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Enchanting Danube

A 7-night Danube River cruise from Budapest exploring spectacular capital cities and the picturesque Wachau Valley on board Maria Theresa. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1699pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest Parliament
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Vienna
  • Melk Abbey
  • Durnstein

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Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Save up to 30% applies to 24, 31 Mar; 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr; 5, 26 May; 2, 9, 16, 23 Jun; 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul and 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug 2019 departures, excluding suites. Exclusive £50pp discount applies to all departures. Subject to availability. Book by 28 Feb 2019

Enchanting Danube Special Offer

Cruise along the celebrated River Danube which has inspired many poets, musicians and artists through the centuries.

Begin with an overnight stay in Budapest where a guided tour takes you to the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district and the 19th Century Fisherman's Bastion before cruising along the Danube to the musical city of Vienna. Dock in the picturesque Baroque village of Durnstein and cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley to Melk, home to its nine-hundred-year-old Benedictine abbey.

Stroll through Salzburg, setting for the film 'A Sound of Music' and enjoy an organ concert at St Stephan's Cathedral in Passau where your unforgettable Danube cruise comes to an end.

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Enchanting Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark Maria Theresa.

Day 2 - Budapest

Explore Budapest, split into Buda and Pest over the River Danube. A panoramic tour reveals the highlights of the city including St Stephen's Basilica, the Opera House and the Parliament Museum. Alternatively 'Do as the Locals Do' taking the metro to Lehel Market Hall, a huge indoor market. After enjoy a stop at a local coffee house before heading to the oldest gardens in Budapest. In 2018, there is also a more active exploration, the 'Green Budapest' tour which stops at the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Rose and Japanese gardens and the Olympic pool, with a picnic on Margaret Island. In 2019, alternatives are three optional excursions - ruin pub crawl, Budapest by bike and Champagne in the Etyek countryside. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia) - Vienna (Austria)

Enjoy a day at leisure cruising to Slovakia's capital, Bratislava. Enjoy a walking tour taking in the thriving commercial centre which has Gothic, Baroque and Art-Deco architecture before cruising on to Vienna. In 2019, on arrival in Vienna, enjoy an exclusive concert of Mozart and Strauss at a magnificent palace. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vienna

In 2018, enjoy an exclusive early opening and art tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, home to the Habsburg’s imperial treasures and works of art by Rubens, Rembrandt Titian and Tintoretto, followed by a Bellini cocktail on the spectacular cupola terrace Alternatively 'Do and the Locals Do' on a tour of the centre by highlighting Viennese essentials such as coffee, sausages, wine and public transport. Enjoy an exclusive private 'Royal Anniversary' concert in a Viennese palace to celebrate Maria Theresa’s 300th birthday. In 2019, enjoy an exclusive visit to the Vienna Art History Museum plus choose from a walking tour of the historic district or a panoramic city tour. Back onboard, listen to a Signature Lecture about Empress Maria Theresa. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Durnstein - Melk

Take a guided tour of the Baroque village of Durnstein then take part in an organic wine tasting or learn about the history of saffron in Austrian cuisine. The more active may wish to join the guided bike ride along the Danube through the picturesque Wachau Valley (2018 only). Arrive in Melk and visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Linz

Travel to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famously known as the setting for 'The Sound of Music' (lunch not provided). Alternatively visit nearby Linz for a walking tour before visiting a local farm to sample the region's cider. In 2019, there is also the option to cycle through the Linz countryside. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Passau (Germany)

Located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is home to the St Stephen's Cathedral where you can enjoy an organ concert* on Europe's largest pipe organ. Alternatively join a bicycle tour along the banks of the Inn, one of the prettiest tributaries of the Danube, or a guided hike along the beautiful Ilz River with a nature expert. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. *Organ concert not available on Sundays or before May 1 or after October 31

Day 8 - Passau - Munich - UK

Disembark Maria Theresa and transfer to Munich 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 nights full board accommodation onboard the Maria Theresa
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • Epicurean Adventurer programme
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • On-board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty, all port charges and airline imposed fuel surcharge

