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The Blue Danube River Cruise for solo travelers

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises

 

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Save up to $200pp off a voyage on our brand-new ship MS Riviera Radiance

 

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The price you see is the price you pay

  • Discover the extraordinary Esztergom Basilica in our morning tour before sailing past the enchanting towns and villages of Hungary and Slovakia
  • Enjoy a morning tour of the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, soaking up the rich culture of the 17th century castle and Hviezdoslav Square
  • Explore Dürnstein, famous for its ice blue tower of its abbey, and the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned
  • Discover the charming baroque town of Lindz, or visit the main sights of Salzburg such as the Hohensalzburg fortress, the Hellbrunn Palace and the gardens of the Mirabell Palace
  • Visit Vienna and all of its cultural sights, including St Stephen's Cathedral, the colossal Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace
  • Cruise the Hungarianlandscape until we reach Budapest, and experience a guided tour of the iconic Parliament Building and ancient Castle Hill
  • Enjoy our live classical quartet recital and Hungarian folklore show on board the ship
 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
7 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Welcome dinner and drinks to get to know your fellow travelers
Expert Tour Manager that specialises in solo travel, looking after you throughout
All port charges & taxes
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
 

Overview

Soak up all that Europe’s most cultured river has to offer, with its wealth of grand baroque architecture, medieval cities, picture perfect towns and the sights that inspired Strauss and Mozart. Stepping aboard you will appreciate the superb surroundings of your floating luxury hotel for the next seven nights with spacious and well-appointed cabins or suites, private bathrooms and meticulously prepared fine cuisine.

From Budapest, we slip our moorings and head on our journey north to Esztergom spending the morning exploring its historic center, which once was Hungary’s capital, before continuing westwards to the beautiful old town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Navigating through Lower Austria we then reach the romantic town of Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, having been shipwrecked on his return from the crusades. After we visit the remarkable monastery in Melk, with its 200m long Emperor’s Gallery, lined with portraits of Austrian emperors.

Soon we arrive in Linz where we take the short drive to Salzburg. During the guided tour of the old town we will see the imposing fortress Hohensalzburg towering over the city and of course the birthplace and residence of Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous citizen.  On our way back eastwards we will reach classical Vienna, home of Strauss and many great composers. This city offers up so much wonderful architecture as well as a host of other things to see including the Spanish riding school.

Finally, cruising into Hungary, we arrive back in imperial Budapest, straddling the picturesque Danube. After a guided tour of this palatial city we spend the evening on board, where the Captain hosts another spectacular dinner, an excellent finale to this most exceptional and relaxing cruise.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person based on one person in a twin cabin for sole occupancy. The price includes: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned 
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director and concierge

Extend Your Cruise

City Stay Option

3 night City Stay in Vienna from only $1,660

In 2023 - add four days to your vacation, staying at the centrally located Hotel Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna.

You’ll have seen many highlights of Vienna during your cruise. Now you are free to explore at your own pace. Hire a bicycle, view the city from the iconic Wiener Riesenrad ferris wheel or relax amidst the elegant café culture, there’s an absolute wealth of things to do and see. Find out more

Peters Church on Petersplatz. Vienna, Austria. Evening view.
 
 

Our Drinks Package

What drinks packages do we offer?
 

Standard - $179pp


Available for purchase on 2023 departures (excluding July & Aug)

During lunch and dinner in our restaurants

  • House wines and draught beer
  • Soft drinks and juices
     

View the example bar list.
To To purchase the drinks package please contact us.

 

 

 

Superior - worth $500pp


Included free on 2024 departures

With lunch in our restaurants:

  • Regional and house wines and draught beers, including non-alcoholic
  • Soft drinks and juices

From 6pm to midnight in our bars and restaurants, all of the above plus:

  • Cocktail and mocktail of the day
  • House spirits, mixers and regional wine
  • Selection of pre and after-dinner drinks 
     

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Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro, Forint
  • Languages: Hungarian, German, Slovak
  • Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your vacation with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the vacation due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us to discuss these concerns. 

Personalize Your Vacation

Visit the Spanish Riding School in Vienna from €16pp

Enjoy a visit to the Spanish Riding School, the only institution in the world that has practised classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école for over 440 years and continues to do so.

Please contact us for details.

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