Cruising the Danube

Cruising the Danube

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Cruising the Danube

8 Days Starting in Passau, Germany and ending in 94 Passau, Germany

Visiting: Passau, Linz, Steyr, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Pöchlarn, Melk

Tour operator:

Just You

Specialist Group:

Singles Solo

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

River Cruise

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Bustling cities and beautiful countryside where you visit the most unmissable destinations along the Danube, make this river cruise one to remember. Spend an evening and full day in the beautiful city of Vienna, famed for it's musical history and opulent architecture. Visit the charming Biedermeier city of Baden and marvel at the Baroque majesty of historic Melk Abbey. From the UNESCO World Heritage valley of Wachau to the Hungarian capital of Budapest this is a journey of cultural highlights and stunning landscapes.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a walking city tour of Vienna, see St Stephen's

  • Your own room guaranteed & no single supplement

  • Dedicated Just You holiday director with you on the trip

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Passau

Location: Passau

Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

Meals Included: Dinner

Make your own way to Passau where you will join your Nicko Cruises ship. After time to settle into your cabin, meet your traveling companions over a welcome drink prior to dinner onboard this evening.

Day 2 : Linz - Steyr

Location: Linz, Steyr, Linz

Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Awake this morning in Linz, with its large main square situated close by the Danube and a quaint old town with its charming cobblestone streets and centuries old buildings that is not only authentic but relaxed in its feel. Enjoy a tour today to Steyr, one of Austria's oldest cities where you can immerse yourself in the romantic atmosphere on a guided walking tour.

Day 3 : Vienna

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast enjoy a guided walking city tour of Vienna, Austria's stylish capital and largest city, characterised by its abundance of beautiful baroque buildings and historic association with music. View the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral which casts its shadows through narrow cobblestone streets and the Imperial Palace of Hofburg. There will be time for you to explore at your leisure.

Day 4 : Budapest

Location: Budapest

Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a morning at leisure as we cruise to Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Stretching out on both sides of the river, 'The Queen of the Danube' is truly breath-taking. The abundance of sights is immense and there is no other city able to integrate the Danube into the cityscape quite like Budapest does. After lunch onboard enjoy a guided walking tour where you will visit the castle district for the fisherman's bastion and Matthias Church, as well as discovering more about daily life at the market hall. You will also make a photo stop at Gellert Hill, for some impressive views over the city and river.

Day 5 : Budapest

Location: Budapest

Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A morning at leisure to further explore Budapest or just relax onboard before the cruise continues this afternoon.

Day 6 : Bratislava

Location: Bratislava

Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive into Bratislava this morning, close to the border between Austria and Hungary. Enjoy a morning city tour starting with a scenic drive to the most iconic landmarks in the Slovakian capital, the Castle, or Hrad which has some wonderful views across the city. This imposing fortress was once the home of many Hungarian kings and remains a place filled with myths and legends. The beautifully restored old Town of Bratislava has some wonderful baroque buildings to discover, such as the Redoubt, the National Theatre, the Town Hall, alongside palaces dating from the city's Imperial and Royal era. Enjoy some time at leisure before returning to the cruise.

Day 7 : Pochlarn - Melk

Location: Pöchlarn, Melk

Accommodation: Nicko River Cruise - Belvedere

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning at leisure on board cruising to Pochlarn situated in Lower Austria. After lunch take a visit to the Benedictine Melk Abbey. For more than a thousand years the Abbey has been the spiritual and cultural centre of Austria, towering above the city on the banks of the Danube. The original Benedictine abbey here was destroyed by fire in 1297 but after being rebuilt, went on to survive both famine and plague throughout the rest of the Middle Ages. Return to the cruise and enjoy dinner whilst sailing back to Passau.

