Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

31st May 2020 21 nights Sails from Budapest to Regensburg Brabant R200708
FROM ONLY £3,999 per person
Brabant docked in Budapest, Hungary Brabant docked in Budapest, Hungary
Prices from £3,999 per person
We'll Cover Your Tips

Offer applicable to new bookings made from 05/03/19 to31/05/19, inclusive, on selected sailings of five nights or more on cruises departing between April 2020 until May 2021, excluding M2109. Tips are paiddirectly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £8 per person per night on River cruises(where paid). Not combinable with any other offer (except Enjoyment Promise), and is capacity controlled.

OR 3 cruises for the price of 2

Valid for new bookings made from 05/03/19 to 31/05/19, inclusive. All three holidays must be booked in one transaction with the same lead name; one holiday booking must be for a 2019 departure, the second and third cruise can be for any available departure year. The value of the lowest priced cruise will be divided into three with one third of this value deducted from each of the three bookings. Free cruise value will be calculated after any applicable deal or promotion has been applied. The standard deposit or full payment will be due at time of booking for each cruise, as dictated by the departure date, faretype, or duration. If lead guest name is changed, this must apply to all three bookings and standard Administration Fees will apply. Should the cost of any of the bookings made under this promotion change due to an amendment request from the guest, FOCL reserves the right to amend the value of the free cruise accordingly. Should any of the cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking. We reserve the right to withdraw cruises from the promotion or make amendments at any time without prior notice. Standard cancellation charges apply to all three cruises based on the fare type that is booked for the relevant cruise. Offer not combinable with any other offer, other than as specified here, and with the exception of the Enjoyment Promise. Anchor/Saver fares are excluded from the 3for2 offer.

On this inspirational, three-week river cruise you’re in for the ultimate Danube adventure. Sailing through spellbinding regions of some of Europe’s most beautiful and historic countries, you’ll visit remarkable cities providing a host of highlights to uncover during time spent exploring ashore, and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.

During the first week, Brabant will follow the extraordinary Danube all the way to the Danube Delta, taking in stunning destinations and scenic treasures along the way. [ReadMoreMob]There’s Vukovar in Croatia, gateway to culture-rich Osijek and the glorious Kopački Rit wetlands; and Belgrade – where you can delight in a traditional folklore show – and Donji Milanovac in Serbia. Then, after a momentous navigation of the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorge, Bulgarian gems await at Vidin – starting point for tours to the medieval Baba Vida Fortress – and Ruse, nicknamed ‘Little Vienna’. The picturesque Lower Danube, with its vast floodplains, forests and islands, is your route into Romania, where the pièce de résistance is a visit to St Gheorghe for a chance to take a boat safari tour of the blissful Danube Delta, an unspoilt natural wonderland. There’s also stop at Galati, from where it’s possible to tour to the charming Moldovan village of Valeni, famed for its wines and traditional cuisine. [ReadMoreDesk]

You’ll visit the historic Romanian ports of Cetate and Turnu Severin as you head back along the Danube, and return to Serbia to sample local wines and delicious culinary delights in Novi Sad, before it’s on to Hungary. You can learn of the history of paprika – Hungary’s ‘red gold’ – in Kalosca; and revel in the abundant of attractions in UNESCO-listed Budapest, such as Buda Castle and the impressive parliament buildings. There are famous landmarks aplenty to discover in Bratislava too, such as the medieval castle and Gothic-style St Martin’s cathedral, while you’ll have an opportunity to see pristine monuments and immerse yourself in legendary musical heritage in Vienna. Your two days in Austria will also include scenic cruising of the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley en route to the enchanting towns of Emmersdorf and Melk, before you finally enter Germany for a memorable conclusion to your adventure. You can take walking tours of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral, and Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval miracle’ – which is famous for its almost entirely preserved historic centre and extensive collection of listed buildings.

Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love.

Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests.