and listen to the explanations of our guide. Afterwards we stroll through the listed Höllgasse, which is home to galleries, handicraft shops and cafés. The old cobblestones of the small street are partly colourfully painted and every year the Höllgasse is redesigned by local artists. At the end of our tour through one of the most fascinating cities on the Danube we return to the pier of our ship.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 1,5 h
    • walking
    • per person: 15 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 227.11.2021
  • Bratislava
    14:30
    18:30
    Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, lies on the Danube in the west of the country. The city is renowned for its bar and café culture, giving the place a lively feel despite its population of under half a million. Bratislava Castle, rebuilt in the 1950s after a devastating fire over 100 years earlier, lies on the edge of the old town. The city is full of parks and green spaces, with several lakes for people to walk or relax beside. The Old Town Hall dates from the 15th century and is Slovakia's oldest city hall. Nearby is the much more recent Man at Work, a humorous bronze sculpture by Viktor Hulík depicting a man climbing out of a manhole. As the country's capital, the city also contains a wide range of museums and galleries, as well as the National Theatre.

    Excursions Bratislava

    Bratislava: City walk with beer tasting

    Get to know the capital of the young Slovak Republic on this excursion. Bratislava is located near the border triangle where the borders of Slovakia, Hungary and Austria meet and has always been considered a melting pot of different peoples and cultures. The old town, which is well worth seeing, has largely preserved its Gothic-Baroque style. Here you can clearly feel the upheaval that has taken place in recent years, and everywhere you look you can see that the old buildings are being restored. Besides a tour you have the possibility to taste Slovakian beer. Let us surprise you.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 2,5 h
    • walking
    • per person: 28 €
    Bratislava: Exclusive visit to the Kormuth pastry shop

    The Konditorei Kormuth is known to old Bratislavans as Patisserie "u Sturtter". It bears the name Konditorei because in the 19th century German and Hungarian were spoken in Bratislava. Mr. Sturtzer, who also ran a confectionery in these premises since the beginning of the 20th century, was of German nationality.

    The premises of the Konditorei Kormuth were completely rebuilt and have been working on their present form for more than ten years. Only the front has been open to the public so far, the rear parts of the confectionery are still being renovated.
    The history of the building in which the present confectionery is located dates back to the Renaissance period and is also the basis of the whole idea of the historical interior in the Renaissance and Neo-Renaissance spirit, which consists of historical artefacts and is a lifelong collection of the contemporary owner. His passion and feeling for art was also reflected in the appearance of the whole interior. All furniture is Neo-Renaissance from the 19th century, mainly from Italy. Mirrors, chandeliers, lamps, clocks, a collection of stained glass, sculptures and all artefacts are original historical antiques of the highest artistic quality, mostly from the 15th-19th century. The whole interior is supplemented by paintings and frescoes with Renaissance motifs, painted by academic painters for more than six years, according to individual rooms, which are also educational in nature and dedicated to various themes of old Bratislava. The lounges are thematically divided: one tells about the great monarchs of the Austro-Hungarian Empire who were crowned here, another about old crafts and their patrons, but also about palaces that were the pride of old Bratislava.

    You can enjoy delicious cake and coffee directly from the rare historical porcelain and crystal, served by elegant gentlemen in stylish suits with bow ties and professional gastronomic knowledge.
    Interesting is also the list of drinks, where you can learn something about the history of the confectionery and its premises, and you will be surprised by the interesting offer of special, non-traditional coffees, liqueurs, wines and other delicacies. The unique atmosphere is complemented by French and Italian chansons combined with historical Renaissance music.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 2 h
    • walking
    • per person: 33 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Solt
    09:00
    09:30

    Solt is a cruise port and a city in Kaloc, Hungary (Bach Kishkun District) with around 6,000 inhabitants. Two highways run through the region - 51 (190 km upstream and connected to Budapest / state capital) and 52 (64 km connected to Transdanubia).

    The local landscape is characterized by arable land (in the east) with irrigation waterways, several shore dunes, a woody hill and vineyards (in the northwest). The city is named after the Hungarian prince Zoltan/Zolt (896-949 AD). The most famous sights are the Vecey Fortress (early 19th era), the Roman Catholic Church, the Changed Church and the Pincemuzeum, Meleg-Hegi (the cellar is a village with about 700 inhabitants), Place Saint-Laszlo (containing an open-air subject park), Revber equestrian centre, Radioado (antenna mast/radio transmitter with a height of 304 m), and Teleki-Shandor fort. It is a charming city that is worth visiting.

    Excursions Solt

    Solt - Kalocsa : Puszta trip --- Experience culture and pleasure in Hungary

    The trip leads directly from the boat to the puszta. On arrival all guests are welcomed with schnapps, larded bread with onions and wine. In Bakodpuszta you will get to know rare animal species, such as grey cattle and woolly pigs. Get an insight into the harmony between horses and people during the horse show. The elegance of horse and carriage driving and the puszta tens will provide you with unforgettable experiences. During the carriage ride to the Puszta you will marvel at the fauna and flora of Kalocsa Sarköz. After visiting the stables you will be taken to Kalocsa, 11 kilometres away. This picturesque town on the eastern bank of the Danube is a centre of Hungarian folk art. In the House of Folk Art you can see embroideries with typical Hungarian motives. In the disused railway station you will find numerous wall paintings. The old bishop's town is also known for its spicy peppers. In the town you can visit the Paprika House, where the paprika culture is presented and you have the opportunity to taste small snacks with paprika.


    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 4,5 h
    • Bus - carriage ride
    • per person: 44 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Kalocsa
    12:00
    14:00

    Excursions Kalocsa

    Baltic Sea Package: Coastal Culture and Nature

    Zingst / Barth: Island tour Zingst - Darss - Fischland approx. 3.5 hours, bus ride and on foot

    The starting and end point of the island tour is the Vineta town of Barth. From the landing stage in Barth we cross the Meiningen bridge and pass the "Grosse Kirr", Germany's most famous resting place for cranes, directly to the Baltic seaside resort of Zingst. During a walk through the town, which is famous as a refuge for retired captains, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about thatched roofs and their production. You will pass the pier on the Baltic coast and also see the marina on the Bodden side, starting point for many birdwatchers at the time of the crane migration to explore the resting places of the birds with a modern boat or an old Zeesboot.
    The journey continues to Born, a picturesque village on the Bodden. Here you can find out what Born has to do with Cape Town in South Africa.
    A stop in the artists' village Ahrenshoop is definitely worthwhile. Be inspired by the breathtaking landscape, just like Albert Einstein and Bertolt Brecht once did.

    Wittow ferry: The north of Rügen - Dranske - Cape Arkona - Glowe approx. 3 hours, bus ride with stops and carriage ride at Cape Arkona

    Discover the north of the island of Rügen. By bus from the Baltic seaside resort of Dranske on the Witte peninsula to the northernmost point of Germany. In the picturesque village Putgarten a horse-drawn carriage is already waiting for you. On an approx. one-hour round trip you explore the area monument Cape Arkona. Of course you will have time for a photo stop. You will see the famous two lighthouses at the cape, learn a lot about the settlement of Rügen in the Middle Ages while passing the remains of the Jaromar Castle and follow the traces of the Cold War at the former leading bunker of the People's Navy. Through the Baltic resort of Juliusruh and over the Schaabe, a spit which connects the Witte and Jasmund peninsulas, the journey then continues to the Baltic resort of Glowe. "Glowe, not Sylt!" was a marketing gag by the Ostseezeitung 2017. Quite justified, after all Glowe is the gateway to the bathing paradise of Schaabe, a beautiful, fine-grained but natural sandy beach. The health resort, lake promenade and harbour offer everything a holidaymaker could wish for. Enjoy the flair of this Baltic seaside resort on your way out and learn all about Glowe's famous shell, one of the famous buildings designed by the island architect Ulrich Müther. The way back to the ship to Dranske leads you via the Baltic seaside resort Breege and the village Altenkirchen, which is centrally located on the island of Wittow.

    Greifswald: Walk to the Eldena Monastery approx. 1.5 hours - on foot / easy

    The boat is moored at the head of the breakwater at the mouth of the river Ryck into the Greifswald Bodden in the small and tranquil fishing village of Wieck. Along the marina and over the historic drawbridge your walk will take you to the ruins of the monastery Eldena. Caspar David Friedrich, probably Greifswald's most famous citizen, woke the monastery ruins from their twilight sleep. The origins of the monastery date back to 1199, when monks of the Cistercian order settled in today's Eldena and developed the formerly called "Kloster Hilda" into one of the most important monasteries in the region. After the monastery was dissolved during the Reformation in 1533, war-related destruction and the removal of the red bricks for building projects in the old town left the monastery in ruins. Only a ban issued by the Prussian King Wilhelm IV in 1827 was able to stop the increasing destruction. Through the paintings of the romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, who repeatedly depicted the ruin in his works at the beginning of the 19th century, the monastery ruins once again received increased attention. Between 1828 and 1832 a spacious park was laid out around the monastery grounds according to the plans of the Prussian landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné, which then as now invites visitors to take long walks.

