“Three Capitals” Danube Cruise with Orchestra, March 14th – 21st 2020

from £1,400.00

Note: We have SOLD OUT of cabins If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email oliver@theatricaladventures.com.

The magical, musical, majestic Danube will host our Spring 2020 Theatrical Adventure – complete with our own on-board 16-piece orchestra and internationally recognised soloists including Donald Maxwell.

There is something for everyone on-board MS Ariana, one of the most modern cruise ships on the Danube.  Good food, good company, outstanding entertainment and a journey across part of Europe full of history, and unforgettable scenery.  This will be a true Theatrical Adventure.


In March 2019 Theatrical Adventures became the first company to include its own full orchestra on a European river cruise.  Here’s what some of our guests said:

“I have never had so much fun in my life!”

“The perfect mix of accommodation, food, friendliness for single passengers, topped with that  wonderful orchestra and singers.”

“The best holiday I have ever been on.  I shall never forget your musicians and singers. A marvellous experience.”

“The atmosphere is quite magical – drifting down the river with beautiful music, great food and super company.”

“This was my fourth cruise with Theatrical Adventures. I intend to spend every penny of my children’s inheritance on more of them in the future!”


Note: We have SOLD OUT of cabins If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email oliver@theatricaladventures.com.

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All about the “Three Capitals” Danube Cruise with Orchestra, March 14th – 21st 2020.



Conducted by Andrew Nicklin


Evening concerts at 9pm

14th        The Golden Age of Operetta
15th        A Night at the Musicals
16th        A concert of Opera Lollipops
17th        Optional Budapest Operetta
18th        Monologues, Magic and Melody (Party Piece Night)
19th        Ballads, Songs and Gilbert and Sullivan Snatches
20th        Gala Concert

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 8 days on-board in a river-view stateroom
  • All on-board meals
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with on-board lunch and dinner
  • Four guided tours and two easy walking tours
  • Six evening concerts with orchestra and soloists
  • Free tea and coffee any time
  • All port charges and government taxes
  • Price is guaranteed once your deposit is paid
  • On-board gratuities
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights or any transfers to or from the boat
  1. Day 1 Saturday 14th March

    Arrive in Vienna at our leisure and transfer to the Ariana.  You  have time to settle in and enjoy free time exploring the city prior to our evening departure to Melk.

  2. Day 2 Sunday 15th March

    Enjoy a full day coach trip to Salzburg with its medieval and baroque buildings on the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City). The birthplace of Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments.

  3. Day 3 Monday 16th March

    Today we visit Melk Abbey, a spectacular Benedictine Abbey above the town of Melk, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river, adjoining the Wachau valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We hope to be able to present a short concert in the Abbey.

  4. Day 4 Tuesday 17th March

    This morning we have free time for a casual walking visit around the small town of Durnstein, one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region and also a well-known wine growing area.

  5. Day 5 Wednesday 18th March

    We are in Budapest and after breakfast we leave by coach for the short drive to Szentendre known for its baroque architecture, churches, colourful houses and narrow, cobbled streets. The main square and the alleyways around it are lined with art galleries, museums and shops. In the afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of Budapest with an optional visit to the famous Budapest Operetta at night.

  6. Day 6 Thursday 19th March

    This afternoon we arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia with time for a guided stroll  through the historical pedestrian streets.

  7. Day 7 Friday 20th March

    Vienna. Enjoy a panoramic city tour including the Ringstrasse with its imposing palaces and residences.  We include a tour of the Vienna State Opera.

  8. Day 8 Saturday 21st March

    Disembark after breakfast for return journey or post cruise package.

The MS Ariana Deck Plan

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The Ariana is one of the most modern ships on the Danube. All Staterooms are river facing with French Balconies on the top two decks. They feature en-suite shower and WC; hairdryer; individual air conditioning; TV with satellite receiver; radio; safe and telephone. Wifi is available for an extra cost. The Ariana has a gym, massage room and a lift between floors.

The Ariana