Discover the imperial history and the royals who once ruled along the banks of the storied Danube River. Hike to Buda Castle and revel in the breathtaking views overlooking Budapest. Explore Bratislava, the former “Coronation City of the Kings,” and the royal treasures of Vienna, including the Imperial Apartments at Schönbrunn Palace. Discover Austria’s beautiful Klosterneuburg Abbey and gaze in wonder at the elaborate interiors of the golden-hued Melk Abbey, originally built as a palace but later gifted to the Benedictine Monks who now call it home. And as you glide around the Danube Bend on your way back towards Budapest, remember the figures and legends of the past that left their mark along this fascinating European waterway.