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Classic Danube Vienna Budapest and Bratislava with Vienna Extension

5 Day River Cruise With 3 Day Extension

Austria, Europe

Enjoy an extended stay at the Zeitgeist Hotel in Austria's beautiful capital, Vienna.

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore Vienna's many sights at your own leisure
  • Enjoy a stay at the Zeitgeist Hotel
  • Cruise to the cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the 'City of Music'
  • Delight in an on-board taster of Hungarian cuisine
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Itinerary

Day 1
Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Vienna. Greet your crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail before tucking into a traditional Austrian dinner.

Day 2
Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

An imperial cityscape announces your arrival into Austria's regal capital this morning. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, or alternatively, explore the 'City of Music' from a unique perspective during a fascinating backstage tour of Vienna's majestic Konzerthaus (optional). Having savoured a delicious pastry and freshly brewed cup of Vienna Coffee, return for an evening of dancing whilst sailing towards Budapest.

Day 3
Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Discover an architectural treasure trove on this afternoon's guided tour of sophisticated Budapest, incorporating a visit to the neo-gothic Great Market Hall; wander through a bustling hive of activity, where varied market stalls retail fresh produce, aromatic spices and local wines, or alternatively unwind in the incredible natural thermal pools of Gellert Baths and Spa (optional). Following time at leisure, dine on a delectable Hungarian feast and enjoy traditional folk entertainment on board tonight.

Day 4
Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trace the river's winding path into the capital of Slovakia this afternoon, meandering through the cobbled streets and compact squares of Bratislava on an (optional) guided tour. Oozing old world charm, admire the city's contrasting gothic structures and Communist-era buildings which brush the banks of the Danube, before tonight's gala dinner on board your ship.

Day 5
Vienna

Returning to Vienna this morning, savour a buffet breakfast before your airport transfer and return flight to the UK

Day 6
Vienna

Breakfast

Returning to Vienna this morning, savour a buffet breakfast before disembarking and transferring to your hotel in Vienna for your extension.

Day 7
Vienna

Breakfast

Explore Vienna's many sights at your own leisure.

Day 8
Vienna to the UK

Breakfast

After breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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Dates & Prices

Zeitgeist Hotel

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Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
November 2022
from £1,138
4 Dates
7th Nov - 13th Nov
£1,138
15th Nov - 21st Nov
£1,238
23rd Nov - 29th Nov
£1,188
27th Nov - 3rd Dec
£1,188

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
MS Vivaldi
4 nights
River Cruise, Austria
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Important Information

A visa is not required for your entry into Austria, Slovakia or Hungary. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Your flight is to Vienna Airport with British Airways (BA), departing from London Gatwick South Terminal. Each passenger is entitled to 23KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 23kg - 56cm/45cm/25cm) in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on your final confirmation. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. A printed E-ticket is no longer required at check-in, all you need to do is present your passport to the staff at the desk and your boarding pass will be given to you. An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

The currency in Austria and Slovakia is the Euro. In Hungary it is the Hungarian Forint, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.