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Danube Rhapsody

Explore the imperial capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this unique roundtrip from Passau along the River Danube with a choice superb value optional excursions

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1348pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1649pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna
  • Vienna
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Heroes Square, Budapest
  • Bratislava Castle

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Special flight-inclusive package prices - save up to £450pp! Applies to selected cabin categories on 28 Apr departure. Subject to availability

No single supplement - solo traveller flight-inclusive package from £1339! Applies to selected cabin categories on 14 Apr departure. Subject to availability

Danube Rhapsody Special Offer

This unique roundtrip from Passau takes you along the majestic Danube to some of Europe's most cultural and historic capitals.

Take the opportunity to visit Melk's impressive Benedictine abbey, before cruising through the breathtaking Wachau Valley to musical Vienna. An overnight stay allows ample opportunity to admire the city's impressive architecture, including the Hofburg Palace and Parliament Building.

See the sights of the Hungarian capital, Budapest on an optional tour and take the opportunity to visit the Puszta for a unique insight into Hungary's culture, before heading to Bratislava, rich in history, and the beautiful city of Linz.

Enjoy the views of the spectacular riverside scenery and romantic vineyards along the Danube from your elegant ship which moors right in the centre of the historical cities. Optional excursions give you the chance to tour the impressive imperial buildings or enjoy a different perspective of the local cultures.

The 14 Jul departure is a special Music and Fireworks on the Danube cruise so has a slightly modified itinerary and excursion packages. You will have a front row seat for a spectacular firework display accompanied by music. Please contact us for further details.

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Danube Rhapsody Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau (Germany)

Embark your ship in Passau. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with fellow guests followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - Melk/Emmersdorf (Austria) - Vienna

Early morning, the ship docks in Emmersdorf located in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Spend the morning exploring this traditional town or head to nearby Melk with its spectacular Benedictine Abbey. Rejoin the ship and cruise to Vienna, just in time for an optional performance of the "Sound of Vienna" (this may be on Day 3 on some departures).

Day 3 - Vienna

Drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings on an optional excursion, admire the spectacular Vienna State Opera House, visit the Museums Quarter with works by famous artists or head to St Stephen's cathedral. This afternoon, perhaps take the opportunity to visit Schonbrunn Palace with its beautifully landscaped gardens.

Day 4 - Budapest (Hungary)

Late morning arrival in Budapest, a beautiful city which straddles the River Danube. UNESCO-listed sites include Andrassy Avenue, Heroes Square and the Buda Castle Quarter. Admire the impressive Hungarian Parliament which dominates the waterfront or wander along the traditional streets. Perhaps join the optional guided tour of the city this afternoon. This evening, there is a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board, followed by a cruise through illuminated Budapest.

Day 5 - Budapest - Esztergom

For a cultural experience join the Hungarian Puszta excursion this morning. Travel to the Kiskunsag National Park where you will be welcomed at a farm with traditional schnapps and salt cakes. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the expanse of the steppe before enjoying a lively horse show. After lunch, there is an optional excursion to Szentendre, a picturesque artist's village, and Esztergom, the seat of the Hungarian Catholic church. In the meantime, the ship has cruised along the Danube to Esztergom. Re-board and cruise to Bratislava.

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bratislava is the cultural and economic centre of Slovakia, home to the parliament as well as many museums and galleries which show the country's rich history. Perhaps take a stroll from Michael's Gate through the city, past the Primatial Palace and the stunning St Martin's Cathedral. This afternoon, the ship sets sail for Linz. Captain's Gala Dinner this evening.

Day 7 - Linz (Austria)

After lunch, the ship arrives in Linz. Admire the Mozarthaus and the beautiful Renaissance villas on the optional walking tour or perhaps taste some of the famous Linzer Torte before returning to the ship.

Day 8 - Passau (Germany)

Disembark after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Please note 14 July departure on Amadeus Queen is a special 'Music and Fireworks' theme - therefore has a slight change to the itinerary and excursions, 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:
  • Melk Abbey including wine tasting - £47pp
  • "Sound of Vienna" - £47pp
  • City tour of Vienna - £29pp
  • Visit to Schonbrunn Palace - £38pp
  • City tour of Budapest - £28pp
  • Excursion to the Puszta - £50pp
  • Esztergom and Szentendre - £34pp
  • City tour of Bratislava - £28pp
  • City walk of Linz - £16pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £155pp

Special Features

  • 14 July departure on Amadeus Queen is a special 'Music and Fireworks on the Danube theme' There will be a slight change in itinerary and excursions offered. Please contact us for details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 28th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Elegant From: £1397
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      Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1603 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £1998 Cruise Only from: £2187 Cruise Only from: £2549
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1899 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2149 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1969 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2489 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2399
  • May
    • May 30th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1685
      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: £1685 Cruise Only from: £1932 Cruise Only from: £2228 Cruise Only from: £2409 Cruise Only from: £2648 Cruise Only from: £3068
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1989 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2239 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2529 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2949 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3369
  • June
    • Jun 8th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1529
      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: £1529 Cruise Only from: £1768 Cruise Only from: £2039 Cruise Only from: £2204 Cruise Only from: £2409 Cruise Only from: £2813
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3119
    • Jun 15th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1529
      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: £1529 Cruise Only from: £1768 Cruise Only from: £2039 Cruise Only from: £2204 Cruise Only from: £2409 Cruise Only from: £2813
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3119
    • Jun 22nd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1529
      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: £1529 Cruise Only from: £1768 Cruise Only from: £2039 Cruise Only from: £2204 Cruise Only from: £2409 Cruise Only from: £2813
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3119
  • July
    • Jul 23rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1595
      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: £1595 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2121 Cruise Only from: £2286 Cruise Only from: £2525 Cruise Only from: £2920
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1949 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2479 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2639 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2879 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3269
  • August
    • Aug 23rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Elegant From: £1529
      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: £1529 Cruise Only from: £1768 Cruise Only from: £2039 Cruise Only from: £2204 Cruise Only from: £2409 Cruise Only from: £2813
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1879 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2119 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2389 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2559 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2759 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3169
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1529
      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: £1529 Cruise Only from: £1768 Cruise Only from: £2039 Cruise Only from: £2204 Cruise Only from: £2409 Cruise Only from: £2813
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3119
  • October
    • Oct 27th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1348
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      Cruise Only from: £1348 Cruise Only from: £1529 Cruise Only from: £1768 Cruise Only from: £1907 Cruise Only from: £2105 Cruise Only from: £2409
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1649 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2399 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699

Price Information

  • Single supplements are available on request
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