Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest by Air

Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest by Air

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Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest by Air

8 Days Starting and ending in London, UK

Visiting: London, Munich, Passau, Dürnstein, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Melk, Eastern Europe

Tour operator:

Leger Holidays

Tour code:

a-tbc3

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Cultural, History

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Starting your holiday with convenient travel by air, join us as we set sail from the ‘three rivers’ city of Passau and embark on the journey of a lifetime through the heart of Europe. Meandering along the majestic Danube, our expertly planned itinerary is brimming with fantastic ports of call, allowing you to explore the best of the destinations that line the riverbanks. From the magnificent architecture of stunning Vienna to the iconic attractions of culture-clad Budapest, a spectacular river cruising experience is guaranteed.

Highlights

  • Join us as we set sail from the ‘three rivers’ city of Passau and embark on the journey of a lifetime through the heart of Europe

  • Meandering along the majestic Danube, our expertly planned itinerary is brimming with fantastic ports of call, allowing you to explore the best of the destinations that line the riverbanks

  • From the magnificent architecture of stunning Vienna to the iconic attractions of culture-clad Budapest, a spectacular river cruising experience is guaranteed

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Munich

Location: London, Munich, Passau, Dürnstein

Accommodation Name: MS Serenade 1

Meals Included: Dinner

Fly from London Heathrow to Munich. On arrival, our coach picks us up and transfers us to Passau. Here, we board our ship and then enjoy a relaxing evening on board as we cruise towards Dürnstein.

Day 2 : Dürnstein To Vienna

Location: Dürnstein, Vienna

Accommodation Name: MS Serenade 1

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We arrive in Dürnstein this morning. Dürnstein nestles among Austria’s most famous vineyards and is crowned by the ruins of the castle that once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart. Enjoy time at leisure to explore this beautiful town, with its cobbled streets, pretty courtyards and 16th-century houses.


We return to the ship for lunch and then you can relax on board for the remainder of the day as we cruise to Vienna, arriving early evening.

Day 3 : Vienna To Budapest

Location: Vienna, Budapest

Accommodation Name: MS Serenade 1

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a full day experiencing the delights of Vienna. Grand palaces, Baroque castles, magnificent squares and striking monuments are just some of the key features of this beautiful city, which is a world heritage site. In the morning you can join our optional city tour, before lunch on board our ship.


This afternoon, why not take advantage of our optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace? Taking you on a journey through time, soak up the rich history and opulent interiors as we explore some of the 1,441 rooms.


In the early evening, we cast off and cruise towards Budapest.

Day 4 : Budapest

Location: Budapest

Accommodation Name: MS Serenade 1

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We arrive in Budapest this morning and enjoy lunch on board the ship.


Why not make the most of your visit by joining our optional guided tour? Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with an extensive area recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We explore both sides of Hungary’s capital, which is divided by the meandering Danube, traditional Buda and the more cosmopolitan Pest. Most of the famous sites are concentrated around Castle Hill on the Buda side, in downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways. Look out for the Royal Palace, Fishermen’s Bastion, Parliament Building, St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, and the Chain Bridge.


We return to the ship and enjoy a relaxing dinner. This evening, you will have the chance to join our optional excursion to experience Budapest by night with a traditional folklore show.

Day 5 : Budapest To Bratislava

Location: Budapest, Bratislava

Accommodation Name: MS Serenade 1

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Budapest.
Alternatively, you can join our optional excursion through the sweeping plains of Hungary to Lajosmizse. Here, we visit a traditional stud farm and enjoy a tour of the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage, before watching a spectacular live Puszta horse show.


We enjoy lunch back on board the ship and cruise towards Bratislava this afternoon.

Day 6 : Bratislava To Melk

Location: Bratislava, Melk

Accommodation Name: MS Serenade 1

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We reach Bratislava this morning.


Our optional walking tour with a local guide is the perfect way to take in the best of this historic capital. Dominated by its castle and unique suspension bridge, we’ll explore the sights before sampling ‘Makovka’ – a sweet white chocolate with a poppy seed filling.


Lunch is served on board our ship and the afternoon is free to explore Bratislava at your leisure, before we enjoy dinner on board and cruise towards Melk.

Day 7 : Melk To Passau

Location: Melk, Passau

Accommodation Name: MS Serenade 1

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we arrive in the small town of Melk, which lies in the beautiful Wachau Valley. Here, you can join our optional excursion visiting the Benedictine Abbey. This is one of the most famous monastic houses in Austria and has been occupied by monks for over 900 years.


Relax aboard our ship for the remainder of the day as we cruise to Passau.

Day 8 : Return Home

Location: Munich, London

Meals Included: Breakfast

We bid farewell to our captain and crew this morning before transferring by coach to Munich Airport for the return flight to London Heathrow.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of convenient joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Yes, airport transfers are included

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will stay for 7 nights on a full-board basis aboard the MS Serenade 1.

Check out our Q&As

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

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Some tours carry a supplement for solo travellers, please ask for details if the Single price is not shown

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Return flights are included on any Leger Air Holidays

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Fully escorted by our experienced drivers/crews. And in most towns and cities we either include or offer optional sightseeing tours with expert local guides to help you get the most from your visits.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport transfers are included on any Leger Air Holidays

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

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

    Sole use of your own room on all Single Traveller holidays: means you still get your privacy and time out from the group.

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

    Yes

  • Battlefield Tours - Will it be possible to visit a particular cemetery whilst on the tour?

