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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1499pp

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 low prices on 27 Oct 2019 departure! Subject to availability. Prices shown include discount

Save 15% PLUS free shore excursion package on 2020 departures! Book by 31 Oct 2019. Subject to availability. Prices shown include discount

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.

L140 Operated by Amadeus River Cruises

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Danube Rhapsody Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Passau (Germany)

Fly from the UK and 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 for an optional excursion to its spectacular Benedictine Abbey with a wine tasting. 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) - UK

Disembark 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 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
  • 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 (2019) £49pp (2020)
  • "Sound of Vienna" - £47pp (2019) £49pp (2020)
  • City tour of Vienna - £29pp (2019) £30pp (2020)
  • Visit to Schonbrunn Palace - £38pp (2019) £40pp (2020)
  • City tour of Budapest - £28pp (2019) £29pp (2020)
  • Excursion to the Puszta - £50pp (2019) £52pp (2020)
  • Esztergom and Szentendre - £34pp (2019) £35pp (2020)
  • City tour of Bratislava - £28pp (2019) £29pp (2020)
  • City walk of Linz - £16pp (2019) £17pp (2020)
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £155pp (2019), from £160pp (2020)
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 27th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1499
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      Brochure Price from: £1699 Brochure Price from: £1829 Brochure Price from: £2068 Brochure Price from: £2459 Brochure Price from: £2405 Brochure Price from: £2769
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 6th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1499
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1779 Brochure Price from: £2079 Brochure Price from: £2339 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2709 Brochure Price from: £3069
      Blue Water Price from: £1499 Blue Water Price from: £1829 Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2179 Blue Water Price from: £2359 Blue Water Price from: £2659
  • June
    • Jun 27th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1879
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2139 Brochure Price from: £2379 Brochure Price from: £2689 Brochure Price from: £2879 Brochure Price from: £3119 Brochure Price from: £3549
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  • July
    • Jul 4th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1879
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2139 Brochure Price from: £2379 Brochure Price from: £2689 Brochure Price from: £2879 Brochure Price from: £3119 Brochure Price from: £3549
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  • August
    • Aug 26th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1879
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2139 Brochure Price from: £2379 Brochure Price from: £2689 Brochure Price from: £2879 Brochure Price from: £3119 Brochure Price from: £3549
      Blue Water Price from: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2089 Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2509 Blue Water Price from: £2719 Blue Water Price from: £3079
  • September
    • Sep 9th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1849
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      Brochure Price from: £2109 Brochure Price from: £2349 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3089 Brochure Price from: £3519
      Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2059 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3049
  • October
    • Oct 28th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1549
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony C-EK Single Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1759 Brochure Price from: £1939 Brochure Price from: £2189 Brochure Price from: £2329 Brochure Price from: £2529 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £1939
      Blue Water Price from: £1549 Blue Water Price from: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £1919 Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2209 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £1709
    • Oct 29th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1619
      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
      Brochure Price from: £1829 Brochure Price from: £2049 Brochure Price from: £2289 Brochure Price from: £2449 Brochure Price from: £2659 Brochure Price from: £3009
      Blue Water Price from: £1619 Blue Water Price from: £1799 Blue Water Price from: £2009 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2309 Blue Water Price from: £2619

Price Information

  • Single supplements are available on request
Map for Danube Rhapsody