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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
Excursion package worth €282 per person
The following selected excursions are included at the time of booking:
Day 2 – City tour
Day 3 – City tour
Day 4 – City tour
Day 4 – Horse show
Szentendre & Esztergom
Day 5 – Visit to both towns
Day 6 – Schönbrunn Palace
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
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.
2015 dates and prices with return flights from UK.
Price per person based on two sharing.
Wed 1st – £1430 Special Offer
Wed 8th – £1243 Special Offer
Wed 15th – £1233 Special Offer
Thur 16th – £1285 Special Offer
Sun 24th – £1606 Special Offer
Thur 18th – £1504 Special Offer
Wed 1st – £1485 Special Offer
Wed 8th – £1486 Special Offer
Wed 15th – £1499 Special Offer
Wed 12th – £1499 Special Offer
Wed 19th – £1499 Special Offer
Wed 9th – £1509 Special Offer
Thur 17th – £1622 Special Offer
Wed 7th – £1241 Special Offer
Wed 28th – £1296 Special Offer