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8 days from £1,649 per person

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Watching Vienna and Budapest light up around you at dusk from the ship’s deck - the best view in the city!

Summary

Perfect for first-time Danube river cruisers, this sailing makes the most of the natural and man-made highlights of the river Danube. With an overnight stay in Vienna and Budapest at either end, you’ll have plenty of time to uncover the architectural treasures of both cities. Between the two, you’ll explore the ancient UNESCO-listed Göttweig Abbey, you’ll marvel at the dominating Bratislava Castle, and you’ll watch on in wonder as you sail through some of Europe’s most spectacular river scenery in the Wachau Valley.

Your holiday includes:

4 excursions and visits

  • City tours of Vienna and Budapest
  • Visit to Göttweig Abbey and wine tasting
  • Passau walking tour

Plus:

  • 7 nights cruise on MS River Discovery II
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)

Plus

  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan cruise director, tour manager and entertainer
  • Porterage

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  • VIP door to door

    Day 1 - UK - Vienna

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Vienna. Upon arrival, we transfer to embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

    Elegant Vienna is often a highlight of a river cruise on the Danube. Its streets are lined with baroque architecture and opulent palaces, its museums are filled with priceless works of art, and its café windows are chock-full of delicate pastries, sugar-dusted apple strudel and slices of rich sachertorte. We remain in dock overnight, so you have the rest of the day and evening to soak up all its charms.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • Vienna

    Day 2 - Vienna - Krems

    We start with a city tour in Vienna this morning, taking in all the highlights like Prince Eugene’s lavish Belvedere Palace, the State Opera, the sprawling Hofburg residence of Emperor Franz Joseph, and the Parliament buildings. We then set sail, spending a leisurely afternoon watching the riverscapes pass by until we reach Krems this evening.

    • Vienna city tour (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • Krems

    Day 3 - Krems

    Krems an der Donau is the gateway to the Wachau and one of the prettiest towns sitting astride the Danube. It’s a historic city full of character with a long history of wine production which we’ll learn about on our included excursion to Göttweig Abbey. The UNESCO-listed abbey complex boasts a walled courtyard and gardens, stunning baroque design and striking interior design. We’ll learn about the abbey’s wine production and at the end of the tour, head to a local vineyard for a wine tasting. If you get a chance, be sure to sample the local Marillenschnaps (apricot brandy).

    This afternoon we set sail again to meander through some of the incredible scenery of the Wachau Valley. This scenic stretch will treat you to rolling hills neatly laid out with riesling vines and spectacular natural beauty. We’ll pass old towns and villages and castle ruins as we go.

    • Visit to Göttweig Abbey with wine tasting (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • Passau

    Day 4 - Passau

    A town built on the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is warmly referred to as the ‘City of Three Rivers’. We spend the afternoon enjoying a city tour through the historic old town. We wind past the baroque architecture and along the cobblestone streets leading up to the magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the world’s largest cathedral organ.

    • Passau walking tour (afternoon)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • Bratislava

    Day 5 - Linz

    Spend your morning soaking up the elegance and creative buzz of Linz. Wander through the old town under your own steam, or perhaps join our optional city tour. The city offers a delightful mix of modern and historic architecture, including Linzer Schloss. For a better view of the city, perhaps take a ride on the Pöstlingbergbahn, a narrow-gauge railway that climbs up the steep incline of the Pöstlingberg hill to the north of the city. We set sail around midday for a leisurely afternoon enjoying the ship and passing views.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • Bratislava

    Day 6 - Bratislava

    This morning, we dock in Slovakia. You might choose to join us on an optional excursion into Bratislava on the tourist train through the city. Wander through the charming old town and past the dominating Bratislava Castle (Hrad) - where 11 kings and 8 queens were crowned. After, take a wander for yourself - the old town is a perfect walkable size full of pretty pastel houses. We set sail this afternoon.

    Bratislava was once considered a suburb of Vienna and its café culture has certainly been inspired by the Austrian capital. If you have time, perhaps wander into one of the atmospheric coffee houses, stylish cafés or alfresco eateries to sit, sip and see as passers-by go about their day.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • Budapest

    Day 7 - Budapest

    The Danube divides this city into two: hilly Buda in the west and to the east, the flat plains of Pest. The two are interlinked by the famously beautiful chain bridge, which lights up each evening (perhaps find a spot up on deck after dinner this evening to watch the city light up around you). The beauty of this city has inspired writers, artists and musicians for centuries.

    On our city tour this morning, we’ll take in the Great Synagogue, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament buildings, City Park, Heroes’ Square. You then have the afternoon all to yourself. Perhaps head up to Gellért Hill, which affords wonderful views of the city, river and mountains.

    • Budapest city tour (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • Inbound

    Day 8 Budapest - UK

    We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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River Cruise on the Enchanting Danube - Vienna to Budapest

8 days from £1,649 per person

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