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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

River Cruise Holiday

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Flight-inclusive package from just £1347pp!

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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


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.

Please contact us for the latest dates and prices

Call us now on 01756 706500

Map for The Beautiful Blue Danube