Munich & A Danube New Year Cruise

From £2,639.00
Duration 9 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £2,639.00
Duration 9 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

This culture-packed journey along the Danube takes in four countries, three capital cities as well as authentic towns and picturesque scenery. Celebrate New Year's Eve in romantic Vienna, and enjoy time on board our stylish ship as we cruise through the countryside. A must for art, architecture and music lovers. 

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa
  • 1 night in a 4-star hotel and 7 nights on board 4-star ship A-ROSA DONNA 
  • 22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners including New Year's Eve gala dinner, all drinks on board (excluding Champagne and some selected drinks) and welcome reception 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Cruise Representative 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage​​

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Free use of the onboard facilities including sauna and fitness room​ 
  • Munich city tour Tour of Budapest including a visit to Buda Hill and the Matthias Church 
  • City tour of Vienna 
  • Enjoy a New Year's Eve gala buffet on board your stylish 4-star ship 
  • Sightseeing walking tour of Linz 
  • Sample delicious Linzer Torte Onboard evening entertainment​

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – Munich

Today you'll fly from the UK to Munich. This afternoon is at leisure where you may choose to visit a traditional Christmas market, where you can buy gifts such as gingerbread, cookies, candles and handmade nativity figures. In the evening, you'll join your fellow guests for an evening meal. 

Meals included: D

Day 2 Munich – Engelhartszell

This morning you'll enjoy a tour of Munich. You will see the main sights including the large central square, the Marienplatz, with its Neo-Gothic town hall. In the afternoon, you'll travel to Engelhartszell to board your ship and prepare for your cruise to the Wachau Valley. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Engelhartszell – Wachau Valley

You'll spend today on the water, on board our lovely ship the A-ROSA DONNA. Setting off from Engelhartszell in the morning, you'll cruise along the Danube, past the pretty towns and forests of the Wachau Valley. Look out for fairy-tale castles, vineyards, and decorative Baroque churches.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Budapest

After sailing through the night, you'll arrive in Budapest, a majestic city on the Danube. In the morning there will be a tour of the city, including many famous landmarks such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and Heroes' Square. Then, you'll head up Buda Hill to visit the Matthias Church with its gorgeous roof design. Don't forget your camera, as there are great views of the city and river from this vantage point. After the tour, you'll have free time to explore further before heading back to the ship for dinner. In the evening, the ship sets sail for Slovakia.  


Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Bratislava – at Leisure

This morning you'll wake up in Bratislava, Slovakia. This is another city blessed with beautiful buildings and a charming Old Town. You are free to explore on your own, perhaps visiting some of the lively cafés​. Or you can join our optional excursion to the exquisite Klosterneuburg monastery. 

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 New Year’s Eve, Vienna

New Year's Eve is always special but what could be more special than spending it in the beautiful city of Vienna? You'll be taken on a guided tour of the city's landmarks, including the Hofburg Palace, State Opera House and Parliament Building. You'll continue on to see the magnificent Musikverein Concert Hall, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the stunning Baroque St Charles's Church. Then, it's time to return to the ship to start preparing for our New Year's Eve celebrations. In the evening you'll enjoy a gala dinner before raising a glass to 2021.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 New Year’s , Vienna – Dürnstein, at Leisure

Dürnstein is a lovely town on the banks of the Danube and is famous for its castle, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. You can spend the afternoon exploring on your own – ​don't forget your camera because this town is impossibly pretty. Or join our optional tour of the pedestrianised town centre, which will include a visit to the 600-year-old Baroque church with its striking blue tower. 

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Linz

After a night sail, you'll wake up in the city of Linz in Upper Austria. Head ashore for a walking tour and explore this attractive town with its large town square and historic buildings including the Old Cathedral and Mozarthaus. Then, it's back to the ship to prepare for our night sail to Engelhartszell.​

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 9 Engelhartszell – UK

You will wake up in Engelhartszell this morning where you will disembark the ship before travelling back to Munich for your return flight to the UK.​

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Eurostars Book Hotel

Located in the centre of Munich, facilities at this innovative hotel include a restaurant, bar, gym and sauna. Spacious and bright literary-themed guest rooms have en suite facilities flat-screen TV, mini-bar and tea/coffee-making facilities.

A-ROSA DONNA

Facilities on board the A-ROSA Donna include a health and beauty centre with solarium, sauna, steam room and fitness area, lounge, bar, café bar, and a sun deck with putting green, shuffleboard, chess and a small swimming pool.

All cabins are outside and feature en suite facilities, a panoramic window or French balcony, TV, telephone, safe and hairdryer.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.