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Cruising the Danube

From $5,399
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jul 2024 - Sep 2025
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From $5,399
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Jul 2024 - Sep 2025

Tour Overview

Bustling cities and beautiful countryside where you visit the most unmissable destinations along the Danube, make this river cruise one to remember. Spend an evening and full day in the beautiful city of Vienna, famed for it's musical history and opulent architecture. Visit the charming Biedermeier city of Baden and marvel at the Baroque majesty of historic Melk Abbey. From the UNESCO World Heritage valley of Wachau to the Hungarian capital of Budapest this is a journey of cultural highlights and stunning landscapes.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport
  • 7 nights onboard Nicko cruises
  • 20 included meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Unlimited drinks package*
  • All gratuities and WIFI on the cruise
  • All port fees
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit to Steyr, one of Austria's oldest cities
  • Enjoy a walking city tour of Vienna, see St Stephen's
  • Cathedral and the Imperial Palace of Hofburg
  • Walking tour of glamorous Budapest
  • Walking tour through the lovingly restored lanes of Bratislava's old town
  • Visit the Benedictine Melk Abbey

Itinerary

Day 1 Passau

Make your own way to Passau where you will join your Nicko Cruises ship. After time to settle into your cabin, meet your traveling companions over a welcome drink prior to dinner onboard this evening. Meals included: D

Day 2 Linz - Steyr

Awake this morning in Linz, with its large main square situated close by the Danube and a quaint old town with its charming cobblestone streets and centuries old buildings that is not only authentic but relaxed in its feel. Enjoy a tour today to Steyr, one of Austria's oldest cities where you can immerse yourself in the romantic atmosphere on a guided walking tour. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 3 Vienna

After breakfast enjoy a guided walking city tour of Vienna, Austria's stylish capital and largest city, characterised by its abundance of beautiful baroque buildings and historic association with music. View the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral which casts its shadows through narrow cobblestone streets and the Imperial Palace of Hofburg. There will be time for you to explore at your leisure. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Budapest

Enjoy a morning at leisure as we cruise to Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Stretching out on both sides of the river, 'The Queen of the Danube' is truly breath-taking. The abundance of sights is immense and there is no other city able to integrate the Danube into the cityscape quite like Budapest does. After lunch onboard enjoy a guided walking tour where you will visit the castle district for the fisherman's bastion and Matthias Church, as well as discovering more about daily life at the market hall. You will also make a photo stop at Gellert Hill, for some impressive views over the city and river. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 5 Budapest

A morning at leisure to further explore Budapest or just relax onboard before the cruise continues this afternoon. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Bratislava

Arrive into Bratislava this morning, close to the border between Austria and Hungary. Enjoy a morning city tour starting with a scenic drive to the most iconic landmarks in the Slovakian capital, the Castle, or Hrad which has some wonderful views across the city. This imposing fortress was once the home of many Hungarian kings and remains a place filled with myths and legends. The beautifully restored old Town of Bratislava has some wonderful baroque buildings to discover, such as the Redoubt, the National Theatre, the Town Hall, alongside palaces dating from the city's Imperial and Royal era. Enjoy some time at leisure before returning to the cruise. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 7 Pochlarn - Melk

Morning at leisure on board cruising to Pochlarn situated in Lower Austria. After lunch take a visit to the Benedictine Melk Abbey. For more than a thousand years the Abbey has been the spiritual and cultural centre of Austria, towering above the city on the banks of the Danube. The original Benedictine abbey here was destroyed by fire in 1297 but after being rebuilt, went on to survive both famine and plague throughout the rest of the Middle Ages. Return to the cruise and enjoy dinner whilst sailing back to Passau. Meals included: B,L,D

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast onboard, it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end. Meals included: B
  1. Unlimited Drinks Package

    Enjoy unlimited drinks on your cruise - including selected house wine, house sparkling wine, draught and bottled beers, non-alcoholic beer, Cocktails and long drinks, house spirits, bottled water for the cabin and daily excursions, all specialty coffees (non-alcoholic), hot chocolate and tea

Accommodation

Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

The MS Belvedere is a sophisticated, and comfortable ship, perfect to experience the rivers of Europe. Facilities include a spacious sun deck and restaurant, you can also enjoy relaxing moments in the spa with its sauna and whirlpool. All cabins are stylishly and comfortably appointed with private facilities, TV, hairdryer, safe and telephone. Cabins are approx. 14.5 m² in size, and those on the main deck have large, non-opening portholes. Your holiday price is based on a main deck cabin. Cabins on the middle and upper decks boast French Balcony-style panoramic windows. Cabin upgrades are available, please call and speak to one of our Holiday Advisors.

The MS Belvedere is a sophisticated, and comfortable ship, perfect to experience the rivers of Europe. Facilities include a spacious sun deck and restaurant, you can also enjoy relaxing moments in the spa with its sauna and whirlpool. All cabins are stylishly and comfortably appointed with private facilities, TV, hairdryer, safe and telephone. Cabins are approx. 14.5 m² in size, and those on the main deck have large, non-opening portholes. Your holiday price is based on a main deck cabin. Cabins on the middle and upper decks boast French Balcony-style panoramic windows. Cabin upgrades are available, please call and speak to one of our Holiday Advisors.