Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Discover the Danube with Classic FM’s John Suchet – join the radio star’s voyage on the river of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss
The mighty Danube flows through the heart of Europe and on this wonderful all-inclusive river cruise, you’ll sail along it amid stunning scenery through four countries.
In addition, Mail on Sunday readers will be joined for this cruise by classical music expert John Suchet.
Starting in Passau, Germany, home to Europe’s largest pipe organ, you’ll sail into Austria with stops at Linz – from which you can visit Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace – Melk and Dürnstein.
Stunning: The mighty Danube flowing through Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace
Next stop is Vienna, where Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, Schubert, Mahler and Brahms all lived and worked, and where Classic FM presenter John will introduce an evening of chamber music featuring their famous works.
He will also give an exclusive talk and host a question-and-answer session aboard your luxurious Uniworld ship, compere a piano recital and join you for two fascinating excursions.
You’ll also visit Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, before disembarking in Hungary’s beautiful capital, Budapest. This voyage in spring 2021 is the perfect break for music-lovers keen to explore the highlights of central Europe.
REASONS TO BOOK
Exclusive events with John Suchet: John will join you in Vienna for a special Music And Composers walking tour and a private classical concert.
He will give an exclusive talk on board about the major European composers, as well as one on his life and career, which spans almost 30 years at ITN and Classic FM. He has also written numerous books on Beethoven.
Sail in style: You’ll travel with Uniworld, consistently ranked the best river cruise line in the world, on luxurious SS Maria Theresa, which takes just 150 guests.
Golden boy: A memorial to Johann Strauss in Vienna
Regal in its opulent 18th Century decor, it’s a floating homage to the former Austrian empress with an elegant dining room, marble bathrooms and Asprey toiletries.
Uniworld has one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the industry, and everything on board, even fine wine and unlimited beverages, is included.
Discover the Danube: Enjoy stunning scenery as you sail along this delightful river through the wooded hills and castles of Bavaria to the lush wine-growing region of the Unesco-listed Wachau Valley and across the edge of the Hungarian steppes.
VIP access and excursions: You’ll enjoy two exclusive concerts compered by John, one in a historic and intimate concert venue in Vienna, and another, a piano recital, on board your Uniworld ship.
You’ll also enjoy a fascinating Vienna music and composers walking tour.
Beethoven’s Vienna: You’ll have time to explore the city which Beethoven arrived in as a young man.
Born in Bonn in 1770, the composer moved to Vienna aged 21 to nurture his incredible musical talent, and lived here for the rest of his life.