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

Danube Waltz

Travel through the beautiful Wachau Valley in Austria, visit picturesque Austrian towns and explore the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this superb voyage along the Danube, with guided excursions and return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna

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Save £500pp! Book by 31 Jan 2019

Danube Waltz Special Offer

Take in the beautiful scenery as you cruise along the River Danube visiting picturesque Austrian towns and historic capital cities beginning in the charming town of Passau.

Explore the UNESCO-listed town of Cesky Krumlov and enjoy a tour of the beautiful 900-year-old Benedictine abbey at Melk, a charming town overlooking the Danube, before heading to the impressive Gottweig Abbey.

Visit the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, rich in history and full of medieval and Baroque architecture. There is also the option to enjoy a traditional classical concert in Vienna.

R200 Operated by Viking River Cruises


River Danube Waltz Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Passau (Germany)

Fly from London to Munich and transfer to your ship in Passau. (D)

Day 2 - Passau

Explore the beautiful town of Passau, located at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn Rivers. See the highlights during a walking tour including the baroque St Stephen's Cathedral where you can enjoy a special concert on Europe's largest church organ. Enjoy free time at leisure this afternoon. Please note: Organ concert is only available May - Oct and is closed on Sundays. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Linz (Austria)

From Linz, enjoy a full-day excursion to the Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a walking tour and see the baroque and Renaissance buildings before spending time at leisure. Return to the ship for dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 - Melk - Durnstein - Krems

You can enjoy a visit to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey followed by a scenic drive through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, or stay on board and cruise from Melk to Durnstein. After lunch, enjoy a drive through picturesque vineyards to Gottweig Abbey where you will learn about the daily business of this institution. After the tour, you will rejoin the ship in Krems. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vienna

The magnificent Austrian capital, Vienna, is home to some of the most impressive Baroque architecture. Ride along the Ringstrasse and see some of the highlights including St Stephan's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure or take an optional tour of the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens. This evening there is the option of experiencing a Viennese classical concert. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

During a guided walking tour in Bratislava, discover the history and see the impressive features including the Medieval Town Hall and Gothic cathedral. This charming capital of Slovakia borders Austria and Hungary. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

The River Danube divides the city of Budapest in to the older part, Buda, and the more cosmopolitan area, Pest. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board before spending the rest of the day at leisure. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Budapest airport for your return journey to London.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction. Visit sequence, tours and times may vary.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruise on board a Viking Longship
  • Return economy class flights from London or selected regional airports
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Guided excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • All port and airport taxes
  • Transfers as stated

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Prague Extension Extend your holiday with a 3-night stay in Prague at the Hilton Prague hotel or similar. Prices from £459pp - includes panoramic city tour
  • Budapest Extension Extend your holiday with a 2-night stay in Budapest at the Hilton Budapest or similar. Prices from £259pp

Special Features

  • No regional flight supplements from selected airports
Map for Danube Waltz