The Beautiful Blue Danube

5-Night Cruise from Budapest to Passau

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Budapest to Passau (BUC) - 6 days

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Ship - Vivaldi , Symphonie, Boheme
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Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: BUDAPEST (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board the ship. Join us for a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Dinner will be served on board. In the evening, excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

DAY 2: BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): Bike tour of Budapest. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other of the legendary sites in Budapest.

The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bratislava.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA - VIENNA

We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.

Our ship will cruise to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening or join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Vienna by night.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): Onboard waltzing lessons.

DAY 4: VIENNA

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

Afternoon excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: Tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury.

In the evening, OPTIONAL excursions proposed (not included in the classic and discovery excursions packages):
- Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).
- An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. You'll have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern, where you'll be able to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by authentic ambiance.

We'll begin to cruise during the night.

DAY 5: MELK - PASSAU

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk. Excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner.

In the afternoon, excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students.

In the evening, we'll begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is our gala evening.

DAY 6: PASSAU (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package (included in the cruise price), OR the Dynamic Package (requires an additional fee) . Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2017 and 2018 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER rate.
From Budapest
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Suite w/ picture window - 1 double bed
Lower Deck Cabin- w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Lower Deck Suite w/ picture window - 1 double bed Single Passenger Rate
May 18, 2017
Boheme
$1,855
-
$2,043
$2,048
$2,257
-
$2,445
$2,450
May 19, 2017
Symphonie
$1,855
-
$2,043
$2,048
$2,257
-
$2,445
$2,450
May 20, 2017
Vivaldi
$2,048
$2,217
$2,237
$2,243
$2,450
$2,619
$2,639
$2,645
May 28, 2017
Boheme
$1,855
-
$2,043
$2,048
$2,257
-
$2,445
$2,450
Jun 7, 2017
Boheme
$1,855
-
$2,043
$2,048
$2,257
-
$2,445
$2,450
Jun 17, 2017
Boheme
$1,855
-
$2,043
$2,048
$2,257
-
$2,445
$2,450
Jul 2, 2017
Symphonie
$1,965
-
$2,154
$2,159
$2,367
-
$2,556
$2,561
Jul 12, 2017
Symphonie
$1,965
-
$2,154
$2,159
$2,367
-
$2,556
$2,561
Jul 22, 2017
Symphonie
$1,965
-
$2,154
$2,159
$2,367
-
$2,556
$2,561
Aug 11, 2017
Symphonie
$1,965
-
$2,154
$2,159
$2,367
-
$2,556
$2,561
Aug 21, 2017
Symphonie
$1,965
-
$2,154
$2,159
$2,367
-
$2,556
$2,561
Aug 31, 2017
Symphonie
$1,965
-
$2,154
$2,159
$2,367
-
$2,556
$2,561
May 25, 2018
L'Europe
$1,928
$2,099
$2,128
-
$2,600
$2,771
$2,800
-
May 26, 2018
Symphonie
$2,214
-
$2,457
$2,457
$2,886
-
$3,129
$3,129
Jun 9, 2018
France
$1,928
$2,099
$2,128
-
$2,600
$2,771
$2,800
-
Jun 15, 2018
Victor Hugo
$1,928
$2,099
$2,128
-
$2,600
$2,771
$2,800
-
Jun 29, 2018
France
$1,928
-
$2,128
$2,128
$2,600
-
$2,800
$2,800
Jul 15 , 2018
Symphonie
$2,136
-
$2,380
$2,380
$2,808
-
$3,052
$3,052
Jul 27, 2018
Vivaldi
$2,136
$2,337
$2,380
-
$2,808
$3,009
$3,052
-
Aug 2, 2018
L'Europe
$1,856
Aug 4, 2018
Symphonie
$2,136
-
$2,380
$2,380
$2,808
-
$3,052
$3,052
Aug 14, 2018
Symphonie
$2,214
-
$2,457
$2,457
$2,886
-
$3,129
$3,129
Sep 13, 2018
Symphonie
$2,214
-
$2,457
$2,457
$2,886
-
$3,129
$3,129
Sep 23, 2018
Symphonie
$2,214
-
$2,457
$2,457
$2,886
-
$3,129
$3,129
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in a double air-conditioned cabin with shower and WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices, one coffee) • Open bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Welcome cocktail • Entertaiment onboard • The Gala Evening • The assistance of our hostess on board • the Classic Excursions Package • Port taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks taken while on excursions or transfers • The Discovery Excursions Package • Concert of Viennese Music • Evening visit to Grinzing • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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