    Greifswald: Bus excursion from Wieck to Greifswald with city tour approx. 3 hours, transfer and on foot

    Past one of the most important flood protection structures in Western Pomerania and over the drawbridge, you can get from the ship during a short walk to the modern coach, which will take you comfortably to the city center of the University of Greifswald.
    Spared from destruction during the war, then cruelly neglected, designed as a showcase for socialism and flourishing since the political turnaround, this is how Greifswald has appeared to its visitors over the past seventy years. The history of Greifswald is inextricably linked with its university. One of the most beautiful examples of North German brick Gothic is the house of the founder of the university, Heinrich Rubenow. You can see this and many other architectural gems in the Hanseatic city of Greifswald. Find out more about important personalities of the city, such as Caspar David Friedrich, probably the best-known representative of the German Romantics, the savior of the city, Colonel Rudolf Petershagen, the author Hans Fallada and several Nobel Prize winners whose place of work was the University of Greifswald.

    Lauterbach: Island excursion Rügen to the Königstuhl and the Baltic seaside resorts of the Jasmund peninsula, approx. 4 hours bus ride and on foot

    The starting point of this tour is the romantic town of Lauterbach. From there you drive to Putbus, a young town that the enlightened Prince Malte had rebuilt in the early 19th century from an old Slavic settlement into a neoclassical city. The Circus is modelled on the famous architecture of the posh English spa town of Bath. Discover the city's special relationship with the queen of flowers - the rose. Pass through Bergen and continue on the B 96 to the Jasmund National Park with a stop and hike to the Königstuhl, Germany's most famous and highest limestone rock, which you can admire from the Victoria View in the afternoon in the best light.
    The journey continues via Saßnitz, Mukran and Prora to Binz, the largest Baltic Sea resort on the island of Rügen. Experience magnificent seaside resort architecture during a walk along the beach promenade and discover the first work of the famous island architect Ulrich Müther directly on the beach.
    Return to the ship along one of the most beautiful stretches of the German avenue road through the dreamy village of Vilmnitz, made famous as the filming location for the family film "Die Heiden vom Kummerow und ihre lustigen Streiche". Back in Lauterbach, enjoy the view of the front of the Goor bathhouse with its famous Greek colonnade.

    Peenemünde: Island tour of Usedom with a stop at the seaside resort of Heringsdorf approx. 4 hours, bus ride and on foot

    Your excursion starts in Peenemünde, from the Americans' point of view the most important place on the German Baltic coast. Wernher von Braun worked there before he became world famous as a space pioneer with the construction of the Saturn 5 rocket.
    Passing the Baltic seaside resorts of Karlshagen and Trassenheide, you will reach the B 111, Usedom's traffic aorta. Enjoy the beautiful town of Loddin am Achterwasser with Germany's smallest and most northerly vineyard. The route continues in the direction of the imperial baths with a stop in Heringsdorf. Learn more about Villa Oechsler and Villa Staudt, Usedom's most beautiful and best-known examples of opulent spa architecture. Stroll along Germany's longest built over pier in Heringsdorf. Whether Loriot, Maxim Gorki or Theodor Fontane, you will discover the places on the island where famous personalities lived and worked. On the way back, they will learn more about the Koserow salt cottages and discover a seaside resort, where the entire infrastructure is designed in such a way that even people with disabilities can enjoy a wonderful holiday with all the amenities of the Baltic Sea. At the Krumminer Wieck they enjoy the beauty of the island on the side of the Achterwasser and learn where the best frog cake in Germany is to be found. The island tour ends in Wolgast, the gateway to the sunniest island in Germany. You will experience the bridge train of the Wolgast walking beam bridge and see your ship from land at the bridge passage before you enter it again.

    Szczecin-Stettin: city tour with stops at the Monument of the Three Eagles, the Renaisassance Castle and above the famous Haken Terrace about 3 hours, bus ride and on foot
    The capital of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship is a vibrant center with a population of over 500,000 (including over 65,000 students). The boat is located in the city center just below the imposing Hakenterrasse (originally named after the very popular mayor Hermann Haken, who had this complex built in the early 20th century, now called Waly Chrobrego). This is also the starting point of our tour through this city, which is particularly characterised by Art Nouveau architecture. It is also called the Paris on the Baltic Sea. The Parisian Haussmann style is also omnipresent in Szczecin. George Eugene Haussmann, the famous city planner of Paris, also worked in Szczecin. You can see this both in the architecture and in the street layout. But they also stroll through the new Old Town and the courtyards of one of the best preserved Renaissance castles in Central Europe. Find out where the famous Russian Tsarina Catherine was born, where courageous Poles resisted the communist regime as early as 1970, and where the Polish Pope preached to 200,000 Polish believers during this dark period. Photo stops at the Three Eagles Monument and in front of the seat of the voivode of West Pomerania round off your trip.

    Swinemünde: Sightseeing tour by tram and stop at the beach promenade approx. 2.5 hours, tram and on foot

    Today a special trip on one of Swinemünde's popular tourist trains was booked for you. You will pass Poland's largest ferry port, pass through the spa gardens designed by the Prussian horticultural architect Linne' and continue to the promenade. There you will have time to linger. Do not miss the widest bathing beach on the Baltic Sea coast. The route continues through the up-and-coming spa district to the state border and past the famous Polish market in Swinemünde. You will be impressed by the city center with its innumerable pensions and hotels and the spa facilities with many amenities. The trip begins and ends directly at the landing stage and in front of the Fishery Museum, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city center. During the whole trip you will receive all necessary information via the onboard loudspeaker system of the tourist train.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Bus -Walking
    • per person: 199 €
    Rhône package: most beautiful stall magic (Advent trips /6 days )

    Tain-L'Hermitage: City walk and chocolate museum with workshop, about 2,5 hours, on foot

    Your excursion starts with a walk through Tain-L'Hermitage. The place is particularly well known to wine lovers, as it is here that you will find one of the best wines in France, the Hermitage. Afterwards you will visit the Cité du Chocolat Valrhona. Here you will embark on an instructive and sensory journey into the world of chocolate. During the tour with seven different stops, you will learn about chocolate in a delicious way. You will be initiated into the secrets of chocolate production and have the opportunity to play with the whole range of chocolate flavours to create your own recipe. Experience each stage of the production process and immerse yourself in the magic of transforming the finest cocoa beans into the highest quality chocolate. After the visit you will return to the ship.

    Arles: --- and its artists, about 2,5 hours on foot

    Arles, the gateway to the Camargue, is a small town in Provence, rich in culture and tradition. Numerous magnificent buildings such as the mighty Arena still remind us of the glorious Roman history. Arles captivates with a mixture of Roman, Romanesque, Provençal and gypsy culture. Emperor Constantine once called it ''Little Rome in Gaul'' and the amphitheatre dating from the 1st century AD still bears witness to the city's Roman past. During your walk through this beautiful city you will meet artists such as Vincent van Gogh and experience the typical South-Provencal charm. Vincent van Gogh spent the last years of his life in Arles and painted many of his most famous works.
    Incl. admission to the van Gogh Foundation

    Avignon: City walk with the Pope's palace, about 3 hours, on foot

    The excursion starts directly at the landing stage. Today you will visit Avignon, the city of the popes. The old town with its magnificent medieval houses is surrounded by a long fortification wall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the 14th century Pope's Palace, the Bishop's Palace, Rocher-des-Dome and the famous Pont St. Bénézet bridge. You will visit the Pope's Palace, one of the most unique and imposing Gothic buildings. During the walk you will pass the church of St. Agricole, the Roman excavations and the town hall. From the Rocher of the cathedral you can enjoy the beautiful terraces of the garden with an impressive view over the Rhône valley and the famous bridge. There is enough free time to explore the lively city centre of Avignon and to go in search of specialities such as papalines, almond cake or pear liqueur.

    Lyon: ''Vieux Lyon'', city walk with tasting, about 2,5 hours, by foot and metro!

    From the boat you will take the metro together with your guide to the old town ''Vieux Lyon''. The former economic centre of the city impresses with its picturesque, cobbled streets. There you will also get a glimpse of the famous ''traboules'', which mark passages that lead from one street to another through houses and courtyards. On the way you will have the opportunity to taste French specialities like ''Praline brioche''! Let us surprise you.

    You can keep the tickets and use them all day long!

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 111 €
    Seine package: So beautiful, the Seine

    Les Andelys: bus trip and city tour with Château Gaillard, approx. 3 hours

    While you enjoy your delicious breakfast, the captain has moored in Les Andelys, a small town dominated by one of the most spectacular sights of the whole valley - Château Gaillard. This morning we will discover the history behind this remarkable castle. The remarkable Château Gaillard guards the top of the river bend and was built in the 12th century by Richard the Lionheart to defend Rouen from the French. Château Gaillard was often besieged during the turbulent history of northern France and is now one of the most dramatic ruins in the region.
    Les Andelys: smooth paths
    Château Gaillard: short walking distance from the castle. Paths can be uneven up to the castle!

