Danube Cruises 2015

River Vacations to Vienna Budapest and Bratislava

Danube cruise  1

A pleasant and relaxing seven day cruise from Passau via Vienna to Slovakia and Hungary with stops at charming Austrian town of Melk. Visit the scenic Wachau Valley, Esztergom, Hungary's religious headquarters, the music city of Vienna and Bratislava, Slovakia's historic capital.

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Day 1
Embarkation from 4pm in Passau, the ship leaves at 6pm and takes you through the series of scenic bends along the Danube known as the Schloegener Schlinge. Enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner.
Day 2
Arrival in Vienna at noon. Enjoy this city  of music with specialties like Sachertorte and Heuriger (new wine) are just as famous as St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Palace. You can see Vienna’s most important sights on our sightseeing tour (€ 32) or explore this historic city on your own. In the evening you might join our excursion “Vienna by Night” (Euro 38). A comfortable bus takes you through the Wienerwald up to the Kahlenberg, Vienna’s best viewpoint, with view of the city over vineyards. Then a drive through the traditional wine village Grinzing takes you to oldest champagne cellars in Austria. On a tour through the 300 year old basement of Schlumberger world you will learn interesting details about the "Traditional Method", that came from the region Champagne to Vienna.
Day 3
Arrive in Bratislava, the 2000 year old city, now the capital of Slovakia,  Enjoy a sightseeing tour (Euro 31) which will cover the city’s major sights, including breathtaking views from Bratislava’s 13th-century castle over countryside where the frontiers of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia meet. In the afternoon you can take our excursion to the Imperial Festival Palace Castle Hof (Euro 44), which was built in the early 18th century and its authenticity and diversity attracts Baroque enthusiasts from all over the world. The ship sets off for Budapest shortly before dinner.
Day 4
In the morning reach Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest is a city made up of two parts - Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. With its cobbled streets and medieval architecture, Buda is the older and more graceful part, while Pest, with its wide avenues and impressive 19th-century public buildings, is the administrative and commercial center. East meets West in this fascinating city, which has an amazing variety of shops and restaurants. This morning, there’ll be a city sightseeing tour (Euro 31), or you can look around Budapest at your own pace. In the afternoon you have the chance to see amongst other things a typical Hungarian horse show during our excursion to Puszta-Lajosmisze (Euro 56). After dinner there’ll be an included cruise, passing the magnificently floodlit buildings on both sides of the river and under the illuminated chain bridge. A gypsy band will be playing and there will also be a performance by a Hungarian folklore group on board.
Day 5
Free day to explore the city on your own or join our excursion and discover the “Vibrant Budapest” (Euro 37). During this tour you will visit the famous Market hall (depending on the opening times of the market), admire the Castle Vajdahunyad and Széchenyi Baths and take a ride with the second oldest underground railway in Europe.
After an early lunch, the vessel leaves Budapest without those passengers who have booked the shore excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom (Euro 37). This excursion follows the bank of the Danube to the small artists’ village of Szentendre, which is seen on foot. The drive continues up to the imposing ruins of Visegrad, from which there is a magnificent view of the “knee” of the Danube, and on to Esztergom, the highlight of this tour. This town is dominated by the country’s largest neo-classical (1820) basilica and one of the largest churches in Europe. You rejoin the vessel in Estzergom, which has meanwhile come upstream from Budapest. During dinner the vessel continues upstream to Vienna.
Day 6
Back in Vienna by lunch time. In the afternoon you can take an optional excursion to the Schoenbrunn castle (Euro 43), one of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings. After dinner on board you have the possibility to participate in the optional excursion “Sound of Vienna” (€ 48) where the Salonorchester „Alt Wien“, one of the famous interpreters of classical music, sparks off a unique firework of the most beautiful on its highest level.
Day 7
Arrive this morning at the wine-growing town of Melk/Emmersdorf, at the western end of the Wachau district. A coach excursion takes you through more of the beautiful Wachau area (Euro  52), followed by a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk. This excursion also includes a wine tasting. The ship leaves Emmersdorf after lunch and continues upstream.
On this last evening of the cruise the captain will be delighted to welcome you to a special dinner during which the ship’s orchestra will, as usual, entertain everyone with its spirited playing.
Day 8
Disembarkation is after breakfast in Passau. End of the cruise.

