Blue Danube & A Tale Of Three Cities- Cruise Only (Plus Hotel Stay)
- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Mixed Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20602
- Travel Type: Make your own way
9 nights. August 2018. From £1145.00.
Buy One, Get One Half Price - quote code: RCBHP
A scenic European passage
Join Olympia as she journeys along one of the world's most iconic rivers, through the ever-changing scenery of three contrasting countries. Call at some of Central Europe's most beautiful cities, including historic Vienna, stunning Budapest and enchanting Bratislava, then transfer to Prague to round off your holiday with a two-night hotel stay in the stunning Czech capital.
Life on board Olympia
There's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her facilities and welcoming atmosphere.
Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.
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Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Embark in Linz
Seven nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
Two nights' accommodation in Prague
Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
On-board English commentary
The services of a friendly, professional crew
The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager
All prices are per person and based on two sharing. Single cabins are available for a supplement.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Make your own way to Linz, where you'll join Olympia and enjoy a first meal aboard. Perhaps step ashore to enjoy the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan home of the famous Linzertorte, before Olympia slips away downstream overnight.
Olympia arrives in Melk, beneath Austria's most celebrated Benedictine Abbey, Stift Melk. Join our optional excursion here and explore the vast church, ornate Baroque interior, Imperial rooms and museum. This afternoon, Olympia heads into the stunning Wachau valley, before mooring close to Vienna.
Board the coach, this morning, for the short transfer into central Vienna. Discover the city of 'coffee and cake' - whose greatest glory is the wonderful Hofburg Palace - on our optional guided tour.
This afternoon, another optional excursion brings the opportunity to visit the Schonbrunn Palace, the Imperial summer home, where the opulent salons once echoed with performances by the young Mozart.
Be on deck, this afternoon, to experience Olympia's unforgettable arrival in Budapest. Our optional guided tour of the 'Pearl of the Danube' is the ideal introduction to this city of two parts - Buda with its colourful Castle Hill, and Pest with its Gothic parliament buildings and its old town's designer stores and coffee houses.
Discover the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, on this morning's optional walking tour. You'll see Gothic St Martin's Cathedral, splendid Baroque palaces and the city's ancient suspension bridge, before Olympia continues upstream this afternoon, cruising back into Austria.
Olympia's next call is at the delightful Wachau Valley town of Durnstein, in the castle above which Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Soak up the town's beauty on a leisurely stroll, then re-board the ship for a final cruise back through the Wachau's exquisite scenery.
Olympia returns to Linz today. Explore this modern city and its contrastingly quaint old town, or choose to join our optional excursion to Salzburg, famed birthplace of Mozart.
This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the company of the captain and your fellow passengers, bringing the chance to share memories of a wonderful cruise.
Bid 'auf wiedersehen' to Olympia and her crew, and transfer to Prague for a two-night stay.
Today is free for you to enjoy Prague. See the astronomical clock, the magical Old Town and the famous Charles Bridge across the River Vlatava.
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AccommodationOlympia and Hotel Sonata, Prague
Modern, well-equipped Olympia provides everything you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. Offering accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her the minute you step on board.Back to top
Optional shore excursions
Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.
Pre-paid drinks package
Spend just GBP19.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.
Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
**This offer applies to new bookings made from 28th June 2018 on selected cruises on board Olympia only. Offer excludes November and December departures Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code (RCBHP) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top