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Cologne to Budapest 15 Days

Budapest
Budapest

This fifteen-day tour takes you on an amazing journey from Cologne in the heart of the Rhine valley to Vienna and finally Budapest on the banks of the Danube. Your floating accommodation will be one of the most luxurious vessels cruising the inland waterways of Europe. You will be suitably impressed with the high quality, sumptuous accommodation and simply delicious cuisine in such stylish and relaxing surroundings.

Our journey south takes in so many incredible visits and sites starting in Koblenz and then onto the picturesque town of Boppard, continuing through the stunning Rhine Gorge and onto beautiful Rudesheim, one of the most famous wine towns on the Rhine. Next, we cruise to Mainz and then along the river Main to Miltenberg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval villages.

The cruise continues towards Wurzburg situated at the head of Germany's 'Romantic Road' where we have a walking tour and time to visit the amazing baroque palace. Next day it's onto Bamberg, quite simply one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Having seen so much we are still only at our halfway point on our cruise. Next we berth in Nuremberg for a guided tour of this historic city, probably most remembered as the location of the trials at the end of WWII. From here we pass through the Main-Danube canal to the picturesque river Danube, one of the most romantic and beautiful rivers in the world, and our first stop, Regensburg.

Over the next five days we take in so much that Bavaria, Austria and Hungary can offer. We stop in Passau and then onto Melk and culminate our time in Austria in classical Vienna, home of Strauss and many great composers. This city offers up so much wonderful architecture as well as a host of other things to see including the Spanish riding school.

Cruising into Hungary, we soon arrive in imperial Budapest, straddling the picturesque Danube. After a guided tour of this palatial city we spend the evening on board, where the Captain hosts another spectacular dinner, an excellent finale to this most comprehensive and yet relaxing cruise

What's Included

  • 14 nights full board cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most staterooms have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony
  • Tour highlights include
  • The stunning scenery of the Rhine Gorge, Main and Danube
  • Guided tour of 2,000 year-old Koblenz
  • Stop in picturesque Boppard
  • Rüdesheim - a true Rhineland wine town
  • Visit to Mainz - once home to Gutenberg father of modern printing
  • See Miltenberg - one of Germany's best preserved medieval towns
  • Experience Wertheim - one of the most attractive medieval towns in Germany
  • Guided tour of baroque Würzburg
  • Walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg
  • Tour of Nuremberg - steeped in ancient and modern history - Including visit of the site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials and Nazi rally grounds
  • Visit to the amazingly preserved medieval city of Regensburg
  • Stop in Passau - the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers
  • Visit Melk Abbey - the majestic Benedictine monastery
  • Guided tour of Vienna - city of the Hapsburgs
  • Live classical quartet recital on board
  • Day in Budapest with guided tour - absorb the unique atmosphere
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Welcome & Captain's Gala Dinners
  • Services of professional Tour Manager
  • One-way flights and one-way rail or return flights from various UK airports
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfers from airport or station to ship

Day 1: Arrive in Cologne

Map of the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers
Map of the Rhine & Moselle Rivers

You fly to Düsseldorf from where a coach will take you to the ship. Or you can take a late morning Eurostar from London St. Pancras International arriving in Brussels approximately two hours later, where a coach will take you over the German border to your ship. Moored in Cologne’s picturesque historic centre, the dedicated crew will welcome you aboard your first-class floating hotel, ensuring you settle into your comfortable and extremely well equipped cabin and familiarise yourself with the ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Koblenz & Boppard

The first morning on a river cruise is always a thrill. Awakening to the gentle lapping of the water and the colourful valley sides slipping effortlessly past your cabin window, there really is no other holiday experience quite like it. We call at historical Koblenz, dominated by its immense fortress overlooking the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle. This morning we take a guided walk around the old town exploring its twisting streets and picturesque squares.

During a delightful lunch we cruise to Boppard, 'Pearl of the Rhine', wonderfully situated on a sweeping meander, it really is one of the most attractive villages in the Rhineland. Its delightful stone quayside is lined by boats of all descriptions against a backdrop of archetypical half-timbered buildings and cobbled streets, all surrounded by Germany's finest Roman walls.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Rüdesheim

Today, you experience one of the real highlights of your cruise, the passage through the Rhine Gorge. Here the valley narrows, the current is swifter and the towering valley sides soar to more than 1,000 feet, crowned at every turn of the tortuous river by the precarious ruins of castles that once held sway over passing mariners. We pass rocky outcrops and around endless twisting bends to the famous Loreley Rock, where legend has it, enchanting maidens lured unsuspecting sailors to watery graves. Next we call at Rüdesheim, a true Rhine wine town with many famous wines available to sample, as you wander the typical backstreets.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Mainz