    Rouen: city walk with chocolate & cheese tasting, approx. 2 hours

    We wake up in Rouen, the capital of Normandy, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe and the scene of many important events over the centuries. The outstanding feature of our guided tour of the city is the impressive Gothic cathedral, immortalised by the great impressionist Claude Monet in a series of 28 paintings showing the façade at different times of the day and in different weather conditions. The cathedral briefly became the tallest building in the world when the tall tower was added in the 19th century. It is also famous for the reclining statue that is said to contain the heart of Richard the Lionheart.
    The winding streets of Rouen are a revelation, lined with antique shops, tasteful boutiques and, of course, countless restaurants offering exceptional regional cuisine and highlighting the country's outstanding gastronomic heritage. The Place du Vieux-Marché is one of the most poignant places in the city. A large cross marks the point where the Virgin of Orleans Jeanne d'Arc was burned at the stake for her faith. No gradient, smooth paths and partly cobbled streets.

    Le Havre: On the way in Le Havre & Etretat, about 4 hours

    Getting off the ship in Le Havre, you will first discover the rich history and the architectural diversity of the city. The bus tour will lead you to the major places of the city (St Joseph Cathedral, port, MuMa.) allowing you to immortalize them with a picture. The journey then continues with the seaside city of Etretat, whose chalk cliffs became famous thanks to the paintings of the impressionist masters. After the visit with your guide, you will have some free time to stroll through the city or enjoy the view over the sea and a tea from the terrace of the casino.

    ''If I wanted to show a friend the sea for the first time, I would choose Etretat for it'' -Alphonse Karr-
    Alphonse Karr once wrote this sentence in one of his works. In Etretat you can admire the impressive circular rocks and cliffs that characterise the town. At the top of the hill is the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde chapel. It was considered an inspiration for many painters. Monet also spent much time in Etretat.

    Le Havre: Honfleur - Artistic centre, approx. 4 hours


    Honfleur: often considered the most picturesque place on the north French coast. Its old harbour, which shelters both fishing boats and luxury pleasure craft, is beautifully preserved and surrounded by a perfect seaside promenade with pastel-coloured houses dating from the 16th to 18th centuries, many of which have been converted into fish restaurants. Watch the talented artists capture the fascinating views along the promenade. The intricate labyrinth behind the streets is also worth a discovery. The eaves of the tall half-timbered houses almost touch each other and the streets below are full of traditional shops selling antiques, books and fine food. Honfleur's most famous son is Eugene Boudin, one of the forerunners of Impressionism and a friend of Claude Monet, who also painted the harbour several times. Low gradient, smooth paths, also partly cobbled.

    Vernon: Monet's house & garden, approx. 4 hours

    One of the great joys of river cruising is the magical feeling of waking up in a different place than the night before. Today the ship has moored in beautiful Vernon and we take the short trip to Giverny. Visit Monet's garden and house. The artist himself described his garden as his "most beautiful masterpiece" and it is certainly one of the most photographed and painted gardens in the world - ideally in the soft morning light. The Japanese-inspired water garden, shaded by large weeping willows and surrounded by bamboo, rhododendrons and azaleas, is the water lily pond where he painted his extraordinary series Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies). Here you can soak up the tranquil atmosphere as you marvel at the light reflected by the leaves of each colour and the magical reflections dancing from the water.

    Paris: City tour with photo stops approx. 4 hours

    We have arrived in Paris and this morning we are taking a city tour of this amazing capital, one of the most famous cities in the world.
    You can spend countless days in Paris and still don't see everything it has to offer. During your panoramic tour you will get an insight into this vibrant metropolis, the largest city in France and its central centre. Visit the Place de la Concorde with the Obelisk of Luxor, the largest square in Paris, the Champs-Elysées, one of the most impressive boulevards in the world, the Cathedral of the Invalides, an important dome and burial place for Napoleon I, the huge triumphal arch with the tomb of the unknown soldier and of course the Eiffel Tower, the "iron" symbol of the city. Paris is everything you imagine to be - romantic, inspiring, lively - even outrageous - but best of all, Paris is unique and a fitting finale to a wonderful cruise.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Bus -Walking
    • per person: 269 €
    Wellness package: Hiking in the Rheingau

    Hikes with or without poles

    Boppard: Wellness for the soul - active recreation in Boppard // approx. 3 hours // level of difficulty - medium 
    Let the everyday life go! Discover the most beautiful hiking trails of Boppard on a medium-difficulty hike with a local hiking guide. Narrow paths lead through rustic woods, let yourself be enchanted by fantastic views of Boppard, the Rhine and your holiday region. You will never cease to be amazed.

    Rüdesheim: Pilgrimage path to the abbey of Hildegard von Bingen // approx. 3 hours // Difficulty - medium
    The 137 km long pilgrimage route of Hildegard von Bingen leads from Idar Oberstein via Niederhosenbach, the birthplace of Saint Hildegard, to the famous Disibodenberg monastery ruins and on via Bingen to the present-day Hildegard von Bingen compartment in Rüdesheim. This route, which is supported by the EU and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is divided into 10 stages. The 10th stage begins on the banks of the Rhine in Rüdesheim, leads through the idyllic vineyards first to the pilgrimage church, where the shrine of Hildegard von Bingen is also kept. From there it continues to the present abbey, where 42 Benedictine nuns still live, and later follows the pilgrims' path back to Rüdesheim.

    On our both contemplative and informative excursion, we follow the 6.5 km long Rüdesheim pilgrimage path to the compartment of Hildegard von Bingen. On the way we will taste a herbal liqueur made according to the old recipes of Hildegard von Bingen in order to preserve our health. 
    During the church service there is the possibility to visit the abbey church and - depending on the opening hours - to visit and shop in the beautiful monastery shop. On arrival at the monastery we will also taste a late harvest from the monastery's own vineyards. Because as Hildegard taught almost 1000 years ago: "Wine is the blood of the earth".

    This is a tour with medium gradients (about 170 hm.) Duration of the tour: 3 hours including several small stops for information and tasting and a 45 minute stop at the abbey with wine tasting.

    Recommendations: sturdy footwear, clothing appropriate to the weather, drinks and snacks for personal needs.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Hiking - activ
    • per person: 59 €
    Rhône package: Rhône up and down

    Châteauneuf du-Pape - Avignon: Pont du Gard, about 4 hours, bus - on foot

    Get off the boat at Châteauneuf-du-Pape and discover the Pont du Gard, an aqueduct built by the Romans in the 1st century AD. This masterpiece is the highest Roman aqueduct bridge in the world at 49 metres. Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Afterwards you will enjoy a walk and free time in Uzès, a charming small town and municipality near Nîmes and Avignon and rich in ancient remains. You will stroll through the beautiful narrow streets and admire the inescapable places of the then first Duché de France, such as Place aux Herbes, the Gothic chapel, the medieval garden, the Fenestrelle tower, the private villas and much more.
    Afterwards, you will return to the boat to Avignon.

    Avignon: City walk with papal palace, about 3 hours, on foot

    The excursion starts directly at the landing stage. Today you will visit Avignon, the city of the popes. The old town with its magnificent medieval houses is surrounded by a long fortification wall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the 14th century Pope's Palace, the Bishop's Palace, Rocher-des-Dome and the famous Pont St. Bénézet bridge. You will visit the Pope's Palace, one of the most unique and imposing Gothic buildings. During the walk you will pass the church of St. Agricole, the Roman excavations and the town hall. From the Rocher of the cathedral you can enjoy the beautiful terraces of the garden with an impressive view over the Rhône valley and the famous bridge. There is enough free time to explore the lively city centre of Avignon and to go in search of specialities such as papalines, almond cake or pear liqueur.

    Arles: --- and its artists, about 2,5 hours on foot

    Arles, the gateway to the Camargue, is a small town in Provence, rich in culture and tradition. Numerous magnificent buildings such as the mighty Arena still remind us of the glorious Roman history. Arles captivates with a mixture of Roman, Romanesque, Provençal and gypsy culture. Emperor Constantine once called it ''Little Rome in Gaul'' and the amphitheatre dating from the 1st century AD still bears witness to the city's Roman past. During your walk through this beautiful city you will meet artists such as Vincent van Gogh and experience the typical South-Provencal charm. Vincent van Gogh spent the last years of his life in Arles and painted many of his most famous works.
    Incl. admission to the Fondation Vincent van Gogh 

    Viviers: Ardèche Gorges and Lavender Museum, about 4,5 hours, bus and on foot

    Over thousands of years the limestone cliffs have been hollowed out by the turquoise green 120 km long Ardèche. This natural phenomenon has created one of the most beautiful landscapes in the South of France. Before you reach the impressive natural limestone arch Pont d'Arc, which links the two banks of the river like an arch, visit the Lavender Museum of St. Remèze, where you will learn a lot about the production and use of this versatile plant. Along the way there are many opportunities to take photos of this beautiful landscape from different perspectives. Very close to the La Madelein cave, you will enjoy the fantastic view over the so-called cathedral, an impressive rock formation in the gorges of the Ardèche.

