Strictly Dancing with Anton & Erin

8 Days
Budapest to Munich
From (GBP)
£ 2,145
Dates & Pricing

2022 Budapest > Munich

It’s time to perfect your Waltz on this exclusive itinerary with two of the nation’s all-time favourite ballroom stars, Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag. From their glamourous Strictly careers to their private lives, you can find out about this and more whilst sailing together down the river Danube.
Sail past terraced vineyards and apricot orchards en route to Melk and Dürnstein, after visiting three of Europe’s great capitals: Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna. In the Austrian capital and home of the Waltz, Anton and Erin will give an unforgettable one-off performance. You will also join them for a cocktail reception and photo opportunity and the following day they will hold a masterclass and teach you their favourite dance steps.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWPA
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Munich

Selected Itinerary

Introducing our Special Guests

Erin Boag

Erin started dancing at the age of three and is the only female dancer to compete in 10 series of Strictly Come Dancing. Erin now tours the country with Anton and did so at the beginning of last year in Dance Those Magical Movies.

 

Anton Du Beke

After falling in love with dancing at the age of 14, Anton is arguably the most recognisable person in ballroom dancing. He has been ever-present on Strictly Come Dancing since the opening series in 2004.

 

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Budapest

    Welcome to the “Pearl of the Danube”. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the contemporary surrounds of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you.

    This evening, join your fellow guests for a traditional Hungarian dinner followed by an onboard folklore performance.

    EmeraldPLUS

    A traditional Hungarian folklore show

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Budapest

    Explore Budapest’s cobbled medieval quarter today, as you embark on a coach tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre. Your guide will highlight a number of architectural wonders from across the ages, enabling you to follow a journey from Budapest’s Roman beginnings to the addition of ornate Romanesque and Baroque architecture in the centuries that followed.

    If you are feeling more active, then you may instead choose to hike to Buda Hill. The surrounding area has been rebuilt several times, most recently following the air raids of WWII. Some 18th-century Baroque houses still stand, best explored from the medieval paths and alleyways in the area around Buda Castle.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A hike to Buda Hill

    Included Excursion

    A guided coach tour of Budapest

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bratislava

    Relax on board as we sail into the capital of Slovakia this morning. This graceful nation of leafy avenues became an independent country in 1993, and since then, Bratislava has flourished as a new capital and made a name for itself as a cultural centre where different styles of music are as readily celebrated as the region’s medieval past. The romantic cobblestone lanes that weave through the city are yours to explore with your local guide, as you enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town centre, including the Slovak National Theatre and a range of Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings.

    Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, a landmark steeped in legends that looks as though it came from the pages of a child’s fairytale. This striking building has been rebuilt several times over the last millennia, most recently in a Renaissance style.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Local Slovakian entertainment on board

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided hike to Bratislava Castle

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Bratislava

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vienna

    Sweeping boulevards and world-famous art exhibitions welcome you to Vienna, the birthplace of revolutionary breakthroughs in the fields of music and psychology. The city perfectly encapsulates the opulence of the Habsburg Monarchy and their ornate Baroque palaces, some of which you will be able to see during your guided coach tour of the Ringstrasse, followed by a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre and its surrounding classical architectural styles, evidence of the melting pot of artistic influences that existed here at the turn of the 20th century.

    If you are feeling more active, then perhaps choose to explore on two wheels, cycling along the river to the Danube Island.

    Exclusive Event: Today, welcome on board special guests and dancing duo, Anton and Erin. The pair will host an exclusive talk and Q+A session where you’ll have the chance to ask them any burning questions about their personal lives and careers and get some first-hand insights into the world of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

    Exclusive Event: Tonight you will see Anton & Erin perform an exclusive, one-off showcase at the beautiful and historic Vienna Arsenal. It promises to be an unforgettable evening of music and dance.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A bike tour in Vienna

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Vienna

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    Tastes of Vienna (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Dürnstein - Melk

    Effortlessly suspended in time, Dürnstein is one of the most frequented parts of the Wachau wine region, where the delightful warm weather creates the perfect setting for viticulture. Today, you can choose to hike the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where a delightful panoramic view of the surrounding medieval villages, rows of vines in beautifully arranged vineyards and a forested backdrop is certain to delight.

