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& Danube River Cruise

Combine a spectacular Driving Tour of the Highlights of Austria with a wonderful 8 Day Pearls of the Danube Cruise on board CroisiEurope's Premium river cruise ship, MS Douce France from Vienna.

Austria is one of Europe's most spectacular destinations and boasts an amazing range of sights, attractions and activities to entertain and exhilarate. Whether you prefer to explore the Glittering Lakes or the Dramatic Mountain Terrain, Historic Cities or the Lush Mountain Hillsides synonymous with the Sound of Music. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is probably the most well-known stretch of road in Austria, winding its way from Bruck in Salzburg to Heiligenblut in Carinthia, Hochtor is the highest point at 2505 metres.

The Danube is Europe’s second longest river and takes in a wide array of amazing landscapes and contrasting cultures, helped by flowing through 10 different countries, the most of any river in the world. Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centres, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. See Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau, or travel to Salzburg. Celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery.

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Austria Lakes & the Danube
Tour Itinerary

Drive to your chosen port of departure for the crossing to Europe followed by the drive to Dinant & your hotel, where a welcome dinner is included. 

Mileages from the Port to the Hotel

Calais -  miles / Rotterdam - 170 miles

Look What's Included

  • Return Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
    (other crossings available on request)

  • 1 Night at La Merveilleuse, Dinant, Belgium

  • 2 Nights at V8 Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 3 Nights at the Arabella Jagdhof Resort am Fuschlsee, Hof bei Salzburg, Austria

  • 1 Night at the Event Hotel Pyramide, Vösendorf, Austria

  • Secure car parking at the Event Hotel Pyramide for the duration of the cruise

  • Return Transfers to/from hotel to port

  • 7 Nights/8 Day Danube Cruise on CroisiEurope’s Premium MS Douce France

  • 1 Night at the Hotel Růže, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • 1 Night at the Romantik Hotel Markusturm, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

  • 1 Night at the Lindenwirt Hotel, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

  • 1 Night at the Van der Valk Hotel, Verviers, Belgium

  • 18 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 17 Dinners - including a Welcome Dinner on the Night

  • Free bar between 12.00 - 23.59 onboard the MS Douce France
    (selected drinks only)

  • Detailed Road Book featuring Maps, Great Drives, Cruise Information & Local Attractions

  • Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

  • Car Parking at all Hotels (Charges may apply locally)

  • Optional Cruise Excursions

HIghlights of Austria Hotels



See our selection of  wonderful hotels, all of which have been hand-picked for their quality, facilities and location

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MS Douce France

Completely renovated in 2017 the MS Douce offers spacious cabins with large bay windows on the upper deck. The cabins evoke a marine atmosphere. Located on the upper deck, the lounge bar and the restaurant have wide panoramic windows. The cabins are spread over two decks. On the upper deck, they have large windows with French balconies whilst on the main deck, they have large windows. The sun deck is furnished with armchairs and sun loungers to allow you to relax while enjoying a panoramic view of the landscapes.

Dates & Prices

2024 Drive & Cruise Tour

Including 4 Nights in Austria & 7 Nights Cruising the Danube

*All Prices are per person based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin or double room & main deck cabin

Upper Deck Cabin Upgrade - £200.00 Per Person (subject to availability at the time of booking)

Meal Basis - Breakfast each morning and Dinner each evening at the hotels - Lunches are also included on the cruise

Single Room/Main Deck Cabin Occupancy Supplement - £1500.00

The deposit for this tour is 30% of the holiday cost and the balance is payable 120 days prior to departure

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