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Danube Rhapsody River Cruise (Passau - Passau)

Germany, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic

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  • Explore the Danube River Valley on this guided cruise to Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary.
  • Enjoy 7-nights on board a 4 Star MS Amadeus ship.
  • Ports of call include Melk / Emmersdorf, Linz, Vienna, Budapest, Esztergom & Bratislava.
  • Discover the history of Munich, Vienna, Bratislava & Passau with city tours & leisure time in each.
  • Sample regional flavours & culture with a wine tasting at a Wachau vineyard & tour of Melk Abbey.
  • Unwind with free time to relax on-board the ship or explore at your own pace with tips from your guide.
  • Includes 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis, 7 nights on a full board basis.

Book Your Trip From £1499pp

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HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
2 Adults

Your Escorted Danube Rhapsody River Cruise Holiday Overview

Discover the highlights dotted along the Danube with us on a 7-night river cruise holiday from Passau. Travelling onboard an MS Amadeus ship, we’ll experience the elegance of a boutique hotel as we’re transported to some of Europe’s most exciting cities. To give you a taste of life along the Danube, we’ll enjoy included excursions like a guided walking tour of Bratislava, a half day tour of Vienna, a half day visit to Melk Abbey, and a tasting tour of a local winery. Each excursion is led by an expert local guide, who will share their wealth of knowledge and take us to the highlights of each destination. You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to avail of the ship’s many amenities or explore more with additional optional excursions available at each port of call.

Please Note: This holiday may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility. For more details, please contact us.

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Chichester Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates Prior to November 2020. After 01 November 2020 we will no longer be providing this service.

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Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day

Travel to Germany

Passau City Tour

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. *** Please note 04 July groups will have a city tour of Munich included on arrival including some free time in Munich city centre before transferring onwards to Passau port to join your cruise ship

Passau city tour

Commence River Cruise

Afternoon
Danube river cruise holiday

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 7-night cruise along the Danube. Sit back with a welcome cocktail in one of the lounge areas, followed by a tasty welcome dinner.

Danube river cruise holiday

Emmersdorf

Guided Excursion to Melk Abbey

Morning
Guided excursio to Melk Abbey

Today you will wake up in Emmersdorf where you will enjoy an excursion to Melk Abbey. 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. At the end of the tour, enjoy a wine tasting session at a local Wachau vineyard before departing for Vienna where the ship will dock for the evening.

Guided excursio to Melk Abbey

Vienna

Vienna City Tour

Morning
Vienna city tour

This morning you will embark on a city tour of Vienna. 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 or 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.

Vienna city tour

Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace

Afternoon
Guided excursion to Schönbrunn Palace

An optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace will be offered in the afternoon (payable locally). One of the most important cultural and historic monuments in Austria, the 1,441 room Baroque palace is surrounded by a magnificent garden, known as the Gloriette, giving unforgettable views over the palace area. The ship will depart Vienna in the late evening.

Guided excursion to Schönbrunn Palace

Budapest

At Leisure in Budapest

Full Day
Sightseeing in Budapest

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Budapest, where the ship will be docked for the night, for sightseeing at your own pace. Alternatively, you can partake in a guided city tour in the afternoon (payable locally).

Sightseeing in Budapest

Folklore Show

Evening
Folklore show on ship

In the evening, enjoy a folklore show hosted by the crew on board your ship.

Folklore show on ship

Budapest & Esztergom

Explore Budapest

Morning
Explore Budapest on a Danube Rhapsody river cruise holiday

Take in some further sightseeing, shopping or just relax prior to the ship's departure for the next destination, Esztergom, shortly after lunch.

Explore Budapest on a Danube Rhapsody river cruise holiday

Discover Esztergom

Afternoon
Guided excursion to Esztergom

An optional excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom will be offered in the afternoon (payable locally). One of Hungary's oldest cities, Esztergom was formerly the capital and is home to the Basilica, the main Roman Catholic church of Hungary. You will sail towards Bratislava in the evening.

Guided excursion to Esztergom

Bratislava

Bratislava City Tour

Morning
Bratislava city guided tour

You will arrive at Bratislava in the early morning. The city is small and best explored on foot. Following breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of this compact city. During this 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.

Bratislava city guided tour

Captain's Gala Dinner

Evening
Dinner on a Danube Rhapsody river

This evening you will enjoy a Captain's Gala Dinner while the ship travels to Linz.

Dinner on a Danube Rhapsody river

Linz

Explore Linz

Full Day
Explore Linz on a guided holiday

Today, you will have free time to explore Linz, a UNESCO City of Media Arts, at your own pace. Discover this city's charming old town filled with historic baroque architecture as well as its stunning natural landscape. Alternatively, you can partake in a guided walking tour of the city in the afternoon (payable locally).

Explore Linz on a guided holiday

Munich & Return Home

Munich City Tour

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. ***Please note 04 July group will have a city tour of Passau included on departure before transferring onwards to Munich airport

Munich city tour

Depart Germany

Explore Munich on a Danube Rhapsody river cruise holiday

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)

Explore Munich on a Danube Rhapsody river cruise holiday
* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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