7 night cruise: Pearls of the Austro-Hungarian Empire - Vienna - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discovering the diversity of the Danube on a cruise from the Austrian capital to the Hungarian steppe.
  • Choosing your activities à la carte for a holiday that suits you.
  • Settling in on board a comfortable and welcoming boat, equipped with all the facilities for a peaceful stay.
  • Immersing ourselves in the local culture by choosing optional tours and immersive activities, such as a folklore evening in Budapest or a Viennese music concert.

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Your cruise itinerary in brief

Explore the abundant treasures of Austria and Hungary on an 8-day, 7-night cruise to discover the secrets of the Danube.

Admire the colourful little streets of Bratislava that wind around each other like a fairy tale village;
The Puszta, on the other hand, conceals the true soul of Hungary in the heart of its immense plains. Choose to visit the Melk Abbey, for a true historical and spiritual interlude, but also the "Sissi" museum, which puts myth and truth in perspective, you will be able to contemplate numerous personal effects as well as the most famous portraits of this charming empress.

Make this trip your own by choosing the activities you want. An authentic package is available to you, which you can choose at the next stage of your booking.

Your itinerary:

Day 1: Vienna
Day 2: Melk - Dürnstein
Day 3: Bratislava - Kalocsa
Day 4: Kalocsa - Budapest
Day 5: Budapest
Day 6: Esztergom - Vienna
Day 7: Vienna
Day 8: Vienna

Please note that for safety reasons, the company and the ship's captain reserve the right to change the itinerary of the cruise.

Your itinerary in detail

Day 1 & 2

Day 1: Vienna


Boarding at 6 pm and the departure of the boat at 8 pm and night sailing to Melk.


Day 2: Melk - Dürnstein


Our Suggestions:

Visit the abbey of Melk. (See description)

Return to the ship and sail to Dürnstein and discover this small medieval town.

Return to the ship in the late afternoon and continue the journey to Bratislava.

Day 3 & 4

Day 3: Bratislava - Kalocsa


Early morning arrival in Bratislava.


Our Suggestions:

Visit of Bratislava (See Description)


Afternoon sailing to Kalocsa - the Gabíkovo dam and the protected landscape park of Dunajské Luhy


Day 4: Kalocsa - BudapestArrival early in the morning


Our Suggestions:

Visit the Puszta (See Description)


Afternoon sailing to Budapest, the "pearl of the Danube" which we will reach in the night.

Day 6, 7, 8

Day 6: Esztergom - Vienna


Free time to discover Esztergom.

Afternoon sailing to Vienna.

Gala evening



Day 7: Vienna


Our Suggestions:

- Visit to Schoenbrunn Palace and panoramic tour of Vienna (See Description)

- Viennese music concert in the evening


Day 8 : Vienna


Buffet breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 9 am. End of our services.

7 night cruise: Pearls of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Depending on your departure date, you will board MS Vivaldi, MS Beethoven or MS Douce France. Each of these ships will offer you an elegant and warm decoration as well as all the necessary equipment to guarantee you a unique and serene experience.

Your Cabin

For your comfort, we offer you to stay in a comfortable cabin of category C on the Main, Intermediate or Superior Deck.

Category C Cabin Main Deck

Pleasant and warm, your category C cabin on the main deck will offer you all the necessary comfort for a totally relaxing stay. You have a bathroom with a toilet, as well as a high window for a relaxing atmosphere.

Maximum room capacity

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Adult
1 Child

Cabin Category C Intermediate Deck

Make yourself comfortable in your category C cabin on the middle deck. Carefully decorated, modern and bright, you will enjoy the high sliding windows to admire the horizon.

Maximum room capacity

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Adult
1 Child

Category C Cabin Superior Deck

Stay in a category C cabin on the upper deck and enjoy its large sliding panoramic windows to escape each morning throughout your cruise.

Maximum room capacity

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Adult
1 Child

Your dining choices

This offer is based on a full board basis, from the dinner of the first day to the buffet breakfast of the eighth day, with drinks included on board (except special cards).

Life on Board

Head to the sun deck to take in the beautiful colours while admiring the landscape. A shaded area, as well as comfortable deckchairs, are waiting for you to make the most of the advantages of a comfortable cruise.

The most athletic will appreciate the gym sessions that are given in the morning, for a gentle and energizing wake-up. At the back of the boat, you will also find a terrace to enjoy the view with your loved ones. Finally, some boats have a souvenir store where you can do some shopping with complete peace of mind.

Optional excursions

"AUTHENTIC" Package Without Concert

Optional excursions

We bring you an opportunity to add an AUTHENTIC package to your Cruise tour to make this journey an unforgettable experience. 


