EuroPride 2019 - 8 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Vienna

EuroPride 2019 - 8 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Vienna

04 Jun 08:00 - 11 Jun 23:00 - Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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price from $2,111 per person (SAVE $350 per person when you make your deposit before 4/24/18)

Join us on our river cruise that ends in Vienna for Europride 2019!

From the Gypsy violins of Budapest to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” this Europe river cruise highlights the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, and the fascinating capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria.

Enjoy two nights in Budapest, where guided sightseeing shows you the highlights of this vibrant capital. You’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own—take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, walk across Chain Bridge, or enjoy a cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café. Board your river cruise vessel and head upriver to Bratislava. For a 58-mile stretch, the middle of the Danube forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia, and guided sightseeing awaits you in Slovakia’s capital. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, sitting high on a bluff so you can take in the breathtaking views of the Danube River and surrounding countryside. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley and spend free time in Dürnstein, overlooked by the ruins of the castle where England’s King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192, and best known for its magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade.

To end your river cruise, there’s guided sightseeing in Austria’s capital, Vienna, with time on your own to relax, perhaps visit the famous Sacher Hotel for a taste of Sachertorte (a special chocolate cake), and stroll along the famous pedestrian street of Kärntnerstrasse.

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Over 500,000 people regularly attend EuroPride events. The event is a full month, but most popular and well attended event is the Pride Parade June 15th. Our tour ends in Vienna not he 11th, so extend your trip and join us for the parade!


Vienna is well known for its music, architecture and culture, the coffee houses, and its imperial history, showcased across the city. Both the State Opera and the Volksoper offer some of the world’s best opera performances. The MuseumsQuarter (MQ for short) is among the world’s ten largest museum clusters and a must-see; as are many other prestigious museums such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Albertina, Belvedere Palace, Schönbrunn Palace to just name a few…

And it is indeed rather Vienna’s cultural appeal that draws an ever larger number of gay and lesbian travellers to the city than a vibrant LGBT scene – although Vienna nevertheless has got a lively and diverse gay and lesbian scene concentrated on both sides of the Naschmarkt area. The Naschmarkt, a vast open-air food market, is any chef’s dream, connecting the 4th with the 6th district of the city. Here you can visit at least 20 gay places, all in walking distance, including popular cafés and hangouts such as Savoy, Mango Bar, Red Carpet, Felixx and Village, or restaurants such as Sixta or the Willendorf in the Rosa Lila Villa, originally a squatted building, transformed into an alternative LGBT community centre. In 2010, Austria’s oldest and leading gay and lesbian association, HOSI Wien (est. 1979), has also moved its community centre and café, Das Gugg, into this rainbow area.

But altogether, don’t expect a huge number of “gay only” places in Vienna, but rather an abundance of “gay friendly” and mixed places throughout the town. Though many historic figures that have helped shape the city in centuries past are left in a historical closet, Vienna’s young gay and lesbian couples can be seen walking hand-in- hand along the Ringstraße.

Over the last 20 years, regular LGBT events have been established, including the Rainbow Ball or the Rosenball – and these are just two among more than 400 Viennese balls taking place every carnival season. The Queer Film Festival “identities” is taking place every second year, while the International Queer Minorities Film Festival “Transition” is held on a yearly basis, as is “Wien in Schwarz” (“Vienna in Black”) for the fetish crowd. And certainly, Vienna Pride featuring the Pride Village und the Rainbow Parade, is the top highlight in the annual LGBT calendar.

The Vienna Tourist Board has put together comprehensive information in many languages at:

The Vienna Tourist Board also welcomes explicitly gay and lesbian visitors, and has developed specific travel information for this group – here you can also download the Gay & Lesbian Guide for Vienna:

Whatever your heart desires, Vienna offers an abundance of fun and entertaining options.

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