About the tour: Romantic Danube Cruise plus the splendours of the Austrian Tyrol

The Danube is simply one of Europe’s most impressive rivers, meandering through many fascinating cities, and flowing through miles-upon-miles of picturesque scenery – the perfect setting for a memorable river cruise. Join us as we sail through Germany, Hungary and Austria and past impressive landmarks such as Greinburg and Kuenringer Castle, on board the superior MS Serenity. We will enjoy a romantic journey, calling in at incredible destinations such as Salzburg, Passau, Vienna and Budapest. You will have the opportunity to visit the fourth highest waterfall in the world, the famous Krimml Falls and the impressive ski resort and former mining town of Kitzbühel on this breathtaking European river cruise.

Tour Includes


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

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

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

    Continue to the Regensburg area for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    To Passau, picturesquely set where the Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz rivers. Passau is known as the Three River city and is overlooked by the Veste Oberhaus which is an 13th century hilltop fortress. The Veste Oberhaus is home to the city museum and observation tower. The area offers many attractions for you to explore in your 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

    Included Highlights

    • Passau

    From the river you see Greinburg Castle and the ruins of Kuenringer Castle. Early morning arrival in the picturesque town of Melk, where you can visit the 11th century abbey in your free time this morning. Melk Abbey is considered to be the finest Baroque church north of the Alps and is famous for its twin towers surmounted by helm roofs. There are many other attractions to visit in Melk including the Old Town with its squares and museums. 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

    Included Highlights

    • Vienna
    • Melk

    Spend the whole day in Vienna. Vienna has so much to offer from historical buildings and monuments to fine shops. Vienna is Austria's capital and has been shaped by many famous residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. Vienna is known for its Imperial buildings like the Schönbrunn and Habsburgs summer home so why not explore independently or join our optional sightseeing tour where a local guide shows you the city and sights. We then return to the ship and set sail early evening and cruise overnight to Budapest.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Vienna

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Vienna Guided Sightseeing Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We arrive in Budapest mid-morning, following our overnight sailing. Today we will meet our guide for an included sightseeing tour of the city, by coach and on foot. Our guide will explain the history of the city with its two independent communities of Buda and Pest as well as pointing out the attractions of this beautiful city. Following the guided sightseeing tour you can then spend the rest of the day enjoying the delights of the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Budapest
    • Budapest Guided Sightseeing Tour

    We leave Budapest around lunchtime, so you have time for further city exploration during the morning. We will then cruise westwards overnight towards Bratislava the capital of Slovakia and the country’s largest city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Budapest

    Early morning arrival in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava. It is here that the Carpathian Mountains which begin at the Iron Gate of Romania, finally come to an end. This beautiful city has many monuments and attractions to see that can be found all over the city however don't miss the Old Town which was once under Hungarian rule and still has examples to show you from its interesting past. You can explore the city independently or join our optional, guided sightseeing tour by coach and on foot. Our guide will point out some main attractions and places of interest which you may not know about before hand. We leave later this afternoon and cruise towards Dürnstein.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Bratislava
    Bratislava

    Included Highlights

    • Bratislava

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Bratislava Guided Sightseeing Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    We arrive in Dürnstein early morning, with some free time to explore the area or enjoy a leisurely morning on board the ship. Richard the Lionheart (King Richard I of England) was kept captive and imprisoned in Castle Dürnstein by Leopold V, Duke of Austria after their dispute during the Third Crusade. After lunch on board, we set sail for our final overnight sailing. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dürnstein
    Dürnstein

    Included Highlights

    • Dürnstein

    Morning arrival in Passau, where we disembark our cruise ship. Continue by coach into Austria to Niederau in the Tyrol for a three-night stay at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Passau
    Passau

    Included Highlights

    • Passau

    You will have free time to explore the walled Old Town or you may wish to take a cable car ride up the mighty Hahnenkamm Mountain for some spectacular views of the region (at extra cost, payable locally). We return to the hotel later this afternoon in time for our evening meal.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Krimml Falls
    Krimml Falls

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Krimml Falls
    • Kitzbühel
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Join our included excursion to Salzburg one of the most beautiful cities in Austria and the city of Mozart. Admire the baroque splendour of the churches and cathedral, the might of the Hohensalzburg fortress and also the quaint Getriedegasse, which with its wrought iron signs that overhang the doors, is one of the most beautiful shopping streets of Austria. Salzburg is also known as the ‘Sound of Music’ city and during our tour you will see many sights featured in the film. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without a mention of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and before the tour is over we see his former birth-house and also the square that is named after and dedicated to the famous composer. You can spend free time exploring independently or join our optional, guided walking sightseeing tour which will take in the many sights and attractions of this famous city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Salzburg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Salzburg Guided Walking Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

     Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin 
     Middle Deck Cabin£160
     Panorama Deck Cabin£290

     No single rooms/cabins available.

    Romantic Danube Cruise plus the splendours of the Austrian Tyrol

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    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 family, 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 Germany will be in city-style hotels.

    Sonnschein

    Sonnhangweg, 5, 6314 Niederau,

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

    Ms Serenity

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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