The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the world’s most elegant, vibrant and influential cities. Multiple capitals, including Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava, sit along the course of this beautiful waterway, providing an insight into the history of the continent. Absorb all that Europe’s most cultured river has to offer, with its wealth of grand baroque architecture, medieval cities, picture perfect towns and the sights that inspired Strauss and Mozart. With the peace and tranquillity of the enchanting Wachau Valley, this truly is a cruise which offers a host of delights.
Guest speaker - Nicholas Merchant
Nicholas has lectured for Hebridean Island Cruises for a number of years, both on Hebridean Princess and more recently on European river cruises. In both cases he takes pleasure in preparing talks appropriate to the destinations to be visited, with the intention of ‘setting the scene’ for the guests and so enhance the pleasure of the visits. His background is in the Decorative and Fine Arts, having worked as a valuer for some of the major auction houses including Sotheby’s and Phillips (now Bonhams). From these associations he has acquired a wide knowledge and interest in not just objects but their historical background. On becoming accredited to the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) in 2004, he has travelled widely to lecture on various aspects of his passion, the decorative and fine arts.
Your holiday includes:
Hebridean river cruises are all-inclusive; not an empty promise but a Hebridean pledge to ensure that you have a carefree holiday both on board and ashore. Each cruise includes...
Accompanied flights from London Heathrow and return, together with assistance at check-in and pre-flight refreshments at the outbound
departure terminal. Overseas transfers to and from the vessel are also included.
All meals and snacks on board and ashore as shown in the itineraries.
Selected wines of the day, served at the table to complement your meal, plus all other house wines and spirits, including Champagne by the glass (shipped from Hebridean Princess!), soft drinks and beers, tea, coffee and other hot drinks.
Scotch whisky selection
Hand-picked whiskies, also shipped from Hebridean Princess including our own blend!
Entrance fees and transport to and from shore visits, as shown in the itineraries.
Gratuities - no tipping
All gratuities – Hebridean operates a strict ‘no tipping’ policy.
*Includes 2 Gala Dinners*