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Splendours of the Majestic Danube Cruise

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In-Depth Danube Discovery

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

Join your sleek A-ROSA vessel at the Austrian market town of Engelhartszell and sail to elegant Vienna the next day where you have 2 days to explore. Continue overnight to Pearl of the Danube, Budapest, where youll stay until the following evening.

Enjoy a day on the majestic Danube, tying up the following morning at Belgrade, beneath the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress. 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. Sailing through the Iron Gates is a truly memorable travel experience.

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 youll stay overnight and enjoy an included tour and speciality dinner on board. 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?

  • 14 nights' Premium All-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
  • The services of a Cruise Director and experienced English-speaking crew
  • All port taxes and surcharges

Your Itinerary

View a full breakdown of your holiday to help you plan your trip

  • The following itinerary is valid for 2024 departures. A separate itinerary for 2025 departures will be available below.

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

    Overnight, you’ll sail east, toward Vienna.

  • Arrive in Vienna around lunchtime and set out on an included city tour of the Austrian capital, the city of Strauss waltzes, ‘coffee and cake’, elegant arcades, the Ringstrasse of imposing buildings, the great St. Stephan’s Cathedral and the magnificent Hofburg Palace. Spending overnight in Vienna gives you the opportunity to experience this wonderful city at night.

    Enjoy another full day in gorgeous Vienna further with a range of optional excursions on offer. The A-ROSA destination scout will also be on hand to assist with your independent exploration, so you can get the most out of your time here.

    This evening, re-board your ship for dinner before setting sail for Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube.

  • Enjoy a morning on your ship, before arriving in Budapest after lunch, where youll 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, and 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. The local A-ROSA destination scout will be on hand to assist you with your independent explorations.

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

  • This morning stop for a short visit to Kalocsa, one of Hungary's oldest towns, and famous for the production of paprika peppers that you can appreciate at the Paprika Museum.

    Stop in this afternoon at Mohancs, a pretty town on the Danube in southern Hungary with an almost Mediterranean climate and scenic setting, for time at leisure. Re-board A-ROSA FLORA in the early evening as it continues along the banks of the Croatian Danube to Vukovar. Home to the nation's largest river port, Vukovar will mark the day's final port of call as you continue overnight into Serbia.  

  • Wake up in stunning Belgrade, Serbia's capital city, this morning and enjoy breakfast aboard before taking to the city's most exciting sights. The fort is surrounded by Kalemegdan Park, which meets the old town at its outer reaches. 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 aboard your ship, as you pass through one of the most scenic stretches of the Danube, the Iron Gates. A pleasant evening follows as you continue overnight to Novi Sad.

  • This morning youll dock at Novi Sad, Serbias 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. We spend the day here where you can join one of several excursions to discover the city, or alternatively explore by your own arrangement.

    Your ship will depart in the evening for Ilok, where you'll stop briefly for customs clearance before continuing back into Hungary.

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

    You'll pass Mohancs again as A-ROSA FLORA makes her way back up the Danube. 

  • Spend the day cruising upstream on the Danube towards the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, arriving in the early evening where you'll enjoy an included speciality dinner on board.

    The next day, you’ll have a full day to explore the Slovakian capital, which uniquely also borders Hungary and Austria, and is a medieval gem. Join an included tour visiting the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral, some splendid Baroque palaces and the city’s ancient suspension bridge. You’ll continue cruising back into Austria after dinner.

  • This morning, you'll find yourself immersed in the impressive scenery of the Wachau Valley. Call at Melk this afternoon, home to its famous abbey, where you'll have the chance to join an optional excursion to explore its magnificent 11th-century halls, 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.

  • Enjoy a final breakfast aboard A-ROSA FLORA, in the company of newfound friends, before transferring to the airport for your homeward journey, bringing a wonderful cruise on the Danube to a close.

  • The following itinerary is for 2025 departures.

  • 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.

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

    Your ship overnights in Vienna giving you the opportunity to experience this wonderful city at night.

    Today, you'll have another full day to further explore Vienna with a range of optional excursions. The A-ROSA destination scout will also be on hand to assist with your independent explorations, so you can get the most out of your time here. Set sail after dinner towards Budapest.

  • Enjoy a morning on your ship, before arriving in Budapest after lunch, where youll 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. The local A-ROSA destination scout will be on hand to assist you with your independent explorations.

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

  • This morning stop for a short visit to Kalocsa, one of Hungary's oldest towns, and famous for the production of paprika peppers that you can appreciate at the Paprika Museum.

    A brief customs stop at Mohancs follows before A-ROSA FLORA continues along the banks of the Croatian Danube to Vukovar, which is home to the nation's largest river port. An overnight journey on the river will then take you into Serbia. 

     

  • Youll arrive in Belgrade early in the morning, staying until the following evening.

    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 countrys independence.

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

  • This morning youll dock at Novi Sad, Serbias 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. We spend the day here where you can join one of several excursions to discover the city, or explore by your own arrangement.

    Your ship will depart in the evening for Ilok, where you'll stop briefly for customs clearance before continuing back into Hungary.

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

  • Cruise upstream on the Danube towards Bratislava, arriving early evening, where we overnight. Tonight enjoy an included speciality dinner on board.

    The next day you have a full day to explore the Slovakian capital, which uniquely also borders Hungary and Austria, and is a medieval gem. Join an included tour visiting the Gothic St Martins Cathedral, some splendid Baroque palaces and the citys ancient suspension bridge. Youll continue cruising back into Austria after dinner.

  • This morning, youll 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, youll 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.

  • Unnavigable rivers

    Water levels can fluctuate on Europe’s rivers which may result in low or high water conditions in specific destinations. Please be aware that the situation can evolve rapidly, and it is impossible to predict if a cruise will be affected more than a few days in advance. Rest assured water levels are monitored very closely and we will contact you immediately if we are advised that there is likely to be any impact to your upcoming cruise.

    Disruption - Delays during your cruise

    If progress along the river is disrupted, we will endeavour to keep your holiday going, however the Captain may need to alter the cruise itinerary. This could include remaining moored in the same place extra nights, postponing the departure to the next day or arranging excursions to the itinerary destinations or equivalent alternatives by coach. 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.

  • Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.

    Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.

    Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").

    Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

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