Royal cities, unique countryside

From its source in the Black Forest to the natural wonder of the Danube Delta, the river known as the 'beautiful blue Danube' meanders and crosses though ten countries and covers a length of some 2,888 km.

The 'Queen of European Rivers' provides a habitat for a unique variety of flora and fauna. It also unites countries, people and cultures, giving Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava an incomparable cityscape while providing you with a cruise that is full of cultural and scenic highlights. The Danube is quite justifiably one of the most popular destinations in the world for river cruise enthusiasts.

Vienna

For a chance to experience some of Vienna's famous 'Schmäh' - or 'wit', as it translates - why not enjoy some free time ashore. You may also like to visit the Schӧnbrunn Palace and gardens, which offer a splendid synthesis of baroque art and culture. Here you may walk in the footsteps of Empress Elizabeth of Austria as you find out more about the life of the imperial family during the 19th century.

Budapest

Do not miss Budapest one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Stretching out on both sides of the river, it is truly breathtaking. To the west is the hilly Buda, while to the east is the flat plane of the Pest and the prominent parliament building. The abundance of sights is immense and there is no other city able to integrate the Danube in to the cityscape quite like Budapest does. Enjoy an impressive outlook over the city and views of the river from Gellert Hill, before discovering more about daily life in Budapest at the market hall.

Bratislava

The old town of Bratislava was lavishly renovated with great attention to detail. You should start you town visit at the fabulous main castle (Hrad), one of the great landmarks of Bratislava, where you ill have amazing views out over the city. 

Departure Dates 2022

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MS Viktoria
11 April
09 May
06, 13 June
04, 11, 25 July
01, 08, 22 August
26 September
03, 24, 31 October
04, 25 April
02  May
20 June
05, 12 September
10 October

Departure Dates 2023

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10, 17 Apr
08, 15 May
05, 12 June
03, 10, 17 July


The Blue Danube

Passau - Vienna - Budapest - Bratislava - Passau (8 days)

Bustling cities, beautiful countryside and a fabulous river experience: on this cruise you’ll visit the most unmissable destinations along the Danube. Spend an evening and full day in magical Vienna, visit the charming Biedermeier city of Baden and marvel at the Baroque majesty of historic Melk Abbey. From the UNESCO World Heritage valley of Wachau, to the Hungarian capital Budapest, join us on a journey full of cultural highlights and stunning landscapes.

Departure Dates 2022

MS Belvedere
28 March
02 May
27 June
29 August
19 September
17 October


Cities of the Danube & Southern Hungary

Passau - Southern Hungary - Budapest - Passau (8 days)

The Danube is a river of superlatives as you will discover in comfort aboard MS Belvedere. Step ashore in the cosmopolitan city of Vienna, followed by its “twin city“ Bratislava and Budapest, not by chance called the 'Queen of the Danube'. While many other one-week Danube trips would then return to Budapest, this cruise will instead take you onwards through the untouched Pustza Valley countryside of southern Hungary, to Mohács. From here you may then visit the city of Pécs, the 2010 European Capital of Culture.

Departure Dates 2022

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28 March
23 May
20 June
12 September
10 October

Departure Dates 2023

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27 March
24 April
22 May
19 June

Down the Danube to the Black Sea

Passau - Black Sea - Passau (15 days)

Cruise through the picturesque Wachau valley, the dramatic valley breakthrough of the Danube Cataracts on your way to the imperial and royal cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, plus the glamorous metropolises of Belgrade and Bucharest. Discover the town of Pécs, Novi Sad and Ruse - and experience an included excursion to the magnificent coastal city of Constanza in Romania, on the beautiful Black Sea.

Departure Dates 2022

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03, 07, 11, 15 December

Winter of the Danube

Passau - Vienna - Krems - Linz - Passau (5 days)

This short pre-Christmas trip is the perfect way to get in the mood for the busyness and excitement of the festive season. Enjoy the splendour of the Austrian cities of Vienna and Linz and take a stroll through the festive Christmas markets, while soaking up the atmosphere of this most wonderful time. Another highlight is a visit to the 'Christkindl' town of Steyr, which will enchant you with its yuletide splendour. Experience the feeling of deceleration you get immediately after boarding our comfortable river cruisers.

For more information call: 01223 568907 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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