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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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 £1699pp

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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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Prices shown include discounts. Book by 30 Nov 2020

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 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, 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 - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Weltenburg Monastery - 2020: £50pp 2021: £53pp
  • Passau City Tour* - 2020: £15pp 2021: £16pp
  • Full-day excursion to Salzburg* - 2020: £81pp 2021: £84pp
  • Linz Walking Tour* - 2020: £17pp 2021: £18pp
  • Melk Abbey and Wine Tasting - 2020: £49pp 2021: £51pp
  • "Sound of Vienna" Concert - 2020: £49pp 2021: £50pp
  • Vienna city tour - 2020: £30pp 2021: £31pp
  • Schonbrunn Palace - 2020: £40pp 2021: £43pp
  • Bratislava City Tour - 2020: £29pp 2021: £30pp
  • Imperial Schlosshof Palace - 2020: £44pp 2021: £46pp
  • Esztergom and Szentendre - 2020: £35pp 2021: £38pp
  • Budapest City Tour - 2020: £29pp 2021: £30pp
  • Walking tour of Durnstein with wine tasting (only available on reverse itinerary) - 2020: £21pp 2021: £22pp
  • *Excursions only available as alternatives
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £128pp
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 15th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1859
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      Blue Water Price from: £1859 Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2719 Blue Water Price from: £3079
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1939
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      Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2469 Blue Water Price from: £2629 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3259
    • Sep 27th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £2099
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      Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3089 Blue Water Price from: £3519
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £2099
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      Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3089 Blue Water Price from: £3519
    • Oct 8th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £2019
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      Blue Water Price from: £2019 Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2729 Blue Water Price from: £2959 Blue Water Price from: £3369
    • Oct 18th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1969
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      Blue Water Price from: £1969 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2489 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3279
    • Oct 20th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1969
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1969 Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2489 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3279
    • Oct 27th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1829
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1829 Blue Water Price from: £2049 Blue Water Price from: £2289 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £3009

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 25th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1769
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      Blue Water Price from: £1769 Blue Water Price from: £1979 Blue Water Price from: £2219 Blue Water Price from: £2369 Blue Water Price from: £2559 Blue Water Price from: £2929
  • May
    • May 2nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1839
      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: £1839 Blue Water Price from: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2469 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £3059
    • May 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1909
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
  • June
    • Jun 1st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
    • Jun 11th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
    • Jun 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
    • Jul 6th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
  • August
    • Aug 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
    • Aug 25th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £3019 Blue Water Price from: £3669 Blue Water Price from: £4219 Blue Water Price from: £3189
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
    • Sep 15th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1909
      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: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2569 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3189
  • October
    • Oct 9th - Passau to Budapest - 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
      Blue Water Price from: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2129 Blue Water Price from: £2269 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2799
    • Oct 20th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1799
      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
      Brochure Price from: £1799 Brochure Price from: £2009 Brochure Price from: £2819 Brochure Price from: £3419 Brochure Price from: £3939
      Blue Water Price from: £1799 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3939
    • Oct 21st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1799
      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: £1799 Blue Water Price from: £2009 Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2409 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2979
    • Oct 28th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1709
      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: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £1909 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2279 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2809

Price Information

  • Single cabins are available
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