    Lyon: ''Vieux Lyon'', city walk with tasting, about 2,5 hours, on foot and metro!

    From the boat you will take the metro together with your guide to the old town of ''Vieux Lyon''. The former economic centre of the city impresses with its picturesque, cobbled streets. There you will also get a glimpse of the famous ''traboules'', which mark passages that lead from one street to another through houses and courtyards. On the way you will have the opportunity to taste French specialities like ''Praline brioche''! Let us surprise you.

    You can keep the tickets and use them all day long!

    Chalon-sur-Saône: Beaune & Hotel Dieu, about 4 hours, bus and on foot

    After a bus ride through the Burgundy wine region, you will arrive in Beaune, its most popular city. The medieval center of Beaune and the city walls are still very well preserved. During the visit, you will discover the treasures of this medieval city. Admire old palaces from different eras such as the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque. The contrast will surprise you. The Hôtel-Dieu, an architectural monument, was founded in 1443 and served as a hospital for the poor until 1971. It is considered a model of the Burgundian-Flemish Gothic style of the 15th century with the simple facade, the elegant inner courtyard and the building crowned with towers and bay windows, which is known for its colorful and glazed tile roof.


    Mâcon: Cluny Abbey and tasting about 4,5 hours, bus and on foot

    The Abbey of Cluny was the largest Christian church in the world until the construction of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The French Revolution unfortunately left only a few remains, but it is still very impressive. During your visit, take a trip back in time to the Middle Ages, with a little imagination you can get a feeling of the initial size of this extraordinary monument and how it looked in its heyday. Then continue to Pierreclos Castle. Continue your immersion into the Middle Ages with a guided tour and enjoy wine tasting in the castle's Romanesque cellar .

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 299 €
    Rhône package: Provence is blossoming

    Viviers: Grignan with truffle farm & tasting, about 4 hours, bus and on foot

    The castle towers majestically over Grignan and offers a breathtaking view over the Drôme region. It is known for the most famous letters of French literature between the Marquise Marie de Sévigné, who lives in Versailles, and her daughter in Grignan. After her death, the Marquise found her final resting place in the collegiate church of Saint-Sauveur below the castle terrace.
    You will then drive to a truffle farm where you will learn all about the cultivation of the precious truffle. The "black diamond", a mushroom, is used in many exquisite recipes and is one of the specialties of the area.
    Afterwards you go back to the ship.

    Avignon: Les-Baux-de Provence - Carriéres de Lumiére & olive oil mill, about 4 hours, bus and on foot

    Today's excursion takes you to the Alpilles, a limestone chain in the southwest of Provence. On the southern side of the Alpilles is one of the largest olive growing areas in France. First you will visit the medieval village of Les-Baux-de-Provence, whose small alleys and houses seem to grow out of the rocks. The village will enchant you and from the citadel you will have a breathtaking view over the so-called valley of hell. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to visit one of the olive oil mills and learn about the production of one of the world's best olive oils. The secret of the production will surprise you as well as the colour and taste of the oil. On the way back, you will pass Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which is the ideal of a typical southern French village.

    Arles: --- and its artists, about 2,5 hours on foot

    Arles, the gateway to the Camargue, is a small town in Provence, rich in culture and tradition. Numerous magnificent buildings such as the mighty Arena still remind us of the glorious Roman history. Arles captivates with a mixture of Roman, Romanesque, Provençal and gypsy culture. Emperor Constantine once called it ''Little Rome in Gaul'' and the amphitheatre dating from the 1st century AD still bears witness to the city's Roman past. During your walk through this beautiful city you will meet artists such as Vincent van Gogh and experience the typical South-Provencal charm. Vincent van Gogh spent the last years of his life in Arles and painted many of his most famous works here.
    With admission to the Fondation Vincent van Gogh 

    Arles - Port Saint Louis: Aix-en Provence & Marseille, about 10 hours, bus and on foot

    Leaving the ship in Arles, your tour leads you to the well-preserved Aix-en-Provence. The city keeps alive its traditions, boasting a colorful heritage of Roman and Provencal culture. On the way, you will admire the emblematic Montagne Saint Victoire, made famous by the postimpressionist movement precursor: Paul Cezanne.
    You will follow in the footsteps of the renowned painter, born in Aix in 1839, discovering the beautiful paved historic streets and squares of the old town.
    The tour includes the façade of the most emblematic buildings like: Quartier Mazarin, hôtels particuliers du Cours Mirabeau , cathédrale Saint Sauveur, fontaine Moussue and so on.
    Afterwards enjoy your free time to discover local shops and specialties.

    After your lunch break you will continue to Marseille. With 3000 years of history, the second largest city in France and capital of the Provence Alpes-Côte-d'Azur (PACA) region, Marseille is the most important port city in France. Ideally located in a beautiful natural setting between the hills of Provence and the Mediterranean Sea. The area around the old port and La Canebière, a cosmopolitan and lively street, are well worth a detour. The "Notre Dame" basilica is located on a hill at a height of 162 m. From there you have the best panoramic view of the city.

    In the late afternoon the Bus will take you back to the ship in Port St. Louis. Enjoy your bus ride and the beautiful landscapes of the Provence.


    Tournon / Tain-L'Hermitage: city walk and chocolate museum with workshop, approx. 2,5 hours, on foot

    Your excursion begins with a walk through Tain-L'Hermitage. This place is particularly well known to wine lovers as it is home to one of the best wines in France, the Hermitage. Afterwards you will visit the Cité du Chocolat Valrhona. Here you will embark on an instructive and sensory journey into the world of chocolate. During the tour with seven different stops, you will learn about chocolate in a delicious way. You will be initiated into the secrets of chocolate production and have the opportunity to play with the whole range of chocolate flavours to create your own recipe. Experience each stage of the production process and immerse yourself in the magic of transforming the finest cocoa beans into the highest quality chocolate. After the visit you will return to the ship.

    Lyon: ''Vieux Lyon'', city walk with tasting, about 2,5 hours, on foot and by metro!

    From the ship you will take the metro together with your guide to the old town ''Vieux Lyon''. The former economic centre of the city impresses with its picturesque, cobbled streets. There you will also get a glimpse of the famous ''traboules'', which mark passages that lead from one street to another through houses and courtyards. On the way you will have the opportunity to taste French specialities like ''Praline brioche''! Let us surprise you.

    You can keep the tickets and use them all day long!

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 299 €
    Rhône package: Bon Nöel (Christmas / 7 days)

    Tain-L'Hermitage: city walk and chocolate museum with workshop, about 2,5 hours, on foot

    Your excursion starts with a walk through Tain-L'Hermitage. The place is particularly well known to wine lovers, as it is here that you will find one of the best wines in France, the Hermitage. Afterwards you will visit the Cité du Chocolat Valrhona. Here you will embark on an instructive and sensory journey into the world of chocolate. During the tour with seven different stops, you will learn about chocolate in a delicious way. You will be initiated into the secrets of chocolate production and have the opportunity to play with the whole range of chocolate flavours to create your own recipe. Experience each stage of the production process and immerse yourself in the magic of transforming the finest cocoa beans into the highest quality chocolate. After the visit you will return to the ship.

    Arles and its artists, about 2,5 hours on foot

    Arles, the gateway to the Camargue, is a small town in Provence, rich in culture and tradition. Numerous magnificent buildings such as the mighty Arena still remind us of the glorious Roman history. Arles captivates with a mixture of Roman, Romanesque, Provençal and gypsy culture. Emperor Constantine once called it ''Little Rome in Gaul'' and the amphitheatre dating from the 1st century AD still bears witness to the city's Roman past. During your walk through this beautiful city you will meet artists such as Vincent van Gogh and experience the typical South-Provencal charm. Vincent van Gogh spent the last years of his life in Arles and painted many of his most famous works here.
    Incl. admission to the Fondation Vincent van Gogh

    Avignon: City walk with the Pope's palace, about 3 hours, on foot

    The excursion starts directly at the landing stage. Today you will visit Avignon, the city of the popes. The old town with its magnificent medieval houses is surrounded by a long fortification wall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the 14th century Pope's Palace, the Bishop's Palace, Rocher-des-Dome and the famous Pont St. Bénézet bridge. You will visit the Pope's Palace, one of the most unique and imposing Gothic buildings. During the walk you will pass the church of St. Agricole, the Roman excavations and the town hall. From the Rocher of the cathedral you can enjoy the beautiful terraces of the garden with an impressive view over the Rhône valley and the famous bridge. There is enough free time to explore the lively city centre of Avignon and to go in search of specialities such as papalines, almond cake or pear liqueur.

    Viviers: Ardèche Gorges and Lavender Museum, about 4 hours, bus and on foot

    Over thousands of years the limestone cliffs have been hollowed out by the turquoise green 120 km long Ardèche. This natural phenomenon has created one of the most beautiful landscapes in the South of France. Before you reach the impressive natural limestone arch Pont d'Arc, which links the two banks of the river like an arch, visit the Lavender Museum of St. Remèze, where you will learn a lot about the production and use of this versatile plant. Along the way there are many opportunities to take photos of this beautiful landscape from different perspectives. Very close to the La Madelein cave, you will enjoy the fantastic view over the so-called cathedral, an impressive rock formation in the gorges of the Ardèche.

