This cruise on MS Bellejour is a whirlwind of Viennese waltzing, baroque buildings and historic abbeys. It begins in the cobblestone streets of Prague, before setting sail along the Danube. Quaint waterside towns and wine-growing regions roll past as we cruise along, winding our way through Bavaria, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. We’ll tour palaces and cathedrals in a trio of capital cities, we’ll sip Wachau Valley wines in Dürnstein and we’ll dance the waltz in Vienna.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Prague. On arrival, transfer to our hotel for the next two nights, the Wellness Hotel Step (4T) or similar.
Day 2 - Prague
This morning, we head into the centre of Prague for a guided tour of this photogenic city. The afternoon is free for you to see more of the city – perhaps explore the 9th century castle complex, with its UNESCO-listed basilica and palace, or visit some of the numerous museums and galleries. With our hotel located in the city suburbs, we have arranged a shuttle service for those who require it.
Day 3 - Prague - Regensberg
After a morning at leisure, we take a coach to Regensberg with a stop for lunch. Once we reach the port, embark MS Bellejour (4T), where light refreshments are available. A welcome cocktail and captain’s gala dinner are served this evening.
Day 4 - Regensburg
The 18th century Weltenburg Abbey is on the agenda today. It’s a spectacular building, an opulent combination of baroque architecture, gold detailing, frescoed ceilings and marble columns. The Benedictine monks here are famous for brewing award-winning dark ale, which they’ve been perfecting over hundreds of years. The afternoon is free for you to explore Regensburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to architectural treasures such as the Porta Praetoria, a Roman gateway built in AD 179 and the Gothic St Peter’s Cathedral. We set sail along the Danube in the early evening.
Day 5 - Passau
We cruise into Passau at breakfast time, giving you the day to get to know the ‘Three Rivers City’, set at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz. Join an optional guided tour, or head off on your own to discover this Bavarian city’s treasures, which include two Bishop’s Palaces and a Baroque cathedral.
Day 6 - linz
Today we cross into Austria, where we moor in the lovely city of Linz. Again, you can join a walking tour around the city sights, or choose to do your own thing. A previous European Capital of Culture, Linz offers a fascinating mix of old and new. Admire the Baroque town hall and cathedral, before taking a turn around the modern art museum (set inside a striking riverside building). Once you’ve seen the sights, treat yourself to a slice of the delicious local cake, Linzer torte.
Day 7 - Melk - Dürnstein
We dedicate this morning to Melk, and its abbey in particular. Balancing up on a rocky promontory overlooking the river and the Wachau Valley, the abbey takes baroque splendour up a notch – every inch of the interiors seems to be covered in rich decoration and detailing. After a tour and a wander through the gardens, we head back to the ship for an afternoon sailing to our next stop, Dürnstein.
Day 8 - Dürnstein - Vienna
Dürnstein is one of Austria’s prettiest towns, and this morning we enjoy a guided tour to admire its 16th century houses and colourful monastery, and a wine tasting, where we sample a selection of wines produced here. We depart Dürnstein at lunchtime, arriving at our next port of call – Vienna – in the early evening.
Day 9 - Vienna
This morning, we have a guided city tour of Vienna. Austria’s capital boasts a glorious collection of Baroque palaces and neo-Gothic buildings. Many of these line the famous ‘Ringstrasse’, the boulevard which encircles the old town. Back on board, we learn the secrets of dancing the perfect waltz with an afternoon class. In the evening, there’s the option to take in a classical concert (Mozart or Strauss) at one of Vienna’s magnificent palaces.
Day 10 - Bratislava
From one capital to another – today, we awake in the Slovakian city of Bratislava. Our optional tour includes a ride on a miniature train, which passes the 18th century Slovak Philharmonic Hall and weaves its way through the cobbled streets of the old town, before delivering you at the gates of the hilltop castle. Afterwards, there’s time for a walking tour of the old town’s pastel-shaded houses, palaces and fountain-studded Main Square. We enjoy the captain’s farewell gala dinner on board this evening.
