Trans European River Cruise

Trans European River Cruise

From Budapest on the Danube to Frankfurt on the Main. A CITO tour by boat.

Your chance to see some of Central Europe’s finest scenery and ancient cities all from the comfort of your river cruise ship, whilst you cruise along two of Europe’s most iconic rivers, the romantic Danube and the Main.


DAY 1: Your Door to Door service will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Budapest. On arrival we will transfer to our ship where there will be time to settle into our cabins before our welcome cocktail and introduction to the crew.

 

During our cruise, the following excursions are included:

  • Guided tour of Budapest. We visit Buda, via the Chain Bridge and the Fisherman’s Bastion with its impressive views of the city. Then on to “Pest” and the Heroes’ Square. Onwards to Andrassy Avenue and St. Stephen’s Basilica and finally the famous Parliament building overlooking the Danube.

 

  • Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. Full of treasures with its neo-classical basilica and former Royal Palace.

 

  • Guided tour of Vienna, passing the Opera House, St Stephens’s cathedral and the Hofburg. Also, included is a visit to the Schoenbrunn Palace & Gardens – the Hapsburgs’ summer residence. Free afternoon in Vienna to explore at your own pace.

 

  • Sail along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley, known for its wine growing. Visit Melk Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery, which towers above the Danube and is the very symbol of Baroque art in Austria.

 

  • Visit Durnstein and its stunning monastery with its blue and white tower. It is also here where Richard the Lionheart was held captive in the castle.

 

  • Passau on the Austrian German border and enjoy a walking tour of the city centre. The old town is known for its Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen's Cathedral, featuring distinctive oniondomed towers and an organ with 17,774 pipes.

 

  • Guided tour of the historic centre of Regensburg, the 4th largest town in Bavaria.

 

  • Leaving the River Danube we join the Main Danube Canal, stretching for 106 miles across the continental watershed through to Bamberg with 16 locks along the way.

 

  • Guided excursion of Nuremburg, Bavaria’s second largest city and were we find half-timbered houses, gothic churches within a medieval city wall in the shadow of the towering imperial castle, which was one of the most important residences of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.

 

  • Tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent medieval town perched high on a hill. With its picturesque houses, it is classed as one of the most beautiful towns on the historic Romantic Road.

 

  • Wurzburg, a riverside town famous for the Bishop Princes’ residence. World War II saw the destruction of over 90% of the town, however it was rebuilt along with all buildings of historical importance.

 

  • Cruise through the most scenic part of the Main Valley from Karlstad to Wertheim. But mind your head! As we skim centimetres under the bridges along the way.

 

  • Walking tour of Miltenberg, a ‘chocolate-box’ town with a market place surrounded by half-timbered houses and an old Town Hall.

 

DAY 12: We disembark at Frankfurt after breakfast and subject to flight times, we enjoy a panoramic tour of Frankfurt en-route to the airport. On arrival back into the UK, your Door to Door service will be waiting to take you home.

 

Price includes:

  • Door to Door service

  • Return flights

  • Airport transfers at the destinations

  • Porterage

  • 11 nights All Inclusive accommodation on board MS France (all breakfasts, lunches and 3 course set menu dinners, all local wines, beers and water during meals and at the bar)

  • Coach tours as mentioned in the itinerary

  • English speaking local guides during the excursions

  • All entrance fees, where applicable

  • Services of a CITO Tour Manager throughout

 

Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to sailing schedules.

MS France

 

MS France is a two deck ship, with 78 cabins and acapacity of 159 passengers. Cabins are en-suite with shower facilities, air-conditioned and have hairdryer, satellite TV, safe and picture window or porthole. Wi-Fi is available on board.

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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