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Romantic Danube

Visit the spectacular capital cities of Budapest and Vienna and discover the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley on this superb itinerary. Includes flights, transfers and excursions

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £895pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Vienna
  • Danube Gorge, Kelheim
  • Nuremberg
  • Melk Abbey
  • Regensburg

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Viking River Cruises

Save up to £1000pp on 2018 departures! Book by 30 Sept 2017

Romantic Danube River cruise to Hungary, Austria and Germany Special Offer

Discover spectacular cities and the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley as you cruise along the River Danube from the cosmopolitan city of Budapest. Explore historic "Buda" and modern "Pest", before exploring the musical city of Vienna.

Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, take a tour of UNESCO-listed Gottweig Abbey which towers above the Danube, and enjoy a special concert inside St Stephen's Cathedral in Passau.

Explore the medieval city of Regensburg where you can see the magnificent 12th-century Old Stone Bridge and cruise through spectacular locks on the Main-Danube Canal to the city of Nuremburg in Bavaria.

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Romantic Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital divided by the Danube River, and transfer to your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

Enjoy a tour of the Pest side of the city where you will see the National Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Cross the River Danube to Buda's Castle District where you can visit Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Midafternoon there is a Viennese coffee workshop with apple strudel (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Vienna (Austria)

Enjoy a city tour with highlights including the Opera House, Hofburg Theater and St. Stephen's Cathedral. After lunch aboard, spend the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Habsburgs. Dinner is served aboard and there is an optional evening concert in Vienna. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Krems

After breakfast, visit Gottweig Abbey, a UNESCO-listed benedictine abbey which towers above the Wachau Valley. Later, rejoin your ship for a cruise through the beautiful Wachau valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Passau (Germany)

Explore Passau at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers where you can take a guided walk with highlights including St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside, you can enjoy a special concert on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe's largest church organ. Please note: Organ concert is available from May - Oct only and not available on Sundays. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Regensburg - Kelheim

Enjoy a walking tour through the medieval city of Regensburg where you will see the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge and St. Peter's Cathedral. Return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon of scenic cruising along the Danube. Alternatively, perhaps enjoy an optional tour to the Danube Narrows and visit the magnificent Weltenburg Abbey, renowned for its dark ale, brewed by monks since 1050. Please note: Weltenberg Abbey tour is available May - Oct only. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Nuremberg

Cruise through a series of locks on the Main-Danube Canal. During breakfast, we arrive in Nuremburg in Bavaria where you can take a tour of the former Nazi parade grounds and the Palace of Justice. Alternatively, enjoy an optional World War II history tour. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Nuremberg - Munich - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is also available in reverse from Nuremberg to Budapest. Visit sequence, tours and times may vary.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruise on board a Viking Longship
  • Return economy class flights from London or selected regional airports to Budapest and return from Munich
  • Guided excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner
  • Captains Farewell Dinner
  • All port and airport taxes
  • Transfers as stated

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Extend your stay in Prague or Budapest Why not extend your holiday to soak up the atmosphere? A pre- or post-cruise extension with 2 night stay in Budapest is available from £259 per person. A pre- or post-cruise extension with 3 night stay in Prague is available from £489 per person. Single supplement applicable. Please contact us for details.

Special Features

  • No regional flight supplements from selected airports
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Nuremberg

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Sep 30; Oct 06, 08, 14£2795£2795
Oct 20, 22, 28; Nov 11£2495£2495
Nov 17, 19, 25£2295£2295
Dec 03, 09£1895£1895

Nuremberg to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Sep 29; Oct 01, 07, 13, 15£2795£2795
Oct 21; Nov 04, 10, 12£2495£2495
Nov 18, 26£2295£2295
Dec 02, 10, 16£1895£1895

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Budapest to Nuremberg

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Mar 31£2295£1795
Apr 27, 28, 29£2495£1995
May 11, 12, 13, 25, 26, 27; Jun 08, 09, 10, 22, 23, 24£2795£1795
Jul 06, 07, 08, 20, 21, 22; Aug 03, 04, 05, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31£2595£1595
Sep 01, 02, 14, 15, 16, 28, 29, 30; Oct 12, 13, 14£2795£1795
Oct 26, 27, 28; Nov 09, 10, 11£2495£1495
Nov 24, 25£2295£1295
Dec 08, 09£1895£895

Nuremberg to Budapest

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Mar 25; Apr 07£2295£1795
May 04, 05, 06, 18, 19, 20; Jun 01, 02, 03, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30£2795£1795
Jul 01, 13, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29; Aug 10, 11, 12£2595£1595
Sep 07, 08, 09, 21, 22, 23; Oct 05, 06, 07£2795£1795
Oct 19, 20, 21; Nov 02, 03, 04£2495£1495
Nov 16, 17, 18£2295£1295
Dec 01, 02, 15£1895£895

Price Information

  • All prices shown above are per person based on double occupancy in a Cat F cabin. Single supplements are available on request
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat E - £150pp
  • Cat D - £500pp
  • Cat C - £700pp
  • Cat B - from £850pp to £1100pp
  • Cat A - from £1050pp to £1300pp
  • Cat AA - from £1500pp to £2700pp
  • Cat ES - from £1950pp to £4150pp
Large map for Romantic Danube River cruise to Hungary, Austria and Germany
Small map for Romantic Danube River cruise to Hungary, Austria and Germany

Romantic Danube

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