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Monday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 3:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday 3:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday 4:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Premium Danube Cruise

(Tour code: DCR5)An all-inclusive cruise along the Danube river

What a civilised way to visit the magnificent cities of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. We join our luxurious ship for a gentle cruise along the River Danube. Our journey passes the dynamic capitals of Vienna and Budapest and through the scenic Wachau Valley.

10 days from£2,995per person
What’s Included
Prices & availability
Tour Highlights
  • Our 5-star ship MS AmaLyra or MS Amadolce
  • Nuremberg including a city tour
  • Regensburg including walking tour
  • Passau including walking tour
  • Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Vienna including a city tour
  • Budapest including a city tour
  • All meals and shore excursions included
  • Wine, beer, and soft drinks with both lunch and dinner
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • 5* Cruise Ship
    All-Inclusive Board Basis
    All Excursions


Book before December 12th and pay a reduced deposit of £25 per person. Terms & Conditions

Our holiday prices are now frozen until Christmas!

Additional Information Departure Times

Our tours typically depart between 8:30am and 1:00pm.

We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Day 1

Eurostar and First Class rail to Cologne

We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar for Brussels, travelling in Standard Premier Class with a light meal and drinks served on board. We change trains in Brussels and continue by First Class rail to Cologne for an overnight stay.

  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Day 2

First Class rail to Nuremberg

We depart Cologne by train, travelling in First Class to Nuremberg, where we board our fantastic 5-star ship and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. From now until the end of our cruise, the pace of your holiday is set by you - you may wish to take part in our included group shore excursions, enjoy the facilities on board or simply take it easy. 

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Day 3

Exploring Nuremberg

This morning you could choose to join the guided tour of Nuremberg, which takes in the medieval ramparts of the Old Town, as well as the grand Gothic Churches and the imposing castle. Alternatively, you could take the tour of famous sites from the Second World War, such as the Justice Palace, where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. We rejoin the ship and travel along the Main-Danube Canal, crossing the Continental Divide at Hilpoltstein.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tour of Nuremberg
Day 4


We cruise this morning to Regensburg for a walking tour. The city has one of the best-preserved medieval town centres in Europe. St Peter's Church, with its impressive stained glass windows from the middle ages, is the greatest Gothic cathedral in Bavaria and took over 600 years to build.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tour of Regensberg
Day 5

Passau and Linz

Our ship arrives into Passau this morning. You can enjoy a walking tour of this delightful town, situated on the Austrian border and dominated by the imposing Veste Oberhaus. This castle, which has never been conquered by military force, was built in 1219 and offers commanding views of the mighty river and rolling countryside. Otherwise, you could take the optional excursion to Salzburg, famous as the setting for 'The Sound of Music'. We cruise on to the elegant Austrian city of Linz, where you can explore the historic Old Town after dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tour of Passau
Day 6


This morning we arrive in Melk, situated in Austria's wine-growing region and gateway to the scenic Wachau Valley. Melk boasts a glorious Benedictine Abbey which stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube and town. We enjoy a guided tour of the Abbey, including the prestigious Marble Room and the Abbey Church, generally considered one of the most beautiful Baroque churches north of the Alps. At lunchtime we set sail down the river through the impressive scenery of the Wachau. Your afternoon is free to admire the views from the panoramic windows and enjoy tea and pastries in the comfortable lounge area. We cruise into Vienna this evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Melk Abbey tour
Belvedere Palace, Vienna
Day 7


Today we have a guided tour of the glorious city of Vienna, one of the great European capitals and the seat of the Habsburg dynasty for centuries. Vienna is full of opulent palaces, grandiose public buildings, world-class museums and beautiful churches. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring Vienna - perhaps visit one of the wonderful coffee houses for which the city is renowned, or join the optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tour of Vienna
Fishermans Bastion, Budapest
Day 8

Discovering Budapest

After cruising through the night into Hungary, we reach the capital city this morning. Budapest is known as a 'city of two halves', with stately Buda on one bank, and its lively neighbour Pest just across the water. Admire the views of this incredible city from the Fisherman's Bastion and perhaps take the funicular up Castle Hill to explore the enchanting Buda Castle complex. We enjoy a guided city tour of Budapest and then, during dinner on board, we enjoy a memorable cruise through Budapest, giving you chance to enjoy the illuminated city sights.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tour of Budapest
Day 9

First Class rail from Budapest to Nuremberg

We disembark this morning and begin our journey home, travelling by First Class rail on a scenic route that takes us through wooded hills and verdant valleys as we journey to our destination. We travel first to Vienna, where we change trains and continue in First Class to Nuremberg. We spend the night in Nuremberg at the Hotel Maritim.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 10-11

First Class rail and Eurostar to London

We leave Nuremberg and travel by train via Cologne to Brussels, travelling in First Class. In the Belgian capital we join the Eurostar to London. A light meal and drinks are served on board before our arrival at St Pancras International.

  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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