Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

17th May 2020 7 nights Sails from Budapest to Regensburg Brabant R2005
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
Prices from £1,599 per person
FREE Tour Package

FREE Tour Package: applicable on 2020 Brabant River Cruises, as detailed, for new bookings made from 17/07/19 to 13/08/19, inclusive. Offer cannot be applied retrospectively, is not combinable with any other offer, unless specified, and is subject to availability. Package includes five pre-selected Shore Tours provided by FOCL. Tours are subject to change. No refund will begiven if tours included in the tour package offer are not taken. Tours are subject to availability and service operation. Tours are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Offer excludes bookings made via Tour Operators. Guests booking on the Free Tour Package offer will be automatically booked on the tour package; alternative tours booked will be fully payable by the guest. If booking on more than one Brabant 2020 River cruise on a back-to-back basis, the tour package will not include a tour on theport day(s) designated for embarkation/disembarkation for individual cruise codes, and there may be a repeated tour between the package.

Combining the cultural, historical and architectural delights of stunning cities and charming towns with breathtaking, beautifully unspoilt countryside scenery, this epic journey of discovery on the Danube packs in some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights for you savour during time ashore and the comfort of your smaller, friendlier river cruise ship.

Chances to explore three glorious capital cities on consecutive days make for an unforgettable start to your enlightening week-long break. [ReadMoreMob]After meeting Brabant in Budapest, you’ll have a day to succumb to the charms of Hungary’s beautiful, UNESCO-listed capital and uncover an abundance of iconic sites, including Buda Castle and the city’s impressive government buildings; Heroes’ Square; the Chain Bridge; and the Museum of Fine Arts. The diverse attractions of Slovakia’s capital await you next. An abundance of classic and contemporary architectural delights, medieval ruins, an imposing Gothic-style cathedral, and pretty parks and lakes vie for your attention in Bratislava, overlooked by the city’s majestic castle. Then there’s Austria’s captivating capital, Vienna. With another day to explore ashore, you could opt for a highly recommended tour taking in pristine monuments and landmarks, from the Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces to the picturesque Stadtpark, while the chance to immerse yourself in Vienna’s famous musical heritage at the neo-renaissance State Opera and museums such as the Haus der Musik museum is not to be missed. [ReadMoreDesk]

After Vienna the Austrian adventures continue, as Brabant heads for the heart of the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley. Scenic cruising through the gorgeous rolling hills and vineyards of the valley’s world-famous landscapes en route to Emmersdorf and Melk – two of the region’s most enchanting destinations – will be an experience to cherish. Continuing along the Danube into Germany, Passau is your penultimate port of call. A walking tour is the best way to discover the highlights of this Bavarian gem. Wander the pretty streets of Passau to find soaring towers, stunning palaces and mighty churches and cathedrals including the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral, which is a must-visit to marvel at its lavish interior, ornate pipe organ and grand bells alone. Finally, there’s a day to explore Germany’s ‘medieval miracle’, Regensburg. The almost entirely preserved historic centre of Regensburg is home to an impressive collection of listed buildings – such as the double 105-metre-high spires of St Peter’s Cathedral – that are easily taken in on foot.


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Budapest – The Charms of Budapest: Discover the many beautiful sights of Budapest, including the Buda Castle, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the Museum of Fine Arts and the iconic Parliament Building.

Bratislava – Landmarks of Bratislava: Explore the lively Old Town of Bratislava, the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral and Bratislava Castle, which rewards with magnificent views of the city.

Nussdorf (Vienna) – Sites & Sounds of Vienna: Take in the many classical and pristine buildings of Vienna and enjoy an inside visit of the spectacular Opera House.

Passau – Churches & Cathedrals of Passau: Marvel at the lavish interiors of St Stephen’s Cathedral – home to the largest pipe organ in Europe – on a guided tour.

Regensburg – The Medieval City of Regensburg on Foot: View a host of historic structures as you meander through the almost entirely preserved medieval centre of Regensburg.

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.