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The Classic Danube Experience (Mainz To Vienna)

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSKCDER

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Discover grand architecture, medieval towns and idyllic river views as you cruise through Germany and into Austria and Slovakia from the comfort of a 4-star ship.

Discover grand architecture, medieval towns and idyllic river views as you cruise through Germany and into Austria and Slovakia from the comfort of a 4-star ship.

PRICE FROM ? £1549 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 9 nights full board on 4-star ship MS Bellejour
  • 26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners 


  • Specialist Local Guides
  • Captain's welcome & farewell cocktail reception
  • Afternoon tea & late-night snacks
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage                
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Onboard entertainment 

Not Included


  • DAY 1 UK to Frankfurt
  • You'll fly to Frankfurt today, and on arrival we'll transfer you to your ship in Mainz. Settle into your cabin and then get to know your travelling companions. Mainz is one of Germany's oldest cities, so maybe you'll choose to head ashore to explore. Highlights include St Martin's Cathedral, which dates back to the 10th century, and the Gutenberg Museum, named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press.
    Back on board, enjoy dinner in the restaurant followed by a musical evening in the ship's lounge.
  • DAY 2 Miltenberg
  • Spend a leisurely morning enjoying the ship's facilities before we sail along the Main River to Miltenberg. On arrival you've the chance to explore on an optional walking tour of this ancient walled town built on a slope beneath a fine castle.
    As you stroll you'll see delightful half-timbered houses, the Old Market Place, which is home to an ornate Renaissance fountain, and the twin towers of St Jakobus Church. You'll also take in the Old Town Hall, the Würzburg Gate and the Mainzer Gate, which mark the boundaries of the Old Town, and hear stories about the Thirty Years War, which devastated the area.
    On board the ship this evening, we'll gather together for a welcome cocktail and dinner with the captain and crew.
  • DAY 3 Würzburg
  • Today we arrive at Würzburg, renowned for its art, architecture and wines. If you join an optional shore excursion you'll see all the main sights, starting with the stunning Falkenhaus, an 18th century guesthouse with a colourful rococo façade. As with much of the town, it was severely damaged during the Second World War, and was painstakingly restored to its former glory. Close by is the Gothic Chapel of St Mary with its striking red and white tower, and be sure to take in the views from the Old Main River Bridge, which is lined with Baroque statues. You'll see the imposing Fortress Marienberg, home to the area's prince-bishops for nearly five centuries, and the splendid architecture of Käppele Würzburg, a pilgrimage chapel. The acclaimed vineyards of the Franconia region are also a wonderful sight from this great vantage point.
  • DAY 4 Bamberg
  • We'll find ourselves in Bamberg today, and an optional walking tour will introduce the very best of this beautiful city, which is crisscrossed by canals and rivers. Its UNESCO-listed Old Town is home to charming squares and narrow lanes lined with half-timbered houses, which we'll take in on a stroll. Built on seven hills, with each crowned by a church or a castle, Bamberg is also renowned for its beer. There are 10 breweries in the city and many atmospheric inns, so maybe you'll find time to try its famous smoked beer with your travelling companions.
  • DAY 5 Nürnberg
  • Today you can step ashore in Nürnberg, whose medieval heart is located within ramparts dating from the 15th century. In the 1930s the city, which was known as the 'most German of German cities', . After the Second World War, during which it was severely damaged, it would also become the destination for the famous war trials. It was then that much of the city was redeveloped, in many instances using the original stone to bring back to life the main historical buildings, including the castle and churches in the Old Town. We'll discover all of this and more on an optional guided tour.
    Enjoy a relaxed evening back on board the ship as we sail towards Regensburg.
  • DAY 6 Regensburg
  • If you choose to join an optional walking tour of Regensburg today you'll discover a wonderfully preserved medieval city with a great number of churches and monasteries, as well as a 12th century bridge spanning the River Danube. Its historical centre boasts nearly 1,000 listed buildings, with Regensburg Cathedral, the Collegiate Church of St John, the Cathedral Treasury Museum and the Adler Pharmacy among its most significant architectural sites.
  • DAY 7 Passau & Linz
  • Our discoveries today begin in the Eastern Bavarian city of Passau, where three rivers – the Danube, Inn and Ilz – meet. An optional tour takes in the Old Town with the 14th century Cathedral of St Steven at its heart, which houses the world's largest church organ. As we stroll we'll take in the Baroque-style architecture which lines its winding lanes, squares and promenades. Cast your gaze upwards too for views of the Veste Oberhaus fortress and the Mariahilf Monastery, which loom overhead.  
    Over the border in Austria our next port of call is Linz. Ashore you'll discover a vibrant modern city, which in 2009 was the European Capital of Culture, and in 2014 became a UNESCO City of Media Arts. The city perfectly combines many contemporary buildings and art installations with a delightful Old Town filled with Baroque architecture, so why not explore on an optional walking tour.
  • DAY 8 Bratislava
  • ​We arrive in Slovakia today, and an optional tour of its capital, Bratislava, is highly recommended. A stroll with a Local Guide will introduce you to many grand historic buildings which form an interesting contrast to the more modern parts of the city. In the Old Town we'll see St Michael's Gate and Tower, the only one of four entrances to the medieval city that survives today. Other highlights are St Martin's Cathedral, the Old Town Hall, the ancient city walls and a host of impressive sculptures and ornate fountains.
  • DAY 9 Vienna
  • Our final port of call is the Austrian capital, Vienna, whose architectural masterpieces and musical heritage make it a fascinating city to explore. On an optional shore excursion we'll see highlights including the Ringstrasse – a smart boulevard lined with fine buildings including the State Opera, the Hofburg Palace and the Burgtheatre. We'll then spend the morning exploring the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. Built in the late 17th century to rival Versailles, it was the summer residence of the Habsburg family, and more notably Empress Elisabeth, known as Sissi. The palace is made up of 1,441 rooms and its history spans 300 years. On our guided tour we'll see how it has changed over time and get an insight into the lives of those who called it home.
    After the tour there's free time to discover the gardens at your own pace. We'll return to the ship, and later you might choose to join an optional 'Sounds of Vienna' concert. At the historic Kursalon Vienna, the very place where Johann Strauss directed his orchestra from his position of first violin, we will enjoy a concert of classical Viennese music. From waltzes to polkas, this promises to be a very special evening.
  • DAY 10 Vienna to UK
  • This morning we will disembark the ship and transfer to the airport in Vienna for our flight back to the UK.
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    • MS Bellejour
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Optional Excursions

  • Miltenberg walking tour
  • Wurzburg walking tour
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nürnberg walking tour
  • Regensburg walking tour
  • Passau walking tour
  • Linz walking tour
  • Bratislava walking tour
  • Visit Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace
  • Enjoy a 'Sounds of Vienna' concert
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Further Information

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