Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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

Cruise Only
5 nights from £905pp

Fly-Cruise Package
5 nights from £1220pp

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.

E152 Operated by CroisiEurope

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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
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £959
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £959 Cruise Only from: £1274 Cruise Only from: £1382 Cruise Only from: £1517
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1697 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1832
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Gerard Schmitter From: £1152
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1152 Cruise Only from: £1287 Cruise Only from: £1305 Cruise Only from: £1629 Cruise Only from: £1764 Cruise Only from: £1782
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1467 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1602 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1620 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1944 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2079 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2097
    • Jun 4th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £959
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £959 Cruise Only from: £1274 Cruise Only from: £1382 Cruise Only from: £1517
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1697 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1832
    • Jun 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £959
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £959 Cruise Only from: £1274 Cruise Only from: £1382 Cruise Only from: £1517
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1697 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1832
    • Jun 14th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £959
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £959 Cruise Only from: £1274 Cruise Only from: £1382 Cruise Only from: £1517
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1697 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1832
    • Jun 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £959
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £959 Cruise Only from: £1274 Cruise Only from: £1382 Cruise Only from: £1517
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1697 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1832
    • Jun 22nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1152
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1152 Cruise Only from: £1305 Cruise Only from: £1629 Cruise Only from: £1782
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1467 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1620 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1944 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2097
  • July
    • Jul 12th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1103
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1103 Cruise Only from: £1256 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1733
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1895 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2048
  • August
    • Aug 11th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1103
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1103 Cruise Only from: £1256 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1733
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1895 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2048
    • Aug 12th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: LEurope From: £905
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £905 Cruise Only from: £1076 Cruise Only from: £1220 Cruise Only from: £1328 Cruise Only from: £1499 Cruise Only from: £1463
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1220 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1391 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1535 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1643 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1814 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1778
    • Aug 16th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1103
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1103 Cruise Only from: £1256 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1733
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1418 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1571 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1895 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2048
Map for The Beautiful Blue Danube