Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

4th October 2020 7 nights Sails from Regensburg to Budapest Brabant R2024
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Brabant in Bratislava, Slovakia Brabant in Bratislava, Slovakia
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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.

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.

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Regensburg – The Medieval City of Regensburg on Foot: Enjoy a walking tour of the almost entirely preserved medieval centre of Regensburg, which fortunately survived Allied air raids in World War II, and see monument such as the impressive double spires of St Peter's Cathedral. 

Passau – Churches & Cathedrals of Passau: Take in the many religious monuments and sites of Passau, including a guided tour of St Stephen's Cathedral, home of Europe's largest and most ornate pipe organ. 

Nussdorf – Sites and Sounds of Vienna: Uncover the iconic classical and historical buildings of Vienna, and enjoy an inside visit of the city's legendary Opera House. 

Bratislava – Landmarks of Bratislava: Explore the lively Old Town of Bratislava and discover highlights such as the Gothic St Martin's Cathedral and Bratislava Castle, which rewards visitors with magnificent views of the city.

Budapest – The Charms of Budapest: See the many beautiful sites of Budapest, including Buda Castle, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the Museum of Fine Arts and the impressive Parliament Building. 

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.