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 | Escorted Holidays to Amazing Destinations

Taking a trip to the sort of destination featured in the faraway holidays collection from Newmarket Holidays is a once in a lifetime experience. Newmarket Holidays fully understands that visiting India, Japan, or New Zealand, for example, is the stuff of dreams for many of the travellers who opt for an escorted holiday with the company. These are special destinations and they deserve special holidays. That is why Newmarket Holidays so carefully operates and organises these holidays.

Newmarket HolidaysNewmarket Holidays has 30 years of experience in operating tours. The company has been around since 1983, so it knows the tour business and knows what matters with respect to an escorted holiday. An escorted holiday should provide real value for money in addition to comfort, professional tour managers, comfortable coaches and of course an exciting itinerary. Sights such as the Terracotta Army and the Taj Mahal should not be spoiled by a poorly organised trip. Instead, Newmarket Holidays is able to offer customers well-organised, well-planned escorted holidays. These are holidays that, with the help of professional and friendly tour managers, will bring  remarkable countries to life for travellers with Newmarket Holidays.

The emphasis at Newmarket Holidays is on providing an enjoyable, comfortable, escorted holiday of genuinely good value. All of their escorted holidays to faraway places include return flights –non-stop direct flights if at all possible. Since customer care is a top priority at Newmarket Holidays, all flights will be with reputable, widely known airlines. A comfortable seat and included meals in the Economy Class on such an airline will get you to the dream destination safely and comfortably.

One of the distinguishing features of Newmarket Holidays is the quality of the accommodation that is included. Each hotel chosen is a trustworthy name that adds to the tour’s quality and to the traveller’s level of enjoyment. After an exciting day of seeing remarkable sights or travelling, a hotel of a good standard is necessary and vital. Each hotel has been selected carefully by Newmarket Holidays, even if it is for a one-night stay. The hotels chosen by the company are selected because they offer the crucial combination of comfort, location and value. Some hotels are individual, while others are from established chains that are well-known. Newmarket Holidays ensure that travellers have a relaxing experience with a variety of amenities and a comfortable night’s rest. Dining is available at most of the hotels, or nearby.

South India | Newmarket Holidays

South India is a region of India with its own character. Anyone who imagines that the crowded streets of Delhi seen on television encapsulate India as a whole will be surprised by the relaxed far south of India. The region is also known for its unique architecture and culture, with dance and literature that differ, often quite dramatically, from that of other regions in the country. The independent literary traditions of the region stretch back as far as 2,500 years. Culinary traditions are also distinct from other parts of India, with many types of food being prepared, both traditional and more recent inventions. The Malabar coast’s higher proportion of non-Hindu groups means that non-vegetarian cuisine is more popular, for instance.

Newmarket HolidaysSouth India may not yet be as widely known as some other regions of India. However, the region’s tropical, idyllic and remarkable beaches are just two of the reasons why the natural beauty and fascinating culture of South India is drawing more travellers to explore this region of India. Kerala’s backwaters stretch through that South Indian state like labyrinths. Traditional houseboats that have been navigating those waters for a long time have become increasingly attractive to tourists as a way to explore the state’s gorgeous environment. Tea and spice plantations are everywhere, including South India’s famous hill stations.

South India does offer its urban pleasures as well. Kochi, the city formerly known by the colonial name of Cochin, lies between Kerala’s restful backwaters and the legendary waters of the Arabian sea. In old Kochi there are many historic colonial buildings with distinct European flavour. For a taste of more uniquely South Indian culture, one may take in a Kathakali dance. This performance is a traditional South Indian experience like no other. Further encounters with the remarkable tradition of Hinduism as practiced in South India can be found in Madurai, which features temples with distinctly South Indian architecture. As in any sacred city, there are opportunities to see Hindu ceremonies as well.

To explore the beauty of nature, few better choices exist than the Kettuvallam houseboats that float along the backwaters. The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary features such exotic and magnificent animals as tigers, leopards, and elephants, and the idyllic quality of the Munnar hill station, where tea-growing is abundant, will not be easily forgotten.

Newmarket Holidays is offering escorted holidays to the region, covering many of the highlights mentioned above.

 

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.

Ireland | Newmarket Holidays

Irish culture has spread around the world. It has influenced many, especially through literature. The island remains remarkably attractive to visitors for its stunning natural beauty and amazing scenery. Indigenous Irish culture is still visible and thriving thanks to continuing cultural traditions. Ireland has many historical architectural sites of interest from various periods. As the Romans did not conquer Ireland at any point, Greco-Roman architecture is generally not seen in Ireland. However, many Iron Age architectural landmarks exist on the island, with many exquisite examples being easily accessible to tourists.

Newmarket HolidaysAn escorted holiday offered by Newmarket Holidays can be a very good way for travellers to explore the Emerald Isle, as such holidays cover many highlights of Ireland in a comfortable and secure fashion. Further, the company of guides can assist visitors to Ireland in better understanding the island’s unique and exciting culture as well as its landscapes. The Dingle Peninsula in south western Ireland is a place where one can find some of Ireland’s best scenery. Explore Slea Head to see the most westerly point in Europe before cruising on Lough Leane to enjoy the pleasures offered by the Killarney National Park and by the famous Killarney Lakes. In order to better understand historic Irish life, one may choose to visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. At this medieval site brimming with authenticity, one can explore the meticulously restored castle. An ideal journey through this region will also surely include the beautiful vistas of the Ring of Kerry.

