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Classical Cities of the Danube

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip from Vienna 8 Days

MS Beethoven
MS Beethoven

Admire some of Europe's most beautiful cities and enchanting landscapes on this leisurely cruise along the delightful Danube on board CroisiEurope's refurbished MS Beethoven

What's Included

  • 7-nights full board cruise on the MS Beethoven
  • Complimentary all inclusive drinks throughout your cruise
  • Return economy flights from Gatwick (Regional flights available)
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Cruise ship porterage (one bag per person)
  • Transfers between overseas airport and cruise ship
  • All local, port and airport taxes and security charges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty
  • ATOL Protection

Optional Excursion Package

A discounted package of excursions may be pre-purchased at time of booking

  • Vienna by night
  • Benedictine Abbey at Melk
  • Bratislava City tour
  • Half day excursion to the Puszta
  • Tour of Buda
  • Visit the Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces

Day 1: UK - Vienna

Map of the Danube river
Map of the Danube River

Fly to Vienna where you will be met and transferred to your ship, MS Beethoven, for embarkation. This evening, join the optional 'Vienna by Night' excursion to see some of Vienna's rich cultural treasures such as the Opera House, City Hall, Johann Strauss statue, Imperial Apartments, and the Spanish Riding School.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Melk - Dürnstein

After breakfast, enjoy an optional visit to Melk and its spectacular Benedictine Abbey for stunning views of the Danube and the surrounding countryside from its dramatic clifftop perch. Return to your ship for lunch and cruise through the lush countryside of Austria's Wachau Valley to medieval Dürnstein. Enjoy an included walking tour of this pretty Baroque town, overlooked by the fortifying walls of Kuenringerburg Castle and known for its enchanting blue-and-white Baroque church.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Bratislava

Experience Slovakia's capital on an optional excursion. Tucked into the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, charming Bratislava is brimming with impressive sights from the imposing riverfront castle and Baroque palaces to Michael Gate and St Martin's Cathedral. The delightful Old Town is a maze of cobbled, medieval lanes and quaint bustling squares overlooked by the stylish Mirbach and Primate's Palaces. The Jesuit Church, Town Hall, Castle Hill and Old Town are just some of the sights you'll take in on this morning's optional tour. After lunch on board, sail to Kalocsa.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Kalocsa

Explore the charming Hungarian town of Kalocsa, set on terraces above the Danube and renowned for its paprika and embroidery production, as well as its strong folkloric heritage. Enjoy a stroll around the town centre taking in sights such as the elaborate Baroque-style Archbishop's Palace and the Cathedral, fronted by handsome Holy Trinity Square. Alternatively, join the optional excursion to the 'Puzsta' or Great Plain. This vast prairie, once regarded as the 'wild west' of Hungary, is now a renowned equestrian centre where you can enjoy a fantastic show featuring Hungarian horsemanship. Return to your ship this afternoon and cruise to the 'pearl of the Danube' - Budapest.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Budapest

A full day to enjoy the beauty of Budapest. One of Europe's finest cities, Budapest consists of two districts, old 'Buda' and more modern 'Pest', standing on either bank of the Danube and linked by seven picturesque bridges. Join an optional morning tour through the winding streets of Buda to admire Baroque Palaces, spa houses, medieval homesteads, the glorious St Mathias Church, turreted Fisherman's Bastion, and the magnificent Royal Palace, which proudly overlooks the Parliament Building across the river. In bustling Pest, get a close-up view of the Parliament Building, inspired by the London Parliament, and visit Heroes Square and St Stephen's Basilica. After lunch on board your ship, explore the city at leisure before this evening's optional folklore show.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Budapest - Esztergom

This morning, enjoy a short stop in Hungary's oldest town, Esztergom, overlooked by a colossal hilltop basilica, before returning to your ship for lunch and cruising towards Vienna. Enjoy a gala dinner on board this evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Vienna

The charming and historic city of Vienna was the seat of the famous Habsburg dynasty for over 600 years. This morning's optional excursion gives you the chance to learn about their family history on a visit to the impressive Schönbrunn Palace, adorned with grandiose French-styled gardens and elegant décor. The tour also includes a drive along the famed Ringstrasse to see many of Vienna's historic landmarks. In the afternoon, there's an optional visit to the sumptuously furnished Hofburg Palace.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Vienna - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Vienna.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

MS Beethoven


Overview

This river cruise is operated by CroisiEurope, a family owned French business oprerating a fleet of 27 ships on Europe's rivers.

