Ports of Call:
Vilshofen, Germany: Board you river cruise ship. Passau, Germany: This 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture.
Linz, Austria: Join an optional excursion to the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov, just over the Austrian-Czech border. Or visit Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and setting for The Sound of Music. Weissenkirchen, Austria: Tour Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey.
Vienna, Austria: See the famous Opera House, Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, with time to explore on your own.
Bratislava, Slovakia: The pedestrian-only, 18th-century old town is known for its lively bars and cafes. It’s surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains, crisscrossed with forested hiking and cycling trails.
Budapest, Hungary: Visit Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes’ Square.