    Lyon: ''Vieux Lyon'', city walk with tasting, about 2,5 hours, on foot and metro!

    From the boat you will take the metro together with your guide to the old town of ''Vieux Lyon''. The former economic centre of the city impresses with its picturesque, cobbled streets. There you will also get a glimpse of the famous ''traboules'', which mark passages that lead from one street to another through houses and courtyards. On the way you will have the opportunity to taste French specialities like ''Praline brioche''! Let us surprise you.

    You can keep the tickets and use them all day long!

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • per person: 165 €
    Rhône Package: Voila New Year (New Year's Eve / 7 days)

    Tain-L'Hermitage: city walk and chocolate museum with workshop, about 4 hours, on foot

    Your excursion starts with a walk through Tain-L'Hermitage. The place is particularly well known to wine lovers, as it is here that you will find one of the best wines in France, the Hermitage. Afterwards you will visit the Cité du Chocolat Valrhona. Here you will embark on an instructive and sensory journey into the world of chocolate. During the tour with seven different stops, you will learn about chocolate in a delicious way. You will be initiated into the secrets of chocolate production and have the opportunity to play with the whole range of chocolate flavours to create your own recipe. Experience each stage of the production process and immerse yourself in the magic of transforming the finest cocoa beans into the highest quality chocolate. After the visit you will return to the ship.

    Arles and its artists, about 3 hours on foot

    Arles, the gateway to the Camargue, is a small town in Provence, rich in culture and tradition. Numerous magnificent buildings such as the mighty Arena still remind us of the glorious Roman history. Arles captivates with a mixture of Roman, Romanesque, Provençal and gypsy culture. Emperor Constantine once called it ''Little Rome in Gaul'' and the amphitheatre dating from the 1st century AD still bears witness to the city's Roman past. During your walk through this beautiful city you will meet artists such as Vincent van Gogh and experience the typical South-Provencal charm. Vincent van Gogh spent the last years of his life in Arles and painted many of his most famous works here.
    Incl. admission to the Fondation Vincent van Gogh

    Avignon: City walk with the Pope's palace, about 3 hours, on foot

    The excursion starts directly at the landing stage. Today you will visit Avignon, the city of the popes. The old town with its magnificent medieval houses is surrounded by a long fortification wall and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the 14th century Pope's Palace, the Bishop's Palace, Rocher-des-Dome and the famous Pont St. Bénézet bridge. You will visit the Pope's Palace, one of the most unique and imposing Gothic buildings. During the walk you will pass the church of St. Agricole, the Roman excavations and the town hall. From the Rocher of the cathedral you can enjoy the beautiful terraces of the garden with an impressive view over the Rhône valley and the famous bridge. There is enough free time to explore the lively city centre of Avignon and to go in search of specialities such as papalines, almond cake or pear liqueur.

    Viviers: Ardèche Gorges and Lavender Museum, about 4 hours, bus and on foot

    Over thousands of years the limestone cliffs have been hollowed out by the turquoise green 120 km long Ardèche. This natural phenomenon has created one of the most beautiful landscapes in the South of France. Before you reach the impressive natural limestone arch Pont d'Arc, which links the two banks of the river like an arch, visit the Lavender Museum of St. Remèze, where you will learn a lot about the production and use of this versatile plant. Along the way there are many opportunities to take photos of this beautiful landscape from different perspectives. Very close to the La Madelein cave, you will enjoy the fantastic view over the so-called cathedral, an impressive rock formation in the gorges of the Ardèche.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • per person: 135 €
    Wellness package: Walking and meditation on the river
    Koblenz: Salt grotto with singing bowls meditation // approx. 2 hours 
    A relaxation experience of a special kind
    Gentle sounds that provide peace and deep relaxation in a special saline, health-promoting atmosphere? This is the unique singing bowl meditation in the salt cave. Singing bowls are used in this special type of meditation to generate vibrations that transmit positive energy and help you to relax your body and mind, activate your body's own self-healing powers and increase your vitality. In combination with the healthy and purifying air in our Dead Sea salt grotto lined with salt from the Dead Sea, sound meditation provides a unique experience and makes you feel fresh and vital. Feel a kind of relaxation like you have never felt before.

    Thanks to its central location, the salt cave can be reached on foot from the ship's landing stages within a few minutes. This unique experience can be booked exclusively in the Wellness Package. Let the sounds lead you to inner peace far away from worldly stress!


    Frankfurt: Nordic Walking on the Main // approx. 1.5 hours // degree of difficulty - medium // with or without poles
    A walking tour along Frankfurt's most picturesque sides.
    The Nordic Walking route from the iron footbridge to the Gerbermühle and back covers a distance of 5.6 kilometres. Depending on the size of the group, fitness level and training requirements, a total of at least 1.5 hours is estimated. The route starts directly at the boat landing stage and offers the first major highlight after passing the iron footbridge with a breathtaking view of the skyline. The walkers then cross the Main River along the Sachsenhausen embankment and continue towards the Osthafen harbour. From there they finally reach the famous Gerbermühle, which was most likely built in 1520 and gained literary-historical significance through the stays of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1814 and 1815. As a cultural monument, it was listed by the state of Hesse. The way back leads through the green spaces in the direction of the ECB and back to the ship's mooring.
    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Hiking - activ
    • per person: 59 €
    Linz on the Rhine: Culinary Tour

    Discover Linz in a slightly different way. A city tour with a culinary twist. Stop at the most important sights for a short snack break between explanations. Get to know the culinary diversity of the "colourful city on the Rhine". Including original Linz businesses and traditional crafts.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.

    • Duration: 2 h
    • walking
    • per person: 22 €
    Baltic Sea Package: Island hopping

    Zingst / Barth: Island tour Zingst - Darss - Fischland approx. 3.5 hours, bus ride and on foot

    The starting and end point of the island tour is the Vineta town of Barth. From the landing stage in Barth we cross the Meiningen bridge and pass the "Grosse Kirr", Germany's most famous resting place for cranes, directly to the Baltic seaside resort of Zingst. During a walk through the town, which is famous as a refuge for retired captains, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about thatched roofs and their production. You will pass the pier on the Baltic coast and also see the marina on the Bodden side, starting point for many birdwatchers at the time of the crane migration to explore the resting places of the birds with a modern boat or an old Zeesboot.
    The journey continues to Born, a picturesque village on the Bodden. Here you can find out what Born has to do with Cape Town in South Africa.
    A stop in the artists' village Ahrenshoop is definitely worthwhile. Be inspired by the breathtaking landscape, just like Albert Einstein and Bertolt Brecht once did.

    Wittow ferry: The north of Rügen - Dranske - Cape Arkona - Glowe approx. 3 hours, bus ride with stops and carriage ride at Cape Arkona

    Discover the north of the island of Rügen. By bus from the Baltic seaside resort of Dranske on the Witte peninsula to the northernmost point of Germany. In the picturesque village Putgarten a horse-drawn carriage is already waiting for you. On an approx. one-hour round trip you explore the area monument Cape Arkona. Of course you will have time for a photo stop. You will see the famous two lighthouses at the cape, learn a lot about the settlement of Rügen in the Middle Ages while passing the remains of the Jaromar Castle and follow the traces of the Cold War at the former leading bunker of the People's Navy. Through the Baltic resort of Juliusruh and over the Schaabe, a spit which connects the Witte and Jasmund peninsulas, the journey then continues to the Baltic resort of Glowe. "Glowe, not Sylt!" was a marketing gag by the Ostseezeitung 2017. Quite justified, after all Glowe is the gateway to the bathing paradise of Schaabe, a beautiful, fine-grained but natural sandy beach. The health resort, lake promenade and harbour offer everything a holidaymaker could wish for. Enjoy the flair of this Baltic seaside resort on your way out and learn all about Glowe's famous shell, one of the famous buildings designed by the island architect Ulrich Müther. The way back to the ship to Dranske leads you via the Baltic seaside resort Breege and the village Altenkirchen, which is centrally located on the island of Wittow.

    Greifswald: Walk to the Eldena Monastery approx. 1.5 hours - on foot / easy

    The boat is moored at the head of the breakwater at the mouth of the river Ryck into the Greifswald Bodden in the small and tranquil fishing village of Wieck. Along the marina and over the historic drawbridge your walk will take you to the ruins of the monastery Eldena. Caspar David Friedrich, probably Greifswald's most famous citizen, woke the monastery ruins from their twilight sleep. The origins of the monastery date back to 1199, when monks of the Cistercian order settled in today's Eldena and developed the formerly called "Kloster Hilda" into one of the most important monasteries in the region. After the monastery was dissolved during the Reformation in 1533, war-related destruction and the removal of the red bricks for building projects in the old town left the monastery in ruins. Only a ban issued by the Prussian King Wilhelm IV in 1827 was able to stop the increasing destruction. Through the paintings of the romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, who repeatedly depicted the ruin in his works at the beginning of the 19th century, the monastery ruins once again received increased attention. Between 1828 and 1832 a spacious park was laid out around the monastery grounds according to the plans of the Prussian landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné, which then as now invites visitors to take long walks.

