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Blue Danube & A Tale of Three Cities Cruise by Air (Plus Hotel Stay)

10 days from £1655*
Departing: July - August 2018
* Price shown: 08 August 2018 from London Stansted - STN
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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

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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Return flights from your local airport to Munich
  • Return airport-to-Olympia transfers
  • 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
  • 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

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Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Munich, and join Olympia in Linz. Enjoy a first meal aboard, and perhaps step 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

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 Six

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.

Day Seven

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.

Day Eight

Bid 'auf wiedersehen' to Olympia and her crew, and transfer to Prague for a two-night stay.

Day Nine

You're free today to enjoy Prague. See the astronomical clock, the magical Old Town and the famous Charles Bridge across the River Vlatava.

Day 10

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 25 July 2018 £1800
Birmingham
Birmingham 01 August 2018 £1790
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 August 2018 £1695
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 August 2018 £1750
Bristol
Bristol 25 July 2018 £1770
Bristol
Bristol 01 August 2018 £1760
Bristol
Bristol 08 August 2018 £1665
Bristol
Bristol 15 August 2018 £1720
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 25 July 2018 £1800
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 August 2018 £1790
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 August 2018 £1695
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 August 2018 £1750
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 25 July 2018 £1760
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 August 2018 £1750
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 August 2018 £1655
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 August 2018 £1710
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 25 July 2018 £1800
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 01 August 2018 £1790
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 August 2018 £1695
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 August 2018 £1750
London Stansted
London Stansted 25 July 2018 £1760
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 August 2018 £1750
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 August 2018 £1655
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 August 2018 £1710
Manchester
Manchester 25 July 2018 £1800
Manchester
Manchester 01 August 2018 £1830
Manchester
Manchester 08 August 2018 £1695
Manchester
Manchester 15 August 2018 £1750

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.

Pre-paid drinks package

Spend just £19.50 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.

Drinking water

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

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.

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.

*Low deposit of £79pp applies to new bookings made between 28th December 2017 and 31st March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 28th December and 14th February 2018 (inclusive) and is valid on selected cruises departing in 2018 on board Olympia only. Offer excludes cruises departing in November and December. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code 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.