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The Blue Danube River Cruise with Budapest Extension

Spring promotion | Save up to $1000 per cabin

Selected departures up to October 2020 & from April to October 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • Three nights in an excellent, centrally located hotel in Budapest
  • Seven visits and tours during the cruise including guided tours in Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava; and visits to Esztergom Basilica, and Melk Abbey
  • During the extension visit the medieval town of Visegrád and enjoy a Hungarian lunch; visit picturesque Szentendre; enjoy a guided visit to Budapest’s iconic Parliament Building; visit the famous National Gallery; tour of the Royal Palace and stunning gardens at Gödöllő, former summer residence of the Habsburgs; experience the dramatic ‘Puszta’ on our scenic tour into Hungary’s Great Plain and watch a performance by some of the region’s most famous horsemen
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • A packed lunch during the full day trip to Salzburg
  • Breakfast at the hotel in Budapest
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director and concierge 
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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
3 nights in hotel accommodation
10 visits & tours
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
All port charges & taxes
 

Overview

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 centre, 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

The Blue Danube River Cruise

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. 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

Our Drinks Package


 

7 night drinks package available from $159 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please click here.

To purchase the drinks package please contact us.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro, Forint
  • Deposit: $400 per person
  • Languages: Hungarian, German 
  • 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. 

Personalise Your Holiday

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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