Imperial Cities of the Danube

River

5 Days from £1,249

Was from £1,249

Mar 2019 - Mar 2019 Departures

​Admire spectacular scenery, uncover intriguing history and visit magnificent castles, and palaces on this diverse cruise, which takes in three of Europe's most impressive capital cities.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
CRUISING
ALL BREAKFASTS

What's included

  • ​The services of a Just You Tour Manager & Local Guide 
  • Return scheduled flights from Heathrow with British Airways & overseas transfers 
  • 4 nights' accommodation on board 4* premium ship MS Vivaldi 
  • All meals on board: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners 
  • All your drinks on board (excluding Champagne & selected wines) 
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception 
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board 
  • A full programme of optional shore excursions 
  • A representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Porterage

Optional excursions

  • ​Vienna tour
  • Budapest tour 
  • Bratislava tour 

The above optional Explorer excursion package can be pre-booked from just £70 per person.

Your itinerary

​You will fly to Vienna today. Get to know your travelling companions and meet the crew over cocktails and an Austrian-themed dinner.

​Vienna is a diverse city with a vibrant culture, a vast imperial history and intriguing architecture. Why not join an optional guided tour, visiting the famous Ring – a smart boulevard lined with fine buildings, including the State Opera, the Hofburg Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Burgtheatre, one of the most important German language theatres in the world. This afternoon we'll set sail for Budapest.

​Known as the Pearl of the Danube, Budapest is Hungary's bustling capital. The river splits the city into two parts, with the modern buildings and busy streets of Pest on one side and the historic quarters of Buda on the other. Join an optional guided tour of the city, beginning in Buda. Here we'll take in the famous Chain Bridge, the enchanting castle quarter, the Fisherman's Bastion and the Matthias Church – the oldest in the city. Then we'll admire Pest's highlights, including Heroes' Square, the Szechenyi thermal baths and Vajdahunyad Castle. We'll also discover the city's famous parliament building before returning to the ship by boat. Enjoy a memorable folk evening on board before departing for Bratilsava. ​

​Once the capital of Hungary, Bratislava now serves as Slovakia's diverse capital city. Why not join an optional panoramic tour including a visit to Bratislava Castle, which harks back to medieval times. Take in the spectacular views over the Danube from the ramparts before entering the Old Town through Michael's Gate, which dates back to the Middle Ages. We'll admire the elegant buildings that fringe the central square, including the old town hall and a host of Art Nouveau treasures, and take in the Primate's Palace followed by a free afternoon. A brilliant gala evening on board rounds off our final day perfectly. ​

​After breakfast, you will disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Explorer Package – Imperial Cities of the Danube

Explorer Package – Imperial Cities of the Danube

from £70

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Vienna

We’ll set out to discover the high art of Viennese living. We’ll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie and Klangforum Wien in residence. We’ll tour the prominent institution that features about 800 events per year with our guide who will explain the hall's history. We’ll head back stage where we might be able to catch a glimpse of a performer or two! After our tour, relax in one of the local cafés and enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry. After our tour, we’ll return to the ship.

Half day – Moderate walking (comfortable shoes are recommended)

Budapest & the Parliament Building

We’ll leave by coach for a panoramic tour of the city. We’ll cross the plains of Pest and drive past Heroes’ Square, the famous Szechenyi Thermal Baths, the Zoo and Botanical Garden – a true wonder of architecture – Vajdahunyad Castle and more. We’ll then drive up the renowned Andrassy Avenue and past St. Stephen’s Basilica before following the river all the way to the white silhouette of the Parliament Building overlooking the Danube. Designed in Gothic Revival style, the Parliament took 17 years to build, with construction ending in 1902. Today, it houses the Holy Crown of Hungary, the coronation crown used by the Kingdom of Hungary for most of its existence. The building is also home to the National Assembly which has met there since its opening. You’ll be blown away by the spacious rooms, sumptuous frescoes, stained-glass windows and sculptures inside the building as much as its impressive limestone façade.

Half day - Moderate walking (comfortable shoes are recommended)

Bratislava & St. Martin’s Cathedral

We’ll leave on foot for a guided tour of Bratislava and St Martin’s Cathedral. Our walking tour will take us past the main historical monuments in the old town. We’ll then hop on our coach headed to St Martin’s Cathedral. Its massive tower is capped by a replica of the Hungarian Crown resting on a gilded pillow. The coronations of 11 kings and queens plus 8 of their consorts occurred in this «coronation church» in the 16th century. Inside, you’ll be amazed by the beautiful wood carvings and the many paintings on display, such as one of the Last Supper. It is also inside these very walls that the Missa Solemnis by Beethoven was performed for the first time. We’ll return on board after our tour.

Half day - Moderate walking (comfortable shoes are recommended)

Accommodation

Built : 2012 Length : 110 long Width : 11.40 m wide Cabins : 88 cabins Capacity : 176 passengers Facilities : lounge-bar with a dance floor - bar - dining room - large sundeck with deckchairs - lift - terrace - French balconies - gift shop. Central heating, 230 V electricity, air-conditioning, TV and video in the lounge, Wi-Fi on board – Cabin Facilities: All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

MS Vivaldi

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Dates and Prices

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5 days

Saturday 16 March 2019

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£1,054

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Edinburgh

Saturday 16 March 2019

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£1,348

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Saturday 16 March 2019

Departs

06:05 Edinburgh

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08:40 Brussels Midi

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Brussels Airlines

Saturday 16 March 2019

Departs

10:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

12:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

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Brussels Airlines

Inbound
Brussels Airlines - SN

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Departs

12:40 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

14:20 Brussels Midi

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Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines - SN

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Departs

15:45 Brussels Midi

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16:25 Edinburgh

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Manchester

Saturday 16 March 2019

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Saturday 16 March 2019

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06:10 Manchester

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08:30 Brussels Midi

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Brussels Airlines

Saturday 16 March 2019

Departs

10:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

12:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

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Brussels Airlines

Inbound
Brussels Airlines - SN

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Departs

12:40 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

14:20 Brussels Midi

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Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines - SN

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Departs

16:25 Brussels Midi

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16:45 Manchester

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Birmingham (Intl)

Saturday 16 March 2019

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£1,348

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Saturday 16 March 2019

Departs

06:20 Birmingham (Intl)

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08:35 Brussels Midi

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Brussels Airlines

Saturday 16 March 2019

Departs

10:10 Brussels Midi

Arrives

12:00 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

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Brussels Airlines

Inbound
Brussels Airlines - SN

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Departs

12:40 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

Arrives

14:20 Brussels Midi

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Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines - SN

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Departs

16:30 Brussels Midi

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16:45 Birmingham (Intl)

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London (Heathrow)

Saturday 16 March 2019

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Saturday 16 March 2019

Departs

08:05 London (Heathrow)

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11:25 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

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Wednesday 20 March 2019

Departs

11:30 Vienna (Schwechat Intl)

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13:00 London (Heathrow)

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