Classic Cities of the Danube Shearings 2020 River Cruise

Admire the Danube’s magnificent scenery as we meander through numerous countries including Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Explore incredible destinations and take in the ever-changing riverscapes along the way.

8 Days by air

12 Days by coach

Shearings 2020 River Cruises


This is the itinerary by air, the 12 day no flying itinerary by coach departs 2 days earlier from the UK and includes overnight stops in Belgium outbound & France on the return journey. Please note all excursions mentioned in the itinerary are not included but can be purchased pre-cruise

After flying from the UK to Munich, transfer to Passau where you step aboard the MS Silver II. This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner.
Meals included: Dinner

Commence your cruise with a visit to medieval Regensburg with its impressive architecture and a 12th century stone bridge. Back in Passau, experience an onboard Bavarian evening with traditional music and a dinner with local specialities.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning you can join an optional guided tour of Passau or an optional excursion to Salzburg and the Salzkammergut Lake District. Rejoin the ship in Linz and this afternoon spend free time at leisure or explore further on an optional guided city tour. Moor in Linz overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Join our optional tour to majestic Melk Abbey. In the meantime the ship continues to Weissenkirchen, where you can sample some of the region’s famous Riesling wine or wander through the charming cobbled streets. This afternoon we continue our cruise to Vienna.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Explore vibrant Vienna at leisure or take an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, a former 18th-century imperial summer residence of the imperial family. Stroll around the historic state-rooms and admire the impressive palace gardens. Join our optional Mozart and Strauss concert this evening. Depart Vienna and sail overnight to Bratislava.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Wake in Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Spend time at leisure or join an optional guided city tour. Following the Captains gala dinner this evening cruise to .
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Free time in Esztergom, once the capital of Hungary, and discover its many historic sights this morning before we cruise to Budapest. After lunch explore the beautiful Hungarian capital, straddling both sides of the Danube - Buda with its picturesque Fisherman’s Bastion and Pest with its iconic Parliament building. Your finale this evening is a cruise along Budapest’s illuminated skyline accompanied by musical entertainment and dancing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Disembark after breakfast and transfer back to the airport for the flight home.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide - 12 Days by Coach

Call our river team for the latest availability on 0800 810 8220

Date Price (pp)
26 April 2020 £1,839
25 Spetember 2020 £1,999

Price Guide - 8 Days by Air

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Date Price (pp)
28 April 2020 £1,949
27 September 2020 £2,219

What's Included

  • Return UK flights
  • No Fly option by Coach including half board stays en route
  • 7 nights full board cruise on board Amadeus Silver II
  • Services of a Shearings Cruise Manager
  • 2 included excursions - Budapest & Vienna Guided City Tours
  • Free wine inluced with dinner

Excursion Packages

  • Pre-book optional excursions are available on board from £20pp.