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Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau - 2025

From Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sun, Mar 30, 2025
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Departure
Mar 30, 2025
Arrival
Apr 06, 2025

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Offer valid on bookings made from Jul 9 to Jul 31, 2024. Cruise from $1,999 per person based on select Mar 2025 departures of Danube Waltz; select Jan 2025 departures of Treasures of the Danube in category F; cruise from $2,299 based on select Apr 2025 departures of Romantic Danube in category F; cruise from $2,999 based on select Mar 2025 departures of Elegant Elbe in category E; cruise from $4,999 based on select Jul-Aug 2025 departures of Grand European Tour in category F; subject to availability, other categories may be higher. $500 per couple ($250 per person) bonus discount is an additional savings off listed special fares and is available on all featured itineraries, based on inventory availability. A limited-time $25 per person deposit is due at time of booking for all featured itineraries; remaining deposit is due with final payment. 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. Book and deposit by Jul 31, 2024. Pay in full by Sep 30, 2024.

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Budapest
    Sun, Mar 30, 2025

    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, stunning art nouveau buildings, stalwart castles and grand palaces set the stage for inspiring strolls and long soaks in thermal spas. By night, the shimmering lights of the Parliament building dance across the waters of the Danube, the Chain Bridge uniting it all as a dramatic centerpiece.

  2. Day 2
    Budapest
    Mon, Mar 31, 2025

    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, stunning art nouveau buildings, stalwart castles and grand palaces set the stage for inspiring strolls and long soaks in thermal spas. By night, the shimmering lights of the Parliament building dance across the waters of the Danube, the Chain Bridge uniting it all as a dramatic centerpiece.

  3. Day 3
    Bratislava
    Tue, Apr 01, 2025

    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
    Wed, Apr 02, 2025

    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
    Thu, Apr 03, 2025

    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
    Fri, Apr 04, 2025

    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
    Sat, Apr 05, 2025

    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
    Sun, Apr 06, 2025

    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
4.2
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 53 reviews - currently showing 12 reviews with comments only

Staff was wonderful. Accommodations excellent. Plane connections worked except for return flight. Flight was cancelled and I received no notification about this.

I was truly taken aback at how Viking takes care of EVERY detail to insure travelers are safe and can enjoy the trip. When plans changed they were done seamlessly with little discomfort or anxiety to the travelers. For example, during one of our daily trip excursions there was a change of schedule and we were not going to be able to return to the ship for lunch so Viking gave everyone a $25 Euro credit on their shipboard account as most people were going to have to have lunch in town. Viking did this on their own. No one asked nor were expecting this which was a very thoughtful and pleasant surprise. Vienna a bunch of folks wanted to venture into town on their own and seeing this was appealing the Viking activities director decided to form an impromptu field trip to take everyone to town on the Metro Underground and escort them group to town so no one would get lost. They also gave everyone a map of the metro and easy instructions on how to return to the ship using the metro which was a the least expensive way to travel like a local. I HIGHLY recommend that Viking travelers take advantage of the pre-paid gratuities package offered as it really does remove that from the list of things to do as you leave the ship.

We have been on four cruises with Viking. They have spoiled us for any other cruise line.

Marianne was extremely helpful in planning our trip and making arrangements for air. She was also helpful during the trip when a question arose. We will definitely book through Marianne. She is professional, efficient and knowledgeable and friendly. She makes you feel personally cared for.

Very pleased with our first river cruise. Staff were friendly and got to know us quickly. Food and accommodations were good.

I have two major disappointments with the trip neither of which is related to Affordable Tours. The low water conditions on the Danube meant we were not docked in Budapest. I was looking forward to seeing Budapest lit up at night from our ship and conveniently visiting Budapest that did not happen. We were docked in a desolate location an hour from the city, the commute to the city was no fun. Also we had a ship transfer which replaced a day of cruising the Danube for another bus ride. Viking worked very hard to minimize the inconvenience.

Great service! operator was very helpful with our special requests and was able to meet them.

I am very pleased with the services provided by Viking cruise personnel. Every morning the chef's assistant would go over the menu with me to describe what options I had for vegetarian meals including anything I like to have that was off the menu. The stateroom veranda rooms were very comfortable. Bathroom wasn't that big but comfortable and was cleaned twice a day.

All went as planned and as advertised except a surprise $70.00 baggage fee with our economy flight reservation on Czech Air from Budapest to Prague.

This was our first river cruise and far exceeded our expectations. Every part of the trip was wonderful: food, guides, staff on boat, program director, cabin.

Our Viking cruise on the Danube was amazing! Really exceeded our expectations.

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