Day 8 : Departure

Location: Passau

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast onboard, it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    7 nights onboard Nicko cruises

  • Meals

    20 included meals 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

  • Just You Holiday Director

  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport

  • Unlimited drinks package*

  • All gratuities and WIFI on the cruise

  • All port fees

  • Porterage

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Mode of Transport

NICKO RIVER CRUISE - BELVEDERE

Accommodation

The MS Belvedere is a sophisticated, and comfortable ship, perfect to experience the rivers of Europe. Facilities include a spacious sun deck and restaurant, you can also enjoy relaxing moments in the spa with its sauna and whirlpool. All cabins are stylishly and comfortably appointed with private facilities, TV, hairdryer, safe and telephone. All middle and upper deck cabins have floor-to-ceiling panorama windows that open (French balcony). The cabins on the main deck have large portholes that do not open.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No and your own room is guaranteed!

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    All the people in your group will be solo travellers and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of solo travellers who have more, or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of l

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    A few years ago we set up Just You Cares, a programme that gives back to some of the places we love. We have always believed in taking care of the communities we visit, and have taken the time to really get to know the local people and understand the challenges they face. Some of our holidays give our Customers the chance to see how the money from their trips has been spent.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Just You, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accommodate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - just make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, and all of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

  • Will I eat alone?

    We find there’s always a social element to dining, so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! Every holiday includes a welcome get-together, all breakfasts and many other meals. When a meal is not included we find travellers meet and dine together.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, given the nature of our holidays, it is not possible to join the tour once it has departed.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Just You has been operating solo holidays for more than 15 years.

  • Am I guaranteed a room of my own?

    Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day. In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.

  • What is the typical age range on a Just You holiday?

    Typically, our customers are solo travellers in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between)... After all, age is just a number!

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world. The 'Safe Travels' stamp provides you, with assurance and peace of mind that we have implemented enhanced health and hygiene prprotocols on all holidays.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once you book, you will receive a confirmation invoice within 7 days, prior to departure, we will send you further information to help prepare for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Just You is exclusively for solo travellers, every tour includes a twin or double room of your own, with no single supplement.

Reviews of this operator

Jenny Elliott  

Fabulous Holiday with Just You

28-Oct-2021

Fabulous holiday with Just You - well organised, excellent accommodation and our tour leader absolutely made the trip! Would highly recommend.

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Russell Kerfoot  

Travels 2013 -2019

21/06/2021

Have taken about 15 tours with JY, mainly long haul, and found the experience exhilarating. Apart from the company's professionalism and extensive and varied tour options, I have made so many friends for life. Looking forward to resuming my travels in 2022.

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Jan Clark  

My Go-to tour company!

16-Nov-2021

I’ve travelled many times with Just You and have always experienced 5-star service from them; so much so that they are always my go-to travel company. Realising a life-time’s dream of visiting Petra and touring Jordan with JY was amazing. Every day was a highlight and the tour manager, Jenny, was lovely and so professional. I can even see me doing this tour again next year.

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aled blackshaw (Google Reviewer)  

Been on 5 holidays with...

13-Oct-2023

Been on 5 holidays with this company they have generally been good but the prices have risen considerably and i feel do not provide true value for money. In my opinion all the excursions and meals should be included in the total cost as they not worth the extra cost. Also they are very dismissive of any complaints once you have paid for the holiday they are not interested. I think i will try another company next time

Sue Sweeney (Google Reviewer)  

Great holidays for singles. I've been...

28-Jun-2023

Great holidays for singles. I've been on 4 holidays with them. Only issue is the hotel rooms. They generally use 3* hotels and I've booked at the same time and price as my friends but the difference in rooms is unbelievable. I've been lucky, but I've heard horror stories from friends of rooms like a dungeon with one small high window whilst I've had a fabulous sea view.

COLIN BROAD (Google Reviewer)  

I went on a spirit...

