BOOK AN EXCURSION PACKAGE AND SAVE!
The package includes several excursions at one special price. You will save compared to booking the excursions individually. Take advantage and make the most out of your A-ROSA holiday!
WITH THE CITY EXPRESS TO THE CASTLE AND BY FOOT THROUGH THE HISTORIC CENTRE (approx. 2 h)
Taking you directly to the most beautiful view, the Bratislava City Express will deliver you to the Bratislavský Hrad (Bratislava Castle). From the 85-metre-high plateau, you can see far over the Danube. The city owes its name to Duke Wratislaw, who built the complex in the middle of the 17th century. Maria Theresia decided to reconstruct the castle a century later as you'll see on your visit today. After the castle, you will explore the historical centre with its Renaissance houses and baroque palaces by foot.
BUDAPEST CITY TOUR (approx. 3,5 h)
While you are sitting relaxed on your coach, the highlights of Budapest will pass by: the Millennium Monument on Hősök tere (Heroes' Square) in Pest, the magnificent opera, the former stock exchange and the parliament building preserved in neo-Gothic style. During our city walking tour through the Buda hills we will pass the Matthias Church and visit the Fisherman's Bastion. From here, you can enjoy a fantastic view over the Danube and Pest. Your excursion is rounded off by a trip to Gellért Hill with its trademark 220-metre-long citadel and the Freedom Statue.
EXCURSION TO DÜRNSTEIN AND MELK ABBEY (approx. 4,5 h)
Dürnstein's main sight is the church with its blue and white baroque spire. Artful reliefs show the suffering of Christ and four obelisks with the images of the apostles’ tower into the sky. The Collegiate Church was built in the 15th century and was originally an Augustinian monastery, before it was rebuilt in baroque style. The fortress, which towers over the city, was built in the middle of the 12th century and became the prison of King Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) about fifty years later. The fortress was widely destroyed in the 17th century and today, only the fascinating and romantic ruins remain. You will then continue along the Danube to one of Europe’s most magnificent baroque buildings and the highlight of this excursion: the Benedictine Abbey Melk. Situated on a 60-metre-tall ridge, it offers a fantastic view over the Danube and the dreamlike landscape of the Wachau.
CITY TOUR OF HISTORIC VIENNA (approx. 3,5 h)
On this tour, you will get to know Vienna's most historically significant sights. We will begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the city hall, the university, the stock exchange and past numerous palaces and monuments to famous composers, poets and artists. We will then continue to travel along the Prater with its famous Ferris Wheel to the Hundertwasser house, to St. Charles's Church and the Viennese Music Association. One of Vienna’s landmarks can only be reached by foot due to its location - St. Stephen's Cathedral. After a brief tour on the outside, you will be taken back to your cruise ship.
The excursions take place on the corresponding travel days.