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

Blue Danube Explorer

Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg along the River Danube, visiting the capital cities of Bratislava and Budapest, and the charming towns of Melk, Passau and Regensburg

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1885pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest - Hungarian Parliament
  • Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
  • Durnstein

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Exclusive savings of up to £700pp PLUS Free Flights and Overseas Transfers! Applies to selected 2021 departures. Book by 30 Sept 2020. Prices include all discounts including £50pp Blue Water discount

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Save up to £625pp on 2020 departures! Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Sept 2020

Blue Danube Explorer Special Offer

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe's most famous destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists cruise to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

In the Austrian capital, Vienna, see St Stephens Cathedral and the impressive Opera House before cruising the charming Wachau Valley to Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube.

Visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries. Explore Regensburg, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before arriving in historic Nuremberg.

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Blue Danube Explorer Itinerary

Day 1 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in historic Budapest and board your luxurious ship docked in the centre of the city. Tonight, gather for a Welcome Gala Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, this afternoon and take a walking tour of the city including the Old Town Hall and the Mirbach Palace. There is also the option to hike up to the magnificent Bratislava Castle. The ship cruises to Vienna later this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vienna (Austria)

Discover the impressive city of Vienna including the Vienna Opera House and St Stephen's Cathedral on a panoramic tour then explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own. You can choose instead to join the guided bike ride along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Durnstein - Melk

Enjoy a walking tour of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns along the Danube, followed by a wine tasting; hike up to the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned; or try an apricots and sweets tasting.This afternoon you can take a bicycle ride to along the Danube. Tour Melk Abbey this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Passau (Germany)

Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, a walking tour will lead you through this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Alternatively, hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress or join the guided bike ride round the city. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Regensburg

After lunch, arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall, and the Porta Praetoria - a gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Alternatively cycle to Walhalla on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Nuremberg

Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal. In the afternoon, choose the medieval history of Nuremberg or join the tour centered on the modern role the city played in the 20th century and see the Zeppelin Field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Alternatively, sample local delicacies on a Franconian Specialties tasting and try Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rotbier and Lebkuchen. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Disembark in Nuremberg. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with French or the revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • "Culinary Delights - Bites and Sights" excursions
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Budapest and Prague Extension Extend your cruise with a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Budapest and a 3-night post-cruise stay in Prague. Please contact us for details
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 19th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2830
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  • November
    • Nov 2nd - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaViola From: £2107
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    • Nov 15th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £1885
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSonata From: £3023
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    • Jul 31st - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSonata From: £2823
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  • August
    • Aug 28th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSonata From: £2977
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  • September
    • Sep 25th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaSonata From: £3054
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  • December
    • Dec 26th - Budapest to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaBella From: £2716
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