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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 £847pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Passau
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Durnstein

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Book with Peace of Mind! More than 30 days before departure: Postpone your booking to another 2021 or 2022 date. Within 30 days of departure: postpone your reservation to a later date if you are affected by Covid 19 (on presentation of a positive test). If the cruise is cancelled by CroisiEurope, you will be able to change your date, request a voucher or request a refund. Applies to new bookings for 2021, booked between 1 March and 30 April 2021.

Save 15% on 2022 departures! Book by 30 Jun 2021

The Beautiful Blue Danube Special Offer

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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 13th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989
    • May 18th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989
    • May 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989
  • July
    • Jul 15th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: LEurope From: £932
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1049 Blue Water Price from: £1062
    • Jul 20th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: LEurope From: £932
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1049 Blue Water Price from: £1062
    • Jul 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1287
      Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1287 Blue Water Price from: £1310
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1157
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1157 Blue Water Price from: £1287 Blue Water Price from: £1310
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989 Blue Water Price from: £1120
    • Sep 14th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989 Blue Water Price from: £1120
    • Sep 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989 Blue Water Price from: £1120
    • Sep 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Symphonie II From: £1214
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1214 Blue Water Price from: £1367
    • Sep 24th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989 Blue Water Price from: £1120
    • Sep 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie II From: £1214
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1214 Blue Water Price from: £1367
    • Sep 29th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £989
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £989 Blue Water Price from: £1120
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Symphonie II From: £1214
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1214 Blue Water Price from: £1367
    • Oct 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie II From: £1214
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £1214 Blue Water Price from: £1367

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 9th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • May 14th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • May 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • May 24th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • May 26th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Douce France From: £1105
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      Blue Water Price from: £1105 Blue Water Price from: £1126 Blue Water Price from: £1150
    • May 29th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • May 31st - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Douce France From: £1105
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      Blue Water Price from: £1105 Blue Water Price from: £1126 Blue Water Price from: £1150 Blue Water Price from: £1263 Blue Water Price from: £1287
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Jun 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Jun 13th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Jun 18th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Jun 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Jun 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
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      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
  • July
    • Jul 3rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Jul 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Jul 13th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Jul 18th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £847
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Jul 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Jul 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Aug 7th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Aug 12th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £847
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      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Aug 17th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £847
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Aug 22nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £847
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
    • Aug 24th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Douce France From: £1054
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      Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1077 Blue Water Price from: £1097 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1235
    • Aug 27th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £847
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £847 Blue Water Price from: £867 Blue Water Price from: £884 Blue Water Price from: £988 Blue Water Price from: £1004
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Sep 6th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Sep 11th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Sep 16th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Sep 21st - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £896
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
    • Sep 26th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £896
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Blue Water Price from: £896 Blue Water Price from: £916 Blue Water Price from: £932 Blue Water Price from: £1037 Blue Water Price from: £1053
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