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The Danube River Explorer Cruise
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The Danube River Explorer Cruise
8 days/7 nights

A Danube River cruise unveils Europe’s unbelievably rich history. What awaits you on the fantastic 8 days Danube Explorer cruise? Glittering cultural capitals, magnificent monasteries and endless scenic splendour that line the river’s banks… You’ll journey through the legendary Wachau Valley to the sophisticated and imperial cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava that attract thousands of tourists with their rich history and culture every year. Start and end your trip in Vienna! Explore Austria’s capital and 7 other destinations in Europe along the way. With accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals and transport included, it’s the perfect way to travel.

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ITINERARIES:

VIENNA - VIENNA

DAY 1 VIENNA

Vienna 1

Welcome aboard! Boarding at the river port starts after 15:00. Check in in your comfortable cabin that will be your home for the next 7 nights. Enjoy an evening Welcome cocktail before Dinner and the first night spent on board. Meals included: Welcome Cocktail, Dinner * transfer airport/railway station is offered for the extra cost, please contact us for great prices.

 

 

DAY 2 VIENNA

Vienna 2

After a delicious breakfast, we will embark on a panoramic tour through highlights of the capital of Austria: the Opera, the Town Hall, the Parliament, the Burgtheater and the splendid Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your own pace or add an optional visit to the Schonbrunn Palace. At midnight, the ship will leave the Austrian capital and sail in the direction of the Wachau valley. Night on board Meals included: breakfast, lunch , dinner. * Vienna sightseeing tour is part of the excursion package to be added to the cruise cost separately

 

DAY 3 DURSTEIN AND MELK

Melk

Today we wake up in Dürnstein, a charming town in the heart of the winding Wachau valley with a fairy-tale medieval castle. You can directly access the historical centre of the city on foot, passing through the medieval gates of the city and reaching Pranger Square. From here a magnificent view opens over the ruins of the castle, famous for being the place where Ricardo "Corazon de León" was supposedly imprisoned. Do not miss an opportunity to taste the typical wines of the Wachau region. At noon, we will leave Dürnstein to enjoy the landscapes of the Wachau Valley. In the early afternoon, we moor in Melk, a small town located in the heart of the Valley. It is known worldwide for the Benedictine Abbey located on top of a rock overlooking the river (visit included for min. 6 passengers). Late in the afternoon, the ship will leave the town of Melk and sail in the direction of Linz. Night on board. Meals included: breakfast, lunch , dinner. * Melk Abbey tour is part of the excursion package to be added to the cruise cost separately * In season 2020, Day 3 can be amended to Krems, Weissenkirchen, Spitz or Rossatz, time of stay is subject to change

DAY 4 LINZ

Linz

Welcome to Linz! Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and a beautiful baroque city, located between the Danube Valley and the old salt route. It served as the most important port in the middle of the Danube since the 19th century. Enjoy a free day to discover the city. At lunchtime, we will sail in the direction of the capital of Slovakia. Night on board. Meals included: breakfast, lunch , dinner.

 

 

DAY 5 BRATISLAVA

Bratislava

Early in the morning, we will arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Our guided tour will show you around this imperial city. We will see, among other fascinating places, the National Theatre, the Cathedral of San Martín, the Puerta de Miguel, the old town hall and the impressive fortress on top of a rock. In the afternoon, we will leave Bratislava and head towards Budapest. Night on board. Meals included: breakfast, lunch , dinner. * Bratislava sightseeing tour is part of the excursion package to be added to the cruise cost separately.

 

DAY 6 BUDAPEST

Budapest

After breakfast, we will arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary divided by the mighty Danube into two parts: traditional "Buddha" and cosmopolitan "Pest". Our guided tour will take you along wide boulevards to the famous Parliament, the Opera, Heroes' Square, the Market, the Chain Bridge and the Fisherman's Bastion with its spectacular views over the city. You can't miss Budapest at night when the city dresses up. Enjoy it all at your own pace. Night on board . Meals included: breakfast, lunch , dinner. * Budapest sightseeing tour is part of the excursion package to be added to the cruise cost separately

DAY 7 ESZTERGOM

Esztergom

After breakfast, we will arrive in Esztergom. It is an important place in the history of Hungary, as it was the first capital of the Kingdom of Hungary and it’s where the first King, Stephen I was crowned in 1000. The Basilica of Esztergom is the largest church in Hungary and serves as symbol of the city. Inside you can find the largest organ in Hungary. At lunchtime, we will sail to Vienna. At night, Captain's dinner. Night on board. Meals included: breakfast, lunch , dinner.

