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Historic Cities of the Danube River Cruise

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MV Esmeralda

Historic Cities of the Danube River Cruise

A spectacular twelve day adventure cruising down the Danube onboard the MV Esmeralda, halting at some magical places along the way. From magnificent Vienna to the Hungarian capital Budapest along with the medieval city of Bratislava.

• Coach travel with reserved seating on your holiday coach
• Seven nights dinner, bed and buffet breakfast and six lunches on board the MV Esmeralda
• Accommodation on board the MV Esmeralda in twin en-suite cabins with level beds
• Enjoy a Captain's dinner one evening
• Mid-morning and afternoon tea & coffee
• Entertainment programme on board the MV Esmeralda
• Overnight sailings on the outward and return journey on board P&O Ferries on a dinner, breakfast and en-suite cabin basis
• Overnight stops in a select hotel on the outward and return journeys on a dinner, bed and continental breakfast basis
• Visits to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Melk and Linz
• A selection of pre-bookable optional excursions available
• Excursion to Imperial Budapest
• Transfer to Salzburg

Discover the jewels of the River Danube from the comfort of the sensational MV Esmeralda. Relax on the spacious sun deck and enjoy breathtaking views at every turn, or maybe you would prefer to spend time inside the ship with much to keep you occupied with a large selection of books and games available in the spacious lounge. A great way to meet new friends, enjoy an evening drink at the bar or take to the dance floor to the sounds of the on-board keyboard player. With comfortable cabins, stylish decor, delicious cuisine and fantastic staff on hand, you’re sure to enjoy a memorable cruising holiday.

All cabins include: twin beds, shower and WC, television with in-house movies, telephone, safe and air-conditioning ● Sun deck ● Lounge with books and games ● Restaurant with stunning views ● Bar.

Price quoted are Main deck twin cabins, upgrade cabins are available at the following supplement (subject to availability)   

Promenade Deck Twin – £154

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The Austrian capital is bursting with artistic and historical heritage to be explored on our coach holidays, most particularly with its grand cathedrals and palaces including the St Stephens Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace and the Belevedere Palaces consisting of two wonderful pieces of architecture.

This intellectual city also has a fantastic range of restaurants and bars which include traditional Austrian cuisines from the wiener schnitzel and apple strudel to international fusions – something for everyone!

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Straddling the romantic Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and the start of the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is the most beautiful city in central Europe and a must-see coach trip destination.

Architecturally, Budapest is a gem, with enough baroque, neoclassical, eclectic and art nouveau buildings to satisfy anyone’s appetite. With parks brimming with attractions, museums filled with treasures, pleasure boats sailing up and down the scenic Danube, the Hungarian capital is a delight to visit on a coach tour both by day and by night.

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European Holiday Insurance - tailored for you!

We require you to take out some form of holiday insurance when travelling on this holiday. You are able to purchase a travel insurance policy through National Holidays, further details are available by clicking on the 'Read more' link below. If you prefer, you may take out alternative holiday insurance but we will require you to provide us with details of the insurance policy and cover.


Passport Required:
If you are a British citizen then you must bring your passport with you. If you are not a British citizen you should check via your own embassy whether you require a visa.

Please note: If you are travelling to Ireland, a passport is not required however we advise bringing a valid form of Photo ID such as a passport or a driving license.