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Join the Strictly stars on a Prosecco trail along the Danube

PUBLISHED: 10:24 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:01 22 January 2018

Durnstein in the Wachau Valley

Durnstein in the Wachau Valley


Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

Arlene Phillips Photo: Nicky Johnston Arlene Phillips Photo: Nicky Johnston

SAILING along the mighty Danube is the perfect way to see some of Europe’s favourite destinations. As you travel downstream from the picturesque Bavarian town of Passau, you will take in stately Vienna, the stunningly beautiful Wachau Valley and have time to explore the magnificent Hungarian capital of Budapest.

You will also meet three of the biggest stars from the world of ballroom dancing on this unforgettable itinerary: Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, who will perform for you live in Vienna, and the incomparable Arlene Phillips, who will be lifting the lid on her extraordinary life and career in an exclusive Q&A. Throughout this one-off trip, you will travel in comfort and style on board one of Emerald Waterways’ modern, award-winning ships.

Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara

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TUES 7th August

Munich & Passau

Your unforgettable holiday begins with a flight to Munich, where you’ll be met and transferred to Passau to embark your luxury river cruise ship, the Emerald Destiny.

WEDS 8th August


The highlights of today’s walking tour of Passau’s charming cobbled streets include the magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral.

THURS 9th August


Explore Linz’s beautiful old town and lively market squares, and marvel at the stunning natural landscapes that surround it.

FRI 10TH August

Melk & Dürnstein

See the stunning, 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey at Melk before you visit Dürnstein, a charming village in Austria’s Unesco-listed Wachau region.

SAT 11th August

Aljaz and Janette live in Vienna

After exploring one of Europe’s great cities by day you will be a treated to an unforgettable one-off dance showcase by Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara at the historic Palais Niederösterreich, compered by Arlene Phillips.

SUN 12TH August

Audience with Arlene Phillips

Today, as well as seeing more of Vienna, you will have the chance to join Aljaz and Janette for a fun dance masterclass on board the ship. Later on in the evening you will enjoy a fabulous farewell gala dinner. Then Arlene will give the inside story of her career during a private Q&A.

MON 13th August


Take in Budapest’s rich history and magnificent views before you enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner with music and folk dancing.

TUES 14TH August

Flying home

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.


Emerald Waterways specialises in classic river cruises on board spacious ships – its award-winning, state-of-the-art fleet is one of the newest in Europe. emeraldwaterways.co.uk

Tripsmiths partners with the world’s leading tour operators and media brands to deliver exclusive travel experiences.

Dance Along The Danube - Your magical journey

What’s included

Exclusive Q&A with Arlene Phillips + Private evening performance by Aljaz and Janette in Vienna, plus their ballroom dancing masterclass + Return flights, transfers and taxes + Seven nights’ accommodation + All meals & drinks** with lunch and dinner + All activities and excursions as listed in the itinerary + Access to the on-board pool and cinema + All tips and gratuities.

THE DATES: 7-14 August, 2018

THE PRICE: From £1,795pp*

*Based on two sharing, subject to availability. **Wine, beer and soft drinks available with lunch and dinner on board. This trip is ATOL-protected. For full Ts&Cs visit: archant.co.uk/viennatour


Call 020 8115 4713


To find out more visit: archant.tripsmiths.com/viennatour

Arlene Phillips

Over her incredible 40-year career as a choreographer, talent show judge, producer and presenter, Arlene has worked with a host of great names from Tom Cruise to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Arlene says: “I’m so excited to be joining you for this wonderful holiday and answering all your questions about my life and career – there is so much to tell…”

Aljaz Skorjanec & Janette Manrara

Aljaz and Janette are two of the most popular professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing – and are also a couple off the dancefloor, having tied the knot last year. The pair will be treating you to an exclusive dance showcase in Vienna. Aljaz and Janette say: “We can’t wait to dance for you. It will be an unforgettable evening!”


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