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Trip Type : River Cruise

The Blue Danube

Titan Travel
4.9 . Excellent
97%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 1,943 $ 243 / day
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Overview

Short Description

As an inspiration to many, the majesty of the Danube and the great cities nestled along its route have been the creative trigger for great works of literature, art and music. This enchanting river presents the most romantic and scenic way to travel between central and eastern Europe and a week-long cruise, from Vienna to Budapest aboard MS Bellejour, provides a lovely relaxing opportunity to do just that. It perfectly combines three exceptional capital cities - Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest - with the beautiful Danube scenery that unfolds as you sail, including the Wachau Valley, whilst stopping in charming towns along the way.

These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Trip Type River Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

Slovakia

Cities & Attractions

Bratislava Budapest Vienna

Activities

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Trip Includes

  • 7 nights cruise on MS Bellejour
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Captain’s gala farewell dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • Access to the wellbeing spa
  • VOX portable audio headset system on excursions
  • 4 included excursions and visits
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna tour
  • Bratislava tour & tourist train
  • Budapest tour
  • Plus all these benefits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan cruise director and tour manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes, duties and surcharges

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Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Vienna
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Vienna. Upon arrival, embark MS Bellejour (4T), where light refreshments are available. A welcome cocktail and Captain’s gala dinner are served this evening.

Day 2 Linz
Spend this afternoon discovering Linz, a city that combines its heritage with a healthy interest in the future. You may consider choosing an optional walking tour of the city, or perhaps take in one of the most important collections of Austrian art history and folklore at the Schlossmuseum.

Day 3 Passau
A full day in Passau, the town built on the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz. Spend your time discovering the city at leisure or on an optional guided walking tour. Through its Old Town, the 17th century creation of Italian Baroque masters, cobblestone streets take you up to St Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the world’s largest cathedral organ.

Day 4 Melk
We arrive in the sleepy town of Melk, dominated by its resplendent Benedictine abbey, which we visit on our included excursion. The baroque monastery is home to a particularly impressive church embellished with gold, marble and many frescoes. Later this afternoon we cruise through Austria’s Wachau Valley.

Day 5 Vienna
A full day in Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities with a rich culture of arts and music, and proud to be able to list a large number of highly esteemed composers as past inhabitants, including Mozart, Brahms and Schubert. We embark on a city tour by coach this morning to introduce you to the fine baroque churches, palaces and concert halls. A special event is included on board after lunch, for those who wish to take a lesson in waltzing. The evening brings with it an optional concert of classical music at one of the impressive palaces in the city.

Day 6 Bratislava
We awake in Slovakia this morning and embark on an included tour of its capital, Bratislava, on the city’s tourist train. See the lovingly-restored Old Town and the imposing Bratislava Castle (Hrad), which towers over the city. With a total of eleven kings and eight queens crowned within the castle’s white walls, and a communist legacy, the city has a full history. The last leg of scenic cruising commences, as we head to Budapest whilst enjoying the Captain’s farewell gala dinner.

Day 7 Budapest
An included tour this morning introduces you to this fascinating city. With many monuments reflecting its long history, from Roman, Turk and Ottoman occupation; as well as riverside promenades, flea markets and antique shops, there are many ways to fill the remainder of the day.

Day 8 Budapest - UK
We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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The Blue Danube

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An excellent holiday choice with amazing scenery

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Fairytale Castles was a Titan River Cruise that was memorable. An excellent holiday choice with amazing scenery, and included tours with enthusiastic knowledgeable guides.
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Titan holidays are always well thought out putting the traveller first. Door to door service excellent. Portage at hotels dealt with by Titan so never having to worry about luggage.
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Very efficient tour managers. They were eager to make sure everything went well for the passengers. Door to door travel was excellent.

Great service overall

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Efficient and helpful. Very organised when BA cancelled our flights on the morning of travel. Great service overall.

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Attention to detail, excellent service with friendly and helpful staff. Great accommodation and food. Excellent first experience of river cruising.
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What a fantastic tour

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We have just returned from California & the Golden West tour .
What a fantastic tour from start to finish ; great quality hotels etc ,we had an amazing time and would definitely recommend it.
We had a brilliant tour guide called John Allen , nothing too much trouble , so knowledgeable and organised, with a great sense of humour , well done all round .
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