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Danube Taster River Cruise 3 Star (Passau - Vienna)
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Danube Taster River Cruise 3 Star (Passau - Vienna)

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

Begin your journey in the Bavarian capital of Munich, where you will enjoy a guided city tour and spend your first night, before embarking the MS Amadeus Danubia for your three night cruise. Ports of call include Regensburg and Emmersdorf, where an optional excursion to Melk Abbey will be offered.  To enhance your cruise experience, a full day excursion to the spellbinding city of Salzburg is also included. Finally, arrive in Vienna, where you will spend the last night of your holiday and discover the sights of Austria’s opulent capital on a half day city tour. 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.

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Glengall Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

River Cruise Information

Food & Drink

The 3-night cruise during this holiday is full board; meals are served in the indoor restaurant on board the ship.

Lunch is a set menu and evening meals are composed of a 5-course menu featuring regional specialities of the countries through which you travel, classic favourites and vegetarian alternative dishes.

Wine is included with lunch and dinner.

 

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

Austria - Euro (€)

Germany - Euro (€)

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

MS Amadeus Danubia 3*
The MS Danubia is a small and comfortable ship, with a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere compared to an ocean liner. All passenger cabins are outward facing with expansive windows offering clear views of the river and you can also enjoy incredible views on one of the sun decks, lounge or bar areas as you cruise past some of the best scenery in Europe.
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.
Salzburg
The old town with its world-famous Baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was adopted by UNESCO in 1997 and is included on its list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Salzburg is also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Practical Information for this holiday

River Cruise Information

Food & Drink

The 3-night cruise during this holiday is full board; meals are served in the indoor restaurant on board the ship.

Lunch is a set menu and evening meals are composed of a 5-course menu featuring regional specialities of the countries through which you travel, classic favourites and vegetarian alternative dishes.

Wine is included with lunch and dinner.

 

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

Austria - Euro (€)

Germany - Euro (€)

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

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Morning

Munich City Tour

On arrival in Munich you will be met by our local guide and begin your holiday with a city tour. Highlights of the tour will include The Nymphenburg Palace, King's Square with its three temple buildings in the classical Greek style, the Bavarian National Museum and 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.

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Afternoon

At Leisure

In the afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel in Munich.

Day 2 - Begin Your Cruise

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Begin Your Cruise

You will have the morning to further explore Munich before being transferred to Passau to join your River Cruise. Settle in to your cabin and explore the range of facilities on board the MS Danubia as you embark on your 3-night cruise along the Danube. Sit back with a complimentary cocktail in the lounge area followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Day 3 - Regensburg

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Morning

Regensburg

Today will be spent at Regensburg. You will have free time to explore the city. Situated at the confluence of the Danube, Naab and Regen rivers, Regensburg is the fourth-largest city in the State of Bavaria and is an important political, economic and cultural base. The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Evening

Traditional Bavarian Evening

Enjoy a traditional Bavarian evening hosted by the crew on board MS Danubia. You will sail back towards Passau this evening.

Day 4 - Salzburg and Salzkammergut

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Full Day Excursion to Salzburg and Salzkammergut

Arrive into the town of Passau and disembark the ship for a full day excursion to Salzburg and Salzkammergut with lunch included. A two-hour coach ride will bring you to Salzburg – the city of music. The old town with its world-famous Baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps. It was adopted by UNESCO in 1997 and is included on its list of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Salzburg is also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. During the guided tour through the old town you will see the birth house of the musician (outside only), as well as other well-known attractions, such as the Getreidegasse. This long yet narrow shopping street runs parallel to the river in the centre of town. The street is famous for its old-style signage outside each store, indicating the profession found within. You will continue to the Mirabell Palace, a beautiful castle with gardens, built by an archbishop for his beloved courtesan. Look out for the Garden of Dwarfs and the Garden of Roses, as they are especially beautiful. After the included lunch, you will head to the picturesque village of Mondesee in Salzkammergut, which was the film location for the well-known movie “The Sound of Music”. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you head back to the ship which will be docked at Linz.

Day 5 - Emmersdorf & Vienna

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Morning

Emmersdorf

Check out of your cabins as you arrive into the picturesque town Emmersdorf in the Melk district of Austria. Here, you can take an optional excursion to visit Melk Abbey (payable locally). Alternatively, you can remain on board and sail towards the picturesque town of Weissenkirchen.

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Afternoon

Sail to Vienna

The ship will arrive into Vienna in the early evening where the group will finally disembark the ship. You will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Vienna.

Day 6 - Vienna & Return Home

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Morning

Vienna City Tour

Check out of your hotel and enjoy a half day City Tour of Vienna. Your tour will include the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and Natural History, the Hofburg Palace as well as the Royal Treasury and the National Library. You will also visit St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Schonbrunn Palace.

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Afternoon

Depart Vienna for Dublin

Transfer to Vienna Airport for your return flight to Dublin

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

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