Danube Imperial Cruise - Vienna - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Head on a timeless and enchanting river cruise as you admire the dramatic scenery and beautiful landscapes of the Danube River.
  • This 7-night/8-day cruise will take you on a journey to Durnstein, Melk, Linz, Bratislava, Budapest, Esztergom and Vienna, on board the MS Crucestar or MS Crucebelle.
  • Our members will stay in a choice of Standard and Deluxe Cabins with Full Board dining included as they enjoy a front-row seat to the impressive views throughout their adventure!

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Your Destinations

Head on a timeless European river cruise, stopping off in Melk, Linz, Bratislava, Budapest, Esztergom and Vienna as you sail along the Danube River. This is a journey that will be sure to capture the hearts of all who travel it. This is your chance to glide through UNESCO-listed scenery, known for its dramatic beauty, dotted with fairy-tale castles and red-roofed medieval towns.

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Vienna - check in from 4 pm
Day 2: Vienna
Day 3: Durnstein - Melk
Day 4: Linz
Day 5: Bratislava
Day 6: Budapest
Day 7: Esztergom
Day 8: Vienna - Departure

Your Itinerary

During their cruise, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below

Please Note: The main language aboard your cruise will be English and all printed materials such as menus are available in English throughout your tour.

Day 1: Arrival in Vienna
Upon arrival into Vienna, members will make their own way to the port before boarding their boat at 4:00 p.m where they can enjoy the public areas before checking in and settling into their cabin. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you enjoy the views of Vienna by night. Dinner and night on board.

Day 2: Vienna
After breakfast, embark on a panoramic tour (minimum 6 guests) to the most important sights of the Austrian capital: the Opera, the Town Hall, the Parliament, the Burgtheater and the splendid Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your own pace or enjoy the optional visit to the Schonbrunn palace. At 11 pm, the ship will leave the Austrian capital and sail towards the Wachau valley. Dinner and night on board.
Day 3: Durnstein - Melk
Today, you will wake up in Dürnstein, a charming village in the heart of the winding Wachau valley with a medieval castle. From the pier you can directly access the historic city centre on foot, passing through the medieval city gates and reaching the Plaza Pranger. From here, a beautiful view opens onto the ruins of the castle, famous for being the place where supposedly Ricardo "Corazón de León" was imprisoned. Do not miss an opportunity to taste the typical wines of the Wachau region.

At noon, we will leave Dürnstein to enjoy the scenery offered by the wonderful Wachau Valley. Early in the afternoon, you'll moor in Melk, a small town located in the heart of the impressive Wachau Valley. It is world-famous for the Benedictine Abbey on top of a rock that dominates the river. Late in the afternoon, the boat will leave the town of Melk and sail towards Linz. Dinner and night on board.
Day 4: Linz
Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and a beautiful Baroque city, located between the Danube Valley and the ancient salt road. Since the nineteenth century, it has been the most important port of the Danube. Enjoy a free day to discover the city. At 2 pm, you will set sail in the direction of the capital of Slovakia. Dinner and night on board.

Day 5: Bratislava
Early in the morning, you will arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Your guided tour (minimum 6 guests) will offer you a tour of that imperial city. You will see, among other fascinating places, the National Theatre, the Cathedral of San Martín, the Puerta de Miguel, the old town hall and the impressive fortress on top of a rock. At 7 pm, you will leave Bratislava and head towards Budapest. Dinner and night on board.
Day 6: Budapest
After breakfast, you will arrive in Budapest, the capital of Hungary divided by the mighty Danube in two parts: traditional "Buda" and cosmopolitan "Pest". Your guided tour (minimum 6 guests) will take you through wide boulevards to the famous Parliament, the Opera, Heroes' Square, the Market, the Chain Bridge and the Fishermen's Bastion with its spectacular views over the city. At 4.30 pm, you will sail onwards. Dinner and night on board.

Day 7: Esztergom
After breakfast, you will arrive in Esztergom. It is a relevant place in the history of Hungary, since it was the first capital of the Kingdom of Hungary and is where the first King, Stephen I. was crowned in the year 1000. The Basilica of Esztergom is the largest church in Hungary and is the symbol of the city. In the interior is the largest organ in Hungary. At lunchtime, you will set sail for Vienna. In the evening enjoy dinner on board with the Captain. Night on board.

Day 8: Vienna - Departure
Following breakfast, disembark and head to the airport for your return flight home.

End of Sevices.

Your Cruise Ship

Our members will stay aboard the MS Crucestar or the MS Crucebelle in a Standard Main Deck Double Cabin, a Standard Front Deck Cabin or a Deluxe Middle Deck Cabin. Each Cabin includes Full Board Dining (breakfast, lunch and evening meal served with a selection of drinks - see below).

2nd April - 9th April: MS Crucestar 
14th May - 21st May: MS Crucestar 
18th June - 25th June: MS Crucebelle
2nd July - 9th July: MS Crucebelle
2nd July - 16th July: MS Crucebelle
27th August - 3rd September: MS Crucebelle
3rd September - 10th September: MS Crucestar 
22nd October - 29th October: MS Crucestar

Both ships are equipped with most modern facilities that will guarantee a comfortable and relaxing cruise. The restaurant and lounge bar are located on the Superior Bridge, offering passengers the possibility of travelling through public areas without going down stairs. On board, there is an elevator that connects the Intermediate and Superior decks. On the Sol bridge, there is a walking area with chairs, tables, sun loungers and a Jacuzzi. From here you can enjoy panoramic views. At the disposal of the clients, there is a small library on board the ship. 

Please Note: WiFi is available throughout the ship but is subject to an additional payment.

