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Highlights of the Danube

 

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    • Explore elegant Vienna
    • Take a stroll around Esztergom
    • Discover imperial Budapest
    • Admire the Slovakian capital, Bratislava
    • Enjoy time in picturesque Melk

    There is plenty of justification as to the reason Europe's second-longest river is known as ‘The Beautiful Blue Danube’ – a combination of outstanding natural beauty and wonderful history. Some of Europe's most majestic cities are to be found along the Danube including the capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava.  Read More

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    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Nature
    • Great for - Scenery


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    The beautiful blue Danube has so many fascinating ports of call dotted along it, and this superb river cruise takes you right into some of the best. During your river cruise, you’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of the Austrian capital city of Vienna, which has produced some of the all-time giants of classical music, plus a visit to Hungary’s beautiful capital city of Budapest, which is bisected by the Danube, and where you’ll find stunning architecture and fascinating history to explore.

    So, with visits to two capital cities included and the chance to savour stunning scenery, plus an array of exciting optional excursions on offer, this river cruise really does show you the Highlights of the Danube!

    Your river cruise takes place on the well-appointed A-Rosa Donna. While on board you can enjoy stunning ever-changing views along the Danube from the inviting panorama lounge, and don’t miss the chance to relax and unwind in the on-board spa, or to enjoy a workout in the gym. With all this and more to enjoy on board, the A-Rosa Donna truly is the ideal vessel from which to experience the Highlights of the Danube...
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    MS A-ROSA Donna

    • MS A-ROSA Donna
    The A-Rosa Donna first set sail in 2002. She is one of the impressive A-Rosa fleet of river cruise vessels, designed with relaxation in mind; the ship boasts a spacious sun deck, complete with plenty of shaded areas and recliners.

    While on board, why not treat yourself to a dip in the outdoor heated pool? And challenge your fellow cruisers to a friendly game of shuffleboard, giant chess or a round on the putting green. Or enjoy an indulgent speciality coffee at the cafe bar (or maybe a glass of vino or two!) Then, why not admire the ever-changing views from the impressive panorama lounge? Or how about an indulgent treatment in the spa, or a workout in the gym?

    With all this to enjoy on board, plus a casual dress code, you’ll have no problem relaxing and unwinding on board the A-Rosa Donna!
    • Length: 124m
    • Width: 14.5m
    • Passenger Capacity: 242
    • Passenger decks: 4

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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Budapest
    Imperial Budapest

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Johann Straus Statue, Vienna
    Discover Vienna
    Vienna
    Hidden Bratislava
    Melk Abbey
    Melk Abbey
    Vienna
    Mozart and Strauss Concert

    Vienna is undoubtedly Europe’s musical capital, and this excursion will give us the opportunity to enjoy the music of two of Austria’s favourite sons. Sit back and relax as we listen to the music of Johann Strauss, the Waltz King, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the infant prodigy.

    We make the short journey by coach to the concert hall for an evening full of Viennese charm, with the lilting sound of waltzes, polkas, arias and duets, as well as operetta and piano concerto melodies. Accompanied by excellent opera vocalists and our enchanting ballet soloists, Vienna's classical music reveals itself as a living firework display for all the senses taking us back to the days of old Vienna for a truly unforgettable evening.

    UFO and Slovak Beer tasting
    Spanish riding school of Vienna
    Vienna Spanish Riding School

    We visit the famous Spanish Riding School in the centre of Vienna. The school has been training horses for performance for more than 450 years and in that time has performed for some of the most famous and important leaders in Europe’s history. We will take a guided tour of the school and stables, learning about the workings of the institution as well as a bit about its history. Training schedules permitting we may even be able to see horses and riders practicing their performances in the winter riding hall.

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What's included

  • Return travel from the UK by coach with overnight stays including en route dinner in France and dinner and breakfast in Belgium
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • Two included excursions 
  • FREE Home Connect Service
  • FREE drinks on board including beer, wine, selected spirits, cocktails, soft drinks, water and speciality coffee and teas
MS A-ROSA Donna

MS A-ROSA Donna

The A-Rosa Donna first set sail in 2002. She is one of the impressive A-Rosa fleet of river cruise vessels, designed with relaxation in mind; the ship boasts a spacious sun deck, complete with plenty of shaded areas and recliners.

Learn more about the ship
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