 

 

DAY 8 VIENNA

All good comes to an end. After breakfast, you’ll disembark the ship and transfer to train station or airport for onward travel. Meals included: breakfast. * transfer port - airport/railway-station is offered for extra cost please contact us for great prices.

M/S Crucestar

Crucestar outside   Crucestar reception   Crucestar Outside view 2   Сrusestar restaurant

Guest cabins on the MS Crucestar the Danube Explorer are located on four decks. All have a shower and wc, satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship, a hairdryer, safe, intercom telephone. Standard cabins are compact and have a small window. During the day, one bed folds away and the other is converted into a sofa. Newly refurbished deluxe cabins are more spacious and have permanent hotel-style beds that can be configured as twins or doubles. They also have large picture windows that slide open. Wi-Fi on extra payment is available throughout the ship. The elevator has access to: Upper deck (no stairs), Reception level (no stairs), Middle deck (no stairs for deluxe cabins, short staircase for front cabins). To go to the Main deck you exit on the Main deck level and take a long staircase down.

Technical information: length 110 m;  width 11.4 m; passenger capacity 154 pax.

Facilities on board:

• restaurant • panoramic Bar & lounge • reception • sun deck • library • whirlpool • Wi-Fi (for extra cost)

Deck plan

The Danube River Explorer Cruise
The Danube River Explorer Cruise
The Danube River Explorer Cruise

Features:

• Permanent hotel-style beds that can be configured as twins or doubles

• Large picture windows that slide open

• Shower and WC

• Satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship

• Hairdryer

• Safe

• Intercom telephone

• Wi-Fi on extra payment is available throughout the ship

The Danube River Explorer Cruise
The Danube River Explorer Cruise

Features:

• Permanent hotel-style beds that can be configured as twins or doubles

• Large picture windows that slide open

• Shower and WC

• Satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship

• Hairdryer

• Safe

• Intercom telephone

• Wi-Fi on extra payment is available throughout the ship

The Danube River Explorer Cruise
The Danube River Explorer Cruise

Features:

• Permanent hotel-style beds that can be configured as twins or doubles

• Large picture windows that slide open

• Shower and WC

• Satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship

• Hairdryer

• Safe

• Intercom telephone

• Wi-Fi on extra payment is available throughout the ship

The Danube River Explorer Cruise
The Danube River Explorer Cruise

Features:

• One bed folds away and the other is converted into a sofa

• Small window

• Shower and WC

• Satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship

• Hairdryer

• Safe

• Intercom telephone

The Danube River Explorer Cruise
The Danube River Explorer Cruise

Features:

• One bed folds away and the other is converted into a sofa

• Small window

• Shower and WC

• Satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship

• Hairdryer

• Safe

• Intercom telephone

The Danube River Explorer Cruise
The Danube River Explorer Cruise

Features:

• Permanent hotel-style beds that can be configured as twins or doubles

• Large picture windows that slide open

• Shower and WC

• Satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship

• Hairdryer

• Safe

• Intercom telephone

• Wi-Fi on extra payment is available throughout the ship

PLEASE NOTE: All our website prices were always subject to live currency updates. Since recent frequent currency fluctuations, we decided to display OUR CRUISE PRICES in EURO - to stay true to you, our traveller. We no longer want to see our prices changing daily therefore we stick with Euro! Don't worry, when you make the booking we will invoice you in British pounds with the applicable daily exchange rate.


