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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Delightful Danube

Discover the quintessential medieval city of Regensburg, the charming towns of Melk and Durnstein and musical Vienna on this superb premium cruise along the Danube, with a hotel stay in historic Nuremberg, return flights from the UK and special Insider Experiences

Fly Cruise
8 nights from £1195pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau
  • Passau
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna
  • Hofburg Palace, Vienna
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Chain Bridge, Budapest

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to £1180pp on 2018 departures! Book by 31 May 2017

Delightful Danube River Cruise Special Offer

Lively cities contrast with traditional towns on this unique journey along the beautiful River Danube from historic Nuremberg to cosmopolitan Budapest.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Nuremberg, before joining your ship and setting sail for medieval Regensberg, home to an impressive cathedral. There is a special Bavarian evening on board with traditional entertainment and delicacies whilst you are docked in this fascinating city.

Discover Passau's magnificent Baroque buildings, explore Melk's spectacular Benedictine Abbey which towers over the Danube, and wander along Durnstein's winding cobbled streets, past 16th-century town houses and traditional taverns. Continue to the enchanting city of Vienna for an overnight stop. Enjoy a drive around the renowned Ringstrasse, sample local specialties at the famous Naschmarkt and take the opportunity to visit the grand Schonbrunn Palace. See the sights of Hungary's diverse capital, Budapest, from the Hungarian Parliament to Fisherman's Bastion, before enjoying a twilight cruise through the heart of the city.

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Delightful Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Munich where you will be transferred to the Le Meridien Grand Hotel in Nuremberg for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Nuremberg

This morning, embark the ship and settle in to your cabin, before joining a tour of the city with a focus on World War II. Enjoy a Welcome Reception on board this evening before the ship departs the illuminated city of Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Regensburg

Your ship moors in medieval Regensburg. Explore this beautiful city with a local guide and admire some of the iconic sights, including the impressive Stone Bridge and soaring Regensburg Cathedral. Later, there is a special Bavarian evening on board with traditional entertainment and cuisine. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Passau - Linz (Austria)

Passau is located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. A guided walking tour takes you past the Altes Rathaus or Old Town Hall as well as several of the city's finest baroque buildings. In 2018, there is the opportunity to join an excursion to Salzburg, the setting for "The Sound of Music". Rejoin your ship and cruise across the border into Austria en route to Linz. Spend time at leisure in the city this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Melk - Durnstein

Discover Melk's impressive Benedictine Abbey located on an outcrop overlooking the beautiful Danube. The abbey is home to several practising monks and ornate frescoes. Later, rejoin the ship and cruise to Durnstein with its winding cobbled streets, traditional taverns and 16th-century town houses. Overlooking the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. (B,L,D)

Days 6-7 - Vienna

An overnight stop in Vienna allows ample time to see the sights. After breakfast, enjoy a drive around the famous Ringstrasse, home to some of the city's renowned buildings including the Vienna State Opera and Museum of Fine Arts. Afterwards, join a guided walking tour which takes in St Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. Later, visit the famous Naschmarkt and sample the local specialties including Kaiserschmarm. The following day is at leisure. Perhaps take the optional excursion to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace or the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. A local guide will bring the city to life and show you the key sights, including the ornate Fisherman's Bastion, Mathias Church and Heroes' Square, as well as the iconic Hungarian Parliament. This evening, enjoy a twilight cruise past the city's illuminated buildings after the Captain's Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons, the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board cruise
  • 1-night stay at Le Meridien Grand Hotel, Nuremberg
  • Flights from London with transfers between ship and airport. Regional flights are available at a supplement.
  • All tipping, gratuities and port charges
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director throughout your cruise
  • Included excursions accompanied by expert guides
  • 2 Insider Experiences
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • Soft drink, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available 24 hours a day on board

Special Features

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Bavarian night on board
  • Sample local specialties on a tour of the famous Naschmarkt in Vienna

2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Premium Ships
Jun 04, 18, 22; Jul 02£2395£2365
Jul 16, 20, 30; Aug 13, 27£2295£2265
Sep 10, 24£2395£2365
Oct 08£2195£2165
Oct 22£1995£1965

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Premium Ships
Apr 01£1995£1195
May 06£2395£1677
May 17, 20; Jun 03, 14, 17; Jul 01£2495£1747
Jul 12, 15, 29; Aug 09, 12, 26; Sep 06£2395£1677
Sep 09, 23; Oct 04£2495£1747
Oct 07£2295£1607
Oct 21£2095£1467
Nov 04£1995£1195

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat D - 2017: £150pp 2018: from £120-£140pp
  • Cat C - 2017: £500pp 2018: from £330-£385pp
  • Cat B - 2017: £550pp 2018: £360-£420pp
  • Cat A - 2017: £600pp 2018: £390-£455pp
  • Cat A+ - 2017: £650pp 2018: £420-£490pp
  • Cat OS - 2017: £850pp 2018: £570-£665pp
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