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

Danube Rhapsody

Explore the imperial capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this unique roundtrip from Passau along the River Danube with a choice superb value optional excursions

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £1272pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna
  • Vienna
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Heroes Square, Budapest
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Amadeus Elegant
  • Budapest
  • Melk Abbey

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Amadeus River Cruises

Save 15% on 2018 departures! Book by 30 Nov 2017. Prices shown include discount

Special flight inclusive package from just £1272pp!

Low single supplement on 22, 28 Oct 2017 departures! Subject to availability

Danube Rhapsody River Cruise from Passau Special Offer

This unique roundtrip from Passau takes you along the majestic Danube to some of Europe's most cultural and historic capitals.

Take the opportunity to visit Melk's impressive Benedictine abbey, before cruising through the breathtaking Wachau Valley to musical Vienna. An overnight stay allows ample opportunity to admire the city's impressive architecture, including the Hofburg Palace and Parliament Building.

See the sights of the Hungarian capital, Budapest on an optional tour and take the opportunity to visit the Puszta for a unique insight into Hungary's culture, before heading to Bratislava, rich in history, and the beautiful city of Linz.

Enjoy the views of the spectacular riverside scenery and romantic vineyards along the Danube from your elegant ship which moors right in the centre of the historical cities. Optional excursions give you the chance to tour the impressive imperial buildings or enjoy a different perspective of the local cultures.

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Danube Rhapsody Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Passau (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Passau and embark your ship. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with fellow guests followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - Melk/Emmersdorf (Austria) - Vienna

Early morning, the ship docks in Emmersdorf located in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Spend the morning exploring this traditional town or head to nearby Melk with its spectacular Benedictine Abbey. Rejoin the ship and cruise to Vienna, just in time for an optional performance of the "Sound of Vienna".

Day 3 - Vienna

Drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, admire the spectacular Vienna State Opera House, visit the Museums Quarter with works by famous artists or head to St Stephen's cathedral. This afternoon, perhaps take the opportunity to visit Schonbrunn Palace with its beautifully landscaped gardens.

Day 4 - Budapest (Hungary)

Late morning arrival in Budapest, a beautiful city which straddles the River Danube. UNESCO-listed sites include Andrassy Avenue, Heroes Square and the Buda Castle Quarter. Admire the impressive Hungarian Parliament which dominates the waterfront or wander along the traditional streets. Perhaps join the guided tour of the city this afternoon. This evening, there is a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board, followed by a cruise through illuminated Budapest.

Day 5 - Budapest - Esztergom

For a cultural experience join the Hungarian Puszta excursion this morning. Travel to the Kiskunsag National Park where you will be welcomed at a farm with traditional schnapps and salt cakes. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the expanse of the steppe before enjoying a lively horse show. After lunch, there is an optional excursion to Szentendre, a picturesque artist's village, and Esztergom, the seat of the Hungarian Catholic church. In the meantime, the ship has cruised along the Danube to Esztergom. Re-board and cruise to Bratislava.

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bratislava is the cultural and economic centre of Slovakia, home to the parliament as well as many museums and galleries which show the country's rich history. Perhaps take a stroll from Michael's Gate through the city, past the Primatial Palace and the stunning St Martin's Cathedral. This afternoon, the ship sets sail for Linz. Captain's Gala Dinner this evening.

Day 7 - Linz (Austria)

After lunch, the ship arrives in Linz. Admire the Mozarthaus and the beautiful Renaissance villas on the optional walking tour or perhaps taste some of the famous Linzer Torte before returning to the ship.

Day 8 - Passau (Germany) - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise in an outside cabin on Amadeus Royal, Brilliant, Princess, Elegant, Queen, Silver or Silver II
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Melk Abbey including wine tasting - 2017: £44pp 2018: £45pp
  • "Sound of Vienna" - 2017: £44pp 2018: £45pp
  • City tour of Vienna - 2017: £27pp 2018: £28pp
  • Visit to Schonbrunn Palace: £37pp
  • City tour of Budapest - 2017: £26pp 2018: £27pp
  • Excursion to the Puszta: 2017 - £48pp 2018 - £49pp
  • Esztergom and Szentendre: 2017: £31pp 2018: £32pp
  • City tour of Bratislava - 2017: £26pp 2018: £27pp
  • City walk of Linz - 2017: £15pp 2018: £16pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - 2017: from £145pp 2018: from £150pp

2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Amadeus Brilliant
Oct 22£1144£1399
Amadeus Elegant
Oct 31£888£1272
Amadeus Silver II
Oct 28£995£1379

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Amadeus Brilliant
Jun 15; Jul 06£1274£1599
Amadeus Elegant
Sep 03£1274£1599
Amadeus Queen
Jul 14, 28£1329£1654
Amadeus Silver
May 31; Jun 07£1399£1853
Jul 20; Aug 11, 18£1329£1654
Amadeus Silver II
Apr 05£1203£1528

Price Information

  • Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a C-4 River View cabin. 19 Sep and 22 Oct 2017 - Exclusive Blue Water Package price is based on a C-1 River View Cabin. 28 Oct 2017 - Exclusive Blue Water Package price is based on a B-1 River View Cabin. Single supplements are also available on request
  • Cabin upgrade supplements available on request
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