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The Beautiful Blue Danube

Experience Central Europe's scenic wonders and historic cities on this River Danube cruise from Passau to Budapest, calling at Durnstein, Vienna and Esztergom

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5 nights from £743pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Passau
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Durnstein

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Reveal the secrets of cities rich in culture and history on this cruise along the Danube river from Passau to Budapest.

Perhaps choose to explore magnificent Melk Abbey before your ship cruises through the idyllic landscapes of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its wooded hillsides, vineyards and monasteries. Discover the legend of Richard the Lionheart in Dürnstein then explore imperial Vienna and the Schonbrunn Palace. Enjoy free time in Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary, before arriving in Budapest. Here, optional excursions include a guided bike ride of the city, a visit to the Gellert Baths and Spa and an evening of traditional dancing.

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PAC: The Beautiful Blue Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau (Germany)

Embark your ship at 4pm in Passau and settle into your cabin. Presentation of the crew during a welcome cocktail, and dinner on board this evening.

Day 2 - Passau - Vienna (Austria)

This morning there is an optional excursion to Melk Abbey. Continue cruising to Durnstein where there is free time to explore this picturesque village and its Baroque-style church. Cruise on to Vienna this afternoon where there is an optional tour of the city by night.

Day 3 - Vienna

Today there is an optional excursion to explore Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace. There is free time this afternoon to explore the city at leisure or enjoy an optional horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna. Cruise towards Budapest, passing Bratislava on the way. Gala dinner on board tonight.

Day 4 - Esztergom (Hungary) - Budapest

Explore Esztergom at leisure then cruise towards Budapest this afternoon. Enjoy free time to sightsee in Budapest then there is an optional tour of the city by night.

Day 5 - Budapest

Spend the day exploring Budapest at leisure or choose to join the guided tour of the city or the bike ride around Budapest. This afternoon there is an optional excursion to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. After dinner there is free time to explore the city or join the optional excursion to enjoy an evening of traditional dancing in the city.

Day 6 - Budapest

Breakfast on board then disembark at 9am.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • Five nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Cruise itinerary as described
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 12th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £986
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      Cruise Only from: £986 Cruise Only from: £1009 Cruise Only from: £1027 Cruise Only from: £1143 Cruise Only from: £1161
    • Aug 14th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Douce France From: £1216
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      Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1244 Cruise Only from: £1265 Cruise Only from: £1397 Cruise Only from: £1419
    • Aug 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Douce France From: £1216
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      Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1244 Cruise Only from: £1265
    • Aug 22nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £986
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    • Aug 24th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Douce France From: £1216
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      Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1244 Cruise Only from: £1265 Cruise Only from: £1419
    • Aug 27th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £749
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      Cruise Only from: £749 Cruise Only from: £772 Cruise Only from: £790 Cruise Only from: £907 Cruise Only from: £925
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £801
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      Cruise Only from: £801 Cruise Only from: £823 Cruise Only from: £841 Cruise Only from: £958 Cruise Only from: £976
    • Sep 11th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1002
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    • Sep 16th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £801
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      Cruise Only from: £801 Cruise Only from: £823 Cruise Only from: £841 Cruise Only from: £976
    • Sep 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1002
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      Cruise Only from: £1002 Cruise Only from: £1024 Cruise Only from: £1042
    • Sep 26th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £801
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      Cruise Only from: £801 Cruise Only from: £841 Cruise Only from: £958 Cruise Only from: £976

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 10th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • May 15th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • May 20th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • May 20th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Douce France From: £1280
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      Cruise Only from: £1280 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1457 Cruise Only from: £1529
    • May 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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    • May 30th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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  • June
    • Jun 4th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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    • Jun 9th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • Jun 14th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • Jun 17th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1412
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    • Jun 19th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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    • Jun 24th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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    • Jun 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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  • July
    • Jul 4th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £983
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    • Jul 9th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £983
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    • Jul 14th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £983
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      Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1002 Cruise Only from: £1024 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1159
    • Jul 19th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £983
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      Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1002 Cruise Only from: £1024 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1159
    • Jul 24th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £983
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    • Jul 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £983
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  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £983
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      Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1002 Cruise Only from: £1024 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1159
    • Aug 13th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £983
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      Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1002 Cruise Only from: £1024 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1159
    • Aug 18th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £983
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      Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1002 Cruise Only from: £1024 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1159
    • Aug 23rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £983
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    • Aug 28th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £983
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      Cruise Only from: £983 Cruise Only from: £1002 Cruise Only from: £1024 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1159
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • Sep 7th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • Sep 12th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • Sep 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Beethoven From: £1367
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    • Sep 17th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1221
    • Sep 22nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £1038
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      Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1087 Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1221

Price Information

  • Single Supplement Standard Ships - £447
  • Single Supplement Premium Ships - £503
  • Please note prices are updated regularly from a third party price feed and may fluctuate from those shown. Please contact us for latest prices
  • Prices shown usually include all available discounts
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