Your Cruise Itinerary - Treasures of the Danube

Day 1: Embark in Budapest

Embark the MV Esmeralda in Budapest and enjoy some free time.

Day 2: Budapest

Join our included tour of Budapest, the ‘Queen of the Danube’. Tonight, consider an optional illuminated Budapest tour.

Day 3: Budapest to Esztergom

We arrive in Esztergom by afternoon, with an optional tour of Esztergom and wine tasting available. We cruise overnight to Bratislava.

Day 4: Bratislava

Enjoy a day in beautiful Bratislava - why not join our optional hidden Bratislava excursion?

Day 5: Bratislava to Vienna

We sail through splendid scenery to Vienna, departing this morning and arriving after lunch. Consider our optional Vienna city tour, or join us this evening on either an optional fiaker carriage ride or a Mozart and Strauss concert.

Day 6: Vienna to Krems

Sail onwards to Krems this morning, with mesmerising scenery to admire. We reach Krems by early afternoon, a town located at the confluence of the Krems and Danube rivers. Here you could choose to join our optional tour of the wonderful Wachau Valley and wine tasting.

Day 7: Krems - Melk - Durnstein - Linz.

A morning’s sailing to Melk, with its Baroque Benedictine monastery and Renaissance Schallaburg Castle. This evening we cruise to Durnstein, with an optional transfer available. We cruise overnight to Linz.

Day 8: Linz

Join our included excursion to the city of Salzburg - the home of Mozart, before our gala dinner this evening.

Day 9: Disembark in Linz

Time to leave the cruise and make our way home.

Departure dates & prices 2020 Treasures of the Danube - 5% discount on all dates

Shearings brochure price in Black from £1129

Travel 55 discount price in Red from  £1073

Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 ref: S9990 + tour code

*The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

12 days by coach. Brochure prices from £1129 - Discount prices from £1073
June 7 August 16

Hol. Code: RRHUBEB
Dep. Code: X

9 days by air. Brochure prices from £1269 - Discount prices from £1206
June 8 August 18

Hol. Code: RAHUBEB

Prices are based on Grade B cabin, upgrades are available call for details. Air holidays are based on flights with easyJet from London Gatwick, regional departures are available call for details (supplements may apply).

Must See - Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is the country’s political, cultural and economic centre, housing the parliament. The city is home to several universities, museums, theatres and galleries. It’s also the only national capital that borders two countries - Austria and Hungary, and it also straddles the Danube. Explore the Old Town on foot to discover the Main Square, town hall and the famous manhole - Ganymedes!

All holidays subject to Shearings Terms and Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on the website.

Shearings Holidays
Treasures of the Danube

9 or 12 day cruising holiday - 5% discount

2020 prices from only £1073

The Grand Danube. Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful cities and captivating scenery in central Europe as Shearings embark on a journey of discovery on The Grand Danube. Visit the key cities of this mighty river including spectacular Vienna, the hidden gem of Bratislava and the magnificent city of Budapest. You’ll discover picture-postcard towns and villages such as Krems, Melk, Linz and Kalocsa, famous for its Pustza Horses. This is sure to be a unique tour and cruise experience.  

To book this wonderful Treasures 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.

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

  • Enjoy an en route visit to Prague (coach passengers only)
  • Discover Bratislava’s Old Town and Vienna, the ‘City of Waltzes’
  • Visit Budapest, a truly unique city
  • Marvel at wonderful Schonbrunn Palace

What's Included

  • Return travel from the UK by Coach with overnight stays including en route dinner/dinner and breakfast in Germany and Belgium, or by Air to Budapest returning from Munich.
  • 8 nights full-board cruise
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Budapest City Tour and Ceszky Krumlov

Optional Excursions

  • Illuminated Budapest
  • Explore Esztergom and Wine Tasting
  • UFO Tower Bratislava
  • Discover Vienna
  • Evening Mozart and Strauss Concert
  • Vienna By Night
  • Durnstein Transfer
  • Majestic Melk Abbey
  • Medieval Cesky Krumlov

Book optional excursions on board from only £9

Pre-Book now and save up to 10%

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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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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