Romantic Danube Cruise - Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest

  • 12 Day Tour
  • 10 Sights Visited

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onwards to Belgium for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Continue through Germany to the Regensburg area for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Passau

To Passau, picturesquely set where the Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz rivers. Continue to Linz, where we board our cruise ship, the MV Esmeralda for our seven-night cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 - Danube Cruise to Vienna

Cruise the Danube eastwards passing through the wine producing area of the Wachau. From the river you see Greinburg Castle and the ruins of Kunringer Castle. Early evening arrival in Vienna.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Vienna

Spend the whole day in Vienna where you can join our optional sightseeing tour. Cruise overnight to Budapest.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 - Budapest with Sightseeing

Arrive in Budapest. We will meet our guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, by coach and on foot. We leave early evening to cruise towards Bratislava.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 - Bratislava

Morning cruising, then early afternoon arrival in the Slovakian capital. Join our optional guided tour by coach and on foot.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 - Dürnstein

We cruise to Dürnstein. It was here that Richard the Lionheart was kept captive, imprisoned in Castle Dürnstein.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 - Melk

Morning cruising to Melk, where you can visit the abbey, then on to Linz, arriving late this evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Melk Abbey

Day 10 - Linz

Disembark in Linz, then by coach to our overnight stay in the Rhine or Moselle Valley.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 11 - Rhine and Moselle Valleys

We drive along the picturesque Rhine Valley. Join an optional river cruise and why not sample the Moselle wines? Continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast



Day 12

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing a main deck cabin. No single room/cabins available.

Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance from £49.95.

 Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin 
 Promenade Deck Cabin£60 


FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.