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MUSIC THE DANUBE To find out more visit An introduction to Classical Music Filia Rheni II hhhh SAGA EXCLUSIVE Stay in Vienna, cruise along the Danube, enjoy live performances, visits, and three music-related talks from Radio Three's Ian Skelly! 10 nights from £1829^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ 3 nights half board in a hotel, 7 nights full board on the ship Guest speaker Ian Skelly Three informative talks on classical music from your guest speaker Music-themed excursions including a concert in Vienna Wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner on board ship Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers l l l l l l Local Flights VIP Travel Service INCLUDED when you book between December 27, 2018-February 28, 2019 Hofburg Palace in Vienna Day 1: UK to Vienna. Fly to Vienna for a three-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier or the locally rated 4-star Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel. Day 2: Vienna. Enjoy an included half-day tour of Vienna, plus some free time to explore independently. Day 3: Vienna. At leisure in Vienna. This evening enjoy an included evening concert in the city. Day 4: Vienna to Dürnstein. Free morning in Vienna before embarking Filia Rheni ll. Cruise the Danube to Dürnstein, with a welcome reception on board. Day 5: Dürnstein to Melk. Explore Durnstein set in the wine growing area of Wachau. Sail to Melk and explore independently or perhaps join an optional excursion to Melk Abbey. Later sail via Ybbs overnight to Passau. Enjoy the first of three informative talks from your guest speaker Ian Skelly, looking at the lives of famous classical music composers. Day 6: Passau to Linz. Enjoy an included walking tour of Passau ­ the 'Venice of Bavaria'. Later, sail to Linz. Day 7: Linz. Visit The Bruckner Museum in Ansfelden, birthplace of composer Anton Bruckner before sailing for Bratislava. Later, Ian Skelly presents his second classical music talk. Day 8: Bratislava. Arrive in Bratislava, explore the old town and Cathedral, and enjoy an included concert. Depart later and sail overnight for Esztergom. Day 9: Esztergom to Budapest. Esztergom is home to Hungary's largest basilica set above the town. Depart and cruise to Budapest, enjoying your final talk from Ian Skelly. Day 10: Budapest. Enjoy a city tour of Budapest where you moor overnight, with a concert performance this evening ­ the perfect conclusion to your holiday. Day 11: Budapest to UK. Disembark your ship and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Please note: The dates and times of concerts may be subject to change during your river cruise. You can extend your holiday in Budapest. Please call for details. Join Ian Skelly Ian Skelly is a national broadcaster, an internationally published author, filmmaker and concert presenter. He is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 3 and host of the station's `Essential Classics' programme. During your cruise, join Ian who will be giving three talks looking at famous composers such as Richard Strauss, Mozart and Bruckner. SAVE up to £150^ per person on selected cabin grades when you book by February 15, 2018 Prices from: Oct 4, 2019 Lower Deck 1979 18279 Middle Deck 2179 2029 Upper Deck with French balcony 2629 2579 Lower Deck for sole occupancy 2179 2079 Middle Deck for sole occupancy 2379 2279 Upper Deck with French balcony for sole occupancy 3029 2979 Cruise code AN822/AN823 An introduction to Classical Music. 10 nights. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, include savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction applies of £54 if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 67 for details. For the latest prices and offers visit TRAVEL OPTIONS: Prices based on flights from Heathrow to Vienna, returning from Budapest with the scheduled services of British Airways. To travel from your local airport or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please call for details. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently. To book see page 67 and call FREE on 0800 015 6880 or visit Please quote SPN34 19