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Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau - 2024

From Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Tue, Nov 19, 2024
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Departure
Nov 19, 2024
Arrival
Nov 26, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Budapest
    Tue, Nov 19, 2024

    Riverside beauty and a vibrant cultural scene blend together in Budapest to form one of Europe's most rewarding cities. Hungary's enchanting capital straddles the banks of the Danube, with traditional hillside Buda on one side and modern Pest on the other. By day, astounding art nouveau buildings, stalwart castles and glittering palaces set the stage for awe-inspiring strolls and long soaks in thermal spas. By night, a nostalgic glow settles in as the city's lights dance on Danube waters, the Chain Bridge uniting it all as a dramatic centerpiece.

  2. Day 2
    Budapest
    Wed, Nov 20, 2024

    Riverside beauty and a vibrant cultural scene blend together in Budapest to form one of Europe's most rewarding cities. Hungary's enchanting capital straddles the banks of the Danube, with traditional hillside Buda on one side and modern Pest on the other. By day, astounding art nouveau buildings, stalwart castles and glittering palaces set the stage for awe-inspiring strolls and long soaks in thermal spas. By night, a nostalgic glow settles in as the city's lights dance on Danube waters, the Chain Bridge uniting it all as a dramatic centerpiece.

  3. Day 3
    Bratislava
    Thu, Nov 21, 2024

    The Slovakian capital of Bratislava is filled with lovingly restored baroque city palaces and leafy squares. The Little Carpathians rise steeply in the north and the enormous hrad (or castle) perches 300 feet above the Danube, lending the city a picturesque setting. Below the castle, the Old Town boasts elegant mansions, art nouveau houses and gracious pedestrian zones. Eleven Hungarian kings and eight queens were crowned in St. Martin’s Cathedral, today a concert hall that plays a central role in the city’s rich cultural offerings.

  4. Day 4
    Vienna
    Fri, Nov 22, 2024

    Renowned as the “City of Waltzes,” Austria’s capital city of Vienna is Europe’s center of classical music. Strauss and Mozart composed many of their finest pieces here. Vienna’s musical history is matched by the elegant, graceful architecture that lines the Ringstrasse, the wide boulevard encircling the Inner City. Baroque, neo-Renaissance, Gothic-Romanesque and other splendidly styled structures, from the Hofburg Palace to the Vienna State Opera, take the breath away with their grand facades. Vienna has a more intimate side too: inviting footpaths lead through green parks and its famed Viennese cafés sweeten any stay with coffee and the city’s delectable Sachertorte.

  5. Day 5
    Krems
    Sat, Nov 23, 2024

    A small university town at the eastern end of the Danube’s Wachau Valley, Krems is surrounded by terraced vineyards. In its heyday, during the 12th century, Krems held even more importance than Vienna for its iron, grain, salt and wine trade. As to the latter, the city has played a long and celebrated part in the popularity of the Wachau’s wine culture; the valley’s south slopes in Krems are bathed in sunlight all day and create some of the best Riesling and Veltliner wines in the world. The city’s cobblestone streets, taverns, wine bars and coffeehouses have a timeless appeal.

  6. Day 6
    Linz
    Sun, Nov 24, 2024

    Originally known as Lentia in its days as a 1st-century Roman castle-settlement, Linz is today’s provincial capital of Upper Austria. The city’s famous Linzer Torte, the jam-filled cake topped with almonds, hails from here and can be found in any number of cafés. In the Old Town, narrow lanes lead to the Hauptplatz, once the largest town square in Austria. Handsome patrician houses, the 17th-century Town Hall and an impressive cathedral line the open space. The steepest mountain railway in Europe delivers visitors to Pöstlingberg hill and its 18th-century pilgrimage church.

  7. Day 7
    Passau
    Mon, Nov 25, 2024

    Founded by the Celts over 2,000 years ago, Passau is one of Bavaria's oldest cities. Known as the "City of Three Rivers,” it rests at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. The city has long enjoyed its strategic position and grew to great economic and political power because of it. The legacy of its past prosperity lives on in graceful arcades, colorful houses with rococo facades and the glorious baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral, home to one of Europe's largest pipe organs. Passau is also where two nations meet; it is here that the German-Austrian border begins.

  8. Day 8
    Passau
    Tue, Nov 26, 2024

    Founded by the Celts over 2,000 years ago, Passau is one of Bavaria's oldest cities. Known as the "City of Three Rivers,” it rests at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. The city has long enjoyed its strategic position and grew to great economic and political power because of it. The legacy of its past prosperity lives on in graceful arcades, colorful houses with rococo facades and the glorious baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral, home to one of Europe's largest pipe organs. Passau is also where two nations meet; it is here that the German-Austrian border begins.

Countries Visited

Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

8 Days 6 Guided Tours / 4 Countries

Daily Shore Excursions: 6 included guided tours
Port Charges: Included on all itineraires

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.7
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 26 reviews - currently showing 8 reviews with comments only

There were only 41 passengers snd we had a blast with a full crew! The safety and well being of the passengers snd crew were their utmost priority. We had a nasal PCR swab prior to boarding then Saliva PCR test daily. They made sure we get everything we needed.

The staff and accommodations were exceptional!

Affordabletours (Alyson) booked our Danube Waltz Viking River Cruise. Everything she said was confirmed and Viking and Affordabletours worked well together from our perspective. Having Viking arrange flights and transfers made for seamless travel. Viking more than met our expectations and Passau-Budapest is a fascinating set of cities/countries. We did every tour, lecture, etc that we could fit in. Can't wait to go on lower Danube now! Allyson was so responsive to any and all of our questions and went out of her way to communicate with us and Viking- thank you!

Great ship. Staff was the best. Food was wonderful.

I give my highest recommendation to AffordableTours! Simply excellent in every way! Thanks for the great work!!

Our recent river cruise from Passau, Germany to Budapest, Hungary aboard the Viking Vilhjalm was most enjoyable. The boat was in excellent condition and decorated very nicely. Our cabin, which was on the lowest level, was a perfect choice for us as we declined the option for a cabin with a balcony. It had a small, eye level window, a safe, a refrigerator, charging outlets, hairdryer, a very nice size closet with hanging space, room for our suitcases under the bed, a private bath and shower with a retractable clothes line for drying bathing suits, etc., a comfortable bed, and a wall-mounted television. Our room was always kept very clean and the cleaning lady often had been in to clean and organize by the time we stopped back in before leaving for morning excursions at 8:45 A.M. The dining room staff did an absolutely exceptional job of making all of our dining experiences extremely enjoyable.

We could not have been more pleased with all aspects of our Viking cruise and stay in Prague. Everything ran as smoothly as expected and the standard of service was top notch. However some of the shore excursions were a bit rushed without enough free time to shop and enjoy the site a little longer. The ship was excellent and well maintained by the staff and we found them very accommodating and eager to please.

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