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Enchanting Danube

7-Night Cruise from Budapest to Passau (or reverse)

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2017 Departure Dates & Pricing

Budapest to Passau (or reverse) - 8 days

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Ship - S.S. Maria Theresa

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Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Passau

Skip to Passau to Budapest itinerary

Day 1: Budapest (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. (D)

Day 2: Budapest

Featured Excursion: Choice of Budapest city tour -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. Marvel at St. Stephen’s Basilica , the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, you’ll find magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or join our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour, visiting the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, with its Neo-Gothic façade, and Central Market Hall, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local delicacies. You’ll stroll along Váci Utca, the main shopping street where Budapest’s affluent citizens have come to see and be seen for over 100 years. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. (BB, L, WD)

Note: The Parliament building may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead. Market Hall is closed on Sundays.

Day 3: Cruising the Danube River, Vienna

Enjoy a day of leisure onboard your floating hotel as your ship winds its way up the enchanting Danube and meanders through a series of locks, through Slovakia, and under bridges en route to the imperial city of Vienna, where you will arrive in the early evening. (BB, L, D)

Day 4: Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

Vienna is an architectural treasure trove. See it all on a panoramic drive through the city before embarking on a walking tour of the Hofburg Palace grounds, which lead to the Austrian National Library (said to be the most beautiful library in the world) and to the designer shops of the Kohlmarkt. Or choose to “Do as the Locals Do” on an intimate walking tour of the city’s historic center. Travel by foot and subway with the locals. Sip a coffee in a traditional café and then explore Vienna’s oldest square, Hoher Markt, with its Ankeruhr, an Art Nouveau clock that features a parade of 12 historical figures. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Dürnstein, cruising the Wachau Valley, Melk

Featured Excursions: Choice of Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof wine estate - or- exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll - or- exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride -or- Melk Abbey with library visit

A host of exclusive excursions await as you dock in the tiny Baroque village of Dürnstein. Take a guided tour of the village, then partake in an organic wine tasting -or- learn about the history of saffron in Austrian cuisine. Sail the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley to Melk -or-make the journey via bicycle on a special guided ride. In the afternoon, the ship arrives in Melk and you explore the town and its 900-year-old Benedictine abbey. Your guided visit to this architectural gem includes the famous library that inspired Umberto Eco’s acclaimed novel The Name of the Rose. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

Featured Excursion: Choice of full-day Salzburg -or- tour of Linz and the countryside

Today’s adventure may take you to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved Medieval town core and musical heritage. During your guided walking tour, stroll the city’s famous shopping street, Getreidegasse, where you’ll find Mozart’s childhood home, and admire enchanting Mirabellgarten, with its Neoclassical palace and large figural sculptures. You’ll likely recognize the garden from the famous “Do-Re-Mi” scene in The Sound of Music, which was filmed here in 1964. If you’ve explored Salzburg in the past, you might opt to visit nearby Linz instead. Enjoy a walking tour through Old Town, past Landhaus, a Renaissance tower, and Kremsmünstererhof, a historic hotel. See the Old Market and the impressive Main Square, with its Baroque column. You’ll visit Konditorei Jindrak, too, to sample its Linzer torte, the famous lattice-topped pastry of Linz. Then travel into the surrounding countryside, where you’ll visit a typical Austrian farm for a tasting of hard cider, or Most, as it is called locally. In fact, the entire area is known as the Mostviertel (cider region) - pear and apple orchards fill the landscape and, naturally, feature prominently in local culinary traditions. (BB, D)

Day 7: Passau

Featured Excursions: Passau walking tour and St. Stephan’s organ concert -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River

Located at the confluence of three rivers - the Danube, Inn, and Ilz - Passau was a key center of European trade for centuries. The city’s Baroque buildings, erected after the fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially Medieval German town center, with its winding little streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead you to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ concert on the Continent’s largest pipe organ. Or, if you’re craving a more active adventure, join us on an exclusive bicycling tour along the banks of the Inn. The river originates in the Swiss Alps and its glacial waters are green, making it a particularly pretty tributary of the Danube. Ride through wooded hillsides and farmland to Wernstein Castle, where you’ll stop for refreshments before crossing a bridge to the Austrian side of the river for a different view of the landscape. As you cycle back into Passau, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful reflection of the city’s Old Town on the river’s glassy surface. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.(BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Note: St. Stephan’s organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion  to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is  not available.

