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

Along the Blue Danube

Sail through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia on this River Danube cruise, calling at the world-famous capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1909pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Durnstein
  • Bratislava
  • Nuremberg
  • Passau
  • Budapest

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Prices shown include discounts. Book by 30 Nov 2020

Along the Blue Danube Special Offer

Experience the picturesque Wachau region and visit grand old capitals on this Danube river cruise from Nuremberg to historic Budapest, and sail along the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, a masterpiece of engineering.

Explore Regensburg, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, before heading to the Baroque town of Passau. Sail through Wachau's UNESCO-protected landscape then perhaps visit Melk's Benedictine Abbey with its world-famous library, and take the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting in Durnstein, before cruising to the musical city of Vienna. See the sights, including St Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace, on an optional tour and perhaps enjoy an evening concert.

Discover Slovakia's fascinating capital, Bratislava, where there is an optional tour to the Imperial Schlosshof Palace, once the country estate of the Empress Maria Theresia. This superb holiday concludes in the diverse city of Budapest, home to the Fisherman's Bastion and the iconic Chain Bridge.

L141 Operated by Amadeus River Cruises


Along the Blue Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly from the UK and embark your ship in Nuremberg. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - Regensburg

Arrive in the medieval town of Regensburg at lunchtime where there is an optional guided walking tour in the afternoon. Highlights include the Town Hall, St Peter's cathedral and the Stone Bridge. There is a typical Bavarian evening on board tonight.

Day 3 - Passau

Arrive in Passau at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Join the optional walking tour of Passau this afternoon or simply wander at leisure through the town's winding lanes and past historic buildings, before rejoining the ship late afternoon to continue cruising towards the Austrian Wachau region.

Day 4 - Melk/Emmersdorf (Austria) - Durnstein - Vienna

Early morning, the ship docks in Melk/Emmersdorf located in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Spend the morning exploring this traditional town or head to nearby Melk for an optional excursion to its spectacular Benedictine Abbey. Rejoin the ship and cruise to Durnstein to explore this well-known wine town at leisure or join the optional guided walking tour with wine tasting. Continue on to Vienna, just in time for an optional performance of the "Sound of Vienna".

Day 5 - Vienna

Drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings followed by a walking tour of the city centre on an optional excursion. This afternoon there is the chance to visit magnificent Schonbrunn Palace with its beautifully landscaped gardens.

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bratislava is the cultural and economic centre of Slovakia, home to the parliament as well as many museums and galleries which show the country's rich history. Perhaps join the guided tour to see St Martin's Cathedral, Grassalkovich Palace and the Opera House. There is also an optional tour to the Imperial Schlosshof Palace. Captain's Gala Dinner tonight.

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrival in Budapest early this morning, a beautiful city which straddles the River Danube. UNESCO-listed sites include Andrassy Avenue, Heroes Square and the Buda Castle Quarter. Admire the impressive Hungarian Parliament which dominates the waterfront or wander along the traditional streets. Perhaps join the optional guided tour of the city or the excursion to the lovingly restored Baroque Royal Palace of Godollo. This evening, there is a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board, followed by a cruise through illuminated Budapest.

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

Disembark ship in Budapest and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Regensburg walking tour - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Passau Walking Tour - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Excursion to Melk Abbey - 2020: £40pp 2021: £41pp
  • Durnstein Walking Tour and Wine Tasting - 2020: £21pp 2021: £22pp
  • Sound of Vienna Concert - 2020: £49pp 2021: £50pp
  • Vienna City Tour - 2020: £30pp 2021: £31pp
  • Guided Tour of Schonbrunn Palace - 2020: £40pp 2021: £43pp
  • City Tour of Bratislava - 2020: £29pp 2021: £30pp
  • Guided Tour of Schlosshof Palace - 2020: £44pp 2021: £46pp
  • Budapest City Tour - 2020: £29pp 2021: £30pp
  • Excursion to Royal Palace of Godollo - 2020: £40pp 2021: £40pp

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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    • Aug 26th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1909
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