 The Danube River Explorer Cruise 4*, 2020

 8 days/7 nights

Prices are per person sharing, excluding flights

2020

Dates 2020  Route MAIN DECK  MIDDLE FRONT DECK MIDDLE DECK  UPPER DECK   

Standard for 2 pax

Standard for 2 pax

Deluxe for 3 pax

Deluxe for 2 pax

Deluxe for 2 pax

3 to 10 September, 2020

Vienna - Vienna SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT Без имени 1

10 to 17 September, 2020

Vienna - Vienna € 1,237 € 1,284 € 1,424 € 1,518 € 1,799 Без имени 1
17 to 24 September, 2020 Vienna - Vienna € 1,237 € 1,284 € 1,424 € 1,518 € 1,799 Без имени 1
24 Sept to 1 Oct, 2020 Vienna - Fetesti € 1,246 € 1,293 € 1,433 € 1,527 € 1,808 Без имени 1
1 to 8 October, 2020 Fetesti - Vienna € 1,152 € 1,199 € 1,339 € 1,433 € 1, 668 Без имени 1
8 to 15 October, 2020 Vienna - Vienna € 1,096 € 1,143 € 1,284 € 1,378 € 1,565 Без имени 1
15 to 22 October, 2020 Vienna - Vienna SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT Без имени 1
22 to 29 October, 2020 Vienna - Vienna SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT Без имени 1

 

Excursions Packages           

Vienna-Vienna (Languages: English, Spanish, Italin, French)
   
Excursions in Vienna, Melk, Bratislava, Budapest  € 203 

 Vienna - Fetesti, Fetesti - Vienna, Black Sea Cruise (Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French)

 Excursions in Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Danube delta

€ 248

 

Drink package per person (must be booked min 2 weeks prior to departure)

STANDARD PACKAGE   
available during lunch and dinner: 1 bottle of water 0.5L, 1 drink at choice: house wine 20 cl (red or white) or draft beer 30 cl
€ 78


 Please note:

  The deposit is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage

  IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions

Flight details:

  Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour

 Extras:

  If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a

      tailor-made package

tl Payment conditions:

   20% of booking (non - refundable deposit)

   Final payment is due 30 days prior to departure

thumbnail large 1 Cancellation conditions:*

   Up to 69 days before embarkation: 20% of cruise price (deposit)

   Between 69 and 60 days before embarkation: 40% of cruise price

   Between 59 and 50 days before embarkation: 60% of cruise price

   Between 49 and 30 days before embarkation: 80% of cruise price

   30 days and less before embarkation: 100% cancellation fee

* Please note that the above cancellation conditions apply to cruise only. If you add flights to the package booking, these are non refundable.

All Packages Include:

•   guaranteed accommodation according to your reservation

•   port tax

•   live music at the bar every night

•   luggage service on board

•   refreshments and hand towels after excursions

•   on board TV

Included meals:

•    full board, three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day)

•    breakfast is a buffet-style with hot and cold dishes, healthy corner with natural milk, different types of cereals and grains is available

•    lunch and dinner is set-menu with a choice of the main course (fish, meat or vegetarian)

•    early-riser breakfast every morning

•    afternoon high-tea: tea, coffee and cake or late night snack

•    welcome buffet

•    table tap water during meal services

•    tea/coffee for all meals

•    coffee-station available from 06:00 till 22:00

•    welcome and farewell captain’s cocktails (including 1 drink per person)

•    welcome and farewell captain’s dinner with special menu

Not Included:

•   international flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)

•   travel insurance

•   excursions (available on presale only)

•   any bottled water

•  soft and alcoholic drinks during lunch and dinner

•  wi-fi

•  gratuities (recommended 7 Euro per person per night for the crew and 2 Euro per person per night for the cruise director)

•   personal spendings

•  mini bar

•  cabin numbers are provided 7 days before the cruise or at 50 Euro supplement per cabin when booking

VIENNA TO FETESTI

VIENNA - Budapest - Mohacs - Belgrade - Navigation - Giurgiu - FETESTI

Vienna to Fetesti Dunabe

VIENNA TO BELGRADE

VIENNA - Bratislava - Budapest - Mohacs - Vukovar and Novi Sad - BELGRADE

 

Danube Vienna to Belgrade

VIENNA TO VIENNA

VIENNA - Durstein and Melk - Linz - Bratislava - Budapest - Esztergom - VIENNA

Danube Vienna to Vienna

 

The Danube River Explorer Cruise, M/S Crucestar 4*

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