Facilities on board include a lounge-bar with a dance floor, restaurant, large sun deck with deckchairs, gift shop, 220V electricity and air-conditioning.

Cabins on all decks are the same size at approximately 129 sq.ft. and feature twin/double beds, en suite facilities, panoramic windows, radio, TV, hairdryer and safe.

Upper Deck cabins have larger, opening panoramic windows.


Dining

Your cruise includes full board. The dining room is large enough to accommodate all guests at one sitting. Breakfasts are buffet style, while lunch and dinner have set menus, usually including a choice of regional specialities and traditional favourites. Aperitifs, coffee and digestifs are available in the lounge bar.

Vegetarian meals and any special dietary requirements should be requested at the time of booking. There is an evening programme of entertainment and a welcome cocktail on the first night. While on board you will be looked after by the ship's hostess and purser.


Deck Plan

CroisiEurope MS Beethoven - deck plan
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DepartShipMain Deck From
Apr 14MS Beethoven£1305
Apr 21MS Beethoven£1292
May 5MS Beethoven£1405
May 12MS Beethoven£1400
May 26MS Beethoven£1492
Jun 9MS Beethoven£1433
Jun 16MS Beethoven£1447
Jun 23MS Beethoven£1422
Jun 30MS Beethoven£1426
Jul 7MS Beethoven£1370
Jul 14MS Beethoven£1369
Jul 21MS Beethoven£1381
Jul 28MS Beethoven£1382
Aug 4MS Beethoven£1393
Aug 11MS Beethoven£1382
Aug 25MS Beethoven£1393
Sep 1MS Beethoven£1422
Sep 15MS Beethoven£1425
Sep 29MS Beethoven£1462
Oct 6MS Beethoven£1317

Optional Excursion Package

The following optional excursion package may be purchased at the time of booking and includes

VIENNA Day 1 - Vienna by night

MELK Day 2 - Visit to the Benedictine Abbey

BRATISLAVA Day 3 - City tour

KALOSCA Day 4 - Half day excursion to the Puszta

BUDAPEST Day 5 - City tour of Buda and folklore show in the evening

VIENNA Day 7 - Visit to the Schönbrunn Palace and Hofburg Palace

Note: All optional excursions are subject to change and a minimum number of participants are required for them to operate.

£239 per person


Flight Availability & Supplements

Prices include return flights from London Gatwick
Flights from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, & Edinburgh are available, supplements apply.

DepartShipMain Deck From
Apr 20MS Beethoven£1422
Apr 27MS Beethoven£1411
May 11MS Beethoven£1554
May 18MS Beethoven£1565
May 25MS Beethoven£1578
Jun 1MS Beethoven£1593
Jun 29MS Beethoven£1533
Jul 13MS Beethoven£1472
Jul 20MS Beethoven£1493
Aug 3MS Beethoven£1493
Aug 10MS Beethoven£1490
Aug 24MS Beethoven£1503
Sep 28MS Beethoven£1580
Oct 5MS Beethoven£1580

Optional Excursion Package

The following optional excursion package may be purchased at the time of booking and includes

VIENNA Day 1 - Vienna by night

MELK Day 2 - Visit to the Benedictine Abbey

BRATISLAVA Day 3 - City tour

KALOSCA Day 4 - Half day excursion to the Puszta

BUDAPEST Day 5 - City tour of Buda and folklore show in the evening

VIENNA Day 7 - Visit to the Schönbrunn Palace and Hofburg Palace

Note: All optional excursions are subject to change and a minimum number of participants are required for them to operate.

£239 per person


Flight Availability & Supplements

Prices include return flights from London Gatwick
Flights from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, & Edinburgh are available, supplements apply.

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Single Occupancy Supplements: On request


Vienna

polaroid style photo vienna

2 nights B&B from: £190pp

Why not extend your stay with a few extra days in Vienna to really explore this fabulous historic city, staying at the Hotel Ananas

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