Cruising the Splendours of the Danube with Salzburg

9 days from £1019pp.


Visit: Budapest, Hungary

Ms Serenity

Visit: Ms Serenity


Visit: Bratislava, Slovakia


Visit: Salzburg, Austria


Visit: Prague, Czech Republic

Enjoy this cross country extravaganza, including a four-night cruise on board the superior MS Serenity, as we set sail along the mighty Danube River. Join the ship in the Hungarian capital of Budapest and enjoy a relaxing cruise docking in delightful destinations such as Bratislava and Vienna. Disembark in Passau before heading off to spend time in spectacular Salzburg. Visiting so many incredible destination in one trip certainly makes a holiday to remember.

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

    Continue to Austria for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Budapest to discover the Hungarian capital at leisure. Unlock the secrets of this fabulous city on our optional, guided tour which takes in many of the highlights including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Chain Bridge and the Parliament Building. This afternoon, we board our cruise ship, the MS Serenity and begin our four-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cruise to Bratislava, the Slovakian capital, where you can join an optional guided tour by coach and on foot. We sail later this evening towards Vienna.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Spend the day in Vienna, city of the waltz. Join our optional sightseeing tour and see the principal sights including the Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the house where Johann Strauss composed the Blue Danube Waltz.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We cruise through the wine producing area of the Wachau, past Krems and Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was kept captive, imprisoned in the castle. We arrive in Melk, where you can visit the magnificent abbey. Later you will see Kuenringer Castle and Greinburg Castle.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We cruise into Passau, picturesquely set where the Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz rivers. Disembark, then enjoy some free time before we head to Salzburg. Spend time at leisure before continuing to our overnight hotel in the Salzburg area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

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

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • The Danube - Picturesque river valley
    • Melk - Famous abbey
    • Vienna - Classical imperial city
    • Budapest - Grand capital of Hungary
    • Bratislava - Historic old town and waterfront
    • Salzburg - City of Mozart

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Vienna, Budapest & Bratislava Sightseeing Tours


     Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin 
    Middle Deck Cabin£100 
    Panorama Deck Cabin £150 

     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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    You will spend four nights cruising on the 3-star superior MS Serenity. The MS Serenity offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. There's plenty of space on board to gather with friends and chat over drinks or enjoy some quiet time in your own company.

    Cabin accommodation is on three decks - main, middle and panorama - and have a window, en suite facilities, T.V., safety deposit box, twin beds and telephone.

    The ship has an inviting sun deck and a spacious and attractive lounge/bar, a great place to meet your fellow guests and relax as you watch the scenery pass by.

    The spacious restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy your included meals, where you are looked after by the highly professional and friendly service team. 

    Overnight stays in Austria will be in a 3-star hotel. Your overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels. 

    River Cruising

    Ms Serenity

    Ms Serenity

    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.

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

    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.


    Travel Information

    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 £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (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 £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (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 feeder 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 £1 or 1.25 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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