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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 £1147pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Passau
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau
  • Regensburg
  • 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

APT Premium Cruises

Second passenger free OR save up to 40%! Second passenger free applies to 14 Jun, 1 Jul, 12 Aug and 4, 7, 21 Oct departures. Savings of up to 40% apply to all other departures. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Apr 2018

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. Enjoy a special Bavarian evening on board with traditional entertainment and delicacies.

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, join a tour of the city with a focus on World War II before embarking the ship and settling in to your cabin. 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. (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. 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. Later, there is a special Bavarian evening on board with traditional entertainment and cuisine. (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 (extra cost). (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.
  • 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
  • All tipping, gratuities and port charges

Special Features

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

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Travelmarvel Diamond
Apr 01£2295£1721
May 20£2745£2058
Jun 17£2745£2059
Jul 15£2645£1984
Aug 12£2645£1984
Sep 09£2745£2058
Oct 07£2545£1272
Nov 04£2295£2295
Travelmarvel Jewel
May 06£2645£1984
Jun 03£2745£2059
Jul 01£2745£2059
Jul 29£2645£1984
Aug 26£2645£1983
Sep 23£2745£2058
Oct 21£2295£1195
Travelmarvel Sapphire
May 17£2745£1647
Jun 14£2745£2059
Jul 12£2645£1984
Aug 09; Sep 06£2645£1984
Oct 04£2745£1372

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements are available, please contact us
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