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

Pearls of the Danube

Discover the towns and cities along the Danube, from musical Vienna to spectacular Budapest and Bratislava, on this 7-night cruise through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1029pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1324pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Durnstein
  • Linz
  • Melk

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

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Save 15%! Discount applies to cruise cost. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Aug 2019

Pearls of the Danube Special Offer

This exciting cruise along the River Danube showcases superb architecture, fascinating history and beautiful scenery, with an excellent range of optional excursions.

Take the opportunity to visit Melk's spectacular Benedictine Abbey, before cruising the breathtaking Wachau Valley to the medieval town of Durnstein. Continue to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava where you can join a guided hike and take in panoramic views from Devin Castle.

Cruise to Kalocsa where there is an optional tour to the Puszta which includes a traditional horse show, before spending time at leisure in pretty Esztergom, home to many architectural treasures including the Bakocz chapel. This incredible voyage concludes with an overnight stop in the musical city of Vienna, capital of Austria, where there is the chance to explore Schonbrunn Palace and the Hofburg Palace on guided tours.

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Day 1 - Vienna (Austria)

Embark your ship in Vienna and settle into your cabin. Presentation of the crew during the welcome cocktail and dinner on board this evening. Cruising during the night towards Melk.

Day 2 - Melk - Durnstein

Today's optional excursion is a visit to Melk Abbey Later, cruise through the stunning Wachau Valley to Durnstein, a beautiful medieval town. Enjoy a town, before returning onboard and cruising towards Bratislava.

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Enjoy an optional guided tour of the Slovakian capital with its baroque palaces and shaded squares. Alternatively, join an optional guided hike during which you can take in the view from Devin Castle. Spend the afternoon cruising.

Day 4 - Kalocsa (Hungary)

Today's optional excursion explores the Puszta and includes a traditional horse show. Afternoon cruising towards Budapest.

Day 5 - Budapest

Join the optional tour of Budapest, or explore the city on a guided bike tour (own expense). There is also an optional visit to the Gellert Baths and Spa, and an optional evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 6 - Esztergom

Spend time at leisure in one of Hungary's oldest cities, before spending the afternoon cruising to Vienna. Gala evening.

Day 7 - Vienna (Austria)

Enjoy an optional guided tour of Vienna and Schonbrunn Castle, or opt for the discovery tour which embraces the art of Viennese living. Includes a backstage visit to the Konzerthaus concert hall. Tour is at own expense. This afternoon, perhaps join the optional tour of Hofburg Palace, and this evening there is an optional Viennese concert.

Day 8 - Vienna

Disembark after breakfast on board.

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

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board accommodation
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal on board spend
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 9th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1116
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1116 Cruise Only from: £1269 Cruise Only from: £1292
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1411 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1564 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587
    • Apr 16th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1116
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1116 Cruise Only from: £1269 Cruise Only from: £1292
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1411 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1564 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1587
  • May
    • May 4th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1254
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1254 Cruise Only from: £1430
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1549 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1725
  • June
    • Jun 8th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1071
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1071 Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1366 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
    • Jun 22nd - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1071
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1071 Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1366 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
    • Jun 29th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1071
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1071 Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1366 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1029
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1029 Cruise Only from: £1159 Cruise Only from: £1182
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1324 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1454 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1477
    • Jul 13th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1029
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1029 Cruise Only from: £1159 Cruise Only from: £1182
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1324 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1454 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1477
    • Jul 20th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1029
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1029 Cruise Only from: £1159 Cruise Only from: £1182
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1324 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1454 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1477
    • Jul 27th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1029
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1029 Cruise Only from: £1159 Cruise Only from: £1182
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1324 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1454 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1477
  • August
    • Aug 10th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1029
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1029 Cruise Only from: £1159 Cruise Only from: £1182
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1324 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1454 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1477
    • Aug 24th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1029
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1029 Cruise Only from: £1159 Cruise Only from: £1182
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1324 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1454 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1477
    • Aug 31st - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1029
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1029 Cruise Only from: £1159 Cruise Only from: £1182
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1324 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1454 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1477
  • September
    • Sep 14th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1071
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1071 Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1366 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
    • Sep 21st - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1071
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1071 Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1366 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
    • Sep 28th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1071
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1071 Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1366 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1201
      Main Deck Middle Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
    • Oct 12th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1201
      Main Deck Middle Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1201 Cruise Only from: £1224
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1496 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1519
    • Oct 15th - Vienna and back - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1254
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1254 Cruise Only from: £1407 Cruise Only from: £1430
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1549 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1702 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1725
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