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Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube

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Vienna, Bohemia & Treasures of the Danube

From £1,599 pp

Take a stroll along Vienna’s grand boulevards, admiring its magnificent Baroque architecture and dazzling palaces, before soaking up the historic atmosphere in one of the city’s legendary cafés over coffee and cake as the Viennese have for centuries – here in one of the most elegant capitals in the world. Immerse yourself in its remarkable cultural heritage: with priceless art collections, superb museums, world-famous orchestras and the opera, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Then there’s chance to truly unwind as our exquisite ship takes you on a journey of discovery along one of the most famous waterways in the world, the mighty Danube, which snakes its way between the vine-clad slopes of the picturesque Wachau. Wander the ancient twisting streets of some of the most quintessentially charming towns in the region: breathtakingly medieval Regensburg with its soaring Gothic cathedral and picture-perfect Český Krumlov, set amidst a fairy-tale Bohemian landscape of rolling hills, glittering mountain streams and shimmering lakes.

Discover the famous abbeys at Göttweig and Aldersbach, one of the most important Baroque churches in southern Germany, and lose yourself amongst the quaint jumble of houses in delightful Passau and bustling Linz with its fascinating Roman past before we return to glorious Vienna – a spectacular finale to a truly exceptional cruise.

What’s included

  • Guided tours in Vienna and Regensburg
  • Guided tours in Vienna and Regensburg
  • Full day excursion to discover Český Krumlov or Linz, on a guided tour
  • Guided tour of Göttweig Abbey
  • Visits to Krems, Passau, Aldersbach Abbey and Schönbrunn Palace
  • 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
  • Live classical quartet recital on board
  • Return scheduled flights from 8 regional airports
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager
Danube River Cruise With Uniworld
Danube - Riverside of the Danube river in Regensburg, Germany
Linz, Austria
Day 1 - Arrive in Vienna

You fly to Vienna, where a coach takes you to your river cruise ship, moored in this spectacular city.

On arrival the professional friendly crew welcome you on board as you familiarise yourself with the ship and settle in to your cabin. Reconvene with your fellow travelling companions in the bar before tonight’s excellent dinner in the elegant restaurant.

Dinner

Day 2 - Vienna

The Viennese have a reputation for ‘Gemütlichkeit’, quite literally ‘cosiness’, and there can be fewer European capitals more supremely nostalgic or elegantly civilised than Vienna. The imperial grandeur of its magnificent architecture speaks for itself – awash with dazzling palaces, grand avenues fringed with fine baroque facades and a majestic cathedral amongst a tangle of historic streets.

Home to world-class art collections, museums, orchestras and opera, its cultural heritage is equally extraordinary with countless composers such as Mozart, Strauss and Haydn, all inextricably linked to this ‘City of Music’.

Day 2 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Krems

We take the short drive to visit the hilltop monastery, Göttweig Abbey – its brick-red onion-shaped domes and vast white walls a striking sight amidst the thickly forested verdant slopes.

Majestically sited with far-reaching views down into the valley below, the original building was destroyed by fire in the eighteenth century and rebuilt in baroque style; on our guided tour we will see the impressively decorative staircase – up which Napoleon is said to have ridden his horse, exquisite frescoes, impressive state rooms plus other precious artworks and treasures from the Abbey’s private collection.

 

Day 3 - Krems

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Passau & Aldersbach

Overnight we have made steady progress upstream and on rising this morning, draw back the curtains to another captivating view – a scenic landscape peppered with idyllic little towns and ancient riverside castles against a hilly backdrop.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading up on deck to witness our arrival in Passau, ‘Town of the Three Rivers’; uniquely situated where the Danube meets the rivers Inn and Ilz, an imposing citadel watches over the colourful jumble of quaint houses, baroque churches, palaces and spires, rising from the water’s edge.

There will be time to wander the old town, exploring its network of winding streets, and picturesque squares, quaint shops and cafés, swarming around the impressive cathedral with its magnificent ornate frescoes and the gothic-style town hall with its lovely decorative clock tower.

 

Day 4 - Passau & Aldersbach

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Regensburg

Our ship reaches the northernmost point of the Danube and the delightful city of Regensburg, a former Roman garrison town and Germany’s ‘medieval miracle’.

After a leisurely breakfast we enjoy a guided tour through the twisting streets of the old town, admiring the warmly painted facades of the picturesque houses, the wondrous gothic cathedral and old town hall with its lofty eight storey tower, and the hefty stone remains of a Roman gateway that once marked the city’s northern entrance.

 

Day 5 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Linz or Český Krumlov

Dawn breaks and we reach vibrant Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Straddling the banks of the river, the Romans recognised its geographical importance at the crossroads of the Danube Valley and the old salt road into Bohemia and today it is still a significant port.

You may wish to remain in the city and join our guided tour as we wander through the old town, stopping to admire the elegant merchants’ houses encircling one of the finest squares in Austria. There’s the grand regional parliament building plus a host of interesting little churches and, surveying the river below, the vast fortress like castle now housing a museum with various historic exhibits and artworks, plus the modern art museum or for technology enthusiasts there’s the remarkable Ars Electronica.

