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Danube River Cruise – Including Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary
The Danube is the second longest river in Europe, starting in Germany’s Black Forest and flowing for a distance of about 1,770 miles through Austria and further east until it finally empties into the Black Sea. Our Danube River Cruise takes you from Passau to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Dürnstein – Melk and back to Passau.Read More
On this Danube River Cruise, begin in Passau and travel towards the border between Austria and Germany, admiring the picturesque views along the way. The following day arrive in Melk, where you will have the chance to visit Benedictine Abbey, overlooking Danube.
Cruise further along the Danube, past quaint pretty villages, before reaching Vienna, with stunning architecture and cosy coffee houses. Home to Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss (both father and son), and Beethoven – as well a wealth of other greats – Vienna is truly the city of music. The notes vibrate melodically from the space between buildings. The city’s many venues, from the renowned Musikverein to the Staatsoper, still boast some of the world’s best acoustic experiences. In amongst the fine dining and vaulted Vinothek wine cellars lie some of the quaintest and most classically Austrian eating spots imaginable. Grand coffee houses serve cakes and pastries almost too ornate to eat while the pub-like Beisln of the city off the warm embrace of hearty wiener schnitzel and other Austrian favourites
Hungary’s Capital on the Danube
In Budapest enjoy wandering the winding streets of Buda and the deep history of Pest. Standing proudly on the banks on the mighty Danube, the Hungarian capital, Budapest, is a city of two halves. ‘Buda’ with Castle Hill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The larger ‘Pest’ is home to the Parliament, Heroes’ Square and Andrássy Avenue. The whole city is a delight for the eyes – with architectural highlights from throughout history and impressive monuments on every corner. While you walk across the famous Chain Bridge, look out for the incredibly detailed lion sculptures which guard each side. The bridge was the first link for the two halves of the cities and didn’t open until 1849.
Continue to Bratislava, the charming Slovakian capital, with an attractive old town and many monuments to discover. Cruising along the Danube will bring you back to Passau where you will disembark the ship with many life long memories!
Travel to Germany
Depart from the UK heading to Dover for a ferry crossing to France. Continue towards Germany, making an overnight stop on route.
Melk and Vienna
Arrive in Melk, located in the beautiful Wachau Valley. Enjoy breakfast on board before leaving on an optional excursion to the Benedictine Abbey of Melk which is perched up high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is Austrian baroque architecture at its finest. Continue cruising to Vienna. Enjoy the Austrian capital this evening and perhaps enjoy an optionsal Viennese Classical Concert – this is the City of Music afterall! Overnight stop.
beautiful sculptures and fountains. The cruise continues to Dürnstein.
Arrival in Passau in the early morning. Breakfast on board and disembark before beginning your journey back home. Make an overnight stop on route then continue to Calais for a ferry crossing back to the UK.
MS Modigliani ****
The MS Modigliani was built in 2001 and has a total of 78 cabins. The facilities on the ship include a lounge-bar with a dance floor, dining room, large sundeck with deckchairs, a library and a gift shop. All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Wifi is available on board.
MS Symphonie ****
The MS Symphonie was built in 1997 and refurbished in 2010. All 79 cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio and safe. The facilities on the ship include a lounge-bar with a dance floor, dining room, large sundeck with deckchairs and a gift shop. Wifi is available on board.
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|10 days (ferry, 2 overnights and 7 night river cruise)||Half Twin|
|Dates TBC||Price on request|
£50.00 non-refundable deposit per person on confirmation .
15 weeks prior to travel:
- all passenger information as per passport and any dietary requirements are required.
- 50% of total tour cost is due
Balance due approximately 6 -8 weeks before departure subject to package inclusions.
Alternative travel methods, pre- and post stays are all available on request.