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

Danube Delights

Admire ornate architecture in the capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava and explore Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey on this fascinating 7-night Danube river cruise. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1195pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Melk Abbey
  • Passau
  • Nuremberg
  • Natural History Museum, Vienna
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Budapest
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • River Danube

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

Emerald Waterways

Save up to £700pp on 2018 departures! Book by 30 Apr 2018

2019 dates at 2018 prices - save £1000 per couple PLUS 250 Euro OBC per cabin! Book by 18 May 2018

Danube Delights Special Offer

Visit lively capital cities and charming riverside towns as you cruise along the romantic Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest.

Explore Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities on a guided walking tour and admire the ornate architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers.

Discover the spectacular fresco ceilings in Melk’s 900-year old Benedictine Abbey, before cruising through the picturesque Wachau Valley and on to Vienna, the “City of Music”.

Enjoy a special afternoon tea with a local family in Bratislava, before this holiday comes to an end in the cosmopolitan city of Budapest, home to the impressive Fisherman’s Bastion and the iconic Chain Bridge.

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Danube Delights Itinerary

Day 1 - UK – Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly from a choice of UK regional airports to Munich where you’ll be met and transferred by coach to your deluxe ship in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2 - Kelheim – Regensburg

This morning, cruise the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim before continuing along the Danube to medieval Regensburg. Enjoy a guided walking tour with highlights including the picturesque Old Town Hall. Alternatively, enjoy an optional visit to a brewery (2018 only). This evening’s on-board entertainment is a traditional Bavarian Band. Welcome dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Passau

Take a walking tour of Passau, situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz. Stroll along the cobblestone streets, see the magnificent hilltop Oberhaus Fortress and discover the ornate architecture of St Stephan’s cathedral, home to the world’s largest cathedral organ. In 2019, an optional excursion to Salzburg is available.(B,L,D)

Day 4 - Melk (Austria) – Durnstein

Enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey or join the bike ride from Melk to Durnstein. Later, cruise the stunning Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned at Durnstein Castle after returning from the crusades. Those feeling active can join a guided hike to the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vienna

Vienna, known as the 'City of Music' is a fascinating fusion of old and new. Enjoy a coach tour along the Ringstrasse where you’ll see the famous Opera House and Hofburg Imperial Palace, before exploring on foot. Alternatively, the more active can join the guided bike tour of the city. This evening, there is an optional trip to a Viennese concert. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Explore Bratislava on a guided tour of the Old Town which is home to many historical buildings including the magnificent Mirbach Palace, impressive Gothic cathedral of St Martin and Michael’s Gate, one of the oldest of the town’s structures. Later, enjoy a special afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family or join a guided hike to Bratislava Castle (2019 only), before heading back to the ship for the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in Budapest, Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city and home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Buda Castle Quarter and Heroes’ Square. Your guided tour takes you to the sights including the iconic Chain Bridge. There is also the option to join a guided hike up Buda Hill. The day concludes with an evening cruise along the Danube where you’ll enjoy a traditional Hungarian Farewell Dinner with folk music. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship 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 on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight Dinners including a Welcome Dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance

Cruise Extensions

  • 2019 Prague Extension Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Hotel Grandium or similar from £375pp. Please contact us for more details

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Nuremberg to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Emerald Ships
May 06£2295£2295
May 19£2495£2495
May 25£2495£1995
Jun 12£2495£2495
Jun 22£2495£1795
Jul 01£2295£2295
Jul 24£2295£1995
Jul 28£2295£2295
Aug 31£2295£1795
Sep 08, 22£2495£2495
Oct 20£1895£1195

Budapest to Nuremberg

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Emerald Ships
Apr 29£2095£2095
May 12£2495£1795
Jun 15£2495£1995
Jun 24£2495£2495
Jul 03£2295£2295
Jul 21; Aug 24£2295£1795
Sep 01£2495£2495
Sep 15£2495£2495
Oct 13£1895£1895
Oct 19£1895£1395
Dec 08£1795£1795

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Nuremberg to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Emerald Ships
Apr 15£2095£1595
May 05£2295£1795
May 18; Jun 07, 16, 30£2495£1995
Jul 28; Aug 02, 24£2295£1795
Sep 13, 22, 27£2495£1995
Oct 19£1895£1395

Budapest to Nuremberg

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Emerald Ships
Apr 28£2095£1595
May 11, 15, 26; Jun 15, 23£2495£1995
Jul 20, 21, 26; Aug 05£2295£1795
Sep 06, 20£2495£1995
Oct 12, 22£1895£1395

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are available - please contact us
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat D - £100pp
  • Cat C - £600pp
  • Cat B - £800pp
  • Cat A - £1000pp
  • Cat S - £1500pp
  • Cat SA - £2200pp
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