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The Beautiful Blue Danube
(Passau Roundtrip)

11 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: PASSAU
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 4:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins. At 5.00 p.m. we’ll set off cruising along the Danube towards the border between Austria and Germany through the attractive region of Engelhartszell. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and evening.
 
DAY 2: PASSAU - MELK - VIENNA
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. We'll return to the ship and cruise on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time exploring this picturesque village, and its Baroque-style church - the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lionheart. We'll return on board in the afternoon before cruising on to Vienna. After our arrival, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour the illuminated sights of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: Come to the lounge and learn to waltz with traditionally costumed dancers.
 
DAY 3: VIENNA - ESZTERGOM
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit Schönbrunn Palace.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. Tour of the Konzerthaus concert hall (1).

Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in our optional excursion (not included in packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We'll return to the ship and cruise to Budapest, passing Bratislava on the way.
 
DAY 4: ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST
Enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. We'll then spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest. The Hungarian capital lies along the banks of the Danube and is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time sightseeing the city before returning to the ship. After dinner, join us for the excursion: Budapest by night.
 
DAY 5: BUDAPEST
Enjoy a day on your own or join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the city.
DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike.

In the afternoon, free time or take part in an optional excursion to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa (not included in the packages.) After dinner, enjoy another free evening on your own or join us for an evening of traditional dancing in the city.
 
DAY 6: BUDAPEST
Enjoy this day as you please (lunch not included) or join us on an excursion for both packages: the Puszta. We’ll return to the ship early evening.
 
DAY 7: BUDAPEST
Enjoy this morning at leisure in Budapest or join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour to Gödöllö Royal Palace. We’ll then return on board and cruising at towards Bratislava. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
 
DAY 8: BRATISLAVA - VIENNA
We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning, join us for the 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: 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: Onboard waltzing lessons.
 
DAY 9: VIENNA
Enjoy some free time this morning for individual sightseeing around Vienna, the imperial city, or join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided visit of Vienna and the Capuchin Crypt. We’ll return to the ship. Enjoy a free afternoon, or join us on an excursion for both packages to Hofburg to visit the former palace of the Habsburgs and admire the crown jewels and splendid imperial apartments. After dinner, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (optional and subject to availability.) The ship cruises on after midnight.
 
DAY 10: MELK - PASSAU
This morning will be spent cruising along the most beautiful stretch of the Wachau region. Then enjoy some free time in Melk. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: to Arstetten Castle, last residence of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife. We’ll return to the ship before cruising off towards Passau. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 11: PASSAU
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • A passionate encounter with history, tradition and culture.
  • You'll discover the Danube's most beautiful sites
  • 3 days in Budapest
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected, except for the concert of Viennese music or the Grinzing evening
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Symphonie
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 
  • The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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