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Classic Danube Vienna Budapest and Bratislava

5 Day River Cruise

Austria, Europe

Characterised by imperial grandeur, old world charm and opulent architecture, cruise along a dramatic watercourse into the cities of Vienna in Austria, Budapest in Hungary and Slovakia's Bratislava. Enjoy a guided tour of the 'City of Music', delight in an on-board taster of Hungarian cuisine, and witness the Danube River's magnificent landscapes

2020 Dossier

2021 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • Cruise to the cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the 'City of Music'
  • Delight in an on-board taster of Hungarian cuisine
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Itinerary

Day 1
Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Vienna. Greet your crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail before tucking into a traditional Austrian dinner.

Day 2
Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

An imperial cityscape announces your arrival into Austria's regal capital this morning. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, or alternatively, explore the 'City of Music' from a unique perspective during a fascinating backstage tour of Vienna's majestic Konzerthaus (optional). Having savoured a delicious pastry and freshly brewed cup of Vienna Coffee, return for an evening of dancing whilst sailing towards Budapest.

Day 3
Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Discover an architectural treasure trove on this afternoon's guided tour of sophisticated Budapest, incorporating a visit to the neo-gothic Great Market Hall; wander through a bustling hive of activity, where varied market stalls retail fresh produce, aromatic spices and local wines, or alternatively unwind in the incredible natural thermal pools of Gellert Baths and Spa (optional). Following time at leisure, dine on a delectable Hungarian feast and enjoy traditional folk entertainment on board tonight.

Day 4
Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trace the river's winding path into the capital of Slovakia this afternoon, meandering through the cobbled streets and compact squares of Bratislava on an (optional) guided tour. Oozing old world charm, admire the city's contrasting gothic structures and Communist-era buildings which brush the banks of the Danube, before tonight's gala dinner on board your ship.

Day 5
Vienna

Returning to Vienna this morning, savour a buffet breakfast before your airport transfer and return flight to the UK

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Dates & Prices

Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
November 2020
from £949
5 Dates
3rd Nov - 7th Nov
£949
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
7th Nov - 11th Nov
£949
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
11th Nov - 15th Nov
£949
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
15th Nov - 19th Nov
£999
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
19th Nov - 23rd Nov
£999
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529

Extend Your Tour

Classic Danube Vienna Budapest and Bratislava with Vienna City Stay

3 Day Extension
from

£189

pp

Important Information

A visa is not required for your entry into Austria, Slovakia or Hungary. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

The currency in Austria and Slovakia is the Euro. In Hungary it is the Hungarian Forint, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.