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Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau - 2023

From Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Wed, May 24, 2023
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Departure
May 24, 2023
Arrival
May 31, 2023

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Offer valid on bookings made from Nov 1, 2022 to Nov 30, 2022. Free international airfare valid on Mar-Aug 2023 departures of Rhine Getaway, Danube Waltz, Paris to the Swiss Alps, Holland and Belgium; Apr-Aug 2023 departures of Romantic Danube, Cities of Light; 2023 departures of Grand European Tour, Capitals of Eastern Europe. $499 per person international airfare valid on Mar-Aug 2023 departures of Paris & the Heart of Normandy, Lyon & Provence, Passage to Eastern Europe; $499 per person international airfare valid on departures of Mar-Jul 2023 Elegant Elbe. Air pricing vary per itinerary/departure. For additional itineraries, call for details. Prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All fares reflect cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply. Airfares vary on other itineraries, gateways and departures. Air offers not valid on Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City; call for details. Book by Nov 30, 2022; 2023 departures pay in full by Dec 15, 2022; 2024 departures pay in full by Apr 30, 2023. Offer expires Nov 30, 2022.

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Cruise from $2,599 per person based on select Jul 2023 departures of Rhine Getaway; Romantic Danube; Danube Waltz in category F; cruise from $4,499 per person based on select Jul 2023 departures of Grand European Tour in category F; subject to availability, other categories/departures may be higher. FREE international airfare and FREE Silver Spirits Beverage Package valid on May-July 2023 departures of aforementioned itineraries. (Blackout dates may apply, contact your Travel Consultant for full details.)
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Offer valid on bookings made from Nov 19 to Nov 30, 2022. Cruise from $2,599 per person based on select Jul 2023 departures of Rhine Getaway; Romantic Danube; Danube Waltz in category F; cruise from $4,499 per person based on select Jul 2023 departures of Grand European Tour in category F; subject to availability, other categories/departures may be higher. Free international airfare and Silver Spirits Beverage Package valid on May-July 2023 departures of aforementioned itineraries. Prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. All fares reflect cruise taxes, port taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply. Airfares vary on other itineraries, gateways and departures. Air offers not valid on Alaska, Hawaii, San Juan and Mexico City; call for details. Book by Nov 30, 2022; pay in full by Dec 15, 2022. Offer expires Nov 30, 2022.

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Cruise fares listed are for cruise and cruisetour only in US dollars, per person and fares/discount offers are based on double occupancy and are valid for US residents only. Prices are based upon lowest price point and category at time of print and are subject to change without notice. If you are traveling within 21 days, echeck payments cannot be accepted and cannot be made by third parties (someone not traveling). Other restrictions may apply.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Budapest
    Wed, May 24, 2023

    Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (Dinner)

    * Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.
  2. Day 2
    Budapest
    Thu, May 25, 2023

    Today we see highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, starting with Pest's National Opera House and historic Heroes' Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this "City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for dinner and evening departure. (B, L, D)

  3. Day 3
    Bratislava
    Fri, May 26, 2023

    Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia's charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael's Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. This evening you can relax or take a walk before our late departure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  4. Day 4
    Vienna
    Sat, May 27, 2023

    Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the "Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world's oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  5. Day 5
    Krems
    Sun, May 28, 2023

    Today's highlight is an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. Participate in an exclusive visitor program at Göttweig, created to provide an understanding of the daily business of the venerable institution. You may also take an invigorating bicycle ride through the Wachau Valley before returning to your ship. This afternoon, enjoy scenic sailing as we cruise toward Linz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  6. Day 6
    Linz
    Mon, May 29, 2023

    Wake up in Linz this morning and set off to explore this cultural on foot. Ride along the Danube's south bank and take in the sights; see the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Linz Castle and the Market Hall, where Mozart wrote the Linz Symphony, followed by a walking tour of the city's Old Quarter. Alternatively, join a full day optional excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the baroque and Renaissance buildings and the town's charming streets, brimming with cafés, shops and galleries. Return on board for dinner and a late-evening departure. (B, D)

  7. Day 7
    Passau
    Tue, May 30, 2023

    Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town's narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. Admire the New Bishop's Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to the Europe's largest church organ. Enjoy an onboard lunch, but return to the city to further explore on your own before dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  8. Day 8
    Passau
    Wed, May 31, 2023

    After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 additional nights in the breathtaking Czech capital of Prague. (Breakfast)

    * Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

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

Health and Safety Protocols for Viking

Pre-Departure Test
To ensure your journey is smooth and that you are able to fully enjoy your voyage as planned, we highly recommend that all guests take a pre-departure COVID-19 test, no more than three days prior to beginning your journey.

Purified Air
Enjoy fresh air in your stateroom, knowing that all staterooms on Viking river ships feature independent air handling units that do not share air with other areas of the ship. Take comfort in knowing that the air in the public areas of your ship has also been purified with new short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) lights and high-density filters, which kill 99.99% of all airborne viruses and bacteria.

Medical Services
While every precaution can reduce the risk of illness, we are also prepared for that outcome. Each of our vessels has always had a state-of-the-art Medical Center; those facilities have now been upgraded with more specialized equipment. We have also launched a new 24/7 hotline staffed by doctors, specifically for our river cruises.

Sanitization
Rest assured that the surfaces on your ship will be cleaned and sanitized continuously with daily scheduled deep cleanings. You will notice more hand sanitization stations throughout your ship. And on our ocean and expedition ships, we are using new sanitization robots that utilize UV-C light to treat surfaces in guest and crew public areas—an industry first.

Dining & Entertainment
On your ship, you can expect spacious, airy public areas and abundant options for al fresco dining. Also, on our ocean voyages, as always, you can enjoy complimentary 24-hour room service. Now, more options for spaced seating in all dining venues will allow for physical distancing; there will be additional table service at all bars and lounges; and new capabilities will allow you to watch more live events and enriching content through your in-room entertainment system.

Physical Distancing & Face Masks
Public health experts agree that proper physical distancing and the use of face masks are effective in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Face masks are optional while moving about the ship. Please note: Viking’s Medical Team continually monitors conditions and may deem face masks to be necessary while moving about the ship, based on conditions at the time of travel. While ashore, guests will need to comply with any local guidelines for face masks and physical distancing. Face masks continue to be required for all crew.

Local Partner Training
As part of the Viking Health & Safety Program, we will regularly train every local partner, including motor coach drivers and tour guides. While ashore, Viking’s measures will meet or exceed local guidelines for social distancing and other precautions.

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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
4.5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 26 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

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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