• 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

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
7 Nights from £1019pp

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Fantastic cruise with LBA or MAN flights!

No single supplement! Applies to selected departures. Subject to availability. 1 Nov 2018 departure is exclusively for solo travellers

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
  • 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

Cruise Extensions

  • Budapest Extension Enjoy a 3-night hotel stay in Budapest. Includes tours of Visegrad, Szentendre, Budapest, Godollo and Puszta - from £499pp.

Special Features

  • A drinks package including draught beer, house wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner can be purchased for £99pp (2018) or £109pp (2019)

2018 Departures

Manchester Airport

Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
Sep 24£1859
Oct 01£1609
Oct 08£1509
Oct 15£1359
Oct 22£1059
Ship: Oscar Wilde Our Price From
Aug 23£1459
Sep 20£1749
Oct 11£1509
Oct 18£1359
Ship: Robert Burns Our Price From
Aug 31£1759
Sep 21£1859
Sep 28£1759
Oct 05£1559
Oct 12£1509
Ship: Thomas Hardy Our Price From
Aug 26£1559
Oct 14£1359
Oct 21£1159
Oct 28£1059

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
Aug 31; Sep 14£1749
Sep 21£1849
Sep 28£1749
Oct 05£1549

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Manchester Airport

Ship: Charles Dickens Our Price From
May 19£1499
May 26£1599
Jun 02, 09, 16£1649
Aug 18£1449
Aug 25£1549
Sep 01, 08, 15, 22£1749
Ship: Emily Bronte Our Price From
Sep 05, 12, 19, 26£1849
Oct 03£1649
Oct 10£1549
Oct 17£1349
Oct 24£1149
Ship: Robert Burns Our Price From
Apr 08£1149
Apr 15£1249
Apr 22£1349
Jun 24£1749
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Aug 05, 12, 19£1549
Oct 14£1449
Oct 21£1249
Oct 28£1049
Ship: Thomas Hardy Our Price From
Apr 01£1049
Apr 08£1149
Apr 15£1249
Aug 26£1649
Sep 02£1849
Oct 07£1649
Oct 21£1249
Ship: William Wordsworth Our Price From
Apr 05£1149
Apr 12£1249
Apr 19£1349
Jul 05, 12, 19, 26; Aug 02, 09, 16, 23; Oct 11£1549
Oct 18£1349
Oct 25£1049

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Leeds Bradford Airport

Ship: Robert Burns Our Price From
Apr 08£1119
Apr 22£1319
Jun 24£1719
Jul 08, 22; Aug 05£1519
Ship: Thomas Hardy Our Price From
Aug 26£1619
Sep 02£1819
Oct 14£1419
Ship: William Wordsworth Our Price From
Apr 05£1119
Apr 12£1219
Apr 19£1319
Jul 12, 26; Aug 09£1519
Oct 18£1319
Oct 25£1019

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
  • Emily Bronte, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy, Robert Burns and William Wordsworth 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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