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Journey to the heart of Europe

A CLASSIC DANUBE CRUISE

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With time to explore Nuremberg and Cologne on the Rhine

First class rail travel throughout your journey

7 night Premium All-Inclusive cruise, 1-night in Nuremberg and 1-night in Cologne

Category S cabin on the cruise, with all drinks included

10 days Visiting Nuremberg, Passau, Engelhartzell, Vienna, Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava, The Wachau Valley (for Krems and Melk Abbey) and Cologne

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A CLASSIC DANUBE CRUISE

A-ROSA DONNA

With a maximum of 209 passengers, the A-ROSA DONNA provides high quality standards of comfort and facilities.

Admire scenic views from the large sun deck, relax in a sun lounger, the heated swimming pool, the spa, sauna or jacuzzi.

The choice is yours.

Enjoy your favourite drink – included of course.

Make yourself comfortable in your cosy cabin, join one of our many on board activities and enjoy flexible dining with a wide choice of dishes to suit all tastes.

There is a restaurant, offering all meals including welcome and farewell dinners, with served or gourmet buffet dining. Plus, enjoy included afternoon tea, snacks and al fresco dining.

There is also FREE room service.
Relax in the panoramic lounge with bar and dance floor, with nightly entertainment.

Make the most of the A-ROSA SPA, fitness area and relaxation areas during our time on board (spa treatments are at extra cost).

The comfortable air-conditioned cabins are located on deck 1 and feature an outside window with river views.

DEPARTURE DATES AND PRICES 2024
Per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room/cabin
March 29 and April 5 – low season
April 12, 19 – shoulder season
April 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – peak season
June 7, 14, 21, 28 – peak season
July 5, 12, 19, 26 – peak season
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – peak season
September 6, 13, 20 – peak season
September 27 and October 4 – shoulder season
October 11, 18 – low season

Single supplement – prices on request

A CLASSIC DANUBE CRUISE BY RAIL

Experience the beauty and incredible history of the Danube River aboard the elegant A-ROSA DONNA.
 

Journey to the heart of Europe

 

Explore Imperial Vienna with its grand palaces, museums, Mozart’s home, the iconic ferris wheel, and famous coffee houses. The A-ROSA ‘Destination Scout’ will be on hand to assist you with your independent explorations, or join an optional excursion depending on your interests. Visit ancient Esztergom and overnight in Budapest, a city spanning the Danube full of grand buildings, spas and character. Your cruise sails through the beautiful Wachau Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage site) offering some of Europe’s most scenic vistas. Join an optional excursion to Krems and Melk Abbey and explore Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital city, where a walking tour is included during the day and a speciality dinner held on board ship in the evening.

This is a unique opportunity, travelling by 1st class rail from London to Passau, from where you join the A-ROSA DONNA for your 7-night Premium All-Inclusive cruise in an S category cabin – and enjoy the beautiful riverscapes of gently rolling hills, small towns and villages as well as the historic cities you can explore en route.

The itinerary enables you to visit Nuremberg with its fascinating history and Cologne, and its iconic UNESCO protected gothic cathedral, located on the mighty Rhine river.

The great thing about an A-ROSA river cruise is the flexibility. You can dine when you like, the dress code and atmosphere on board is informal and you are free to explore independently – or join one of the many optional excursions.

A Classic Danube Cruise

Your holiday includes:

  • 1st Class rail from London to Passau and return
  • Overnight stay in Nuremberg in a 4* hotel on the outbound journey on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Overnight stay in Cologne in a 4* hotel on the inbound journey on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 7-night cruise on a Premium All-Inclusive basis:
    • S grade cabin with private bathroom
    • Extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner, either served or gourmet buffet dining
    • Special welcome and farewell dinners
    • Al Fresco BBQ
    • Regional specialities, afternoon tea and snacks
    • Tea, coffee and water available 24 hours
    • High-quality drinks (11am-11pm): tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks (* exceptions are champagne and top branded drinks and some specialities, subject to surcharges)
    • Included walking tour of Bratislava and speciality dinner on board ship in the evening
    • Nightly entertainment in the lounge
    • Use of all on-board facilities including the A-ROSA SPA, sauna, swimming pool, relaxation and fitness room
    • 15% discount on SPA treatments
    • Services of on board cruise director
    • Services of the A-ROSA destination scout in Vienna
    • FREE Wi-Fi
    • All port taxes

A FEW LITTLE EXTRAS

  • The A-ROSA APP that gives you extra information on all the ports visited to enhance your journey
  • FREE room service
  • Bottled water, luxury bathroom products in your cabin 
  • Bathrobe (from reception) and slippers (may be a local charge) 
  • Use of on board e-bikes for independent exploration

Your Danube Cruise Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1 - LONDON TO NUREMBERG

Your holiday begins as you arrive at London St Pancras International.

