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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 £1595pp

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

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

AMA Waterways

FREE flights or exclusive savings up to £550pp! Free flights does not apply to 2017 departures and 30 Mar; 6 Apr; 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Jul; 3, 5 Aug and 23, 28 Dec 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 30 Nov 2017

No single supplement on selected departures! Applies to 13*, 15, 22 Nov and 18*, 25*, 27* Dec 2017 and 24, 30 Mar; 13*, 27* Jul; 10*, 12*, 17*, 26*; 12*, 26* Oct; 2, 9, 11 Nov and 2*, 4*, 16*, 28* Dec 2018 departures. *Reverse itinerary Excludes suites and is not combinable with any other offer. Book by 30 Nov 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 Wachau Valley.

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. Stroll through Old Town in Bratislava (except cruises in Oct/Nov) 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. In 2018 there is a hike up to the impressive Passau Castle and on the reverse itinerary there is the option to join the guided bike tour of Passau. (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'. In 2018 you may choose instead to spend a full day in Salzburg, with a stop en-route at Mondsee, home to the famous Basilica St Michael. (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 on the forward itinerary join a wine tasting at a local winery. On the reverse itinerary the ship docks in Grein where there is a visit to Castle Greinburg, a sparkling wine reception and a folklore show. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vienna

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna taking in the Opera House and Town Hall or 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. Please note: Cruises in Oct/Nov will not visit Bratislava. (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
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (2018 only)
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Munich Extension Extend your 7-night cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Munich. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2017: 24 Jul; 21 Aug; 8, 13, 15, 20 Nov
  • 2018: 23, 30* Mar; 20* Jul; 3* Aug; 26* Oct; 2, 4, 9, 11 Nov
  • *Reverse itinerary only

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
Nov 20£1928£2228
Nov 22£1428£1728
Dec 25£1995£2295

Budapest to Vilshofen

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
AMA Concerto Class
Dec 13£1995£2295
Dec 18£1495£1795
Dec 20£1995£2295
Dec 25, 27£1495£1795

2018 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
Mar 23, 24£1728£1728
Mar 30£1295£1595
Apr 06£1753£2053
Apr 13£1995£1995
Apr 20£2061£2061
Apr 27£2195£2195
May 04£2261£2261
May 11, 18, 25, 27; Jun 01, 08, 10, 15, 22, 24, 29£2328£2328
Jul 06, 08, 13£2261£2261
Jul 20£2261£2561
Jul 22, 27£2086£2386
Aug 03£2261£2561
Aug 05£1536£1836
Aug 10£2261£2261
Aug 17, 19£2328£2328
Aug 24£2395£2395
Aug 31; Sep 02, 07, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30; Oct 05£2461£2461
Oct 12, 14£2328£2328
Oct 19£2261£2261
Oct 26, 28£2128£2128
Nov 02£2061£2061
Nov 09£1995£1995
Nov 11£1928£1928
Dec 23£1695£1995

Budapest to Vilshofen

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
AMA Concerto Class
Mar 23£1728£1728
Mar 30£1295£1595
Apr 13£1995£1995
Apr 20£2128£2128
Apr 27£2195£2195
May 04£2261£2261
May 11, 18, 20, 25; Jun 01, 03, 08, 15, 17, 22, 29£2328£2328
Jul 01, 06, 13£2261£2261
Jul 15, 20, 29; Aug 03£2261£2561
Aug 10, 12£2261£2261
Aug 17£2328£2328
Aug 24, 26£2395£2395
Aug 31; Sep 07, 09, 14, 21, 23, 28; Oct 05£2461£2461
Oct 07£2395£2395
Oct 12£2328£2328
Oct 19£2261£2261
Oct 21£2195£2195
Oct 26£2128£2128
Nov 02, 04£2061£2061
Dec 16£1995£1995
Dec 28£1495£1795

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 - £399pp
  • French Balcony Cat CA/C - £599pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat BB/BA - £933pp/1066pp
  • Twin Balcony Cat AB/AA/AA+ - £1199/1333/1733pp
  • Suite - £2133pp
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