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The Beautiful Blue Danube

  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGLE9245

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

12 days

12 Day River Cruise

This exceptional cruise takes in historic cities and enchanting riverside towns in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Vienna is celebrated for its palaces, inspiring music, and the glorious architecture that brings the city’s past to life. Budapest has a rich cultural heritage and is split by the River Danube into the Buda district and the Pest quarter. Bratislava is watched over by a commanding castle with four corner towers, and its elevated Michael’s Gate has been carefully preserved from medieval fortifications. Esztergom boasts one of Europe’s largest basilicas while Kalocsa oozes grace and charm. Visits to the picturesque Puszta plains as well as endearing Durnstein and Melk add a delightful contrast to the cityscapes and are a delight to experience.

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River Cruise (Continental)

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 
  • Coach travel throughout
  • Return overnight ferry crossings
  • Excursions as stated
  • Full board with complimentary drinks package while cruising†
  • Welcome cocktail reception & gala dinner
  • ABTA bonded for your peace of mind
†Selected soft drinks, beer, house wine and spirits (Charges will apply for premium brands)

Holiday Highlights & Inclusions

• Ports of call: Vienna, Melk, Durnstein, Bratislava, Kalocsa, Budapest and Esztergom
• Excursion to Puszta
• Eleven nights dinner, bed and breakfast
• Full board with complimentary drinks package while river cruising†
• Welcome cocktail reception & gala dinner
• Coach travel throughout
• Return overnight ferry crossings to the continent
• ABTA bonded for your peace of mind

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day One. We travel to our overnight ferry to the continent, where we enjoy dinner, entertainment and breakfast onboard.

Day Two. We continue to our dinner, bed and breakfast overnight hotel.

Day Three. Onwards to Vienna to board the MS Douce France. Join the crew for a welcome cocktail reception as your ship sets sail for Melk, Austria.

Day Four. Wake up in Melk, home to well preserved Schallaburg Castle and a Benedictine Abbey as well as a fairytale Old Town. Later, we glide through the beautiful Wachau Valley to Durnstein. Enjoy a tour of this picturesque settlement, in the company of a host from the ship, taking in sights such as the ruins of a castle that once held Richard the Lionheart prisoner. Dinner as you sail to Bratislava.

Day Five. We arrive in Bratislava, Slovakia. Attractions here include medieval Michael’s Gate, the pastel painted Blue Church, Old Town Hall, the neoclassical Primatial Palace and an impressive castle, perched on the mountain overlooking the city.

Day Six. We cruise on to the graceful city of Kalocsa, Hungary, from where we rejoin our coach for a visit to the amazing landscapes of the Puszta. Returning to our ship, we cruise on to Budapest.

Day Seven. We arrive in Budapest to soak up the city’s many charms. Impressive sights include the Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Chain Bridge, St Stephen's Basilica, Heroes Square and Parliament Building.

Day Eight. Esztergom is our treat today. One of the oldest cities in Hungary, it is home to a massive basilica, which soars high above the cityscape. In the afternoon, we cruise towards Vienna. Gala evening onboard tonight!

Day Nine. A day at leisure in the Austrian capital of Vienna. Must see sights include Schonbrunn Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral, the baroque Hofburg and the neo-gothic Rathaus

Day Ten. We disembark and travel to our dinner, bed and breakfast overnight hotel.

Day Eleven. We journey to our overnight ferry where we enjoy dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.

Day Twelve. We make our way home after a truly magical adventure.

Blue Danube

River Cruise by Glenton

Our new partnership with one of Europe’s finest and most respected river cruise companies, CroisiEurope, was the huge success we expected it to be in 2023, with cruises selling quickly. Many customers told us they were hugely impressed with the  standards of food and service, as well as with the attentiveness of the crew and the comfort of their cabin. We are, therefore, very pleased to be working closely with CroisiEurope again in 2024, offering you holidays aboard excellent river cruise ships at prices that represent  outstanding value for money. CroisiEurope’s purpose-built ships have been providing the perfect cruising experiences for over fifty years. Why not make 2024 the year you experience their delights?


Step aboard to a world of relaxation. Unwind in one of the spacious and comfortable lounges or enjoy the views and landscapes from the expansive sun deck. Perhaps pre-book one of the ship’s optional excursions for your free days†. The crew are dedicated to being of service, offering attentiveness and great knowledge and speaking both English and French to add a continental flair to your holiday. All cabins are ensuite with shower, satellite TV, a safe, hairdryer and air-conditioning and all face outwards, giving views of the river. Upgrades are available for cabins higher on the vessel and some cabins have French balconies or private terraces. Free Wi-Fi is also available on board.

CroisiEurope have a fine reputation for their French cuisine. Start your day at the impressive self-service buffet, offering a wide-ranging continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner are local specialty set menus, with fresh ingredients, and carefully planned with an eye on the traditions of the finest French gastronomy and paired with premium complimentary wines. The overall atmosphere on board is informal with casual clothing, although dressing up in the evening adds a certain panache to the cruising experience.

Complimentary drinks are part of the package during your time on board your river cruise ship, including soft drinks, beer, house wines and most spirits. Premium brands are available to purchase from the drinks’ menu.

*Selected soft drinks, beer, house wine and spirits (Charges will apply for premium brands)
†Please ask your sales advisor for details.

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.


Grab a bargain during your crossing where we leave the mainland prices behind! With special offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume. 

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The upper deck of this graceful ship has a comfortable lounge bar with dancefloor at the front, with a plush restaurant with panoramic windows at the rear. Enjoy the views or join the morning fitness class on the spacious, furnished sundeck. There is also a reception and gift shop.

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