Day 8: Depart Passau (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship in Passau and transfer to the Munich airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in the golden city of Prague. (CB/BB)

Departures & Pricing

Detaled Itinerary: Passau to Budapest

Skip to Budapest to Passau itinerary

Day 1: Munich, transfer to Passau (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at the Munich airport where you will be transferred to the ship in Passau. (D)

Day 2: Passau, cruising the Danube River

Featured Excursions:  Choice of Passau walking tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Inn River

Located at the confluence of three rivers - the Danube, Inn, and Ilz - Passau was a key center of European trade for centuries. The city’s Baroque buildings, erected after the fire of 1662, add Italian flair to the quintessentially Medieval German town center, with its winding little streets and narrow alleyways. These streets will lead you to St. Stephan’s Cathedral for an organ concert on the Continent’s largest pipe organ. Or, if you’re craving a more active adventure, join us on an exclusive bicycling tour along the banks of the Inn. The river originates in the Swiss Alps and its glacial waters are green, making it a particularly pretty tributary of the Danube. Ride through wooded hillsides and farmland to Wernstein Castle, where you’ll stop for refreshments before crossing a bridge to the Austrian side of the river for a different view of the landscape. As you cycle back into Passau, you’ll be rewarded with the beautiful reflection of the city’s Old Town on the river’s glassy surface. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: St. Stephan's organ concert is only available from May 2 to October 31, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An excursion  to an alternative venue will be organized if the organ concert is not available.

Day 3: Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

Featured Excursion: Choice of full-day Salzburg -or- tour of Linz and the countryside

Today’s adventure may take you to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved Medieval town core and musical heritage. During your guided walking tour, stroll the city’s famous shopping street, Getreidegasse, where you’ll find Mozart’s childhood home, and admire enchanting Mirabellgarten, with its Neoclassical palace and large figural sculptures. You’ll likely recognize the garden from the famous “Do-Re-Mi” scene in The Sound of Music, which was filmed here in 1964. If you’ve explored Salzburg in the past, you might opt to visit nearby Linz instead. Enjoy a walking tour through Old Town, past Landhaus, a Renaissance tower, and Kremsmünstererhof, a historic hotel. See the Old Market and the impressive Main Square, with its Baroque column. You’ll visit Konditorei Jindrak, too, to sample its Linzer torte, the famous lattice-topped pastry of Linz. Then travel into the surrounding countryside, where you’ll visit a typical Austrian farm for a tasting of hard cider, or Most, as it is called locally. In fact, the entire area is known as the Mostviertel (cider region) - pear and apple orchards fill the landscape and, naturally, feature prominently in local culinary traditions. (BB, D)

Day 4: Melk, cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein

Featured Excursions:Choice of Melk Abbey with library visit -or- Dürnstein village stroll with exclusive wine tasting at Nikolaihof wine estate -or- exclusive saffron workshop with village stroll -or- exclusive guided “Go Active” Wachau Valley bicycle ride 

Arrive in Melk and explore the town and its 900-year-old Benedictine abbey. Your guided visit to this architectural gem includes the famous library that inspired Umberto Eco’s acclaimed novel The Name of the Rose.  Later in the day, a host of exclusive excursions await as you dock in the tiny Baroque village of Dürnstein. Take a guided tour of the village, then partake in an organic wine tasting -or- learn about the history of saffron in Austrian cuisine. Sail the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau Valley to Melk -or- make the journey via bicycle on a special guided ride. (BB, L, D)

Day 5: Vienna

Featured Excursions: Choice of Vienna city tour with National Library visit -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

Vienna is an architectural treasure trove. See it all on a panoramic drive through the city before embarking on a walking tour of the Hofburg Palace grounds, which lead to the Austrian National Library (said to be the most beautiful library in the world) and to the designer shops of the Kohlmarkt. Or choose to “Do as the Locals Do” on an intimate walking tour of the city’s historic center. Travel by foot and subway with the locals. Sip a coffee in a traditional café and then explore Vienna’s oldest square, Hoher Markt, with its Ankeruhr, an Art Nouveau clock that features a parade of 12 historical figures. (BB, L, D)

Day 6: Vienna

Enjoy a morning at leisure in imperial Vienna. You'll spend the afternoon onboard your floating hotel as your ship meanders under bridges and through locks en route to Budapest. (BB, L, D)

Day 7: Budapest

Featured Excursions:  Choice of Budapest city tour -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour

Savor the beauty of Buda and Pest, which lie on opposite sides of the Danube, with a panoramic coach tour that reveals all the highlights of this handsome city. Marvel at St. Stephen’s Basilica , the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Hungarian National Museum, the Opera House, and the Parliament Building. In the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, you’ll find magnificent St. Matthias Church. Or join our “Do as the Locals Do” walking tour, visiting the spectacular Hungarian Parliament building, with its Neo-Gothic façade, and Central Market Hall, where you’ll have a chance to sample some local delicacies. You’ll stroll along Váci Utca, the main shopping street where Budapest’s affluent citizens have come to see and be seen for over 100 years. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Note: Parliament may be closed for official business without prior notice. If the Parliament is closed, we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica instead.

