Cruising the Danube: Palaces, Castles and Capitals

Alte Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Alte Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Be enchanted by the scenic winding route of the Danube by way of grand historic cities with stories to tell. From Upper Austria’s Engelhartszell to Budapest, discover an opulent palace that houses master artworks, pore over artefacts at a museum whose collection includes a 22,000-year-old iconic figurine and visit beautiful castles.

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Twin/double outside S cabin (deck 1) - CALL TO BOOK
£1,729 (with flights) / $2,110 (without flights)
Single supplement – N/A as cabin is minimum 2 persons

Twin/double outside A cabin (deck 1) - CALL TO BOOK
£1,849 (with flights) / $2,269 (without flights)
Single Supp:
£155 / $210

Twin/double outside C cabin with Juliette balcony (deck 2) - CALL TO BOOK
£1,969 (with flights) / $2,430 (without flights)
Single Supp:
£180 / $245

Itinerary 2020

Day 1

We fly to Munich and upon arrival we transfer to Engelhartszell, where we join our ship – the A-ROSA Donna.

Day 2

Our cruising brings us to Vienna, the city of music and Habsburg splendour. After an early lunch, we disembark for a city tour.

Exclusive Andante excursion: In Vienna, we visit the Hofburg Palace, first built in the 13th century and expanded many times since. Next, we discover the Schloss Belvedere, where we admire Klimt’s The Kiss, among other artworks.

Day 3

We cruise into Budapest and leave our ship for a day of exploring.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Today we visit Buda Castle, once the palace complex of the Hungarian kings and today home to the Budapest History Museum. Free time follows, why not explore the Varnegyed or climb the terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion for glorious parliment views.

Day 4

After an early lunch, we disembark to discover the delights of Bratislava.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Here we visit Bratislava Castle, the symbol of the capital. From here, we also visit the Slovak National Museum, home to the 22,000-year-old Venus of Moravany. Time to explore independently follows later.

Day 5

We disembark in Krems for a tour and rejoin the ship later on in Melk.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Today we discover the UNESCO-listed Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which was founded in the 11th century and famed for its scriptorium.

Day 6

Today we transfer to Munich and fly home.

What's Included

  1. 5 nights aboard the A-ROSA Donna
  2. Joined by expert Guide Lecturer Esther Unterweger throughout the tour
  3. All meals and specified drinks onboard included
  4. Archaeological excursions throughout as stated in the itinerary
  5. Return flights from London to Munich
  6. All taxes & gratuities
  7. Transfers throughout as stated in the itinerary

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2020 Tour Details

Sun 25th Oct - Fri 30th Oct





Led By: Esther Unterweger

Guide Lecturer

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