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Tauck The Blue Danube Cruise
from £4640 pp
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  • Location
    Czech Republic , Europe
  • Board Basis
    All Meals Included
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
  • Brochure/Itinerary
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Call free on 0800 707 6229 for huge extra savings on Tauck The Blue Danube Cruise 

This luxury river cruise intimately takes you on a luxury tour from Prague to Budapest with exclusive private tours allowing you to experience highlights of the Danube in a luxury cruise. Glide past fairy-tale castles and medieval villages as you cruise the Danube River aboard Tauck's ms Savor or ms Joy. Explore Budapest, Bratislava, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague – plus the castle-studded Wachau Valley – taking in views of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Cruise Highlights
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TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private Imperial Evening at a palace in Vienna featuring a gala dinner and Viennese performers

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private aperitif and dinner in Prague at Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A private tour of Prague’s Baroque libraries, Strahov Monastery

Whats Included?
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  • All private Tauck shore excursions – £2,521 Value!
  • Two nights each in Prague and Budapest at centrally located hotels in the heart of the cities
  • Tauck Exclusive – Private Imperial Evening at a palace in Vienna featuring dinner and Viennese performers
  • Tauck Exclusive – Private aperitif and dinner in Prague at Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle
  • Tauck Exclusive – A private tour of Prague’s Baroque libraries, Strahov Monastery
  • Choice in Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace or the Imperial Apartments at the Hofburg
  • Choice of a full day in Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov
  • Evenings of local performing artists and classical music aboard the riverboat
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks.
  • Gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 28 meals (11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners); select meals in local restaurants; service charges, taxes, porterage, and applicable fuel surcharges
 Itinerary Westbound 
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Day 1 Begin your adventure in Budapest
Your Danube river cruise starts at 6:00 PM at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. A transfer is included from Budapest's Ferenc Liszt Airport or Keleti train station to Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. 


Day 2 Discover the landmarks & stories of Pest
Budapest is split into the sections of Buda and Pest by the Danube River. This morning, explore the Pest side of the city on a tour including City Park and Heroes’ Square – bounded by some of the finest architectural works in Hungary 


Day 3 Explore Buda and embark riverboat
Head up to Castle Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Danube on the Buda side of the city, for sightseeing and lunch at a local café. See Fisherman’s Bastion, with its Neo-Romanesque design


Day 4 Baroque in Bratislava
Our resident expert takes you inside contemporary Slovakia and Bratislava for a look at the region's politics, economy, religion, social order, preservation and emergence of the arts. 


Day 5 Exploring Vienna & an Imperial Evening
Your riverboat arrives overnight in Vienna, Austria, where an introductory tour of this former capital of the old Habsburg Empire – and its grand boulelvard, the Ringstrasse – precedes a walking tour 


Day 6 A choice in Vienna & on to Dürnstein
A choice of sightseeing this morning features a tour of the Habsburgs’ Schönbrunn Palace, an architectural masterpiece and Austrian cultural treasure, or the amazing Imperial Apartments at the Hofburg


Day 7 Dürnstein & the Wachau Valley
Dock in Dürnstein for a closer look at its 16th-century Baroque houses and 13th-century Romanesque church on a walking tour along cobblestone streets; you may also choose to tour a local monastery, or take a bicycle ride.


Day 8 Salzburg sights or Cesky Krumlov
Your boat stays docked in Linz today, with a choice of how you spend your day – full-day excursions to Salzburg (Austria), or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or remaining in Linz. 


Day 9 Engelhartszell & cycling along the Danube
Wake up this morning in Engelhartszell, a pretty town on the Danube in Upper Austria. After a visit to a local private home (and a taste of local cake, sweets and coffee), you'll have a choice of a walking tour of town including 18th-century Engelhartszell...


Day 10 Disembark Vilshofen for Regensburg & Prague
The cruise portion of your trip concludes when you disembark your riverboat in Vilshofen and have a choice of travelling overland to the well-preserved Bavarian town of Regensburg, which began its long life as a Roman encampment many centuries ago


Day 11 The legacy of many centuries in Prague
Start today's exploration of Prague this morning with a choice of walking tours through Prague's ethereal Old Town, choosing between a "walk through the centuries" including a visit to St. 


Day 12 Journey home
Your Danube river cruise experience ends in Prague, Czech Republic. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from InterContinental Prague to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi train station or Václav Havel Airport Prague. 

 

About the Ship
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With a maximum of 130 guests, the 443-foot riverboat ms Savor and her sister ships continue Tauck’s tradition of providing more space per guest on Europe’s inland waterways, transporting fewer passengers than most longships (135 meters) all while maintaining Tauck’s high standards for quality and comfort.

With a total of 67 cabins, ms Savor’s deck plan was innovatively designed with the most popular cabins in mind, which tend to be the largest... so Tauck have used the added ship length to offer twenty-two 300-square-foot Tauck Suites – the most of any river cruise ship on any European river.

To increase the amount of natural sunlight on the lower deck,they have created 8 loft cabins that extend from the first to the second decks, providing guests with an additional view; all windows in these loft cabins open.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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