A riverboat journey is not just traveling in style, but a different way of seeing. You could drive to places between Regensburg and Vienna, but when your road is the Blue Danube, the view is from the inside, and the journey unfolds like a dream… dramatic river landscapes, forests and cliffs that echo the Nibelungenlied, an epic 13th-century German poem set along the Danube… the song of fairy-tale castles, Roman ruins, and romantic Bavarian villages…. unexpected exclusives around every bend, such as the epicurean delights of wine country… including wine tastings and a private lunch at a Cesky Krumlov castle… a weeklong river odyssey that winds its way to a sumptuous evening of dining and music at a Vienna palace. And a fitting finale? Two nights in the heart of Vienna at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna, an amalgam of four opulent 19th-century palaces, steeped in marble, frescoed ceilings, wood paneling and murals (not to mention the spa and indoor pool), presiding on a corner of Schubertring boulevard, steps from the Ringstrasse, and in easy reach of major landmarks.