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Jewels of the Danube

23 reviews   (4.5)
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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
  • 1 NIGHT PRE-CRUISE IN VIENNA
  • 7 NIGHTS ON THE DANUBE
  • 1 NIGHT POST-CRUISE IN VIENNA
  • CRUISE ON FULL-BOARD BASIS
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Reviews for Jewels of the Danube

 4.5 out of 5
Based on 23 customer reviews
4.0

November 7, 2019

4.0

October 21, 2019

4.6

October 20, 2019

3.9

October 19, 2019

4.9

October 19, 2019

4.3

October 19, 2019

4.7

October 19, 2019

4.7

October 10, 2019

The cruise was amazing. Everyone on board was so helpful. The reception on board was friendly, courteous and rapid. The Cabin was well appointed. The meals were extraordinary in selection, presentation and taste. The staff on board work very hard and are always friendly and willing to assist passengers. We have already recommended the trip to several friends.

4.4

October 9, 2019

4.7

October 9, 2019

5.0

October 7, 2019

We absolutely loved the trip. It was all first class. Next time I would upgrade to top cabin We encountered some difficulty in the noise of the boat. Overall I would definitely do another trip

5.0

October 6, 2019

The service before, after and during the river cruise was exceptional....we were a group of five...family and friend ...and we all felt the same....I will definitely recommend Wingbuddy and Croiseurope to friends and family... Keep up the good work!

5.0

October 6, 2019

Fantastic trip we all enjoyed the cruise, the hotel, the pick up arrangements, everything was great. Next time I would prefer to arrange a direct flight, otherwise it was perfect!

4.0

October 6, 2019

5.0

October 6, 2019

If I decide on a future river cruise it will only be with CroisiEurope...they are outstanding!

5.0

October 5, 2019

4.1

October 5, 2019

4.3

October 5, 2019

4.0

September 9, 2019

4.9

July 28, 2019

Vacation was great, my only problem was it was mostly French speaking and I do not speak the language, no worries though the staff and all services were spoken in English as well ! The excursions were very well organized and your agents we’re fabulous...well done!! Thank you & I own a store and have recommended your cruise to many customers! Much appreciated Lana Miller

3.9

July 14, 2019

4.1

July 13, 2019

4.0

June 27, 2019

Explore the abundant treasures of Austria and Hungary on this unique 11-day river cruise package. This wonderful package includes international flights, all transfers, 7 nights on board a comfortable river cruise ship on an all-inclusive basis, pre and post cruise nights at a 3* hotel in Vienna with breakfast, and free time to opt for interesting guided excursions or to discover the secrets of the Danube on your own.

Itinerary Dates & Prices Inclusions/Exclusions Inclusions Addons Map FAQ

9 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS

 

Day 1: USA - Vienna (Austria)
Flight with a good itinerary.


Day 2: Vienna
Arrival at the airport in Vienna. You will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free for you to start your exploration of Austria's capital city.


Day 3: Vienna
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the port of Vienna to board the river cruise ship. After comfortably settling in your cabin, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Departure toward Melk in the early evening. (Breakfast-Dinner)


Day 4: Melk - Dürnstein (Austria)
After breakfast on board, free time to explore Melk on your own or opt for the optional visit ($) of the impressive Melk Abbey, home to Benedectine monks since the 11th century. Cruising through the beautiful Wachau Valley with its gothic ruins and picturesque villages, you will reach Dürnstein. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a local guide who will show you around this charming medieval town. Return to the ship at the end of the afternoon and continuation to Bratislava. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 5: Bratislava (Slovakia)
Following breakfast, free time to explore Bratislava on your own or opt for the optional guided tour ($) of Slovakia's capital city. Well-preserved baroque palaces, paved streets and beautiful shaded squares make the charming Old Town of Bratislava, which Empress Marie-Theresa of Austria used to hold dear. Notable buildings include St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava Castle, Michael's Gate and the Main Square. The afternoon will be spent cruising toward Hungary. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 6: Kalocsa (Hungary)
Breakfast on board. Morning free to explore the historical city of Kalocsa on your own or opt for an optional excursion ($) in the Puszta (including a traditional horse show), a characteristic landscape of Central Europe composed of treeless plains, saline steppes and salt lakes. The afternoon will be spent cruising toward Budapest, reaching it in the night. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 7: Budapest
After breakfast, free time to explore Budapest, "the Pearl of the Danube", on your own or opt for an optional guided tour ($) to discover this metropolis that was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, with its rolling hills and valleys, and Pest, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.

