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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1619pp

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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No single supplement - flight inclusive package from £1699! Applies to selected cabin categories on 20 Jun 2019. Subject to availability

Special flight-inclusive package prices - save up to £620pp! Applies to selected cabin categories on 16, 17 May; 20 Jun and 6 Aug 2019 departures. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability

Save 15% on 2020 departures! Book by 30 Nov 2019. Subject to availability. Prices shown include discount

Classical Danube Special Offer

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 this morning then this afternoon, cruise to Linz in Austria 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, with wine tasting and rejoin the ship in Weissenkirchen. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise to Weissenkirchen. 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
  • 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:
  • Regensburg Walking Tour - £14pp (2019) £15pp (2020)
  • Weltenburg Monastery - £49pp (2019) £50pp (2020)
  • Passau City Tour* - £14pp (2019) £15pp (2020)
  • Full-day excursion to Salzburg* - £79pp (2019) £81pp (2020)
  • Linz Walking Tour* - £16pp (2019) £17pp (2020)
  • Melk Abbey and Wine Tasting - £47pp (2019) £49pp (2020)
  • "Sound of Vienna" Concert (Cat B) - £47pp (2019) £49pp (2020)
  • Vienna city tour - £29pp (2019) £30pp (2020)
  • Schonbrunn Palace - £38pp (2019) £40pp (2020)
  • Bratislava City Tour - £28pp (2019) £29pp (2020)
  • Imperial Schlosshof Palace - £43pp (2019) £44pp (2020)
  • Esztergom and Szentendre - £34pp (2019) £35pp (2020)
  • Budapest City Tour - £28pp (2019) £29pp (2020)
  • Walking tour of Durnstein with wine tasting (only available on reverse itinerary) - £20pp (2019) £21pp (2020)
  • *Excursions only available as alternatives
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £124pp (2019), from £128pp (2020)
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 20th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1969
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1969 Blue Water Price from: £2282 Blue Water Price from: £2578 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2998 Blue Water Price from: £3199
    • Jun 29th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1879
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2118 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2554 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3163
  • July
    • Jul 30th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1945
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1945 Blue Water Price from: £2200 Blue Water Price from: £2471 Blue Water Price from: £2636 Blue Water Price from: £2875 Blue Water Price from: £3270
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1729
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1729 Blue Water Price from: £2200 Blue Water Price from: £2471 Blue Water Price from: £2636 Blue Water Price from: £2875 Blue Water Price from: £3270
    • Aug 30th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1879
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Blue Water Price from: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2118 Blue Water Price from: £2389 Blue Water Price from: £2554 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3163
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £2035
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2035 Blue Water Price from: £2282 Blue Water Price from: £2578 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £2998 Blue Water Price from: £3418

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1699
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1929 Brochure Price from: £2169 Brochure Price from: £2439 Brochure Price from: £2619 Brochure Price from: £2829 Brochure Price from: £3229
      Blue Water Price from: £1699 Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2129 Blue Water Price from: £2279 Blue Water Price from: £2459 Blue Water Price from: £2799
  • May
    • May 20th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1709
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony C-EK Single Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1939 Brochure Price from: £2189 Brochure Price from: £2469 Brochure Price from: £2629 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3259 Brochure Price from: £2189
      Blue Water Price from: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £1919 Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £1919
    • May 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1849
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2109 Brochure Price from: £2349 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3089 Brochure Price from: £3519
      Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3049
  • June
    • Jun 1st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1849
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2109 Brochure Price from: £2349 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3089 Brochure Price from: £3519
      Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3049
    • Jun 15th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1849
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2109 Brochure Price from: £2349 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3089 Brochure Price from: £3519
      Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3049
    • Jun 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1709
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony C-EK Single Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1939 Brochure Price from: £2189 Brochure Price from: £2469 Brochure Price from: £2629 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3259 Brochure Price from: £2189
      Blue Water Price from: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £1919 Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £1919
  • July
    • Jul 15th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1639
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony C-EK Single Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1859 Brochure Price from: £2099 Brochure Price from: £2339 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2719 Brochure Price from: £3079 Brochure Price from: £2099
      Blue Water Price from: £1639 Blue Water Price from: £1839 Blue Water Price from: £2049 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2369 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £1839
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1709
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony C-EK Single Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1939 Brochure Price from: £2189 Brochure Price from: £2469 Brochure Price from: £2629 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3259 Brochure Price from: £2189
      Blue Water Price from: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £1919 Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £1919
    • Sep 27th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1849
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2109 Brochure Price from: £2349 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3089 Brochure Price from: £3519
      Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3049
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1849
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Brochure Price from: £2109 Brochure Price from: £2349 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3089 Brochure Price from: £3519
      Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3049
    • Oct 8th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1779
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Brochure Price from: £2019 Brochure Price from: £2259 Brochure Price from: £2549 Brochure Price from: £2729 Brochure Price from: £2959 Brochure Price from: £3369
      Blue Water Price from: £1779 Blue Water Price from: £1979 Blue Water Price from: £2219 Blue Water Price from: £2379 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2919
    • Oct 18th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1729
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1969 Brochure Price from: £2209 Brochure Price from: £2489 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2889 Brochure Price from: £3279
      Blue Water Price from: £1729 Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2849
    • Oct 20th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1729
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Brochure Price from: £1969 Brochure Price from: £2209 Brochure Price from: £2489 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2889 Brochure Price from: £3279
      Blue Water Price from: £1729 Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2849
    • Oct 27th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1619
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Brochure Price from: £1829 Brochure Price from: £2049 Brochure Price from: £2289 Brochure Price from: £2449 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £3009
      Blue Water Price from: £1619 Blue Water Price from: £1799 Blue Water Price from: £2009 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2619

Price Information

  • Single cabins are available
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