Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Beautiful Blue Danube from Passau

Explore the heart of Germany, Austria and Hungary on this Danube River cruise, showcasing architectural masterpieces and cultural treasures

Cruise Only
10 nights from £1575pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Passau
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Budapest

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Book by 31 December 2021 and save 5% on 2022 departures!

Flight-inclusive package from just £1975pp!

Beautiful Blue Danube from Passau Special Offer

Discover rich history and culture as you cruise the legendary River Danube on this roundtrip voyage from Passau.

From Passau, cruise to Melk where there is the opportunity to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, before continuing to pretty Durnstein. Spend time at leisure exploring this picturesque village, overlooked by a stunning Baroque-style church.

Enjoy an overnight stop in musical Vienna and perhaps take the optional tour of elegant Schonbrunn Palace. The ship then sets sail for the Hungarian capital of Budapest which straddles the Danube. Spend three days seeing the sights of this incredible city, before arriving in Bratislava, Slovakia's lively capital.

Return to Vienna and Melk for further exploration, before heading back to Passau.

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PUC_PP - Beautiful Blue Danube from Passau Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau (Germany)

Board your ship at 4pm, and set sail at 5pm. After comfortably settling into your cabin, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail.

Day 2 - Passau - Melk (Austria) - Vienna

Join an optional excursion to Melk Abbey. Return to the ship and cruise on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time exploring this picturesque village, and its Baroque-style church - the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lionheart. Return on board in the afternoon before cruising on to Vienna. Join an optional excursion - the illuminated sights of Vienna by night.

Day 3 - Vienna - Esztergom (Hungary)

Join the optional excursion - Vienna and the Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion - Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. Return to the ship and cruise to Budapest, passing Bratislava on the way.

Day 4 - Esztergom - Budapest

Enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. Spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest. The Hungarian capital lies along the banks of the Danube and is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time sightseeing the city before returning to the ship. After dinner, join an optional excursion of Budapest by night.

Day 5 - Budapest

Enjoy a day on your own or join us the optional excursions - guided tour of the city, or Budapest by bike. In the afternoon, free time or take part in an optional excursion to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. After dinner, enjoy another free evening on your own or join an evening of traditional dancing in the city.

Day 6 - Budapest

Enjoy this day as you please (lunch not included) or join an optional excursion to the Puszta. Return to the ship early evening.

Day 7 - Budapest

Enjoy this morning at leisure in Budapest or join an optional excursion - a tour to Gödöllö Royal Palace. Return on board and cruise towards Bratislava. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 8 - Bratislava (Slovakia) - Vienna (Austria)

Arrive in Bratislava in the early morning and join the optional guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. Alternatively, join the optional hike in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, take in the splendid view of Bratislava. The ship will cruise to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening.

Day 9 - Vienna

Enjoy some free time this morning for individual sightseeing around Vienna, the imperial city, or join an optional visit of Vienna and the Capuchin Crypt. We'll return to the ship. Enjoy a free afternoon, or join an optional excursion to Hofburg to visit the former palace of the Habsburgs and admire the crown jewels and splendid imperial apartments. After dinner, join an optional excursion - concert of Viennese music (optional and subject to availability.) The ship cruises on after midnight.

Day 10 - Melk - Passau (Germany)

This morning will be spent cruising along the most beautiful stretch of the Wachau region. Then enjoy some free time in Melk. In the afternoon, join an optional excursion to Arstetten Castle, last residence of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife. Return to the ship before cruising off towards Passau. Tonight's the gala dinner and evening.

Day 11 - Passau

Disembark your ship after breakfast.

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

Price Includes

  • 10 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Fly-cruise package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 18th - Passau and back - Sailing on: France From: £1665
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1665 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1805 Cruise Only from: £2052
  • July
    • Jul 8th - Passau and back - Sailing on: France From: £1629
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1629 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1877 Cruise Only from: £1961
    • Jul 28th - Passau and back - Sailing on: France From: £1575
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1575 Cruise Only from: £1629 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1877 Cruise Only from: £1961
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Passau and back - Sailing on: France From: £1665
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1665 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1805 Cruise Only from: £1961 Cruise Only from: £2052

Price Information

  • Single Supplement - £702
Map for Beautiful Blue Danube from Passau