 

Also known as the "City of Baths", Budapest is home to a dozen thermal baths that are naturally fed by more than a hundred hot springs. Relax at Széchenyi Thermal Baths, one of largest bath complexes of Europe built in Neo-Baroque style in 1913, or at the Kiraly Bath, first built in the 16th century under the Ottoman rule, which has key elements of a Turkish bath.


In the evening, join an amazing optional excursion ($) of traditional entertainment in the heart of the city. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 8: Budapest - Esztergom (Hungary)
Following breakfast on board, enjoy some free time in Esztergom, one of the oldest cities in Hungary, famous for its cathedral which is the largest church in the country and its medieval castle. The rest of the day will be spent cruising toward Vienna. Gala evening while the ship will sail through the night.

 

This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew, all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited to have a pre-dinner drink with the captain. That evening, the chef will serve a banquet paying a special tribute to the world of French gastronomy. Dancing follows this gala dinner in the lounge bar. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)

 

Day 9: Vienna (Austria)
After breakfast, free time to continue your exploration of Vienna on your own or opt for an optional guided tour ($) of Vienna and Schönbrunn Castle. Walking past the famous sights of Ringstraße boulevard, surrounding the historical center of Vienna, you will see the magnificent Vienna State Opera, the Museum of Art History, the Parliament, the Rathaus (Town Hall), and the Burgtheater. From there, you will go to Schönbrunn Palace, the former Imperial summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty, where you will get a glimpse of the lives of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Empress Elisabeth, nicknamed "Sisi", on a guided tour of the State Rooms.

 

In the afternoon, join an optional guided tour ($) of the former Imperial Palace of the Hofburg. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 10: Vienna
Breakfast on board and transfer to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free to explore this incredible city. Stroll along the banks of the Danube and enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere. Discover the varied and sometimes original architecture of the city. Take a break at one of Vienna's legendary cafes and in the evening, attend an opera, a ballet or a concert of classical music in one of the city's prestigious halls. (Breakfast)


Day 11: Vienna - USA
After breakfast, greeting in the lobby of your hotel by our local representatives and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)


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May 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue May 18 Fri May 28 $2,499 /person Beethoven ship
Departure
Tue May 18
Return
Fri May 28
$2,499 /person
Beethoven ship

June 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Jun 12 Tue Jun 22 $2,499 /person Symphonie ship
Departure
Sat Jun 12
Return
Tue Jun 22
$2,499 /person
Symphonie ship

July 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue Jul 06 Fri Jul 16 $2,549 /person Beethoven ship
Departure
Tue Jul 06
Return
Fri Jul 16
$2,549 /person
Beethoven ship

August 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Aug 14 Tue Aug 24 $2,779 /person Symphonie ship
Departure
Sat Aug 14
Return
Tue Aug 24
$2,779 /person
Symphonie ship

September 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue Sep 14 Fri Sep 24 $2,499 /person Beethoven ship
Departure
Tue Sep 14
Return
Fri Sep 24
$2,499 /person
Beethoven ship

*The advertised starting rate is available from New York on 2021-05-18

INCLUDES

-Round-trip international flights between USA / Vienna with good itineraries
-Greetings and transfers between the airport, the hotel and the port in Vienna
-1 night pre-cruise in Vienna at the Lenas Donau​ 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room with breakfast included
-7 nights on the Danube on an all-inclusive basis
-1 night post-cruise in Vienna at the Lenas Donau​ 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room with breakfast included
-All meals and drinks on board (including alcohol)
-Welcome cocktail and gala dinner on board
-Onboard entertainment and travel assistance during the cruise
-Wifi internet onboard
-All taxes, fees, and OPC

 

Upon reservation, include our 7 EXCURSION PACKAGE and SAVE $100 (compared to the regular price on board). Excursions can also be booked individually on board for each port.

EXCLUDES

-Travel insurance
-Baggage fees (if applicable)

-Tips: Guides, bus drivers, hotel and cruise staff
-Meals and beverages not mentioned in Vienna

-Drinks from the special list during the cruise
-Personal expenses and optional activities

7 Excursion package  Details

+ 450.00 USD
Upon reservation, include our 7 excursions package and save $100 compared to the regular price on board. Excursions can also be booked individually on board.

Enjoy this amazing visits:

- The Melk Abbey and its museum
- The old town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia
- The Puszta in Hungary, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
- The pearl of the Danube: The incredible city of Budapest
- Enjoy a traditional Hungarian show
- Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace
- The Hofburg Palace and Sisi museum
tour map

How much of a deposit is required?

