Relax and admire the riverscapes of Austria and Germany on this romantic cruise along the Danube. Become acquainted with musical landmarks, walled towns and beautiful Baroque architecture.
Fly from the UK to Vienna before transferring to the MV Serenade I.
Today you are free to make your own discoveries in beautiful
Vienna or join the optional city tour. You may also wish to visit the
elegant Schonbrunn Palace on our optional excursion. Fittingly
for this musical city, a concert featuring the works of Strauss and
Mozart will be included this evening.
This charming Austrian town is situated at the beginning of the
Wachau stretch of the Danube. English king Richard the Lionheart
was imprisoned and escaped from the castle overlooking the town.
Enjoy time at leisure to make your own discoveries, perhaps enjoy
a stroll in the pedestrianised main street, Hauptstrasse or make a
visit to the former Augustinian monastry, Stiftskirche. Alternatively,
join the optional walking tour to gain some knowledge of this
In the afternoon we sail to Melk, arriving early evening. After dinner
we welcome on board a local classical musician(s).
This morning we have arranged an optional tour of the remarkable
18th century abbey. One of the finest Baroque monasteries in
Europe, its wonderful yellow and white façade, opulent gold pulpit,
delicate frescoes and ornate gilding remain untouched by the
We arrive in Passau today, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers
meet. You are free to make your own discoveries in this delightful
town which is home to the 14th century cathedral of St Stephen
and the world’s biggest church organ. Alternatively join us for an
optional walking tour of the town.
Arrive 09:00 – Depart 13:30 (Regensburg)Arrive 18:00 – Depart 18:15 (Kelheim)
Enjoy an optional tour of Regensburg, a beautifully preserved and
UNESCO-listed medieval city. There will be the opportunity to join
a tour of the medieval city, taking in the gothic cathedral, the lush
botanical gardens, the Adler Apotheke and the 12th century Stone
Bridge. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Weltenburg
Abbey, the oldest abbey in Bavaria.
The historic city of Nuremberg is yours to discover this morning.
Why not join your Tour Manager for a sightseeing tour of the
highlights, including the Gothic Our Lady’s Church and the wellpreserved
medieval town walls. During the afternoon explore the
antique shops or maybe visit one of the town’s breweries to sample
Travel to Salzburg for
two nights in the ‘Sound of Music’ city on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Encircled by forested mountains and dominated by the mighty
Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg is the city of Mozart, magnificent
palaces, fountains and splendid Baroque buildings.
Your cruise comes to an end today and you will transfer to Munich airport for your flight to the UK.