RIVER CRUISE LAS PERLAS DEL DANUBIO

River Cruise by Europe Danube River
8 days 1210€
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Description

CLASSIC DANUBE

Embark on a breathtaking 7-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 7-day Danube River cruise is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


Dates

Departure From Arrival From Price From Reserve
16-09-2024 Vienna 23-09-2024 Vienna 1210.00€ RESERVE

Itinerary

Classic Danube
Duration 8 days
Departure date 16-09-2024 |
Cities Viena, Dürnstein, Melk, Budapest, Bratislava, Esztergom
Rivers Danube

DAY 1 VIENNA

Boarding at Nussdorf pier 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 Town Hall, the Parliament, the Burgtheater and the splendid Imperial Hofburg 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 towards the Wachau Valley. Overnight 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 quay you can directly access the historic town centre on foot through the medieval town gates to the Prangerplatz. From here you have a beautiful view 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 leave Dürnstein to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Wachau Valley. In the early afternoon, we moor in Melk, a small town in the heart of the impressive Wachau Valley. It is world famous for the Benedictine Abbey perched on top of a rock overlooking the river (optional visit). In the late afternoon, the boat will leave 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, situated 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 sightseeing tour of this imperial city. We will see, among other fascinating sights, the National Theatre, 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 an important 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 (Nussdorf pier). 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: beer on tap, house wine, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea from 09:30 to 23:00 hours; welcome aperitif (limited hours); 5 o'clock tea with pastries or midnight snack; coffee station; live music; welcome and farewell cocktail with a drink included; captain's dinner; port and tourist taxes (75€/pax/cruise); medical assistance insurance; porters on board.   


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.


Ship MS "Crucestar"

Technical Details

Length: 110 m | Beam: 11.4m | Draft: 1.5m | Speed: 23 km/h | Remodelling: 2009 | Currency on board: Euro | Accepted cards: Visa, Mastercard. | Passenger capacity - 154. | Voltage 220V. *Vessel classification has been given at our own discretion


Amenities

This ship is equipped with the most modern facilities that will guarantee a comfortable and relaxing cruise. The restaurant and the lounge bar are located on the Superior bridge, offering passengers the possibility of moving through public areas without going downstairs. Onboard, there is an elevator that connects the Middle and Upper decks. On the Sol bridge there is a promenade area with chairs, tables, loungers and a jacuzzi. From here you can enjoy panoramic views under the shade of an awning. A small library is available to customers on board the ship. Wi-Fi is subject to additional cost and is available throughout the ship.


Accommodation

The tourist cabins are distributed over three decks. All have shower and toilet, satellite television with a channel that shows images from the camera installed in the bow of the ship, hairdryer, safe, internal telephone. The standard cabins are compact (about 11m2) and have a small window. During the day, one bed is put away and the other is converted into a comfortable sofa. The deluxe cabins, recently remodeled, are more spacious (about 14m2) and have 2 beds that can be joined or separated. They are equiped with large opening windows. Cabin No. 218 offers the possibility of triple accommodation.


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