Your Holiday Cruise Itinerary - Great Cities of the Danube

Day 1: Embark In Passau, Cruise To Vienna

A great chance to make yourself familiar with the ship and meet fellow travellers over dinner this evening.

Day 2: Vienna

Enjoy a day of sailing, waking to beautiful changing scenery. We arrive in Vienna late this afternoon, with time to discover the city in the evening on our optional excursions - a horse-drawn fiaker carriage ride or a Mozart and Strauss concert.

Day 3: Vienna To Budapest

The morning and afternoon is devoted to magnificent Vienna. Why not join our optional tour of Vienna and visit to Schonbrunn Palace? Enjoy dinner on board this evening as we sail overnight to Budapest.

Day 4: Budapest To Bratislava

Enjoy breakfast and head to the Sun Deck for our morning arrival in beautiful Budapest. We moor for the day, ready to discover one of Europe’s most interesting capitals with an included city tour.

Day 5: Bratislava To Melk

We spend the morning cruising to Bratislava. Discover the Old Town dominated by the impressive castle, or join our optional hidden Bratislava tour to explore further. We then set sail and cruise through the night to Melk.

Day 6: Melk To Linz

Melk is famous for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Renaissance castle. We spend the day exploring at leisure or why not join our optional excursion to visit Melk Abbey? This evening, we sail overnight to Linz.

Day 7: Linz

Discover Linz’s beautiful cathedral and enjoy our included transfer to the classical city of Salzburg.

Day 8: Disembark in Linz

Time to leave the ship, with memories of a fantastic cruise.

Departure dates & prices 2018 Great Cities of the Danube (8 or 10 days) - 5% discount on all dates.

  • Shearings brochure prices from £799pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £760pp
  • 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.

10 Days by Coach from £760 - Tour code RRATAEC/I

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June 5*

£760

August 28*

£760

September 11^

£760

Prices are based on Grade B cabin, upgrades are available | Dep. code: X. * Tour also available with North Sea ferry crossing (Hol. Code: RNATAEA,  Dep. Code: U), 12 days by Coach departing Jun 4 call for details (supplements may apply).^ Cruise operates from Linz to Passau.

7 nights full-board cruise | Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Visit to Salzburg

8 Days by Air from £973 - Tour code RAATAEG/I   

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June 6

£973

August 29

£973

September 11^

£973

Prices are based on Grade B cabin, upgrades are available. Air holidays are based on flights with Austrian Airlines from London Heathrow, regional departures are available call for details (supplements may apply).^ Cruise operates from Linz to Passau

7 nights full-board cruise | Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Visit to Salzburg

10 Days by Rail from £1230 - RLATAEC/I   

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June 29

£1230

August 29

£1230

September 11^

£1230

Prices are based on Grade B cabin, upgrades are available. ^ Cruise operates from Linz to Passau

7 nights full-board cruise | Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Visit to 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 Great Cities of the Danube

8 Days by Air or 10 Days by Coach or Rail - 5% Discount

Cruise prices from £760

This wonderful tour onboard the cruise ship mv Esmeralda cruises through the valleys, vineyards and beautiful scenery that make the Danube so special. Journey from elegant Vienna in Austria to the beautiful Hungarian city of Budapest and on to witness the ancient splendours of Bratislava the Slovakian. Immerse yourself on this river cruise in some of Europe's most magical capitals.

This wonderful tour 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

  • Admire Vienna’s elegance and culture
  • Marvel at Budapest’s Gothic architecture
  • Explore Bratislava’s charming Old Town
  • Discover Salzburg’s splendid sights

What's Included In Your Tour

Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in Belgium, by North Sea with overnight ferry travel and overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in the Frankfurt and Rhineland areas, by Air to Vienna/Munich, or by Rail
from London St Pancras via Brussels and with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in Frankfurt

  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Transfer to Salzburg

Your Ship: MV Esmeralda

The Danube is a beautiful river to cruise along, and what better way to appreciate this picturesque waterway than aboard the MV Esmeralda.

Offering quality and modern accommodation for over 100 passengers, we're delighted to welcome you on board this elegant ship as we visit the Great Cities of the Danube.

Discover more with our optional excursions....

  • Majestic Melk Abbey
  • Vienna Spanish Riding School
  • Vienna By Night
  • Evening Mozart and Strauss Concert
  • Panoramic Bratislava
  • Durnstein Transfer
  • Classical Salzburg

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

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