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Run the River

25 October - 31 October 2023

50 kilometres, 5 incredible locations, One Epic Adventure.

NEW for 2023: Set yourself the ultimate running goal in 2023 and achieve it with personalised coaching from the UK’s leading running coach and inspirational speaker Rory Coleman. Run ten kilometres a day over five unforgettable days, through the spectacular natural landscapes and beautiful cities of the Danube, totalling 50 kilometres of new discoveries, new friends and new feelings of remarkable personal achievement. This incredible challenge is open to everyone, all you need is determination and commitment. The reward will be all yours.

Run 50km over 5 days along the River Danube

6 NIGHTS FROM £1,199pp!

25th - 31st October 2023

Achieve something extraordinary in 2023, (re)discover your passion and help others by running 50km over 5 days.

Join our professional running coach, Rory Coleman, on a unique and exclusive charity challenge, running 10km per day whilst cruising on the beautiful Danube River.

Get access to Britain’s most renowned lifestyle and running coach.

With his help, set yourself up for an incredible year.

Start at any level, this unique charity challenge is all about developing you as a runner, at your own pace.

This once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes us through The Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, flanked by castles, vineyards and picture-postcard villages and is a stunningly scenic prelude to Vienna. Here, discover a rich history, music, grand palaces and famous coffee houses. Bratislava will delight you, with a taste of Slovakia and Linz offers a fascinating cultural mix. 
And here’s what’s in store for you when you join:

 – Rory’s exclusive lifestyle & running package for Charitable Travel Customers (as detailed below).
 – Raise money for your favourite charity.
 – Enjoy a Premium All-Inclusive cruise on the River Danube with all meals and drinks included.
 – Explore European capitals like Vienna, Bratislava, Linz and the Wachau Valley.

Places are limited for this event so please register your interest as soon as possible before 31st January 2023. Places will be confirmed after this date, in order of registrations received. 

Rory Coleman

Rory Coleman is one of the UK’s leading lifestyle and running coaches, who has overcome massive personal adversity to run over 1,000 marathons and coach everyone from beginners to performance athletes. As a One-to-One Coach, he shares his mindset with anyone who want to engage with a healthier lifestyle and become the best version of themselves possible.

Rory's exclusive lifestyle & running package for
Charitable Travel customers:

Here is what you can expect from the moment you join this life-affirming challenge:

Before travel:

  • One-to-one initial call to find out about your aspirations and goals, everybody is welcome, and you can run the 10km at your own pace
  • Tailor-made training plans to achieve the 10km a day over 5 consecutive days
  • Regular follow-ups about your progress (one-to-one coaching once a month)
  • Dietary and lifestyle support

During your trip:

  • Coach-led running adventure in Central Europe with leading lifestyle coach Rory Coleman
  • Daily 10km guided runs and training sessions with Rory
  • Run incredible stretches of spellbinding scenery like the breath-taking Danube Bend, the Schloegener Schlinge, where the mighty Danube makes an almost perfect 360 degree bend, or along the Kaertner Strasse in Vienna, one of the world-famous luxury shopping streets to admire. Another run takes you to the picturesque Wachau wine valley surrounded by legendary castles and historic atmosphere wherever you look. Yes, even King Richard I spent some time in one of the fortified castles here
  • Join Rory and like-minded runners for unique sun deck training sessions, lifestyle and running advice chats, hosted drinks and meals on board
  • Celebrate your incredible achievement on day 5 with the perfect Farewell Dinner and a Medal Awards ceremony
Here's a message from Rory:
What's included?
  • Extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner, either served or gourmet buffet dining
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Regional specialities, afternoon tea and snacks
  • Tea, coffee and water are available 24 hours
  • High-quality drinks (11am-midnight): tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks (* exceptions are champagne and top branded drinks and some specialities, subject to surcharges)
  • Nightly entertainment in the lounge
  • Use of all onboard facilities including the A-ROSA SPA, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, relaxation and fitness room
  • 15% discount on SPA treatments
  • Services of on-board cruise director
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • All port taxes
Plus a few extras just for you...
  • The A-ROSA APP that gives you extra information on all the ports visited to enhance your journey
  • FREE room service
  • Bottled water, luxury bathroom products, bathrobe and slippers in your cabin
  • Use of on board e-bikes for independent exploration

This package starts and ends in Munich. The organised transfer from Munich to Engelhartzell departs from Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) at 3:30 pm. If your flight arrives early into Munich, this allows you time to explore at your leisure before taking the transfer. 

Day 1 - Engelhartszell (Austria)

Your trip starts on arrival in Engelhartszell when you check in to Wesenufer Hotel (or similar) for a 1-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure to meet the other runners and prepare for the challenge ahead.

