Your Holiday Cruise Itinerary - A Danube Symphony

Day 1: Embark in Budapest

Step aboard the MS Serenade 2. We moor in Budapest tonight.

Day 2: Budapest to Esztergom

Join our optional Budapest city tour to discover this splendid city. Admire the Hungarian Parliament, St Stephen’s Basilica, Vajdahunyad Castle and Heroes’ Square. We then sail overnight to Esztergom.

Day 3: Esztergom to Bratislava

Discover Esztergom, once the capital of Hungary and see its many historical sights and perhaps enjoy the local wines on our optional excursion. This afternoon we set sail and cruise through the night to Bratislava.

Day 4: Bratislava to Vienna

Enjoy free time to explore Bratislava or join our optional tour to discover the cities many sights. By midafternoon, we begin our cruise to Vienna.

Day 5: Vienna

Explore vibrant Vienna, known for its musical legacy, with our included excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, a former 18th century imperial summer residence of the imperial family which was built to rival Versailles. Stroll around the historic state-rooms and admire the impressive palace gardens. Optional excursions are on offer this evening - Vienna by night or a Mozart and Strauss concert.

Day 6: Vienna to Durnstein

Wake to the changing landscape of the Danube as we leave Vienna behind and sail to Durnstein, located in the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire this amazing scenery with an optional tour.

Day 7: Durnstein – Melk – Linz

We depart Durnstein and arrive in Melk before midday. Consider our optional excursion to discover astounding Melk Abbey, overlooking the city. We cruise to Linz overnight.

Day 8: Linz to Passau

Discover Linz’s beautiful architecture at leisure. We enjoy an included excursion to nearby Salzburg, known for its association with the much loved ‘The Sound of Music’. This evening, we cruise to Passau.

Day 9: Disembark in Passau

Disembark after breakfast and continue home.

Departure dates & prices 2018 A Danube Symphony (9 or 12 days) - 5% discount on all dates.

  • Shearings brochure prices from £1309pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1244pp
  • Tel Shearings on 0844 824 3535 & quote River Cruise Holidays reference S9990 + Tour Code

The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

12 Days by Coach from £1244 - Tour code RRHUBSD


Prices From


Prices From

June 24


August 19*


July 22


Prices are based on Beethoven Deck Twin cabin, upgrades are available call for details. * Tour available with North Sea ferry crossing (Hol. Code: RNHUBSC, Dep. Code: U), 13 days by Coach departing Aug 19, call for details (supplements may apply).

8 nights full-board cruise | 2 included excursions - Schonbrunn Palace and Discover Salzburg

9 Days by Air from £1391 - Tour code RAHUBSD


Prices From


Prices From

June 26


August 21


July 24


Prices are based on Beethoven Deck Twin cabin, upgrades are available call for details. Air holidays are based on flights with easyJet from London Gatwick, regional departures are available call for details (supplements may apply).

8 nights full-board cruise | 2 included excursions - Schonbrunn Palace and Discover Salzburg

All holidays subject to Shearings Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Shearings Holidays A Danube Symphony

9 Days by Air or 12 Days by Coach - 5% Discount

Cruise prices from £1244

Uncover the strong musical heritage of the Danube River on our enthralling cruise. Visit the beautiful Schonbrunn Palace, where a young Mozart discovered his great talent and delve into the spirit of ‘The Sound of Music’ on a guided city tour of Salzburg.

This wonderful cruise A Danube Symphony comes with a 5% discount saving from River Cruise Holidays. So book today to save money on this majestic cruise. Book direct with Shearings call on 0844 824 3535 and save money on this Danube cruise by quoting our code S9990

There is a 5% discount on all Shearings river cruise holidays. To book call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the discount code S9990 plus the holiday code.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover breath-taking Budapest, the Hungarian capital
  • Explore Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace
  • Visit Salzburg and see the ‘Sound of Music’ sights

What's Included In Your Tour

Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in Belgium and the Regensburg area; by North Sea with overnight ferry travel and overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in the Regensburg and Frankfurt areas; or by Air to Budapest returning from Munich/Vienna

• 8 nights full-board cruise
• 2 included excursions - Schonbrunn Palace and Discover Salzburg

Your Ship: MS Serenade 2

In its third year with Shearings, the MS Serenade 2 is already hugely popular with our customers. This beautiful, modern and spacious ship offers a warm welcome and one of its highlights is the Forward Observation Lounge, where you can enjoy stunning river views. The perfect retreat for river cruising!

Life on board
The MS Serenade 2 is superbly maintained and boasts three main passenger decks, as well as a vast Sun Deck. Her cabins and suites are amongst the largest of any river cruise ship, with hotel-style beds. The panoramic lounge and the spacious Sun Deck offer the ideal places to relax. Our full range of facilities includes:
• Choice of cabins, mini-suites and suites
• Panoramic bar/lounge
• Outdoor observation lounge
• Restaurant with river views
• Sun Deck includes giant chess and a putting green
• Library and small shop
• Fitness suite with sauna
• Bow and Stern cameras to follow the ship’s journey
• Lift serving Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin decks, chairlift between Chopin and Sun Deck
Food and drink
Each day begins with a sumptuous breakfast buffet. Sit down to a delicious lunch with salad buffet and a selection of hot and cold dishes. Come dinnertime, there will be a four-course evening meal to enjoy. You will also be treated to an impressive Captain’s gala dinner during your cruise. And what better way to end the day than a visit to the Vivaldi bar for a post-dinner drink?
• Welcome drink on arrival
• Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
• Enjoy a Captain’s gala dinner
• Complimentary tea and coffee station
• Afternoon tea and coffee served
• Evening snacks served in the lounge
Time on board and in port
Your time is precious and we want to ensure you enjoy your experience on and off our ship. During your cruise, you’ll find a host of things to see and do with our...
• Range of daytime activities and evening entertainment
• Expertly-planned included and optional shore excursion programme
• Personal audio guide for use on excursions

Discover more with our optional excursions....

  • Panoramic Bratislava
  • Danube Bend
  • Evening Mozart and Strauss Concert
  • Vienna by Night
  • Wachau Valley Tour
  • Majestic Melk Abbey
  • Esztergom and Wine Tasting
  • Vienna Guided City Tour

Book optional excursions on board from only £15
Pre-Book now and save 10%

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