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Enjoy concerts, recitals and more as you sail from Vienna to Budapest

Join your music host for three days in the enchanting city of Vienna, followed by a music-themed cruise. Sail from Vienna to Budapest along the beautiful Danube, with stops at Esztergom, Bratislava and more. Look forward to performances on board ship from your expert hosts, together with concerts ashore. The programme will be revealed prior to departure.


3 nights in a hotel, 7 aboard the ship

26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners


  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Tour of Budapest
  • A programme of music themed excursions to be confirmed

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Day 1 UK to Vienna

Vienna night city view

Fly to Vienna for a three-night stay at the 4-star Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier (4Q).

Day 2 Vienna

The beautiful Annakirche

Enjoy an included half-day tour of Vienna.

Day 3 Vienna


Spend today at leisure in Vienna before an included evening concert in the city.

Day 4 Vienna to Dürnstein


Enjoy the morning in Vienna before embarking Filia Rheni ll. Cruise the Danube to Dürnstein, with a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight, together with music from your host.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 5 Dürnstein to Melk


Explore Dürnstein this morning, then set sail to Melk, arriving early afternoon. Explore independently or visit the Benedictine abbey on an optional excursion. Later in the afternoon depart Melk and sail via Ybbs overnight to Passau. Look forward to more on-board music this evening.

Melk Austria Europe

Day 6 Passau to Linz


Arrive in Passau this morning and enjoy a walking tour. Depart from Passau after lunch and sail to Linz, arriving after dinner.

Linz Austria Europe

Day 7 Linz

Linz, Austria

This morning an included visit takes you to Ansfelden, the birthplace of the composer Anton Bruckner, to visit the Bruckner Museum. Returning to your ship, sail this afternoon for Bratislava, enjoying a Hungarian-themed concert from your host this evening.

Linz Austria Europe

Day 8 Bratislava


Arrive in Bratislava where you can explore the old town and early Cathedral. This evening look forward to a classical recital from your host as you sail overnight for Esztergom.

Bratislava Slovakia Europe

Day 9 Esztergom to Budapest

Esztergom abounds with charm

Esztergom is home to Hungary's largest basilica. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the Szentendre artistic community before departing at lunchtime for Budapest.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 10 Budapest

The Chain Bridge in Budapest

Spend today and overnight moored in Budapest. An included city tour this morning reveals the highlights, followed by a concert performance this evening.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 11 Budapest to UK

Budapest on the Danube

Disembark your ship and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Please note

The dates and times of concerts may be subject to change during your river cruise.

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from £1,729 per person 10 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required