Group Tour Operator for River cruises in Europe
The Blue Danube – Nicko River Cruise
Bustling cities, beautiful countryside and a fabulous river experience: on this cruise you’ll visit the most unmissable destinations along the Danube. Spend an evening and full day in magical Vienna, visit the charming Biedermeier city of Baden and marvel at the Baroque majesty of historic Melk Abbey. From the UNESCO World Heritage valley of Wachau, to the Hungarian capital Budapest, join us on a journey full of cultural highlights and stunning landscapes.
Dates available throughout 2023
Fly from the UK to Munich and transfer to Passau to board vessel.
Perhaps spend the morning visiting the impressive Basilica of Maria Taferl, one of the most significant places of pilgrimage in Lower Austria – or the imposing hydroelectric power station of Ybbs-Persenbeug.
Spend the afternoon cruising through the Danube valley of Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy the walking city tour of Vienna and visiting sights including St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace of Hofburg, with time to explore at leisure.
Experience Budapest from a different perspective and enjoy the very special atmosphere of this remarkable city during a walking tour along its most famous street, Váci utca, which is also the oldest trade route of Budapest. During this relaxed tour you will be able to learn more about the history of Hungary’s famous Pyramid Cake and of course enjoy a taste! After passing Kálvin square, the National Museum and Festetics Palace, you will also visit a blacksmith, to see this living tradition in action
Why not enjoy some free time to experience the city and take in the atmosphere in your own time.
The beautifully restored Old Town of Bratislava has some wonderful baroque buildings to discover, such as the Redoute, the National Theatre, the Town Hall, alongside palaces dating from the city’s Imperial and Royal era, a period known locally as the k. u. k. (kaiserlich und königlich). Before entering the city we will enjoy a scenic drive to the most iconic landmarks in the Slovakian capital, the Castle, or Hrad, which has some wonderful views across the city.
For more than a thousand years the Abbey of Melk has been the spiritual and cultural centre of Austria, towering above its namesake city on the banks of the River Danube. During a guided tour of the abbey you will have plenty of opportunity to gain more insight into this impressive building. Time will then be available for you to explore at leisure, before your return to the ship.
Disembark the ship and transfer to Munich airport for your return journey home.
Award-winning nickoVISION has been redefining standards for innovation and style ever since her launch, with light-filled rooms and a modern, stylish design that catches the eye immediately.
The beautiful sun deck is perfect for relaxing in the open air or enjoying a refreshing swim in the pool. There’s even a putting green and large hammocks for taking a nap. The spa and fitness area has an infrared controlled Finnish sauna and steam bath; or if working up a sweat is more your thing, a range of weights and state-of-the art cardio machines will help get those endorphins flowing.
Browse the library and souvenir shop. Enjoy a drink on the veranda of the VISIONbar and watch the sunset from the ship’s bow. Reconvene for dinner in a choice of three inclusive restaurants, where flexible meal times and a choice of tables are perfect for those who dislike having to decide in advance when or where to dine. After which, the panorama salon and bar awaits,
for a night-cap and some high-quality evening entertainment.