Join our exclusive G&S themed adventure with our own fabulous opera, operetta and G&S entertainment on board.
Join fellow Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiasts from around the world on our own exclusive ship – The Ariana – built for connoisseurs. We sail from BUDAPEST, Capital and largest city of Hungary to BRATISLAVA, Capital of Slovakia bordering Austria and Hungary, to VIENNA, Capital and largest city of Austria to SALZBURG, Birthplace of Mozart and the setting for ‘The Sound of Music’, to PRAGUE, Capital of the Czech Republic and historical capital of Bohemia.
Many of the 81 cabins have French balconies and all are exquisitely furnished offering real comfort for your musical holiday on the river.
The cost per person sharing a twin-bedded cabin top deck state room is £1,350.00.
The cost per person sharing a twin-bedded cabin middle deck £1,250.00. ( We have only four of these cabins left).
We have six single cabins left on the lower deck at a cost of £1,250.00 with no single supplement. As soon as they have gone single rooms will carry a supplement of £200.
The cost includes seven nights in your river view state room; all meals on board; specially selected house wine, beer and soft drinks; plus a range of excursions – and of course some fantastic nightly entertainment.
Our journey begins on Easter Saturday March 26th. Because guests will be flying in from many parts of the world we are leaving you to make your own flight arrangements into Budapest and out of Prague the following Saturday. We are happy to help you book your flights as necessary.
Saturday 26 March – Budapest
An opportunity to settle into your state room and explore the many surprises that our cruise vessel offers. We begin as we mean to go on with a Magical Musical Evening at the 900 seat Budapest Operetta Theatre. Magic is the word!
Sunday 27 March - Budapest
Your chance to explore this wonderful city. Visit the 13th century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fisherman’s Bastian with sweeping views over the city. We sail overnight to...
Monday 28 March - Bratislava
The capital of Slovakia and occupying both banks of the river Danube and the left bank of the river Morava. The charming old town is the place to start appreciating Bratislava. Stroll the narrow pedestrian streets of pastel-coloured 18th century buildings. At midnight we sail.
Tuesday 29 March - Vienna
The beautiful capital of Austria. The city is known for its imperial palaces and its artistic legacy was shaped by residents, including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. We have a morning, guided city talk and time for an optional Viennese evening at the Opera. We sail again at midnight
Wednesday 30 March - Düernstein
Düernstein where you have a free morning to visit one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region and also a well-known wine growing area. The village is a charming mix of medieval and Baroque architecture with a labyrinth of cobble lanes and red tiled roofs. After lunch we sail again, this time to Melck best known as the site of the massive Baroque Benedictine monastery named Melck Abbey
Thursday 31 March - Linz & Salzburg
Another overnight sail arriving early this morning in Linz - the 2014 and 2015 European
Capital of Culture which invites its inhabitants and visitors to discover the city on all levels from the water. Today’s excursion will be an undoubted highlight of the entire holiday. We take a 90 minute coach drive to the storybook city of Salzburg.
We visit the UNESCO listed Altstadt with its mosaic of graceful domes and spires – a formidable cliff top fortress – a magical backdrop. As well as our sightseeing we have lunch and free time before returning for an overnight stay in Linz.
Friday 1 April - Passau
We have an early morning departure and passengers will enjoy sailing through one of the most picturesque parts of the Danube and into Passau. After lunch there is time for a visit to the city and then back onboard for a farewell cocktail offered by the captain, dinner and then our special performance of ‘HMS Pinafore’.
Saturday 2 April - Prague
On Saturday morning April 2nd coaches are waiting for a 3 hour transfer to Prague. Depending on flight times home we will have an opportunity to visit a number of Prague’s most famous cultural attractions including Prague Castle.
Your classic Danube cruise vessel was built in Holland. It has four passenger decks. All cabins are external facing, comfortably equipped with separate bathroom, individually adjustable air conditioning, radio, television, and ship telephone.