Cruise to Vienna & Budapest – Newmarket Holidays Style

The beautiful Danube River begins in the Black Forest mountains of Germany and courses its way over 2,850 km, through nine countries, to empty into the Black Sea. Newmarket Holidays offers river cruises through several regions of this river’s course. Join the cruise to Vienna and Budapest, taking in the sights of some of Europe’s most fascinating cities.

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MS Olympia Amenities

The MS Olympia offers 49 cabins, each featuring a large picture window, allowing travellers a spectacular view of the Danube any time of day. Enjoy a full breakfast before each day’s organised activity, whether onboard or on shore. Each eight or 10 day river cruise includes full meals, afternoon tea and evening snacks, onboard evening entertainment, and the services of a Newmarket Holidays cruise manager.

Getting Started

Newmarket Holidays brings travellers to the intriguing Austrian city of Linz, where all will board the Olympia in time for an evening meal. Often there is time for guests to go ashore for a brief visit in this beautiful city, where the Danube curves and changes direction, before the Olympia slips away for an overnight voyage.

Along the Way

The Danube flows through some of Europe’s most stunning landscapes and remarkable cities, accompanying this cruise with sights that are definitely not to be missed. Some of the more remarkable stops include:

  • Captivating Vienna
    Vienna, considered the world’s capital of music[na2] , was home to some of the most famous composers of all time, such as Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn and Mozart. Here, an optional guided tour introduces guests to the former imperial residence, Hofburg Palace, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and other historic sites, allowing time for shopping.
  • Unforgettable Budapest
    Every guest will want to be on deck as the Olympia pulls into Hungary’s “twin” capital of Budapest. This beautiful city straddles the Danube, with lavish architecture on one side of the river and  commercial interests on the other. An optional guided tour takes guests on a romantic journey to enlightening museums and historical sites, as well as more modern stores, coffee houses and restaurants.

The Best of Days
This Newmarket Holidays cruise of the Danube offers a view of many stunning sights, taking the time to visit some of the most intriguing cities. On the sunniest days, guests will have a dramatic view as the Olympia sails along the river, from the ship’s Top Deck. The ship finally returns to Linz, where passengers disembark and board ground transportation for the return trip home, taking a boatload of memories with them.

Newmarket Holidays – The Italian selection

Established in 1983, Newmarket Holidays is part of a larger company called The Newmarket Group, and is now recognised as one of the largest independent tour operators in the United Kingdom. Newmarket Holidays specialises in providing escorted tours to a number of destinations around the world. The main objective of Newmarket Holidays is to provide superb holidays and breaks at affordable prices. The company has taken great care when planning each and every one of its escorted tours and is pleased to be able to offer its customers top-class accommodation, efficient travel options and exciting itineraries. In addition to this, customers of Newmarket Holidays have the exclusive services of a dedicated and knowledgeable Tour Manager throughout the duration of their holiday or break.

One of the most popular destinations for customers of Newmarket Holidays is Italy. The company has an outstanding reputation in relation to offering escorted tours to Italy, and has received official recognition at the British Travel Awards in 2012, in the form of a “Best Tour Operator” award relating to its tours to Italy and Malta. Newmarket Holidays offers its customers a wide range of destinations and options in its Italian range of tours and has put the selection together with the intention of offering something to suit the tastes of each and every customer.

Newmarket HolidaysSome of the most popular escorted tours to Italy on offer from Newmarket Holidays include visits to places such as Tuscany, Sicily and Venice where visitors can indulge in interesting sightseeing tours or simply relax in the high-class hotels provided by Newmarket Holidays. Some of the most popular locations that can be enjoyed during visits to Italy include excursions around picturesque Lake Garda and to the historical cities of Florence, Venice and Naples. Other escorted tours offered by Newmarket Holidays enable their customers to visit Mount Etna, The Matterhorn and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. For those interested in visiting a number of destinations on a single escorted tour, Newmarket Holidays offers both The Seven Cities of Italy Tour and The Classic Italy Tour. With such a diverse range of destinations on offer it is easy to understand why Newmarket Holidays is considered to be the number one choice for holidays and breaks to Italy.

Newmarket Holidays – Enjoy the cruise experience

Newmarket Holidays is an independent tour operator from the UK that provides customers with escorted tours to destinations throughout the world. Newmarket Holidays was formed in 1983 with the intention of offering holidaymakers first-class holidays at affordable prices. The experienced and knowledgeable staff at Newmarket Holidays are selected because of their dedication and commitment to customer service, and this is reflected in the way that each and every one of their escorted tours is operated. Newmarket Holidays has planned their selection of escorted tours meticulously both in terms of providing superb accommodation and implementing exciting itineraries that appeal to all of its customers.

