Embarkation in Vienna-Nussdorf on the MS Princess and departure to the first port of call Bratislava. *Short city walk through the beautiful old town and continuation of the river cruise.
Arrival in the Hungarian capital Budapest, where you enjoy a *city tour with the most important sights as Burgberg with the castle, the Matthias Church and the Fisherman‘s Bastion, the parliament, heroes‘ square, Stephens‘ basilica such as the Gellért Hill. Around midday the MS Princess leaves Budapest.
Enjoy the leisurely cruise on board the ship. Around midday it arrives at Belgrade, *visit the Serbian capital. During the tour you will see many sights in the Old Town, among others the orthodox cathedral, the historical “Question Mark Café”, the palace of the princess Ljubica, the animating “Square of the republic” and the fortress Kalamegdan from where you can enjoy the view of the confluence of the Sava and the Danube. The ship leaves Belgrade in the late evening.
Today, you enjoy the ship’s passage through the gorge on the Danube in the more than 100 kilometre-long Djerdap section, where the Danube acts as part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. The formed gorge in the south-western Carpathians has created the largest river cliff landscape in Europe. Here, the river is narrowed down to 100 metres, is up to 70 metres deep and lined with cliffs that are over 300 metres high. In addition, historical monuments enrich the impressive landscape. The most spectacular section is formed by the three kilometre-long “Iron Gate“ at the end of the gorge.
Arrival in the Serbian city of Novi Sad in the morning, *city tour before noon. After enjoying lunch on board an excursion to the Danube city *Sremski Karlovci is offered. It invites you to enjoy its beautiful historic city centre. From here it is not far to the * Fruška Gora National Park. 35 Serbian-orthodox monasteries were built here in the old area. They rank among the most beautiful ones in Europe due to the frescoes and interesting architecture. Nowadays there are still 17 of them left; of these you will visit the Krusedol monastery. Back to Novi Sad and continuation of the cruise.
You spend the morning relaxed on board. Mohacs offers the ship a mooring in the afternoon. From here the guests take a bus trip to *Pecs, which was allowed to call itself European Capital of Culture in 2010. Thanks to its climatically favourable location and the numerous historical monuments, this pretty town radiates an extremely Mediterranean atmosphere. In the evening, the trip continues from Kalocsa.
In the early morning MS Princess CC passes through the wonderful landscape of the Danube Bend. You will arrive in Esztergom before noon. It has been the royal capital of the Hungarian kings until the 13th century. During the *city tour you will also visit Esztergom Basilica, the biggest church in the country. You will travel in comfort by choo-choo train back to the ship and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on board MS Princess.
Arrival in Vienna-Nussdorf in the morning and disembarkation after breakfast.