One should also explore the various villages and idyllic port cities in the region and along the south coast of County Cork. Clonakilty, near Cork, is a small town but widely known for being the place where the famous Irish hero Michael Collins was born. One may explore the historic port of Kinsale, a fishing village and popular tourist destination.

The north of Ireland also offers travellers many pleasures. Letterkenny is one of the major towns in the region, with shopping and culinary options that draw many visitors. In Letterkenny, one will also find the remarkable cathedral of Saints Eunan and Colomba. Venturing a short distance away from Letterkenny will take travellers toLough Swilly, a beautiful glacial fjord. Also in the region is the astonishing Giant’s causeway, on County Antrim’s coast, in addition to numerous historic architectural sites.

Croatia | Newmarket Holidays

Croatia is one of Europe’s more unique and interesting countries. It is becoming increasingly popular with travellers,  due to both its continuing prosperity, peace and development and  to word getting out regarding its delights, both urban and natural. It is now the world’s eighteenth most popular destination for recreational travellers. While most of the visitors to Croatia are from neighbouring countries, Croatia is increasingly becoming attractive to visitors from farther away as well. The rising popularity of Croatia as a destination for travellers from around the world reflects the Croatian government’s increasing efforts to preserve and support Croatian history and culture and to help the rest of the world discover the country’s beauty. Many of the country’s waters are protected and unpolluted, and Croatia has many UNESCO-listed sites.

Newmarket HolidaysCroatia is situated on the Mediterranean, thus absorbing many of the cultural traits of the coastal region, while also featuring distinctive elements of Central and Southern Europe. Historically speaking, Croatia has absorbed cultural influences from both the East and the West, making for a vibrant and fascinating country with much to offer travellers. The country is also known for a comfortable and pleasant climate, continental in much of the country and Mediterranean nearer the coast.

The resort of Drevnik is a typical Croatian destination for travellers looking to indulge on the Makarska Riviera. From Drevnik, one can see the islands of Korcula and Hvar. For a more urban experience of Croatia, the city of Split is certainly a good option, with its vibrancy, remarkable old town and the ruins of Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace. Trogir, a walled island city, is another worthy destination. Heading south, travellers will find pleasure in historic Mostar before reaching Dubrovnik or one of the villages nearby, many of which make ideal bases for ventures into Dubrovnik’s Old Town and to see its ancient city walls. The country of Montenegro is not far away, allowing for a day trip to discover wonders such as the Bay of Kotor, which is listed by UNESCO.

An escorted holiday to Croatia is one of the better ways to discover the country. Escorted holidays such as those offered by Newmarket Holidays enable travellers to get the most out of their journey by offering them the services of a tour manager to help them better understand the culture and history of Croatia. Their holidays offer genuine value for money, with comfortable accommodation and fascinating tours.

Istanbul and Historic Turkey | Newmarket Holidays

Turkey is one of the world’s most fascinating and diverse countries, combining the European with the Asian and featuring astonishing historical sites, most notably from the Byzantine and Ottoman eras. The capital city of Istanbul exemplifies Turkish history, traditions and culture, while also highlighting the country’s unique status at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. The country has been home to great empires and has absorbed the cultural influences of many different peoples and regions, leading to a modern Turkey that is developed and sophisticated while retaining its unique cultural identity. Considering the country’s geographical position, it is hardly surprising that Turkey’s climate, especially along the coast, is widely regarded as a pleasant escape for many travellers. The country is also home to numerous beautiful natural areas.

Newmarket HolidaysIstanbul enchants travellers with its historical landmarks, built while the city was capital of first the Byzantine and then the Ottoman empires. However, the city is also remarkable for its vitality and vibrancy. One may simply wander around after touring the historical sites of the city, but Istanbul also offers visitors high-quality dining and cultural experiences. Travellers may then leave Istanbul and travel through the notable Gallipoli peninsula, across the Dardanelles strait, reaching the centre of Aeolia – filled with historic landmarks such as ancient Troy. Bergama is the place to go to see the ruins of Pergamon, a major historical city noted for its ancient acropolis.

Of course, the Aegean Sea, with its blue waters, is a famous feature of Turkey and the Aegean’s coast has numerous resort towns such as Kusadasi. Kusadasi is one of the bustling resorts at which travellers can absorb some of Turkish coastal life in addition to resting and relaxing. Travellers may also want to venture to Pamukkale to enjoy the area’s wonderful and unique thermal cascades. To complete a good tour of the region, they might explore the ruins of the once great city of Ephesus, which have been preserved extremely well.