Newmarket HolidaysNewmarket Holidays built its reputation through its escorted coach tours, but as the company’s reputation has grown so has its range of breaks and holidays. Newmarket Holidays recognises that the needs and requirements of each and every one of their customers is different, and its broad range of destinations and experiences reflects that understanding.

One of the more recent selections of escorted tours involves cruises. Cruising is growing in popularity year upon year due to the excitement and luxury that is offer on board cruise ships. Cruising is an ideal way to experience numerous locations in one single tour with the added benefit of travelling between destinations in luxury. The facilities on board cruise ships are exceptional, and this means that customers can enjoy not only each of the various destinations within the itinerary but also the travelling between each destination.

Newmarket Holidays offers a wide range of cruises to cater for the needs of all of its customers. Some of the most popular cruises offered by Newmarket Holidays include cruises around Europe taking in major cities en route. In addition to this, Newmarket Holidays also offers cruises that take in destinations further afield. With cruises such as these, air travel is arranged and customers are then transferred to the cruises at point of departure where they are able to join the cruise before returning by air. The Astor Tilbury to Cape Town Cruise is a prime example of this format, and is just one example of the popular cruises on offer at Newmarket Holidays.

Newmarket Holidays – The thrill of a concert

The experience of attending a special concert featuring one of your favourite artists is something that is never forgotten. As more and more artists tour the world performing to their fans, the demand for concert tickets has never been higher. Many of the superstars performing throughout the year have a set amount of concerts in certain countries, and it can be difficult to obtain tickets and arrange suitable travel plans. Newmarket Holidays is one company that is offering music lovers an alternative to the stressful planning and travelling that can reduce the fun and enjoyment of seeing one of your favourite artists perform. Established in 1983, Newmarket Holidays was set up to offer its customers an affordable selection of escorted tours to various destinations throughout the world.

Newmarket Holidays also provides escorted tours to some of the must-see concerts throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, and is able to provide its customers with a full package that includes travel, accommodation and entry into the event itself. Newmarket Holidays has taken great care when selecting suitable accommodation to ensure that the experience of its customers is of the highest standard. Accommodation has been chosen specifically with location and quality in mind, and provides a suitable base for concert-goers to both prepare for the concert and relax and unwind after enjoying the concert.

Newmarket Holidays has vast experience inNewmarket Holidays relation to organising tours to major concerts throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and this experience ensures that their customers receive superb levels of customer service, the dedication and commitment of a knowledgeable Tour Manager, who is on hand at all times to answer any questions or resolve any problems, and an efficient stress-free journey to and from the concert location.

Some of the most popular concerts taking place this year involve worldwide superstars such as Robbie Williams, who is appearing in Birmingham in the United Kingdom and will be performing all of his famous hits from his repertoire, The Eagles, Cliff Richard, Daniel O’Donnell, Johnny Mathis and special performances in Brussels, Maastricht and Prague by world famous violinist Andre Rieu – all of which have the option of travel by coach, rail or air.

The American West | Newmarket Holidays

The American West is, simply put, the stuff of legend. California’s cities, from lovely San Diego to the glitz of Los Angeles to gorgeous San Francisco, offer travellers a variety of pleasures, all with the Pacific as an unbeatable backdrop. Travelling inland and across the desert will lead travellers to the unique city of Las Vegas, with its glamorous atmosphere and themed casino hotels, many with remarkable architecture and spectacular attractions. Further on, travellers can witness what is truly one of the world’s most startlingly beautiful and stunning natural landmarks, the Grand Canyon. They can even take helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon.

The American West differs in character from the rest of the country. It is quite unlike the more historic areas in the Northeast and the Southern states. The West is a place to dream big and think big, but is also a beautifully rugged place where one can encounter the American dream brought to life in so many different ways. The Pacific is a constant backdrop for the West Coast, while the desert landscapes of Nevada and Arizona show the American character, both geographic and cultural, in a different light.

Newmarket HolidaysSan Francisco is a must for any traveller to the American West, with such well-known landmarks as Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and even the infamous Alcatraz. San Francisco is a remarkably easy city to get around, with various public transit options including the famous cable cars that traverse the city’s hilly streets. A guided tour is a good way to see the best of San Francisco. Many guided tours will even give people the chance to enjoy being taken for a drive over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge.