Cruise Extensions

  • Munich Extension: Enjoy a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Munich with included tours - from £400pp. Please contact us for more details
  • Prague Extension: Enjoy a 2-night post-cruise stay in Prague with included tours - from £400pp. Please contact us for more details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 17th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2449
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £5049 Brochure Price from: £6549
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £6499
    • Mar 24th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £1699
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £5049 Brochure Price from: £6549
      Blue Water Price from: £1699 Blue Water Price from: £2224 Blue Water Price from: £2504 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £6499
    • Mar 31st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2049
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3749 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5549 Brochure Price from: £6549
      Blue Water Price from: £2049 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £2854 Blue Water Price from: £5499 Blue Water Price from: £6499
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
    • Apr 14th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £1909
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5349 Brochure Price from: £6849
      Blue Water Price from: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2434 Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £5299 Blue Water Price from: £6799
    • Apr 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
    • Apr 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
  • May
    • May 5th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3069
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5049 Brochure Price from: £6449 Brochure Price from: £7949
      Blue Water Price from: £3069 Blue Water Price from: £3669 Blue Water Price from: £3989 Blue Water Price from: £6399 Blue Water Price from: £7899
    • May 12th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3549
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4349 Brochure Price from: £4749 Brochure Price from: £6149 Brochure Price from: £7649
      Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4299 Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £6099 Blue Water Price from: £7599
    • May 19th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3249
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5849 Brochure Price from: £7349
      Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7299
    • May 26th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3069
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5049 Brochure Price from: £6449 Brochure Price from: £7949
      Blue Water Price from: £3069 Blue Water Price from: £3669 Blue Water Price from: £3989 Blue Water Price from: £6399 Blue Water Price from: £7899
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £6049 Brochure Price from: £7549
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3669 Blue Water Price from: £5999 Blue Water Price from: £7499
    • Jun 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2919
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5849 Brochure Price from: £7349
      Blue Water Price from: £2919 Blue Water Price from: £3594 Blue Water Price from: £3954 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7299
    • Jun 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2749
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      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £6049 Brochure Price from: £7549
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3669 Blue Water Price from: £5999 Blue Water Price from: £7499
    • Jun 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2399
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      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £6049 Brochure Price from: £7549
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    • Jun 30th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3249
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5849 Brochure Price from: £7349
      Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7299
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
    • Jul 14th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2399
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £6049 Brochure Price from: £7549
      Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £3204 Blue Water Price from: £5999 Blue Water Price from: £7499
    • Jul 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
    • Jul 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
    • Aug 11th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
    • Aug 18th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7149
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7099
    • Aug 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2539
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      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £6249 Brochure Price from: £7749
      Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3064 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £6199 Blue Water Price from: £7699
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3749
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      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4949 Brochure Price from: £6349 Brochure Price from: £7849
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6299 Blue Water Price from: £7799
    • Sep 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4949 Brochure Price from: £6349 Brochure Price from: £7849
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6299 Blue Water Price from: £7799
    • Sep 15th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4949 Brochure Price from: £6349 Brochure Price from: £7849
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6299 Blue Water Price from: £7799
    • Sep 22nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4949 Brochure Price from: £6349 Brochure Price from: £7849
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6299 Blue Water Price from: £7799
    • Sep 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £4949 Brochure Price from: £6349 Brochure Price from: £7849
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £6299 Blue Water Price from: £7799
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3249
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5849 Brochure Price from: £7349
      Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7299
    • Oct 13th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £3249
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5849 Brochure Price from: £7349
      Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £5799 Blue Water Price from: £7299
    • Oct 20th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5349 Brochure Price from: £6849
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £5299 Blue Water Price from: £6799
    • Oct 27th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2749
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £5349 Brochure Price from: £6849
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £5299 Blue Water Price from: £6799
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Maria Theresa From: £2449
      Classic Window Cabin French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £3249 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £5049 Brochure Price from: £6549
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4999 Blue Water Price from: £6499

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