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Prague, Budapest & Danube River Cruise 2019

River Danube | Austria, Europe

11 days
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  • Prague
  • Bratislava
  • Chain Bridge, Budapest
  • Budapest
  • Melk Abbey
  • Prague
  • Vienna
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

 

Prague, Budapest & Danube River Cruise

This fabulous tour takes you on a journey of discovery as we stay in the heart of two of Europe’s grand imperial Capitals. One of our most unique itineraries brought to life by the beauty of rail travel; it’s a trip you will not want to miss. This tour offers a perfect blend of cruise and tour as we make our way along the second longest river in Europe, stopping at none other than the most beautiful destinations en route. With carefully selected hotels and stylish accommodation aboard the four-star MS Serenity, we’re sure it will be one you’ll never forget!

Day 1: London – Frankfurt

We journey aboard Eurostar from London to Brussels and continue by rail to Frankfurt where we check in at our hotel.

Day 2: Frankfurt - Prague

This morning we take the train to Prague. On arrival in Prague we check into our hotel, our base for the next two nights.

Day 3: Prague

There are few cities in Europe that match Prague, which boasts some 600 years of beautifully preserved architecture. Today we enjoy a city tour of all the main sights and attractions that are on offer. After the tour, why not venture into the historic centre and you will find small plaques which point out key landmarks on a circular route of approximately 5 miles. There’s also Prague Castle – the largest ancient castle in Europe, the beautiful Spanish Synagogue, Wallenstein Gardens which offer free entrance, and so much more.

Day 4: Prague – Budapest

This morning we travel by rail to Budapest. We arrive later in the day for a relaxing evening.

Day 5: Budapest

We start the day with a guided tour of one of the most beautiful cities in the world with an extensive area recognised as a world heritage site. You are then free to explore both sides of Hungary’s capital which is divided by the meandering Danube – traditional Buda and the more cosmopolitan Pest. Most of the famous sites are concentrated around Castle Hill on the Buda side, in downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways. Highlights include the Royal Palace, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Parliament building, St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, Chain Bridge, and many more before we board the MS Serenity this afternoon and settle onboard for a relaxing evening.

Day 6: Budapest

Enjoy a morning in Budapest or join our optional afternoon excursion which takes you through the sweeping plains of Hungary to Lajosmizse. Here we visit a traditional stud farm and enjoy a tour of the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage, before watching a spectacular live Puszta horse show. We set sail in the late afternoon and cruise towards Bratislava.

Day 7: Bratislava

Wake up in Bratislava, the historic capital of Slovakia which is dominated by its castle. There’s also the unique suspension bridge, another key landmark, announced as the building of the century when it opened in 1972. Join our optional walking tour to take in the main sights and experience the rich culture in and around the old town before our ship cruises towards Vienna.

Day 8: Vienna

We spend a full day experiencing the delights of Vienna, where grand palaces, baroque castles, magnificent squares and striking monuments are just some of many highlights. In the morning you can join our optional city tour and in the afternoon we have an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, which takes you on a journey through time as we explore some of the 1,441 rooms. We cast off later this evening.

Day 9: Melk

Later this morning we arrive in the Austrian town of Melk, which is filled with cobbled streets and attractive buildings. It is also overlooked by one of the most splendid monastic houses in Austria – the Benedictine Abbey, which you can visit on our optional excursion. We continue cruising upriver towards Passau.

Day 10: Passau – Munich

This morning we bid farewell to our captain and his crew and travel by train to Munich for an overnight stay.  

Day 11: Munich – UK

We set off this morning by rail for our return journey to the UK.

 

•  Enjoy a city tour Prague and explore all the main sights and attractions that are on offer

•  Explore both sides of Hungary’s capital which is divided by the meandering Danube – traditional Buda and the more cosmopolitan Pest

• Spend time in Bratislava, the historic capital of Slovakia which is dominated by its castle

• Spend a full day experiencing the delights of Vienna, where grand palaces, baroque castles, magnificent squares and striking monuments are just some of many highlights.

• See Melks famous Benedictine Abbey

•  Witness a spectacular live Puszta horse show

•  Join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

• ESpend time in the Austrian town of Melk, which is filled with cobbled streets and attractive buildings

Ships

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.

Departures

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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey

£21

Discover one of the world’s most famous monastic sites – Melk Abbey. Our guided tour shows you highlights such as the magnificent Marble Hall, Emperor’s Gallery and Abbey Church. There is also free time to explore the grounds and the gardens.

Vienna City Tour

Vienna city tour

£25

This is the perfect introduction to Vienna, the city of music. Our tour focuses on the historic centre and its rich architecture.

Bratislava Train & Castle

Bratislava Castle & Train

£24

We are taken by miniature train to Bratislava Castle, set on the hill above the old town, which dominates the city. Free time is given to explore this magnificent castle before further free time allows you to explore the charming squares, courtyards and narrow lanes of this Slovakian capital. The old town is filled with all the must-see sites and is a pedestrian zone which makes exploring on foot a safe and relaxing activity.

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

£35

This is a wonderful opportunity to see inside the luxurious interiors of Schönbrunn Palace and explore some of the 1,441 luxurious rooms. Highlights include the Great Gallery, the Chinese Cabinets and Emperor Franz Joseph’s private suite.

Puszta horse show

Puszta horse show

£36

We travel through the sweeping plains of Hungary to Lajosmizse, where we visit a traditional stud farm. We take a tour of the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage, before watching a spectacular live show performed in an open air arena.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price

£118

SAVE £23 PER PERSON
Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!

At a glance

Length: 11 days

From: Frankfurt

Ends: Munich

Travel options available:

  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
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Included in the Price

  • Return Eurostar from London to Brussels
  • Connecting rail journeys
  • Return transfer from station to hotels
  • One nights’ bed and breakfast in Frankfurt
  • Two nights’ bed and breakfast in Prague
  • One nights’ bed and breakfast in Budapest
  • Five nights’ full board accommodation in a main deck cabin aboard the MS Serenity
  • One nights’ bed and breakfast in Munich
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

 

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