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Danube Taster River Cruise (Passau - Passau)
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Danube Taster River Cruise (Passau - Passau)

  • 5 Night Holiday
  • Full Board on Cruise
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Discover the highlights dotted along the Danube on this short River Cruise Holiday from Passau to Passau.

Your cruise will commence from the port of Passau where your holiday will begin with a guided city tour, before embarking the MS Viktoria. Ports of call include Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Emmersdorf, where an optional excursion to Melk Abbey will be offered. Excursions are led by expert local guides who will share their wealth of knowledge and take you to the highlights of each destination.

Enjoy wonderful views as you sail down Europe’s longest waterway. Much smaller than an ocean liner, the ship will take you into the heart of most cities you visit, giving you more time to visit the attractions and enjoy your time ashore.

Please note that this holiday may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. For more details, please contact us.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

River Cruise Information

Food & Drink

The 5-night cruise during this holiday is full board; meals are served in the indoor Panorama restaurant on board the ship. In the middle of the day you can enjoy a generous lunch buffet in the Panorama restaurant. 

Evening meals are composed of multiple course menus featuring regional specialities as well as vegetarian dishes.

Coffee/tea is included after lunch and dinner.

Please note that alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included during meals, a beverage package can be booked optionally.

 

Embarkation and Disembarkation

You will have a guided transfer to the exact mooring at the port of embarkation, and will also be met at the disembarkation point at the end of your cruise. While the ship is moored at each port of call, you are free to disembark as you wish. Before leaving the ship independently, please note the mooring point and the onward sailing time. Embarkation or disembarkation times may vary on particular cruise schedules (as described in the itinerary).

 

Dress Code

There is no specific dress code on board, but it is recommended that you dress smartly for dinner. By day and for shore excursions it is recommended you wear layered clothing and comfortable shoes. It is advisable to take a pullover or jacket for cooler evenings.

 

Tipping

In common with international customs, it is normal but not obligatory to tip staff. The amount of your tip is left to your discretion and should be seen as a reward for good service. If you would like a recommendation we suggest, as a guideline, € 5-7 per guest per day.

 

Currencies

- Euro (€)

- Germany (€)

- Austria (€)

- Slovakia (€)

- Hungary: Forint (Ft)

Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Packing List
  • Dress code as above
  • Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Holiday highlights

Budapest

Budapest became one city after the unification of the cities Buda and Pest on opposite sides of the river in 1873. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’ Budapest is one of the most magnificent cities in Europe and during your panoramic city tour you will witness the glorious architecture of Hungary’s parliament building, the beautiful Crown Bridge and the gothic castle of Buda.

Vienna

Lying in the east of the country, along the Danube, Austria’s capital is packed with history and grandeur. A buzzing metropolis, where modern design sits side by side opulent palaces, Vienna is a city of music, coffee houses, culinary delights and rich history.

Bratislava

Located in a picturesque setting, between Austria and Hungary, along the banks of the Danube, the capital of Slovakia is surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathian Mountains. The city, especially the old town, is best explored on foot in order to appreciate the narrow streets of pastel coloured buildings and medieval architecture.

Practical Information for this holiday

River Cruise Information

Food & Drink

The 5-night cruise during this holiday is full board; meals are served in the indoor Panorama restaurant on board the ship. In the middle of the day you can enjoy a generous lunch buffet in the Panorama restaurant. 

Evening meals are composed of multiple course menus featuring regional specialities as well as vegetarian dishes.

Coffee/tea is included after lunch and dinner.

Please note that alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included during meals, a beverage package can be booked optionally.

 

Embarkation and Disembarkation

You will have a guided transfer to the exact mooring at the port of embarkation, and will also be met at the disembarkation point at the end of your cruise. While the ship is moored at each port of call, you are free to disembark as you wish. Before leaving the ship independently, please note the mooring point and the onward sailing time. Embarkation or disembarkation times may vary on particular cruise schedules (as described in the itinerary).

 

Dress Code

There is no specific dress code on board, but it is recommended that you dress smartly for dinner. By day and for shore excursions it is recommended you wear layered clothing and comfortable shoes. It is advisable to take a pullover or jacket for cooler evenings.

 

Tipping

In common with international customs, it is normal but not obligatory to tip staff. The amount of your tip is left to your discretion and should be seen as a reward for good service. If you would like a recommendation we suggest, as a guideline, € 5-7 per guest per day.

