CroisiEurope: When music takes centre stage on board

The Danube in BudapestCroisiEurope has been offering classical music cruises for many years, entertaining its passengers with concerts on board our ships and in exceptional venues, with Alain Duault, the French classical music specialist on radio and television, and featuring famous international artists.

In 2019, our musical programme will close on the Danube, a major European river, which witnessed the birth of classism and romanticism on its banks. We will welcome Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Weber, Strauss, Liszt and many more on board, who have contributed to the rich musical heritage this Central European region boasts.

Last cabins available for 23 to 30 October 2019 cruise on board the MS VIVALDI, a premium category ship.

Musical Cruise: Romantic Music from the Austro-Hungarian Empire (port-to-port cruise)

Day 1
You’ll board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew and the artists who will entertain you during your cruise at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will depart at 8:00 p.m. towards Melk and sail through the night.

Day 2
This morning, join us for an optional visit to the Melk Abbey and get a wonderful view of the Wachau Valley. Our tour will finish up with an organ recital in the church. Our ship will then cruise through the Wachau Valley. Once we arrive in Dürnstein, set out on a tour of this charming medieval village with your host or hostess. We’ll return on board at the end of the afternoon and continue cruising to Bratislava.

Day 3
This morning, we’ll set out on an optional guided tour of Bratislava. A stroll down its quaint streets to its gorgeous palaces and theaters will give a good idea of the splendors of its past. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Kalocsa.

Day 4
This morning’s optional excursion takes us to the Puszta. We’ll learn more about the traditions and folklore found in the region at a local horse show. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest, arriving during the night.

Day 5
This morning, join us for an optional visit to the Liszt Memorial Museum and the “Buda” section of the city. The afternoon will be dedicated to an optional visit to Gödöllö Palace. In the evening, we’ll head over to St. Stephen’s Basilica for a classical music concert. We’ll cruise through the night towards Esztergom.

Day 6
This morning, we’ll visit the citadel of Visegrad which was the former residence of the royal family and perfectly represents the history of Hungary. Afterwards, we’ll return on board and start cruising towards Vienna. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7
This morning, join us for a tour of Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art, and luxury. We’ll then tour the Imperial Crypt, the final resting place for the remains of 143 Hapsburg royalty. You’re free to do as you please in the afternoon.
At the end of our day, join us for an evening at the Vienna State Opera for a presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.(2)

Day 8
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking. End of our services.