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Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest 2016

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. Calls at some of Central Europe's most beautiful cities - including historic Vienna, stunning Budapest and enchanting Bratislava - will make this a cruise to remember.

Discover life on board Olympia

Discover life on board OlympiaThere'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.

What The Price Includes

  • Return flights from your local airport to Vienna
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • Seven nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Embark in Linz
  • A scenic cruise of the Austrian Danube
  • Calls at Melk, Vienna and Budapest
  • A walking tour of Durnstein
  • Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • On-board entertainment including a Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • 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

Ship Information

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.

Deck Plans

Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Vienna and transfer to meet Olympia in Linz. Enjoy a first meal aboard, perhaps stepping ashore to enjoy the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan home of the famous Linzertorte, before Olympia slips away downstream overnight.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

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.

Day Four

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.

Day Five

This morning brings another chance to explore Hungary's capital. After lunch, as Olympia slips away upstream, join the optional excursion to the towns of the spectacular Danube Bend. Visit Esztergom, with its great basilica, and Baroque Szentendre, with its artists' colony, before rejoining Olympia in Visegrad, where entrance is included to the 13th-century fortress, boasting stunning views.

Day Six

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.

Day Seven

Olympia's final call is at the delightful Wachau Valley town of Durnstein, in the castle above which Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Enjoy an included walking tour of this beautiful place, then re-board the ship for a final cruise back through the Wachau's exquisite scenery, and this evening's Captain's Farewell Dinner.

Day Eight

Bid farewell to Olympia and her crew this morning, and transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Olympia 

Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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.

Tipping

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.

Dress code

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.

Luggage

Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system. Bottled water can be purchased on board and locally.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Cabin sizes

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.

Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest 2014 reviews verified by Reevoo

Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest 2014Scores 7.7 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
(9 out of 10)

TERENCE

Southampton Couple
Enjoyed the holiday, good food,knew what the ship was like, glad I went, only downside was the Rep, have had better.
Confirmed traveller: 27 September 2014
Published on: 03 October 2014
(8 out of 10)

ROSELYN

Liverpool Friends
Fabulous value for money. We would definitely go again and recommend Newmarket to our friends
Confirmed traveller: 13 September 2014
Published on: 21 September 2014
(9 out of 10)

KATHLEEN

Couple
We would have liked more free time on our excursions particularly in Vienna when we were given ten minutes to either look in the cathedral or go to the toilet. The tour round Budapest was by coach only and we didn't get a chance to look at anything. We would have preferred an English guide as the local guides were sometimes difficult to understand and talked incessantly. Although we had booked the tour for Bratislava we decided not to go with the guide and made our own way and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Despite this we thoroughly enjoyed the river trip and are hoping to book again.
Confirmed traveller: 13 September 2014
Published on: 20 September 2014