RIVER CRUISE BLUE DANUBE

River Cruise by Europa Danube River
8 days 585€

Description

BLUE DANUBE

Embark on a breathtaking 8-day cruise along the Danube River, and immerse yourself in the unique beauty of the stunning landscapes that unfold before you. The journey begins in the charming city of Passau, where the Danube meets the Inn and the Ilz rivers. As you set sail on the Danube, you'll be treated to magnificent views of the rolling hills and lush green forests that line the riverbanks.
As the ship cruises through the legendary Wachau valley, you'll be awed by the dramatic scenery of steep vineyards, hilltop castles, and picturesque towns that dot the landscape. This region is famous for its wine production, and you'll have the opportunity to sample some of the finest wines of the area during the cruise.
The next stop is the sophisticated imperial city of Vienna, known for its elegant architecture, rich cultural history, and vibrant arts scene. You'll have the whole day to explore this stunning city, from its grand palaces and opera houses to its bustling markets and quaint cafes.
Next up is the breathtaking city of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The ship arrives early in the morning, giving you plenty of time to explore this fascinating city with its stunning architecture, charming streets, and rich cultural heritage. From the Buda Castle to the Parliament House and the Great Synagogue, Budapest has something for everyone.
Last but not least, the cozy city of Bratislava awaits, with its rich history and fantastic range of cultural attractions. You'll have the whole day to explore this charming city, from its Old Town Hall to the unique Blue Church and the UFO Tower with its spectacular views.
Throughout the cruise, you'll enjoy delicious meals onboard, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a coffee station with small cookies and snacks available all day. With the stunning landscapes, fascinating cities, and delicious cuisine, this 8-day Danube River cruise is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


Dates

Departure From Arrival From Price From Reserve
10-07-2024 Vienna 17-07-2024 Vienna 1170.00 €
936.00 €
RESERVE
17-07-2024 Vienna 24-07-2024 Viena 1170.00 €
585.00 €
RESERVE
24-07-2024 Vienna 31-07-2024 Vienna 1170.00 €
585.00 €
RESERVE
16-10-2024 Vienna 23-10-2024 Vienna 975.00€ RESERVE
23-10-2024 Vienna 30-10-2024 Vienna 975.00€ RESERVE

Itinerary

Blue Danube
Duration 8 days
Departure date 10-07-2024 | 17-07-2024 | 24-07-2024 | 16-10-2024 | 23-10-2024 |
Cities Vienna, Durstein, Melk, Linz, Bratislava, Budapest, Esztergom,
Rivers Danube
The main attraction of this 8-day cruise is the unique beauty of the scenery offered by the Danube. The journey begins in the imperial city of Vienna and continues through the legendary Wachau Valley to the sophisticated and imperial cities of Budapest and Bratislava, which attract thousands of tourists every year with their rich history and culture.

DAY 1 VIENNA
Boarding at the river port from 16:00. Accommodation in cabins. Welcome cocktail. Overnight stopover in the city. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2 VIENNA
Full board on board. After breakfast, embark on an optional panoramic sightseeing tour of the most important sights of Austria's capital: the Opera House, the City Hall, the Parliament, the Burgtheater and the splendid Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your own pace or enjoy the optional visit to Schonbrunn Palace. At midnight, the ship will leave the Austrian capital and sail in the direction of the Wachau Valley. Overnight on board.       

DAY 3 DÜRNSTEIN / MELK
Full board on board. Today we wake up in Dürnstein, a charming town in the heart of the winding Wachau Valley with a medieval castle. From the pier you can directly access the historic town center on foot passing through the medieval town gates and up to the Pranger square. From here a beautiful view opens up over the ruins of the castle, famous as the place where Richard the Lionheart was supposedly imprisoned. Don't miss an opportunity to taste the typical wines of the Wachau region. 
At noon, we will leave Dürnstein to enjoy the scenery offered by the wonderful Wachau Valley. In the early afternoon, we moor in Melk, a small town located in the heart of the impressive Wachau Valley. It is world famous for the Benedictine Abbey perched atop a rock overlooking the river (optional visit). In the late afternoon, the ship will leave the town of Melk and sail towards Linz. Overnight on board.

DAY 4 LINZ
Full board on board. Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and a beautiful baroque city, located between the Danube Valley and the old salt route, it is since the 19th century the most important port on the middle Danube. Free day to discover the city. At lunchtime we will set sail for the capital of Slovakia. Overnight on board.

DAY 5 BRATISLAVA
Full board on board. Early in the morning we will arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Our optional guided tour will offer you a tour of this imperial city. We will see, among other fascinating sights, the National Theater, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, the old town hall and the impressive rock fortress. In the afternoon, we leave Bratislava for Budapest. Overnight on board.

DAY 6 BUDAPEST
Full board on board. After breakfast, we will arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary divided by the mighty Danube into two parts: traditional "Buda" and cosmopolitan "Pest". Our optional guided tour will take you along wide boulevards to the famous Parliament, the Opera House, Heroes' Square, the Market Square, the Chain Bridge and the Fisherman's Bastion with its spectacular views over the city. Budapest is not to be missed at night when the city dresses up. Discover it at your own pace. Night stopover. Overnight on board.

DAY 7 ESZTERGOM 
Full board on board. After breakfast, we will arrive in Esztergom. It is a relevant place in the history of Hungary, as it was the first capital of the Kingdom of Hungary and is where the first King, Stephen I, was crowned in the year 1000. The Basilica of Esztergom is the largest church in Hungary and is the symbol of the city. Inside is the largest organ in Hungary. At lunch time, we will sail to Vienna. In the evening, Captain's dinner. Overnight on board.           

