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Classical Cities of the Danube

Cosmos Tours and Cruises

Classical Cities of the Danube

8 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1116

This wonderful cruise begins in Austria, from where you will cruise through the Wachau Valley to medieval Dürnstein. Your cruise continues along the Danube to Slovakia and Hungary taking in historic cities and stunning scenery.

This Classical Cities of the Danube cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Tours and Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Classical Cities of the Danube
Holiday Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Prague

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your ship 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. (D)

Day 2: Melk - Durnstein 

After breakfast, enjoy an optional visit to Melk and its spectacular Benedictine Abbey for stunning views of the Danube from its dramatic clifftop perch. Cruise through the Wachau Valley to medieval Dürnstein and enjoy an included walking tour of this pretty Baroque town.(B,L,D)

Day 3: Bratislava

Take in an array of impressive sights in Slovakia's capital on an optional excursion. See the imposing riverfront castle and Baroque palaces, Michael Gate and St Martin's Cathedral. Visit the maze of cobbled, medieval lanes and quaint bustling squares overlooked by the stylish Mirbach and Primate's Palaces in the Old Town before seeing the Jesuit Church, the Town Hall and Castle Hill. After lunch, cruise to Kalocsa.. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Kalocsa

Stroll around the town centre taking in the elaborate Baroque-style Archbishop's Palace and the Cathedral, fronted by Holy Trinity Square. Alternatively, join the optional excursion to the 'Puzsta' or Great Plain; a vast prairie, once regarded as the 'wild west' of Hungary, now a renowned equestrian centre where you can enjoy a fantastic show featuring Hungarian horsemanship. Return to your ship this afternoon and cruise to Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Budapest

A full day to enjoy one of Europe's finest cities. Consisting of two districts standing on either bank of the Danube and linked by seven picturesque bridges. Explore old 'Buda' on an optional morning tour. Walk the winding streets to admire Baroque Palaces, spa houses, medieval homesteads, St Mathias Church, turreted Fisherman's Bastion and the magnificent Royal Palace, overlooking the Parliament Building across the river. In bustling Pest, get a close-up view of the Parliament Building and visit Heroes Square and St Stephen's Basilica. After lunch, explore the city at leisure before this evening's optional folklore show. (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. (B,L,D))

Day 7: Vienna

An optional excursion gives you the chance to learn about the Habsburg dynasty during a visit to Schönbrunn Palace. 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 Hofburg Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Vienna -  UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Departure Dates and Prices 2017 : Classical Cities of the Danube

Departure Dates and Prices 2017 : Classical Cities of the Danube

Cosmos brochure prices in Black

River Cruise Holidays discount prices in Red

Tel Cosmos reservations on 0800 668 1365 and quote our code TR55C

Dates

Prices from

Dates

Prices from

April 14, 21

£1199
£1116

August 4, 115

£1279
£1190

May 5, 12, 26

£1279
£1190

August 18, 25

£1279
£1190

June 9, 16, 23, 30

£1299
£1209

September 1, 15, 29

£1299
 £1209 

July 7, 14, 21, 28

£1279
£1190

October 6

£1199
£1116

Prices are based on return easyJet flights from London Gatwick. Alternative departures available from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh - call for more information.

Upgrades from: Middle deck . . .£145 : upper deck . . .£195

Prices above are a 'guide from' price per person, based on two adults sharing a twin room and are subject to change and availability. Prices are based on live flight pricing when available in order to give you the best possible price and options.Prices and dates shown are taken from the Cosmos Tours and Cruise brochure. Please note that holidays and prices are subject to availability and there might be slight price increases/decreases due to Cosmos booking onto a live flight system. However, the correct price will always be confirmed to you before you book.Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Cosmos Tours and Cruises Terms & Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Disclaimer: Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website.

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Cosmos Tours and Cruises

Classical Cities of the Danube

8 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1116

This wonderful cruise begins in Austria, from where you will cruise through the Wachau Valley to medieval Dürnstein. Your cruise continues along the Danube to Slovakia and Hungary taking in historic cities and stunning scenery.

This Classical Cities of the Danube cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Tours and Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Receive a discount of 7% on all Cosmos Tours & Cruises. Call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

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Cruising

Cruising

  • Vienna
  • Melk
  • Dürnstein
  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Esztergom
Your cruise ship

Your cruise ship

MS Beethoven (Cosmos rating ***)

  • 90 air conditioned cabins
  • 3 deck ship
  • Lounge bar with dance floor
  • Large sun deck with deck chairs
  • Upper decks have french balconies
All this included

All this included

  • Free VIP Home Chauffeur Service (see below)
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Outside lower deck cabin
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All inclusive drinks with the exception of champagne, selected wines, cocktails and spirits
  • Individual audio system on excursions
  • All local, port and airport taxes
Optional excursion package

Optional excursion package

Optional excursion package £204 pp including -

  • Vienna by Night
  • Benedictine Abbey visit in Melk
  • City tours of Bratislava and Buda
  • Half day excursion to the Puszta
  • Evening folklore show in Budapest
  • Visits to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces in Vienna

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

Options

Options

Extend your stay in Vienna

From £70pp per night staying at Hotel Flemings's Wien Westbahnhof. Includes transfers.Call for details and for further extension details & options.

Alternative Route Option

Danube to the Iron Gates Gorge. 8 days from £1299. MS Vivaldi (Cosmos rating ****) Visiting Budapest, Belgrade, Orsova, Iron Gates Gorge, Vukovar, Novi Sad, Kalocsa. 

Free VIP home chauffeur service

Free VIP home chauffeur service

Start and finish your holiday in style with our included 'VIP Home Chauffeur Service'. If you live within 50 miles of your chosen international departure point, you can be picked up and dropped off from your doorstep as part of your Cosmos Holiday. Cosmos will explain the details when you book and you can choose to be picked up from your home address, or an alternative if it is more convenient and still within 50 miles of your chosen departure point. Your driver will contact you 48 hours before you are due to leave, to arrange a suitable pick up time. If you live more than 50 miles by road from your chosen departure point you can still take advantage of the service by paying for the excess mileage at £1.70 per car, per mile. If you have chosen a cruise from Cosmos' sister company, Avalon Waterways, this service is available up to 100 miles from your chosen departure point. This service is only applicable to the UK mainland and is subject to change and availability.