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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 £1406pp

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
  • 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 - £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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1811
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  • June
    • Jun 1st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1811
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      Blue Water Price from: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
    • Jun 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1811
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      Blue Water Price from: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
    • Jun 11th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1909
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      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
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      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: £1811
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      Blue Water Price from: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
    • Jul 6th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1811
      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: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
  • August
    • Aug 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1811
      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: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
    • Aug 25th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1811
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      Blue Water Price from: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1811
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      Blue Water Price from: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
    • Sep 15th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1811
      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: £1811 Blue Water Price from: £2072 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2585 Blue Water Price from: £2828 Blue Water Price from: £3316
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1709
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      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 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1568
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      Blue Water Price from: £1568 Blue Water Price from: £1795 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2232 Blue Water Price from: £2442 Blue Water Price from: £2853
    • Oct 20th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1677
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      Blue Water Price from: £1677 Blue Water Price from: £1921 Blue Water Price from: £2215 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2618 Blue Water Price from: £3064
    • Oct 21st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1677
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      Blue Water Price from: £1677 Blue Water Price from: £1921 Blue Water Price from: £2215 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £2618 Blue Water Price from: £3064

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 4th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1406
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      Blue Water Price from: £1406 Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £2004 Blue Water Price from: £2004 Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2566
    • Apr 11th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1435
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      Blue Water Price from: £1435 Blue Water Price from: £1650 Blue Water Price from: £1901 Blue Water Price from: £2049 Blue Water Price from: £2241 Blue Water Price from: £2625
  • May
    • May 10th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1539
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      Blue Water Price from: £1539 Blue Water Price from: £1760 Blue Water Price from: £2042 Blue Water Price from: £2204 Blue Water Price from: £2411 Blue Water Price from: £2825
    • May 30th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1612
      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: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
  • June
    • Jun 10th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1612
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Jun 14th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1465
      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: £1465 Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2093 Blue Water Price from: £2292 Blue Water Price from: £2684
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1612
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Jul 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1612
      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: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Jul 11th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1612
      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: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Jul 30th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1539
      Cat C-4 Cat C-1 Cat B-4 Cat B-1 Cat A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1539 Blue Water Price from: £1760 Blue Water Price from: £2042 Blue Water Price from: £2204 Blue Water Price from: £2411 Blue Water Price from: £2825
  • August
    • Aug 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1539
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1539 Blue Water Price from: £1760 Blue Water Price from: £2042 Blue Water Price from: £2204 Blue Water Price from: £2411 Blue Water Price from: £2825
    • Aug 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1612
      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: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1612
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Sep 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1612
      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: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Sep 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1612
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Sep 26th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1465
      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: £1465 Blue Water Price from: £1686 Blue Water Price from: £1938 Blue Water Price from: £2093 Blue Water Price from: £2292 Blue Water Price from: £2684
    • Sep 30th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1612
      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: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1612
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Oct 7th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1612
      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: £1612 Blue Water Price from: £1856 Blue Water Price from: £2130 Blue Water Price from: £2315 Blue Water Price from: £2529 Blue Water Price from: £2965
    • Oct 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1502
      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: £1502 Blue Water Price from: £1770 Blue Water Price from: £1982 Blue Water Price from: £2145 Blue Water Price from: £2344 Blue Water Price from: £2744

Price Information

  • Single cabins are available
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