Your Cruise Itinerary - Great Cities of the Danube

Day 1 Embark in Passau, cruise to Vienna

Board the MV Esmeralda in Passau and meet fellow travellers over our evening meal. We cruise to Vienna overnight.

Day 2 Vienna

Enjoy a day of sailing, waking to beautiful changing scenery. We arrive in Vienna late this afternoon, with time to discover the city in the evening on our optional excursions - a horse-drawn fiaker carriage ride or a Mozart and Strauss concert.

Day 3 Vienna to Budapest

The morning and afternoon is devoted to magnificent Vienna. Why not join our optional tour of Vienna and visit to Schonbrunn Palace? Enjoy dinner on board this evening as we sail overnight to Budapest.

Day 4 Budapest to Bratislava

Enjoy breakfast and head to the Sun Deck for our morning arrival in beautiful Budapest. We moor for the day, ready to discover one of Europe’s most interesting capitals with an included city tour.

Day 5 Bratislava to Melk

We spend the morning cruising to Bratislava. Discover the Old Town dominated by the impressive castle, or join our optional hidden Bratislava tour to explore further. We then set sail and cruise through the night to Melk.

Day 6 Melk to Linz

Melk is famous for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Renaissance castle. We spend the day exploring at leisure or why not join our optional excursion to visit Melk Abbey? This evening, we sail overnight to Linz.

Day 7 Linz

Discover Linz’s beautiful cathedral and enjoy our included transfer to the classical city of Salzburg.

Day 8 Disembark in Linz

Time to leave the ship, with memories of a fantastic cruise.

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - 10 Days by Coach Tour Code RRATAEC

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings Reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 + Tour Code

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

June 6*

£1189
£1130

August 29*

£1189
£1130

June 27*

£1189
£1130

September 5*

£1189
£1130

August 22*

£1189
£1130

September 12*

£1189
£1130

Prices are based on Grade B cabin, upgrades are available call for details. * Tour also available with North Sea ferry crossing (Hol. Code: RNATAED/E/F, Dep. Code: Z), supplements may apply. Single supplement £189. Dep. Code: X

  • Return travel from the UK by coach with overnight stays in Liege, by North Sea with overnight ferry travel and overnight stays in the Rhineland area (Board basis varies at overnight stays.)
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Visit to Salzburg

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - 8 Days by Air Tour Code RAATAEG

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings Reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 + Tour Code

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

June 7

£1234
£1173

August 30

£1234
£1173

June 28

£1234
£1173

September 6

£1234
£1173

August 23

£1234
£1173

September 13

£1234
£1173

Prices are based on Grade B cabin, upgrades are available call for details. Air holidays are based on flights with Lufthansa from Manchester, regional departures are available (supplements may apply). Single supplement £139.

  • Return travel from the UK by air to Vienna/Munich
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Visit to Salzburg

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - 10 Days by Rail Tour Code RLATAEC/D/E

Shearings Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Shearings Reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 + Tour Code

Dates

Prices

Dates

Prices

June 6

£1659
£1577

August 29

£1659
£1577

June 27

£1659
£1577

September 5

£1659
£1577

August 22

£1659
£1577

September 12

£1659
£1577

. Prices are based on Main Deck cabin. Upgrades are available call for details. Single supplement £189

  • Return travel from the UK by rail from London St Pancras via Brussels and with overnight stays in Frankfurt
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Visit to Salzburg

Shearings Holidays
Great Cities of the Danube

8 or 10 Day Holidays by Coach or Air - 5% Discount

Prices from only £1130

 

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and stunning Budapest. You could sample some Wachau Valley wine or tour beautiful Melk Abbey. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

To book this wonderful Great Cities of the Danube cruise holiday with Shearings call them direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote the Travel 55 discount code S9990 to receive the 5% discount. 

It’s never been more important to book with an operator you can trust. Your Shearings river cruise will be fully protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). Travel by coach and you’re also protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays protection scheme, and air holidays are protected by our ATOL licence.

Tour prices from only £997

 

A wonderful cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From elegant Vienna to beautiful Budapest and the ancient splendour of Bratislava, immerse yourself in some of Europe's most magical capitals. This Shearings tour comes with a 5% discount saving from River Cruise Holidays. So book today to save money on this majestic trip.

Travel 55 offer you 5% discount on Shearings holidays and tours. To book, call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote S9990 for the Travel 55 discount price. 

Holiday Highlights

  • Admire Vienna’s elegance and culture
  • Marvel at Budapest’s Gothic architecture
  • Explore Bratislava’s charming Old Town
  • Discover wonderful wines in the Wachau Valley

What's Included

  • Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays in Liege, by North Sea with overnight ferry travel and overnight stays in the Rhineland area, by Air to Vienna/Munich, or by Rail from London StPancras via Brussels and with overnight stays in Frankfurt. (Board basis varies at overnight stays.)
  • 7 nights full-board cruise
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Imperial Budapest and Visit to Salzburg

Your Ship: MV Esmeralda

The Danube is a beautiful river to cruise along, and what better way to appreciate this picturesque waterway than aboard the MV Esmeralda.

Offering quality and modern accommodation for over 100 passengers, we're delighted to welcome you on board this elegant ship as we visit the Great Cities of the Danube.

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Must See - Wachau Valley

Stretching for over 20 miles, the Wachau Valley is found between Krems and Melk. This valley is on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its architecture, settlements and agricultural land, which show how this medieval landscape has evolved over time.

This beautiful valley includes romantic towns and villages, impressive vineyards, historical castles and medieval ruins. Two of the most spectacular sights include the Baroque monastery in Durnstein and the Benedictine abbey in Melk.

Included excursions…

Half day: Imperial Budapest

Join us as we discover the magnifi cence of this splendid city, famous for its amazing architecture and cultural attractions.

Full day: Salzburg Transfer

We enjoy an included transfer into Salzburg, spending the day exploring this beautiful city. Visit Mozart’s birthplace, Mirabell Palace, and much more.

Discover more with our optional excursions....

  • Melk Abbey
  • Discover Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace
  • Evening Horse-drawn Fiaker Carriage Ride
  • Evening Mozart and Strauss Concert
  • Hidden Bratislavia
  • Classical Salzburg Guided Walking Tour

Book optional excursions on board from only £12

Pre-book now and save 10%

Great deals for group bookings

Take your group on one of Shearings holidays for an unforgettable experience. Take advantage of FREE places on many tours for groups of more than 20, with up to four free places for groups of over 40.

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Holiday Highlights

  • Vienna’s elegance and culture
  • Enjoy the Baroque and Gothic architecture of Passau
  • Bratislava’s charming old town
  • Discover wonderful wines at Durnstein

Optional Excursions

  • Guided walking tour of Durnstein
  • Vienna & Schonbrunn Palace
  • Mozart & Strauss concert
  • Vienna by night
  • Imperial Budapest
  • Guided walking tour of Bratislava & Noddy Train
  • Melk Abbey
  • Full day tour to the UNESCO town of
  • Travelling by air? Why not extend your Cesky Krumlov

Your Ship: MV Esmeralda

The Danube is a beautiful river to cruise along, and what better way to appreciate this picturesque waterway than aboard the MV Esmeralda.

Offering quality and modern accommodation for over 100 passengers, we're delighted to welcome you on board this elegant ship as we visit the Great Cities of the Danube.


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