The Musical Delights of The Danube with Russell Watson

8 days from only £1,699pp

Exclusive departure | 15th April 2019

  • Private concert with Russell Watson
  • Meet-and-greet and CD signing
  • Explore Budapest and Vienna
  • Discover the Danube's musical history
  • Sail aboard the MS Thomas Hardy
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • The services of a cruise director and tour manager
  • Return flight from selected airports and transfers included
At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Full board
Complimentary tea, coffee and water on board
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
All port charges & airport taxes
Expert cruise director
Checked Luggage


Once described as a performer who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Sinatra, Russell Watson began his career in the unlikely role of a factory worker making nuts and bolts, before entering and winning the local radio talent show that propelled him to stardom. Now the UK's best-selling classical artist, Russell's debut album “The Voice” spent 52 weeks at number one in the UK charts. Having released a further nine albums, Russell has also performed for notable dignitaries including the Queen and Prince Charles.

Now you can discover Russell's story and enjoy an exclusive performance with the man himself, on our brand new eight-day river cruise. Sailing from Budapest, you will discover the delights of the Hungarian capital before venturing on to Vienna via Esztergom, Bratislava, Dürnstein, Melk and Salzburg, before joining Russell in the Austrian capital. The ideal personality with whom to experience the region, which is renowned for its musical heritage, Russell will perform his greatest hits during a delightful private performance aboard the ship in Vienna. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy one-to-one time with the tenor and hear stories from his career during a meet-and-greet event and a CD signing. With seven nights aboard the MS Thomas Hardy luxury river ship and the chance to explore Linz, this is a special opportunity to enjoy time with one of the UK's favourite recording artists, in one of Europe's most significant musical regions.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned; private concert, meet and greet and CD signing with Russell Watson; airport transfers; coach travel as mentioned; travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.

Meet Russell Watson


The best-selling classical artist in the UK, Russell was propelled to fame after winning a local radio talent competition. His first album The Voice shot to number one in the UK Charts where it remained for a record-breaking 52 weeks,with his second album, Encore, selling selling almost two million copies globally. He has collaborated with respected artists of every musical genre, including Meatloaf, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Alexandra Burke, Sean Ryder and the late Luciano Pavarotti, and performed for noted dignitaries including the Queen, Bill Clinton and the Emperor of Japan.

Your Choice of Drinks


7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Ships Available

MS Thomas Hardy
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