• Bratislava Castle
  • 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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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.

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.

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

Cruise to Esztergom, Hungary's capital during the medieval times and today the seat of the country's Archbishop. The town is famed for its great Renaissance basilica, Hungary's largest church, and the castle which was seat of the government until the 16th century Ottoman invasion. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous neoclassical basilica, home to the one of the world's largest altarpieces.

Day 3 : Bratislava (Slovakia)

Explore the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, which has a beautifully restored baroque old town on a guided tour. Visit the 17th century fortress and enjoy the views across the Danube. This afternoon cruise into Lower Austria through the fascinating locks.

Day 4 : Durnstein (Austria) - Melk

Durnstein is famous for its ice-blue baroque town dominating the river and for being the location where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Enjoy a guided walking tour, then after lunch, visit the magnificent abbey at Melk which was reconstructed in a baroque style.

Day 5 : Salzburg

Moor in Linz where there is a guided tour of this baroque town, or take a short drive to Salzburg which was the setting for 'The Sound of Music' and was home to the famous composer Mozart. Enjoy a guided tour through the city to the architectural highlights and through the charming narrow streets before an afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 : Vienna

Explore the magnificent capital of city of Vienna with its baroque palaces, grand boulevards and impressive galleries. Highlights of Vienna include St Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School. Get an insight into this cultural city on a sightseeing tour before time to explore at leisure. Enjoy a traditional music recital on board this evening.

Day 7 : Budapest (Hungary)

After lunch, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Budapest. The twin areas of Buda, built around the hilltop fortress, and Pest. The banks of the river are dominated by the impressive neo-gothic Parliament building. Enjoy a farewell gala dinner this evening with Hungarian folklore show.

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 between Budapest airport and the ship
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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 from £109pp

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