Delights of the Danube Itinerary -
14 Jun 2018 on the ms Serenity

Day 1 UK - Nuremberg

We travel by rail to Nuremberg and board our ship for a relaxing evening as we cruise along the Danube towards Regensburg.


Day 2 Regensburg

We arrive in Regensburg around breakfast time, which lies at the northernmost point of the Danube. Our optional city tour takes you around the beautifully preserved medieval centre to admire the many sights and then in the afternoon we cruise towards Passau.


Day 3 Passau - Linz

Passau is known as the ‘three rivers city’ due to its unique location where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. You have free time to explore the old town which has a stunning display of Italian baroque-style architecture. Join us on an optional trip to Mozart’s famed birthplace, Salzburg, we return to the ship in Linz. We reach Linz in the evening where we berth overnight.


Day 4 Melk & Wachau Valley – Vienna

This morning we arrive in the Austrian town of Melk, which is filled with cobbled streets and attractive buildings. It is also overlooked by one of the most splendid monastic houses in Austria – the Benedictine Abbey, which you can visit on our optional excursion. In the afternoon you can relax on deck as we cruise through the Wachau valley, which stretches 24 miles through stunning scenery, with many charming towns, terraced vineyards, castles and monasteries. We reach Vienna in the evening where we berth overnight.


Day 5 Vienna - Bratislava

Spend the morning experiencing the delights of Vienna, capital of Austria and birthplace of classical music. More than 150 grand palaces, over 27 baroque castles, impressive squares and striking monuments are just some of the key features of this magnificent city, whose historic centre is inscribed on the world heritage list. In the morning you can join our optional city tour. This afternoon we cruise over the border into Slovakia, stopping at Bratislava, where you can join our walking tour or spend time exploring the old town which is centred on two squares, with winding streets, a hill top castle and many remarkable building.


Day 6 Budapest

We cruise this morning to Budapest, described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Join our optional city tour which introduces you to the highlights on both sides of the river, including the 700-year-old Matthias Church, Parliament building – a magnificent example of neo-gothic architecture, and Buda Castle, which rises 48 metres above the river.


Day 7 Budapest – Munich

This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark our ship. Passengers travelling by rail travel to Munich, where we check into our overnight hotel.


Day 8 Munich - UK

After breakfast we continue by rail to Brussels where our Eurostar connection returns us to London