Danube Three Capitals

Visit spectacular capital cities and charming medieval towns on this superb itinerary along the Danube from Linz

Cruise Only - Package Possible
6 nights from £994pp

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Your journey starts in Linz before boarding your ship in the magnificent Austrian capital of Vienna. Continue to the dramatic city of Budapest, the 'Pearl of the Danube'. Cruise from Bratislava in Slovakia to Dürnstein and stunning Wachau Valley to Melk.

This is a cruise packed with wonderful architecture, interesting history, beautiful scenery and a superb range of optional excurions, from a traditional Puzsta and horse show in Kalosca in Hungary, to a guided tour of Schönbrunn Castle and the Hofburg, the Habsburg palace in Vienna.

E146 Operated by CroisiEurope

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E147 - PAV_PP: Three Capitals Itinerary

Day 1 - Linz (Austria)

Embark your ship at 6pm and settle into your cabin. Depart for Vienna at 6.30pm at the latest. Presentation of the crew during a welcome cocktail, and dinner on board this evening.

Day 2 - Vienna

Arrive in Vienna for a choice of optional excursions. This morning there is the choice to visit the Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, or perhaps discover the high art of Viennese living visiting back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. This afternoon there is the option to visit the Hofburg Palace. This evening, two optional excursions take you on a tour of Vienna by night or onboard waltzing lessons.

Day 3 - Budapest (Hungary)

Enjoy the scenery as we spend this morning cruising the Danube river, arriving in Budapest just after lunch. In the afternoon there is an optional guided tour of Budapest. There is a second optional excursion - a bike ride taking in the important sights of the city. Back on board for dinner followed by an evening of 'operatta music'. Overnight stopover in Budapest.

Day 4 - Budapest

After breakfast have a free day in Budapest (excluding lunch) or depart by coach for the optional excursion to the Puszta, also known as the Great Plain, which in the 19th century was the Wild West of Hungary. Cruise through the night to Bratislava.

Day 5 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Morning sailing to Bratislava. In the afternoon there is an optional guided tour of Bratislava. Highlights of the charming capital of Slovakia include Baroque palaces and pleasant squares. There is an additional optional excursion - a hike through the breathtaking scenery of the Little Carpathians, taking in Devin Castle. Back on board at the end of the afternoon and continue the cruise to Durnstein. Gala dinner on board.

Day 6 - Durnstein (Austria)

Explore Durnstein, a charming town that contains an astonishing abbey, which has one of the most beautiful Baroque bell towers in Austria. Back on board for lunch then depart to Melk. Cross the Wachau Valley and arrive in Melk. This afternoon visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk on an optional guided tour. Back on board for dinner and continue to Linz.

Day 7 - Linz

Arrive in Linz early in the morning. Breakfast on board then disembark at 9am.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • Six nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Cruise itinerary as described
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Europe
Sep 14£1143£1398
Ship: Modigliani
May 19, 25; Jun 16, 22£1143£1398
Jul 04, 10, 16, 22, 28£994£1249
Ship: Vivaldi
Apr 14, 20£1082£1337
Jul 02£1161£1416
Sep 17; Oct 15£1293£1548

Price Information

  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements - Victor Hugo, Symphonie, Modigliani and Europe
  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £105pp 2018: £119pp
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £125pp 2018: £141pp
  • Suite Main Deck - 2017: £111pp
  • Suite Upper Deck - 2017: £235pp
  • Suite - 2018: £141pp
  • Single Supplement - 2017: £268 2018: £497
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements - Vivaldi
  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement - 2018: £141pp
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - 2018: £176pp
  • Suite - 2018: £176pp
  • Single Supplement - £598
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