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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

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1376pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1676pp

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)

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 a 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, and rejoin the ship in Weissenkirchen. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise to Weissenkirchen where you can sample some of the region's renowned Riesling 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.

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

Disembark your ship after breakfast.

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
  • 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:
  • Regensburg Walking Tour - £14pp
  • Weltenburg Monastery - £49pp
  • Passau City Tour* - £14pp
  • Full-day excursion to Salzburg* - £79pp
  • Linz Walking Tour* - £16pp
  • Melk Abbey and Wine Tasting - £47pp
  • "Sound of Vienna" Concert (Cat B) - £47pp
  • Vienna city tour - £29pp
  • Schonbrunn Palace - £38pp
  • Bratislava City Tour - £28pp
  • Imperial Schlosshof Palace - £43pp
  • Esztergom and Szentendre - £34pp
  • Budapest City Tour - £28pp
  • Walking tour of Durnstein with wine tasting (only available on reverse itinerary) - £20pp
  • *Excursions only available as alternatives
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £124pp
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 10th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1376
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      Cruise Only from: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1834 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
    • May 16th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1515
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1737 Cruise Only from: £2005 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2383 Cruise Only from: £2761
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2037 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2305 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2683 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3061
    • May 17th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1515
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Cruise Only from: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1737 Cruise Only from: £2005 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2383 Cruise Only from: £2761
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2037 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2305 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2683 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3061
  • June
    • Jun 20th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1515
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1737 Cruise Only from: £2005 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2383 Cruise Only from: £2761
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2037 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2305 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2683 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3061
    • Jun 29th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1376
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1834 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
  • July
    • Jul 30th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1435
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1435 Cruise Only from: £1665 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2628
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1735 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1965 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2208 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2928
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1435
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1435 Cruise Only from: £1665 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2628
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1735 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1965 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2208 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2928
    • Aug 30th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1376
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1834 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1515
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1737 Cruise Only from: £2005 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2383 Cruise Only from: £2761
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2037 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2305 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2683 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3061

Price Information

  • Single cabins are available
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