Holiday Itinerary - Treasures of the Danube

Day 1: Day 1 Embark in Budapest

Enjoy free time in Prague when travelling by coach. Embark the MV Esmeralda in Budapest.

Day 2: Budapest

Join our included tour of Budapest, the ‘Queen of the Danube’. Tonight, consider an optional illuminated Budapest tour.

Day 3: Budapest to Esztergom

We arrive in Esztergom by afternoon, with an optional tour of Esztergom and wine tasting available. We cruise overnight to Bratislava.

Day 4: Bratislava

Enjoy a day in beautiful Bratislava - why not join our optional panoramic Bratislava excursion to the top of the UFO Tower? Tonight enjoy a traditional Slovakian evening on board the MV Esmeralda.

Day 5: Bratislava to Vienna

We sail through splendid scenery to Vienna, departing this morning and arriving after lunch. Consider our optional Vienna city tour, or join us this evening on either an optional fiaker carriage ride or a Mozart and Strauss concert.

Day 6: Vienna to Krems

Sail onwards to Krems this morning, with mesmerising scenery to admire. We reach Krems by early afternoon, a town located at the confluence of the Krems and Danube rivers. Here you could choose to join our optional tour of the wonderful Wachau Valley and wine tasting.

Day 7: Krems - Melk - Durnstein - Linz

A morning’s sailing to Melk, with its Baroque Benedictine monastery and Renaissance Schallaburg Castle. This evening we cruise to Durnstein, with an optional transfer available. We cruise overnight to Linz.

Day 8: Linz to Passau

Join our included excursion to Cesky Krumlov, bisected by the Vltava River. It is dominated by its 13th-century castle with Gothic, renaissance and baroque elements, an 11-hectare garden and an original 17th-century baroque theatre. Admire the panoramic views of the old town and river from the top of its round belltower. Enjoy a gala dinner this evening and we cruise overnight to Passau.

Day 9: Disembark in Linz

Time to leave the cruise and make our way home.

Departure dates & prices 2018 Treasures of the Danube (9 or 12 days) - 5% discount on all dates.

  • Shearings brochure prices from £949pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £902pp
  • 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 £902 - Tour code RRHUBEB


Prices From


Prices From

May 27


August 19*


June 24


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

8 nights full-board cruise | Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Budapest City Tour and Ceszky Krumlov

9 Days by Air from £1068 - Tour code RAHUBEB  


Prices From


Prices From

May 29


August 21


June 26


Prices are based on Grade B 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 | Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager | 2 included excursions - Budapest City Tour and Ceszky Krumlov

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 Treasures of the Danube

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

Cruise prices from £902

Enjoy a journey of discovery on the Grand Danube, visiting the many treasures of this mighty river. Explore spectacular Vienna, the hidden gem of Bratislava and the magnificent city of Budapest. This is sure to be a unique tour and cruise experience.

This wonderful Treasures of the Danube cruise 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.

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 Regensburg areas, or by Air to Budapest returning from Vienna/Munich
  • 8 nights full-board cruise
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Budapest City Tour and Ceszky Krumlov

Holiday Highlights - Treasures of the Danube

  • Enjoy an en route visit to Prague (coach passengers only)
  • Discover Bratislava’s Old Town and Vienna, the ‘City of Waltzes’
  • Visit Budapest, a truly unique city
  • Marvel at picturesque Ceszky Krumlov

Your Ship: MV Esmeralda

There is no doubt that the Danube is a beautiful river to cruise along, and what better way to appreciate this picturesque waterway than aboard the luxury cruise ship MV Esmeralda.

This ship Offers 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....

  • Budapest Uncovered
  • Schonbrunn Palace
  • Panoramic Bratislava
  • Explore Esztergom and Wine Tasting
  • Evening Mozart and Strauss Concert
  • Vienna By Night
  • Medieval Ceszky Krumlov
  • Majestic Melk Abbey

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

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