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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 £792pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Passau
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Durnstein

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Book by 30 Sep 2020. Prices shown include discounts

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.

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

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 18th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • May 23rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • May 25th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £1032
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1032 Blue Water Price from: £1163 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1316 Blue Water Price from: £1338 Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1636 Blue Water Price from: £1658
    • May 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • May 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1032
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1032 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1338 Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1658
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • Jun 7th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • Jun 8th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1032
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1032 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1338 Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1658
    • Jun 12th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • Jun 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
  • July
    • Jul 4th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 9th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 14th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 15th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: LEurope From: £792
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £909 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1040 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1332 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 19th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 20th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: LEurope From: £792
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £909 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1040 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1332 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 24th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Jul 29th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £983
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £983 Blue Water Price from: £1114 Blue Water Price from: £1136 Blue Water Price from: £1267 Blue Water Price from: £1289 Blue Water Price from: £1456 Blue Water Price from: £1587 Blue Water Price from: £1609
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Aug 3rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Vivaldi From: £983
      Main Deck Middle Deck Upper Deck Middle Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Middle Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £983 Blue Water Price from: £1114 Blue Water Price from: £1136 Blue Water Price from: £1267 Blue Water Price from: £1289 Blue Water Price from: £1456 Blue Water Price from: £1587 Blue Water Price from: £1609
    • Aug 8th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Aug 13th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Aug 18th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Aug 23rd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
    • Aug 28th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £792 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £923 Blue Water Price from: £1054 Blue Water Price from: £1215 Blue Water Price from: £1346
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • Sep 14th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • Sep 19th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • Sep 24th - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
    • Sep 28th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1032
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1032 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1338 Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1658
    • Sep 29th - Passau to Budapest - Sailing on: France From: £841
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £841 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £972 Blue Water Price from: £1103 Blue Water Price from: £1264 Blue Water Price from: £1395
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Budapest to Passau - Sailing on: Symphonie From: £1032
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1032 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1185 Blue Water Price from: £1338 Blue Water Price from: £1505 Blue Water Price from: £1658
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