    Greifswald: Bus excursion from Wieck to Greiswald with city tour approx. 3 hours, transfer and on foot

    Past one of the most important flood protection structures in Western Pomerania and over the drawbridge, you can get from the ship during a short walk to the modern coach, which will take you comfortably to the city centre of the University of Greifswald.
    Spared from destruction during the war, then cruelly neglected, designed as a showcase for socialism and flourishing since the political turnaround, this is how Greifswald has appeared to its visitors over the past seventy years. The history of Greifswald is inextricably linked with its university. One of the most beautiful examples of North German brick Gothic is the house of the founder of the university, Heinrich Rubenow. You can see this and many other architectural gems in the Hanseatic city of Greifswald. Find out more about important personalities of the city, such as Caspar David Friedrich, probably the best-known representative of the German Romantics, the saviour of the city, Colonel Rudolf Petershagen, the author Hans Fallada and several Nobel Prize winners whose place of work was the University of Greifswald.

    Lauterbach: Island excursion Rügen to the Königstuhl and the Baltic seaside resorts of the Jasmund peninsula, approx. 4 hours bus ride and on foot

    The starting point of this tour is the romantic town of Lauterbach. From there you drive to Putbus, a young town that the enlightened Prince Malte had rebuilt in the early 19th century from an old Slavic settlement into a neoclassical city. The Circus is modelled on the famous architecture of the posh English spa town of Bath. Discover the city's special relationship with the queen of flowers - the rose. Pass through Bergen and continue on the B 96 to the Jasmund National Park with a stop and hike to the Königstuhl, Germany's most famous and highest limestone rock, which you can admire from the Victoria View in the afternoon in the best light.
    The journey continues via Saßnitz, Mukran and Prora to Binz, the largest Baltic Sea resort on the island of Rügen. Experience magnificent seaside resort architecture during a walk along the beach promenade and discover the first work of the famous island architect Ulrich Müther directly on the beach.
    Return to the ship along one of the most beautiful stretches of the German avenue road through the dreamy village of Vilmnitz, made famous as the filming location for the family film "Die Heiden vom Kummerow und ihre lustigen Streiche". Back in Lauterbach, enjoy the view of the front of the Goor bathhouse with its famous Greek colonnade.

    Peenemünde: Island tour of Usedom with a stop at the seaside resort of Heringsdorf approx. 4 hours, bus ride and on foot

    Your excursion starts in Peenemünde, from the Americans' point of view the most important place on the German Baltic coast. Wernher von Braun worked there before he became world famous as a space pioneer with the construction of the Saturn 5 rocket.
    Passing the Baltic seaside resorts of Karlshagen and Trassenheide, you will reach the B 111, Usedom's traffic aorta. Enjoy the beautiful town of Loddin am Achterwasser with Germany's smallest and most northerly vineyard. The route continues in the direction of the imperial baths with a stop in Heringsdorf. Learn more about Villa Oechsler and Villa Staudt, Usedom's most beautiful and best-known examples of opulent spa architecture. Stroll along Germany's longest built over pier in Heringsdorf. Whether Loriot, Maxim Gorki or Theodor Fontane, you will discover the places on the island where famous personalities lived and worked. On the way back, they will learn more about the Koserow salt cottages and discover a seaside resort, where the entire infrastructure is designed in such a way that even people with disabilities can enjoy a wonderful holiday with all the amenities of the Baltic Sea. At the Krumminer Wieck they enjoy the beauty of the island on the side of the Achterwasser and learn where the best frog cake in Germany is to be found. The island tour ends in Wolgast, the gateway to the sunniest island in Germany. You will experience the bridge train of the Wolgast walking beam bridge and see your ship from land at the bridge passage before you enter it again.

    Szczecin: city tour with stops at the Monument of the Three Eagles, the Renaisassance Castle and above the famous Haken Terrace about 3 hours, bus ride and on foot
    The capital of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship is a vibrant centre with a population of over 500,000 (including over 65,000 students). Its boat is located in the city centre just below the imposing Hakenterrasse (originally named after the very popular mayor Hermann Haken, who had this complex built in the early 20th century, now called Waly Chrobrego). This is also the starting point of our tour through this city, which is particularly characterised by Art Nouveau architecture. It is also called the Paris of the Baltic Sea. The Parisian Haussmann style is also omnipresent in Szczecin. George Eugene Haussmann, the famous city planner of Paris, also worked in Szczecin. You can see this both in the architecture and in the street layout. But they also stroll through the new Old Town and the courtyards of one of the best preserved Renaissance castles in Central Europe. Find out where the famous Russian Tsarina Catherine was born, where courageous Poles resisted the communist regime as early as 1970, and where the Polish Pope preached to 200,000 Polish believers during this dark period. Photo stops at the Three Eagles Monument and in front of the seat of the voivode of West Pomerania round off your trip.

    Swinemünde: Sightseeing tour by tram and stop at the beach promenade approx. 2.5 hours, tram and on foot

    Today a special trip on one of Swinemünde's popular tourist trains was booked for you. You will pass Poland's largest ferry port, pass through the spa gardens designed by the Prussian horticultural architect Linne' and continue to the promenade. There you will have time to linger. Do not miss the widest bathing beach on the Baltic Sea coast. The route continues through the up-and-coming spa district to the state border and past the famous Polish market in Swinemünde. You will be impressed by the city centre with its innumerable pensions and hotels and the spa facilities with many amenities. The trip begins and ends directly at the landing stage and in front of the Fishery Museum, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city centre. During the whole trip you will receive all necessary information via the onboard loudspeaker system of the tourist train.

    Swinoujscie - Wolin: Island tour Wolin approx. 3.5 hours, easy.

    Today you will enjoy the unspoilt nature of the island of Wolin. The town of the same name, Wolin, was once called the Byzantium of the North. Vikings destroyed this pearl. A Viking festival is still celebrated annually in Wolin. The once imposing harbour town at the mouth of the Dzywna River today scores as the birthplace of the reformer Bugenhagen and with a beautiful town hall built by the Prussian master builder Schinkel.

    Peenemünde: Visit to the Peenemünde Technical Museum approx. 2 hours, easy.

    This is where pioneers of space travel dared to take their steps into space. But it was also here that they allowed themselves to be used by the National Socialists for their goals. Peenemünde is the most famous Baltic Sea town in the USA and is inseparably linked with the name Wernher von Braun, once a rocket engineer for the Nazis and later the star of NASA. On a guided tour through the halls of the Peenemünde power plant, you will learn a lot about rocket technology, but also about the responsibility of scientists.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.

    • Bus -Walking
    • per person: 249 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
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    Stop for customs clearance

    Excursions Mohács

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 427.11.2021
  • Belgrad
    11:00
    23:00

    Belgrade, the Capital of Serbia, is one of Europe's oldest Cities. Known as the City that never sleeps, Belgrade is famous for its nightlife from its floating clubs on its two main rivers, the Danube and the Sava, to its many bars and nightclubs. Why not combine nightlife with great food, local specialties such as Cevapi, a traditional kebab meal are not to be missed.

    However, this city is so much more than this. Rich in history and Culture, it is a seamless blend of Ottoman, Habsburg and Art Nouveau architecture with echos of its more recent Communist roots. Home to one of the largest Orthodox Christian Churches in the world, The Temple of Saint Sava, the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress and numerous renowned museums there is plenty to do and see in this imposing city.

    Excursions Belgrad

    Belgrade: City Walking Tour

    During today's land excursion we get to know the Serbian capital Belgrade by bus and on foot. We will be picked up by our guide at the cruise terminal and reach the city centre after a ten-minute drive. Here we first leave the bus and take an interesting one-hour walk through Kalemegdan Park and the Fortress, and then proceed to Republic Square, where we enjoy a refreshing drink, which is included, at the Majestic Hotel. Afterwards, our panoramic drive through Belgrade begins, during which we pass the most important sights of the city. We will see the equestrian statue of Prince Miloŝ Obrenovič and admire the magnificent buildings of the National Museum and the National Theatre. Founded in 1844, the museum opened its doors to the public only in 2018 after an extensive renovation that took 15 years. The journey continues to Terezijeplatz and the monumental building of the National Assembly. At the St. Sava Cathedral, the largest orthodox church in the world, we make a photo stop. The cathedral in neo-Byzantine style covers the gigantic area of 4500 m² and is famous for its fantastic dome mosaics, among other things. After the city tour, which takes about 75 minutes, the bus takes us back to the landing stage of our ship.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 3,5 h
    • Transfer - walking
    • per person: 25 €
    Belgrade: Tropola and Mount Oplenac

    This excursion offers you a great opportunity to explore the charming surroundings of Belgrade. A comfortable bus will take you to Topola, about 70 kilometres from Belgrade, where you can enjoy the wonderful flair of this beautiful small town. On the mountain Oplenac near Topola the impressive church of St. George awaits you, where almost all members of the Serbian royal family have found their last resting place. Especially the artfully decorated crypt of the church is very worth seeing and gives you an intense impression of the splendour that was common in the times of the Serbian royal house. Also included in this excursion is a visit to the affiliated museum, which shows you many artifacts from the time of the royal family Karadjordjevic.

