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

Lower Danube Waltz

Explore the fascinating capital cities of Vienna and Budapest, and discover the treasures of eastern Europe on this exciting cruise along the legendary River Danube, with return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1495pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Vienna in the evening
  • Budapest Parliament
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Pecs Cathedral
  • Pecs Mosque
  • Novi Sad
  • Belgrade Old Town
  • St Sava Cathedral, Belgrade

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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INCREDIBLE HOT OFFER: Save £1200pp! Applies to Cat B cabins and above on both departures. All other cabin categories have a saving of up to £1000pp. Subject to availability

No single supplement! Applies to selected cabin categories on both departures. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer

Lower Danube Waltz Special Offer

This exceptional cruise along the Danube explores the capital cities of Vienna and Budapest, and traditional towns of eastern Europe.

See the iconic sights of Vienna including the opulent Opera House and majestic St Stephen's Cathedral during a drive along the famous Ringstrasse, before cruising to the Hungarian capital of Budapest, where there is a special evening cruise and traditional Hungarian dinner with folk dancing. The beautiful town of Pecs is renowned for its ornate architecture, while the Croatian city of Osijek has had a turbulent history. During your time here, enjoy a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family or take the opportunity to meet students from the local village.

Discover Novi Sad's beautiful old quarter, Stari Grad, overlooked by the neo-Renaissance City Hall, before arriving in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. A guided tour takes in the impressive Tito's Memorial and stunning St Sava Church, and a special Serbian folklore show is the perfect finale to this superb voyage.

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Lower Danube Waltz Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Vienna (Austria)

Fly from a choice of up to 15 UK regional airports to Vienna and embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Vienna

Enjoy a drive along the famous Ringstrasse, during which you'll see iconic sights including the Opera House, Town Hall and Hofburg Imperial Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral. Alternatively, opt for the guided bicycle tour. On the reverse itinerary, there is an exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense). (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Budapest (Hungary)

Budapest is arguably eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan city. Join a guided tour which showcases the magnificent Hungarian Parliament, spectacular Buda Castle and iconic Chain Bridge which links Buda and Pest. Alternatively, enjoy a guided hike to Buda Hill or take the optional tour to Szentendre. Tonight there is a special EmeraldPLUS experience. The ship will cruise the Danube under the city's numerous bridges, during which there will be a traditional Hungarian dinner with folk dancing and music. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Mohac - Pecs

Today you'll visit the beautiful town of Pecs which was founded by the Romans. It is renowned for its architecture with highlights including the Early Christian Mausoleum with its frescoed tombs, Vast Pecs Cathedral which overlooks the Szent Istvan Square, and the domed Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kasim. There is an optional wine tasting tour in Villany available.

Day 5 - Osijek (Croatia)

Osijek was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence. Today there are two special EmeraldPLUS activities - a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family and the chance to meet students from the local village. Return to the ship and set sail towards Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts are evident along the river banks. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Novi Sad (Serbia)

Novi Sad is situated in northeast Serbia and is arguably a hidden treasure. The old quarter, Stari Grad, is where you'll find the Gothic Revival Name of Mary Church and the splendid neo-Renaissance City Hall. There is an optional tour to Sremski Karlovci available. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Belgrade

Belgrade is the lively capital of Serbia, which you can explore on a guided tour. Highlights include Tito's Memorial, the grand Fortress Kalemegdan and beautiful St Sava Church, the world's largest orthodox cathedral. Alternatively, take the guided bicycle tour. There is a special EmeraldPLUS experience this evening - a Serbian Folklore show. If you wish, you may take the optional tour to the National Opera Theatre. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Belgrade - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • 5 EmeraldPLUS activities and 3 EmeraldACTIVE excursions
  • 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

  • EmeraldPLUS activities:
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise
  • Home Hosted Lunch with a local Croatian family
  • Meet students from a local village
  • Serbian Folklore Evening Show
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Vienna to Belgrade - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1495
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £3395 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £4045 Brochure Price from: £4695
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    • Aug 10th - Belgrade to Vienna - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1495
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2495 Brochure Price from: £2645 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3395 Brochure Price from: £3495 Brochure Price from: £4045
      Blue Water Price from: £1495 Blue Water Price from: £1645 Blue Water Price from: £2145 Blue Water Price from: £2195 Blue Water Price from: £2295 Blue Water Price from: £2845

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a cabin.
Map for Lower Danube Waltz