Romantic Danube Cruise plus the splendours of the Austrian Tyrol

14 days from £1419pp.


Passau

Visit: Passau, Germany

Vienna

Visit: Vienna, Austria

Budapest

Visit: Budapest, Hungary

Ms Serenity

Visit: Ms Serenity

Melk Abbey

Visit: Melk Abbey, Austria

Bratislava

Visit: Bratislava, Slovakia

The romantic ‘blue’ river meanders its way through central Europe, passing famous cities and unforgettable scenery.

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

    Continue through Germany and into Austria to Niederau in the Tyrol for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional excursion to Krimml Falls, where the Krimml River thunders down over 1000 feet. We continue to the internationally renowned resort of Kitzbühel, where you will have some free time.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our included excursion to Salzburg, city of Mozart. Spend free time exploring independently or join our optional, guided sightseeing tour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Passau, picturesquely set where the Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz rivers. Spend free time, before we board our cruise ship, the MS Serenity and begin our seven-night cruise, on the Danube passing through Linz.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    From the river you see Greinburg Castle and the ruins of Kuenringer Castle. Early morning arrival in Melk, where you can visit the Abbey. Around lunchtime we sail eastwards through the wine producing area of the Wachau past Durnstein and Krems. We arrive in Vienna later this evening.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Spend the whole day in Vienna. You can join our optional sightseeing tour. Set sail early evening and cruise overnight to Budapest.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Arrive in Budapest. We will meet our guide and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, by coach and on foot. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the delights of the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We leave Budapest around lunchtime and cruise westwards towards Bratislava.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Early morning arrival in the Slovakian capital. Join our optional, guided tour by coach and on foot. We leave later this afternoon and cruise towards Dürnstein.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Morning arrival in Passau, where we disembark our cruise ship. Continue to Regensburg area for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 7 nights' cruising with full board
    • 6 nights' hotel with continental breakfast
    • 3 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    • Salzburg - City of Mozart
    • Passau - Pretty Old Town area
    • Melk - Famous Abbey
    • Vienna - Classical imperial city
    • Budapest & Sightseeing Tour - Grand capital of Hungary
    • Bratislava
    • Dürnstein

    Optional Excursions

    • Krimml Falls & Kitzbuhel - A day of fantastic scenery
    • Salzburg, Vienna & Bratislava Sightseeing Tours

    Notes

     Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin 
     Middle Deck Cabin£150
     Panorama Deck Cabin£270

     No single rooms/cabins available.

    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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    Accommodation

    Cruise 

    You will spend seven nights cruising on the 3-star superior MS Serenity. Cabin accommodation is on three decks: main, middle and panorama. There is a lounge, bar, restaurant and sun deck. All cabins have twin beds, en suite facilities with shower and a safe.

    Hotels 

    You will stay for three nights at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau. The hotel is owned by the Thaler, who have been welcoming Leger guests for many years. The hotel has a terrace, restaurant and indoor swimming pool.

    Your overnight stays in Belgium and the Regensburg area will be in city-style hotels.

    Austria

    Hotel Sonnschein

    Sonnschein

    Ms Serenity

    Ms Serenity

    Sonnschein


    A warm welcome awaits you at the family run Hotel Sonnschein. Situated in its own gardens and parkland, the hotel is located on the edge of the quiet village of Niederau in the Wildschonau Valley. Gill Thaler provides a typically Tyrolean welcome – even though your hostess is actually originally from Birmingham! All bedrooms are beautifully furnished with en-suite facilities, television, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The spacious restaurant, bar and sun terrace provide the ideal meeting place to relax. Leisure facilities include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools (subject to season), table tennis, mini-golf (small charge), sauna, steam bath and whirlpool.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Ms Serenity


    Built in the Netherlands in 2006, MS Serenity is a comfortable and modern cruise vessel with an air that exudes style, whilst maintaining a warm and friendly atmosphere. Able to carry 190 passengers over three decks, MS Serenity offers 4-star standard accommodation and enjoys Europe’s beautiful landscapes and cuisine. The ship is fully air conditioned.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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