Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

4th October 2020 7 nights Sails from Regensburg to Budapest Brabant R2024
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Brabant in Bratislava, Slovakia Brabant in Bratislava, Slovakia
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.

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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cruise bookings made under this promotion be cancelled or transferred by the guest, this offer and discounts will be withdrawn and the remaining cruise bookings will be re-priced at the fares applicable at the time of booking.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.

A journey along the beautiful Upper Danube will provide rich rewards throughout this enlightening week-long break. The cultural, historical and architectural delights of a collection of incredible destinations are yours to uncover during time ashore to explore, while there are memorable sights to savour from on board Brabant as you sail through unspoilt countryside scenes too.

After meeting your smaller, friendlier river cruise ship in Regensburg, you’ll have the following morning to explore Germany’s ‘medieval miracle’ before setting sail. [ReadMoreMob]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. Along the Danube in Passau, a walking tour to the best way to discover the highlights of this Bavarian gem too. 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. After Passau, Brabant heads for the heart of Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley, where you’ll be afforded opportunities to explore two of the region’s most enchanting destinations – Emmersdorf and Melk. You exploration of Wachau also includes scenic cruising through the valley’s gorgeous, world-renowned landscapes, which is sure to be a standout experience of your adventure. [ReadMoreDesk]

Sailing onwards, Vienna – the first of three magnificent capital cities on your itinerary – awaits. With a full day to explore, you could opt to take the highly recommended tour of the grounds and gardens of Schönbrunn Palace – a legacy of the Habsburg monarchy – or visit Hofburg Palace, home of the Austrian crown jewels. Stadtpark and Ringstrasse are worth a visit too, 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. The diverse attractions of Slovakia’s capital await you next. An abundance of classic and contemporary architectural delights, medieval ruins and pretty parks and lakes vie for your attention in Bratislava, which is overlooked by the city’s majestic castle. Finally, it’s on to Budapest, to succumb to the charms of the UNESCO-listed Hungarian capital. After enjoying the scenic sail into the city, be sure to visit the Buda Castle complex and the historic Millennium Underground Railway and stroll along Andrássy Avenue towards Heroes’ Square during your time ashore. The thermal healing baths here are the perfect place to relax and reflect on your adventures before heading home.

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.