Pay tribute to the “queen” of Europe’s great rivers, the enchanting Danube.
German poet Friedrich Hölderlin called the Danube “a refreshing, melodious river, sometimes foaming with high spirits, at other times dreaming serenely.” For centuries, this exquisite waterway has cast its spell on poets, musicians and artists of all kinds. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.
Set departure 05 November 2017
A deposit of R3500pp is required within 7 days of reservation
Sale validity until 31 July 2017
Depart from Passau and return to Budapest or vice versa
|R30,940 p.p. Cruise only - Category 5 Cabin|
Package prices unless indicated on the offer are per person sharing, for the full duration of stay & include cruise & port charges. Package offers exclude flights, approximate taxes, meals & drinks not indicated, items of a personal nature, medical & travel insurance. Peak season surcharges & block out dates may apply. Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases & availability. Supplier terms & conditions may apply. These offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Service fees apply. Errors & omissions excepted.
A deposit of R 3,500 per person is required within 7 days of reservation. Final payment is due at least 90 days prior to departure. For Uniworld’s full terms and conditions, refer to the 2017 Europe & Russia brochure online or print.
Hungary's location in the centre of Europe, along with its hospitable attitude, makes it one of the best places from which to embark on an Eastern European journey. It is both European and distinctly Hungarian, incorporating a mixture of historical and present-day pleasures. The country proudly upholds its traditions, culture and arts, but is attentive to what is new and fashionable in the outside world.
A small landlocked country sharing its borders with seven neighbouring countries, travellers to Hungary should note that it was originally inhabited by the Magyars, an equestrian nomadic tribe. They were eventually converted to Christianity and in the year 1000 their Prince Stephen was crowned the nation's first ruler. Since then Hungary has seen numerous dynastic changes, from Turkish occupation to the era of Communism, and today quaint little towns, cities and ruins in the countryside bear the marks of this turbulent history with a rich mosaic of architectural styles and fortified hilltop castles. The Hungarian people, neither Slavic nor Germanic, are formal, reserved and intensely proud of their ancient nation and its cosmopolitan capital, Budapest.
Most visitors choose to arrive in Budapest which is situated on a lovely stretch of the Danube, a river that gives the city some of its romance and beauty. It is a city of culture and of astounding beauty and grace, and visitors are enchanted by it. Outside of the capital the plains, rolling hills and rivers, lakes and vineyards hold much to amuse the visitor. The Baroque town of Eger, with its fine wines, attracts many, and there are a surfeit of charming and historic riverside villages along the Danube Bend, not to mention commanding fortresses, castles and palaces. The resort-lined Lake Balaton and the thermal spas and volcanically heated lake at Hévíz are just some of the country's many highlights awaiting discovery.