This captivating cruise floats past some of the Danube’s most romantic scenery. Vienna’s concert halls, Budapest’s preened boulevards and Belgrade’s grandiose buildings are just some of the stop-offs as you sail to Romania’s Tulcea.
- Scheduled flights from Heathrow with British Airways or similar scheduled airline
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
- 11 nights’ accommodation on board 4-star-premium ship MS Vivaldi on an all-inclusive basis
- All meals on board, 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 11 dinners
- All drinks on board (excluding Champagne and selected wines)
- Captain’s welcome cocktail reception
- Farewell gala dinner
- Onboard evening entertainment
- Visit the 18th century abbey in the Austrian town of Melk
- Treat yourself to a famous Viennese music concert (evening)
- City tour of historic Vienna including the Schönbrunn Palace
- Explore the old town in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava
- Tour of beautiful Budapest Budapest folklore show (evening)
- Visit Puszta, a Hungarian prairie, and enjoy an equestrian show
- Tour of historic Novi Sad, Serbia’s second city
- Enjoy a folklore show in Belgrade (evening)
- Soak up the sights in the Serbian capital of Belgrade
- See extraordinary rock dwellings in the Roussenski-Lom Valley
- Sightseeing in the Bulgarian city of Rousse Tour of Bucharest
- Explore the UNESCO-listed nature reserve on a boat tour
Please note: To maximise your enjoyment a certain amount of walking is essential.
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.
By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.
Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change. The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.
The abbey of Melk is the very symbol of Baroque art in Austria. Set on a bluff overlooking the river, its distinctive walls and ornate domes dominate the town. Among other sights you will visit the marble hall, the world famous library and the bedchambers where a number of illustrious visitors have slept. You will love the jewel of this abbey, the gold filigree cross donated by Rudolph IV.
Please note that comfortable walking shoes are recommended. From the coach parking to the entry of the Abbey there are stairs and a 500m cobbled path, please take care.
Half Day - Moderate Walking - Very Popular
Viennese Music Concert
Vienna is undoubtedly Europe’s music capital, so the opportunity to enjoy the music of two of Austria’s favourite sons is not to be missed. This enchanting evening offers the perfect opportunity to do so. Your coach will pick you up from the ship to take you to the Auersperg Palace. The First part of the concert is devoted to the sublime Mozart compositions, the second part to the waltzes of John Strauss. In the intermission, a free drink will be served (orange juice or sparkling Austrian wine).
Please note that depending on the availability the concert will take place at either the Stock Exchange Palace or in the Auersperg Palace. Please note that the dress code is smart.
Evening Tour - Minimal Walking - Historical
The tour will commence by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. Along the Ring you can admire the architectural showcase of the old Austro-Hungarian monarchy. You will be guided through the numerous rooms of the Hapsburgs' summer residence. Highlights include the Hall of Mirrors, where in 1762, the seven-year old Mozart gave his first royal performance; the Long Great Gallery, Round and Oval Chinese rooms and the Millions Room, so named because Maria Teresa allegedly paid over a million silver florins to have it decorated. Free time will be given to wander through the Palace Gardens. You will also have free time in the city centre in the area around St Stephen's Cathedral.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Half Day - Moderate Walking - Must See
Your excursion will commence with a panoramic tour of the city which will take you to Bratislava Castle, from where you can enjoy a breath taking view over the Danube and the city. You will then head to the central square, dominated by the old Bratislava Town Hall. The tour continues with a visit to the Primate's Palace. As you stroll through the streets, you may come across some of the amusing statues that are dotted around the capital. After the guided tour, you will have some free time and will return to the ship either on foot or by coach depending on sailing times.
Half Day – Moderate Walking – Historic
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, the historic city of Budapest is actually two cities astride the Danube. Your excursion will commence with a panoramic tour in the company of a local guide. First a stop will be made at Buda, the hills crossing the famous Chain Bridge and you will go up to the Castle quarter, from where you have a fantastic panoramic view of the city. By coach, you will go down to the plains of Pest, where you will visit Heroes' Square. You will also pass the famous Szechenyi thermal baths, the impressive Millenary Monument and the Vajdahunyad Castle. To finish, you will drive along the river and see the famous Parliament building overlooking the Danube with its white silhouette in Byzantine and neo-Gothic styles.
Please note that comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Half Day - Moderate Walking - Highly Recommended
Folklore show in Budapest
During this traditional Hungarian show, you will travel the length and breadth of Hungary through
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