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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 £1901pp

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 - UK - Passau (Germany)

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, where you can sample the world-famous dark beer. Or perhaps explore the beautiful historic Thurn and Taxis Palace, before visiting a traditional brewery. 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. Alternatively, there is the opportunity to visit 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 Schloss Hof Palace, once the country estate of Empress Maria Theresia. Or explore the history of wine in Hungary along the Little Carpathian wine route, before enjoying a wine tasting on the way back. 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 Matthew'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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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 4th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1997
      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
      Blue Water Price from: £1997 Blue Water Price from: £2275 Blue Water Price from: £2623 Blue Water Price from: £2840 Blue Water Price from: £3110 Blue Water Price from: £3640
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Nova From: £1997
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1997 Blue Water Price from: £2275 Blue Water Price from: £2623 Blue Water Price from: £2840 Blue Water Price from: £3110 Blue Water Price from: £3640
    • Jul 7th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Riva From: £1997
      C-4 Cabin C C-1 Cabin C B-4 Cabin B B-1 Cabin B A-1 Cabin A Amadeus Suite Suite with Walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1997 Blue Water Price from: £2275 Blue Water Price from: £2623 Blue Water Price from: £2840 Blue Water Price from: £3110 Blue Water Price from: £3640
  • August
    • Aug 10th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1901
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1901 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2510 Blue Water Price from: £2710 Blue Water Price from: £2962 Blue Water Price from: £3466
    • Aug 21st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Riva From: £1997
      C-4 Cabin C C-1 Cabin C B-4 Cabin B B-1 Cabin B A-1 Cabin A Amadeus Suite Suite with Walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1997 Blue Water Price from: £2275 Blue Water Price from: £2623 Blue Water Price from: £2840 Blue Water Price from: £3110 Blue Water Price from: £3640
  • September
    • Sep 11th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Riva From: £1997
      C-4 Cabin C C-1 Cabin C B-4 Cabin B B-1 Cabin B A-1 Cabin A Amadeus Suite Suite with Walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1997 Blue Water Price from: £2275 Blue Water Price from: £2623 Blue Water Price from: £2840 Blue Water Price from: £3110 Blue Water Price from: £3640
  • October
    • Oct 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Riva From: £1997
      C-4 Cabin C C-1 Cabin C B-4 Cabin B B-1 Cabin B A-1 Cabin A Amadeus Suite Suite with Walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1997 Blue Water Price from: £2275 Blue Water Price from: £2623 Blue Water Price from: £2840 Blue Water Price from: £3110 Blue Water Price from: £3640
    • Oct 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Riva From: £1901
      C-4 Cabin C C-1 Cabin C B-4 Cabin B B-1 Cabin B A-1 Cabin A Amadeus Suite Suite with Walk
      Blue Water Price from: £1901 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2510 Blue Water Price from: £2710 Blue Water Price from: £2962 Blue Water Price from: £3466

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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