Your Authentic package includes the following excursions:

- Guided tour of Melk Abbey (Morning / Duration: 1h45)

- Guided tour of Bratislava (Morning / Duration: 3 hours)

- Half-day excursion to the Puszta (Morning / Duration: 4h00)

- Visit to Budapest (Morning / Duration: 4h00)

- Folklore evening in Budapest (Evening / Duration: 2h00)

- Guided tour of the Hofburg, Habsburg winter residence and Sissi Museum (Afternoon / Duration: 3h00)

- Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace (Morning / Duration: 4 hours)

This package also offers a version with an additional activity: a Viennese music concert.

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"AUTHENTIC" Package With Concert

Optional excursions

Your Authentic package includes the following excursions:

- Guided tour of Melk Abbey (Morning / Duration: 1h45)
- Guided tour of Bratislava (Morning / Duration: 3 hours)
- Half-day excursion to the Puszta (Morning / Duration: 4h00)
- Visit to Budapest (Morning / Duration: 4h00)
- Folklore evening in Budapest (Evening / Duration: 2h00)
- Guided tour of the Hofburg, Habsburg winter residence and Sissi Museum (Afternoon / Duration: 3h00)
- Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace (Morning / Duration: 4 hours)

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Your journey to Vienna


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destinations


Vienna is a vibrant city with a rich history, intriguing cultural scene, and fabulous café life. Transport yourself to this former Imperial City and be scooped up by its grandeur as you walk through its majestic streets. Known as the City of Music, the city has been home to Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven and Johann Strauss (both father and son) to name but a few - there could be no better place to watch a classical music performance than in the lavish Staatsoper.


Start your day by tracing the story of Vienna from its Roman origins to the modern-day with a visit to the Wien Museum and connect the stories behind the various landmarks, places and historic personalities of Vienna. Alternatively, visit any one of the breathtaking palaces in the city: Schönbrunn Palace, Hofburg Imperial Palace, or The Belvedere, and immerse yourself in their grand architecture and beauty. After sightseeing, explore the city's café culture, sampling delicious handmade cakes and pastries at one of the many bakeries.


Slovakia’s capital lies on the border between three countries, just a couple of kilometres from the Austrian border on the other side of the Danube.


Its rich and illustrious past is borne out in the Gothic old town, and Baroque palaces established by Hungarian nobles. Bratislava’s picture-perfect Renaissance castle backs onto pretty landscaped gardens, and the gorgeous Art DecoBlue Church’ with its curving arches and pastel-toned interiors is a delight for any design-lover.


Framed by the Little Carpathian mountains and surrounded by vineyards, sample the Slovak version of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir in one of the lively cafés in the eighteenth-century old town.


Formed through the unification of the cities of Buda, Pest, and Óbuda in 1873, Budapest is the perfect place for a varied city break where you can enjoy cosmopolitan shopping, quirky bars and restaurants, and grand architecture. Sitting on the Buda Hills, Budapest is famed for its thermal baths, the most iconic of which is the ornate, Yellow-fronted Széchenyi - no trip to the city would be complete without bathing in its naturally-heated waters.


On the other side of the Danube, in historic Buda, the skyline is dominated by Buda Castle, which houses a collection of Hungarian art, and the iconic attraction of Fisherman’s Bastion. From here, you can witness unforgettable views of the Danube and the grandiose Hungarian Parliament Building. Another way to experience this elegant river is to take a cruise - hop on at the Elizabeth Bridge and head north to the lazy riverside town of Szentendre for a wonderfully relaxing afternoon.


The inner city is the perfect place to get a flavour of Budapest’s modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Enjoy a coffee in the opulent surroundings of the New York Café, or wander the close streets of the historic Jewish Quarter. Here, the ruin bars are the perfect place to taste the ubiquitous Hungarian spirit pálinka - Szimpla Kert is the largest of them all, a maze of ruined rooms and eccentric art.

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
Length of the boat: 110
Width of the boat 11
The number of cabins on this boat: 90
Maximum number of passengers: 180
This ship is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Pets are not permitted.

Your cruise includes:

- Accommodation in a category C cabin on the Main, Intermediate or Superior deck
- Full board (drinks included, except special menu) from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
- Welcome cocktail and gala evening
- Entertainment on board
- Assistance of the animation team on board
- Assistance and repatriation insurance
- Port taxes

Your cruise does not include:

- Drinks listed on the special menu, drinks taken during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and luggage insurance
- Optional excursions (to be booked and paid for at the next booking stage)
- Personal expenses and tips
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Everything that is not mentioned in the price includes

Cabin facilities

  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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