Cruising the Danube: Romans, Amber and Habsburg Splendour

Alte Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Alte Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Be enchanted by the scenic winding route of the Danube by way of grand historic cities with stories to tell. From Upper Austria’s Engelhartszell to Budapest, discover an opulent palace that houses master artworks, pore over artefacts at a museum whose collection includes a 22,000-year-old iconic figurine and visit beautiful castles.

Our Ship

A-ROSA DONNA

Twin/double outside S cabin (deck 1) - CALL TO BOOK
From:
Aug £2,499 (with flights) / $3,175 (without flights)
Oct £2,209 (with flights) / $2,779 (without flights)
Single supplement – N/A as cabin is minimum 2 persons

Twin/double outside A cabin (deck 1) - CALL TO BOOK
From:
Aug £2,659 (with flights) / $3,389 (without flights)
Oct £2,379 (with flights) / $3,020 (without flights)
Single Supp:
Aug £335 / $455
Oct £215 / $290

Twin/double outside C cabin (deck 2) with Juliette balcony - CALL TO BOOK
From:
Aug £2,949 (with flights) / $3,779 (without flights)
Oct £2,659 (with flights) / $3,389 (without flights)
Single Supp:
Aug £399 / $539
Oct £270 / $365

Itinerary 2020

Day 1

In Engelhartszell join the A-ROSA Donna.

Day 2

After lunch in Vienna, we begin our visits for the day.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Our first visit of the trip is to the city’s Natural History Museum, made famous by the 30,000 BCE Venus of Willendorf figurine. Afterwards, we explore Hofburg Palace, which was first built in the 13th century.

Day 3

Still in Vienna, more cultural and archaeological discoveries await us.

Exclusive Andante excursion: We travel to the impressive Roman remains of Carnuntum today, the ancient capital of Pannonia Superior. Here, we see the amphitheatre and Heidentor. Later, at the Schloss Belvedere, we can admire ‘The Kiss’ by artist Gustav Klimt.

Day 4

Today we arrive in Budapest, where we disembark and go exploring.

Exclusive Andante excursion: First up is Aquincum, the capital of Pannonia Inferior in which Marcus Aurelius wrote part of his ‘Meditations’. At this site, we visit the museum and amphitheatre. We also go to Florian Square to see the Thermae Maiores, which was a bath complex. Free time in Buda follows.

Day 5

We enjoy a second day discovering Budapest’s delights on land.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Today we visit Buda Castle, which is now home to the National Gallery and Budapest History Museum. Later, we can explore independently.

Day 6

The many wonders of Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, await us today.

Exclusive Andante excursion: We start at Devin Castle, an impressive fortification whose history reaches back to the Neolithic period. Free time in this city comes later.

Day 7

After cruising down the scenic Wachau Valley, we disembark in Melk.

Exclusive Andante excursion: Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, founded in the 11th century.

Day 8

Today we transfer to Munich and catch our flights back home.

What's Included

  1. 7 nights aboard the A-ROSA Donna
  2. Joined by expert Guide Lecturer Matthias Greben in August and Esther Unterwegerin October
  3. All meals and specified drinks onboard included
  4. Archaeological excursions throughout as stated in the itinerary
  5. All taxes & gratuities
  6. Transfers throughout as stated in the itinerary

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2020 Tour Details

Sun 30th Aug - Sun 6th Sep

Available

$3,175

without flights

RDA20A

Led By: Esther Unterweger

Sun 18th Oct - Sun 25th Oct

Available

$2,779

without flights

RDA20B

Led By: Matthias Grebien

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