Danube Cruises 2018

River Cruises 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 4 pm in Passau, the ship leaves at 6 pm 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 EMMERSDORF - MELK - VIENNA
Arrive this morning at Emmersdorf at take an excursion to 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 at 7 p.m. 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 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 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.  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. Tonight's highlight is the Captain's Dinner on board in the ship's elegant panorama restaurant..

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.   Sailing time from Linz at 10 p.m.

Day 8. PASSAU
7:30 a.m. arrival in Passau. 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.
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • 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 2018

Prices in Euros per Person 2018.
$ rate varies depending on exchange rate

Cabin Category

C-4

C-1 and
C-EK

B4

B-1

A-1

Suite

Deck Haydn
C-4
Haydn
C-1
Strauss
B-4
Strauss
B-1
Mozart Mozart
Name of Ship

Facilities

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Shower/WC

Bath/WC

Bath/WC

Amadeus ELEGANT 4-11 Apr 1479 1729 2029 2199 2449 2849
Amadeus
SILVER II
5-12 Apr 1549 1799 2129 2299 2549 2979
Amadeus
SILVER
31 May-7 June 1829 2129 2479 2699 2979 3479
Amadeus
SILVER
7-14 June 1829 2129 2479 2699 2979 3479
AMADEUS
Brilliant
15-22 June 1649 1929 2249 2499 2699 3179
AMADEUS
Brilliant
6-13 July 1649 1929 2249 2499 2699 3179
AMADEUS Queen 14-21 July*** 1729 2029 2349 2549 2829 3299
Amadeus
SILVER
20-27 July 1729 2029 2349 2549 2829 3299
AMADEUS Queen 28 Jul-4 Aug 1729 2029 2349 2549 2829 3299
Amadeus
SILVER
11-18 Aug 1729 2029 2349 2549 2829 3299
Amadeus
SILVER
18-25 Aug 1729 2029 2349 2549 2829 3299
Amadeus
ELEGANT
3-10 Sep 1649 1929 2249 2449 2699 3179
Amadeus
ELEGANT
31 Oct-7 Nov 1429 1649 1929 2099 2329 2699

*** Music and firework on the Danube

C-EK = Single cabins available on AMADEUS Brilliant and AMADEUS Elegant at the same price as C-1 cabins.

Limited number of C-4 and B-4 cabins

C-4

AMADEUS Elegant: 107, 108, 109, 110
AMADEUS Silver: 116, 118, 121, 123
AMADEUS Brilliant: 107, 108, 109, 110
AMADEUS Silver II: 116, 117, 118, 119
 AMADEUS Queen: 116, 117

B-4

AMADEUS Elegant: 229, 231, 232, 234
AMADEUS Silver: 235, 236, 237, 238
AMADEUS Brilliant: 229, 231, 232, 234
AMADEUS Silver II: 233, 234, 235, 236
AMADEUS Queen: 230, 231

 

Children under age 18 are not accepted on cruise

Single cabin supplement

DECK

C-4 and C-1

B-4

B-1

A-1

Suite

All dates

15%

30%

50%

60%

100%

 

Excursion packages 2017 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAM

PACKAGE C

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE A

Melk Abbey and wine tasting 55.00 55 .00 55.00

City tour Vienna

34,00 34,00 34,00
Sound of Vienna concert 55.00    
Schoenbrunn castle visit 45.00 45.00  
Excursion Esztergom Szentendre 39.00    

City tour Budapest

33,00

33,00

33,00

Excursion to the Puszta

59.00

59,00

59,00

City tour Bratislava

33,00

33,00

33,00

City walk Linz

19.00 

19.00

 

RATE PER PERSON

372.00

278.00

214.00

 

 

 

 

SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES
316,00
236,00
182,00

The excursion package to be booked in advance!


Transfer from Munich airport to Passau port (or v.v.) Euro 59 per person each way - advance reservation required. From Passau railway station it is Euro 20 per person per way


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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