Day 9 - Iron Gate
Day 10 - Novi Sad
Arrive 2:30pm - Depart 11:30pm
This tour will take you past the Peterwardein Fortress, driving for about half an hour through the hilly landscape of Fruska Gora (Holy Mountains), a ridge 80 km long and up to 20 km wide. The Holy Mountains are home to 17 monasteries. The most famous of these is the Krusedol Monastery, which is located in the middle of a birch forest. In this monastery you will learn in detail about the Serbian Orthodox religion. On the way back, the bus takes you to the city center, where you get off and take a walk to explore the old town, which has been beautifully and very colorfully restored.
Day 11 - Aljmas
Arrive 8:00am - Depart 9:00am (next day)
Approx. a 1-hour bus ride from our pier in the area between Danube and Drava lies the Kopacki rit Nature Park, one of the largest and best-preserved wetlands in Europe. The canals and lakes, which are covered with reeds and whose surface is covered with white water lilies, are mostly surrounded by white willow trees. These give numerous freshwater fish (carp, pike, perch), reptiles (fire salamander, pond turtle) and bird species (cormorants, storks) a home. Probably the most famous inhabitant is Europe's largest eagle: the white-tailed eagle. Experience the untouched nature on a boat trip and if you are lucky, you will also see some of the wildlife there. Kindly note that we cannot guarantee that the animal world will show itself in all its splendor. Afterwards you will visit the nearby Rural House, where you will learn more about the area, its tradition and culture in an interesting and humorous presentation. Tasting local products such as Ajvar and slivovitz is included as much as finding out what lies behind the fearsome "Busho" mask before going back to the ship.
Day 12 - Budapest
Arrive 9:00am - Depart 9:00pm
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is also called the "queen of the Danube". During your city tour by bus and by foot you will see for example the castle district with the fisherman’s bastion and the Matthias Church. Afterwards there will be a short photo-stop on Gellerthill to enjoy a wonderful view over the city.
Day 13 - Bratislava
Arrive 3:00pm - Depart 6:00pm
Close to the border to Austria and Hungary, Bratislava lies in the fertile Danube plain south of the Little Carpathians. First you will have a short bus tour that will take you up to the Fortress. You will be impressed by the wonderful panoramic view over the city. Learn more about the interesting history of the fortress which used to be the residence of numerous Hungarian kings in the past. Afterwards you will explore the beautifully restored Old Town with its baroque buildings such as the Redoute, National theater, the Town Hall and palaces which remind the visitors of their glorious past during k.u.k. monarchy. Among other things, you will also get to know probably the most famous man of Bratislava, Gullimann Cumil.
Day 14 - Weissenkirchen
Arrive 9:00am - Depart 11:30am
An indispensable destination is the old Kuenringer town Dürnstein, where tradition and beauty merge in a unique way. During your guided walk in Duernstein, the "pearl of the Wachau region", you will visit the Baroque Church which is the most famous landmark of the town with its blue-white tower. Enjoy during the subsequent free time the special atmosphere of the place.
Day 8 – Disembark in Passau
Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. Transfer by rail to Munich Airport or add a city stay (prices on request).