Delightful Danube River Cruise

** Save up to 50% & FREE cabin upgrade – £1,750 per person **

9 day itinerary with 7 nights cruising on a Travelmarvel river ship offering unique cultural experiences in up to 7 towns, villages and cities.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Seven nights cruising aboard the river ship, Travelmarvel
  • Discover a host of impressive sights in Budapest
  • Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse, taking in some of the city’s most famous buildings
  • Enjoy a festive night of Bavarian food, music and folk dancing
  • Enjoy a stroll past rustic town houses and taverns of Durnstein
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK*
  • 22 Meals – 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners, plus onboard water stations, complimentary soft drink, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board your cruise

This incredible 9 day trip starts from £1,495 per person (SAVING up to £1,750pp).

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Detailed Itinerary & River Cruise Ship Details

Day 1: Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship

Fly from the UK and arrive in the enthralling city of Budapest, where your contemporary river ship awaits on the Danube River. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travellers and Cruise Director before a relaxing dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights, Travelmarvel river ship

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Budapest

Awake to views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting cities this morning. Disembark and learn the vibrant history of Budapest as your local guide takes you to a host of impressive sights, such as the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delightful Gala Dinner while you cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3: Vienna

Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse, taking in some of the city’s most famous buildings. On arrival in the centre, a walking tour will provide an insider’s view of sights such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben and Hofburg Palace. Afterwards, maybe visit the Naschmarkt and browse the stalls. This evening, you could enjoy an optional concert, featuring music from Mozart to ‘The Sound of Music’.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4: Vienna

With the day at leisure, perhaps explore the Hofburg area or wander along Karntnerstrasse, the city’s famous shopping strip. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, or head across the border to former soviet Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5: Durnstein, Melk

Cruise to the town of Durnstein and enjoy a stroll past rustic town houses and taverns. Along the way, gaze up to the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Later, dock in Melk and tour through Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6: Passau

After breakfast, cruise to beautiful Passau. Perhaps join an optional tour to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or visit Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’.

Tonight, enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7: Regensburg

Continue along the Danube River to Regensburg, located in the southern region of the Bavarian Forest. Here, wander along its cobblestone lanes, taking a journey through the ages as you explore the historic streets, medieval buildings and cultural sites on your guided walking tour.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8: Nuremberg

Arrive in Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s famous rallies during World War II. Take a city tour this afternoon, which includes sights such as the Zeppelin Field and Palace of Justice. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel in Nuremberg for the night.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 9: Nuremburg, Disembark Ship, Depart Munich

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals: Breakfast

Travelmarvel Polaris River Cruise Ship

This stylish vessel has been custom designed specifically for Europe’s waterways and features modern decor as well as a host of spacious public areas.

  • Take advantage of the ship’s state of the art facilities, including the rooftop garden and bar and the heated whirlpool
  • With a stellar satisfaction rating from Travelmarvel guests, their Cruise and Tour Directors are the best in Europe
  • Enjoy more dining options. Whether you feel like a four course meal in the ship’s fine dining restaurant, a more relaxed pub-style setting such as McGeary’s Bar, or something a little lighter in the Lounge, the decision is yours

Dining experiences: Dinner in the Constellations Restaurant is a four-course affair, where regional specialties are always featured. For a lighter buffet option you can head to the True North Lounge, or kick back and relax in McGeary’s Bar, an Irish pub serving traditional pub fare. No matter your choice, lunch and dinner is always accompanied by local wine and beer, as well as soft drinks, and enjoy barista coffee in the morning.

Spacious staterooms and suites: Each stateroom and suite features an en suite bathroom and personal climate control; great storage; queen or twin bedding with plush linen; plus a TV, safe and mini-fridge. Owner’s Suites and French Balcony suites also feature blockout blinds and electronic windows that slide down to form a French balcony.

Dedicated staff: They take care of everything. The Cruise and Tour Directors are known as the very best in Europe. Always available to provide personalised information and suggestions, they ensure you enjoy a holiday experience you simply could not have on your own. A high staff-to-guest ratio onboard each ship guarantees you’ll be well looked after while on Europe’s rivers.

Onboard entertainment: With a range of acts to suit different tastes, live entertainment on your ship guarantees there is never a dull moment. Resident onboard entertainers will elevate your evenings so you can relax with a drink and enjoy some live music. You can also expect performances by local acts as well as a range of activities. What’s more, new Infotainment systems allow you to watch it all from the comfort of your suite.

Stylish social spaces: Multiple social areas provide a suitable retreat between touring. Soak up some sun on the Sun Deck, enjoy the putting green, a dip in the whirlpool, or grab a drink at the Sky Deck Bar. The True North Lounge provides another perfect retreat. Admire the scenery thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows, or enjoy the fresh air while relaxing in the Alfresco Lounge.

Easier access: Your access to top deck scenery never ends. With a two-and-a-half deck design, there’s no need to end the party; you can access the top deck throughout your entire cruise. Plus, an internal all-weather staircase connects the Lounge to the Sun Deck above, so you can easily access the different levels. And with an elevator between internal decks, your ease of movement throughout the contemporary ships is greater than ever.

Staying active on board: An onboard fitness room, whirlpool, putting green and walking track are available for those wanting to keep up their fitness. Bicycles are also available on board and are free to use for onshore excursions. You might like to cycle around one of the many picturesque European villages or head to a local vineyard for a leisurely picnic.

Departures & Prices

SAVE up to 50% and receive a FREE cabin upgrade on this incredible 9 day premium river cruise with prices starting at £1,495 per person and operated by one of specialist travel partners Travelmarvel.

July 2022 departures from £1,495pp (SAVE up to £1,750pp)

August 2022 departures from £1,695pp (SAVE up to £1,550pp)

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