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Classical Danube

A fascinating cruise along the legendary Danube visiting cultural gems and historic treasures in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany with a choice of optional shore excursions

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7 nights from £1439pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Passau, Germany
  • Linz, Austria
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

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Experience grand old capitals and picturesque towns on this Danube river cruise from charming Passau to historic Budapest.

Explore Regensburg, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, before heading back to Passau, where there is an optional excursion to the romantic city of Salzburg and stunning scenery of the Salzkammergut.

Your luxurious ship docks in the heart of the Wachau's UNESCO-protected landscape. Take the opportunity to visit Melk's Benedictine Abbey with its world-famous library, before cruising to the musical city of Vienna. See the sights, including St Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace, on an optional tour and perhaps enjoy an evening concert.

Discover Slovakia's fascinating capital, Bratislava, where there is an optional tour to the Imperial Schlosshof Palace, once the country estate of the Empress Maria Theresia. This superb holiday concludes in the diverse city of Budapest, home to the Fisherman's Bastion and the iconic Chain Bridge.

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Classical Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau (Germany) - UK

Fly from the UK and embark your ship in the afternoon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and welcome dinner on board.

Day 2 - Regensburg

After breakfast, arrive in the medieval town of Regensburg where there is an optional guided tour. Highlights include the Town Hall, St Peter's cathedral and the Stone Bridge. Later, we return to the ship for lunch. This afternoon, there is an optional excursion to Weltenberg Abbey, one of the oldest monasteries in Bavaria. Sample the world-famous dark beer. There is a typical Bavarian evening on board tonight. The ship heads back to Passau.

Day 3 - Passau - Linz (Austria)

Arrive back in Passau at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Join the optional walking tour of Passau before returning to the ship in Linz where there is an optional city walk to explore its beautiful main street and square. Perhaps try one of the famous Linzer Tortes before returning to the ship. There is also the option to take the full day excursion to Salzburg including the Salzkammergut area and lunch.

Day 4 - Melk/Emmersdorf - Vienna

This morning, the ship docks at Melk/Emmersdorf in the heart of Wachau's UNESCO-protected landscape. Take the optional excursion to Melk Abbey, Austria's largest baroque monastery, or go on a walking tour of Durnstein. In 2022 there is the opportunity to visit to a local vineyard and sample some of the region’s famous Gruner Veltliner wines. Spend the afternoon cruising to Vienna.

Day 5 - Vienna

After breakfast, there is an optional city tour taking in the Ringstrasse and the historic centre, home to St Stephen's Cathedral. This afternoon, perhaps take the optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace, the summer palace of the Habsburg empire with its beautiful gardens. Perhaps join the "Sound of Vienna" concert excursion before the ship sets sail late evening for Bratislava.

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Arrive in Bratislava during breakfast. This morning, perhaps join the optional city tour which takes in the summer residence of the archbishop, the restored old town and the magnificent Primatial Palace. After lunch on board, perhaps take the optional excursion to the Imperial Schlosshof Palace, once the country estate of Empress Maria Theresia. Captain's Gala Dinner on board tonight.

Day 7 - Esztergom (Hungary) - Budapest

This morning, admire the Basilica in the Archdiocese of Esztergom, Hungary's largest church. Take the optional excursion to Szentendre with its numerous galleries and museums. At lunchtime, a coach takes you to Budapest to rejoin the ship. There is an optional city tour of Budapest with highlights including the Fisherman's Bastion, and St Maathew's Church. Back on board, there is a Hungarian folklore show this evening followed by an evening cruise through the illuminated city.

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

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

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Please note, the reverse itinerary also visits Durnstein where there is an optional city tour and wine tasting - please contact us for details.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 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:
  • Regensburg Walking Tour - £16pp
  • Weltenburg Monastery - £53pp
  • Passau City Tour* - £16pp
  • Full-day excursion to Salzburg* - £84pp
  • Linz Walking Tour* - £18pp
  • Melk Abbey and Wine Tasting - £51pp
  • "Sound of Vienna" Concert - £50pp
  • Vienna city tour - £31pp
  • Schonbrunn Palace - £43pp
  • Bratislava City Tour - £30pp
  • Imperial Schlosshof Palace - £46pp
  • Esztergom and Szentendre - £38pp
  • Budapest City Tour - £30pp
  • Walking tour of Durnstein with wine tasting (only available on reverse itinerary) - £22pp
  • *Excursions only available as alternatives
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £128pp
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 30th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1897
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  • June
    • Jun 10th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1897
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    • Jun 14th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1723
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    • Jun 18th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1897
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  • July
    • Jul 1st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1897
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    • Jul 2nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1897
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    • Jul 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1897
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    • Jul 11th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1723
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    • Jul 30th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1810
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  • August
    • Aug 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1897
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      Blue Water Price from: £1897 Blue Water Price from: £2184 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2723 Blue Water Price from: £2975 Blue Water Price from: £3488
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1897
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      Blue Water Price from: £1897 Blue Water Price from: £2184 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2723 Blue Water Price from: £2975 Blue Water Price from: £3488
    • Sep 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1897
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      Blue Water Price from: £1897 Blue Water Price from: £2184 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2723 Blue Water Price from: £2975 Blue Water Price from: £3488
    • Sep 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1897
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      Blue Water Price from: £1897 Blue Water Price from: £2184 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2723 Blue Water Price from: £2975 Blue Water Price from: £3488
    • Sep 26th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1723
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      Blue Water Price from: £1723 Blue Water Price from: £1984 Blue Water Price from: £2280 Blue Water Price from: £2462 Blue Water Price from: £2697 Blue Water Price from: £3158
    • Sep 30th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1897
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      Blue Water Price from: £1897 Blue Water Price from: £2184 Blue Water Price from: £2506 Blue Water Price from: £2723 Blue Water Price from: £2975 Blue Water Price from: £3488
  • October
    • Oct 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1767
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  • April
    • Apr 13th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1439
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      Blue Water Price from: £1439 Blue Water Price from: £1690 Blue Water Price from: £1904 Blue Water Price from: £2052 Blue Water Price from: £2244 Blue Water Price from: £2629
    • Apr 20th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1468
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  • May
    • May 20th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
  • June
    • Jun 5th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
    • Jun 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
    • Jun 26th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
    • Jul 10th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1542
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      Blue Water Price from: £1542 Blue Water Price from: £1771 Blue Water Price from: £2045 Blue Water Price from: £2207 Blue Water Price from: £2414 Blue Water Price from: £2828
    • Jul 10th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1542
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      Blue Water Price from: £1542 Blue Water Price from: £1771 Blue Water Price from: £2045 Blue Water Price from: £2207 Blue Water Price from: £2414 Blue Water Price from: £2828
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1542
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      Blue Water Price from: £1542 Blue Water Price from: £1771 Blue Water Price from: £2045 Blue Water Price from: £2207 Blue Water Price from: £2414 Blue Water Price from: £2828
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
    • Sep 24th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
    • Oct 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
    • Oct 17th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1505
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Price Information

  • Single cabins are available
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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