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Vienna to Budapest Pride Gay Cruise 2023

 

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Vienna Gay Cruise 2023

Vienna To Budapest Pride
All-Gay Danube River Cruise

July 19 – 26, 2023

 

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Vienna To Budapest Pride All-Gay Danube River Cruise 2023

8 days from/to Vienna, Austria

July 19 – 26, 2023
CroisiEurope Cruises Douce France

Budapest Gay Pride Cruise 2023An OUTbound gay trip full of must have moments awaits when you cruise the Danube with us from stunning Vienna, Austria to Budapest Gay Pride, one of Europe’s best kept Pride secrets! Along the way to Budapest we’ll discover the charming town of Esztergom and its famous Castle Hill and Cathedral with a chance to explore Széchényi Square. Then we'll have three full days in Budapest to celebrate Hungary’s largest LGBTQ+ event with thousands of attendees. Giving you a chance to experience multiple days (and nights!) of Pride and be front and center for the main event, the Budapest Pride Parade.

 

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Along the way back to Vienna we’ll explore medieval Bratislava and its centuries old castle standing high above the Danube. All before returning to experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vienna! With a full day, and an overnight stay, we’ll have time to explore its unmistakably cosmopolitan atmosphere, baroque architecture and distinctive charm and flair that was shaped by famous residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

All Included, All Inclusive!

All Meals & Alcoholic Beverages Included! All Shore Excursions Included!

 

Douce France gay cruise

 

Your Ship - MS Douce France

The MS Douce France is a unique ship specifically designed for more intimate ports of call. A limited number of lucky guests ensures you can spend time enjoying a drink from the extensive bar, reading in the lounge, or relaxing in the spacious and comfortable lounge, with abundant room to roam.

All staterooms have twin beds that can be configured as a queen and full picture windows. The Douce France is ready to offer our OUTbounders an unforgettable experience cruising the Danube river. Mixed drinks, wine, beer, sodas, juices and coffee are all included anytime onboard.

 

Douce France Panorama Lounge

 

Panorama Lounge
The Panorama Lounge is situated all the way forward on Upper Deck and features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for spectacular views of the passing scenery... a distinguishing feature of river cruising. Intimate seating areas are peppered throughout the open floor plan, allowing you the choice of going all in with the group or enjoying a little private time between you and a smaller gathering of friends. Enjoy cocktails, dancing, games and entertainment in this picturesque setting.

 

Douce France Salon Bar

 

Salon Bar
Enjoy a cocktail at the main bar with us while watching a spectacular sunset together. Located within the Panoramic Lounge, you’ll find originality and innovation, with a new twist on the ol’ purveyors of gin and tonics and buckets of beer. This is the place where you’ll spend an enjoyable evening nursing a cocktail with great friends, old and new! Whether you’re in the mood for a mixed drink or glass of wine, we invite you to join us and enjoy one of best bars on the water with your fellow OUTbounders. Order your favorite festive cocktail to savor after a long day celebrating your Pride in Budapest.

 

Douce France lobby

 

Reception
At your service, OUTbounders will find everything they need at the reception desk, located at the heart of the ship on the Upper Deck. It's the perfect place to meet with friends before dinner or ask any questions you may have during our voyage. Here's where you'll leave each morning as we venture OUTbound to Budapest Pride, and where you will return at the end of each day... greeted by a friendly smile and warm drink.

 

Douce France restaurant

 

Dining
Located on the Upper Deck, the restaurant comfortably seats all our OUTbounders at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant. The selection and presentation of the food is outstanding, and you’ll find the quality of service is unmatched.

The food is incredible, every meal every day. You’ll enjoy plenty of fish, fruits and vegetables with every meal and be impressed by how fresh everything is. In fact, the only frozen item is ice cream! You’ll have plenty of healthy choices to choose from, and loads of unhealthy ones, too!

