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

Festive Delights of the Danube with Mary Berry

An all-inclusive festive river cruise through the heart of Europe featuring the national treasure and cooking sensation, Mary Berry. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner.

Fly Cruise
7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Hungary Parliament, Budapest
  • Budapest Sunset
  • Durnstein Wachau Valley
  • Melk Abbey, Austria
  • Nuremberg Christmas Markets, Germany
  • Passau, Danube River
  • Regensburg
  • Vienna Christmas Markets
  • Mary Berry

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Join the cooking sensation, Mary Berry on this all-inclusive festive river cruise through central Europe. Sail the mighty Danube River from Nuremberg in Germany, exploring vibrant cities, quaint villages and Christmas markets.

Discover the beautifully preserved medieval town of Regensburg, soak up the remarkable winter scenery as you sail along the Danube and stroll through the charming town of Passua which will be alive with Christmas lights before heading to Austria. Explore the exciting city of Vienna before enjoying a delicious afternoon tea and Q&A with Mary Berry!

Visit the lovely Christmas Markets in the lively capital city of Bratislava, explore the city's historic monuments and enjoy a book-signing and special gala Christmas dinner with Mary. This 7-night cruise finishes in the atmospheric capital of Budapest.

EM146 Operated by Emerald Waterways


Festive Delights of the Danube with Mary Berry

Day 1 - UK- Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly to Munich and transfer to Nuremberg. Here you will embark the Emerald Destiny, your home for seven nights. (D)

Day 2 - Kelheim - Regensburg

Sail along the Main-Danube to Kelheim before continuing on to Regensburg. Join a guided tour and explore this remarkably preserved medieval town which features numerous architectural wonders including the Old Town hall and one of the Danube's oldest bridges. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Passau

Sail the scenic Danube river to the historical town of Passau. A guided walk will take you through Passau's quaint Old Town where the narrow, cobbled streets will twinkle with Christmas lights. Visit the magnificent Oberhaus Fortress which is perched on top of a hill and explore the glorious baroque cathedral of St Stephen’s, home to Europe’s largest church organ. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Melk (Austria) - Durnstein

Admire the fine baroque architecture of Melk's 900 year old Benedictine Abbey before cruising on to the historic village of Durnstein. This enchanting village is nestled in the picturesque Wachau Valley; a beautiful region renowned for producing fine wines. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vienna

Spend your morning discovering the vibrant city of Vienna, choose from an energetic guided bike tour or a coach and guided walking tour to explore many of Vienna's highlights including Ringstrasse, Opera House, Burgtheatre and St Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit the wonderful festive markets to experience the traditional Austrian crafts and taste the delicious foods. This afternoon, you will be joined by Mary Berry for a delightful afternoon tea. During an informal Q&A session, hear tales from Mary's extraordinary career and discover insights from her much-loved BBC series. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Arrive in Bratislava this morning and enjoy a guided tour of the lively city and visit the Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral. This afternoon, join Mary Berry for an exclusive book signing, where you will receive a complimentary copy of her latest book before visiting the city's lovely Christmas markets. This evening, enjoy a special gala Christmas dinner as Mary Berry joins you to celebrate the festive season with courses specially chosen by Mary herself. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

Spend your day discovering the vibrant cosmopolitan capital city of Budapest which features many fascinating buildings and monuments including Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge. Alternatively, hike up the mighty Buda Hill to take in exceptional views of the city. Tonight, enjoy some relaxing night-time cruising as you celebrate your last evening with an amazing Hungarian farewell dinner, traditional music and folk dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

Disembark the Emerald Destiny after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways star ship
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guide
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight dinners including a Welcome dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance

Special Features

  • Afternoon Tea with Mary Berry
  • Exclusive book signing with Mary Berry
  • Special gala Christmas dinner with Mary Berry
Map for Festive Delights of the Danube with Mary Berry