Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

14th June 2020 7 nights Sails from Budapest to Regensburg Brabant R2008
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person *
Brabant in Budapest, Chain bridge, Hungary Brabant in Budapest, Chain bridge, Hungary
Prices from £1,599 per person *
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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cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking.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.

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 riverboat.

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.

 

 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen river cruise:

  • Flights and transfers to and from the vessel when booking a Fly-cruise package
  • Comfortable en suite accommodation with TV, hairdryer, safe and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with ‘early riser’ breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five-course à la carte dinner and late-night snacks
  • Complimentary tea & coffee station 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary afternoon tea & coffee with sandwiches and cakes
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bike hire
  • Use of leisure facilities including Fitness Room and Wellness Tub
  • Lounge music by pianist, or duo every day
  • All local taxes and port charges (where collectable in advance)

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.