Uncover chocolate box towns, imposing castles and valleys resplendent with natural beauty during your cruise down the River Danube.
You’ll begin with three nights in Prague, a stone’s throw from the city’s historical delights. Cross the charming Charles Bridge and glance down into swan-filled Vltava River, or wander around the Old Town Square, home to soaring spires, ancient chapels and cosy cafés. Pass by Baroque buildings and take a seat in a rickety pub, serving what is regularly heralded as the best beer in the world. Visit the city’s hilltop castle, explore numerous galleries and marvel at the architectural beauty found decorating the streets.
Having explored this delightful city, you’ll embark A-ROSA Donna in Passau for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise. On board you’ll find spacious cabins, a spa, a whirlpool on the deck, along with indoor and outdoor restaurant areas; ensuring an elegant excursion down the Danube.
First you’ll meet Vienna, Austria’s capital, holding grand museums, cobbled lanes and palaces with beautifully tended gardens. Stroll down gothic landmarks to the Spanish Riding School, with its famous Lipizzaner horses. You’ll enjoy an overnight stay here, before heading to Esztergom, one of Hungary’s oldest cities. Wander past the Basilica’s imposing columns and domed roofs, or take a stroll up to St Tamás Hill for beautiful views. Next is Budapest for another overnight stay. Discover art nouveau architecture, where streets wear their history – both old and more recent – including memorials such as the poignant Shoes on the Danube.
In the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, you’ll find stunning fairytale castles with fascinating panoramic views across the river; visit the Devin Castle ruins, standing on a high cliff, looped with walking trails. The glorious Wachau Valley greets you next, with slopes lined with vineyards and apricot orchards, where rugged cliffs hold looming towers, tiny villages and a mysterious air. Sailing to the small town of Melk, you’ll find small gardens wrapped around colourful structures, including Stift Melk, a Benedictine monastery perched high up on a hill.
Your river cruise ends when you see Passau come into view once more, where you’ll disembark and fly home, filled with fond memories from your European escape.
Departing 19 July 2018
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Large windows, airy and comfortable cabins, and outstanding regional cuisine make a river cruise on board the magnificent A-ROSA cruise line an experience to remember. As you cruise, you’ll be able to enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of this exceptional cruise line. Unwind in the Finnish sauna, work out in the gym with a personal trainer, watch the world go by from the sundeck, or sip cocktails at the bar.
The ship’s restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine and local specialities. As you pass through each region, you may find yourself sampling the local food and wine. There is a relaxed atmosphere with no dress code or fixed seating in the two restaurants and you can even watch show cooking by the talented chefs at the buffet stations.
Regional wines and carefully-prepared cocktails can be enjoyed at the bar in a stylish and relaxed setting.
The Donna is the perfect ship in which to unwind as you drift from one destination to the next along the Danube. The sumptuous SPA-ROSA offers beauty and cosmetic treatments with products from BARBOR and ST.BARTH. Personal trainers are on hand at the gym and there is a fantastic swimming pool and whirlpool on deck.
Walk and talk
Entering a city via river is a great way to sail into the heart of the action. You might prefer to explore on your own accord, but A-ROSA offers a full spectrum of walking tours and city excursions, by foot, bus, bike or even Segway, run by friendly and knowledgeable guides.
There's no better way to immerse yourself in the grand palaces, labyrinthine streets and shopping promenades.
A-ROSA offers all-inclusive cruising as standard with all your delicious meals and drinks included, with discounted spa treatments, too. All you need to do is kick back and wait for all the sights to appear before you as you lounge on the attractive sun deck.
Excursions that enlighten
These aren't just ordinary shore excursions: view Monet's real-life setting for Water Lilies, medieval castles and Budapest's grand parliament buildings, guided by staff who are themselves art lovers, history buffs and fans of adventure, all topped off with delicious regional cuisine.
Whatever questions you may have, our experience and knowledgeable cruise consultants are on hand to help.
Whatever questions you may have, our experienced and knowledgeable cruise consultants are on hand to help.
Just give them a call on 0861 100 400
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