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Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau - 2024

From Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Tue, Nov 12, 2024
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Departure
Nov 12, 2024
Arrival
Nov 19, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Budapest
    Tue, Nov 12, 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 13, 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 14, 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 15, 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 16, 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 17, 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 18, 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 19, 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
4.6
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 30 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

Viking was wonderful. The airlines not so much.

Viking does an outstanding job. We will use them again.

We were so impressed with the staff on our Viking cruise. The gave great service and always with a smile. The cities that were chosen- Budapest, Venice, Duetensyein were beautiful with the architectural and rich history. Guides were excellent as well. The small number of passengers made the trip intimate and more accommodating. No long lines while leaving the ship and returning. The trip was relaxing and educational. An A for Viking.

Viking was great across the board. There was a slight glitch in our Prague extension -- our reservation for an optional excursion was left off the list -- but their representative promptly arranged alternate transportation to get us to the tour.

Viking delivered far beyond our expectations. Everything was 1st class: the boat was clean and well maintained, the staff was exceptionally courteous and helpful, and the food was "off the charts" This was our 1st Viking cruise and we can't wait to do another. Affordable Tours was also wonderful to deal with.

This was an excellent River Cruise. Due to the high water on the rivers, the top deck was closed for five (5) days. This resulted in some "down time" in the afternoons. We spent more time in our cabin than anticipated. Several days we while docked in port, there were several Viking ships docked side-by-side. Therefore, you had no view other than the ship next to you. These are minor disappointments compared to the overall cruise and the sites we saw. The local guides were exceptional. The included tours were appropriate and enjoyable.

Overall was very good with the exception of the internet, very deficient and poor quality.

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