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Classic Danube River Cruise

9 nights from $3,395 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • Dedicated Tour Manager
  • Selected excursions & meals
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
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Overview

Start your holiday with a couple of nights in the captivating town of Wurzburg on the banks of the River Danube, followed by a relaxing seven night cruise along this iconic river. Enjoying the comfort of your state-of-the-art ship, with all meals with wine included for the duration of the cruise, and experiencing guided tours by local experts in the superb historic locations along the way, will ensure that you be treated to the best that this beautiful region has to offer.

Your tour begins with two nights in a riverside hotel, enjoying sightseeing of the key historic sites in the surrounding area such as medieval Rothenburg and vibrant Munich. Then you will join your cruise ship for a leisurely 7-night meander along one of the most beautiful rivers in the world – the River Danube. Pausing in the most picturesque and historic towns along the way, and visiting the capital cities of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary – elegant Vienna, remarkable Bratislava and enthralling Budapest. (CL)

Highlights

  • All of your meals with wine and soft drinks are included on the 7-night cruise, including a Captain’s Gala Dinner and Hungarian folklore show
  • Guided tours included in all of the key locations ensuring you don’t miss any of the highlights of the beautiful and historic regions which you will be cruising through
  • Begin in the charming city Wurzburg, marvelling at the magnificent monuments such as the Archbishops Palace (the Residenz) and the ancient bridge (Alte Mainbruecke)
  • End the tour on a high note, in the magnificent city of Budapest, with its ancient castles and cathedrals
  • A day spent in the 2,000 year old fairy tale city of Passau where the Danube meets the rivers Inn and Ilz. You will appreciate a guided walking tour to see the highlights such as St Stephan’s cathedral and then enjoy free time to stroll the picturesque cobblestoned streets and ancient buildings
  • Take a tour of the fascinating capital of Slovakia – Bratislava, visiting in the city’s celebrated historic sites
  • Enjoy a full day in the elegant Austrian capital city Vienna, starting with a guided tour and then enjoying time at leisure to admire the majestic architecture, world-class shopping and vibrant coffee houses

Details

Day 1

Wurzburg, Germany

Meet your fellow travellers this evening in your hotel in the historic town of Wurzburg, for a welcome dinner

Dinner included

Day 2

Wurzburg – Rothenburg - Wurzburg

This morning join a local guide to take a leisurely paced walking tour of Wurzburg including a visit to the spectacular Prince-Bishops Residence where you will see one of the largest ceiling frescos in the world. You will also see the ornate Alte Mainbrucke – the oldest bridge on the River Main. Travel to Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved medieval walled town, where you will enjoy free time to explore at your own pace. Return to Wurzburg for an evening at leisure.

Breakfast included

Day 3

Wurzburg – Munich – Passau – Board cruise ship

Travel to Munich to experience a panoramic city tour, taking in the Olympic Park, world-famous Glockenspiel and Marienplatz – a beautiful square surrounded by lively cafés and shops. Enjoy some free time before travelling onto Passau. Here you will join your cruise ship, which has been specially selected to offer a high level of comfort and service, excellent cuisine and wine, with panoramic deck, salon and bar. This evening enjoy a special welcome dinner on board.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 4

Regensburg

Today enjoy a guided walking tour of ancient Regensburg, a truly magnificent medieval city with over a thousand historic buildings. You will see the roman city gate built in the year 179 and the old Town Hall – the Alte Rasthaus. Next see the first stone bridge ever built over the Danube, the aptly named Stone Bridge built in the 12th century. In the afternoon take a stroll through the charming old town, then return to your ship which will depart for Passau.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5

Passau

Cruise into Passau, a 2,000 year old fairy-tale city in a breath-taking setting where the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz converge. Take a leisurely paced walking tour, exploring the quaint cobblestone streets and beautiful Baroque architecture, taking in spectacular St Stephan’s Cathedral which is home to Europe’s largest church organ. Later you will have free time to enjoy this beautiful city at your own pace.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 6

Wachau Valley, Austria – Emmersdorf - Vienna

Today you can choose to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise through Austria, or take an optional excursion to the town of Durnstein and the spectacular 900-year old Benedictine Melk Abbey – one of the largest Baroque monasteries. In the afternoon continue cruising through the picture-perfect Wachau Valley, with hillside castles and riverside villages. You will arrive in the elegant capital city of Austria, Vienna, in the early evening.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7

Vienna

This morning join a local expert to explore Vienna’s imperial architecture with highlights being the lavish Horburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Ringstrasse – the beautiful street encircling the old town. This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore this elegant city at leisure, stroll the lovely pedestrianized Kartnerstrasse or indulge in a pastry in a traditional café. There is an optional excursion if you wish, to the opulent Schoenbrunn Palace – the summer retreat of the Hapsburg dynasty for hundreds of years until the early 20th century.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 8

Vienna – Bratislava, Slovakia

Today you will tour Slovakia’s fascinating capital, Bratislava, and with highlights of the city’s historical sites including the 13th century castle, the old town, St Martin’s Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace. The afternoon you have at leisure to explore this captivating city. This evening you are invited to attend the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 9

Budapest, Hungary

Cruising into Hungary, you will disembark in the morning for a tour of Budapest – the enchanting capital city. You will explore the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman’s Bastion and 500 year old St Matthias Church, and enjoy spectacular views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest on either side of the River Danube. Tonight there is a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers, followed by a fun folklore show.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 10

Budapest

Your tour ends

Breakfast included

 

What's Included:

  • 23 meals - 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • 9 nights accommodation*: Wurzburg 2 nights Maritim Hotel; Cruise Ship 7 nights MS Amadeus Elegant or Brilliant
  • Dedicated Tour Manager
  • Sightseeing as described in the above itinerary

* On some dates alternate an alternate hotel or ship may be used

With offices in UK and Ireland, we have the experience and resources to provide you with the very best vacation, partnering only with the most reputable coach operators to ensure you have a truly great touring experience.

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