This morning, we take the short cruise to the confluence of the rivers Rhine and Main at the fascinating town of Mainz. An important Roman city for 500 years, with the largest amphitheatre north of the Alps, it is home to the fine St Stephen's church where light flickers through beautiful blue stained glass windows with their intricate biblical figures - a masterpiece by the great artist Marc Chagall. Mainz's most famous son though is Gutenberg, father of modern printing, and there is an excellent museum where you can see two original Gutenberg Bibles, the earliest books ever printed in Europe. During dinner our ship cruises up the River Main.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Miltenberg & Wertheim

This morning, we cruise between dense forests to the beautiful small town of Miltenberg. Developing through the Middle Ages under the powerful protection of the nearby castle, surrounded by walls, it is one of Germany's best preserved medieval villages.

During lunch we cruise around the first of the many meandering bends which so characterise the River Main, pausing at Wertheim, one of those towns which is a joy to stumble across - completely unknown on the mainstream tourist trail. Please note: when cruising from Mainz to Passau the sun deck is closed due to low bridges.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Würzburg

Breakfast is taken whilst cruising towards Würzburg, situated at the head of Germany's 'Romantic Road' and we have a walking tour of this lovely city. A former seat of the Prince Bishops, their truly magnificent Residenz is one of Europe's finest Baroque palaces, constructed to compete with the greatest courts of the day such as Vienna and Versailles, which in artistic terms they more than succeeded in doing.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Bamberg

Today we visit Bamberg, quite simply one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe, easily on a par with Prague. The masterpiece you see today began its artistic journey during the 11th century, when the Emperor Heinrich II planned a capital as grand as Rome and selected Bamberg as the location for this. Although it never became as large as Rome, for its size it has a wealth of fine buildings. Not only is it historic, it is stunning too with a network of canals like Venice and the fascinating tangle of lanes, lined with merchant's houses.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Nuremberg

We call at Nuremberg which, sadly will always be associated with the Nazi period, where the Third Reich held court against a grandiose background of marching grounds and later with the international war crimes tribunal which brought down the final curtain on that notorious regime. What is less well-known is that Nuremberg is regarded as the capital of Germany's First Reich, the era that lasted 1,000 years, and was central to the trade routes and power of the Roman Empire.

This morning, we include a guided tour taking in the great ramparts and many fine historic buildings from Nuremberg's Imperial Age including the Kaiserburg Castle, Craftsmen's Court, Church of St Lawrence and the Market Square with its beautiful fountain.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Regensburg

This morning, we cruise along the Main- Danube canal to Kelheim and the Danube, one of the most famous and beautiful rivers in the world. We visit Regensburg, originally a Roman garrison guarding the most northwesterly point of their empire, dominated by its cathedral, the finest in Bavaria.

This afternoon, take a stroll into the historic city centre and visit the Altes Rathaus, the town hall with its great Gothic hall where many of the great events in Germany's history were solemnised. Regensburg calls itself Germany's best preserved medieval city, and it is hard to argue as you wander amongst the glorious winding streets and alleyways of the old town.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Passau

Passau is our last town in Germany, nestling as it does where the Danube gorge widens. Our fascinating journey continues into Austria, synonymous of course, with superb scenery but this beautiful section of the valley is something of a secret. Relax aboard the ship today, as we cruise through the narrowing valley.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Melk & Vienna

On a striking and resplendent rocky bluff above the town of Melk is an enormous Benedictine Abbey which we visit this morning. This extraordinary building was originally a Hapsburg palace, and subsequently bequeathed to the Benedictine order during the 11th century. It has been a monastery ever since. Reconstructed in full Baroque style during the 18th century, the Abbey has many fine rooms and a stupendous library with more than 80,000 priceless volumes including many intricate medieval manuscripts.

As lunch is served we cruise downstream, through the delightfully picturesque Wachau valley, before approaching our destination, the city of Strauss - Vienna. To celebrate the city's wonderful legacy we have arranged a classical recital on board by a quartet of talented musicians. To hear this exquisite music whilst in the city of its creation makes a wonderful finale to the day.
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Vienna

Vienna, a truly elegant city, is one of the real gems of Central Europe, conjuring up an image in the mind of culture, ornate architecture, elegant cafés, aristocratic palaces, imposing cathedrals and everywhere the romantic music of the great composers. To be fair the reality is little different and as capital of the Hapsburg Empire, which held sway over much of Central and Eastern Europe for centuries, there is an absolute wealth of things to see. In its heart we have the lovely St Stephen's cathedral, then the Hofburg, now home to the crown jewels and relics of the Holy Roman Empire, the Vienna Boys' Choir and the famous Spanish Riding School. This morning we will have a guided tour and the afternoon is free.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Bratislava

