The Danube

Passau to Budapest

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Day by Day

Travel on three of the most famous rivers in Europe, the  the Danube. This cruise takes in all the ports and highlights by efficiently cruising at night. Simply fly into Munich and it is only a two hours to Passau. This allows you to take advantage of lower airfares to Munich than to other former Eastern European cities. If you like add Prague before or after your cruise. See some great Danube photos by clicking here.

Day 1 - Passau: Passau is just a two hour train ride or drive from Munich. Here you will board your Luxurious Amadeus liner. You’ll love the panoramic view from your outside spacious cabin. Enjoy delightful cuisine, excellent service, a pool, spa, gym, salon and more! Depart this evening. Enjoy your first dinner on-board including complementary free-flowing wine which is included nightly. 

Day 2 - Regensburg: Take a step back in time when tour one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Porta Praetoria, a remarkable relic from the Roman era, the 12th-century Stone Bridge, the Historic Sausage Market and more. This afternoon, cross the Danube Gorge to the beautiful Weltenburg Abbey. Built in 620 AD century, it’s the world’s oldest monastery brewery. Sample some award-winning dark beer.

Day 3—Passau, Linz or visit Salzburg: Today you can have a relaxing day cruising up the Danube or you can take an optional full day excursion to Salzburg, or if you wish take half day tours in Passau this morning and Linz this afternoon. 

Day 4—Melk/Wachau Valley/Vienna: Go ashore this morning for a scenic excursion into the heart of lush Wauchau Valley wine country. Tour massive Melk Abbey, a 900-year old beautiful Benedictine Abbey. Later travel though the lush fertile wine Wachau valley. You will travel along the shores of this picturesque valley town with castle ruins and clock tower. Arrive in Vienna just after diiner. You will have the opportunity to take an optional excursion to a live concert that will preform music from some of the famous Vienna composers.

Day 5—Vienna: Today’s excursion takes you along the beautiful boulevard circling Vienna known as Ringstrasse. See historic landmarks including the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Charles Church and the Vienna State Opera. Also, explore the city’s most famous sight, St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This afternoon, is free or you can take an optional trip to Schoenbrunn Palace. You will have the entire evening free with the ship departing around midnight.

Day 6—Bratislava: Pass under the new Bridge, the world’s 7th largest suspension bridge, before arriving in Bratislava, capital city of Slovakia. Stretch your legs on a walking tour, including Bratislava Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral and Old Town Hall. Don’t miss Napoleon’s cannon ball all still embedded in the tower wall! You will have the entire day here with the ship setting sail at 10 pm.

Day 7: Esztergom/Budapest: This morning is relaxing as you cruise along the Danube. You also will have the option to take a tour visiting Esztergom and Szentendre. Just after lunch you arrive Budapest for your tour this capital city. See the impressive Chain Bridge and Parliament Building, located to reflect off the Danube River. Cross the river to Castle Hill and explore 13th-century Matthias Church. Look out on the city from the seven towers of Fisherman’s Bastion. Tonight is the farewell dinner followed by a Folklore show.

Day 8—Budapest: Today, disembark the ship and you can either continue touring to nearby cities like Prague, Munich or Berlin or take an optional transfer to the airport for your flight home. To learn more about our Prague extension please click here.


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Wachau Valley

Journey Overview

Port Schedule

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Included Excursions

Additional Excursions & Extensions

Unbeatable Quality & Rates

Apr or Oct Departures

From $2,169* 7 nights in a double
  • Window Haydn Deck $2,169
  • French BALC-Strauss $2,799
  • French BALC-Mozart $2,949
  • Suite-Mozart Deck $3,625

May-Sept Departures

From $2,499* 7 nights in a double
  • Window First Deck $2,499
  • French BALC-Strauss $2,999
  • French BALC Mozart $3,149
  • Suite Mozart Deck $3,849


Note dates are written in the International way which is day/month/year.

Passau rt dates 2017

Amadeus Fleet:


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Silver I
Silver II
Silver III

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy based on a seven night cruise. General prices listed are for the Rhine, Mosel, Main and Danube Rivers. France prices are for Seine (Paris) and for the Rhône and Saône (Lyon). Singles are available, call for rates. Prices do not include taxes, fees and charges of $160 per person. Prices include touring and free flowing regional wine at dinner as well as all meals on board ship. Prices are subject to change.

Diamond on the river