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Romantic Danube

8 Days | 5 Guided Tours | 3 Countries | Viking Atla
April 10 - 17, 2022

Outside Stateroom - Standard (E)
$3,999 CAD per person*
BONUS*:
$200 Onboard Spending Money per stateroom
A bonus from Maritime Travel

WE INCLUDE MORE FEATURES & SERVICES THAN OTHERS:
One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
Visits to UNESCO Sites
Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
Port taxes & fees
Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

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Sail to charming cities & villages
Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. Visit historic Salzburg. Spend two days in Vienna, and celebrate the city’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Budapest, Hungary
Your morning begins with a panoramic tour of the Pest side of the city. Journey along Andrássy Avenue and see the 19th- and 20th-century mansions, National Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Drive through Heroes’ Square and learn more about Hungarian history, then cross the Danube to Buda’s Castle District. Visit Matthias Church and enjoy brilliant views of the Danube and the beautiful Hungarian Parliament building from Fishermen’s Bastion. Rejoin your ship in Visegrád for lunch as we cruise along the scenic Danube River. Enjoy a midafternoon Viennese coffee workshop, complete with apple strudel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Vienna, Austria
Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or, you may choose to join us for an optional excursion to visit Schönbrunn Palace, erected in 1778 and admired as the “Versailles of Vienna.” This evening, you might celebrate the bottling of this year’s wine vintage among the locals at a high-spirited optional Heurigen dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4
Vienna, Austria
Today, spend time exploring Vienna. You many choose to join one of our many optional excursions, including a panoramic tour of Vienna by bike or an all-day optional excursion to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, filled with lovingly restored baroque city palaces and leafy squares. Perhaps venture to the local Farmers’ Market with a local chef. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own or on board, after which you may choose to join us for a Mozart & Strauss concert. We are docked here overnight.  (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5
Krems, Austria
After breakfast, disembark in Krems and set off for Göttweig, a working Benedictine abbey that owns many of the vineyards along the Danube. See the splendid ceiling fresco in its imperial stairwell, one of the largest in the world. Visit the abbey church, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Alternately, you may instead choose to explore your environs by bicycle, enjoying a ride along a riverside bike path considered one of Europe’s most scenic. Afterward, rejoin your ship and cruise leisurely through the captivating Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste some local Austrian specialties during lunch on board, taking in views of attractive towns and castle ruins along the way. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6
Passau, Germany
Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. See the New Bishop’s Residence and view the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. Alternately, you may instead journey into the countryside on an optional excursion to a local farm where you will have the opportunity to join a festive Bavarian party, experiencing traditional German music and food and tasting locally brewed beer. Or, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to explore glorious Salzburg; visit the Italianate Old Town, see settings from the film The Sound of Music and enjoy lunch at Austria’s oldest restaurant. We cruise through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Regensburg, Germany
After breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour through the scenic town of Regensburg, considered one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. See one of the largest groupings of 13th- and 14th-century church spires, towers and patrician houses north of the Alps. You also encounter the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge, St. Peter’s Cathedral and a number of idyllic courtyards. Take time to stroll the streets, shop or visit Germany’s oldest restaurant, the Alte Würstküche. Lunch is served on board your ship.

This afternoon, take an optional excursion to visit Weltenburg Abbey* and experience a short cruise through a stunning mountain pass, one of the most breathtakingly scenic bends in the Danube Narrows. Alternately, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to see the highlights of the grand city of Munich or a full-day optional excursion to Nuremberg, one of Germany’s most renowned and intriguing cities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Regensburg, Germany
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with our extension to Nuremberg or Prague, Czech Republic, including a tour of Old Town and Prague Castle. Alternatively, you can join or fully guided four-night extension to Prague and Nuremberg to experience the best of both towns. (Breakfast)

 

ABOUT VIKING ATLA

Atla - Norse Goddess of Water
The beautiful giantess Atla is the Norse goddess of water. She is the daughter of Aegir and Ran, god and goddess of the sea. Atla is one of the nine wave maidens who lives at the bottom of the sea, watching over the World Mill that continually turns with the seasons to bring the earth and its people fertility and harmony.

Longship Features
95 comfortable outside staterooms (25 Standard Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 7 Veranda Suites, 2 Explorer Suites)
All suites feature two full-size rooms with a veranda off the living room & a French balcony in the bedroom
Sun Deck with 360-degree views & shaded sitting area; organic herb garden & solar panels; putting green & walking track
Aquavit Terrace & Lounge, a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship for al fresco dining
Viking Lounge & Bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
Library & onboard shop
Elevator from Middle to Upper Deck only; no elevator access for categories E & F
Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
Laundry service
Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
40" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic & more

STANDARD STATEROOM (E) FEATURES

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Stateroom size: 150 sq ft
River-view stateroom with half-height picture window
Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
Bottled water replenished daily
Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
View the Standard Stateroom in our 360° Longship Tour

 


*Terms & Conditions:
All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in the stateroom category specified, cruise only, includes all applicable savings and subject to availability. Airfare extra. Rates may vary by ship, departure date, and stateroom category. All rates, savings, offers and itineraries are subject to availability and change without notice. Savings and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Note: Itineraries may be reversed. Virtuoso exclusive shipboard credit per stateroom valid as of 1/1/21. Shipboard credit valid only for itineraries and sailing dates listed. Itineraries may be reversed. $500 shipboard credit per stateroom applicable to select Grand European Tour, Paris & the Swiss Alps, Cities of Light, Viking Homelands, Into the Midnight Sun, Mediterranean Odyssey, South America & the Chilean Fjords, Panama Canal & Central America, Mediterranean Antiquities dates featured; limit $500 per
stateroom. $200 shipboard credit per stateroom applicable to select Greek Odyssey, Viking Shores & Fjords, Rhine Getaway, Romantic Danube, Danube Waltz, Russia & the
Baltic Sea, Empires of the Mediterranean, Ancient Mediterranean Treasures, Alaska & the Inside Passage dates featured; limit $200 per stateroom. Shipboard credit valid only
for itineraries and sailing dates listed. Offer combinable with Group Rates, Past Passenger discounts, and special cruise pricing offer. Offer is not combinable with Future Cruise
Credit vouchers. Shipboard credit must be requested by Virtuoso travel advisor at the time of booking. Travel advisor must reference Virtuoso amenity and voyage ID at time
of booking to receive amenities. No cash value. Additional terms and conditions apply; see viking.com for details. Shipboard credit offer expires 12/31/21. CST# 2052644-40