 Cruise Includes:

ˇ          7-night cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom

ˇ          superb dining with all meals included during your cruise

ˇ          coffee and tea after lunch and dinner

ˇ          quality red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions with every dinner onboard the ship

ˇ          welcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner

ˇ          evening cruise “Budapest by Night” with folklore program

ˇ          programs and features which are marked as “included” in the  itinerary

ˇ          daily onboard music performances by the on-board musicians

ˇ          services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director

ˇ          non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun-Deck)

ˇ          port taxes and local taxes

ˇ          the modern wireless audiosystem  for all excursions during the cruise  

  •  Not included:
    optional excursions: Please consider our appealing EXCURSION PACKAGES listed in the following chart. Have to BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE
    Tips and  insurances
    personal expenses


 Dates and Prices in Euro per person 2015



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ROYAL 01.04.-08.04.15 1031 1213 1556 1617 1812 2170
ROYAL 08.04.-15.04.15 1031 1213 1556 1617 1812 2170
ROYAL 15.04.-22.04.15 1031 1213 1556 1617 1812 2170
ELEGANT 16.04.-23.04.15 1108 1304   1739 1949 2333
BRILLIANT 24.05.-31.05.15 1463 1652   1898 2087 2485
ELEGANT 18.06.-25.06.15 1463 4652   1898 2087 2485
ROYAL 014.07.-08.07.15 1361 1536 1691 1765 1941 2311
ROYAL 08.07.-15.07.15 1361 1536 1691 1765 1941 2311
ROYAL 15.07.-22.07.15 1361 1536 1691 1765 1941 2311
ELEGANT 23.047.-30.07.15 1463 1652   1898 2087 2485
ELEGANT 30.07.-06.08.15 1463 1652   1898 2087 2485
ROYAL 12.08.-19.08.15 1361 1536 1691 1765 1941 2311
ROYAL 19.08.-26.08.15 1361 1536 1691 1765 1941 2311
ROYAL 09.09.-16.09.15 1361 1536 1691 1765 1941 2311
ROYAL 16.09.-23.09.15 1361 1536 1691 1765 1941 2311
BRILLIANT 17.09-24.09.15 1463 1652   1898 2087 2485
ROYAL 07.10-14.10.15 1031 1213 1556 1617 1812 2170
ROYAL 21.10-28.10.15 1031 1213 1556 1617 1812 2170
ELEGANT 28.10.-04.11.15 1108 1304   1739 1949 2333

*)    Amadeus Royal: 122, 124, 125, 127**

Children accepted on cruise only from age 12 and up!

Single cabin supplement





All dates




No single cabin possible in the category Suite. 

Excursion packages 2015





City tour Vienna




Excursion Vienna at night

€ 38,00

City Tour Bratislava



€ 31,00

Visit Imperial Festival Palace - Castle HOf

€ 44,00

City Tour Budapest


€ 31,00

€ 31,00


€ 56,00

€ 56,00

Vibrant Budapest

€ 37,00

Excursion Esztergom-Szentendre

€ 37,00

€ 37.00

Excursion Wachau incl. Melk abbey and wine tasting


€ 52,00

Sound of Vienna



visit Schonbrunn Castle


€ 43,00





SAVE 15% WITH prepaid excursions

The excursion package to be booked in advance!
Cabin Descriptions 
All cabins have two lower beds that can be linked together or set up separately upon request. The cabins on the Haydn- Deck have fixed windows while the cabins on the Strauss-Deck have large panoramic windows which can be opened. The cabins on the Mozart-Deck have large glass doors that stretch right across the width of the cabin (allowing them to be described as having French Balconies). Cabins 206 and 204 on the Strauss-Deck have round, fixed panoramic windows.  
68 outside staterooms (15m˛ = 161 sq.ft.)
4 Amadeus Suites (22m˛ = 236 sq.ft.)

Amadeus ship descriptions
Transfer from Munich airport to Passau port (or v.v.) Euro 68 per person each way - advance reservation required
SMS - Salzburger Mietwagen und Reise Service GmbH carries out the transfers.
When you land at Munich airport, please go to the SMS desk set up for you in each terminal. This is your meeting point, where your driver will be waiting for you on your arrival.

Please also note that transfers can only be booked for flights having scheduled arrival times up to 1.00 p.m.
For the return transfer to Munich you will be picked up in Passau according to your scheduled departure time but, at the latest, by 09.30 a.m.

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