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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 £1213pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1513pp

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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Save 10%! Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 28 Feb 2019

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: £1256
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1256 Cruise Only from: £1442 Cruise Only from: £1797 Cruise Only from: £1968 Cruise Only from: £2294
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1556 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1742 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2097 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2268 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2594
  • May
    • May 30th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1515
      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: £1515 Cruise Only from: £1737 Cruise Only from: £2005 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2383 Cruise Only from: £2761
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1815 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2037 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2305 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2683 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3061
  • June
    • Jun 8th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1376
      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: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1834 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
    • Jun 15th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1376
      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: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1834 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
    • Jun 22nd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1376
      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: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1834 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
  • July
    • Jul 23rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1435
      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: £1435 Cruise Only from: £1665 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2056 Cruise Only from: £2271 Cruise Only from: £2628
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1735 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1965 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2208 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2928
  • August
    • Aug 23rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Elegant From: £1376
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1376
      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: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1834 Cruise Only from: £1982 Cruise Only from: £2168 Cruise Only from: £2530
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830
  • October
    • Oct 27th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1213
      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: £1213 Cruise Only from: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1591 Cruise Only from: £1716 Cruise Only from: £1893 Cruise Only from: £2168
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1513 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1891 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2016 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2193 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2468

Price Information

  • Single supplements are available on request
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