Take in the splendid scenery of the beautiful blue Danube with us on this excellent new river cruise. Sailing aboard our brand new vessel, the MS Serenade 2, this cruise will introduce you to the Danube and will call at some of the river’s finest towns and cities, as well as enjoying two included excursions.
THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE
Day One - UK to Liege
Our river cruise begins as we depart the UK, travelling to Liege, via Calais, and stay at an overnight hotel.
Day Two - Liege to Linz, cruise to Melk
In the morning, we continue our journey to Linz, where we embark the MS Serenade 2. Settle into the ship and enjoy an excellent evening meal on-board, while getting to know your fellow passengers. This evening, we depart Linz and begin our overnight cruise to Melk. (B,D)
Day Three - Melk
Enjoy a morning’s sailing on-board the MS Serenade 2, as we make our way to Melk. Consider visiting the Sun Deck to admire the views. We reach Melk after midday and have an optional excursion to consider - a trip to the magnificent Melk Abbey. Soaring above the Danube River on a rocky outcrop, this beautiful Baroque abbey is a truly stunning sight! We moor in Melk overnight. (B,L,D)
Day Four - Melk - Durnstein - Vienna
Departing Melk in the morning, enjoy the changing scenery over breakfast. We arrive at Durnstein by mid-morning, with time to explore this exciting little town at leisure. Situated in a winegrowing area, Durnstein is a lovely place to visit, and we will explore more of it and the surrounding areas with our exciting included Wachau Valley tour. After our time here, we board the MS Serenade 2 for our afternoon sailing to Vienna, arriving early evening. We will have two optional excursions to enjoy this evening - a delightful horse-drawn fiaker ride, or a trip to a Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)
Day Five - Vienna to Bratislava
Spend the morning exploring cultural Vienna with our included guided city tour. This city is famous for its many connections to amazing musicians, and we will get the opportunity to learn all about this with our excursion. By mid-afternoon, it will be time to continue our river cruise as we sail onwards to Bratislava, arriving in the evening. (B,L,D)
Day Six - Bratislava to Budapest
This morning, we can enjoy an optional excursion to discover Bratislava’s hidden delights. Take in the city’s many attractions and fine architecture, before it comes time to board the MS Serenade 2 again. We will continue onwards to Budapest, travelling through the evening. (B,L,D)
Day Seven - Budapest
Wake in this magnificent city and take in the incredible sights of the Hungarian Parliament, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge and much more. Why not join our optional city tour today, or consider our optional Illuminated Budapest excursion this evening to see this incredible city by night. (B,L,D)
Day Eight - Budapest to Regensburg Area
After breakfast, it will be time to disembark the MS Serenade 2 and continue onwards to the Regensburg area, where we stay at an overnight hotel tonight. (B,D)
Day Nine - Regensburg Area to Liege
From the Regensburg area, we continue to Liege, staying at a comfortable hotel and enjoying an evening meal. (B,D)
Day Ten - Liege to UK
On the final day of our holiday, we make our way back to the UK, via Calais, and return home. (B)
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