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

The Blue Danube

A 7-night River Danube cruise from Budapest to the fascinating sights in Hungary, Slovakia and Austria

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1489pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Melk Abbey

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Free drinks package on selected 2021 departures!

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The Blue Danube Special Offer

Explore impressive capital cities and architectural highlights on this superb cruise along the River Danube.

Cruise from Budapest along the river to Esztergom which was once Hungary's capital and on to Slovakia's capital Bratislava. Continue along the Danube through picturesque Austria, visiting the romantic town of Durnstein and the magnificent abbey at Melk.

From Linz, take a short drive to Salzburg which was once home to the composer Mozart and the setting for the 'Sound of Music'. The final city on this memorable cruise is the cultural city of Vienna before returning to Budapest.

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The Blue Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest where a coach will take you to the ship. The dedicated crew will welcome you aboard ensuring you settle in to your first class floating hotel.

Day 2 - Esztergom

Cruise to Esztergom, Hungary's capital during the medieval times and today the seat of the country's Archbishop. The town is famed for its great Renaissance basilica, Hungary's largest church, and the castle which was seat of the government until the 16th century Ottoman invasion. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous neoclassical basilica, home to the one of the world's largest altarpieces.

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Explore the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, which has a beautifully restored baroque old town on a guided tour. Visit the 17th century fortress and enjoy the views across the Danube. This afternoon cruise into Lower Austria through the fascinating locks.

Day 4 - Durnstein (Austria) - Melk

Durnstein is famous for its ice-blue baroque town dominating the river and for being the location where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Enjoy a guided walking tour, then after lunch, visit the magnificent abbey at Melk which was reconstructed in a baroque style.

Day 5 - Salzburg

Moor in Linz where there is a guided tour of this baroque town, or take a short drive to Salzburg which was the setting for 'The Sound of Music' and was home to the famous composer Mozart. Enjoy a guided tour through the city to the architectural highlights and through the charming narrow streets before an afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 - Vienna

Explore the magnificent capital of city of Vienna with its baroque palaces, grand boulevards and impressive galleries. Highlights of Vienna include St Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School. Get an insight into this cultural city on a sightseeing tour before time to explore at leisure. Enjoy a traditional music recital on board this evening.

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

After lunch, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Budapest. The twin areas of Buda, built around the hilltop fortress, and Pest. The banks of the river are dominated by the impressive neo-gothic Parliament building. Enjoy a farewell gala dinner this evening with Hungarian folklore show.

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK. Regional flights may be available at a supplement
  • Overseas transfers between Budapest airport and the ship
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Budapest Extension Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay in Budapest. Includes tours of Visegrad, Szentendre, Budapest, Godollo and Puszta - from £499pp.

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £109pp.
  • Riviera PLUS:
  • From 2021, guests in superior suites and top deck cabins will benefit from the following added extras:
  • - Access to a smart handset allowing unlimited calls, text messages and internet usage onboard and ashore
  • - L'Occitane en Provence toiletries in the bathroom
  • - Bottle of Prosecco on arrival
  • - Platter of fresh fruits later on in the cruise
  • - Complimentary aperitif each evening
  • Local Flavours:
  • From 2021, menus will be expanded to allow guests to experience the flavours of each destination. Every evening, the onboard chefs will offer a choice of 'Local Flavours' options inspired by the area visited.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • Oct 10th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1839
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1839 Blue Water Price: £2189 Blue Water Price: £2489 Blue Water Price: £2339 Blue Water Price: £2489 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2889
    • Oct 17th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1689
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1689 Blue Water Price: £2039 Blue Water Price: £2339 Blue Water Price: £2189 Blue Water Price: £2339 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2739
    • Oct 24th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1489
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1489 Blue Water Price: £1839 Blue Water Price: £2139 Blue Water Price: £1989 Blue Water Price: £2139 Blue Water Price: £2239 Blue Water Price: £2539

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 7th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1519
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1519 Blue Water Price: £1869 Blue Water Price: £2169 Blue Water Price: £2019 Blue Water Price: £2169 Blue Water Price: £2269 Blue Water Price: £2569
    • Apr 14th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1619
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1619 Blue Water Price: £1969 Blue Water Price: £2269 Blue Water Price: £2119 Blue Water Price: £2269 Blue Water Price: £2369 Blue Water Price: £2669
    • Apr 21st - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1829
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1829 Blue Water Price: £2179 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2329 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2579 Blue Water Price: £2879
    • Apr 28th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1829
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1829 Blue Water Price: £2179 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2329 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2579 Blue Water Price: £2879
  • May
    • May 5th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • May 12th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • May 19th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £2039
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2039 Blue Water Price: £2389 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2539 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2789 Blue Water Price: £3089
  • July
    • Jul 7th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £2039
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2039 Blue Water Price: £2389 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2539 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2789 Blue Water Price: £3089
    • Jul 14th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • Jul 21st - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • Jul 28th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • Aug 11th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • Aug 18th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1939
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1939 Blue Water Price: £2289 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2439 Blue Water Price: £2589 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2989
    • Aug 25th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £2039
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2039 Blue Water Price: £2389 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2539 Blue Water Price: £2689 Blue Water Price: £2789 Blue Water Price: £3089
  • September
    • Sep 15th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £2359
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2359 Blue Water Price: £2709 Blue Water Price: £3009 Blue Water Price: £2859 Blue Water Price: £3009 Blue Water Price: £3109 Blue Water Price: £3409
    • Sep 22nd - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £2359
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £2359 Blue Water Price: £2709 Blue Water Price: £3009 Blue Water Price: £2859 Blue Water Price: £3009 Blue Water Price: £3109 Blue Water Price: £3409
  • October
    • Oct 13th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1829
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1829 Blue Water Price: £2179 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2329 Blue Water Price: £2479 Blue Water Price: £2579 Blue Water Price: £2879
    • Oct 20th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1669
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1669 Blue Water Price: £2019 Blue Water Price: £2319 Blue Water Price: £2169 Blue Water Price: £2319 Blue Water Price: £2419 Blue Water Price: £2719
    • Oct 27th - Budapest and back - Sailing on: Thomas Hardy From: £1569
      Emerald Deck Suite (Lower) Ruby Deck Suite (Middle) Ruby Deck (Middle) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck Suite (Upper) Diamond Deck (Upper) - Stern Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Superior Suite Diamond Deck (Upper) - Deluxe Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price: £1569 Blue Water Price: £1919 Blue Water Price: £2219 Blue Water Price: £2069 Blue Water Price: £2219 Blue Water Price: £2319 Blue Water Price: £2619

Price Information

  • Single supplements and flight supplements may apply
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
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