This morning we explore Slovakia’s fast emerging capital city, Bratislava. Until recently swathed in the drab uniformity of communism, the city has shrugged off its greyness, rekindling the splendour of its imperial past, so evident in its beautifully restored baroque old town. Wander the winding streets to the Main Square where you will find the former old town hall now housing a museum dedicated to the history of the city and where you may climb the tower for some lovely views. Equally impressive is the great 17th century fortress which dominates the city with its commanding expansive views across the Danube. Or head for the Primatial Palace with its fabulous Hall of Mirrors and rare collection of 17th century English tapestries or for something less strenuous perhaps enjoy a freshly ground coffee or homemade lemonade in one of the many bars of cafés.

This afternoon our cruise reaches another highlight as we navigate the dramatic Danube Bend, one of the most spectacular stretches of this mighty river. Winding its way through a narrow twisting valley, flanked by high mountains and verdant hillsides, have your camera at the ready for some quite exceptional river views as we pass ancient ruins of castles and historic towns. Our journey’s end is reached as we cruise into Budapest, enjoying spectacular views of this breathtaking city on our stately final approach.
Included Meals B L D

Day 14: Budapest

We arrive in imperial Budapest, straddling the beautiful river. Dominated by the castle, the city, often called 'Little Paris of Middle Europe', is famous for the monuments that reflect both local culture and that of numerous foreign powers, which ruled here for most of its existence. Today, Budapest is a collage of palatial buildings, baroque churches with archaic spires and a wonderful atmosphere enhanced by the unique sound of Hungary's music and language.

We enjoy a guided tour and this evening the 'Captain's Dinner' will take place, serving delicious specialities of the countries and regions we have visited during our cruise. It will feel like you have been away from home for months, as you recall all the places you have visited, sights you have seen and people you have met, with your fellow travellers.
Included Meals B L D

Day 15: Depart Budapest

After breakfast it's time to say goodbye to your crew and transfer to the airport at the appropriate time for your flight home.
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  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

MS Lord Byron & MS Jane Austen



Overview

Every aspect of the 5★ MS Lord Byron (2013) and her sister ship, the MS Jane Austen (new for the 2015 season), are designed to the highest possible specification and exacting standards to bring you the very best and most enjoyable river cruising experience, in the most luxurious comfort. Stylish furnishings using environmentally friendly materials are beautifully combined with the most advanced safety systems … and the work of a wonderful designer's eye conjuring up the classic lines and sophistication of a luxurious ocean liner. As always, the finesse is in the detail - beautifully crafted tropical hardwoods, wrought iron, highly polished copper and brass, all beautifully illuminated then added to soft leather furnishings and imaginative colour schemes, promotes a subtle, chic ambience. Blend this with the low passenger complement, just 140 guests, with 35 crew, a ratio of 4 to 1, guarantees an excellent level of service and a more personal touch.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside cabins and suites, most with French Balconies
  • For and aft sundecks with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • 'Whirlpool' splash pool
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating
  • Additional Chef's Restaurant seats 24 diners
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Stern Lido lounge & Library
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Elevator to Diamond and Ruby decks
  • Sauna, steam room and solarium
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

Riviera Travel, MS Lord Byron - deck plan
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Luxury Cabins

These lovely new 5★ river cruise vessels, feature beautifully furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony.

All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Deluxe Suite (Diamond Deck)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 242 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
  • Enhanced sitting area

Suite (Diamond & Ruby Decks)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 199 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
  • Enhanced sitting area

French Balcony Cabin (Diamond & Ruby Decks)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)

Suite (Emerald Deck)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 199 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Enhanced sitting area

Cabin (Emerald Deck)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • No Single Supplement

MS Emily Brontë, Thomas Hardy & Oscar Wilde


Video of the Emily Brontë & Thomas Hardy from Global River Cruising.


Overview

New for the 2017 season sister ships Emily Brontë, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde continue Riviera Travel's partnership with Swiss river cruise operator Scylla. These new 'all suite' ships offer excellent standards of accommodation consistent with Scylla's other 5 star ships. Standard Suites are large at 183 sq.ft., with floor to ceiling windows opening to a rail on the middle and upper decks. Suites on the lower deck are the same size but feature high level windows. 6 Superior Suites and 4 Deluxe Balcony Suites are available on each ship at 210sq.ft. and 274sq.ft. respectively. Deluxe Balcony Suites, located on the upper deck, also feature a small pricvate balcony.

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.