    Enjoy the beautiful grounds around St. George's Church and let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful atmosphere, which is mainly influenced by the surrounding vineyards. Of course, this entertaining excursion also includes a refreshment break, during which you will be served a tasty drink. Lean back and listen to the explanations of your tour guide, who will introduce you to the special features of this region in a charming way. Views of fantastic landscapes will make the return trip fly by.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 4,5 h
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 32 €
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day 527.11.2021
  • Flusstag
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    Excursions Flusstag

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day 627.11.2021
  • Giurgiu
    09:00
    13:00
    Giurgiu lies on the left bank of the Danube in the far south of Romania the river marks the border with Bulgaria. In ancient times it was known as Theodorapolis, but the modern city began to spring up in the 14th century as a trading port. The most famous building in the city is the Clock Tower, which was built by the Ottoman Empire, which then ruled the area, in the late 18th century. It is now the symbol of Giurgiu and features on the region's badge. The surrounding area is home to some contrastingly modern buildings, as well as a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. Other notable sites in the city include the Athenaeum Nicolae Balanescu, built in the style of an Ancient Greek Temple

    Excursions Giurgiu

    Giurgiu / Oltenita - sightseeing in Bucharest ----- the Romanian capital

    The excursion begins with the approximately one hour drive to Bucharest. With its 1.8 million inhabitants, the city is the seventh largest city in Europe.
    Once you arrive in the Romanian metropolis, you drive along the main boulevards to the Arc de Triomphe and other main sights, which takes about one hour. One of the sights, for example, is the Unification Square with its artistically built fountains. It is named after the place where 4 of the 6 city districts meet. Besides the beautiful Patriarchal Cathedral, built in 1656, and the quaint old town, the Freedom Boulevard is also visited. A photo stop will be made at Revolution Square, where you can take a snapshot as a memento in front of the rebirth monument standing there.
    Finally, the tour continues along Calea Victoriel Street to the impressive Parliament Palace, formerly known as the "House of the People". There, this and the adjacent Constitution Square will be visited and inspected during a stay of about two hours. There you can find a lot of information about the exciting history of the city. The excursion ends with the return journey to the ship.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 5,5 h
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 29 €
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day 627.11.2021
  • Oltenita
    16:00
    17:00

    About 60 km southeast of the capital of Bucharest, where the river of Arges flows in the Danube, is the attractive cruise harbour of Oltenita in Romania. On the banks of the Danube, you can look at the neighbouring city of Tutrakan in Bulgaria through the water. While the area has been populated at least since the Neolithic (around the 4th millennium BC), a city with that name was first mentioned in 1515. Treasured archaeological discover in the area are part of the Gumelnita culture.

    All through the Russo-Turkish war at the end of the 19th century, the city was an important passage point where troops could reach Bulgaria and help the Russians. The most famous resident of the city is Ion Iliescu, who was the second head of the state of Romania from 1989 to 1996 and from 2000 to 2004. In Oltenita, There is an Archaeological Museum which was initiated in 1957 and displays artefacts from the culture of Gumelnita. There are many other shops and shopping centres nearby, such as City Mall and Bucuresti. The town also has a hero monument on Nation Street.

    Excursions Oltenita

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day 727.11.2021
  • Tulcea
    08:30
    12:30

    Tulcea is and has been an important harbor in Romania since it's founding in 7th century BC by the Dacians. Conquered, destroyed and rebuilt by the Roman Empire to their specifications, the city is a showcase of Roman design. When visiting the city, obvious highlights include St. Nicholas' Church (1865) and the Azzizie Mosque (1924). A number of museums are also showcased within the city: the Danube Delta History Museum, the Art Museum, and the History and Archeology Museum are among this number.

     

    Excursions Tulcea

    Tulcea - By bus and boat to the upper Danube Delta --- Naturpur

    The Danube is the second largest river in Europe with a length of almost 3000 km. It makes its way through 10 countries, although its nature is constantly changing. Sometimes it becomes so wide and flat that it seems to stand still, elsewhere it branches out into ever smaller outlets. Especially the huge Danube delta, where the Danube flows into the Black Sea, offers a home to many different aquatic creatures, birds and plants, so that the flora and fauna settled there becomes an unforgettable experience.
    The excursion starts in the lively Romanian city of Tulcea. From the port authority, which can be found there, you will drive to the outskirts of the city in a beautiful nature reserve. This is a worldwide unique ecosystem and Europe's only wetland. It is home to over 4000 animal species and over 1000 plant species.
    Continue on to the Europolis pier. There the boarding of the boats starts and a boat trip of about 3.5 hours begins. This way the breathtaking nature of the Danube Delta can seem more intense and you can enjoy a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site to the full. You can also take a closer look at the extraordinary bird life.
    After the boat trip, the return to the boat begins, and after a total duration of the trip of about 4 hours, it will hopefully not be forgotten so quickly.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 4 h
    • Bus - walking - Bootstour
    • per person: 29 €
    Tulcea: Danube Delta -- Exclusively with speedboats to the pelican reserve

    The departure by speedboat is planned via the Tulcea pontoon. The aim of this trip is to get to know the natural paradise of the Old Danube. The next destination during the cruise in the Danube Delta is a visit to Lake Nebunu, which is known as a pelican reserve in Romania. During the breeding season we can see thousands of pelicans coming very close to our boats. In this natural paradise, we can see a great variety of other bird species, such as the Great White Egret, Little Egret, Spoonbill, Grey Heron, Rose Pelican, Dalmatian Pelican, and the Greater Swan. From Lake Nebunu, we sail through the side canals of the Old Danube to the canal of Mile 36. We take the Sulina main channel just before Tulcea. The fauna of these waters is very rich in fish such as carp, tench, flatfish, red mullet, carai, perch, pike, pike-perch and catfish. The speedboats return to the Tulcea pontoon.

    Exclusive tour with maximum 10 people
    -Permission to film and photograph the pelican reserve
    -German speaking tour guide for each boat

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 4 h
    • Speedboat - walking
    • per person: 89 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 827.11.2021
  • Rousse
    14:00
    21:00

    Russe is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria and is the country’s most important river port. The city is well-known for its 19th-century structures, and the architecture of the city is quite interesting. There is a mix of Neo-Rococo, Neo-Baroque, and a few other styles of architecture. These types of buildings and structures have earned the city the nickname of Little Vienna, and they are the main attractions in the city. One key landmark to see in the city is the 20th century Monument of Liberty. Aleksandrovska street is also quite important as it has many buildings of different architectural designs.

    Russe has been inhabited continuously since the ancient Roman era and only became part of Bulgaria towards the end of the 19th century. Since then, it has been the centre of innovation in the country, being the first to open a printing shop, private bank, pharmacy association, private insurance company, among many others.

    Excursions Rousse

    Russe: Russe and Basarbovo Monastery

    Experience a wonderful trip around the Bulgarian town of Rousse with a detour to the Basarbovo Monastery. This varied tour is a very good opportunity to get to know the region better. You can look forward to the following highlights of this approximately 4.5 hour long excursion:

    -Panoramic tour through Rousse
    -walk through Rousse including a snack at the Hotel Dunav-Plaza
    -visit of the Museum of Urban Life with approach and concert in the museum
    -Directions to the Basarbovo Monastery
    -Tour of the Basarbovo Monastery
    -return to the ship

    The city of Rousse, which is also considered the cultural centre of Northern Bulgaria, has a townscape worth seeing and is known for its many interesting buildings. Visible from afar is the 204-metre-high television tower of the town, which is considered the highest building in Bulgaria. From Rousse you will then visit the magnificent rock monastery of Basarbovo, which offers a breathtaking view and is very impressive. Especially the construction directly on a rock face is spectacular and makes this place an unforgettable place. After these great stops, the return to the boat follows.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 4,5 h
    • Bus
    • per person: 32 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 927.11.2021
  • Vidin
    15:30
    19:30

    The City of Vidin, on the banks of the River Danube is the most Northwestern City in Bulgaria. A City with a rich history and culture, Vidin has the only fully preserved Medieval Fortress in Bulgaria, The Baba Vida Fortress.

    There is also a rich Religious mix of buildings in the Metropolitan Complex. The second largest Orthodox Church in Bulgaria is here, the St Dimitar Church as well as the only Mosque in the world to have a heart on the top and not the usual half moon, the Osman Pasvantoglu Mosque. The heart was created to celebrate the love of Osman Pasvantoglu for a Bulgarian woman. Also in the Complex is a ruined Jewish Synagogue, smaller than the main Synagogue in Sofia but generally considered more beautiful. This city is also famous for its food and with many restaurants and cafes its well worth a visit.