    Please contact us and we will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

Reviews of this operator

Gary White (Google Reviewer)  

Just got back from a...

27-May-2024

Just got back from a holiday with leger holidays to callea spain which my wife done as a surprise for my 60th and wedding anniversary together my wife and i had a great time the coach journey there was excellent regular stops for toilet breaks and a stretch. Our two drivers Geoff and katrina were brilliant serving regular drinks and making the trip pleasant all the people on the coach were pleasant the hotel in spain was so nice the best we've stayed in lovely staff lovely bar the guy at the bar was great really friendly nice room. Overall our journey there and our return journey was brill the only thing that was not good at all was the ibis hotel on the return journey the room was horrible not a nice breakfast not polite French staff. Not really interested in trying to speak some english if i was leger should try and use a different hotel. Once again a big thank you to Geoff and katrina well done guys for making our holiday lovely. Hope to see you on another holiday soon

Will (Google Reviewer)  

I went on the 4...

05-Jan-2024

I went on the 4 countries trip and swiss glacier express and overall it was a great trip. The coach I was on was silver service, it was tidy had nice seats and other accessories such as charging points and headsets which was very handy. The drivers Alex and Dave were fantastic, very kind, funny and respectful throughout the whole trip and a pleasure to talk to. The excursions were very pleasant and all ran very smoothly. The hotels were decent and offered a good service. I overall very much recommend leger holidays.

Sally Matson  

Excellent customer service

10-Jan-2023

Booked our ‘Christmas in Austria & Scenic Trains of the Tyrol’ through George on the customer Helpline. Nothing was too much trouble, everything clearly & patiently explained. He even had permission to log in on his day off to finalise the sale! A charming and helpful young person and a credit to the company.

Euan Donald (Google Reviewer)  

Been on two tours now...

10-Oct-2023

Been on two tours now the “D Day beaches” and “ All Quiet on the Western Front” tour of the Somme and Ypres. Both four days in total, two travelling and two on the site of the various battles. This is outstanding value for money, picked up from Carlisle , Cumbria and literally looked after all the way through the tours. The coaches are great and the accommodation spot on . The guides are very knowledgeable ( Mark Hope brilliant guy)and the bus drivers professional . Absolutely fantastic .

Sue Sinfield (Google Reviewer)  

Due to covid it was...

21-Jul-2022

Due to covid it was 3rd time lucky for us to visit lake Garda, what a treat. One or two hiccups but no fault of Legers at all. Praise to Graham and Chris for their excellent driving and coffee service. Our visit to Verona, our guide was very informative but did walk at a pace sometimes had to hurry to keep up. A lovely holiday

Michael Stephen Shilleto   England

Four Countries New Year & the Swiss Glacier Express

07-Jan-2024

Firstly we must thank Alex and Dave our tour guide / drivers who entertained us through out . The tour was fantastic so was the hotel’s food and entertainment. The tour was through the new year holidays as expected lots of shops closed and hotels were understaffed which was lost on some travelers. We travelled back from stop 24 on a luxuria coach I would recommend paying the extra for the comfort alone

Roy Williams (Google Reviewer)  

Great company. We did the...

03-Apr-2024

Great company. We did the 4 day D Day Normandy Landing tour.We had 2 great driver's John and Ian.. Nothing was a problem for them. They kept us safe and entertained.Then we had Fred Greenhow as our guide And he was outstanding. He told us everything we wanted to know. Can't praise them enough Thank you all. We will do more tours with them......

aled blackshaw (Google Reviewer)  

just returned from a solos...

25-Mar-2024

just returned from a solos break to valkenburg and rhine valley i enjoyed the break overall although both journeys were considerably longer than expected due to several picks ups. I could have done without the 3 countries meeting point excursion to be honest and the lunch on rhine cruise was very basic. The drivers/couriers were efficient and good humoured and provided free lunch vouchers on the ferry which were much appreciated. I probably would book another break with leger but to somewhere a lot closer to home.

Mary Elmhirst (Google Reviewer)  

I was told by a...

19-May-2024

I was told by a customer service advisor (Michael) , our hotel overlooked the River Seine, which was totally untrue. It was nowhere in sight and a good walk to get to it. My view from the hotel room was a wall and a window, There was no porterage available and although our drivers offered, after a 15 hour journey to France, we all opted to take our own luggage. To get into the shower there was a step to it and the floor of the shower was like an ice rink when wet, with nothing to hold onto. ( I showered wearing my slippers to avoid slipping). The plunger to the sink was unusable; (the lever to retrieve it was broken). The staff were pleasant and helpful, the bed was comfortable and clean abd the breakfast was worthy of the 3 stars given. Otherwise, I have stayed in a better 2* hotel in France. The driver and travel rep, Paul were both very friendly and pleasant but it was the first time Paul had been on this trip and therefore had little knowledge of the places we visited! There was no commentary and the history of Monet and Versailles was read out from a book! All in all, nothing would persuade me to take part in another Leger tour.

TU  

Many thanks to Molly.

03-Jan-2023

I have recently booked a trip to Le Mans and had the good fortune to speak to Molly. She was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. She was able to answer all but one of my queries with clarity and promised to ring me with the answer to the un-answered question as it required further investigation. This she duly did. An unusually pleasant experience when making a booking over the phone, if only it could be this easy every the time.

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    Leger Holidays requires a minimum deposit of 40% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of leger holidays charges.

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

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

    At 48 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 35 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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