DAY 8 VIENNA
Disembarkation after breakfast. End of our services.

10% DISCOUNT UP TO 180 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR FULL PAYMENT ONLY (this offer does not apply to other promotions). 

INCLUDED: accommodation in outside cabins; full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day; beverages: 1 glass of house wine or 1 tap beer, mineral water in pitchers, coffee, tea at lunch and dinner on board; welcome aperitif (limited hours); 5 o'clock tea with pastries or midnight aperitif; live music; welcome and farewell cocktail with one drink included; captain's dinner;  port and tourist taxes (75€/pax/cruise); medical assistance insurance; luggage handlers on board. pax); 

NOT INCLUDED: excursion package; beverages not mentioned; individual transfers; flights; cancellation insurance; gratuities (70€ pax/cruise); wi-fi; laundry service; minibar. 

OPTIONAL TOUR PACKAGE (FREE for min. 10 pax):
Budapest city tour;
City tour of Vienna;
City tour of Bratislava;
Melk Abbey. 
IMPORTANT: 
*Minimum group for each tour: 10 pax. If the required minimum is not met, the PVP of the 4 tour package is 170 eur/pax. 
*Only the package of 4 optional tours is available for pre-sale.

Day 1
VIENNA
Boarding at the river port from 16:00 onwards. Accommodation in the cabins. Welcome cocktail. Overnight stay in the city. Dinner and night on board.
Day 2
VIENNA
Full board on board. After breakfast, we will embark on an optional panoramic tour of the most important sights of the capital of Austria: the Opera House, the City Hall, the Parliament, the Burgtheater, and the splendid Imperial Palace of Hofburg. In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your own pace or opt for an optional visit to Schonbrunn Palace. At midnight, the ship will depart from the Austrian capital and sail towards the Wachau Valley. Night on board.
Day 3
DÜRNSTEIN / MELK
Full board on board. Today we wake up in Dürnstein, a charming village in the heart of the winding Wachau Valley with a medieval castle. From the dock, you can directly access the historic city center on foot, passing through the medieval city gates and reaching Pranger Square. From here, you'll have a beautiful view of the castle ruins, famous for being the place where Richard "the Lionheart" was supposedly imprisoned. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the typical wines of the Wachau region.
At noon, we will leave Dürnstein to enjoy the landscapes offered by the wonderful Wachau Valley. In the early afternoon, we will dock in Melk, a small town located in the heart of the impressive Wachau Valley. It is world-renowned for the Benedictine Abbey perched on a rock overlooking the river (optional visit). In the late afternoon, the ship will depart from the town of Melk and sail towards Linz. Night on board.
Day 4
LINZ
Full board on board. Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and a beautiful Baroque city, situated between the Danube Valley and the ancient salt route. Since the 19th century, it has been the most important port on the middle Danube. Free day to discover the city. At lunchtime, we will set sail towards the capital of Slovakia. Night on board.
Day 5
BRATISLAVA
Full board on board. In the early morning, we will arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Our optional guided tour will take you on a journey through this imperial city. You will see, among other fascinating places, the National Theater, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, the old town hall, and the impressive fortress atop a rock. In the afternoon, we will depart from Bratislava and set course for Budapest. Night on board.
Day 6
BUDAPEST
Full board on board. After breakfast, we will arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, divided by the mighty Danube into two parts: traditional "Buda" and cosmopolitan "Pest". Our optional guided tour will take you along broad boulevards to the famous Parliament, the Opera House, Heroes' Square, the Market Hall, the Chain Bridge, and the Fisherman's Bastion with its spectacular views over the city. You mustn't miss Budapest at night when the city dresses up in its finery. Discover it at your own pace. Overnight stay in the city. Night on board.
Day 7
ESZTERGOM
Full board on board. After breakfast, we will arrive in Esztergom. It is a significant place in Hungarian history, as it was the first capital of the Kingdom of Hungary and where the first King, Stephen I, was crowned in the year 1000. Esztergom Basilica is the largest church in Hungary and is the symbol of the city. Inside is the largest organ in Hungary. At lunchtime, we will set sail towards Vienna. In the evening, Captain's dinner will be served. Night on board.
Vienna
VIENNA
Disembarkation after breakfast. End of our services.

Ship MS "Fidelio"

Technical Details

Launched - 1995, Holland | Complete renovation - 2012 | Length - 110 m. | Beam - 11.4 m. | Draft - 1.35 m. | Passenger capacity - 146 pax. | Voltage - 220 V. | Official currency on board - EUR. *Vessel classification has been given at our own discretion


Amenities

Restaurant, 3 bars, wellness area with sauna, jacuzzi and fitness area & swimming pool. Easily accessible medical services on land. All meals are served in the cozy restaurant "Panorama". You will be attended by a friendly and highly professional team. Payments can be made in Euros or with credit cards (Visa/Mastercard). Smoking is prohibited on board the ship, except on the Sun Deck.


Accommodation

All cabins (approx. 14 m²) are exterior, comfortable and tastefully decorated and have shower/WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, telephone, safe, individually controlled heating/air conditioning. The windows of the Lower Deck cabins are fixed and cannot be opened. The Main Deck cabins have opening panoramic windows, and the Upper Deck cabins have French balconies. All double beds can be separated. Staterooms 353, 354, 359 and 360 on the Upper Deck have bathtubs instead of showers.


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