 

Douce France sun deck

 

Sun Deck
For spectacular views of the passing landscape, head up to the Sun Deck that allows full enjoyment of the view, even when passing under low bridges. The top deck features an all-weather seating area and a walking track for those who want to keep active. It’s the perfect place to visit with old friends and new during the day while enjoying complimentary refreshments with the stunning scenery passing by.

 

Gay Pride Budapest

Vienna To Budapest Pride
Danube River All-Gay Cruise 2023
Itinerary

Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

 19 July Vienna, Austria 4 PM 9 PM
 20 July Esztergom, Hungary 9 AM 3 PM
 20 July Budapest, Hungary 7 PM Overnight
 21 July Budapest, Hungary   Overnight
 22 July Budapest, Hungary   Overnight
 23 July Budapest, Hungary   7 PM
 24 July Bratislava, Slovakia 1 PM 10 PM
 25 July Vienna, Austria 9 AM Overnight
 26 Jul Vienna, Austria 10 AM  
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Vienna, Austria gay cruise

Day 1 - Vienna, Austria
Welcome aboard! Today we’ll start our Budapest Pride river cruise in Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After comfortably settling into your cabins, take some time to explore this fantastic city on your own, or just unwind with a cocktail and get to know your follow OUTbounders up in the lounge. Later in the evening we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before sitting down for dinner. Late tonight we’ll begin our river cruise and set sail for Hungary.

 

Hungary gay cruise - Esztergom

Day 2 - Esztergom, Hungary
Today we’ll set out on a tour of Esztergom, visiting the largest church in all of Central Europe, Esztergom Basilica. We’ll continue our tour to nearby Esztergom Castle, built in the early 1070s, before returning to town and having some free time in Széchényi Square, Esztergom’s central plaza and site of a medieval marketplace walled by Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical buildings. The highlight of Széchényi Square is the Town Hall, with plenty of charming little shops and cafés for you to wander during your free time before returning to our ship.

 

Budapest gay cruise

Day 3 - Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest, a city generously steeped in history and culture, where ancient architecture exists alongside contemporary buildings. This morning we’ll enjoy a guided tour touching on many of Budapest’s highlights, including Heroes’ Square and the Buda Castle district, before a walking tour showcases Matthias Church and panoramic views best admired from the Fisherman’s Bastion. See the city that was once two distinct cities, united only in 1873... Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape to the east of the Danube.

 

Budapest Gay Pride Cruise

Day 4 - Budapest Gay Pride
It’s time to celebrate Budapest Pride! We’re docked in this glorious city for the entire weekend, so come and go as you please as you revel in all that Budapest Pride has to offer. Meet and mingle with the locals, get a seat up front for the Pride Parade and March, and dance the night away at one of the countless parties hosted by the local bars and clubs in Budapest. Get to know the locals and show your Pride!

 

Danube gay cruise - Budapest Pride

Day 5 - Budapest Pride
No excursions today, just Budapest Pride on your own! You have the full weekend to discover and enjoy the very best of Budapest Pride, so make the most of it! We’ll provide you with a list of the city’s hottest parties and coolest events, from the Pride Parade and March to the concert in the park on Margaret Island in the middle of the Danube. Relax, rejoice and celebrate however you’d like. We don’t sail until Sunday evening, so let your Pride flag fly and live it up, Hungarian style!

 

Bratislava, Slovakia gay cruise

Day 6 - Bratislava, Slovakia
Today we’ll explore Bratislava on our guided tour of the capital of Slovakia. We’ll see Bratislava Castle, a massive rectangular building with four corner towers that stands on an isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube. Next, we’ll tour a delightful scattering of Baroque palaces, Gothic architecture and city blocks that tell tales of a communist past. We’ll see firsthand the neo-Renaissance glory of the Slovak National Theatre and the Episcopal Summer Palace before having some free time on our own in the city’s main square.

