Enjoy some of Europe's most beautiful cities and captivating landscapes on this leisurely cruise along the magnificent Danube. Discover the empire of the Habsburgs as you cruise in comfort visiting some of Europe's most important cultural centres and charming towns that emerged centuries ago along its fertile banks.
The MV Esmeralda offers a high level of comfort accommodating 126 passengers on two decks and air conditioned throughout. The bar and lounge were completely renovated in 2011 and serve morning coffee and afternoon tea every day. The restaurant at the front of the main deck can accommodate all passengers at a single seating. All cruises on board the Esmeralda include a buffet breakfast followed by a three-course lunch and a four-course dinner with a choice of menu. There is a lift between the promenade deck and main deck and a stair lift between the promenade deck and partially covered sun deck.
All 63 outward facing cabins have air-conditioning, shower and toilet, satellite television, safe deposit box, twin beds and a continental 220 volts electricity socket.
Following our Channel crossing we continue to our overnight’s bed & breakfast accommodation.
We continue to Austria arriving in Linz where we board the Ship.
Linz to Vienna
Enjoy a day’s relaxation on board and enjoy the scenery.
Included morning city coach tour visiting this classical cities highlights.
We arrive in Hungary and enjoy our included morning city coach tour of Budapest
Cruise to Bratislava, the Slovakian capital with its charming old town and castle. Optional combined walking and special train tour of Bratislava city is available.
Bratislava to Durnstein
We cruise through the terraced vineyards of the Wachau wine region to Durnstein with its medieval cobblestone streets and old burgher houses.
Melk to Linz
We arrive in Melk perfect for exploring on foot. We offer an optional excursion to the magnificent Melk Abbey with a guided tour and garden entry included.
We disembark after breakfast and board our coach travelling to our overnight bed & breakfast accommodation.
We travel to Calais and complete the journey home.
River cruise routes could be subject to change due to local weather, traffic, flooding, high and low water levels, lock closures, road works and other unforeseen circumstances.
Optional excursions described can be purchased individually on board the ship
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing
2 overnights bed & breakfast accommodation
7 nights full board on the MV Esmeralda
Classical Vienna coach tour
Budapest City coach tour
Itinerary as described
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
Prices based on two people sharing a two berth cabin on the main deck.
Single cabin supplement £164pp - limited availability.
Supplement for a Promenade Deck £40pp. Deposit £200pp.
For Door to Door and WW terms and conditions please refer to Page 101.
Even though some of the ships may have lifts, unfortunately we are unable to take wheelchairs or electric scooters on cruise holiday. Due to the layout and access to the ships and excursions a certain level of physical mobility is advisable. Please note cruise itinerary may be subject to night time sailings.
This cruise is operated by Transriverline. All sailing times are approximate and can be subject to change. On certain cruises, it may be necessary to sail throughout the night, details of which will be shown on your final itinerary or on board where applicable. Cruise ports of call are generally not situated in central locations of the cities or resorts that we are visiting. We cannot guarantee that the resort/city centres are within suitable walking distances from where the ship docks.
River cruise routes could be subject to change due to local weather, traffic, flooding, high and low water levels, lock closures, road works and other unforeseen circumstances. Transriverline and the ships captain reserve the right to modify the cruising itinerary to ensure the safe navigation of the vessel.
Supplements reflect the deck position and not the size of cabin. Single cabins could be liable to engine noise.
OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS: Transriverline have arranged an Optional Excursion programme which will be offered to you during your cruise. Optional excursions are operated subject to attaining minimum passenger numbers and at the discretion of Transriverline... Payment for the excursions are made direct with Transriverline and full details will be available to you on arrival. Transriverline hire in local coaches to operate the excursions as quite often our coaches are unable to follow the cruise.
CANCELLATION CHARGES on the above tour differ from our standard terms; please speak to one of our Travel Advisors for further information
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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Bracknell - Bagshot Road|| Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop |
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Chieveley Services|| Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury |
|Clackett Lane Services|| Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock) |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT|| Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ |
|Extra Services Cobham EB|| Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 10-9 |
|Leigh Delamare Eastbound|| Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17 |
|Magor Services|| Magor Service Coach Park |
|Maidstone Services|| Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20 |
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Reading Services|| Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ |
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11)|| Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11) |
|Swindon Hilton|| Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16 |
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