fbpx
Budapest Chain Bridge
Salzburg
Melk Abbey - Keeper of the Wachau
Little Miss 60s
Vienna
Durnstein
Bratislava Castle
Budapest
Keith Slater
salzburg
Vienna
Keith Slater
Bratislava
Nancy Ann Lee as Little Miss 60s
previous arrow
next arrow
 
Budapest Chain Bridge
Salzburg
Melk Abbey - Keeper of the Wachau
Little Miss 60s
Vienna
Durnstein
Bratislava Castle
Budapest
Keith Slater
salzburg
Vienna
Keith Slater
Bratislava
Nancy Ann Lee as Little Miss 60s
previous arrow
next arrow

Overview

Join us for a fun packed cruise on the famous Blue Danube visiting a new destination each day and with great entertainment every night with GN favourites Keith Slater and Little Miss 60s (Nancy Ann Lee). With a tremendous variety of scenery, historic cities and romantic towns, Europe’s second longest river offers an incomparable river cruising experience. Ports of call include magnificent Vienna, Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk, Budapest and Linz as well as an opportunity to visit to Salzburg.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK THIS HOLIDAY

Highlights

  • Free Drinks
  • Live Entertainment every night
  • Over 40s only
  • Full-board cruise on the 4-star MS Nabucco

Included

  • Return flights with luggage to Budapest – see below
  • 7 nights full board plus cruise on the MS Nabucco sharing a main deck rear cabin – single cabins and upgrades available
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks served at lunch and dinner and from 6pm to Midnight at the bar
  • Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches – 3 courses
  • Dinners – 4 courses
  • Late night snacks
  • Captain’s dinner – 5 courses
  • Entertainment
  • Transfers abroad
  • Services of our Cruise Director and Host on Board

Departures

By AIR
Date – Price from – Tour Code
31/05/2025 – from £1999pp – DB5

Deposit £200pp
CLICK HERE TO BOOK THIS HOLIDAY

Balance payment 12 weeks before departure.

cru8

Travel

By Air – see below
Help us to help you read more

Flights

Flights are currently possible from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports subject to availability at time of booking the flights, and a supplement may apply. Alternative UK departure airports may become available, we will look at all options when you book.

• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight/size subject to airline rules.

• Flight duration around 2 ½ hours.

• Transfer time Budapest Airport to ship around 50 mins each way subject to traffic.

Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Share this Holiday

If You Have Any Questions About This Holiday?

 CALL US ON: 01895 83 33 33

or e-mail 

info@gnholidays.com

Open 9am to 5.30pm weekdays for calls and email enquiries, closed bank holidays & weekends

BOOK ONLINE AT ANYTIME

Get the latest from

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAILS

SUBSCRIBE

4-star Dazzling Danube River Cruise

7 nights by Air, May 31st 2025, from £1999 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Budapest
Join at your chosen airport for the flight to Budapest – flight duration around 2½ hours. Transfer to the 4-star MS Nabucco and check in to your cabin for our seven night cruise. Overnight in Budapest. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 2: Budapest
Today we have a full day in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here you can visit both sides of Hungary’s capital – traditional ‘Buda’ and the more cosmopolitan ‘Pest’, known as the Pearl of the Danube. Explore on your own, or join our optional guided city tour which is a mixture of coach travel and walking. Early evening we set sail for Bratislava. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 3: Bratislava
Bratislava is described as ‘The Beauty on the Danube’, situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains near the border with Austria. The Slovakian Capital is one of the youngest in the world with stunning 18th Century Squares, spires, the old town and the castle of Bratislava which dominates the skyline. Explore on your own, or join our optional guided walking tour including a land train up to the castle. This evening we sail into lower Austria as the captain skillfully navigates the winding river and several locks as we enjoy free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 4: Dürnstein
The town of Dürnstein is crowned by the ruins of the castle that once imprisoned Richard the Lionheart. Enjoy wandering around the cobbled streets and admiring the pretty courtyards and buildings. In the afternoon we set sail for Linz. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 5: Linz & Salzburg
Today is at leisure in Linz or you can join the optional excursion to Salzburg, a city famous for Mozart and the Sound of Music. Here you can enjoy a guided walking tour visiting the sites associated with the composer and the settings for the musical followed by free time to explore on your own. Return to the ship for our overnight sailing to Melk. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 6: Melk
This morning we visit the small town of Melk which lies in the beautiful Wachau Valley. Here you can join the optional excursion to visit the Benedictine Abbey, one of the most famous monastic houses in Austria which has been occupied by monks for over 900 years. Rejoin the ship and continue our cruise towards Vienna arriving in the evening. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 7: Vienna
We spend today experiencing the delights of Vienna. Grand palaces, baroque castles, magnificent squares and grand monuments are just some of the key features of this beautiful city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore on your own, or join our optional guided city tour which is a mixture of coach travel and walking. In the early evening we cast off and cruise towards Budapest. Free drinks, dinner and entertainment on board.

