A scenic European passage on the Blue Danube river on board Olympia as she journeys through the ever-changing scenery of three contrasting countries. Calls at some of Central Europe’s most beautiful cities – including historic Vienna, stunning Budapest and enchanting Bratislava – will make this a cruise to remember.
- Return flights from your local airport to Munich
- Return airport-to-Olympia transfers
- Seven nights’ accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
- Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
- On-board English commentary
- Luggage porterage
- The services of a friendly, professional crew
- The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager
All prices are per person and based on two sharing. Offer subject to availability. Single cabins are available for a supplement.
Blue Danube Itinerary
Fly to Munich, and join Olympia in Linz. Enjoy a first meal aboard, and perhaps step ashore to enjoy the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan home of the famous Linzertorte, before Olympia slips away downstream overnight.
Olympia arrives in Melk, beneath Austria’s most celebrated Benedictine Abbey, Stift Melk. Join our optional excursion here and explore the vast church, ornate Baroque interior, Imperial rooms and museum. This afternoon, Olympia heads into the stunning Wachau valley, before mooring close to Vienna.
Board the coach, this morning, for the short transfer into central Vienna. Discover the city of ‘coffee and cake’ – whose greatest glory is the wonderful Hofburg Palace – on our optional guided tour.
This afternoon, another optional excursion brings the opportunity to visit the Schonbrunn Palace, the Imperial summer home, where the opulent salons once echoed with performances by the young Mozart.
Be on deck, this afternoon, to experience Olympia’s unforgettable arrival in Budapest. Our optional guided tour of the ‘Pearl of the Danube’ is the ideal introduction to this city of two parts – Buda with its colourful Castle Hill, and Pest with its Gothic parliament buildings and its old town’s designer stores and coffee houses.
Discover the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, on this morning’s optional walking tour. You’ll see Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral, splendid Baroque palaces and the city’s ancient suspension bridge, before Olympia continues upstream this afternoon, cruising back into Austria.
Olympia’s next call is at the delightful Wachau Valley town of Durnstein, in the castle above which Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Soak up the town’s beauty on a leisurely stroll, then re-board the ship for a final cruise back through the Wachau’s exquisite scenery.
Olympia returns to Linz today. Explore this modern city and its contrastingly quaint old town, or choose to join our optional excursion to Salzburg, famed birthplace of Mozart.
This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner in the company of the captain and your fellow passengers, bringing the chance to share memories of a wonderful cruise.
Bid ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Olympia and her crew, and transfer to the airport for your flight home.