Take the time to admire the “cathedral of steam” before you join the Eurostar and travel to Brussels.

Enjoy the light meal and drinks served at your seat as you reach speeds of up to 186 mph during the journey.

In Brussels you change trains and continue into Germany, travelling to Frankfurt and finally onto Nuremberg, where you check-into the Park Plaza Hotel (4 star) located close to the station for your overnight stay on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY 2 - NUREMBERG TO PASSAU AND TRANSFER TO ENGELHARTSZELL, AUSTRIA

Take a morning train south from Nuremberg to Passau, located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers.

It is known as the three rivers city and has a delightful old town with cobblestone streets and baroque architecture.

You then take a transfer to Engelhartzell, a pretty riverside town in Northern Austria and embark the A-ROSA DONNA for your 7-night Premium all-inclusive cruise.

After setting sail enjoy a welcome dinner as your ship begins its journey on the Blue Danube.

DAY 3 - VIENNA

Formerly the capital of one of Europe’s most powerful empires, Vienna remains full of imperial class and flair.

Anywhere you look, you will see historic architecture ranging from baroque to art nouveau styles that overlook grandiose boulevards and charming public gardens in what is one of Europe’s most beautiful cityscapes.

Champion of classical music and home of Beethoven, this intellectual and musical juggernaut will undoubtedly be one the highlights of your Danube cruise.

We overnight in Vienna, allowing you to enjoy an optional evening excursion or to explore on your own. A-ROSA has a destination scout who can help you with advice on how to get the most from your time here.

A-ROSA also offers a wide range of optional excursions you can book once on board.

DAY 4 - VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Another day in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and why not spend a morning in one of Vienna’s grand coffee houses or appreciate Vienna’s imperial might at the wonderful Schönbrunn Palace.

Or perhaps, you might take a visit to the Belvedere Palace where you can see the work of renowned artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt.

Of course, you will have the option join a guided city tour to make sure you pack in all the cultural sights Vienna has to offer.

DAY 5 - ESZTERGOM, HUNGARY

Surrounded by rural countryside on this picturesque stretch of the River Danube, the first thing you’ll see as you approach Esztergom is the enormous basilica that crowns this pretty town.

With an impressive history stretching back to the birth of the nation’s first king, St Stephen, in 975, Esztergom has been the seat of Roman Catholicism in Hungary for over 1,000 years.

Delve into the past at Esztergom Castle where continuous excavations since the 1930 have uncovered a treasure trove of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Ottoman styles, and head to the central plaza, the town’s Medieval marketplace walled with baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical buildings.

Budapest Orient Express

DAY 5 & 6 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

As views from the river go, Budapest is pretty hard to beat. Straddling both sides of the water, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’ is chock-full of grand imperial buildings, dramatic history and contrasting scenery.

On the Buda side of the Danube, you’ll discover a landscape of rolling hills and gloriously grandiose buildings, the impressive Hungarian Houses of Parliament amongst them.

While over in former Pest, you’ll find a more lively, bourgeois atmosphere.

In the evening. head for the sun deck and enjoy an included drink admiring the lights of the city beneath the stars from your central mooring on the river – a wonderful experience.

Next morning, with another day in Budapest, why not stroll through Margaret Island. Home to a lovely Japanese garden and musical fountain, it’s a tranquil park sat in the middle of the Danube River.

Or opt to join your expert local guide on a city tour of Budapest as you get to know the city’s past and present. Highlights include, the Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion where you’ll see the best view of the city.

DAY 7 - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Squeezed snugly between Austria and Hungary, Slovakia’s capital Bratislava may be compact, but it packs a punch in history, culture and striking beauty. A melting pot of the cultures which surround it, expect to see this diverse influence on every corner of the city. Included in the price is a guided walking tour of Bratislava, where toy will explore the dramatic contrast between its grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and the architectural legacy of its not so distant communist past. On board ship this evening, enjoy a speciality dinner showcasing the best of the cuisine of this region.
Bratislava

DAY 8 - WACHAU VALLEY, KREMS & MELK ABBEY

Sometimes on a river cruise, it’s the unexpected stops that surprise you and Krems an der Donau may well be just that place.

