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Danube's Finest Moments

This 4-night journey along the breath-takingly beautiful Danube River from Passau to Vienna is a superb taster cruise. Experience culture and history as you visit imperial cities, quaint towns and villages and cruise through the stunning, UNESCO listed, Wachau Valley on board your luxurious AMADEUS river cruise ship.

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4 nights from £586pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cruising the Wachu Valley
  • Regensburg
  • Vienna
  • Durnstein

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This short cruise from Passau to Vienna brings together glorious cities along one of the world‘s most beautiful stretches of rivers on a trip through the heart of Old World Europe. Explore years of history and culture in the Imperial cities of Vienna and Regensburg as well as the UNESCO protected Austrian Wachau Valley — blanketed with rolling hills, flourishing vineyards and picturesque villages. Experience the beauty along the Danube River. Enjoy this quick adventure with memories that will last a lifetime.

If you want to extend your stay before or after your cruise, or add flights and transfers to make this a fully protected package, we can arrange this - simply contact us and we can tailor to your requirements.

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Danube's Finest Moments Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau (Germany)

This afternoon, embark and settle in your cabin. This evening, meet fellow travelers at a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a beautifully prepared Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Regensburg

This morning, your AMADEUS river vessel arrives in one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. On the morning tour, immerse yourself in the historic atmosphere of this unique town, which boasts architecture from many different centuries and a bridge that was built in the 12th century. In the afternoon, choose between a visit to the 600-year-old Weltenburg Abbey, which is situated on the banks of the Danube and houses the oldest monastic brewery in the world, and a trip to the 18th century Thurn and Taxis Palace with a stop at their traditional brewery and beer tasting. This evening, enjoy a special Bavarian theme on board with regional delicacies and live traditional music.

Day 3 - Passau and Linz (Austria)

The vessel returns this morning for a short stop at the three-rivers city of Passau, lying at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. In the morning, explore the city on your own or take a guided walking excursion. At St. Stephen’s Cathedral, see an organ with 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, the second largest in the world. Passau is also the starting point for the full day optional excursion to Salzburg with lunch at a local restaurant. For those remaining on board, relax on the Sun Deck and take in the scenery as the vessel moves toward its late afternoon visit to Linz ̶ the third largest city in Austria. Join the walking tour and stroll on streets squares boasting unique churches, concert venues, and plenty of artists who come to the city to thrive. Time permitting, sample the famous Linzer Torte before returning to the vessel.

Day 4 - Emmersdorf and Vienna

This morning presents an opportunity to visit the beautiful Baroque Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. This Baroque jewel is filled with beautiful frescoes created by pre-eminent artists of the 18thcentury, and a magnificent library with priceless manuscripts. During lunch onboard, the ship continues to Dürnstein, a picturesque wine growers’ village located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau Valley. Explore the village with a local guide or choose an excursion to a local vineyard to sample some of the region’s famous Grüner Veltliner wines. The ship arrives in Vienna later this evening and remains overnight.

Day 5 - Vienna

After breakfast, the AMADEUS crew bids you farewell. * If you wish to spend time exploring Vienna, it is possible to check out of your cabin and leave your luggage on board and collect before the ships departure in the early evening. The optional excursions to the Schonbrunn Palace and the Imperial Discovery tour can be pre-booked. Please note, no meals other than breakfast are provided on this day.

Danube's Finest Moments Itinerary

Price Includes

  • 4-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

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 1st - Passau to Vienna - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £586
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      £586 £673 £759 £820 £899 £1038
    • Jul 2nd - Passau to Vienna - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £586
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      £586 £673 £759 £820 £899 £1038
    • Jul 8th - Passau to Vienna - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £586
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      £586 £673 £759 £820 £899 £1038
    • Jul 11th - Passau to Vienna - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £586
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      £586 £673 £759 £820 £899 £1038

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