Magnificent Danube Explorer River Cruise

From Vienna to the Danube Delta

  • Cruise on board a 4 Star River Ship in the booked category 
  • Full board on board the ship (buffetbreakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/coffee, dinner, midnight snack), starting with dinner on the 1st day, ending with breakfast on the last day, 1x as Captain‘s Dinner 
  • Entertainment programme in the bar with the ship‘s musician 
  • Luggage service on board 
  • Embarking, disembarking and lock fees and harbour dues 
  • English-speaking tour guide on board

9 Days from $2,388

per person twin share based on 10 MAY 2019 departure

Super Single Cabin Deal 9 Days from $2.488

per person single based on 10 MAY 2019 departure

Included

  • Cruise on board a 4 Star River Ship in the booked category 
  • Full board on board the ship (buffetbreakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/coffee, dinner, midnight snack), starting with dinner on the 1st day, ending with breakfast on the last day, 1x as Captain‘s Dinner 
  • Entertainment programme in the bar with the ship‘s musician 
  • Luggage service on board 
  • Embarking, disembarking and lock fees and harbour dues 
  • English-speaking tour guide on board

Included Excursions

  • City tour in Budapest
  • Excursion to Kopacki Rit National park & city walking tour of Osijek
  • City walking tour of Novi Sad
  • City tour in Belgrade incl. the fortress
  • Coach excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi incl. lunch
  • Coach excursion to Constanta
  • Boat excursion Danube Delta 
Earlybird Bookers will get a BONUS excursion
Gödöllö including visit of the castle

Itinerary

Day 1
Embarkation in Vienna-Nussdorf. Departure in the afternoon.

Day 2
Arrival in Budapest and *city tour around noon. The tour also includes a ride up to the Gellért Hill with a beautiful view on the city with its palaces, churches and bridges. The afternoon can be spent during some free time in Budapest. After lunch the guests have the possibility to join the optional excursion to **Gödöllö and see the castle and its chambers, where Empress Elisabeth once lived. In the evening the our ship leaves Budapest behind.

Day 3
After a technical stop in the border town of Mohács in the morning, the ship reaches Osijek on the Drava, in Croatia, in the afternoon. A coach excursion sets off from here to *Kopacki Rit nature park. The more than 17,000-hectare area of wetlands, ponds, backwaters and lakes boasts a wide variety of plants and animals. After the return, *sightseeing in Osijek, Croatia’s fourth-largest city, is on the programme. (In case of high- or low water the ship will stop in Vukovar instead of Osijek.) Continuation of the cruise. .

Day 4
*City tour in Novi Sad in the morning, afterwards by coach to Belgrade. In the afternoon, *city sightseeing is planned here, which not only includes the attractive Old Town with its architectural masterpieces, but also a visit to the massive Belgrade Fortress, where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the confluence of the Sava and the Danube. Continuation of the cruise in the late evening.

Day 5
Today, you will enjoy the ship’s passage through the gorge on the Danube in the more than 100 kilometre-long Djerdap section, where the Danube forms a gorge which created the largest river cliff landscape in Europe. Here, the river is narrowed down to 100 metres, is up to 70 metres deep and lined with cliffs that are over 300 metres high. In addition, historical monuments enrich the impressive fluvial topography. The most spectacular section is formed by the three kilometre-long “Iron Gate“ at the end of the gorge. An unforgettable experience!

Day 6
Arrival in the morning in the Bulgarian port Svistov, full-day excursion by coach to *Veliko Târnovo incl. lunch. It was once the capital of the second Bulgarian empire – a city just like in a picture book. Afterwards visit in the nearby open-air museum *Arbanassi with houses from the 16th and 17th century that were built as a fortress, five churches and two monasteries. Return on board in Russe.

Day 7
Arrival in the Romanian Danube port Harsova, coach excursion to *Constanta. The big harbour town at the Black Sea was founded by the Greeks and became an important harbour in Roman times. Nowadays the city is a popular destination for tourists. Return on board in Harsova.

Day 8
Sailing on the Sulina-arm to the estuary mouth into the Black Sea before noon. In Sfântu Gheorghe there is an optional *boat excursion to the unforgettable Danube Delta that stretches out on a 4.340 km² large area. It is a huge nature and bird paradise with a unique flora and fauna.

Day 9
Disembarkation after breakfast in Brail and transfer by road to Bucharest - your cruise ends here - take an extension and discover Romania.

DEPARTURE DATES 2019

10 - 18 MAY 2019 - LIMITED CABINS
Lower Deck Cabin   ~   from AUD$2.388 pp twin share   /   Single Cabin Special Very Limited AUD$2.488
Middle Deck Cabin   ~   from AUD$3.208 pp twin share   /   Single Cabin Special Very Limited AUD$3.298
Upper Deck Cabin   ~   from AUD$3.458 pp twin share   /   Single Cabin Special Very Limited AUD$4.848
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31 MAY - 08 JUN 2019
06 - 14 JUL 2019
31 JUL - 08 AUG 2019
21 - 28 AUG 2019  -  SOLD OUT
15 - 23 SEP 2019 LIMITED CABINS
Lower Deck Cabin   ~   from AUD$2.628 pp twin share   /   Single Cabin Special Very Limited AUD$2.788
Middle Deck Cabin   ~   from AUD$3.118 pp twin share   /   Single Cabin Special Very Limited AUD$3.218
Upper Deck Cabin   ~   from AUD$3.698 pp twin share   /   Single Cabin Special Very Limited AUD$5.088


*prices based on lower deck cabins - upgrades available, please call