Deck Plan

Riviera Travel, MS Emily Bronte, Thomas Hardy & Oscar Wilde - deck plan
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Luxury Cabins

These lovely new 5★ river cruise vessels, feature beautifully furnished cabins and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French balcony.

All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • 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

Deluxe Suite (Diamond Deck)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 274 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a private balcony with table and chairs and additionl fllor to ceiling windows
  • Enhanced sitting area
  • Larger bathroom with complimentary bathrobes and slippers

Superior Suite (Diamond & Ruby Decks)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 210 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to French balcony
  • Enhanced sitting area

Standard Suite (Diamond & Ruby Decks)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 183 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors opening to a French balcony

Standard Suite (Emerald Deck)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 183 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window

MS William Shakespeare & MS Charles Dickens



Overview

The 5★ MS William Shakespeare (2014) and MS Charles Dickens (2015) have been specialy commissioned and designed to Riviera's specification by Dutch ship builders Veka Group. Carrying just 140 passengers each, the crew ratio of 4:1 ensures excellent service throughout your cruise. Finished with the highest quality materials with luxurious carpets, rich hardwoods and plenty of steel and glass the ships have an elegant and sleek style throughout. Images are of teh MS William Shakespeare, décor may vary.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside cabins and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Deluxe Suites have full outside balconies
  • Sundeck with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • 'Whirlpool' splash pool on deck
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating
  • Main Globe lounge with bar & piano
  • Stern Midsummer Bar & Chef's Restaurant for 24 diners
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Lift to Hamlet & Othello decks
  • Sauna, steam room and hairdresser* on board
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

Riviera Travel, MS William Shakespeare - deck plan
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Luxury Cabins & Suites

These lovely new 5★ river cruise vessels feature beautifully furnished cabins and suites, the majority with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony.

All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Deluxe Suite (Hamlet Deck)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 245 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors leading to an outside balcony with table & chairs
  • Enhanced sitting area

French Balcony Cabin (Hamlet & Othello Decks)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors open all the way to create a full width French Balcony.

Cabin (Romeo Deck)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • No Single Supplement

MS Swiss Tiara



Overview

With beautiful polished marble decks, adorned with rich hardwoods, tasteful brass fittings and classic wrought-iron staircases, the 5★ MS Swiss Tiara evokes the classic luxury hotels from the golden age of travel. Blend this with the ship's low passenger complement, just 140 guests, with 35 crew, a ratio of less than 4 to 1, guarantees an excellent level of service and a more personal touch.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside staterooms and suites, most with French Balconies
  • For and aft sundecks with sun-shades, deck chairs & loungers
  • Stylish restaurant with open seating
  • Main lounge with bar & piano
  • Stern Lido lounge & Library
  • Complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day with speciality patisseries in the afternoon
  • Elevator to Diamond and Ruby decks
  • Sauna, steam room and 'Whirlpool' splash pool
  • Souvenir shop
  • Onboard souvenir shop*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Riviera Travel, MS Swiss Tiara - deck plan
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Luxury Staterooms

This lovely 5★ river cruise vessel features beautifully furnished staterooms and suites, the majority featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony.

All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Private tiled bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with quality 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
  • Coffee making facilities
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Suite (Diamond & Ruby Decks)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 193 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)
  • Enhanced sitting area

French Balcony Stateroom (Diamond & Ruby Decks)

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling opening glass doors (French Balcony)

Suite (Emerald Deck)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 193 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • Enhanced sitting area

Stateroom (Emerald Deck)

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 161 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window
  • No Single Supplement


Fine dining

As you enter the restaurant the mouth-watering aroma of roasting Provençal Lamb drifts tantalisingly from the galley. Smartly uniformed, friendly and intuitive waiting staff professionally guide you to your classically set table with its crisp white linen, premium quality European china, polished fine glassware and gleaming cutlery whilst freshly baked bread is immediately placed before you with effortless style.Welcome - you're at home. Quality dining is an integral part of your river cruise experience - and our ships take this to the highest five-star levels with superb cuisine prepared by a dedicated and highly professional brigade of chefs.

Take a stroll on the Sun Deck as the river gradually awakes, and enjoy Early Risers' tea or coffee and freshly baked pastries. The full breakfast buffet is a sumptuous affair with innumerable hot and cold options, plus a popular omelette station prepares dishes to order. Or if you prefer, why not enjoy continental breakfast in your cabin: breakfast in bed as enchanting scenery and riverside life drift gently by - priceless! Naturally complimentary tea and coffee are available throughout the day and a very comprehensive lunch buffet allows selection of as little or as much as you wish from an extensive and tempting selection. Don't forget to leave some room for afternoon tea and the chef's special patisserie - it's just too tempting to ignore!

