Historic Voyage from the Danube to the Rhine

24th Jun 2021 13 nights Sails from Budapest to Cologne Brabant R2109
Scenic views into Wachau valley, Danube river Scenic views into Wachau valley, Danube river

Sailing to scenic regions and historic cities in four countries via the Danube and Rhine, you’re in for an unforgettable, immensely rewarding voyage. You’ll see the city lights of Budapest at night and have time to explore both the ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest’ sides of the Hungarian capital, before your journey along the Danube begins with a short sail to Slovakia and Bratislava, where attractions aplenty – from medieval ruins to a majestic hilltop castle – await. On to Austria, scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley’s rolling hills and vineyards will be an experience to cherish, before there’s time to explore the colourful towns of Emmersdorf and Melk. [ReadMoreMob]

As you continue onwards toward the Rhine, there are gems along the Main River to discover too. You’ll visit Passau for a chance to see its ornate towers, palaces and cathedrals; Regensburg, with its beautifully preserved medieval centre; Bamberg, perhaps to taste the city’s famous smoky beer; and get to immerse yourself in the history of Miltenburg and Würzburg. Finally, on the banks of the Rhine, there’s time in Rüdesheim – renowned for its historic sites and producing some of Germany’s finest wines – and Koblenz. Docking close to the famous ‘Deutsches Eck’ in Koblenz makes it easy to visit the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress via cable car, discover the Prussian Electoral Palace and much more.

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.