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The Beautiful Danube: Budapest to Vienna

The Danube

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  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Cruise along the beautiful Danube…

A full day in the vibrant city of Budapest provides a memorable start to your holiday, before you embark on a scenic cruise through the peaceful riverscapes of Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

Cocktail Free bar open 15 hours a day

Cocktail Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Person Cruise Host


  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Return flights and transfers

MapIncluded excursions

  • Tour of Budapest OR culinary themed walking tour of Budapest
  • Bratislava city tour

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration

The free bar is open from 9am to midnight and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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27/07/2022 UK to Budapest

Budapest with the River Danube

Fly to Budapest, where you'll embark Spirit of the Danube. Once you've settled into your cabin, enjoy dinner on board.

Your ship remains moored here for the next two nights.

Budapest Hungary Europe

28/07/2022 Budapest 🎧

Old Fisherman Bastion, Buda Castle, Budapest

Explore the many treasures of Budapest. An included city tour will show you the highlights, including Buda, the western part of the city which is the older and more graceful half, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and Buda Castle. You will also see the Hungarian Parliament buildings and Heroes' Square in Pest, on the east bank of the Danube. It’s the administrative and commercial centre, with wide avenues and 19th-century public buildings.

Alternatively, you can opt for an included culinary themed walking tour of Budapest to experience the local food and culture.

This afternoon, optional excursions to Gödöllo Palace and Lazar Equestrian Park Horse Farm are available.

Budapest Hungary Europe

29/07/2022 Budapest to Esztergom

Esztergom, Hungary

Begin your cruise early this morning along the Danube to Esztergom, arriving midday.

An impressive basilica dominates the skyline, sitting high above the town and Danube River, however there's more to this town than this mighty domed structure – the country's first king, St Stephen, was born here in 975 and it was the royal seat from the late 10th to the mid-13th centuries.

Perhaps learn more about the nearby village of Szentendre on an optional excursion this afternoon.

Depart early this evening, sailing into Slovakian waters and to Bratislava.

Esztergom Hungary Europe

30/07/2022 Bratislava 🎧

Bratislava, Slovakia

Founded over 2,000 years ago Bratislava is now the capital of Slovakia and you will arrive here this morning. It was also capital of Hungary for a while during the late Middle Ages, showing how the chequered histories of these central European countries are inter-related.

Spend the morning exploring the city during an included tour, which includes a walk through the Old Town to see the Archbishop’s Palace, St Martin’s Cathedral, the Market Square, Town Hall and more...

Set sail before lunch.

Bratislava Slovakia Europe

31/07/2022 Linz 🎧

Castle Square in Linz, Germany

After a leisurely day cruising you'll arrive in Linz this afternoon. Take the opportunity to explore this historic and cultural gem independently.

Wander through cobblestone streets admiring architecture that spans the centuries, and visit Main Square, one of the biggest in Central Europe. You might like to visit the new cathedral with its towering spire or take in some culture at the Lentos Art Museum.

Set sail late tonight and cruise towards Passau.

Linz Austria Europe

01/08/2022 Passau 🎧

City of Passau, Germany

Arrive this morning and spend a full day in Passau, which is set at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. The city can be explored on an optional walking tour this morning, or you may choose to spend the day in Salzburg on another optional excursion.

Cruise overnight towards Melk.

Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

02/08/2022 Melk to Dürnstein 🎧

Melk Abbey, Melk

This morning you arrive in Melk and can visit the Benedictine Abbey for which Melk is justly famous on an optional excursion.

Enjoy some free time to explore before setting sail for Dürnstein, which is set in the stunning Wachau Valley, around midday.

Spend the rest of the afternoon here at leisure, with the opportunity to explore during an optional walking tour, before sailing this evening towards Vienna.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

03/08/2022 Vienna

Disembark Spirit of the Danube after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Beautiful Danube: Budapest to Vienna

The Danube