Arrival in Zagreb and transfer to accommodation. Enjoy the day to explore Zagreb or rejuvenate from your flight.
Today - Get back to nature on a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park from Zagreb and go for beautiful walks in the forest reserve. Marvel at the 16 terraced lakes and numerous waterfalls from the walkways that wind around and across the water.
After breakfast explore Zagreb with your included Hop Hop Off Bus Pass.
Transfer for Embarkation on the ms Princess in the Croatian port of Sisak, situated at the confluence of the Kupa into the Sava, which is thereby made navigable.
The stay in Jasenovac is ideal for a morning *excursion to the Lonjsko Polje nature park, one of the best-preserved damp biotopes in Europe. The more than 50,000-hectare area is famous for its wide variety of birds: Storks are very much at home here – as you can observe in the stork village *Cigoć. In the afternoon, the cruise continues on the Sava to Slavonski Brod, where the ship arrives in the late evening.
Slavonski Brod has always been important as a border town. During a *sightseeing tour, you will get to know the historical centre with its pedestrian zone and the star shaped citadel, which was built in the 18th century as a defence against the Turks. The river cruise on the Sava is continued around lunchtime to Brcko, the only Bosnian port of call on this journey.
Brcko was a heavily disputed area in the chaos of war in the 1990s, but was reconstructed in an exemplary manner. *Sightseeing includes not only a walking tour of the centre, but also a visit to the Franciscan monastery in nearby Tolisa, which dates from the 19th century and has the largest Catholic church in the country. In the afternoon, you will continue to Serbian Sremska Mitrovica, where you are expected in the evening.
After breakfast, an excursion sets off from Sremska Mitrovica to the charming region *Vojvodina. Here, you head for Fruska Gora National Park, where more than a dozen medieval Serbian Orthodox monasteries are located, which are impressive with their mixture of Byzantine and baroque elements. Return to the ship and onward journey from noon on the Sava to the Serbian capital, Belgrade, where the ship moors in the evening.
In the morning city tour Belgrade, in the afternoon free time, in the evening continuation of the tour.
In the Hungarian border town of Mohacs the ship moors in the morning. After lunch on board *bus excursion to the Hungarian lowlands to a puszta farm with riding demonstration and possibility of a carriage ride as well as a visit to a handicraft market. Afterwards we continue to the "Paprika Capital" Kalocsa in the Paprika Museum. Back on board in Kalocsa, departure in the evening.
In the morning arrival in Budapest, *city tour through both city halves: the mountainous Buda on the right bank of the Danube with castle, Matthias church and fisher bastion, as well as the flat Pest with parliament, Heldenplatz and Stephansbasilika. Afterwards bus trip to *Esztergom, cathedral inspection. The ChooChoo train takes you comfortably back to the ship, which in the meantime has arrived in Esztergom. You spend the afternoon relaxed on board.
Disembarkation in Vienna after breakfast.
07 APR - 18 APR 2020 - VERY LIMITED CABINS