Europe has the perfect mix of ancient and modern and there is no better way to explore some of the timeless beauty Europe has to offer than on this river cruise.Book Now
Experience the heart of each country, travelling along the river these countries thrive on and visit some of the deeper, more cultural and historical experiences, from Imperial Vienna & Budapest to one of the youngest Capitals of Europe, Bratislava.
Lunch is not included on Days 1, 2, 9 & 10
Please remember to bring an overnight bag on this holiday
Passports are required.
G&K Shared Tour
We have been working behind the scenes with Kirbys to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.
UK to Germany.
Cross the channel by Eurotunnel then travel through Belgium to Holland making suitable refreshment stops, arrive at our overnight hotel in Germany in the afternoon, with time to freshen up before our evening meal.
Germany - Passau.
After breakfast we travel through Germany making refreshment stops and arrive in Passau just across the Austrian border for embarkation of our cruise vessel mid-afternoon.
Passau - Melk.
Our ship departs Passau and makes its way along the Danube River to Melk. Enjoy a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey which dominates this little town with free time to visit the gardens. Please note: It is a short walk to the entrance of Melk Abbey for anyone who walks at a slow pace it will take approximately 10 mins. In the afternoon our ship departs for Vienna.
Vienna - Budapest.
Spend the morning exploring Vienna by coach and on foot. This is a wonderful city with a fantastic mix of Imperial Palaces and residences, Art Noveau masterpieces and excellent shopping areas. We return to our ship for lunch and afterwards return to the city for a guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace with free time to visit the gardens.
Arrive in the capital of Hungary, Budapest approx. 11am. We have arranged a 3-hour step on guided afternoon tour of Budapest with free time to shop and explore this fascinating city. On the hilly 'Buda' side is the old and medieval castle district of Hungary including Fisherman's Bastion. On the flat 'Pest' side admire the historic monuments such as Heroes Square. In the evening we have arranged a special visit to a Folklore Show with gypsy music and dancing with goulash soup and wine, on return to the ship there will be a short sightseeing tour with opportunity to view the illuminated city from Gellert Hill.
Budapest to Bratislava.
After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Puszta Horse Show including a welcome Pogaca & Palinka (salty scone and fruit brandy). Return afterwards to our ship for lunch and sail along the Danube to Bratislava.
Bratislava to Durnstein.
After breakfast enjoy a guided walk of Bratislava, one of the youngest capitals of Europe. Here you will also be treated to a Chocolate Experience. Return to the ship for lunch. The ship sails early evening to Durnstein, the most famous river town in the Wachau region of Austria. Tonight, is our Captains Party Night.
Durnstein to Passau.
We depart after breakfast for a short walk into Durnstein, the most famous medieval Danube River town overlooked by its famous ruined castle, where Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. Durnstein is also famous for its Apricots and somewhat unexpectedly, for the revival of saffron. We return to our ship as it sets sail at 11.30am for Passau.
Passau to Wiesbaden.
We disembark our ship after breakfast and make our way to our overnight hotel, the 4 star Pentahotel Wiesbaden, Germany, in time to freshen up before our evening meal.
Depart after breakfast and make our way home with suitable refreshment stops along the way.
B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included
MS ARENA ****
This fabulous 4 star ship has 96 cabins split over 2 decks. All the cabins on board the MS Arena feature outward-facing floor to ceiling panoramic windows with French balconies, allowing you to take in the wonderful views of the river and surroundings from the comfort of your own cabin. The spacious cabins feature en-suite bathrooms with a shower and toilet. Theres plenty of space and storage for your belongings, plus air conditioning, TV, telephone, hairdryer and a safe all come as standard. You can choose from accommodation on the Upper Deck or Main Deck (subject to availability); all with contemporary furnishings, providing the ideal home from home on your cruise. Dine on exceptionally fresh and delicious dishes in the Panorama Restaurant, then head up for a drink at the Ambassadors Lounge Bar. When youre not at port, the fitness suite, library or sun deck are just a few of the places where you can spend time indulging in the things you love. Theres also the onboard shop for stocking up on souvenirs and essentials, and for your convenience there is complimentary WiFi onboard.
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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ardleigh Crown|| Ardleigh Crown Public House |
|Bramford, Angel PH|| Bramford, Angel Public House |
|Brentwood George & Dragon|| George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing |
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
|Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn|| Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9 |
|Capel St Mary (South)|| Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound |
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
|Chelmsford Services|| Chelmsford Springfield Services |
Lorry Park (Off A12)
|Claydon Crown|| Claydon Crown Public House Lay By |
|Colchester North Rail Stn|| Colchester North Rail Station |
|Combs Bus Shelter|| Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage) |
|Copdock - Tescos|| Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop |
|Debenham Angel|| Debenham Angel Public House |
|Diss Bus Station|| Diss Bus Station |
|Eye Town Hall|| Eye Town Hall |
|Felixstowe Coach Park|| Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, |
|Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq|| Felixstowe Great Eastern Square |
|Ipswich, West End Rd|| Ipswich,West End Road Car Park |
|Kelvedon - The Tavern|| Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road |
|Long Stratton|| Long Stratton Police Station |
|Mendlesham Kings Head|| Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House, |
|Mendlesham, Denters Hill|| Mendlesham, Denters Hill |
|Needham Market - Swan|| Needham Market, Swan Public House, |
|Norwich - Castle Meadow|| Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office) |
|Redenhall/Station Road|| Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston |
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
|Scole - Scole Engineering|| Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole |
|Sproughton|| Sproughton, Wild Man Public House |
|Stowmarket Railway Stn.|| Stowmarket Railway Station. |
|Stowupland Dents Corner|| Stowupland, Dents Corner, |
|Tollgate McDonalds|| Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG |
|Witham Old Post Office|| Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office |
(NOT McColls Store)
|Woolpit Church|| Woolpit Church |
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