Newmarket Holidays offers escorted holidays to Turkey, covering Istanbul and many of the other delights described above. An escorted holiday will include comfortable accommodation, some with half-board arrangements, and will enable travellers to Turkey to become better acquainted with the history and culture of the country by means of a tour manager and local, knowledgeable guides.

Newmarket Holidays – Quality and Value

Newmarket Holidays believes in offering customers holidays of real quality at affordable prices. It is, perhaps, the extensive experience of staff at Newmarket Holidays that has resulted in them being able to offer their customers once in a lifetime tours to some of the most colourful and exciting destinations in the world without impacting on the quality of the tour. With over 30 years’ worth of experience of operating organised tours, Newmarket Holidays has the expertise to put in place first-class travel arrangements and high-quality accommodation options at very affordable prices. The company’s staff pride themselves on their customer service skills, and strive to ensure that every need and requirement is met during the holiday. From initial contact through to returning their guests safely to the point of origin, Newmarket Holidays insists on professionalism and a friendly approach at all times. It is therefore easy to understand why so many guests trust Newmarket with their holiday arrangements every year.

Newmarket HolidaysNewmarket Holidays only uses reputable airlines when transporting their customers to their chosen destinations. In order to ensure that their customers arrive fresh and relaxed, and ready to begin their exciting adventure, Newmarket Holidays have taken great care in selecting each airline.

The hotels provided on each tour are of particular importance. Newmarket Holidays recognises that choosing the most suitable hotel for customers is vitally important. After a day of travelling or sight-seeing, it is very important that the hotel is able to offer all the facilities and services visitors might need to unwind and relax. Location and comfort is particularly important in relation to the itinerary, and all the hotels used have been chosen with those two important aspects in mind.

 

Newmarket Holidays – Bustling Bangkok

The world famous city of Bangkok has a multitude of attractions for every visitor to enjoy. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand, and is also the most populated city in the entire country. Nothing seems to slow down in Bangkok, the city itself has undergone major transformations in recent decades, and it is now one of the most visually stunning and advanced cities in the world – with skyscrapers and temples standing side by side. Bangkok is very overpopulated, and despite the introduction of the BTS rail service, travelling around the city itself can be slow and frustrating for the inexperienced traveller. There are so many things to see in Bangkok that to truly appreciate everything a first-time traveller must devote a lot of time to their visit or travel with a reputable tour operator, such as Newmarket Holidays. By choosing to travel this way, visitors can take advantage of expert tour managers and transport options, not to mention the knowledgeable advice and assistance on offer in relation to hotel location and value for money.

Newmarket HolidaysThe sheer size of Bangkok, and the number of people both visiting the city and living in the city, can make it a daunting place for even the most experienced of travellers. In order to utilise time efficiently, it is advisable to travel with a recognised tour operator who will help visitors travel between destinations efficiently, perhaps in the comfort of an executive coach, and can offer invaluable local knowledge through the services of an experienced, professional tour manager.

Organised excursions from major tour operators such as Newmarket Holidays include visits to the world famous Grand Palace and many of the most well-known temples dotted around the city. For those visitors that enjoy shopping, Bangkok has everything one could ask for, plus much more. From designer boutiques to stalls on street corners, Bangkok has something to suit every budget. There are restaurants and entertainment complexes aplenty, many renowned worldwide for their facilities and service, and for those wanting a more relaxing trip, a visit to a Thai spa is a must.

Newmarket Holidays / Making a Difference to Travel

Newmarket Holidays was founded in 1983 in order to provide its customers with holiday and travel experiences with a difference. For thirty years, Newmarket Holidays have been offering short breaks, holidays and trips of a lifetime, each offering great value-for-money and with Newmarket Holidays’ promise to be there every step of the way. From the moment of booking to long after the return home, Newmarket Holidays are on hand to 9641759949_845cebe301ensure everything runs smoothly, and all questions are answered; yet the real difference is during the trip itself. No matter whether customers choose a single day trip to see a West End musical, a three-week extravagant vacation to the other side of the world, or something in between, the Newmarket Holidays Tour Manager is right there making travel arrangements, answering queries, pointing out the sights and places of interest and bringing the destination to life.

The Newmarket Holidays experience begins the moment a customer signs up. Before booking and travel, customers are sent comprehensive Joining Instructions, which detail every aspect of their chosen holiday, no matter where they are going or how long for. Newmarket Holidays customers can have further questions answered by visiting the website, or over the telephone by one of the experienced, friendly and professional Newmarket Holidays team. The excellent level of customer care combined with carefully thought out and great value-for-money holiday experiences are what keep Newmarket Holidays customers coming back time and time again.

Each Newmarket Holidays experience has been carefully chosen to provide the traveller with the best possible experience for their money. A full itinerary, which can be seen prior to booking on the Newmarket Holidays website, offers a selection of all the very best sights, sounds and tastes of the chosen destination. All accommodation and transfers are taken care of by the Newmarket Holidays Tour Manager, along with a variety of excursions for longer vacations, some of which are optional. Each trip also includes free time to explore locations individually or as part of a group. Upon their return home, Newmarket Holidays customers can choose to receive email updates, informing them of upcoming holidays or short breaks which may take their fancy.