Three Capitals from Vienna

Journey along the Danube from the musical city of Vienna exploring the spectacular capital cities of Bratislava and Budapest

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7 nights from £974pp

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Begin this three capitals cruise in Vienna, the capital of Austria. Discover the delights of Vienna including its monuments and Parliament before cruising to Melk with its magnificent Benedictine abbey.

Cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley and visit Durnstein before arriving in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Enjoy a visit to Kalosca in Hungary en route to your third and final capital city on this cruise, Budapest.

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 Habsburg palace in Vienna.

E147 Operated by CroisiEurope

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WBB - Three Capitals Cruise from Vienna Itinerary

Day 1 - Vienna (Austria)

Embark at 6pm and settle into your cabin. Presentation of the crew during the welcome cocktail and dinner on board this evening. Free time or optional guided tour of Vienna by night. In 2017, there is the opportunity to take optional on board waltzing lessons or explore Vienna by night.

Day 2 - Melk

Arrive in Melk in the morning and perhaps take the optional excursion to Melk's beautiful Benedictine abbey. Return on board for lunch and cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley towards Durnstein, arriving early afternoon. Free time in Durnstein. Return on board and cruise towards Bratislava.

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Arrive in Bratislava and perhaps take the optional tour of the city, taking in baroque palaces and shaded squares. There is a second optional excursion available - a guided hike through the Little Carpathians, taking in Devin Castle . Return on board for lunch and cruise towards Kalocsa in Hungary. Afternoon of cruising and dinner on board.

Day 4 - Kalocsa (Hungary)

After breakfast on board the ship will arrive in Kalosca. Optional excursion to to the Puzsta, including a horse show. Return on board for lunch. Afternoon and cruising towards Budapest the 'Pearl of Danube'.

Day 5 - Budapest

Spend some free time in Budapest or take the optional guided tour of the city. Discover Buda with its impressive Baroque buildings and Pest, with its mix of architectural styles. Perhaps take the alternative optional excursion which is a guided bike ride through the city. This is also an optional excursion to visit the Gellert Baths and Spa. After dinner on board, there is a free evening or an optional traditional show in Budapest.

Day 6 - Budapest - Esztergom

Arrival early morning in Esztergom. Free visit to Esztergom, first capital of Hungary under the Arpad dynasty. Esztergom is a city which offers wonderful architecture. Lunch on board followed by an afternoon of cruising before this evening's Gala Dinner.

Day 7 - Vienna (Austria)

The ship arrives back in Vienna early this morning. After breakfast you may wish to take the optional guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Castle. A second optional excursion includes a guided walk through the city and visit to the Konzerthaus concert hall. Return on board for lunch. Free afternoon or optional guided tour of Hofburg: the Habsbourg Palace. Return on board for dinner. In the evening, there is the option to attend a concert of Viennese music (optional and subject to availability).

Day 8 - Vienna

Disembark after breakfast on board.

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

Price Includes

  • 7 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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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Beethoven
Sep 29£1069£1395
Oct 06£974£1295
Ship: Vivaldi
Oct 26£1097£1419

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Beethoven
Apr 13, 20, 27£1055£1300
May 04, 11, 18, 25; Jun 01, 08, 15, 22, 29£1187£1432
Jul 06, 13, 20, 27; Aug 03, 10, 24, 31£1134£1379
Sep 07, 14, 21, 28; Oct 05£1187£1432

Price Information

  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements - Beethoven and Vivaldi
  • Middle Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £107pp 2018: £123pp
  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement - 2017: £127pp 2018: £158pp
  • Suite Main Deck - 2017: £138pp
  • Suite - 2018: £158pp
  • Single Supplement - 2017: £297 2018: £510
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