08-Apr-2024

I went on a spirit of an India trip with Amritsar add on. It looks good in the brochure, but things aren’t always as they seem. If like me you like a toilet break every two hours (discussed with the company in depth in advance) or have a hidden disability. then this holiday is not for you - use a different holiday company! Their planned toilet stops are every 3.5 hours, so ladies bring your pads and gents be prepared for “natural stops” while all the passengers watch you out the window or bring a bottle and a blanket as a screen. The Taj Mahal in Agra was good, along with the two trips to the Ganges river and the Golden Temple at Amritsar too. Rarely are you in the same spot for more than one night and a 6 hour daily coach or train journey became the norm. It was a shame that there was not an opportunity to enjoy the hotels that we’d obviously paid a lot of money for. If you’re looking for tigers in the game park, don’t get your hopes up. 99% unlikely. It is also a disappointment that there is little opportunity to explore the areas in the major cities that we’d traveled too If you are lucky enough to find some companionship from the opposite sex and wish to be bring them “home” this is frowned upon by the company - even if you have paid extra due double occupancy as required by the hotel I received a letter on holiday basically saying that the two hourly toilet stops required (and discussed in advance) due to diabetes was a disruption to the schedule. That photos sent to me by a girlfriend were “illicit”. Photo uploaded - make your own mind up” Also that managing to get lucky a couple of times and bringing them back to the hotel was an issue - very strange due a so called singles holiday

Maureen May (Google Reviewer)  

Just returned from St Lucia....

29-Feb-2024

Just returned from St Lucia. Hotel dreadfully shabby. Breakfasts very limited with very little fresh fruit. Our hotel was a 20 minute walk in 29C or a free bus on the hour to the beach and sister hotel. Location good for nearby local shopping and restaurants. The sunset cruise was brilliant as was the whale watching, but surf and safari trip was a disaster. We travelled in two open topped trucks with a two and a half hour drive to the surfing destination. During the trip smoke started from the gear box and we had to abandon the vehicle until the situation was rectified, which, to their credit, was sorted very quickly. Unfortunately the sea was too rough for the boat so we had to return back in the trucks. Extremely uncomfortable on side bench seats, hanging on in the rain. So, all in all we don’t over 6 hours on the trucks - not good. The tour guide left before the 5 day extension period without a handover to the local tour operators. No Information was given except by the hotel. I had already booked to go the Athens with Just You in May, now I wish I hadn’t.

Sunlight59 (Google Reviewer)  

Booked the French & Italian...

12-May-2024

Booked the French & Italian Riviera. Too much travelling on the coach. Most journeys to places were around 2 hours or more. No toilet facilities unless you go into a cafe to buy something. The group were lovely but mostly retired and older. Didn’t have much in common. The hotel was comfortable and clean. Vegetarians had mainly different types of cooked eggs for dinner. But plenty of food. However the hotel Toscana in Alessio does cater for families with children so noisy at night for the last few days of the holiday. Paid a lot of money for this holiday. Did not meet my expectations as per brochure.

Lynda Martin (Google Reviewer)  

Don't go to the Mercure...

10-Feb-2024

Don't go to the Mercure Hotel in Brighton for a Christmas holiday. Dingy rooms, small tables so you are encouraged to sit on your own when you have expected to be able to chat. But this is nothing compared to the Christmas lunch. Reconstituted white meat that could have been anything, no roasties, no stuffing, no cranberry sauce, you couldn't cut the sprouts because the knife wasn't sharp enough. I had pre ordered prawn cocktail as my starter but on the day when we all turned up together, there was no prawn cocktail for me they had run out, so all I had was soup. No dancing, no music. The carpets were stained and it was a very sorry affair. I paid £1348 for 4 nights of this very shabby standard. Sorry Just You, butbit is the last holiday I will have with you. This year, whether I go to Aldi or Waitrose, I will buy the whole shebang and cook it myself, and then I will be sure to enjoy it.

eamonn young (Google Reviewer)  

Great holiday but then no...

21-Sep-2023

Great holiday but then no response to email concerning an important point concerning incorrect information in documentation. Turkish Airlines do have online check in..saves being put on standby. Documentation says you can't check in online..you can. Just wanted to save other travellers having the same problem about being put on stand by. Just You don't seem to care.

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    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

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