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 / Discovery Cruises

The UK-based company Newmarket Holidays has been in operation for thirty years, offering customers great value escorted trips to hundreds of locations across the globe. Now Newmarket Holidays customers can enjoy the opportunity to take in the views from on deck, with a Discovery Cruise. The MV Discovery is a 20,000 tonne ship designed to comfortably accommodate up to 700 guests, making it small enough to feel intimate yet large enough to provide all the on board entertainment facilities that Newmarket Holidays customers require to keep them busy throughout their journey. The luxurious on board amenities include a choice of formal or casual restaurants, with all food costs absorbed into the price of the trip, a cinema, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a card room and much more. Newmarket Holidays is proud to be able to add the Discovery to its portfolio.

Newmarket HolidaysAlmost every Newmarket Holidays cruise on the Discovery begins with a Captain’s Welcome dinner in the Seven Continents Restaurant, and ends with a Farewell Party to send guests off in style. Throughout the cruise, travellers are given opportunities to disembark and explore numerous exotic locations, or to stay on board and take advantage of the many delights the ship itself has to offer. Optional cabin upgrades are available through Newmarket Holidays, which include complimentary wine, in-cabin breakfasts, ocean views, free bathrobes and slippers and much more. Evening entertainment comes in many forms, from dinner and dancing to a movie or bridge evening, live music or a choice of quiet, relaxed wine bars.

In cases where passengers are returned from their cruise to a different port than that at which they began, Newmarket Holidays provide coach travel as standard to return travellers to their chosen point. The fly-cruise option from Newmarket Holidays allows guests to fly out and meet the ship at a pre-decided point of the cruise. As with all Newmarket holidays, a representative will be on hand at all times to answer any questions or to deal with any issues which may arise. The Newmarket Holidays representative will also be able to offer various interesting snippets of information on the many destinations visited while on board the Discovery.