Engelhartszell is a quaint picturesque village on the Austrian/German border perfectly situated on the Danube stretch close to the famous Schloegener Schlinge, a place of outstanding beauty where the river does an almost 360-degree bend on itself.

Day 2 - 10km Challenge and Embark the A-ROSA Donna in Engelhartszell

Depart: 1700

This morning take your first 10k challenge on a scenic route along the mighty Danube. Take in one of the best views of the river at the famous Schloegener Schlinge. After lunch embark the A-ROSA DONNA.

10km run today.

Day 3 - Cruising the Wachau Valley and Vienna

Arrive in Vienna at 1300 and overnight stay
Cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley arriving at 1300 in Vienna. Enjoy the afternoon and evening exploring the rich history, Baroque palaces, museums, boutiques, markets, beautiful gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, and grand coffee houses. Music enthusiasts will enjoy the city that inspired composers like Beethoven to Strauss.

In the afternoon, we will run our 2nd 10k along the banks of the Danube in Vienna and into the Vienna Woods.

20km achieved.

Day 4 - Full Day and Evening in Bratislava

Arrive 0800, depart 2359
Explore Bratislava, with its medieval old town, grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and a futuristic bridge reflecting its more recent past. Opt for a guided tour and visit the imposing castle overlooking the Danube.

In the afternoon, run the 3rd 10k in Bratislava.

30km achieved.

Day 5 - Krems and Melk

Arrive in Krems at 1300 and depart at 1400. Arrive in Melk 1800, depart 1900

The ship is stopping in one of the most stunning wine valleys in Austria to allow the running party as well as the guests going on an optional excursion to embark on their adventure. This extraordinary 10km run will take you through beautiful vineyards by the river with legendary castles perched above breath-taking scenery. Then, travelling to Melk by coach

40km achieved

Day 6 - Full day in Linz

Arrive 0600, depart 2200
Saving the best for last, the final 10km run of our adventure will take you right to the heart of one of the most picturesque of Austrian cities (often missed out on travel itineraries). Where the future meets the past, Linz offers a fascinating mix of the charming old town with modern, cutting-edge museums. Linz's location on the Danube makes it an ideal spot for exploration of its many attractions. We'll run along the Danube where the famous Castle of Linz is perched above the river, through the Main Square with the Old City Hall and past the City's Neo Gothical Cathedral. Afterwards, this is our last day on board the beautiful A-ROSA DONNA so tonight we will have a farewell dinner and celebrate our achievement.

50km achieved.

Day 7 - Engelhartszell

Arrive 0700
Disembark after breakfast, the organised transfer will take you to Munich Airport at 9 am for your flight back to the UK. Flights should be booked departing Munich airport after 1 pm.

Or extend your stay by a few days to explore beautiful Bavaria in Southern Germany


This ground package includes one night’s pre-cruise B&B accommodation in Engelhartszell (Austria), five nights’ on-board A-ROSA DONNA on a Premium All-Inclusive basis including all meals and drinks, plus the full ‘Run The River’ programme and pre-cruise coaching and guidance with Rory Coleman. Flights/rail options from the UK are available for an extra cost and can be organised upon booking.

Twin A grade Twin C Grade Twin A Grade Single C Grade single
Runner Non-Runner
A Grade Twin
C Grade Twin
A Grade Single
C Grade Single

Please note, cabins are allocated on a first come, first served basis upon request.

Prices include a 5-night cruise on a Premium all-inclusive basis, transfers, a 1-night stay in a hotel in Engelhartzell, Run the River programme, and services of Rory Coleman.

About the ship

The A-ROSA DONNA has 83 cabins, fabulous cuisine, a panoramic lounge, Spa, a gym, a heated pool, activities and nightly entertainment.

Admire scenic views from the large sun deck, relax in a sun lounger, the heated swimming pool, the spa, or the sauna. The choice is yours. Enjoy your favourite drink – included of course. Make yourself comfortable in your cosy cabin, join one of our many onboard activities and enjoy flexible dining with a wide choice of dishes to suit all tastes.

There is a restaurant, offering all meals including lavish welcome and farewell dinners, with served or gourmet buffet dining. Plus, enjoy included cooking demonstrations, afternoon tea, snacks and al fresco dining. There is also FREE room service.

Relax in the panoramic lounge with bar and dance floor, with nightly entertainment.

Make the most of the A-ROSA SPA, fitness area and relaxation areas during our time on board (spa treatments are at extra cost,  but Charitable Travel guests get a 15% discount).

The comfortable outside-facing air-conditioned cabins feature a private bathroom with shower, luxury toiletries, bathroom and slippers, safe, TV, hairdryer, telephone and FREE WI-FI. Main deck cabins have a picture window, whilst upper decks have a Juliette balcony open to the fresh air.