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.
|DESTINATION||Danube River Cruise|
|DATE||July – October 2017|
|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.
|OUTBOUND||Dublin 11.30 Vienna 15.15|
|RETURN||Vienna 15.55 Dublin 17.50|
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.
Embark the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour of Vienna by night.
DISCOVERY: Onboard waltzing lessons.
Our ship will cruise to Melk through the night.
Day 2: Melk, Austria:
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: visit the Melk Abbey. We’ll then cruise up the beautiful Wachau Valley all the way to Dürnstein, passing gothic ruins and picturesque villages along the way. Once we arrive, we’ll take a tour of this charming medieval town with our hostess. We’ll return on board at the end of the afternoon and continue cruising towards Bratislava.
Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia:
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC : guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.
DISCOVERY: Hiking in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.
The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Kalocsa.
Day 4: Kalocsa, Hungary:
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: the Puszta, its wonderful landscapes and unusual fauna (including a traditional horse show). The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Budapest, reaching it in the night.
Day 5: Budapest, Hungary:
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
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 (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. In the evening, optional excursion for both packages: evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. Our ship will sail to Esztergom through the night.
Day 6: Esztergom, Hungary:
Once we arrive, enjoy some free time in Esztergom, one of the oldest cities in Hungary. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Vienna. Tonight is our gala evening. Our ship will sail through the night.
Day 7: Vienna, Austria:
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienna and the 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 concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
In the afternoon, optional excursion for both packages: guided tour of the Hofburg Palace. Optional evening excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
DISCOVERY: An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. You’ll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you’ll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.
We’ll remain in port overnight.
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)
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.
Dates & Prices
|30 June 2017||€1,959||Main Deck||Book Now|
|30 June 2017||€2,099||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|30 June 2017||€2,199||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|07 July 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|07 July 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|07 July 2017||€1,849||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|14 July 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|14 July 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|14 July 2017||€1,849||UpperDeck||Book Now|
|21 July 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|21 July 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|21 July 2017||€1,849||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|28 July 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|28 July 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|28 July 2017||€1,849||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|04 August 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|04 August 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|04 August 2017||€1,849||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|11 August 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|11 August 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|11 August 2017||€1,849||UpperDeck||Book Now|
|18 August 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|18 August 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|18 August 2017||€1,849||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|25 August 2017||€1,679||Main Deck||Book Now|
|25 August 2017||€1,819||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|25 August 2017||€1,849||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|01 September 2017||€1,739||Main Deck||Book Now|
|01 September 2017||€1,879||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|01 September 2017||€1,899||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|08 September 2017||€1,739||Main Deck||Book Now|
|08 September 2017||€1,879||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|08 September 2017||€1,899||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|15 September 2017||€1,739||Main Deck||Book Now|
|15 September 2017||€1,879||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|15 September 2017||€1,899||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|22 September 2017||€1,739||Main Deck||Book Now|
|22 September 2017||€1,879||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|22 September 2017||€1,899||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|29 September 2017||€1,739||Main Deck||Book Now|
|29 September 2017||€1,879||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|29 September 2017||€1,899||Upper Deck||Book Now|
|06 October 2017||€1,619||Main Deck||Book Now|
|06 October 2017||€1,759||Middle Deck||Book Now|
|06 October 2017||€1,789||Upper Deck||Book Now|
- 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 specialty 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.
- Optional insurance €29 (conditions apply)
- Single Supplement €380
- 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.