• Passau
  • Nuremberg
  • Natural History Museum, Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • River Danube

Danube Explorer

Explore the fascinating capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava on this Danube holiday, with Manchester flights, shore excursions and complimentary drinks

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
7 Nights from £1395pp

Emerald Waterways
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Discover historic Budapest, graceful Vienna and stylish Bratislava, the magnificent capital cities of the celebrated Blue Danube on this fascinating holiday.

Cruising through the spectacular scenery of Austria's Wachau Valley, stop to admire the beautiful Benedictine Abbey at Melk with its fine Italian architecture, and Durnstein where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades. Enjoy a fascinating range of included guided tours including baroque Passau and medieval Regensburg.

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Melk Abbey

Day 1 : UK – Nuremburg (Germany)

Fly from Manchester to Munich and transfer by coach to your deluxe ship in Nuremburg. (D)

Day 2 : Kelheim – Regensburg

Cruise along the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim before continuing along the Danube to medieval Regensburg. Take a guided walking tour of the town including the old merchants’ quarter and the picturesque Old Town Hall. Alternatively, enjoy an optional visit to a brewery. This evening’s on-board entertainment is a traditional Bavarian Band. Welcome dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 : Passau

Take a walking tour of Passau's cobblestone streets, magnificent hilltop Oberhaus Fortress and ornate architecture of St Stephan’s cathedral. Alternatively there is an optional full day excursion to Salzburg in Austria (2017 only), or a visit to the small town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic (2017 only). (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Melk (Austria) – Durnstein

In 2017, discover the impressive Benedictine Abbey in Melk with its magnificent fresco ceilings. Later, cruise the picturesque Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Join the guided bike ride along the Danube river or opt for the hike up to Durnstein Castle. In 2018, enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey or join the guided bike ride from Melk to Durnstein. Later, cruise the Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Those feeling active can join a guided hike to the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Vienna

Enjoy a coach tour of Vienna and see the famous Opera House and Hofburg Imperial Palace, before exploring on foot. Alternatively, the more active can enjoy a guided bike tour. There is time this afternoon to explore this fascinating city at leisure. Alternatively, there is an optional visit to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace (2017 only). This evening, there is an optional trip to a Viennese concert. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Bratislava (Slovakia)

Take the guided tour of Bratislava's Old Town which is home to many historical buildings including the majestic Mirbach Palace, impressive Gothic cathedral and Michael’s Gate, one of the town's oldest structures. Enjoy a special afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family, before heading back to the ship for the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Budapest (Hungary)

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city and home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Buda Castle Quarter and Heroes’ Square. The guided tour takes in the iconic Chain Bridge. This evening cruise along the Danube and enjoy a traditional Hungarian Farewell Dinner.

Day 8 : Budapest - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Return flights from Manchester
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Guided shore excursions and EmeraldPLUS activities
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance

2018 Departures

Nuremberg to Budapest

Ship: Emerald Ships Our Price From
May 06£2295
May 19£2495
May 25; Jun 12£1995
Jul 01£1995
Jul 24£2095
Jul 28£2295
Aug 31£1795
Sep 08£2495
Sep 22£1995

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Budapest to Nuremberg

Ship: Emerald Ships Our Price From
Apr 29£2095
May 12; Jun 15£1995
Jun 24£1795
Jul 03£1995
Jul 21; Aug 24£1795
Sep 01£2495
Sep 15£2195
Oct 19£1395

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E cabin. Single supplements are available - please contact us
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat D - £100pp
  • Cat C - £600pp
  • Cat B - £800pp
  • Cat A - £1000pp
  • Cat S - £1500pp
  • Cat SA - £2200pp

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