Hebridean’s Royal Crown awaits your arrival in Passau to transport you in elegance and comfort along the Danube to our first port of call - Melk - and a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey.
From Austria we cruise to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Our morning is spent exploring the famous indoor market, built in the 1890s, and still a part of everyday life in Budapest.
After lunch on board, we enjoy a city tour of Budapest starting in Buda, taking in views from Gellert Hill and visiting the palace and its terraced areas as well as the neo-gothic Matthias Church and the 19th century Fisherman’s Bastion with its seven turrets. We then cross the Danube to Pest and travel along elegant broad avenues to Hero’s Square.
Our morning tour is to the town of Kalocsa and a visit to the Puszta or Great Plain, Hungary’s equivalent of the wild west, where livestock are tended to by cowboys. Afternoon cruising brings us to Mohács and our overnight berth.
The following morning’s visit takes us on a short drive to the city of Pecs, originally a Roman town of the name of Sopianae, where we embark for a city tour, including the 4th century Christian Necropolis, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We spend a full day cruising the Danube from the elegant comfort of Hebridean’s Royal Crown en route to the romantic city of Vienna, former Imperial capital of the Habsburg Empire.
Our morning visit is to St Stephen’s Cathedral which stands on the ruins of two earlier churches. Completed in 1160, it is one of the most symbolic buildings in Vienna. After lunch on board, the world famous Spanish Riding School, which has been cultivating the art of equitation for more than 400 years, pays host to our afternoon visit.
Berthed alongside in Vienna we enjoy our Farewell Gala Dinner in the elegant surroundings of Hebridean’s Royal Crown before disembarking the following morning.