Romantic Danube Cruise plus the splendours of the Austrian Tyrol

14 days from £1479pp.


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

About the Tour

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

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
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Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

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

Today we offer an 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 to explore this medieval town.

  • 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. Enjoy 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 the picturesque town of 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 where you can explore independently or 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. 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

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

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

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

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • 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.

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
Passau

Passau

To Passau, picturesquely set where the Danube is joined by the Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy 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
Melk

Melk

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 impressive 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
Vienna

Vienna

Spend the whole day in Vienna where you can explore independently or join our optional sightseeing tour. Set sail early evening and cruise overnight to Budapest.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Budapest

Budapest

Arrive in Budapest. We will meet our guide and enjoy an included 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
Chain Bridge, Budapest

Chain Bridge, Budapest

We leave Budapest around lunchtime and cruise westwards towards Bratislava.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bratislava

Bratislava

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
Dürnstein

Dürnstein

We arrive in Dürnstein. 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
Hotel Sonnschein

Hotel Sonnschein

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
Krill Falls

Krill Falls

Today we offer an 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 to explore this small medieval town.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Salzburg

Salzburg

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

Travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

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

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • 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 Germany will be in city-style hotels.

Austria

Hotel Sonnschein

Sonnschein

River Cruising

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 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
  • Lift
  • 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.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • 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.

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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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