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Cruise the Danube to Budapest & Vienna

Cruise the Danube to Budapest & Vienna

Journey onboard MS Arena, along the undeniably romantic Danube.

Journey onboard MS Arena, along the undeniably romantic Danube, discovering two of its most remarkable cities en route. Cruise through the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley, visit the luxurious birthplace of classical music, Vienna, and witness the unrivalled beauty of Budapest. Set sail from the ‘three rivers city’ of Passau and embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Europe. Discover the delights of Strauss’ famous Danube from the comfort of MS Arena, taking time to explore scenic and historical stops along the way. Take in the beauty of the Wachau Valley as you visit the Austrian town of Melk; a cluster of terracotta rooftops among a forest of green. You can take advantage of a full day in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Vienna, plus another full day in the breathtakingly beautiful city of Budapest. Spend time in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava and wander the cobbled streets of Dürnstein on this enthralling river adventure.

 

MS Arena

This new 4 star ship has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river cruise; comfort, style and the crew’s unfaltering attention to detail is everything. From the moment you step aboard you’ll enjoy the sense of space, stylish décor and unfaltering attention to detail that runs throughout the ship. Floor to ceiling panoramic windows on the main and upper decks ensure you don’t miss a moment of the magical landscape, whether you are treating yourself to a drink in the Ambassador’s Lounge Bar, dining on delicious cuisine served in the panorama restaurant, or relaxing in the comfort of your spacious cabin.

 

 

Day 1

An early departure we travel south to Dover for our ferry crossing to Calais. We then continue to the H+ Hotel, Cologne (Germany) for our overnight stay. (Evening meal included).

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Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, we make our way to Passau and join our ship the MS Arena. We can then relax as we set sail and cruise towards Melk.

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Day 3

Melk - Vienna.
This morning we arrive in the small town of Melk, which lies in the beautiful Wachau valley. Here you can join our excursion visiting the Benedictine Abbey. This is one of the most famous monastic houses in Austria and has been occupied by monks for over 900 years. You can relax onboard for the remainder of the day as we cruise to Vienna for an overnight stop.

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Day 4

Vienna - Budapest
We spend a full day experiencing the delights of Vienna. Grand palaces, baroque castles, magnificent squares and striking monuments are just some of the key features of this beautiful city, which is a world heritage site. In the morning you can join our city tour followed by lunch onboard. This afternoon we include an excursion to Belvedere Palace, a stunning Baroque building made up of two palaces, an orangery and the palace stables. In the early evening we cast off and cruise towards Budapest.

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Day 5

Budapest
Today we arrive into Budapest. Enjoy lunch onboard the ship before joining our tour of this fascinating city. Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with an extensive area recognised as a world heritage site. We return to the ship for a relaxing dinner onboard then there’s the chance to join our excursion to experience Budapest by night with a traditional folklore show.

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Day 6

Budapest - Bratislava
Enjoy a morning in Budapest or join our excursion which takes you through the sweeping plains of Hungary to Lajosmizse. Here we visit a traditional stud farm and enjoy a tour of the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage, before watching a spectacular live Puszta horse show. We set sail in the afternoon and cruise towards Bratislava.

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Day 7

Bratislava - Dürnstein
We reach Bratislava this morning where there’s the opportunity to join our excursion taking in this historic capital city, which is dominated by its castle and unique suspension bridge. We’ll enjoy a walking tour with a local guide and sample ‘Makovka’ which is a sweet white chocolate with poppy seed filling. Lunch is served onboard and the afternoon is free to explore Bratislava at your leisure before we enjoy dinner onboard and cruise towards Dürnstein.

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Day 8

Dürnstein - Passau
The town of Dürnstein nestles among Austria’s most famous vineyards and is crowned by the ruins of the castle that once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart. It’s a beautiful place filled with cobbled streets, pretty courtyards and 16th century houses. After some free time we set sail for the final time and cruise towards Passau.

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Day 9

Disembark in Passau
We disembark this morning and travel to the H+ Hotel, Cologne for our return overnight stay. (Evening meal included).

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Day 10

After breakfast at the hotel we continue the return journey home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

 

  • 2 nights half-board accommodation at the H+ Hotel, Cologne

  • 7 night cruise on a full-board basis

  • 5 Excursions included to Melk, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Durnstein

  • Welcome drink and Captainfs Gala Dinner

  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi

  • Afternoon tea/coffee and cake and late evening snack

  • Superb dining from delicious choices at breakfast to your fine 4-course dinner

  • On board entertainment each evening

  • An attentive crew to take care of everything

  • Services of a Cruise Manager

 

CABIN FACILITIES:

 

  • Air-conditioning

  • Wi-Fi

  • TV

  • Telephone

  • Hairdryer

  • Safe

  • Complimentary toiletries

  • In cabin storage

 

