Danube Cruises 2016

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.

Durnstein castle Danube cruise Austria

Day 1. PASSAU
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 and dinner while sailing through beautiful scenery.

 Day 2 MELK - VIENNA
Arrive this morning at the wine-growing town of Melk, at the western end of the Wachau district. A coach excursion takes you through more of the beautiful Wachau area followed by a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk. This excursion also includes a wine tasting. The ship leaves after lunch and continues upstream. Arrival in Vienna where you can join an optional sound of Vienna evening tour where the Salonorchester „Alt Wien“, one of the famous interpreters of classical music, will entertain you with evergreen classics.

Day 3. VIENNA
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 optional sightseeing tour or explore this historic city on your own. In the afternoon you might want to join an optional guided tour of the Schoennbrunn palace, favorite summer residence of the Austrian emperors. Board your boat by 7 p.m. and sail downstream to Budapest.

Day 4 BUDAPEST
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 afternoon  there’ll be a city sightseeing tour (Euro 31), or you can look around Budapest at your own pace.  After dinner the ship will sail along 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 BUDAPEST - ESZTERGOM
Free day to explore the city on your own or join our excursion and discover the “Vibrant Budapest” or take an excursion to the Hungarian plain: PUSZTA, famous for its horsemanship.
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 BRATISLAVA
Arrive in Bratislava, the 2000 year old city, now the capital of Slovakia,  Enjoy an optional sightseeing tour which will cover the city’s major sights, including breathtaking views from Bratislava’s 13th-century castle over the countryside where the frontiers of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia meet. In the afternoon  continue upstream to Linz Austria.

Day 7 LINZ
Arrival Linz, Austria's third largest city famous for its rich cultural life, many museums, festivals and concerts. Join our guided walk of the old town or shop for some last minute Austrian souvenirs. The highlights of today is the Captain dinner served at the ship' S elegant panorama restaurant.  Sailing time from Linz at 10 p.m.

Day 8. PASSAU
7:30 a.m. arrival in Linz. Disembarkation is after breakfast in Passau. End of the cruise.

 Cruise Includes:

  • 7 night deluxe accommodation in outside stateroom
  • superb dining with all meals included, breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack
  • Quality red and white wines from Europe's famous wineries
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24 hour complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Welcome cocktail, Welcome dinner and captain's gala dinner
  • Entertainment on board; Music, folklore, lectures, cooking demonstrations, etc
  • Evening cruise by night around illuminated in Budapest
  • modern wireless audio system during excursions
  • Services of professional cruise director
  • Non-smoking environment, smoking permitted on the sun deck only.
  • Port taxes and local taxes
  •  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 Euros per person 2016

Prices in Euros per Person 2016.
$ rate varies depending on exchange rate

Cabin Category

C-4

C-1/C-EK

B4

B-1

A-1

Suite

Deck Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart
Name of Ship

Facilities

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Bath/WC

Bath/WC

BRILLIANT 1-8 Apr 1149 1249 1549 1799 2019 2419
BRILLIANT 8-15 Apr 1149 1249 1549 1799 2019 2419
ROYAL 8-15 Apr 1149 1249 1549 1799 2019 2419
BRILLIANT 26 Jun-3 Jul 1499 1699 1849 1969 2169 2599
ROYAL 12-19 Jul 1349 1499 1699 1889 2099 2499
ROYAL 19-26 July 1349 1499 1699 1889 2099 2499
ROYAL 27 Jul - 2 Aug 1349 1499 1699 1889 2099 2499
ROYAL 9-16 Aug 1499 1699 1849 1969 2169 2599
ROYAL 30 Oct-6 Nov 1149 1249 1549 1799 2019 2419

 

C-4 cabins:  Amadeus Royal: 122, 124, 125, 127, Brilliant: 107,108,109,110
B-4 cabins: Royal: 204, 206, 230, 231, Brilliant: 229,231, 232, 234

Children under age 18 are not accepted on cruise

Single cabin supplement

DECK

HAYDN

STRAUSS

MOZART

All dates

15%

50%

60%

No single cabin possible in the category Suite. 

Excursion packages 2016 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

PACKAGE A

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE C

PACKAGE D
Melk Abbey and wine tasting 52.00 52.00 52.00 52.00

City tour Vienna

32,00 32,00 32,00

32,00

Vienna by night excursion     38.00  
Sound of Vienna       48.00
Schoenbrunn castle visit     43.00 43.00

Excursion Esztergom Szentendre

 

37,00

 

37,00

37,00

City tour Budapest

31,00

31,00

31,00

31,00

Excursion to the Puszta

 

56,00

56,00

56,00

City tour Bratislava

31,00

31,00

31,00

31,00

City walk Linz

 

 

18.00

18.00

RATE PER PERSON

146.00

239.00

338,00

349.00

 

 

 

 

 
SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES
124,00
203,00
287,00
295,00

The excursion package to be booked in advance!



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).
68 outside staterooms (15mē = 161 sq.ft.)
4 Amadeus Suites (22mē = 236 sq.ft.)


Transfer from Munich airport to Passau port (or v.v.) Euro 59 per person each way - advance reservation required


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.

For Cruise description click here
MS Amadeus Royal, Elegant and Brilliant  


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