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Classical Danube River Cruise 4 Star (Passau - Budapest)

Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia

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  • Discover the Danube on this delightful river cruise through Austria, Hungary, Germany & Slovakia.
  • Stay 7 nights on board a 4-star MS Amadeus ship with entertainment & food provided.
  • Ports of call include Melk / Emmersdorf, Linz, Vienna, Budapest, Esztergom & Bratislava.
  • Experience the cities of Munich, Vienna, Bratislava & Salzburg with guided walking tours & leisure time.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to explore & optional excursions like the ‘Sound of Vienna’ concert.

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Your Classical Danube River Cruise Overview

Join us to discover the highlights dotted along Europe’s second longest waterway on our 7-night Danube River Cruise. We’ll begin our journey in Munich with a guided city tour before commencing our cruise. Travelling on board an MS Amadeus vessel, we will experience the elegance of a boutique hotel as we’re transported to some of Europe’s most exciting cities. To give a taste of life along the Danube, a guided walking tour of Bratislava, a half day tour of Vienna and a full day excursion to Salzburg and Salzkammergut are also included. These excursions are led by expert local guides who will share their wealth of knowledge and take you to the highlights of each destination. Much smaller than an ocean liner, the ship will take you into the heart of most cities you visit, giving you more time to see the sites and enjoy your time ashore.

Please Note: This holiday may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. For more details, please contact us.

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Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day

Travel to Germany

Munich City Tour

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Munich city tour

Upon arrival in Munich, you will be met by your local guide who will assist you in the transfer to Passau port with a guided Munich city tour en-route. Highlights will include the Nymphenburg Palace, King's Square with its three temple buildings in the classical Greek style, the Bavarian National Museum, the Angel of Peace monument, the elegant buildings and shops along Maximilian Street, the Maximilianeum, the National Opera House, the Royal Palace, Stachus Square and the medieval city gates.

Munich city tour

Commence River Cruise

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Danube river cruise holiday

In the afternoon you will be transferred to Passau port to join your River Cruise. Settle in to your cabin and explore the range of facilities on board your ship as you embark on your 7-night cruise along the Danube. Sit back with a welcome cocktail in one of the lounge areas, followed by a tasty welcome dinner.

Danube river cruise holiday

Regensburg

Explore Regensburg City

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Explore Regensburg on a Danube river cruise holiday

Today will be spent at Regensburg. You will have free time to explore the city. Situated at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in the State of Bavaria and is an important political, economic and cultural base. The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore Regensburg on a Danube river cruise holiday

Bavarian Evening and Passau

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Danube river cruise holiday

Enjoy a traditional Bavarian evening hosted by the crew on board your ship. You will sail towards Passau this evening.

Danube river cruise holiday

Salzburg, Salzkammergut & Linz

Salzburg City Tour

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Salzburg city tour

This morning, disembark the ship for an included full day excursion to Salzburg and Salzkammergut with lunch included. A two-hour coach ride will bring you to Salzburg - the city of music. The old town with its world-famous Baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was adopted by UNESCO in 1997 and is included on its list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Salzburg is also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. During the guided tour through the old town you will see the birth house of the musician (outside only), as well as other well-known attractions, such as the Getreidegasse. This long yet narrow shopping street runs parallel to the river in the centre of town. The street is famous for its old-style signage outside each store, indicating the profession found within. You will continue to the Mirabell Palace, a beautiful castle with gardens, built by an archbishop for his beloved courtesan. Look out for the Garden of Dwarfs and the Garden of Roses, as they are especially beautiful.

Salzburg city tour

Explore Salzkammergut and Linz

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Sound Of Music Tour

After the included lunch, you will head to the picturesque village Mondsee in Salzkammergut, which was the film location for the well-known movie “The Sound of Music”. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you head back to the ship which will be docked in Linz.

Sound Of Music Tour

Emmersdorf & Weissenkirchen

Visit Emmersdorf

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Visit Emmersdorf on a Danube river cruise holiday

Arrive into the charming town of Emmersdorf in the Melk district of Austria. Here, you can take an optional excursion to visit Melk Abbey (payable locally), or visit the town at your own pace.

Visit Emmersdorf on a Danube river cruise holiday

Explore Weissenkirchen

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Explore Weissenkirchen on a Danube river cruise holiday

The boat will depart Emmersdorf and travel on to the town of Weissenkirchen where you can spend a leisurely day shopping and relaxing with a drink in one of the local coffee shops. The ship will depart Weissenkirchen towards Vienna in the late afternoon.

Explore Weissenkirchen on a Danube river cruise holiday

Vienna

Vienna City Tour

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Vienna city tour

This morning you will embark on an included city tour of Vienna. This tour will give you an overall impression of the most important sights Vienna has to offer. First you will drive along the famous Ringstrasse, passing several magnificent buildings like the stunning opera house, the parliament, the Court Theatre or Vienna’s imposing city hall. The tour is followed by a guided walk through the city centre where you will get to know Vienna at its fullest. You will start at the well-known Hofburg Imperial Palace, walk along the Kohl market and finish at Vienna’s iconic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Before returning to the ship you have some free time to stroll along the pedestrian area.

Vienna city tour

Optional ‘Sound of Vienna’ Concert

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Vienna Concert on a Danube river cruise holiday

This evening, there will be an optional ‘Sound of Vienna’ concert (payable locally), a chance to experience some of the classical music for which Vienna is known. 

Vienna Concert on a Danube river cruise holiday

Bratislava

Bratislava City Tour

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Bratislava city tour

You will arrive at Bratislava in the early morning. The city is small and best explored on foot. Following breakfast, enjoy an included walking tour of this compact city. During this tour you will get to know the capital of the young Slovakian Republic. The gorgeous old town has maintained its Gothic-Baroque style. The tour passes St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Grassalkovich Palace and continues up to the hill, where you will have a stunning, panoramic view of the city and surrounding areas. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to participate in a guided walking tour through the restored old town. From Michael’s Gate you will take a leisurely stroll through the historic city centre, where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings, as well as the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university of the city, which dates back to the 15th century. In addition to numerous palaces, you will also walk past the main square with the old City Hall, the Opera House and Maximilian Fountain.

Bratislava city tour

Captain's Gala Dinner

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Dinner on a Danube river cruise

This evening you will enjoy a Captain's Gala Dinner while the ship travels to Esztergom.

Dinner on a Danube river cruise

Esztergom & Budapest

Explore Esztergom

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Guided excursion to Esztergom

Today, an optional excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom will be offered in the morning (payable locally). One of Hungary's oldest cities, Esztergom was formerly the capital and is home to the Basilica, the main Roman Catholic church of Hungary.

Guided excursion to Esztergom

Discover Budapest

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Travel to Budapest on a Danube river cruise holiday

The ship continues to Budapest where it will be docked for the night. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the city at your own pace. Tonight, experience another side of the city with an evening cruise along the Danube to see the sights of the city at night. Look out for Budapest's spectacular parliament which is particularly beautiful when illuminated. 

Travel to Budapest on a Danube river cruise holiday

Return Home

Depart Hungary

Budapest city tour

It is time to say goodbye after a full week of delights aboard the Amadeus ship. After breakfast, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to Budapest airport for your flight home. 

Budapest city tour
* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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