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Delightful Danube with APT Travelmarvel

9-day luxury river cruise from £1,595 pp incl. flights

Save up to 55% off selected departure dates


Short description

See the Danube’s highlights in style aboard a brand-new, custom-designed river ship


  • Take in some of Europe’s city greats, including Vienna and Budapest
  • Explore with guided touring throughout, from private concerts to tasting tours
  • Pause at idyllic castle towns
  • Head out to Bratislava’s Slovakian old town and Cesky Krumlov’s Czech Baroque
  • Enjoy full-inclusive dining and state-of-the-art facilities aboard your APT Travelmarvel river ship

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Budapest
  • 2 Nights Vienna
  • 1 Night Melk
  • 1 Night Passau
  • 1 Night Regensburg
  • 1 Night Nuremberg


Recommended for:
Food & wine | History & culture | River cruise

As one of Europe’s greatest waterways, the Danube links some of Europe’s finest ports. But, in between Budapest’s exoticism and Vienna’s there are quaint medieval villages and castle towns to explore. It’s all brought to life by a spread of included excursions – feel like a local at a Bavarian evening on board with local beer and traditional German entertainment, and discover the iconic sights of Vienna, Budapest and Nuremberg as well as quaint villages along the Danube.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

You’ll begin your holiday in style, with a private airport transfer and complimentary lounge access. Then, flying into Budapest, an included transfer will see you to your new-for- 2022 Travelmarvel contemporary river ship.These stylish vessels have been custom designed specifically for Europe's waterways and features modern decor as well as a host of spacious public areas. Enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and meet your fellow travellers and Cruise Director before a relaxing dinner.

Stay: Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship

Meals: D

Day 2

Awake to views of one of the Danube’s most enchanting cities this morning. Disembark and learn the vibrant history of Budapest as your local guide takes you to a host of impressive sights, such as the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delightful Gala Dinner while you cruise.

Stay: Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship

Meals: B L D

Day 3

Embrace the elegance of Vienna as you drive around the Ringstrasse, taking in some of the city’s most famous buildings. On arrival in the centre, a walking tour will provide an insider’s view of sights such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben and Hofburg Palace. Afterwards, maybe visit the Naschmarkt and browse the stalls. This evening, you could enjoy an optional concert, featuring music from Mozart to ‘The Sound of Music’.

Stay: Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Vienna (or Bratislava)

With the day at leisure, perhaps explore the Hofburg area or wander along Karntnerstrasse, the city’s famous shopping strip. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, or head across the border to former soviet Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

Stay: Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship

Meals: B L D

Day 5

Cruise to the town of Durnstein and enjoy a stroll past rustic town houses and taverns. Along the way, gaze up to the hilltop ruins of the castle where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Later, dock in Melk and tour through Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089.

Stay: Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Passau (or Salzburg/Cesky Krumlov)

After breakfast, cruise to beautiful Passau. Perhaps join an optional tour to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or visit Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Bavarian experience on board. Sample delicious local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.

Stay: Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship

Meals: B L D

Day 7

Continue along the Danube River to Regensburg, located in the southern region of the Bavarian Forest. Here, wander along its cobblestone lanes, taking a journey through the ages as you explore the historic streets, medieval buildings and cultural sites on your guided walking tour.

Stay: Travelmarvel Contemporary River Ship

Meals: B L D

Day 8

Arrive in Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s famous rallies during World War II. Take a city tour this afternoon, which includes sights such as the Zeppelin Field and Palace of Justice. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel in Nuremberg for the night.

Stay: Nuremberg hotel

Meals: B L

Day 9
Disembark & return to the UK

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals: B



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


Accommodation rating: Deluxe

9-day luxury river cruise
from £1,595 pp incl. flights

Save up to 55% off selected departure dates
Book by: 31 July 2024

Special offer:

  • Save up to 35% on selected departure dates in 2024
  • November 2024 dates from just £1,895 pp


  • Return scheduled flights from the UK 
  • Transfers to/from ship 
  • 7-night cruise aboard Travelmarvel Polaris, Capella or Vega
  • 1-night hotel in Nuremberg
  • 22 meals - 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Complimentary soft drinks, beer and local wine with lunch and dinner on board
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry service and champagne on arrival in select suites

Selected departures from April to December. Alternate itineraries operate in reverse. Price varies by departure date and stateroom availability.

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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