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In-Depth Danube Discovery

Welcome to this wonderful cruise on the Danube, calling at iconic European cities and passing spectacular scenery, including the Iron Gates and Wachau Valley.

Join your sleek A-ROSA vessel at the Austrian market town of Engelhartszell. Set sail in the afternoon, arriving at elegant Vienna the next day. Continue overnight to ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest, where you’ll stay until the following evening.

Enjoy a day on the majestic Danube, tying up the following morning at Belgrade, beneath the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, for an included city tour. Depart the next evening and spend the next day on the river as the Danube narrows to pass through an impressive almost-vertical gorge, known as the Iron Gates.

Your next port of call is the picturesque Serbian city of Novi Sad, dominated by the looming Petrovaradin Fortress. Moor here for the day, before continuing overnight to Bratislava, where you’ll moor for the afternoon. The next morning is spent cruising through the scenic Wachau Valley, tying up at the picturesque town of Melk in the afternoon for a final call.

What does this price include?

  • 12 nights' Premium Inclusive cruise accommodation
  • Return travel from the UK to Austria (unless you select our Tour Only option)
  • Included city tour of Vienna
  • Included city tour of Belgrade
  • Included city tour of Budapest
  • Included coach transfers to the ship (unless you select our Tour Only option)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • On-board activities and entertainment
  • Gourmet buffet dining with live cooking stations
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • A FREE unlimited Premium Inclusive drinks package including water, soft drinks, speciality teas and coffees, beer, wine, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
  • Occasional regional treats and specialities to complement your destination that day
  • Afternoon tea with freshly prepared cakes and pastries
  • 15 per cent off on a range of beauty and wellness treatments in the on-board spa, SPA-ROSA
  • The services of an International Host and an experienced English-speaking crew
  • All port taxes and surcharges

Your Itinerary

  • Travel to Engellhartszell in Austria, where you’ll meet your sleek A-ROSA vessel. Perhaps take a stroll through the town, before your ships departs in the late afternoon.

    Overnight, you’ll sail east, toward Vienna.

  • You’ll arrive in Vienna around lunchtime. Enjoy an included city tour of the Austrian capital, city of Strauss waltzes, ‘coffee and cake’, elegant arcades, the Ringstrasse of imposing buildings, great St Stephan’s Cathedral and the magnificent Hofburg Palace. 

    Your ship will depart in the early evening for the overnight journey to Hungarian capital Budapest.

  • Enjoy a morning on your ship, before arriving in Budapest around lunch, where you’ll stay until the following evening.

    Enjoy an included city tour that will bring to life the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. The most striking monuments are found on the left bank of the river, Buda, and include the romantic Castle Hill, home to the former Royal Palace and to important museums. The vast Gothic Parliament buildings line the right side of the river, Pest, in the style and location of their British counterparts, while the buzzing metropolis of the Belváros, or old town, is a hive of designer stores, elegant coffee houses.

    Spend the following day in Budapest. Perhaps join one of several optional excursions or continue exploring this stylish city under your own steam.

    Your ship will leave in the evening, around 10pm.

  • Enjoy a day on the river today, as you pass some picturesque scenery. Sit back, relax and make the most of the ship’s facilities, perhaps enjoying some spa treatments. The choice is yours.

  • You’ll arrive in Belgrade early in the morning, staying until the following evening. Explore the city on the included city tour.

    Sitting on the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, Belgrade has been a strategic stronghold for centuries. Overlooking the city is the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, which dates to the 3rd century BC and was originally built by the Celts. The fort is surrounded by Kalemegdan Park, which meets the old town at its outer reaches. At the heart of the old town is Republic Square, a great place to sit and relax, and maybe try a pljeskavica, a tasty local burger-like snack, served with cream cheese and flatbread.

    Depart Belgrade later the following evening, giving you the whole of the next day to continue your exploration of the Serbian capital, either under your own steam, or by joining an optional excursion.

  • Spend a delightful day on your ship, as you pass through one of the most scenic stretches of the Danube, the Iron Gates. Sit back and relax as you cruise past the steep-sided dramatic gorges, and the mighty Danube is reduced to a narrow channel. Keep an eye out for the 141ft-high carving of Decebalus, the last king of Dacia who fought against the Romans and preserved his country’s independence.

    Enjoy a pleasant evening on board, as you continue overnight to Novi Sad.

  • This morning you’ll dock at Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city. Dominated by the Petrovaradin Fortress, nicknamed Gibraltar on the Danube, Novi Sad boasts a captivating old town, with a distinctly Italian feel to it. Perhaps join one of several excursions to discover the city, or alternatively explore by your own arrangement.

    Your ship will depart in the early evening.

  • Sit back, relax and enjoy life on board as you spend a day on the Danube, passing some spectacular scenery. Perhaps use of the ship’s facilities, such as the spa, or just rest and relax on deck – the choice is yours.

  • After lunch today, you’ll tie up in Bratislava. The Slovakian capital, which uniquely also borders Hungary and Austria, is a medieval gem. Perhaps join an optional tour, which will include the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral, some splendid Baroque palaces and the city’s ancient suspension bridge.

    This afternoon, you’ll continue upstream, cruising back into Austria.

  • This morning, you’ll wake to the delightful scenery of the Wachau Valley. Sit back and relax, as you enjoy a delightful morning cruising on the river, passing by picturesque rolling hills, carpeted with vineyards and dotted with medieval villages and fortresses.

    Around lunchtime, you’ll dock at the picturesque town of Melk for the afternoon, home to the famous abbey. Join an optional excursion to explore the magnificent 11th-century abbey, perched high above the town.

    Enjoy a last night on board, as you depart Melk in the late afternoon, arriving back at Engelhartszell early the following morning.

  • Tie up this morning in Engelhartszell and begin your homeward journey, bringing a wonderful cruise the Danube to an end.

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Accommodation

A-ROSA FLORA

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

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Further Information

  • 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 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.

  • All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility. Wheelchairs cannot be used on board.

  • 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 adapter.

  • All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.

  • The water on board is 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.

  • 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.

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