7-Night Danube River Cruise

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AFFORDABLE LUXURY Danube River Cruise with Meals, Drinks Sightseeing

Experience the timeless beauty of Europe on this extraordinary river cruise through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Sit back and enjoy the gourmet dining, wine and beer with dinner and sightseeing tours with expert guides.
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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. Cruise aboard a sleek, modern, purpose-built ship. It's like a floating hotel, equipped with features and amenities to make your voyage comfortable and carefree. Start your voyage in either Budapest or Regensburg, depending on your preferred date, and watch the wonders of Europe come to you!

What's included

Destination
Austria , Europe , Germany , Hungary , Slovakia Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Budapest, Hungary
Return Location
Regensburg, Germany
Tour Start Date & Time
June 23, 2023 2:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs April to November, 2023: Departure prices vary, please contact us details. Booking Code: EDRCG8M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Cruise meals and non-chargeable entertainment
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
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 Upgrade: Ask us about upgrading to a 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. Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates that include your own room.

Tour overview

Sail through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany and discover the magic of Europe.

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

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Inclusions at a glance

  • 7 nights outside cabin aboard Monarch Empress, Monarch Queen or Monarch Governess
  • River port charges of US$190 per person
  • Cruise porterage
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
  • 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

  • See magnificent panoramic views of Budapest from atop Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Explore the cobblestone lanes of the historic town centre in Bratislava
  • Enjoy a city tour of Vienna and view Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Stop in Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube
  • Tour the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture

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.
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • Day 8
DAY 1

Arrive in Budapest

Arrive in Budapest, Hungary and make your own way to the port. Embarkation will begin at 2 PM. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy a gala welcome dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Budapest City Tour

Your morning tour begins on the Pest side of the city; view the Parliament, City Park and Heroes Square. Admire the Buda side with beautiful views of the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture. Explore the city's wonderful shops and cafes this afternoon on your own before you set sail for Bratislava
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3

Bratislava City Tour

This morning, enjoy the tranquil scenery as you sail along the scenic Danube. In the late afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture.

This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town centre; view St. Martin's Cathedral, coronation site of the kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colourful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening, the ship will set sail for Vienna
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Vienna City Tour

Your morning tour of romantic Vienna introduces you to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament building. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Habsburgs. Visit the gorgeous Baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

Melk Abbey

This morning, arrive in the village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning and relax on board as the boat cruises through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk, and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as you dine on board this evening
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Full Day in Passau

Today presents a wonderful opportunity to join the optional full day tour to beautiful Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg's most historic sites including the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Cemetery.

After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. If you choose to remain on board, the day is free to explore the 2500-year-old Passau. Well known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade, Passau is a town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. In the early evening, all passengers will re-join the ship and set sail for Regensburg
Optional: Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

Regensburg City Tour

Arrive in Regensburg this morning, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city's stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, the Dom St. Peter, and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Return to the ship, or spend the afternoon at leisure discovering the delights of Regensburg on your own. The ship will remain docked in port this evening as you enjoy your final night on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Depart Germany

This morning disembarkation will end at 9:30am. If you have a departure flight from Munich Airport, please make your own way to the airport. The Munich airport is approximately an hour and a half drive from the port.

Meals: Breakfast

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!

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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.

More about Slovakia

Sail the world's most beautiful waters on a European river cruise that offers the unique opportunity to visit historic cities and charming towns. Cruise aboard a sleek, modern, purpose-built ship. It's like a floating hotel, equipped with features and amenities to make your voyage comfortable and carefree. Start your voyage in either Budapest or Regensburg, depending on your preferred date, and watch the wonders of Europe come to you!

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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:

2023 – Select dates from April to November

Lowest price departures are in June, July, August and November, 2023 (subject to change and availability).

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 book 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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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.

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This travel deal is valid in January 2023 and can be withdrawn at any time. 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. Price was correct on 11 January 2023.

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.

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7-Night Danube River Cruise

Price
$1499 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
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