Delights Of The Danube - Vienna, Budapest & Bratislava
12 Day River Cruise
Watch the world go by on a relaxing river cruise and take in a hat-trick of scintillating capital cities. Vienna is renowned for palaces, stirring music, café culture and the splendid architecture that brings the city’s history to life. Budapest has a rich cultural heritage and is split by the River Danube into the Buda district and the Pest area - don’t miss the city’s Matthias Church that stands proudly in Trinity Square. Bratislava is watched over by a commanding castle with four corner towers and its soaring Michael’s Gate has been lovingly preserved from the city’s medieval fortifications. Visits to the simply adorable little towns of Durnstein and Melk add an enchanting contrast to the cityscapes and are a delight to wander around.
Please note prices can vary depending on cabin type and pick up point - please call our team now on 08000 24 24 24 to book.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We journey to our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two.We continue to our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Three.We travel to Linz, the third largest city in Austria where we board the Esmeralda.
Day Four.Our adventure begins as we set sail for Vienna, enjoying the onboard
hospitality and taking in the glorious scenery. We arrive in Vienna for our overnight stop.
Day Five.Explore Vienna at your own pace.
Day Six. Arriving in Budapest this morning, you’ll be eager to get out and about for some sightseeing. Impressive landmarks in this fine city include the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Chain Bridge, St Stephen’s Basilica, Szechenyi Thermal Bath and the elegant Parliament building. Depart Budapest early evening for overnight sailing.
Day Seven. Our leisurely cruise continues with a morning arrival in Bratislava, home to the impressive castle, perched on the mountain overlooking the city as well as medieval Michael’s Gate, the pretty pastel painted Blue Church and the neoclassical Primatial Palace.
Day Eight.A relaxing day messing about on the river until we reach the picture postcard walled town of Durnstein mid afternoon. Enjoy a stroll around this endearing settlement where you’ll find the ruins of a castle that once held Richard the Lionheart prisoner.
Day Nine. Arriving at the Austrian village of Melk this morning, perhaps you’d like to visit the Benedictine Abbey or the remarkably preserved Schallaburg Castle, handsome pilgrim church or just soak up the laid back vibes in the fairytale Old Town. We depart this afternoon for Linz.
Day Ten. We disembark and make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast hotel.
Day Eleven. Our travels continue to the overnight ferry where we enjoy dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Twelve. We make our way home
River Cruise (Continental)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Coach travel throughout
- Return overnight ferry crossings
- Full holiday itinerary
- Full Board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Morning coffee & afternoon tea whilst cruising
River Cruise by Glenton
“There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” So
said Kenneth Graeme in his novel The Wind in the Willows – and no truer words were
spoken! Enjoy lazy days drifting past riverside hamlets where time has stood still,
admiring ancient castles and lapping up the lush countryside before mooring at the
destination of the day for independent sightseeing or a fascinating excursion. All you
have to do is relax while the hard working crew serve delicious food and drinks. In fact,
as you sail along, you only need to interrupt your sightseeing or chatting with your
fellow holidaymakers to partake of breakfast, mid-morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea
Overnight Ferry to Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your overnight ferry for your sailing to the continent. Drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to the à la carte restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the show lounge and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening – or take your place on the dance floor for a wee boogie! Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
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The Esmeralda has comfortable public areas featuring attractive surroundings from which to discover a relaxing river cruise. The stunning views from the restaurant provide the perfect backdrop from which to enjoy your meals. All 63 cabins are outward facing and have airconditioning, en suite shower, twin beds, safe deposit box and satellite TV. Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising.
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