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+44 1756 706500

Classical Music on the River Danube

Cruise along the stunning Danube river and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven accompanied by music expert Humphrey Barton. Includes return flights from the UK and a superb programme of included shore excursions with guided tours, classical music concerts and private recitals in stunning venues

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1879pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Linz
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna

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Experience grand old capitals and picturesque towns on this Danube river cruise through Europe's musical heartland, with on-board musical performances and private concerts ashore in stunning venues. On board the cruise is music expert Humphrey Barton.

From Passau travel to Emmersdorf where there is a visit to Melk Abbey and enjoy a concert by the Slovak Quintet in the famous St Koloman Hall. Cruise to Vienna where there is the opportunity to enjoy a concert by the Vienna Mozart Opera in the Brahms Hall. See the sights, including St Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace, on a morning tour then there is an optional guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace in the afternoon and an on-board concert by the Kudlak Philharmonic Quintet.

In Budapest there is an optional tour of Buda then a Hungarian folklore show on board followed by a romantic cruise through the illuminated city. There is an included tour of Pest as well as a concert by the Slovak Quartet. in the Duna Palace. Discover Slovakia's fascinating capital, Bratislava, on a guided city tour then celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with an on-board piano concert by Martin Ivanov performing Beethoven’s works. Explore Linz on a walking tour then enjoy an on-board violin concert by the Salzburg Soloists.

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Classical Music on the River Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Passau (Germany)

Fly from the UK and embark ship in Passau. Enjoy a Welcome Concert by the Salzburg Soloists on board this evening.

Day 2 - Emmersdorf (Austria) - Vienna

Cruise to Emmersdorf for an included visit to the famous Melk Abbey followed by a special concert by by the Slovak Quintet in the famous hall of St Koloman. In Vienna there is an optional concert by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra in the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein.

Day 3 - Vienna

Explore the city on a guided tour this morning then explore the city at leisure or join the optional excursion to the opulent Schonnbrunn Palace and its extensive grounds. This evening enjoy an on-board performance by the Kudlak Quartet.

Day 4-5 - Budapest (Hungary)

Join the optional morning city tour of Buda whose highlights include the Fisherman's Bastion and St Maathew's Church, then this evening enjoy a lively Hungarian folklore show followed by a romantic cruise through the illuminated city of Budapest. The following day enjoy a private concert by the Slovak Quartet in the Duna Palace and a guided city tour of Pest.

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

This morning there is a city tour of Bratislava, home to the summer residence of the archbishop, a restored old town and the magnificent Primatial Palace, with a concert in Mozyes Hall by Martin Ivanov, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. This evening there is a Gala Dinner on board.

Day 7 - Linz (Austria)

Explore Linz on a guided walking tour then enjoy an on-board concert this evening by the Salzburg Soloists.

Day 8 - Passau - UK

Disembark ship in Passau and transfer to the airport for your 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 all overseas transfers
  • Superb programme of included shore excursions with guided tours, classical music concerts and recitals
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included
  • Quality red and white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, draft beer and soft drinks included with lunch and dinner on board
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • On-board entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration and music performances
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • English-speaking Cruise Director
  • All port and airport taxes

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Concert by Vienna Mozart Orchestra - £112pp
  • Guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace - £40pp
  • City tour of Buda - £29pp

Special Features

  • Tour of Melk Abbey with concert by Slovak Quintet
  • City tour of Vienna
  • Linz walking tour
  • Concert at the Duna Palace and city tour of Pest
  • On-board concerts by the Salzburg Soloists, Kudlak Quartet and Martin Ivanov
  • Bratislava city tour
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Price Information

  • Single supplements are available on request
Map for Classical Music on the River Danube