Main Deck Superior Cabin Supplement £126.00 per person

Upper Deck Superior Cabin Supplement £248.50 per person

Single Cabin Supplement (Main Deck Cabin) £439.00

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Alfreton Bus Station Alfreton Bus Station, Hall Street
Barlborough, Rose & Crown Barlborough, Rose & Crown Pub
Barnsley, Eldon Street Barnsley, Eldon Street opposite the Odeon Cinema
Bolsover Market Place Bolsover Market Place
Carlton in Lindrick Carlton in Lindrick, A60/Maiin Rd End of Long Lane
The Bus Layby
Carlton in Lindrick. Carlton in Lindrick, Limetree Nursery
The Bottom Of Rotherham Baulk
Chesterfield, Beetwell St Chesterfield, Beetwell Street
Outside the old Registry Office
Clay Cross, Church Layby Clay Cross, The Church Layby The High Street
Clowne Tesco Clowne Tesco, Bus Layby
Clowne,End of Gapsick Ln Clowne, The end of Gapsick Lane
Creswell Creswell, Junction of Sheffield Road/Elmton Road
Creswell Bingo Hall Creswell, Bingo Hall, Elmton Road
Creswell, Skinner Street Creswell, Skinner Street, Cemetery
Derby, Full Street Derby Full Street, Premier Inn
Doncaster, Ward Bros Doncaster, Ward Bros Waterdale
Eckington, Bus Station Eckington, The Bus Station
Edwinstowe,Mansfield Road Edwinstowe, Mansfield Road/ Fifth Avenue
Old Manvers Arms
Grays Travel Home Pickup
Hodthorpe, Top Bus Stop Hodthorpe, Queens Road, The Top Bus Stop
Hucknall, Ogle Street Hucknall, Ogle Street Opposite the Car Park
Killamarsh, Nags Head Pub Killamarsh, The Nags Head Pub
Top of Bridge Street
Langwith Junction Langwith Junction, The Bus Stop End of Station Rd
Langwith Junction. Langwith Junction, The King of Diamonds
Langwith, The Gate Hotel Langwith, The Gate Hotel
Leicester Forest Leicester Forest East Services, South Bound
Leicester Fosse Park Leicester Fosse Park, Outside Marks & Spencer
Leicester, St Margarets Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station, Bay Z
Loughborough Loughborough, Junction 23 - M1
The Bus Stop outside the Harvester Pub
Mansfield Outside Iceland Mansfield, Walkden Street Outside Iceland
Mansfield Woodhouse Mansfield Woodhouse, A60 The Coopers Pub
Mansfield Woodhouse. Mansfield Woodhouse, The Bus Stop A60
End of Peafield Lane
Nottingham, Mount Street Nottingham
The top of Mount Street on Maid Marion
Ollerton, Main Road Ollerton, Main Road
The Junction of Forest Road/Sherwood Drive
Ollerton, The Plough Pub Ollerton, The Plough Pub
Retford Market Place Retford Market Place, Outside Greenwoods
Rhodesia, Tylden Way Rhodesia, End of Tylden Way
Rotherham, Mecca Bingo Rotherham, The Mecca Bingo, Corporation Street
Sheffield The Penny Black Penny Black Pub Pond Hill Sheffield 1
Shirebrook, Ashbourne St Shirebrook, Ashbourne Street, Opposite
Ashbourne Court
Shireoaks Fish&Chip Shop Shireoaks, Shireoaks Row, Fish & Chip Shop
Sutton Lammas Centre Sutton Lammas Centre
The Sidings The Sidings, Mansfield Woodhouse
Off Debdale Lane
Warsop Church Warsop, The Church bottom of Cuckney Hill (A60)
Warsop Motor Company Warsop Motor Company
Warsop, The Strand Warsop, The Strand Bingo Hall
Whitwell Bakestone Moor Whitwell, Bakestone Moor, End of Franklin Avenue
Whitwell Mini Market Whitwell, Mini Market, Welbeck Street
Whitwell Square Whitwell Square
Whitwell The Spar Shop Whitwell The Spar Shop, Bakestone Moor
Worksop B&Q Worksop, B&Q, Sandy Lane
Worksop Bingo Hall Newcastle Avenue, The Bingo Hall
Worksop Community Church Worksop, Thievesdale Lane, The Community Church
Worksop Eyres Corner Worksop, Eyres Corner
Worksop Gateford Road Worksop, The bus stop before the Post office
Worksop Larwood Health Worksop, Larwood Health Centre
Worksop Pelham Street Worksop, Pelham Street Shops, Manton
Worksop St Annes Church Worksop, St Annes Church, Newcastle Avenue
Worksop Three Legged Worksop, The Three Legged Stool, Raymoth Lane
Worksop, Cannon Hotel Worksop, The Cannon Hotel
S81 7AD
Worksop, High Hoe Road Worksop, High Hoe Road, Nr Canal Bridge
Worksop, Innings Pub Worksop, The Innings Pub, Prospect Estate
Worksop, Johnsons Depot Worksop, Johnsons Depot, Dukeries Industrial Est
Worksop, Kilton Hill The shops (One Stop) Kilton Hill
Worksop, Opposite Tesco Worksop, Opposite Tesco
Worksop, Plantation Hill Worksop, The Shops, Plantation Hill, Kilton,
Worksop, Priory Church Worksop, Priory Church Car Park
Worksop, Stubbing Lane Worksop, End of Stubbing Lane, Newcastle Avenue
Worksop,Mansfield Rd, A60 Worksop, Mansfield Road, A60
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