Romantic Danube

7 night river cruise with Viking River Cruises now from £1595 pp

SAVE £500 Per Person on 2019 Viking River Cruises
+ FREE Gratuities + FREE Drinks Package
book by 31 December
  • Budapest - Vienna - Krems - Passau - Regensburg - Nuremberg
  • All on board meals with quality wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • An included shore excursion in almost every port
  • River view stateroom

Call       01462 677 111

Visit     65 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3BJ

email   holidays@onyourtravels.co.uk

Not quite right? - Please contact us for alternatives - we have many other cruises along the Danube with several cruise lines.

** All guests of 'On Your Travels' will receive Fast Track security through your UK airport on this river cruise plus other benefits **

Budapest

Your river cruise itinerary


Day 1: Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. After dinner on board tonight, enjoy an evening cruise on your ship to admire Budapest's beautiful scenery from the vantage point of the Danube River.   (Dinner)

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary

Your morning begins with a panoramic tour of the Pest side of the city. Journey along Andrassy Avenue and see the 19th- and 20th-century mansions, National Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Stop in Heroes' Square to learn more about Hungarian history, then cross the Danube to Buda's Castle District. Visit Matthias Church and enjoy brilliant views of the Danube and the beautiful Hungarian Parliament building from Fishermen's Bastion. Rejoin your ship in Visegrad for lunch as we cruise along the scenic Danube River. Enjoy a midafternoon Viennese coffee workshop, complete with apple strudel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: Vienna, Austria

Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or, you may choose to join us for an optional excursion. Perhaps visit Schonbrunn Palace, erected in 1778 and admired as the 'Versailles of Vienna,' or go behind the scenes at the Spanish Riding School to see its famed Lipizzaner stallions. This evening, you might enjoy an optional classical concert or celebrate the bottling of this year's wine vintage among the locals at a high-spirited optional Heurigen dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4: Krems, Austria

After breakfast, disembark in Krems and set off for Gottweig, a working Benedictine abbey that owns many of the vineyards along the Danube. See the splendid ceiling fresco in its imperial stairwell, one of the largest in the world. Visit the abbey church, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Alternately, you may instead choose to explore your environs by bicycle, enjoying a ride along a riverside bike path considered one of Europe's most scenic. Afterward, rejoin your ship and cruise leisurely through the captivating Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste some local Austrian specialties during lunch on board, taking in views of attractive towns and castle ruins along the way. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5: Passau, Germany

Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town's narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. See the New Bishop's Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe's largest church organ.* Enjoy lunch on board your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. Alternately, you may instead journey into the countryside on an optional excursion to a local farm where you will have the opportunity to join a festive Bavarian party, experiencing traditional German music and food and tasting locally brewed beer. Or, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to explore glorious Salzburg; visit the Italianate Old Town, see settings from the film The Sound of Music and enjoy lunch at Austria's oldest restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Regensburg, Germany

After breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour through the scenic town of Regensburg, considered one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities. See one of the largest groupings of 13th- and 14th-century church spires, towers and patrician houses north of the Alps. You also encounter the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge, St. Peter's Cathedral and a number of idyllic courtyards. Take time to stroll the streets, shop or visit Germany's oldest restaurant, the Alte Wurstkuche. Lunch is served on board your ship.

This afternoon, enjoy scenic cruising along the Danube River, or take an optional excursion to visit Weltenburg Abbey and experience a short cruise through a stunning mountain pass, one of the most breathtakingly scenic bends in the Danube Narrows. Travel by road to Kelheim and board a ferryboat to explore the 400-foot chalk cliffs and dramatic scenery of the Danube Narrows. Visit Weltenburg Abbey*, renowned for the dark ale brewed here by monks since 1050, then rejoin your ship in Kelheim in time for dinner. Alternately, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to see the highlights of the grand city of Munich. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7: Nuremberg, Germany

When you awake this morning, your ship will be on the Main-Danube Canal, an engineering marvel that stretches 106 miles from Kelheim on the Danube to Bamberg on the Main River. It began as Charlemagne's dream in 793 and was completed in 1992 with 16 locks that raise the water level 1,332 feet. Today, it enables river travel from the North Sea to the Black Sea.

Disembark in Roth to take a shuttle directly to Nuremberg and begin exploring; or, stay on board to enjoy cruising this legendary canal and arrive in Nuremberg, Bavaria's second largest city, around lunchtime. After lunch, take a city tour that features a drive to Zeppelin Field, the former Nazi parade grounds, and Congress Hall. You will also drive by the Palace of Justice, the venerable vestige of the Nuremberg Trials. Then visit medieval Nuremberg Castle. Your tour comes to a close with a walk from the imperial palace grounds, past the Albrecht Durer House and on to the Main Market Square with its elaborate Gothic fountain. Afterward you have some time on your own to explore.

Alternately, you can join an optional World War II tour. Visit Zeppelin Field on foot, see Congress Hall and spend time at the illuminating Documentation Center Museum. After, visit Courtroom 600 at the Palace of Justice (unless court is in session) before heading to Nuremberg's medieval Old Town, enclosed within ancient city walls. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8: Nuremberg, Germany

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 nights in Prague, Czech Republic, including a tour of Old Town and Prague Castle. (Breakfast)

Tour extensions

Pre Cruise: 2 nights in Budapest from £309
Post Cruise: 3 nights in Prague from £539

Various Dates in 2019 from April to December

Guide Prices

Please note that these should be seen as a guideline only - please call us for up to date availability and an exact costing. Prices are 'per person' based on 2 adults sharing one room.

Starting prices are from £1595 per person to £2795 per person, including the £500 per person discount. A number of cabin upgrades are available. Prices include flights from London.
The discount period ends on 31 December 2018.

What's Included?

  • Return flights from London and up to 14 regional airports
  • River-view stateroom
  • All on board meals
  • Quality wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Specialty tea and coffee any time on board
  • An included shore excursion in almost every port
  • No corkage fee
  • Evening entertainment
  • FREE Gratuities + FREE Drinks Package (book by 31 December)

Plus for guests of 'On Your Travels'

  • One easy point of contact all the way through the booking process
  • Complimentary Fast Track through security at your UK airport
  • Complimentary Guide Book
  • VIP Lounge Special - just £7 per person!
  • £50 Travel Voucher per adult


Make an enquiry


More Details & Booking

Call       01462 677 111

Visit     65 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3BJ

email   holidays@onyourtravels.co.uk

Mon-Fri: 9.30am to 5.30pm,   Sat: 10am - 4pm

Members of Global Travel Group Plc

On Your Travels S2461. We act as the Global Travel Group plc in connection with the sale of travel products. Unless specified as the operator, the Global Travel Group plc is the agent of the ATOL protected tour operators and other principals.

100% Financially Protected

Every holiday you buy from us is 100% financially protected and covered by ATOL. You will receive the new style yellow ATOL certificate with your confirmation. Please note that ATOL does not cover travel where you have not booked any flights through us.

© On Your Travels 2018