Solo Danube Discovery Cruise: Unveiling the Heart of Europe

Embark on a captivating journey along the enchanting Danube River, designed exclusively for solo travellers seeking adventure and cultural exploration. This meticulously crafted river cruise invites you to uncover the hidden gems of Austria and Hungary, with highlights including the imperial city of Vienna, the picturesque Melk, the charming Dürnstein, the fairy-tale-like alleys of Bratislava, the heart warming Kalocsa, and the vibrant city of Budapest.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of experiences as you stroll through the colourful streets of Bratislava and discover the true soul of Hungary in the Puszta. Indulge in the therapeutic pleasures of the Gellert baths, offering a range of balneotherapy services, and delve into the captivating Sisi Museum to unravel the myths and truths surrounding the legendary Empress.

Embark on this solo-friendly river cruise and create lasting memories as you navigate the cultural treasures and historical wonders that line the beautiful Danube. Join fellow adventurers on a voyage of discovery, where every twist and turn of the river reveals a new chapter in your solo travel adventure.

7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
Cruise Ship

MS Douce

Step aboard the MS Douce France, a magnificent cruise ship that underwent a complete transformation in 2017 to meet the latest standards set by the company. This revamped vessel now boasts more expansive cabins on the upper deck, featuring large bay windows that provide panoramic views of the picturesque surroundings. Immerse yourself in the soothing and feminine ambience of the ship's interior, adorned with a delightful mix of pink, aubergine, and anise colours in common areas. The cabins, designed to evoke a marine atmosphere, serve as comfortable and stylish retreats for guests.


With a total of 55 cabins, each equipped with essential amenities like TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi for connectivity, the MS Douce ensures a comfortable and enjoyable cruise experience.

On board Facilities

Restaurant & Lounges

The upper deck hosts the lounge/bar at the front and the restaurant at the rear, both offering wide panoramic windows for guests to enjoy the scenic beauty of their journey. The restaurant, centrally located on the upper deck, becomes the heart of the ship where all meals are served in a casually elegant atmosphere, featuring tables of varying sizes and a panoramic view. The tastefully decorated lounge, spanning the bow of the ship, serves as a social hub for cocktails, games, dancing, and various forms of entertainment.

Sun Deck

For those seeking relaxation, the sun deck on the MS Douce is the ultimate haven. Furnished with comfortable armchairs and sun loungers, it provides the perfect space to unwind while enjoying panoramic views of the passing landscapes. Guests can also maintain a healthy balance by starting their day with a morning fitness class on the sun deck.

Embark on a delightful journey with the MS Douce, where guests can create lasting memories against the backdrop of stunning views and a ship meticulously designed for a rejuvenating experience.


Solo Symphony on the Danube: A Cultural Journey from Vienna to Budapest

Day 1: Welcome to Vienna

Embark on your solo adventure in Vienna, where the journey begins. Board our ship at 6:00 p.m., settling into your cosy cabin. A welcome cocktail at 7:30 p.m. provides the perfect opportunity to meet the crew and fellow solo travellers. Departing at 8:00 p.m., we sail through the night towards Melk.

Day 2: Melk to Dürnstein - A Tale of Abbey and Medieval Charm

Wake up to the beauty of the Wachau Valley. Join an optional excursion to the Melk Abbey, a masterpiece of architecture. Cruise through picturesque landscapes to Dürnstein, where a guided tour reveals medieval wonders. Returning on board, we continue our journey to Bratislava.

Optional Excursion: Guided Tour of The Melk Abbey (1hr 45m) - £62

Day 3: Bratislava to Kalocsa - Historic Splendors and Scenic Hikes

Explore Bratislava with a guided tour or opt for a scenic hike in the Little Carpathians, visiting Devin Castle. Spend the afternoon cruising along the Danube, savoring the ever-changing landscapes.

Optional Excursion: Guided Tour of Bratislava (3hr) - £36

Day 4: Kalocsa to Budapest - Puszta Adventure and Evening Cruise

Immerse yourself in the Puszta's stunning landscapes and unique fauna with an optional excursion, featuring a traditional horse show. As the day unfolds, cruise towards Budapest, arriving in the city under the night sky.

Optional Excursion: Half Day In the Puszta (4hr) - £78

Day 5: Budapest - Buda, Pest, and Evening Entertainment

Discover the two sides of Budapest - Buda and Pest - on a guided tour. Choose optional excursions to Gellert Baths, Budapest Market Halls, or revel in an evening of traditional entertainment.

Optional Excursion: Tour Of Budapest (4hr) - £38

Optional Excursion: Traditional Evening In Budapest (2hr) - £52

Day 6: Esztergom to Vienna - Gala Evening

Enjoy free time in Esztergom, one of Hungary's oldest cities. Cruise to Vienna, where a gala evening awaits as we sail through the night.

Day 7: Vienna - Imperial Splendours and Viennese Delights

Delve into Vienna's imperial history with a guided visit to the city and Schönbrunn Castle. Experience the high art of Viennese living with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall. Explore Hofburg Palace in the afternoon and conclude the day with a concert of Viennese music.

Optional Excursion: Guided Tour Of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace (4hr) - £96

Optional Excursion: Guided Tour Of The Hofburg and Sisi Museum (3hr) - £74

Day 8: Disembarkation in Vienna

Savour one last buffet breakfast on board before bidding farewell to the crew and fellow solo travellers at 9:00 a.m. Disembark, marking the end of your memorable Danube River Cruise, enriched with cultural treasures, scenic landscapes, and the camaraderie of solo exploration.

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    What is included in the tour

    • Stay 7 nights on board on Ms Douce 
    • Your own single occupancy air-conditioned cabin   
    • All Inclusive - All meals and drinks included
    • Refined French cuisine - Welcome cocktail and Gala Dinner
    • Flights from London Stansted
    • Flights from your local airport at a small supplement
    • Free Wi-Fi onboard
    • Excursions and activities (Optional Extra)
    • Official welcome from the captain and crew
    • Onboard activities
    • All port fees included.
    • Airport Transfers
    • Meet other single, like-minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends


    Flight Timings - 

    Outbound - London Stansted 09:20 - Vienna 12:30 

    Inbound - Vienna 17:00 - London Stansted 18:10 

    Price & Itinerary may be subject to change

    European River Cruise
    Holiday Types
    Multi Activities, Singles Cruises, Sun & Sand, First Singles Holiday, Over 50s, Discovery Tours, Late Deals