Full Board Package Inclusions

  • Three meals per day (from dinner on 1st day to breakfast on departure day)
  • Early-riser breakfast each morning
  • Afternoon high tea (tea, coffee and cake or late-night snacks)
  • Table tap water during meal services
  • Tea and coffee served with all meals
  • Welcome and farewell captain's cocktails (including 1 drink per person)
  • Welcome and farewell captain's dinner with a special menu
  • Special NYE (31st December) or Christmas (7th January) dinner with festive menu and a glass of wine
  • Refreshments and hand towels after excursions
  • Luggage services from pier-ship-pier
  • Drinks package: One 500ml bottle of water and 1 drink of choice (house red or white wine 20 cl or draft beer 30 cl) for lunch and dinner

Your Cabins

This offer is based on a choice between a Standard Main Deck Double Cabin, a Standard Front Deck Cabin and a Deluxe Middle Deck Cabin. 

Guest cabins are spread over four decks. All have a shower and wc, satellite television with a channel showing live camera footage from the front of the ship, a hairdryer, a safe, and an intercom telephone. Standard cabins are compact and have a small window. During the day, one bed folds away and the other is converted into a sofa. Newly refurbished deluxe cabins are more spacious and have permanent hotel-style beds that can be configured as twins or doubles. They also have large picture windows that slide open.

All Cabins Sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Included Excursions

Vienna Bus & Walking Tour (3 hours 30 minutes)

Your Included Excursions
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. Not only is it a place worth seeing for is architectural charm; it also boasts a collection of famous figures throughout history such as Sisi, Strauss, Mozart and the memorable images of Gustav Klimt. The city is bursting with history, distinguished monuments, museums, palaces, scenic parks, charming cafés and noteworthy pastry shops! The tour begins by bus as you head in the direction of the famous Viennese Ring, where you’ll enjoy major attractions such as the Urania, State Opera House, Parliament, the seat of the Habsburgs Hofburg, City Hall, Burg Theater and Vienna University. You will then delve deeper into the city on foot, starting at the famous Albertina Museum. From here, you'll take a one-hour leisurely walk along the former city moat called the “Graben” where you’ll discover the Hofburg. Then, you'll head towards St. Stephen’s church and along the way, you’ll be able to uncover the secrets behind Vienna’s rich culture and stunning architecture. After the walking tour, you will have some time to enjoy the city on your own.  

Bratislava Walking Tour (2 hours)

Your Included Excursions
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is considered the main economic, political and cultural capital of the country. The city encompasses a fine blend of the past and present; on one hand many historical buildings display the city’s rich past routes, however on the other hand, universities and urban youth cultures ultimately create a bustling juxtaposition within one city. The Bratislava city excursion is a guided tour with a chocolate twist! The tour begins by the pier and explores the wider city centre, where you will witness historic and modern landmarks of the city such as the St. Martin's Cathedral, the city walls, the Presidential palace and spectacular views from the Slavin Monument and the castle area. Once you arrive in the historical centre, you will start from St. Michael's Gate and meander your way through the city's main streets, discovering all the major sights, beautiful sculptures and fountains, whilst embracing the city’s history and famous legends.

Budapest Bus and Walking Tour (3 hours)

Your Included Excursions
Discover the magical city of Budapest with a guided bus & walking tour. As the capital of Hungary, Budapest is often called the “Paris of the East” and is a highlight for travelers from far and wide. The tour will not only give you a sense of Budapest’s colorful history, but also give insight into how the city’s division by the Danube river has played such an important role in society over the centuries - one side known as “Buda” and the other “Pest”. The bus tour includes both parts of the city and will uncover famous monuments located on the street Andrássy Út, such as the Opera; Hero’s Square; the famous under-cover market; St. Stephen’s church; the largest synagogue in Europe, in which the famous Franz Liszt played; and finally Parliament, which interestingly resembles the British Parliament building and contains nearly 20 km of corridors! Via the famous chain bridge, we then visit the historic Buda Castle and coronation church of St. Matthew, which is where the famous Sisi and her husband were crowned as Hungarian rulers. An unforgettable view of the city will open up from the fabulous Fisherman's Bastion, where you can enjoy the city at your fingertips.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return shared airport transfers are included for flight-inclusive offers.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 

Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Austria. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Austrian Embassy. 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.


If you are travelling to the EU after 29 March 2019, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules:

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This cruise is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 4 pm
Check-out time: before 9 am

Our price doesn’t include an additional fee of 90EUR, which is to be paid locally on board in cash upon arrival (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation in the cabin of choice
  • Live music at the bar every night
  • Full board, three meals per day (from the dinner on the arrival day to the breakfast on the departure day)
  • Early-riser breakfast every morning
  • Afternoon high-tea: tea, coffee and cake or late-night snack
  • Table tap water during meal services
  • Tea/coffee for all meals
  • Welcome and farewell captain’s cocktails (including 1 drink per person)
  • Welcome and farewell captain’s dinner with a special menu
  • Luggage service pier – ship – pier
  • Refreshments and hand towels after excursions
  • Info-channel
  • Excursion package in English: Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava
  • Drink package: 1 bottle of water 0.5 l + 1 drink at choice: house wine 20 cl (red or white) or draft beer 30 cl FOR LUNCH AND DINNER
  • Christmas and NYE meals

Not Included

  • Medical Insurances
  • Any Bottled Water
  • Soft and Alcoholic drinks during lunch and dinner that are not stated
  • WiFi
  • Gratuities (5 EUR per person per day included in the final bill payable onboard)
  • Personal Spendings
  • Minibar
  • 90 EUR fee (mentioned above)

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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