 

Austria Vienna gay cruise

Day 7 - Vienna, Austria
This morning we return to Vienna and begin our guided visit of Vienna, starting with Schönbrunn Palace, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Next we’ll continue our city tour with stops at St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace... Vienna’s Imperial Palace and one of the biggest palace complexes in the world. And of course no tour of Vienna would be complete without a visit to the Vienna State Opera, where the works of hometown composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss can be heard.

 

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Length: 110 m • Width: 10.1 m • Guests: 107 • Renovated: 2017 • Decks: 3 • Guest Cabins: 55

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Vienna to Budapest Pride All-Gay Cruise 2023 Rates
Category Description
Rate
USD $
Per Person
Upper Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite The Upper Deck Suite features two large panoramic windows that let in the perfect amount of light. The Suite can accommodate up to three guests, with a couch that can be converted into a twin bed. A separate seating area and desk gives you even more space in which to relax. Your in-suite bathroom comes complete with a walk-in shower, and there’s plenty of space in the wardrobe and under the bed for storage during your cruise. $ 4,997
Upper Deck Stateroom Upper Deck Stateroom Staterooms located on the Upper Deck feature two large panoramic windows that let in the perfect amount of light, welcoming in the summer sun as we sail along the Danube. Enjoy a shower before settling into your two twin beds that can be configured into a single queen as you enjoy your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Storage space includes a full-length wardrobe closet with a safe, and extra room under the bed for suitcases. $ 3,797
Main Deck Stateroom Main deck stateroom Staterooms located on the Main Deck have two large windows that provide unspoiled views of the passing Danube. Each Main Deck stateroom surrounds you with comfortable furnishings and your own full bathroom complete with walk-in shower. Storage space includes a full-length wardrobe closet with a safe, and extra room under the bed for suitcases. The two twin beds can be reconfigured into a single queen if you prefer. $ 3,397
Upper Deck Single Stateroom Upper deck single stateroom The single occupancy staterooms located on the Upper Deck offer a private space for our solo travelers, with two full picture windows that provide unspoiled panoramic vistas. Lay back in your own stateroom and watch a movie on your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Your luxurious bathroom features a shower complete with toiletries, perfect for unwinding after an unforgettable day OUTbound. Your twin hotel-style bed offers the perfect night’s sleep. $ 4,897
Main Deck Single Stateroom Main deck single stateroom The single occupancy staterooms located on the Main Deck offer our solo traveler a space all their own, with windows that provide unspoiled panoramic vistas of the passing Danube. Lay back in your stateroom and watch a movie on your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Your luxurious bathroom features a full shower, perfect for unwinding after an unforgettable day OUTbound. Your twin hotel-style bed, draped in quality linens, offers the perfect night’s sleep. $ 4,597
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The fares above are per person in USD.

Port Charges & Gratuities of $289 per person are additional.

Single Travelers in double occupancy staterooms - 100% single supplement applies.

Payment Option 1: (Quarterly Payments)
A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking. Subsequent payments will be scheduled quarterly in three additional equal installments of 25% each between the time of booking and the final installment, which is due 90-days prior to scheduled Vacation start date.

Payment Option 2: (Monthly Payments)
A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking. Subsequent payments will be scheduled in equal monthly installments between the time of booking and the final installment, which is due 90-days prior to the scheduled Vacation start date. The number of monthly payments will depend on how far in advance you have made your reservation.

Payment Option 3: (Pay In Full)
Pay for their reservation in full at the time of booking and you’re done! Unless you later make a change to your reservation, no further payments are necessary.

Cancelation Penalties (% of total) days before scheduled Vacation start date:
10% – 300 or More Days Prior to Event Start Date
20% – From 299 to 240 Days Prior to Event Start Date
40% – From 239 to 180 Days Prior to Event Start Date
60% – From 179 to 120 Days Prior to Event Start Date
80% – From 119 to 90 Days Prior to Event Start Date
100% – 89 or Fewer Days Prior to Event Start Date

 

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