Day 8: Depart Budapest (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Budapest Ferihegy International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in exciting Budapest. (CB/BB)

Departures & Pricing

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 .

2017 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Budapest
Program Start Date
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed windows
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd & aft w/ french balcony
Category 2- Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Owner's Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Mar 26, 2017
$3,049
$3,399
$4,199
$4,499
$5,099
$6,299
$7,899
Apr 9, 2017
$3,149
$3,499
$4,299
$4,599
$5,199
$6,399
$7,999
May 7, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
May 21, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
Jun 4, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
Jun 18, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
Jul 2, 2017
$3,949
$4,299
$5,099
$5,399
$5,999
$7,199
$8,799
Jul 16, 2017
$3,949
$4,299
$5,099
$5,399
$5,999
$7,199
$8,799
Jul 30, 2017
$3,949
$4,299
$5,099
$5,399
$5,999
$7,199
$8,799
Aug 13, 2017
$4,049
$4,399
$5,199
$5,499
$6,099
$7,299
$8,899
Aug 27, 2017
$4,549
$4,899
$5,699
$5,999
$6,599
$7,799
$9,399
Sep 10, 2017
$4,749
$5,099
$5,899
$6,199
$6,799
$7,999
$9,599
Sep 24, 2017
$4,449
$4,799
$5,599
$5,899
$6,499
$7,699
$9,299
Oct 8, 2017
$3,949
$4,299
$5,099
$5,399
$5,999
$7,199
$8,799
Oct 22, 2017
$3,349
$3,699
$4,499
$4,799
$5,399
$6,599
$8,199
Nov 5, 2017
$2,949
$3,299
$4,099
$4,399
$4,999
$6,199
$7,799
From Passau
Program Start Date
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed windows
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd & aft w/ french balcony
Category 2- Middle Deck w/ french balcony
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Owner's Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Mar 19, 2017
$2,949
$3,299
$4,099
$4,399
$4,999
$6,199
$7,799
Apr 2, 2017
$3,149
$3,499
$4,299
$4,599
$5,199
$6,399
$7,999
Apr 16, 2017
$3,649
$3,999
$4,799
$5,099
$5,699
$6,899
$8,499
Apr 30, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
May 14, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
May 28, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
Jun 11, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
Jun 25, 2017
$4,149
$4,499
$5,299
$5,599
$6,199
$7,399
$8,999
Jul 9, 2017
$3,949
$4,299
$5,099
$5,399
$5,999
$7,199
$8,799
Jul 23, 2017
$3,949
$4,299
$5,099
$5,399
$5,999
$7,199
$8,799
Aug 6, 2017
$4,049
$4,399
$5,199
$5,499
$6,099
$7,299
$8,899
Aug 20, 2017
$4,049
$4,399
$5,199
$5,499
$6,099
$7,299
$8,899
Sep 3, 2017
$4,749
$5,099
$5,899
$6,199
$6,799
$7,999
$9,599
Sep 17, 2017
$4,749
$5,099
$5,899
$6,199
$6,799
$7,999
$9,599
Oct 1, 2017
$4,449
$4,799
$5,599
$5,899
$6,499
$7,699
$9,299
Oct 15, 2017
$3,949
$4,299
$5,099
$5,399
$5,999
$7,199
$8,799
Oct 29, 2017
$3,349
$3,699
$4,499
$4,799
$5,399
$6,599
$8,199
Nov 12, 2017
$2,949
$3,299
$4,099
$4,399
$4,999
$6,199
$7,799
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies.Please call to inquire.

Prices Include:

▪ 7-night Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners
▪ Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
▪ Shore excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English- speaking local guides
▪ Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,”  “Village Day,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
▪ 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
▪ Services of an experience Cruise Manager and attentive, English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture:"Austria’s History in the Context of the House of Habsburg, a European Dynasty”
▪ Select departures hosted by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music)
▪ 24-Hour Room Service (new in 2017)
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ Airport to ship/ ship to airport transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Days. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Port charges
▪ Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
Travel Insurance
▪ Personal Expenses

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