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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Romantic Danube Cruise

Journey along the Danube which has inspired many musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries, and visit the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Include excursions and drinks with meals

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £1445pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Melk Abbey
  • Passau
  • Bratislava castle
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Durnstein, Austria

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

AMA Waterways

Exclusive savings up to £750pp! Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 May 2017

No Single Supplement! Applies to 24, 31 Jul; 14 Aug; 25, 30* Oct; 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 Nov; 25, 27 Dec departures. *Reverse itinerary Excludes suites and is not combinable with any other offer. Book by 31 May 2017

Romantic Danube Cruise Special Offer

Cruise past the rolling hillsides and medieval castles along the River Danube exploring the impressive capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Join your luxury ship in Vilshofen and cruise to Passau, a 2000 year old fairytale city with beautiful Baroque architecture. Stroll through Linz, Austria's second largest city, or perhaps visit Salzburg, made famous by the 'Sound of Music'. See the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk before cruising through the picturesque Wachay Valley to Krems.

Explore the imperial musical city of Vienna where a guided tour takes you to the highlights including the impressive Opera House and St Stephen's Cathedral before having the chance to hear the famous classical music at a Viennese concert. Stroll through Old Town in Bratislava and see the historic highlights of Budapest, split across the river, including Fisherman's Bastion.

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Romantic Danube River Cruise to Budapest Itinerary

Day 1 - Vilshofen (Germany)

Arrive in charming Vilshofen, where your luxurious ship awaits you. Later this afternoon enjoy a private Oktoberfest celebration in Vilshofen with beers and traditional music and dancing. Tonight, gather together onboard for the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Vilshofen - Passau

Explore Vilshofen before cruising to Passau, a 2000 year old fairytale city with cobblestone streets and Baroque architecture. A walking tour of the old town includes the Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and the St Stephen's Cathedral. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Linz (Austria)

Arrive in Linz, the second largest city in Austria and take a guided walking or cycling tour to the highlights. This afternoon choose to visit the picturesque 'Salzkammergut' region which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov or visit Salzburg, famous for the setting of the 'Sound of Music'. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Weissenkirchen

Take the walking tour of Durnstein's cobbled streets and visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk, hike up to the fortress where Richard of Lionheart was once imprisoned or enjoy an 'apricots and sweets' tasting. After dinner join a wine tasting at a local winery. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vienna

There are three different excursions today. Perhaps enjoy a panoramic tour of the city taking in the Opera House and Town Hall, as well as the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a walking tour which uncovers the city's hidden gems, while the third option is a guided bike ride through the Donaupark. This afternoon, there is a bike ride to the magnificent Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

From Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, you can enjoy a guided walking tour to the Old Town Hall and Mirbach Palace or join the Slovakian Specialties tasting and sample some local delicacies. Alternatively, hike up to Bratislava Castle before enjoying time at leisure to explore the city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

Arrive in Budapest where a sightseeing tour will take you to the historic Buda Castle for superb views across the twin cities of Buda and Pest, to Fisherman's Bastion and the famous Heroes' Square. Alternatively hike up to Castle Hill for panoramic views of the city. After dinner see the city illuminated as you cruise along the river. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest

Disembark the ship in Budapest. (B)

Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner. Please note this itinerary also operates in reverse - sequence and tours may vary

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with the revolutionary Twin balconies
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Prague Extension Extend your 7-night cruise with a 3-night post-cruise stay in Prague. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • Mar 27, 29; Apr 5; Jul 24; Aug 21; Nov 8, 13, 15, 20

2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Vilshofen to Budapest

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
AMA Concerto Class
May 31£2328£2628
Jun 05£2153£2453
Jun 07£2328£2628
Jun 12, 14£2103£2403
Jun 26£2328£2628
Jun 28£2153£2453
Jul 03, 12£2086£2386
Jul 24£1761£2061
Jul 26£2261£2561
Jul 31£1711£2011
Aug 09£2036£2336
Aug 21, 23£2153£2453
Aug 30£2220£2520
Sep 06, 18, 20, 27£2461£2761
Oct 02, 04£2236£2536
Oct 09£2170£2470
Oct 11£2328£2628
Oct 18£2261£2561
Oct 25£1695£1995
Oct 30£2128£2428
Nov 01£1561£1861
Nov 06£1445£1745
Nov 08£1345£1645
Nov 13£1428£1728
Nov 15£1378£1678
Nov 20£1428£1728
Nov 22£1278£1578
Dec 25£1345£1645

Budapest to Vilshofen

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
AMA Concerto Class
May 29£2153£2453
May 31; Jun 05, 07, 14£2328£2628
Jun 19£2261£2561
Jun 21£2153£2453
Jun 26£2328£2628
Jul 05£2153£2453
Jul 17£2261£2561
Jul 19£2328£2628
Jul 24; Aug 02, 09£2261£2561
Aug 14£1711£2011
Aug 16, 21, 23£2328£2628
Aug 30£2395£2695
Sep 06, 11, 13, 18, 20£2328£2628
Sep 25£2103£2403
Sep 27; Oct 02, 04£2328£2628
Oct 18£2211£2511
Oct 23£2195£2495
Oct 25£1695£1995
Oct 30£1478£1778
Nov 01£1411£1711
Nov 06£1345£1645
Nov 08£1995£2295
Nov 13£1378£1678
Dec 13£1995£2295
Dec 18£1345£1645
Dec 20£1995£2295
Dec 25£1345£1645
Dec 27£1145£1445

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E cabin. Call us for single supplement prices
  • Concerto Class Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Twin Window Cat D - £199pp
  • French Balcony Cat CB/CA/C - £399pp/£599pp/£600pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat BB/BA - £933pp/1066pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat AB/AA - £1199pp/£1333pp
  • AA+ £1733pp
  • Suite - £2133pp
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