Known as the Queen of the Danube, the Hungarian capital is a highlight of any cruise on this iconic waterway. The city is a delight from the second you approach it, with the stately Hungarian Parliament building perched on the banks and reflected in the water.
If you’ve got sufficient time to spend in this city, we’d certainly recommend checking out the natural thermal baths of Budapest. Taking a dip in the hot springs is a rite of passage and part of daily life for the locals. It’s extremely relaxing and there’s no better way to immerse yourself in local life here.
Classical, elegant and magical, Vienna is effortlessly impressive and awe-inspiring. Just take a few hours out of your day to explore the Austrian capital and drink in the amazing architecture of the world-famous Ringstrasse.
The wines are excellent so be sure to sample the wines of the Wachau Valley. This is just outside Vienna and one of the world’s great winemaking regions.
This fairy-tale region will introduce you to the Germany of cuckoo clocks, monk-brewed beers and half-timber house. Bavaria served as inspiration for the Brothers Grimm and continues to inspire to this day.
Whether you’re keen to visit the timeless castles, historic monasteries or fascinating merchant houses of the region, or sample the famous sausage and beer diet, Bavaria will welcome you with open arms.