The Capitals of the Danube

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Enjoy a fabulous 7-night river cruise along the famous Danube river through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary visiting magnificent cities including Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Special Offer
FREE Daily Excursion pack worth €455pp. Book by 31st December

Explore the abundant treasures of Austria and Hungary on a unique cruise to discover the secrets of the Danube. Admire the colorful alleys of Bratislava that twist around each other like in a fairy-tale village, and the Puszta, the true soul and heart of Hungary. Visit the Gellert baths, which are full of a wide range of balneotherapy services, but also the Sisi Museum, which puts in comparison myth and truth. There, you will be able to contemplate many personal effects as well as the most famous portraits of the legendary Empress.

Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Vienna
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 7 nights on 5 star MS Symphonie or 4 star MS Beethoven, based on 2 sharing a main deck cabin
  • Superb French Cuisine ~ All Meals onboard are included on a full board basis from dinner on the 1st day to breakfast on the last day
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Transfer from the quay to the airport
  • Return flight to Dublin
  • 1 bag prepaid per person 20kgs, & 1 carry on bag of up to 10kgs also included per person.

Itinerary

Day 1: Vienna, Austria

Following your flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to the quay to board your ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will depart at 8:00 p.m. towards Melk and sail through the night.

Day 2: Melk & Durnstein, Austria

Breakfast on board. Arrival early in the morning . Optional excursion of the Abbaye of Melk. Return onboard for lunch and cruise departure towards Dürnstein, through the beautiful Wachau. Arrive in Durnstein in the early afternoon, which will be visited with your hostess. Return onboard in the mid afternoon and continuation of cruise to Bratislava. Dinner onboard.

Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the capital of Slovakia. The baroque palaces and the beautiful shaded squares make the charm of Bratislava, which Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear.
DISCOVER: Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.

The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 4: Kalocsa, Hungary

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: the Puszta, its wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna (including a traditional horse show.) The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Budapest, reaching it in the night.

Day 5: Budapest, Hungary

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. You’ll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest. Join us for the optional excursion: Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa.

In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 6: Esztergom, Hungary

Once we arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom, one of the oldest cities in Hungary. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Vienna. Tonight is our gala evening. Our ship will sail through the night.

Day 7: Vienna, Austria

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schönbrunn Castle.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We’ll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus(2) concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join us for an optional concert: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).

Day 8: Vienna, Austria

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.

Accommodation

7 Nights accommodation aboard your 4 Anchor (4 Star) river cruiser MS Beethoven or 5 Anchor (5 star) MS Symphonie, operated by Croisieurope.

CroisiEurope has a fleet of 26 Prestige boats with cabins, which ply the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Spacious and light, they offer a welcoming and refined setting. Accommodation capacity varies from 100 to 180 passengers depending on the boat’s design. At the cutting edge of technology, their facilities offer comfort and safety.
 
Carefully maintained and partially renovated each year, the CroisiEurope fleet is largely made up of recently built vessels, less than five years old, all with Veritas certification.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

 
  • Optional insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Single Supplement €380
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of €250 pp is required at time of booking 
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Single Supplement €580

  Cost per person: €1,829pp
  Number of nights: 7

08 May 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2199
15 May 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2199
27 May 2021 4 Star Beethoven €2089
10 Jun 2021 4 Star Beethoven €2059
14 Jun 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2169
21 Jun 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2199
24 Jun 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1899
28 Jun 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2199
01 Jul 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1849
05 Jul 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2129
08 Jul 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1849
12 Jul 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2129
15 Jul 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1849
19 Jul 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2129
22 Jul 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1829
26 Jul 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2129
26 Jul 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1849
02 Aug 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2129
05 Aug 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1849
16 Aug 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2129
19 Aug 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1849
26 Aug 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1849
30 Aug 2021 5 Star Symphonie €2129
09 Sep 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1899
16 Sep 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1899
23 Sep 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1899
30 Sep 2021 4 Star Beethoven €1899

Upgrade Options
5* MS Symphonie
Upgrade to upper deck from €225 pp

4* MS Beethoven
Upgrade to Middle from €170 pp
Upgrade to upper from €200 pp

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