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COSMOS tours & cruises – Danube Rhapsody Cruise – 8 days

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DAY 1 : UK – Munich – Passau.

Fly to Munich where you will be met and transferred to Passau and your ship for embarkation. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board as you set sail for Vienna. Includes Dinner

DAY 2 : Vienna.

Relax on board this morning and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the banks of the Danube as you cruise to Austria’s historic capital. The seat of the powerful Habsburg Empire for over 500 years, this glittering city bursts with grand Baroque palaces, monuments and parks and was home to Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven, giving it its nickname of the ‘City of Music’. This afternoon, an included guided sightseeing tour showcases the 19th century Ringstrasse, State Opera House, City Hall and other historic gems. Tonight, be sure to explore Vienna further on the optional excursion, admiring splendid buildings, churches and cafés beautifully illuminated against the evening sky. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 : Bratislava.

Today explore Bratislava, the charming capital of Slovakia. Discover the fine buildings of this medieval city, delving into its cobbled lanes and squares on an included tour taking in its majestic 15th century castle, medieval Michael’s Gate, Gothic St Martin’s cathedral and quaint Old Town. Today also brings the opportunity to join our optional visit to the Schloss Hof, a superb Austrian royal palace and hunting lodge with exquisite gardens regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful Baroque buildings. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Budapest.

Straddling the Danube with historic Buda on one bank and commercial Pest on the other, Hungary’s exciting capital of Budapest awaits today. Arriving in the early morning, dip your toes into the city on our included city tour, marvelling at the stunning St Stephen’s Basilica, Parliament buildings and spectacular Heroes Square. Later, join the included excursion to the famous Puszta horse show in Lajosmisze outside the city, watching Magyar cowboys show off their expert riding skills. This evening, soak up the views of the city by night, including the illuminated Chain Bridge, during a memorable cruise along the Danube and an authentic Hungarian folklore show. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 : Budapest – Esztergom.

This morning explore more of Hungary’s fascinating capital on your own or perhaps opt for the optional ‘Vibrant Budapest’ tour that includes a visit to Vajdahunyad Castle. This afternoon, the included shore excursion heads to Szentendre and Esztergom. Absorb the traditional atmosphere of the delightful artists’ village of Szentendre before driving through countryside along the Danube to Esztergom, one of the loveliest towns on the famous Danube bend and home to a vast domed basilica. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Vienna.

An early afternoon arrival in Vienna today allows plenty of time for an included visit to the UNESCO-listed Schönbrunn Palace, the glorious one-time summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs. Tonight, there will be an optional excursion to attend ‘The Sound of Vienna’ classical music concert. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Wachau Valley – Melk.

This morning dock in Melk/Emmersdorf for an included excursion deep into Austria’s postcard-pretty Wachau Valley, a land of quaint villages and rolling vineyards where many of the finest Austrian wines are cultivated. On the way, enjoy a guided tour of the Benedictine Melk Abbey and wine-tasting session. Towering over the Danube and town of Melk, this gleaming Baroque edifice was first established in the 11th century and is one of Europe’s great sights. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Passau – Munich – UK.

After breakfast disembark your ship and transfer to Munich Airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

 

Included Excursions

Excursion package worth €282 per person

The following selected excursions are included at the time of booking:

Vienna

Day 2 – City tour

Bratislava

Day 3 – City tour

Budapest

Day 4 – City tour

Putza

Day 4 – Horse show

Szentendre & Esztergom

Day 5 – Visit to both towns

Vienna

Day 6 – Schönbrunn Palace

Melk

Day 7 – Wachau Valley, Melk Abbey and wine tasting

Note: All included excursions are subject to change and others may be purchased on board.

River Cruise operated by Amadeus River Cruises

Ship – MS Amadeus Royal

Alternative Ships

The 24 May and 17 September departures will be operated by MS Amadeus Brilliant and the 16 April, 18 June and 28 October departures will be operated by MS Amadeus Elegant. Facilities are similar and we rate both as 4+ Diamond Ships.

 

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2015 dates and prices with return flights from UK.

Price per person based on two sharing.

April

Wed 1st – £1430  Special Offer

Wed 8th – £1243  Special Offer

Wed 15th – £1233  Special Offer

Thur 16th – £1285  Special Offer

May

Sun 24th – £1606  Special Offer

June

Thur 18th – £1504  Special Offer

July

Wed 1st – £1485  Special Offer

Wed 8th – £1486  Special Offer

Wed 15th – £1499  Special Offer

August

Wed 12th – £1499  Special Offer

Wed 19th – £1499  Special Offer

September

Wed 9th – £1509  Special Offer

Thur 17th – £1622  Special Offer

October

Wed 7th – £1241  Special Offer

Wed 28th – £1296  Special Offer

 

 

 

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