Day 8: Budapest to UK
Today we disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest airport for our return flight to the UK.
Note: Order of itinerary subject to change depending on local conditions.

 

Optional Excursions:

Budapest City tour £39pp
Bratislava Guided tour £35pp
Melk Abbey £45pp
Salzburg and Sound of Music £60pp
Vienna City Tour £39pp

Excursions must be booked prior to departure.
Pre-book all five for a 10% discount.
All operate subject to minimum numbers.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK THIS HOLIDAY

Entertainment

Nancy Ann Lee is best known as “Little Miss Sixties” where she has received rave reviews for being one of the liveliest tributes to the 60s divas including Lulu whose songs make a huge contribution to the show. Remember Shout, Relight My Fire, Teardrops, The Man Who Sold the World, To Sir With Love and more.

Multi-talented Keith Slater has been a professional musician since 1981 and sings hits from the 60s to present day. He has performed with well known artistes Malcolm Stent, Don Maclean and in award winning bands Inheritance and Vivo.

Accommodation

Note: MS Nabucco in 2024 is sailing as the MS Monarch Empress and will be renamed in early 2025 as the MS Nabucco.

MS Monarch Empress
PlayPlay
 

MS Nabucco

New for 2025 GN Holidays & Voyages is chartering the four-star MS Nabucco. Built in 2015 and formally known as The MS Monarch Empress, she accommodates up to 122 guests in 70 spacious cabins 56 of which have French Balconies.

The impressive Reception on the Upper deck gives access to the welcoming lounge and bar, with easy chairs, great views from large picture windows, and a dance floor. At the rear of the Upper Deck there is a second smaller lounge and library.  The Sun deck has sun loungers, chairs and an area which is partly covered with wind protection so suitable for all weathers.

The restaurant is on the Middle Deck features large picture windows and is light and airy with modern decor, furnishings and a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, three course lunches and four course dinners.

Facilities – Wifi is available throughout the ship, there is a coffee station available to guests 24/7 and a shop on board.

Decks & Cabins

 

MS Nabucco deckplan Upper Deck 2024
MS Nabucco deckplan Mid & Lower Deck 2024 2
previous arrow
next arrow
MS Nabucco deckplan Upper Deck 2024
MS Nabucco deckplan Mid & Lower Deck 2024 2
previous arrow
next arrow

On the Upper Deck you’ll find suites (210 sq ft), standard rear cabins (150 sq ft) or the more spacious 170 sq ft standard cabins. All standard cabins are available as double, twin or single. On this deck all cabins have French Balconies**.

On the  Middle Deck available are rear standard (150 sq ft), larger (170 sq ft) standard cabins and (210 sq ft) suites. All standard cabins are available as double, twin or single. On this deck all cabins have French Balconies**.

On the Lower Deck you find double and single (140 sq ft cabins) all with double or twin beds. All cabins on this deck have picture windows.

The ship has a lift between the passenger decks and public areas on the Upper and Middle Decks but it does not go up to the sun deck or down to the Lower Deck cabins, both of which have to be accessed by stairs.

Cabins all have a double hotel style bed, TV, Wifi, safe, hair dryer, individually controlled heating and cooling system, shower and WC.

**’French Balcony’ is a sliding patio door with a railing at waist height placed directly behind the glass – there isn’t a separate space/balcony you can walk out onto.

Please note: When docking ships can be moored side by side so views from the cabin may be obscured.

What Our Customers Say

Just to say how much we all enjoyed the Danube Fortunes Cruise. Our first holiday with you and our first river cruise, won't be the last.  We've recommended your company to friends. Read more “‘Fortunes’ River Cruise”

Mr & Mrs.Greenwood, Mr & Mrs.Ellis  & Mr & Mrs.Bamford.

Swiss Pearl is the best GN cruise we've been on - would certainly book a holiday on her again. Excellent crew, amazing food quality. Drinks inclusive was great - helps towards planning a more relaxed holiday. Read more “Swiss Pearl”

J Waller

The presentation of all concerned, a good attitude by all staff and crew. GN hosts were excellent. the pace of the tour was just right and very relaxing. Having never heard of GN Holidays before seeing the ad, we were very sceptical on what to expect, but we are very happy with our experience, and would book and recommend them to anybody. Read more “Rhine Wine Festival”

Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
Subscribe to our e-mail list
Get the latest from GN Holidays and Voyages
ErrorHere