Krems, as it’s known to its friends, is a small town that punches well above its weight both culturally and scenically. You can opt to join an excursion and see its quaint churches and museums and from where you continue to Durnstein and onto the majestic Melk Abbey overlooking the Danube further up river.

If you stay on board ship, enjoy the Wachau Valley, a picture-perfect stretch of Danube river valley between Melk and Krems. As you gently cruise, you’ll see quaint towns dotting the Danube backed by lush countryside and vineyards. We suggest grabbing a book and reclining up on the sun deck as you meander through the stunning Wachau Valley. The ship arrives at Melk at 12.30.

This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner on board as you sail north towards the Austrian border.

DAY 9 - ENGELHARTSZELL TO COLOGNE

Arrive in Engelhartzell at 0700. Disembark after breakfast, transfer to Passau and take the train to Cologne.

You stay overnight at the Hotel Mondial am Dom (4 star) located close to the station and the UNESCO recognised icon, the mighty gothic cathedral, on a bed and breakfast basis.

The rest of the day is free to explore at leisure Cologne’s many attractions, including the old town, chocolate museum and the cathedral.

Day 10 - COLOGNE TO LONDON

This morning after breakfast you return to Cologne station for the start of your journey home.
Firstly you travel on the high-speed ICE service to Brussels where you change trains and board the Eurostar service to London.


Then let the train take the strain as you stretch out and savour the light (cold) meal and drinks included in your Standard Premier service.

At 186mph the landscape is a blur at times, though memories abide as you return to London St. Pancras International for the final leg of your journey home.

Further information

Optional Excursions

Choose from a wide range of optional excursions, bookable on board, subject to availability. Please note prices below are guide prices per person and are subject to change due to the exchange rate.

VIENNA CITY TOUR
Led by an expert guide, get to know Vienna’s most historic sites including the Hapsburg palace
From £52 per person

GROTTO HINTERBRÜHL AND LIECHTENSTEIN CASTLE
Visit Europe’s largest underground lake cave by boat. Afterwards visit the remarkable hillside Liechtenstein Castle.
From £75 per person

BIKE TOUR TO DANUBE ISLAND & THE PRATER
Explore modern Vienna by bike as you are guided to the tranquil Danube Island and across the river to the Prater – a 4.4-kilometre-long avenue lined with chestnut trees.
From £37 per person

MORNING BIKE TOUR OF VIENNA
Watch the sun rise during your bike tour around Vienna – the perfect way to start your day.
From £28 per person

MAGICAL VIENNA BY NIGHT
Discover the magic of imperial Vienna as it is illuminated by city lights.
From £56 per person

TO THE BASILICA OF ESZTERGOM
Ride a quaint mini train to the site of the Basilica of Esztergom – a striking neoclassical green domed basilica home to the largest single canvas painting in the world.
From £37 per person

BUDAPEST CITY TOUR
Explore Budapest by coach and by car as you explore this grand history of the city.
From £37 per person

A TRIP TO THE BUDAPEST MARKET WITH OUR HEAD CHEF
Sample the best of Budapest’s foodie hub with your A-ROSA head chef.
From £28 per person

BUDAPEST BIKE TOUR
Cycle through Budapest and explore its magnificent boulevards stopping at its major historic sights along the way.
From £47 per person

CARRIAGE RIDE THROUGH THE PUSZTA
A short drive from Budapest lies the grasslands of Puszta. Explore the beautiful Kiskunzang National Park by horse and carriage and try typical Hungarian snacks.
From £59 per person

CASTLE VISIT & BRATISLAVA OLD TOWN
Discover spectacular views and learn about Bratislava’s history with a visit to its castle and the historical centre.
From £37 per person

BRATISLAVA BIKE TOUR
Explore Bratislava with a cycle tour of the city and enjoy a breathtaking views from the famous Ufo restaurant.
From £51 per person

FROM DURNSTEIN TO MELK ABBEY
Visit Durnstein’s memorable baroque church followed by a visit to Danube to one of Europe’s most magnificent baroque buildings: the Melk Abbey.
From £71 per person

BIKE TOUR THROUGH THE PICTURESQUE WACHAU
Enjoy a peaceful cycle tour through the Wachau Valley – a UNESCO world heritage site.
From £47 per person

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