We are delighted to bring you another chance to experience the amazing Lipizzaners - both at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, but also at the National Stud Farm of Slovakia - this time in the company of legendary racing broadcaster Brough Scott and on board an ultra-luxurious Uniworld ship.

The River Danube flows for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historic events. Originating in Germany's Black Forest, it winds through or along the border of nine other countries.
You will visit four of those nations on this exclusive luxury river cruise which will take you down the mighty Danube through the glorious Wachau Valley. On board Uniworld's ultra-luxury SS Maria Theresa, you'll enjoy a truly remarkable and indulgent voyage featuring world-class cuisine, exquisite
service and care-free, effortless travel.
Making this cruise even more special will be the company of the British horse racing journalist, presenter and former jockey Brough Scott. Brough will be on hand to share his expertise during a visit to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the beautiful Royal Lipizzaners. He will also give two exclusive talks about his life and career in horse racing, followed by a private Q&A session.

One of my big regrets was to not have seen the Lipizzaners at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. That regret will be over when I join you on what will be a fantastic cruise.

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Brough Scott
Former jockey and broadcaster

Brough Scott is a former jockey and well-known British horse racing journalist, as well as a radio and television presenter. The grandson of notable Great War soldier "Galloper Jack" Seely, Brough wrote his grandfather's biography and has published a book about Churchill's love of horses and Henry Cecil and his training genius. In 2009, Scott was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

One of the big regrets in my life has been not to have watched the Lipizzaners at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. This was only sharpened by recently reading the extraordinary story of their rescue from the Nazis at the end of the war. Now that regret will be over - with a fantastic cruise on the way

Brough Scott

Price includes

  • Return flight from regional airports plus transfers
  • Travel with Uniworld, consistently ranked as the best river cruise line in the world
  • Cruise on super-ship SS Maria Theresa
  • Exclusive activities and events with Brough Scott
  • Five-star farm-to-table cuisine, unlimited drinks, including many premium spirits and wines
  • Elegant and well-appointed riverview Staterooms and Suites
  • In-suite butler service and all gratuities
  • Choice of 15 excursions curated exclusively for guests
  • Exclusive private classical music concert in Vienna
  • All port charges and tips

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Mar 21, 2021
To
Sun, Sun, Mar 28, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,249*
* TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. *From price based on two sharing a Stateroom. Subject to availability. Single cabins on request. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. All discounts are based on two sharing and are subject to availability.To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice at telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld which is ABTA-bonded (Y6200) and ATOL-protected (10975). Uniworld is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 21, 2021
To
Sun, Sun, Mar 28, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,349*
* PRICE FOR NON-TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS. *From price based on two sharing a Stateroom. Subject to availability. Single cabins on request. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. All discounts are based on two sharing and are subject to availability; see website for details. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld which is ABTA-bonded (Y6200) and ATOL-protected (10975). Uniworld is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Call now to book 08082744409
Quote ref: IJF Vienna 2
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Budapest
    Budapest, Hungary

    Discover the beautiful city of Budapest, where you can explore or join a choice of tours. Later you will be joined by former jockey, journalist and racing presenter Brough Scott, who will give an exclusive talk and Q&A session. This evening you'll enjoy the captain's welcome reception, followed by dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Budapest
    Budapest, Hungary

    Today, the ship will sail to Budapest and you will have the opportunity to explore the city independently, or join a choice of tours. In the evening there will be a Captain's Farewell Reception and special dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Vienna’s Spanish Riding School
    Vienna, Austria

    Today, you will embark on an exclusive visit to the worldrenowned Spanish Riding School in the Vienna Hofburg, the oldest establishment of its kind in the world.
    Accompanied by Brough Scott, you will have a private guided tour of the Royal Lipizzaner stables. There will be a welcome aperitif in the reception rooms of the Spanish Riding School and an introduction to the history of the house. You'll proceed through to the famous Riding Hall and sit in VIP seats to watch the Lipizzaner horses take their morning exercise.
    The rest of your day is free to explore the city of Vienna, before you enjoy a wonderful classical music concert in the evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    The National Stud Farm, Topolcianky, Slovakia
    Topolcianky, Slovakia

    This morning you will visit Topolcianky, home of Slovakia's famous National Stud Farm, in the company of Brough. One of the most important breeding centres in Europe, Topolcianky is the national centre for the breeding and cultivation of horses in Slovakia, and keeps the breeding books of the Lipizzaner, Hucul and Arabian breeds. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Riding Hall, or visit the horses with an expert guide, before being transferred back to the ship.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Dürnstein
    Durnstein , Austria

    This morning, SS Maria Theresa will stop in the small town of Dürnstein, where you can explore the quaint shops and castle ruins. There are two optional excursions here: a tasting at Austria's oldest winery, or the opportunity to learn about saffron from the Wachau Valley's only saffron grower.

    Later, you'll visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary Baroque-style library, before continuing your cruise through the Wachau Valley.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    You choose: Salzburg or Linz?
    Salzburg, Austria

    Today you can take your pick from excursions to either Salzburg or Linz. Salzburg is Mozart's birthplace, known for its alpine setting. Linz is a pretty centre for the arts. You can go behind the scenes at the Linz opera house and enjoy a cider-tasting experience in an apple and pear orchard.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Explore Passau
    Passau, Germany

    Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful German city of Passau. Stroll through the old town's narrow alleys and gaze up at the impressive hilltop Oberhaus Fortress which overlooks the city, and visit St Stephen's Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture which is also home to Europe's largest church organ with some 17,000 pipes.

    This evening you'll enjoy a special Captain's farewell dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return home
    Munich , Germany

    After breakfast, you will be transferred from the ship to Munich to begin your journey home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

SS Maria Theresa

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Passau, Germany

The S.S. Maria Theresa features ultra-luxurious accommodations and an array of thoughtful personal touches, ensuring a truly indulgent and unforgettable voyage along the Rhine and Danube Rivers.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Mar 21, 2021
To
Sun, Sun, Mar 28, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,249*
* TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. *From price based on two sharing a Stateroom. Subject to availability. Single cabins on request. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. All discounts are based on two sharing and are subject to availability.To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice at telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld which is ABTA-bonded (Y6200) and ATOL-protected (10975). Uniworld is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
From
Sun, Sun, Mar 21, 2021
To
Sun, Sun, Mar 28, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,349*
* PRICE FOR NON-TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS. *From price based on two sharing a Stateroom. Subject to availability. Single cabins on request. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. All discounts are based on two sharing and are subject to availability; see website for details. Calls are made at local rates. All tours featured are operated by the partner specified. All companies are wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld which is ABTA-bonded (Y6200) and ATOL-protected (10975). Uniworld is open Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Call now to book 08082744409
Quote ref: IJF Vienna 2