Three Countries River Cruise 2018

This river cruise leads you through some of the most enchanting cities of Europe –  Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest – along the beautiful blue Danube. Enjoy 7 nights, 8 days onboard, exploring some of the most delightful cities Europe has to offer.

Also visits Melk in Austria and Kalocsa & Esztergom in Hungary.

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DESTINATION Danube River Cruise
FROM Vienna
DATE April – October 2018
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE From €1,619 pp

This river cruise leads you through some of the most enchanting cities of Europe –  Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest. Enjoy 7 nights, 8 days onboard, exploring some of the most delightful cities Europe has to offer.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND Dublin to Vienna – Times to Follow
RETURN Vienna to Dublin – Times to Follow

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Vienna, Austria:

On arrival in Vienna you will be transferred to the port where you can leave your bags onboard your river cruiser, then you are free for the day to explore the city and have some lunch.

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to your crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will sail towards Melk through the night.

Day 2: Melk, Austria & Dürnstein, Austria:

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the Melk Abbey. We’ll then cruise to Dürnstein, passing through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Once we arrive, we’ll take a tour of Dürnstein.

Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia:

Join us for the optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the capital of Slovakia. The baroque palaces and the beautiful shaded squares make the charm of Bratislava, which Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear.
DISCOVER: Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 4: Kalocsa, Hungary:

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: The Puszta, including a horse show. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 5: Budapest, Hungary:

Join us for the optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, the metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, on one bank with its rolling hills and valleys; and Pest, on the other, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. You’ll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest.
optional excursion : Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. 
In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 6: Esztergom, Hungary:

Once we arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7: Vienna, Austria:

Join us for the optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Castle.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We’ll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus(1) concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry. 
In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Hofburg Palace. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).

Day 8: Vienna, Austria:

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.. After Breakfast you will be taken directly to the airport for your return flight to Dublin.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

7 Nights accommodation aboard your 4 Anchor (4 Star) river cruiser MS Beethoven, operated by Croisieurope. (See ship info tab for more information on your river cruiser)

River Cruiser

CroisiEurope has a fleet of 26 Prestige boats with cabins, which ply the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Spacious and light, they offer a welcoming and refined setting. Accommodation capacity varies from 100 to 180 passengers depending on the boat’s design. At the cutting edge of technology, their facilities offer comfort and safety.

Carefully maintained and partially renovated each year, the CroisiEurope fleet is largely made up of recently built vessels, less than five years old, all with Veritas certification.

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
20 April 2018 €1,749 Main Deck Book Now
11 May 2018 €1,899 Main Deck Book Now
18 May 2018 €1,759 Main Deck Book Now
25 May 2018 €1,759 Main Deck Book Now
15 June 2018 €1,619 Main Deck Book Now
22 June 2018 €1,899 Main Deck Book Now
29 June 2018 €1,899 Main Deck Book Now
06 July 2018 €1,699 Main Deck Book Now
13 July 2018 €1,699 Main Deck Book Now
20 July 2018 €1,699 Main Deck Book Now
03 August 2018 €1,839 Main Deck Book Now
10 August 2018 €1,699 Main Deck Book Now
24 August 2018 €1,699 Main Deck Book Now
31 August 2018 €1,839 Main Deck Book Now
21 September 2018 €1,899 Main Deck Book Now
05 October 2018 €1,759 Main Deck Book Now

Upgrade to Middle Deck €165 pp
Upgrade to Upper Deck €210 pp

Price Inclusions

  • Direct Flights to Vienna with Aer Lingus.
  • Transfers from Airport to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 7 nights on the river cruiser, based on 2 sharing a main deck cabin
  • Superb French Cuisine ~ All Meals onboard are included on a full board basis from dinner on the 1st day to breakfast on the last day
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks speciality coffees and tea
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Transfer from the quay to the airport
  • Return flight to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges of €120
  • 1 bag prepaid per person 15kgs, & 1 carry on bag of up to 10kgs also included per person.

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Single Supplement €690
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable booking deposit of €200 per person is required at time of booking along with your First Name & Surname as it appears on your passport & your nationality.
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

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