The Blue Danube
Combine a classic river cruise with three nights in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Explore a series of beautiful cities on included tours, and relax into life on board a comfortable, contemporary A-ROSA river cruiser.
Your Premium All-inclusive A-ROSA experience has so much to offer beyond the wonderful sights and cities along the Danube. Why not organise a late meal with friends, relax in the on-board SPA-ROSA or book yourself a special meal in the ship's reserved dining area? Every moment of every day the choice is up to you.
After a few days in the Czech Republic's majestic Bohemian capital, you will be transferred to the A-ROSA DONNA to begin an eight-day river cruise along the Danube. Explore stunning Vienna, see the dome-capped Basilica in Esztergom and visit historic Budapest. Spend a day in Bratislava, Slovakia, and enjoy a final morning cruising though the glorious Austrian scenery of the Wachau Valley to Melk.
Days One to Three
Fly to Prague to begin your holiday with three fascinating days in the city. Enjoy an included guided tour of the Old Town with its vast cobbled square, overlooked by the famous astronomical clock. You'll then have the rest of the time to spend at your leisure. Why not visit the Castle District across the River Vlatava, spanned by the famous Charles Bridge? Or sit back and watch the world go by from the city's famously lively cafes and bars.
Today you'll leave Prague and head south to Engelhartszell in Austria to board the A-ROSA DONNA. Once on board you'll be free to settle in and get to know the ship, which will set sail in the early evening to begin your Danube cruise.
Around lunchtime today you'll arrive in Vienna, the glorious Austrian capital, city of 'coffee and cake', of Strauss waltzes, musical geniuses, philosophers and thinkers. The city is home to astonishing palaces, elegant arcades and imposing historic buildings, and you'll have time to enjoy strolling its magnificent squares and open spaces after a guided tour sets the scene.
Spend another day exploring Vienna's 100-plus museums and art galleries, or relax and spend the day with friends watching the lively bustle from the comfort of a typical Viennese coffee shop. Visit the famous Schonbrunn palace, a stage from which a young Mozart captivated an astonished audience, or stroll the wondrous streets, lined with fascinating ancient and modern architecture, until A-ROSA DONNA sails onward in the early evening.
Early this morning, you'll arrive in Esztergom. One of the oldest towns in Hungary, Esztergom is also home to the country's largest church and tallest building - the dome-capped Basilica. Spend a few hours here, then return to A-ROSA DONNA and continue down the Danube to Budapest.
The Hungarian capital and the 'Pearl of the Danube' is an endlessly enthralling and engaging city. On its left bank, Buda, lies the romantic, colourful Castle Hill. On the Pest side, which is dominated by the great Gothic Parliament building, you'll find an elegant maze of designer shops, coffee houses, patisseries and restaurants. Visit awe-inspiring St Stephen's Basilica or perhaps relax in one of the city's many thermal baths.
Today you'll be free to carry on exploring Budapest. In this city of art, culture and history, you'll never be short of things to enjoy. Why not visit Fisherman's Bastion, which commemorates the original Magyar settlers of Hungary, or see the statues, pillars and colonnades on Heroes' Square?
In the early evening A-ROSA DONNA slips away from Budapest, and begins cruising back up the Danube.
After another scenic morning cruise, you'll arrive in Bratislava, Slovakia. Bordering Hungary and Austria, the compact, medieval Slovakian capital is an absolute treasure. Centred on St Martin's Cathedral, it boasts splendid Baroque palaces, an ancient suspension bridge and a celebrated, lively cafe culture. The ship departs again in the early evening.
After a picturesque and memorable cruise though Austria's Wachau Valley, this morning, you will arrive in Melk. This authentic Austrian market town is home to one of the Danube's most visited attractions - the vast UNESCO-listed Abbey that towers over the pretty streets. Admire the medieval-Baroque architecture, share memories of your holiday over a coffee and be ready for the ship to leave in the late afternoon.
Say farewell to A-ROSA DONNA and all your new friends today, as you disembark at Englhartszell to meet your included transfer to the airport and catch your flight home.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
A-ROSA Donna and EA Hotel Sonata
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.
Optional shore excursions
Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.
Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.
Disabled guests and guests in need of assistance
All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility.
The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.
Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.
A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.
A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.
In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adaptor.
All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.
The water on board potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
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 between 1st September and 18th October 2018 on 2019 river cruises on board A-ROSA only. Prices shown online do not include the discount. Call us and quote the promo code (WATER) to receive a £100 per person discount on your booking. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.