Join Mike and Noel, the Footage Detectives, on a fabulous five-day Danube cruise as we explore the picturesque Viennese shooting locations of Carol Reed’s classic 1949 film noir The Third Man, and visit the popular Christmas market!

The enchanting Danube is the heart and soul of Central Europe. Its banks are home to opulent, culture-packed cities, picturesque towns and villages, and miles of unspoilt countryside.

The cities along the Danube have also provided the setting for many cult films. Vienna in particular has a rich cinematic history. A real treat for movie-lovers, this cruise will take you to see the famous set location of celebrated Carol Reed film The Third Man.

Making this trip extra special are a series of talks and events with our own Noel Cronin and Mike Read, The Footage Detectives, on board, including two talks, a quiz and a film screening.

As well as tracing the footsteps of Orson Welles and others, you'll also get to see more cultural highlights in Vienna, Bratislava and Linz.

At this time of year, these cities will be abuzz with festive spirit. Christmas lights shine out from the high windows of magnificent historical buildings, while baroque churches and opulent squares with sparkling Christmas markets and ice skating rinks look like something out of a fairytale.

You'll get the chance to visit some of these Christmas markets, including the lovely Christindl market in Linz. This historic market will entice you with the aroma of sweet treats, festive music and a sightseeing train that whisks you off to the peaceful, wintry Postlingberg Schlossl restaurant.

Your home for the duration of the cruise will be the lovely A-ROSA DONNA, a well-equipped ship with plenty to keep you entertained as you sail. There's a sauna, gym, spa, sundeck, heated outdoor pool and putting green to enjoy, as well as a restaurant, bar and cafe.

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  • Four night all-inclusive cruise aboard A-ROSA DONNA
  • Vienna walking tour to retrace the story of Harry Lime in the 1949 film The Third Man
  • Three-hour Bratislava walking tour with local guide
  • Footage Directors Talk and Q&A with Noel Cronin and Mike Read
  • Footage Directors Quiz and film screening
  • Full board cruise including breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour
  • A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks included throughout the day
  • Welcome drink
  • Dedicated Tour Director throughout
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Flights and transfers
  • Port charges

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From
Fri, Fri, Nov 29, 2024
To
Tue, Tue, Dec 3, 2024
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,385*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement from £319pp. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and A‑ROSA Flussschiff GmbH.

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Price (per person) £1385.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £1385.00

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Outer cabin:

Price (per person) £1507.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £319.00

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Juliette cabin:

Price (per person) £1673.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £529.00

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Engelhartszell
    Engelhartszell, Austria

    Today you'll fly to Munich and be transferred to Engelhartszell, the departure point for your Danube cruise. You'll board your stylish ship, A-ROSA DONNA, where you'll have time to settle into your cabin and familiarise yourself with the ship's facilities.

    Later in the evening there'll be welcome drinks, so you can get to know the rest of the group and our tour manager before dinner.

  2. Day
    2
    Vienna, The Third Man tour
    Vienna, Austria

    This morning, you will hear the first of the Footage Detectives talk, which will take place in one of the lounges on board.

    Today you'll arrive in Vienna, where the fabulous Christmas season will have the city sparkling with quaint Christmas markets where the air smells of cinnamon, mulled wine and sweet treats.

    As well as having some time to enjoy the atmosphere of Vienna's festive markets, you will also enjoy a thrilling Third Man excursion, tracing the footsteps of character Harry Lime, portrayed by Orson Welles in the 1949 British film noir.

    As you wander through the Old Town of Austria's vibrant capital to see several of the film's locations, you'll also spot top city attractions, such as the Hotel Sacher. Learn about espionage in the city's postwar years and get an insider's look on the attractions that inspired director Carol Reed.

    You will also make a final stop at The Third Man museum, rounding off an exciting day.

  3. Day
    3
    Bratislava
    Bratislava, Slovakia

    Today you'll arrive in Slovakia's capital Bratislava, where traces of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy are still present in the old town. You'll have some time to explore independently and enjoy the christmassy atmosphere of the city during the day.

    Later on, look forward to a comprehensive tour of the city. Take the City Express for a leisurely ride to the city's top landmark, Bratislava Castle, where you'll enjoy the view over the old town and a visit of the castle.

    This afternoon there will be another Footage Detectives event, partake in a quiz and enjoy a special film screening.

    When the sun sets and the Christmas lights illuminate the streets, Bratislava looks even more festive. There are numerous stalls all over the city selling typical specialities, handmade jewellery and much more.

    Walk through the Old Town past the beautifully decorated stalls, enjoy a delicious mulled wine and sample some Christmas pastries before returning to the ship for dinner.

  4. Day
    4
    Linz
    Linz, Austria

    This morning, you will have the second installment of the Footage Detectives talk, which will take place in one of the lounges on board.

    Get to know the lovely Austrian city of Linz today. There is plenty of culture and many artistic treasures awaiting you here.

    At Christmas time, Linz is particularly impressive with its range of postcard-perfect Christmas markets. Get in the mood for Christmas at the Christkindlmarkt and maybe even make a start on your Christmas shopping!

  5. Day
    5
    Departure
    Munich , Germany

    The ship will return to Munich today from where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Nov 29, 2024
To
Tue, Tue, Dec 3, 2024
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£1,385*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement from £319pp. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and A‑ROSA Flussschiff GmbH.

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