• Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Melk Abbey
  • Belvedere Palace, Vienna
  • William Shakespeare
  • Melk Abbey

Blue Danube Treasures

A fascinating 7-night cruise along the beautiful Blue Danube, home to classical composers and magnificent capital cities, with flights from Manchester or Leeds Bradford airport

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7 Nights from £1049pp

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Fantastic cruise with LBA or MAN flights!

Join luxurious ship in Budapest and cruise north to Esztergom, once the capital of Hungary, before exploring the beautiful old town of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.

Visit the romantic town of Dürnstein where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, and the remarkable monastery in Melk, with its 200m long Emperor’s Gallery lined with portraits of Austrian emperors.

Enjoy a tour of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music. Explore classical Vienna, home of Strauss and many great composers, with its spectacular architecture and Spanish Riding School. Arrive back in imperial Budapest for a guided tour of this palatial city.

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Day 1 : UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from Manchester or Leeds Bradford Airport to Budapest where a coach will take you to your luxurious ship.

Day 2 : Esztergom

The ship cruises to Esztergom, the seat of the country's Archbishop. Admire the Renaissance basilica, Hungary's largest church, and see the castle, home to the government until the 16th century.

Day 3 : Bratislava (Slovakia)

Discover Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia with its baroque old town, on a guided tour. Admire the 17th-century fortress, before rejoining the ship and cruising into Lower Austria through spectacular locks.

Day 4 : Durnstein (Austria) - Melk

Durnstein is renowned for its blue baroque town and being the location where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. After lunch, head to Melk's magnificent Benedictine abbey.

Day 5 : Salzburg

The ship moors in Linz. Disembark for a short drive to Salzburg, the setting for 'The Sound of Music' and once home to Mozart. See architectural highlights on a guided tour, before spending the afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 : Vienna

Discover the baroque palaces and impressive galleries of Vienna, Austria's magnificent capital. Highlights include Hofburg Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral. Enjoy a sightseeing tour before spending time at leisure. There is a traditional music recital on board this evening.

Day 7 : Budapest (Hungary)

After lunch there is a guided tour of Budapest, split in two by the River Danube. There is Buda, built around the hilltop fortress, and Pest. Admire the Hungarian parliament which dominates the riverbank. Farewell gala dinner this evening.

Day 8 : Budapest - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Manchester or Leeds Bradford.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emily Bronte, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, Robert Burns, Thomas Hardy or William Shakespeare
  • Return flights from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester Airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Selected shore excursions
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £99pp with 2018 itineraries

2018 Departures

Manchester Airport

Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
Sep 17, 24£1749
Oct 01£1599
Oct 08£1499
Oct 15£1349
Oct 22£1049
Ship: Oscar Wilde Our Price From
Sep 06, 20£1749
Ship: Robert Burns Our Price From
Apr 06£1149
Apr 13£1249
Apr 20£1349
May 11£1499
May 18£1549
May 25£1599
Jun 01, 08£1699
Aug 10, 17, 24£1449
Aug 31£1649
Sep 07, 14, 21£1749
Sep 28£1649
Oct 05£1549
Oct 12£1499
Ship: Thomas Hardy Our Price From
Apr 01£1049
Apr 08£1149
Apr 15£1249
Apr 22£1349
Jun 24£1699
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Aug 05, 12, 19£1449
Aug 26£1549
Oct 14£1349
Oct 21£1149
Oct 28£1049
Ship: William Shakespeare Our Price From
May 17£1449
May 24£1549
May 31; Jun 07, 14, 21£1599
Jun 28£1549
Jul 05, 12£1399

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Leeds Bradford Airport

Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
Sep 17£1749
Oct 08£1499
Oct 15£1349
Oct 22£1049
Ship: Robert Burns Our Price From
Apr 06£1149
Apr 13£1249
Apr 20£1349
May 11£1499
May 18£1549
May 25£1599
Jun 01, 08£1699
Aug 10, 17, 24£1449
Aug 31£1649
Sep 07, 14, 21£1749
Sep 28£1649
Oct 05£1549

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a Lower Deck cabin
  • Single supplements and flight supplements may apply
  • Jane Austen Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Lower Deck Superior Suite - £100pp
  • Middle Deck Standard - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Stern Suite - £450pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Suite - £600pp
  • Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy and Robert Burns Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Middle Deck Suite - £300pp
  • Middle Deck Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Suite - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Superior Suite - £600pp
  • Upper Deck Stern Superior Suite - £500pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite - £900pp
  • Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Middle Deck Standard - £300pp
  • Upper Deck Standard - £400pp
  • Upper Deck Deluxe Balcony Suite - £900pp
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