Journeying down the West Coast is incredibly rewarding to travellers as they will not only see the natural beauty of the coastline but also places like Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey County, the latter of which is of particular interests to fans of John Steinbeck. In Los Angeles, Hollywood remains a major draw for travellers and movie lovers. The West Coast offers many opportunities to see major attractions, but the desert of Nevada and Arizona remains magnetic and fascinating both to Americans and travellers from abroad. While different, it is no less enthralling than the West Coast.

Newmarket Holidays offers escorted holidays that cover many of the top destinations in the American West.

Paris, Reims and the Champagne Region | Newmarket Holidays

Around 45 million travellers come to revel in the wonders of France’s capital, Paris, every year. The city is perhaps the most admired and loved city in the world, famous not only for its iconic landmarks, but also for its beautiful architecture, its history and its bustling streets. Among the world’s most beautiful, romantic cities, Paris is also a consistently influential place for culture, fashion and the culinary arts. As a world centre for design, it is hardly surprising that Paris is excellent for shopping. Paris is also, of course, a top city for dining, as it features both excellent bistro food and top Michelin-starred restaurants.

Travellers to France should not stop at Paris alone, however. Not too far away, the magnificent, world-renowned Champagne region beckons travellers with its charm, elegance and, of course, its champagne. Reims is the central city of the Champagne region and several of the largest producers of champagne have offices in Reims. However, champagne is far from the only draw in Reims, which also has a great deal of compelling history. The famous cathedral is one of the most beautiful medieval structures in Europe and was the site of a thousand years of French coronations. While World War I destroyed many old houses in Reims, the city was rebuilt in a wonderful Art Deco style in the 1920s, making it extraordinarily beautiful in more than one way. Reims is an easy city to travel around, with much to see in addition to good shopping and, this being France, good dining.

Newmarket HolidaysEscorted holidays are among the best ways to see Paris and Reims. Guided walking tours and the services of tour managers will be useful when seeking to understand the astonishing amount of history on every other street in both Paris and Reims. Seeing the great sights of Paris is of course a must, but Paris also offers a great deal of charm and culture outside the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Travellers should see Montmartre, the world-famous artists’ quarter in Paris, for example, and a guided tour is one good way to encounter the area. In Reims, visiting a champagne house is a must and there, also, choosing an escorted holiday will pay off. Newmarket Holidays has a great deal of experience in taking travellers to France, having been arranging travel to Paris since 1983. This is but one of the reasons it is a good choice for an escorted holiday to France.

Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam | Newmarket Holidays

Indochina is so named because the countries in the region have absorbed influences from both China and India. Further colonial influences are visible, but the cultures of these countries are influenced primarily by India and China. The countries of Indochina, including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, feature a dazzling combination of the rural and idyllic and bustling metropolises. These are vibrant countries and essential places to visit for any kind of traveller. An escorted holiday is an excellent way to encounter the stunning vibrancy of the Indochina’s places and cultures. Highlights will be covered and comfortable travel arrangements made while tour managers ensure that travellers get the most they can out of visiting these countries.

Newmarket HolidaysBangkok, the Thai capital, is truly one of the world’s most exciting cities: colourful, thriving and vibrant. The city features many historical sites, including important Buddhist temples. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist in religious orientation, and opportunities abound to explore the unique and fascinating cultural practices of that tradition. In Bangkok, one can find Thailand’s essence, ranging from the ancient to the modern and into the future.

The country of Cambodia offers travellers the opportunity to see phenomenal historical sites, such as Angkor Wat. One will also want to explore the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, which encapsulates examples of Cambodian history in all its variety. As the cultural centre of the country, Phnom Penh is a distillation of Cambodia as a whole. The Royal Palace is one of the most remarkable architectural sites in the country.

The rural, idyllic character of Indochina is best experienced in the Mekong Delta, a region which features remarkable natural beauty. One will find an endless variety of flora, and see rice paddies and floating markets in which traditional rural life continues uninterrupted by the modern world.

Some of the most beautiful sites in Indochina can be found in Vietnam, a country which has experienced cultural influences from all around the world. The natural beauty of Vietnam is but one facet of the experience, as Vietnamese cuisine is known around the world and the culture is fascinatingly varied. Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, remains a remarkable city, in which the new Vietnam mixes with reminders of French colonial presence. Vietnam’s culture is primarily influenced by Chinese culture, but has both Western and other Asian influences as well.

Newmarket Holidays offers escorted holidays to these three Indochinese countries, known for their remarkable beauty and fascinating cultures.