    Later, sail through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley, passing medieval villages, terraced vineyards and areas of natural beauty. When you arrive in Melk, enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey, originally a lavish castle that was gifted to Benedictine monks during the 11th century. This opulent Baroque building is home to some of the most important collections of medieval manuscripts in the world.

    Exclusive Event: Inspired from last night’s performance, you’ll have the chance to learn from Anton and Erin as they give a private ballroom masterclass to guests on board the ship before they depart later in the day. The masterclass will be an interactive experience full of their expert tips and passion for dance (please note this event will clash with the EmeraldACTIVE Dürnstein hike)

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided bike ride along the Danube river

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Included Excursion

    A tour of Melk Abbey

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    Visit to Schallaburg castle (extra expense)

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    Vineyards hike & tasting in Weissenkirchen (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Linz – Ceský Krumlov

    This morning, your Star-Ship will dock in Linz and you will be transferred by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed centre of Ceský Krumlov, a town built around a 13th-century castle. Join your local guide to traverse a labyrinth of winding cobblestone streets, passing the colourful façades of buildings that highlight different time periods as you learn about how they have survived the test of time thanks to the regions peaceful past. The town surrounds the national heritage site that is Ceský Krumlov Castle, and your guided tour will include the 15th-century St. Vitus’ Church and a number of delightful High Gothic façades

    EmeraldPLUS

    A guided tour of Ceský Krumlov

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Passau

    Narrow cobblestone streets and the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread welcome you to Passau, a town nestled on the confluence of three of Europe’s main waterways. This important historic trading centre borders Austria, and a distinctive blend of cultures can be found here.

    Your local guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the town, touching on its distinctive historic buildings, including the Baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its ornate columns and arches and the Altes Rathaus, or Town Hall, a collection of eight historic patrician houses that were built between the 14th and 15th centuries.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A hike to Veste Oberhaus

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Passau

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    Bavaria Live (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Passau

    After breakfast, it’s time to disembark the Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of ancient libraries and Europe’s iconic skylines with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided coach tour of Budapest
  • Walking tour of Bratislava
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Exclusive performance by Anton & Erin at the historic Vienna Arsenal
  • Guided tour of Melk Abbey
  • Guided tour of Passau

EmeraldPLUS
  • A traditional Hungarian folklore show on board
  • Local Slovakian entertainment on board
  • Guided tour of Ceský Krumlov

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hike to Buda Hill
  • Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
  • Bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided bike tour along the Danube river
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • Hike to Veste Oberhaus

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 19 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 5 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Reasons to Book

  • Watch Anton and Erin’s Dance Showcase
    Anton and Erin will give an unforgettable one-off dance performance in Vienna, home of the Viennese Waltz. The beautiful and historic Vienna Arsenal promises to be the perfect setting for this unforgettable evening of music and dance. You will also join the stars for a cocktail reception and photo opportunity.
  • Learn to Dance
    Work on your Waltz and finesse your Foxtrot during a fun dance masterclass on board with Anton and Erin. You will also have the chance to hear them talk about their long-term partnership, love of dance and first-hand insights into the world of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing during a private Q&A session.
  • Visit Iconic Cities
    Discover three of Europe’s great capitals: Vienna, famous for its culture and culinary specialities; historic Budapest, known for its magnificent buildings, such as the Hungarian Parliament Building; and Bratislava, with its Gothic architecture and historic castle. Along the way, there’s much to enjoy, including the beautiful Wachau Valley.
  • Book with Confidence Assurance
    Travel in complete peace of mind with our Flexible Booking Policy. Defer your travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary or cancel up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing with no fee’s.

Pricing & Availability

Terms and conditions: All our holidays are subject to availability. Price per person based on two sharing lowest-priced available cabin and include relevant discounts. Discounts applied are for new bookings only.  Supplements apply for single travellers and upgraded cabins. Itinerary and experts subject to change. Our offers are not combinable, and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Flights may not be a direct service and a supplement may be charged. We recommend you seek independent advice regarding visas and vaccinations. E&OE.