Danube River Cruise with Romania

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$5299 per person
Duration
14 days
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AFFORDABLE LUXURY Danube River Cruise with Romania

Discover the magic of Europe on this stunning river cruise and escorted tour. Cruise aboard a sleek, modern river cruise ship on a stunning journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Then explore the wonders of Romania, with its legendary monasteries and castles.
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Sail the world's most beautiful waters on a European river cruise that offers the unique opportunity to visit historic cities and charming towns. Start your voyage in either Regensburg and watch the wonders of Europe come to you. Then the coach tour leg of this stunning journey uncovers the mysteries of Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest and more!

What's included

Destination
Austria , Germany , Hungary , Romania , Slovakia Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Regensburg, Germany
Return Location
Bucharest, Romania
Tour Start Date & Time
May 18, 2025 2:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs 2024 & 2025: Contact us for the full list of available dates Booking Code: DRRG14M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Activities as per the itinerary
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Complementaries
Drinks with Dinner: Wine & beer is included with cruise dinners
Additional Prices
Cabin Upgrades from $650 per person: Upgrade to a Window or French balcony cabin Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: We can book hotel stays in Europe. Optional Tours: Optional tours can be booked in advance to save. Contact us for current prices. Flights from Australia: Please request a quote for special international airfares. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote. Solo Travellers: Please contact us for current single supplements.

European river cruise overview

Cruise aboard a sleek, modern river cruise ship on a stunning journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Begin in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore 2500-year-old town of Passau or choose to join the optional tour to picturesque Salzburg. Tour the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, before stopping in Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Take in the stunning palaces of Vienna and experience the young and old in the city of Bratislava. Final stop on the cruise is Budapest, where you view the medieval architecture of Budapest and panoramic views from atop Fisherman’s Bastion.

The spectacular journey continues with a drive into Romania and overnight stay at Timisoara, a vibrant city on the Bega River. Then travel to Transylvania to explore the mythical 14th century Hunedoara Castle. Marvel at other impressive castles and monasteries, including fabled Bran Castle, known famously as ‘Dracula’s Castle’. So many breathtaking experiences will be enjoyed before the tour comes to an end in beautiful Bucharest, commonly called the ‘Paris of the East’.

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River Cruise Sale

Hurry, cabins on spectacular Danube River Cruises are in high demand and you can save when you book by 24 October 2024!

Lead-price departures are available on select dates in November 2025 and cabins are limited.

For current availability and prices, please call 1300 168 910 between 9:30am to 4:30pm weekdays or email [email protected] anytime!

Please note: Cabins are limited. Prices are per person, based on twin share. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and can change without notice. Please contact us for single traveller rates. International airfares are not included, but can be added on request. Conditions apply. Booking code DRRG14M.

Inclusions at a glance

  • 13 nights accommodation
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard MS Monarch Queen
    • 1 night Timisoara
    • 1 night Sibiu
    • 2 nights Brasov
    • 2 nights Bucharest
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • 31 meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 12 dinners
  • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
  • Tour manager in Timisoara, Sibiu, Brasov & Bucharest
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special features

  • Tour the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture
  • Stop in Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube
  • Take a city tour of Vienna and view Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Explore the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center in Bratislava
  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Take a walking tour of Sibiu, with its impressive Old Town
  • Discover Sighisoara, one of Romania’s most charming medieval towns
  • Tour medieval Bran Castle, made famous by Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula
  • Romantic Peles Castle, former summer residence of Romania’s first royal family

River Cruise features & amenities

  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits (extra charge)
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

 

Budapest, Hungary
Enjoy time to explore stunning cities, like Budapest with its famous Fisherman’s Bastion.
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DAY 1

Embark in Regensburg

DAY 2

Regensburg City Tour

DAY 3

Morning in Passau

DAY 4

Melk Abbey

DAY 5

Vienna City Tour

DAY 6

Bratislava City Tour

DAY 7

Budapest City Tour

DAY 8

Disembarkation, Timisoara City Tour

DAY 9

Depart for Sibiu, Visit Hunedoara en route

DAY 10

Tour Sibiu & Sighisoara, Travel to Brasov

DAY 11

Tour Bran Castle, Brasov City Tour

DAY 12

Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery en route to Bucharest

DAY 13

Bucharest City Tour

DAY 14

End of Tour, Depart Romania

More about Austria

Officially known as the Republic of Austria, there's a lot more to discover about this landlocked European country than schnitzel, strudel and the Sound of Music, but that's still part of the fun. Bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, you can understand why Austria is so culturally rich. There are a couple of things you might not know about Austrians, like they are the top recyclers in the world, they love their coffee and enjoy a rich coffee house culture, plus, much like Mexico, they celebrate death and there's even a funeral museum in Vienna. From fine arts to classical music and historic monuments, there's much to experience in Austria!

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.

More about Hungary

The landlocked country of Hungary shares its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The capital of Budapest is a great city to explore, with its medieval Castle Hill, Fisherman's Bastion and impressive Parliament Building. It's split by the Danube River and many European river cruises either start of end in Budapest. And if you're wondering, Hungarian goulash really is from Hungary. The tasty soup made from beef and vegetables and flavoured with paprika is known locally as Gulyásleves (gulyás is herdsman and leves is soup in Hungarian); because it originates from a dish cooked by the cattlemen of the Great Hungarian Plain.

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Sail the world's most beautiful waters on a European river cruise that offers the unique opportunity to visit historic cities and charming towns. Start your voyage in either Regensburg and watch the wonders of Europe come to you. Then the coach tour leg of this stunning journey uncovers the mysteries of Sibiu, Brasov, Bucharest and more!

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, full itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This special deal is based on the following river cruises departures:

2024 & 2025 – Select dates from May to November

Prices vary depending on your travel date and can change without notice.
Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current cost.

Tour start time

Embarkation begins at 2pm and details will be provided upon confirmation.

If you add international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

Cruise ships are carefully selected based on overall quality, itinerary, price, food, service and cleanliness. All cabins are standard rooms with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgrade.

All cabins have two twin beds that can be pushed together or separated. While at port, the vessel may be docked adjacent to another ship which may obstruct window views. We recommend you close the cabin curtains before turning in at night for privacy.

While double docked, ships often continue to run their engines for air-conditioning and other services. Depending upon the wind direction, residual engine fumes may enter some cabins. This is a temporary situation, alleviated once the ship moves. The cruise operator reserves the right to make ship substitutions with those of equal standard.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

While most of the time river cruises operate as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice.

In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. When the option exists, the operator will "swap ships" with another vessel sailing in the opposite direction, retaining the sailing experience. Crew, ship and cabin configuration may differ. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, the tour operator will endeavour to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

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Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

Safety measures and peace of mind.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

How to make a booking:

This travel deal is valid for a limited time. Early bird rates end on 24 October 2024. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required. Lead price was correct on 18 June 2024.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read My Travel Experience Booking Terms & Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

To make a booking please call My Travel Experience on 1300 168 910 or email [email protected].

You can also select a trip and request it via this website - please enter your preferred departure date (if known) and the number of people travelling. If you wish to submit an enquiry, please let us know your travel dates plus any other information that will help us provide a quote, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request - your booking is pending confirmation and no place is being held. Your reservation status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours - Monday to Friday.

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      Danube River Cruise with Romania

      Price
      $5299 per person
      Duration
      14 days
      Destination
      More than 1

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