 

Day 6 - Linz or Český Krumlov

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Vienna

The end of our journey may be in sight but there’s still plenty more to enjoy during the final stretch of cruising, so head up on deck to enjoy the invigorating air and soak in the last spectacular river views once more.

During another superb lunch, you can tweak those final plans as to how you intend to spend the rest of the day. For art lovers, the renowned Kunsthistorisches Museum is a must; containing the fourth largest collection of paintings in the world.

You might choose to return to one of the Hofburg’s museums, perhaps the Imperial Treasury, containing the Habsburgs’ crown jewels or take a stroll in the Prater with its huge famous Ferris wheel.

Day 7 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Return Home

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Breakfast

Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Exterior

Thomas Hardy is one of Riviera Travel’s new ‘all suite’ ships.  Launched in 2017 she offers excellent standards of accommodation consistent with Scylla’s (the ship operator) other 5 star ships. Standard Suites are large at 183 ft² with floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail on the middle and upper decks. Suites on the lower deck are slightly smaller at 172 ft² and feature high level windows. 6 Superior Suites and 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites are available on each ship at 247 ft² and 269 ft² respectively. Deluxe Balcony Suites, located on the upper deck, also feature a small private balcony.

This superb vessel carries 44 in-house trained crew members serving just 176 guests (similar size vessels may carry well over 190 passengers) giving the ratio which our experience proves is concurrent with first class service levels.

An outstanding ship it would be very easy to just say ‘luxurious’ but it’s much more than that, a unique yet exquisite blend of understated taste, style and elegance at the highest level. A spacious new vessel as you enter a gleaming, richly coloured marble-floored lobby flooded with natural light from a stunning atrium above. The ship is beautifully illuminated throughout, including the exterior and imaginatively furnished with harmonious colour schemes, all designed to create the serene atmosphere reflective of the golden age of cruising.

Riviera Thomas Hardy Lounge

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 88 comfortable outside suites, most with French balconies, some with private balcony
  • For and aft sundecks with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • ‘Whirlpool’ splash pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating with tables of 4 and 6
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Bistro bar & restaurant
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Elevator to Diamond, Ruby and Emerald decks
  • Wellness area, massage, nail salon and hairdresser
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

88 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 172 – 269 ft² or indulge even more in one of the 6 Superior suites or 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites. 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.

 

 

 

Deluxe Balcony Suite

269 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a private balcony with table and chairs and additional floor to ceiling windows
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Larger private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products, Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Deluxe Balcony Suite
Riviera Travel Emily Bronte Stern Suite

Superior & Superior Stern Suite

247 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to French balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Diamond Deck & Ruby Deck Suite

183 ft² – Diamond & Ruby (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel Thomas Hardy Stern Suite
Riviera Thomas Hardy Lower Deck Cabin

Emerald Deck Suite

172 ft² –  Emerald (Lower) Deck

  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Private marble bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with Crabtree and Evelyn bath products
  • Hotel style beds, the best mattresses and fine cotton bed linen
  • A bed turn down service operates during dinner
  • Seating area with 2 chairs and a table
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Riviera Travel - Suite Ship Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jul 4Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Jul 11Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Jul 18Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Jul 25Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Aug 1Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Aug 8Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Aug 15Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Aug 22Thomas HardyVienna£1599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1599  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£1949  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2049  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2199  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2299  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2599  
Aug 29Thomas HardyVienna£1799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2249  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2499  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2799  
Sep 5Thomas HardyVienna£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2349  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2449  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2999  
Sep 12Thomas HardyVienna£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2349  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2449  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2999  
Sep 19Thomas HardyVienna£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCabin172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2349  
Middle DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French Balcony£2449  
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckSuperior Suite247 ft², French Balcony£2699  
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite269 ft², Outside Balcony£2999  
DepartCarrierSupplement  
BirminghamRyanairNil
DublinAer Lingus/Laudamotion£40
EdinburghEasyjet £40
GatwickEasyjetNil
HeathrowBritish Airways £40
LutonWizz Air£40
StanstedLaudamotionNil
ManchesterAustrian Airlines£40

Please Note: Not all airports are available for every departure. For availability from your preferred departure point, and flight times please call for the latest information.


Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.  The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.

Solo Occupancy

On the lower deck there are a limited number of standard cabins available for single occupancy without a supplement.  For other cabins the sole occupancy price is twice the per person rate less £420.


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

Why Choose This Cruise?

Riviera Travel’s river cruises have caused a bit of a revolution in the UK market, selling more river cruises in the UK than any other river cruise line.  A range of brand-new classically-styled ships have impressed with their high standards for the price.  Riviera’s 30 years of land-touring experience have carried into their river cruise excursions, providing good value off-ship experiences.  Whilst some may require higher levels of inclusions and finer dining, Riviera’s river cruises deliver consistently high standards for their loyal UK customers.

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