• Passau
  • Nuremberg
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava Castle
  • 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 with lunch and dinner onboard

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7 Nights from £1895pp

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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.

Admire the iconic buildings along Vienna's famous Ringstrasse, discover the majestic Mirbach Palace in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Budapest, a city which straddles the Danube.

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Melk Abbey
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Day 1 : UK – Nuremburg (Germany)

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

Day 2 : Kelheim – Regensburg

This morning, cruise the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim before continuing along the Danube to medieval Regensburg. Enjoy a guided walking tour with highlights including the picturesque Old Town Hall. 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, situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz. Stroll along the cobblestone streets, see the magnificent hilltop Oberhaus Fortress and discover the ornate architecture of St Stephan’s cathedral, home to the world’s largest cathedral organ.(B,L,D)

Day 4 : Melk (Austria) – Durnstein

Enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey or join the bike ride from Melk to Durnstein. Later, cruise the stunning Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned at Durnstein Castle after returning from the crusades. Those feeling active can join a guided hike to the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Vienna

Vienna, known as the 'City of Music' is a fascinating fusion of old and new. Enjoy a coach tour along the Ringstrasse where you’ll see the famous Opera House and Hofburg Imperial Palace, before exploring on foot. Alternatively, the more active can join the guided bike tour of the city. This evening, there is an optional trip to a Viennese concert. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Bratislava (Slovakia)

Explore Bratislava on a guided tour of the Old Town which is home to many historical buildings including the magnificent Mirbach Palace, impressive Gothic cathedral of St Martin and Michael’s Gate, one of the oldest of the town’s structures. Later, enjoy a special afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family or join a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, before heading back to the ship for the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in Budapest, Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city and home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Buda Castle Quarter and Heroes’ Square. Your guided tour takes you to the sights including the iconic Chain Bridge. There is also the option to join a guided hike up Buda Hill. The day concludes with an evening cruise along the Danube where you’ll enjoy a traditional Hungarian Farewell Dinner with folk music. (B,L,D)

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
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight Dinners including a Welcome Dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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