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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

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7 nights from £1313pp

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

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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.

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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. There is the option to join a walking tour of Dürnstein, or to visit a local vineyard and sample some of the region’s famous Gruner Veltliner wines. The ship arrives in Vienna this evening.

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, where you will be welcomed with traditional schnapps and salty snacks. Afterwards, you can admire the fantastic relationship between Hungarian horsemen and their horses during 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
  • 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 - £50pp
  • "Sound of Vienna" - £50pp
  • City tour of Vienna - £31pp
  • Visit to Schonbrunn Palace - £43pp
  • City tour of Budapest - £30pp
  • Excursion to the Puszta - £55pp
  • Esztergom and Szentendre - £38pp
  • City tour of Bratislava - £30pp
  • City walk of Linz - £18pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £160pp
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • June
    • Jun 11th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1897
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  • July
    • Jul 20th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1810
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    • Jul 27th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1810
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  • August
    • Aug 29th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1897
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  • September
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    • Sep 12th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1897
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  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1897
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2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 6th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1313
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  • May
    • May 12th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1542
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      Blue Water Price from: £1542 Blue Water Price from: £1771 Blue Water Price from: £2045 Blue Water Price from: £2207 Blue Water Price from: £2414 Blue Water Price from: £2828
    • May 27th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1616
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  • June
    • Jun 1st - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1468
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    • Jun 23rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1468
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      Blue Water Price from: £1468 Blue Water Price from: £1690 Blue Water Price from: £1986 Blue Water Price from: £2097 Blue Water Price from: £2355 Blue Water Price from: £2688
  • July
    • Jul 24th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver III From: £1542
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      Blue Water Price from: £1542 Blue Water Price from: £1771 Blue Water Price from: £2045 Blue Water Price from: £2207 Blue Water Price from: £2414 Blue Water Price from: £2828
  • August
    • Aug 29th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969
  • September
    • Sep 5th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Cara From: £1616
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  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1616
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      Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £2533 Blue Water Price from: £2969

Price Information

  • Single supplements are available on request
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  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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