Danube Cruises 2017

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.
Pricing starts at euro 510 with 5% discount  on all dates for bookings made before 30 Nov 2016

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 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 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 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 2017

Prices in Euros per Person 2017.
$ rate varies depending on exchange rate

Cabin Category

C-4

C-1 and
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

Amadeus RHAPSODY 16-23 Apr 885 1116 1399 1564 1774 2180
Amadeus RHAPSODY 23- 30 Apr 885 1116 1399 1564 1774 2180
Amadeus
ROYAL
9- 16 Mayr 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus
BRILLIANT
13-20 May 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus PRINCESS 1-8 June 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus PRINCESS 8 - 15 June 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus
ROYAL
14-21 June 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus ELEGANT 17-24 June 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus
ROYAL
21- 28 June 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus
ROYAL
12-19 July 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus
ELEGANT
22-29 July 1330 1589 1876 2065 2310 2751
Amadeus
ELEGANT
13-20 Aug 1330 1589 1876 2065 2310 2751
Amadeus ELEGANT 27 Aug -3 Sep 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus
ROYAL
19-26 Sep 1599 1862 2177 2366 2618 3059
Amadeus
BRILLIANT
22-29 Oct 911 1170 1492 1674 1912 2360
Amadeus
SILVER II
28 Oct-4 Nov 735 1024 1374 1563 1829 2319
Amadeus
ELEGANT
31 Oct-7 Nov 510 770 1092 1274 1512 1960

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 Rhapsody: 122, 124, 125
AMADEUS Princess: 109, 111, 112, 114
AMADEUS Royal: 122, 124, 125, 127
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 

B-4
AMADEUS Rhapsody: 228, 229, 230
AMADEUS Princess: 233, 234
AMADEUS Royal: 204, 206 (both with big
round panoramic windows, cannot be opened), 230, 231
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

 

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 A

PACKAGE B

PACKAGE C

Melk Abbey and wine tasting 52.00 52 .00 5 2.00

City tour Vienna

32,00 32,00 32,00
Sound of Vienna concert     52.00
Schoenbrunn castle visit   43.00 43.00
Excursion Esztergom Szentendre     37.00

City tour Budapest

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

City walk Linz

 

18.00

18.00

RATE PER PERSON

202.00

263.00

352.00

 

 

 

 

SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES
172,00
224,00
299,00

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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