The day's culinary highlight is the splendid four-course dinner: entrée, soup, main course and dessert plus a salad buffet is always available - all within the ambience of a high quality restaurant. The carefully designed menus include international classics together with dishes reflecting the regions we pass through, with careful selections from local markets. In addition, the 'Welcome Dinner' enjoys an extended menu and towards the end of your cruise, the Captain proudly hosts his excellent 'Gala Dinner' featuring specialities of the countries and regions through which you've travelled.

Open Seating

Our clients constantly tell us they love our informal free seating and smaller tables policy, quite unlike the inevitable regimentation of many cruise ships which is exactly the atmosphere we are trying to achieve. Then there's the wine list. We take great pride in its excellent quality and style, including not only the classic choices but also an extensive range of local wines. Many of these are extremely well-priced, delightful hidden gems and rarely marketed outside their production area.

New Chef's Restaurant

In addition to the main restaurant, we are proud to unveil the unique new Chef's Restaurant, open for dinner on the Lord Byron and Jane Austen, with huge panoramic windows and seating for just 24 diners. Here the chef presents his personal favourite signature dishes with a fixed menu using the finest of seasonal produce. This superb dining experience must be reserved on board.

MS Emily Brontë

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MS Thomas Hardy

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MS Jane Austen

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MS Charles Dickens

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MS William Shakespeare

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Sep 21£2599£2899£2999£3199

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Supplement£30£30£30£60£60£50£30£30
DepartShipEmbarkFrom
May 3William ShakespeareCologne£2499Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², fixed windows£2499
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£2899
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£3099
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside balcony£3699
May 15Charles DickensCologne£2599Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², fixed windows£2599
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£2999
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside balcony£3799
Jun 5Charles DickensBudapest£2699Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², fixed windows£2699
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£3099
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£3299
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside balcony£3899
Jun 29Robert BurnsBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckSuite183 ft², fixed windows£2799
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3199
Middle DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3399
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3399
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French balcony£3499
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3599
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside balcony£3999
Jul 3Charles DickensCologne£2599Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², fixed windows£2599
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£2999
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside balcony£3799
Jul 19William ShakespeareBudapest£2599Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², fixed windows£2599
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£2999
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside balcony£3799
Jul 27Robert BurnsCologne£2599Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckSuite183 ft², fixed windows£2599
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£2999
Middle DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French balcony£3299
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3399
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside balcony£3799
Aug 7Charles DickensCologne£2599Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCabin151 ft², fixed windows£2599
Middle DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£2999
Upper DeckCabin161 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite245 ft², Outside balcony£3799
Aug 23Oscar WildeCologne£2599Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckSuite183 ft², fixed windows£2599
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£2999
Middle DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French balcony£3299
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3399
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside balcony£3799
Sep 3Emily BrontëCologne£2999Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckSuite183 ft², fixed windows£2999
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3399
Middle DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3599
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3599
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French balcony£3699
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3799
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside balcony£4199
Sep 27Oscar WildeBudapest£2799Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckSuite183 ft², fixed windows£2799
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3199
Middle DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3399
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3399
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French balcony£3499
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3599
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside balcony£3999
Oct 19Robert BurnsBudapest£2499Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckSuite183 ft², fixed windows£2499
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£2899
Middle DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3099
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£3099
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French balcony£3199
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£3299
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside balcony£3699
Oct 29Emily BrontëBudapest£1899Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckSuite183 ft², fixed windows£1899
Middle DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£2299
Middle DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£2499
Upper DeckSuite183 ft², French balcony£2499
Upper DeckSuperior Stern Suite210 ft², French balcony£2599
Upper DeckSuperior Suite210 ft², French balcony£2699
Upper DeckDeluxe Balcony Suite274 ft², Outside balcony£3099

One-way Eurostar & One-way Flight

DepartBRS
£0
EMA
£0
LGW
£0
STN
£0
May 3
May 15
Jun 3
Jun 5
Jun 29
Jul 19
Jul 27
Aug 7
Aug 23
Sep 3
Sep 27
Oct 19
Oct 29

Return Flight Availability & Supplements

DepartBRS
£60
DUB
£20
EDI
£60
LBA
£60
LHR
£60
MAN
£60
STN
£20
May 3
May 15
Jun 5
Jun 29
Jul 3
Jul 19
Jul 27
Aug 7
Aug 23
Sep 3
Sep 27
Oct 19
Oct 29

Dates in blue denote cruises boarding in Budapest.

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Single Occupancy Supplements: No single supplement for selected lower deck cabins, subject to availability.

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