You need to make a 50% deposit upon reservation to secure your seats. If your departure is in less than 125 days, the full amount is due when booking.

When is the balance due?

The balance is due 90 days prior to the departure date.

Is it a guaranteed departure?

Yes, all our departures are guaranteed.

What is the group size?

This amazing package is completely hassle free for you: all flights, transfers and hotels with breakfasts and all meals on board are taken care of. You will be in a group only during excursions and tours if you decide to book them.

Is triple occupancy available?

For this package, triple occupancy is on request. This means that we have to check the price and availability upon reservation.

Will there be someone waiting for us at the airport?

Yes, our local operators will welcome you at the gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transfered to the hotel.

Is the hotel far from the city?

The hotel is centrally located which means that you will be able to reach the city within 25 minutes by using local transportation.

Is it possible to book additional tours?

Yes, we suggest a package of 7 excursions that you can book upon reservation. By booking the excursion package, you save about $100 / person on the normal price. You may also book those tours directly on board or arrange others tours with local companies on your own.

Are tips included?

There are no additional mandatory tips to pay. You may tip at your discretion the cruise or hotel staff and also your guides.

Is it possible to add extras nights?

Yes, you may add extra nights in Vienna before or after the cruise. Simply make the request with your reservation agent who will change your flights accordingly. We can include the same hotel or you may stay under your own arrangements. The price will be confirmed by your agent depending on availability.

Information regarding the cabin and the ship

Internet on board: WiFi is available in the common areas, on some ships in the cabins as well. It is free of charge.

Electrical outlets: On board, the outlets are the C and E kind with 220V

Available in each cabin: TV, safe, hair dryer, AC

Cabin size: Between 140 and 150 sq ft.

Window: Depending on the location of your cabin on the ship, you will enjoy a large window (main deck) or a french balcony (upper and intermediate decks).

Traveling with children: Children under 2 yo can sleep in the cabin with their parents, however baby cots are not available, you may bring your own. Older children must have their own bed.

Special diets: The request must be made minimum 30 days prior to departure. Kosher, Hallal and Vegan diets are not available.

Water: The water on board is filtered and can be drunk but not to excess (OK to brush teeth and take your medicine). Bottled water is included in the all inclusive formula.

Drinks: Water, hot drinks, fruit juice, sodas, a selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails are included. Champagne, selection of fine wines and brand spirits are not included.

Other useful information:

Currency: Euro (Austria and Slovakia), Forint (Hungary)

Visa: No visa is required for Canadian or US citizens.

Languages: German, Slovak and Hungarian

Vaccine: No vaccine is required. Check with your travel clinic to make sure your health condition allows you to travel.

Reviews for Jewels of the Danube

 4.5 out of 5
Based on 23 customer reviews
4.0

November 7, 2019

4.0

October 21, 2019

4.6

October 20, 2019

3.9

October 19, 2019

4.9

October 19, 2019

4.3

October 19, 2019

4.7

October 19, 2019

4.7

October 10, 2019

The cruise was amazing. Everyone on board was so helpful. The reception on board was friendly, courteous and rapid. The Cabin was well appointed. The meals were extraordinary in selection, presentation and taste. The staff on board work very hard and are always friendly and willing to assist passengers. We have already recommended the trip to several friends.

4.4

October 9, 2019

4.7

October 9, 2019

5.0

October 7, 2019

We absolutely loved the trip. It was all first class. Next time I would upgrade to top cabin We encountered some difficulty in the noise of the boat. Overall I would definitely do another trip

5.0

October 6, 2019

The service before, after and during the river cruise was exceptional....we were a group of five...family and friend ...and we all felt the same....I will definitely recommend Wingbuddy and Croiseurope to friends and family... Keep up the good work!

5.0

October 6, 2019

Fantastic trip we all enjoyed the cruise, the hotel, the pick up arrangements, everything was great. Next time I would prefer to arrange a direct flight, otherwise it was perfect!

4.0

October 6, 2019

5.0

October 6, 2019

If I decide on a future river cruise it will only be with CroisiEurope...they are outstanding!

5.0

October 5, 2019

4.1

October 5, 2019

4.3

October 5, 2019

4.0

September 9, 2019

4.9

July 28, 2019

Vacation was great, my only problem was it was mostly French speaking and I do not speak the language, no worries though the staff and all services were spoken in English as well ! The excursions were very well organized and your agents we’re fabulous...well done!! Thank you & I own a store and have recommended your cruise to many customers! Much appreciated Lana Miller

3.9

July 14, 2019

4.1

July 13, 2019

4.0

June 27, 2019

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