     

    Excursions Vidin

    Vidin: Drive to Belogradchik with Vidin & Baba Vida

    The day trip to Belogradchik starts with a transfer bus in Vidin. The journey takes about one hour. You will enjoy the hilly mountainous region with its spectacular views. The small picturesque town of Belogradchik stretches at an altitude of 520 metres between the two mountain ranges of Veneza and Verderik in the Balkan Mountains. The locality welcomes the guests with a bizarre rock formation, which extends over a length of about 10 kilometres and with more than 200 smaller rock towers close to the town. During a refreshment break with coffee, tea, water and biscuits in a restaurant car park in the town centre with toilet facilities, you can enjoy the view of the rocks. The subsequent drive will take you to the Kaleto Fortress. This monument was built by the Romans in the 1st century to protect the trade routes from the Danube to the Roman province of Thracia. Some stairs and a narrow path lead to the highest point of the fortress. From here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the fantastic landscape with its majestic reddish rock faces, which have been declared a natural monument of Bulgaria. This natural phenomenon originated in the Permian period, which began about 230 million years ago. The ascent is optional, so excursionists with health problems can stay in the lower part of the castle. After the visit, the return journey to the ship takes about 1 hour.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 4 h
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 35 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 1027.11.2021
  • Donji Milanovac
    10:30
    12:30

    Donji Milanovac is a picturesque little town nestling in spectacular scenery on the banks of the River Danube as it flows through eastern Serbia. The town is situated on the site of an ancient settlement that dates back over eight thousand years - the Romans also built there. Due to flooding issues, the whole of Donji Milanovac has been physically moved (but still within the same area) three times in its history! It is now nicknamed “the town of one hundred thousand roses”, and visitors can spend a pleasant time exploring this charming township.

    A highlight has to be the beautiful orthodox Church of St Nicholas. Built in the nineteenth century, St Nicholas is ornately decorated with pictures and icons, and warmly welcomes visitors. Other places of interest are the town beach and pier, various historical monuments, and a selection of quaint shops.

    Excursions Donji Milanovac

    Donji Milanovac: Lepenski Vir und Golubac

    You leave the ship in Donji Milanovac. A bus will take you to the archaeological site "Lepenski Vir". Here a settlement from the Middle and Neolithic Age was discovered. The oldest records date back to about 7000 B.C. Already on the way from the bus car park to the site itself you can first stretch your legs on a walk. At the site, a film provides information about the archaeological research on site. A curator will then guide you through the site and provide information about the history of the settlement and the excavations.
    After visiting the Stone Age settlement, the bus will take you to Golubac. Here you will visit a fortress and be welcomed in the style of the Middle Ages. During a walk along the Danube, you will get a glimpse of days gone by during a guided tour in costume. The rest of the time in Golubac is at your leisure before you get back to the ship. The duration of the excursion is approximately 4.5 hours.


    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 4,5 h
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 44 €
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day 1027.11.2021
  • Golubac
    15:30
    18:00

    Not a town – nor a city. The magnificently imposing Golubac Fortress re-opened its doors in March 2019, after a five year facelift and upgrade. Sitting high on the cliff top above the Danube River in Serbia, and overlooking the entrance to the Iron Gate Gorge, the fortress is one of the most striking sights in the country. One of the many improvements to the fortress was the construction of a landing pier for visitors arriving by boat.

    Although the fortress has been home to a number of conquering marauders, the original builder remains a mystery, although it is believed the fortress dates back to the 14th century. As with so many stunning castles, myths and legend surround the Golubac Fortress, most involving the sad lives of young girls and princesses confined within its walls. The fortress provides spectacular views across the 7km wide Danube, which get even better if you climb the turrets, and the visitor centre provides a wealth of historical information.

    Excursions Golubac

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 1127.11.2021
  • Novi Sad
    10:00
    23:00

    Novi Sad is creative, energetic, and multicultural, it is a manifestation of present Serbia with its noisy pedestrian zones and squares, cafes and trendy bars, a thriving melody scene and fascinating galleries and museums. Through the city's many historical sights, it is easy to apprehend why the city will be the first European Capital of Ethos in 2021 that isn't a member of the EU.

    Holiday at Novi Sad on a river cruise is a predominantly rewarding experience. When you travel into the city, you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Danube and then simply go ashore and realize the best attractions. The city has many historical and cultural sights, many of which are within a short distance. The Zmaj Jovina pedestrian street, which extends from the city square to Dunavska Lane, is the entrance to many of the town's most common attractions.

    Excursions Novi Sad

    Novi Sad: Novi Sad and Krusedol Monastery

    Pure culture is offered by this beautiful excursion, on which you can experience both the Krusedol Monastery and the city of Novi Sad up close. An exciting excursion awaits you.
    Embedded in an idyllic landscape, the impressive Krusedol Monastery, which is especially famous for its beautiful murals and icons, welcomes you. After a relaxing time in a restful environment, you will then set off for Novi Sad and take a refreshment break in a cosy restaurant along the way. The metropolis of Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia and you will quickly be captivated by its friendly atmosphere. Explore this fascinating city on foot and by bus, so you will not miss any of the many sights of Novi Sad. Especially the fortress of Petrovaradin is a place that characterizes Novi Sad and impresses with its imposing appearance. But also the town hall and the library of the town are impressive.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 3,5 h
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 28 €
    Novi Sad: Novi Sad and the history of honey & wine

    Novi Sad was founded in 1694 when Serbian merchants formed a colony on the other side of the Danube from the Petrovaradin fortress, a strategic military post of the Habsburgs. In the 18th and 19th centuries it became an important centre of trade and production and a centre of Serbian culture of the time, which earned it the nickname of Serbian Athens. Today Novi Sad, together with the capital Belgrade, is the industrial and financial centre of the Serbian economy.

    As Novi Sad was heavily destroyed during the revolution in the 19th century, today's landmarks have a baroque Austro-Hungarian touch. The walk begins at the Danube Park, one of the most popular places for relaxation for the locals. Calm, colourful and cosmopolitan: The Serbian town on the Danube is considered one of the most beautiful Balkan towns. During your walk you will discover numerous churches, the bishop's square and the theatre.
    After the wonderful city walk in Novi Sad, a 30-minute bus ride to Sremski Karlovci takes you to the Zivanovic family home.
    The beekeeping museum and winery provide a comprehensive insight into the long tradition of beekeeping in the Zivanovic family. Even today it is still a fantastic family business where visitors can enjoy the delicious honeys and wines. There are over 200 beehives in the beautiful estate, where the Beekeeping Museum was founded in 1968. A special highlight is the 300 year old wine cellar where you can taste the best wines of the region. The 3 hectares of vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Fruska hill and bear the name of the Zivanovic family. The quality of the delicious wine was appreciated many years ago, as the wine of the family business was already on the Titanic wine list. Indulge your senses with the wonderful taste and smell of honey and wine.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 3,5 h
    • Bus - Walking
    • per person: 32 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 1227.11.2021
  • Osijek
    08:30
    12:30

    Osijek is the fourth major city in Croatia and is located close to the convergence of the Danube and Drava rivers. It is the biggest city and the cultural and economic wealth of the Eastern Croatian area of Slavonia. The city was named so since it lies on a hill and is therefore safe from flooding. The town was a Roman settlement referred to as Mursa Major and also belonged to Ottoman Empire and the monarchy of Habsburg.

    The city achieved economic and cultural successes in the 19th and 20th centuries and is a common tourist terminus. Perhaps the most famous sights are the Austro-Hungarian ornate fortress of Tvrda from the 18th era, the ancient part of the town and the Drava Boulevard with its beautiful suspension passage over the river. Luckily, the town was able to protect itself from heavy bombs and recover most of the damage during the Croatian War of Independence.

    Excursions Osijek

    Osijek: City tour ---the beautiful city in the east of Croatia

    Osijek, the fourth largest city in Croatia, is the destination of this wonderful excursion. Explore the different districts of Osijek on foot and enjoy a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Numerous architecturally interesting buildings characterise the cityscape of the metropolis and ensure that there is no boredom during your walk through Osijek. Very interesting is for example the baroque fortress Tvrđa, which is also the old town of Osijek. Wander through the narrow streets of this part of Osijek and let your guide explain the background of the squares and buildings to you.

    The actual centre of Osijek is the so-called Upper Town, where life is pulsating and where you can also visit interesting corners. Of the many imposing buildings in Osijek, the former monastery is particularly remarkable, which impresses with its architecture. Also worth seeing is the Croatian National Theatre, which is located in the city and underlines the long tradition of Osijek as a location for theatres. Look forward to a relaxing time in a great city, which gives a lot of pleasure and let yourself be infected by the cheerful atmosphere in Osijek. Thanks to many parks and the very present river Drava this tour through Osijek is very attractive.

    Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
    • Duration: 2 h
    • Transfer - walking
    • per person: 25 €
    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 1227.11.2021
  • Mohács
    21:00
    23:00
    Stop for customs clearance

    Excursions Mohács

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 1327.11.2021