Day 11- Budapest
We glide into beautiful Budapest this morning. The city straddles the Danube, with hilly, historic Buda on the west bank and lively Pest on the east. Our included tour shines the spotlight on the city’s top sights, including the riverside Parliament Building with its iconic Gothic dome. The remainder of the day is yours to make your explorations.
Day 12 - Budapest - UK
We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
The four-star plus MS Select Bellejour was built in 2004 and has a worldwide allure with comprehensive facilities to ensure all guests can enjoy every aspect of their vacation. When entering the ship guests are instantly encircled by the feeling of timeless elegance and luxury. This 126.7 m long vessel features 90 large cabins allowing for a maximum of 180 passengers. The ship has spacious public areas and plenty of outside seating, enabling guests to soak up the ever-changing scenery at any time. In the panoramic restaurant on the upper deck guests can enjoy culinary delights. Passengers can also enjoy an indoor wellness area with sauna, whirlpool and fitness area to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. When combined with excellent service on board the MS Select Bellejour, a cruise on the European waterways will be one to never forget. The ship offers three cabin types – all of which are spacious and well-thought-out. All cabins have outside views, climate control and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, cabins include a phone, TV, safe, hair dryer, and a mini bar.
This lovely 4 star river cruise vessel, features comfortably furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony. 90 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms. Most accommodations featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors opening to a French Balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.
|Jun 26||Bellejour||Prague||Save upto £200 pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||1 - Standard||161 ft², Fixed Windows||£1999|
|Lower Deck||2 - Standard||161 ft², Fixed Windows||£1999|
|Middle Deck||4 - Superior||161 ft², French Balcony||£2499|
|Middle Deck||5 - Superior||161 ft², French Balcony||£2699|
|Upper Deck||7 - Deluxe||161 ft², French Balcony||Sold|
|Upper Deck||8 - Deluxe||161 ft², French Balcony||£2849|
|Sep 2||Bellejour||Prague||Save upto £400 pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||1 - Standard||161 ft², Fixed Windows||£1899|
|Lower Deck||2 - Standard||161 ft², Fixed Windows||£1899|
|Middle Deck||4 - Superior||161 ft², French Balcony||Sold|
|Middle Deck||5 - Superior||161 ft², French Balcony||£2649|
|Upper Deck||7 - Deluxe||161 ft², French Balcony||Sold|
|Upper Deck||8 - Deluxe||161 ft², French Balcony||£2799|
|Oct 21||Bellejour||Prague||Save upto £500 pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||1 - Standard||161 ft², Fixed Windows||£1499|
|Lower Deck||2 - Standard||161 ft², Fixed Windows||£1599|
|Middle Deck||4 - Superior||161 ft², French Balcony||£1899|
|Middle Deck||5 - Superior||161 ft², French Balcony||£2199|
|Upper Deck||7 - Deluxe||161 ft², French Balcony||£2199|
|Upper Deck||8 - Deluxe||161 ft², French Balcony||£2199|
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Titan is the only escorted tour operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplement to pay. Titan are also our number one choice for low or no single supplements. As Titan now charter their own ship, the MS Serenade 1, not only as a solo traveler do you get picked up from home, but you can look forward to knowing that there will be a group of single travelers onboard with you. Or you can cruise with a companion, but you both have a cabin for only a small supplement, subject to availability. As a long established, multi-award winning touring company, Titan have brought their friendly expertise to their comfortable, 4 star river cruising. Your fellow travelers on board will be from the UK and Ireland. We have worked with Titan and their friendly staff for a number of years and are very happy to recommend their overall experience from start to finish. Celebrating 40 years in business, they are definitely doing something right.
This fascinating cruise takes you from Hungary’s capital of Budapest to the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, by way of the Rhine and Danube.
Beginning in the Bavarian city of Passau, this delightful cruise will take you through Austria’s spectacular Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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