 

Currencies

- Euro (€)

- Germany (€)

- Austria (€)

- Slovakia (€)

- Hungary: Forint (Ft)

Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Packing List
  • Dress code as above
  • Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 – Travel to Germany

Morning

Passau City Tour

Upon arrival in Munich, you will be met by your local guide who will assist you in the transfer to Passau port. A guided Passau city tour will be provided en-route. The setting of the old town, created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century, shows soaring towers, picturesque places, enchanting promenades and romantic lanes. Take in highlights such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, in which the world’s largest cathedral organ sounds, the majestic fortress Veste Oberhaus on the Danube’s side and the Pilgrimage Church "Mariahilf" on the Inn’s side.

Afternoon

Commence River Cruise

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Passau port to join your River Cruise. Settle in to your cabin and explore the range of facilities on board your ship as you embark on your 5-night cruise along the Danube. Sit back with a welcome cocktail in one of the lounge areas, followed by a tasty welcome dinner.

Day 2 – Vienna

Morning

Vienna City Tour

Today, you will embark on a city tour of Vienna shortly after noon. This tour will give you an overall impression of the most important sights Vienna has to offer. First you will drive along the famous Ringstrasse, passing several magnificent buildings like the stunning opera house, the parliament, the Court Theatre and Vienna’s imposing city hall. The tour is followed by a guided walk through the city centre where you will get to know Vienna at its fullest. You will start at the well-known Hofburg Imperial Palace, walk along the Kohl market and finish at Vienna’s iconic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Before returning to the ship you have some free time to stroll along the pedestrian area.

Afternoon

Optional Beer Brewery Excursion

An optional tour of a beer brewery with a beer-tasting session at the end will be offered in the afternoon (payable locally). The ship will depart Vienna in the late evening.

Day 3 – Budapest

Afternoon

Budapest City Tour

After docking into Budapest port after lunch, you will be escorted on a guided tour of the historic centre. Take in highlights such as Heroes Square, the Synagogue and the Castle District. Walk by the Mathias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion for photo opportunities and visit St. Stephan’s Basilica.

Evening

At Leisure

You will have the rest of the day at leisure to further explore this fascinating city at your own pace or partake in the optional “Budapest by Night” excursion (payable locally).

Day 4 – Bratislava

Afternoon

Bratislava City Tour

You will arrive in Bratislava in the early afternoon. The city is small and best explored on foot. The city is small and best explored on foot and during your walking tour you will get to know the capital of the young Slovakian Republic. The gorgeous old town has maintained its Gothic-Baroque style. The tour passes St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Grassalkovich Palace and continues up to the hill where you will have a stunning panoramic view of the city and surrounding areas. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to participate in a guided walking tour through the restored old town. From Michael’s Gate you will take a leisurely stroll through the historic city centre where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings, as well as the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university of the city, which dates back to the 15th century. In addition to numerous palaces, you will also walk past the main square with the old City Hall, the Opera House and Maximilian Fountain.

Day 5 – Melk

Full Day

Optional Melk Abbey Excursion

Today you will wake up in Melk where you can enjoy an optional excursion to Melk Abbey (payable locally). Melk Abbey is an Austrian Benedictine abbey and one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. The impressive Baroque abbey was built between 1702 and 1736 and is the biggest monastery complex of the Austrian baroque period. The Abbey’s church features frescos by Johann Michael Rottmayr and the impressive library contains countless medieval manuscripts and frescos by Paul Troger. A guided tour takes you through the abbot’s chambers, along the Imperator’s walk, through the marble hall, the balconies and the library.

Day 6 – Munich and Return Home

Morning

Munich City Tour

It is time to say goodbye after a full week of delights aboard your cruise vessel. You will be met by our local representative and transferred to Munich to enjoy a morning city tour. Highlights will include the Nymphenburg Palace, King's Square with its three temple buildings in the classical Greek style, the Bavarian National Museum, the Angel of Peace monument, the elegant buildings and shops along Maximilian Street, the Maximilianeum, the National Opera House, the Royal Palace, Stachus Square and the medieval city gates.

Afternoon

Munich and Return Home

After some free time for further sightseeing or shopping in Munich, you will be transferred to Munich airport for your flight home, with guide assistance. (Luggage will be stored in coach)

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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MS Viktoria 4

Enjoy the tasteful ambient and comfort in the spacious and stylish cabins on board the MS Viktoria. The large SPA with sauna, whirlpool and rest area also guarantee a relaxing holiday from the very first moment you step into this elegant ship. Take in the fantastic panoramic view... read more read more read more

Enjoy the tasteful ambient and comfort in the spacious and stylish cabins on board the MS Viktoria. The large SPA with sauna, whirlpool and rest area also guarantee a relaxing holiday from the very first moment you step into this elegant ship. Take in the fantastic panoramic views over the Danube River while dining in the excellent on board restaurant or while sipping on a refreshing drink on the sun deck.

Please note that this ship does not have a lift.

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MS Viktoria
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