Passau → Vienna
This short cruise brings together glorious cities along one of the world‘s most beautiful stretches of rivers on a trip through the heart of Old World Europe. Explore years of history and culture in the Imperial cities of Vienna and Regensburg as well as the UNESCO protected Austrian Wachau Valley — blanketed with rolling hills, flourishing vineyards and picturesque villages. Experience the beauty along the Danube River. Enjoy this quick adventure with memories that will last a lifetime.
This afternoon, embark and settle in your cabin. This evening, meet fellow travelers at a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a beautifully prepared Welcome Dinner.
This morning, your AMADEUS river vessel arrives in one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. On the morning tour, immerse yourself in the historic atmosphere of this unique town, which boasts architecture from many different centuries and a bridge that was built in the 12th century.
In the afternoon, choose between a visit to the 600-year-old Weltenburg Abbey, which is situated on the banks of the Danube and houses the oldest monastic brewery in the world, and a trip to the 18th century Thurn and Taxis Palace with a stop at their traditional brewery and beer tasting. This evening, enjoy a special Bavarian theme on board with regional delicacies and live traditional music.
The vessel returns this morning for a short stop at the three-rivers city of Passau, lying at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. In the morning, explore the city on your own or take a guided walking excursion. At St. Stephen’s Cathedral, see an organ with 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, the second largest in the world. Passau is also the starting point for the full day optional excursion to Salzburg with lunch at a local restaurant.
For those remaining on board, relax on the Sun Deck and take in the scenery as the vessel moves toward its late afternoon visit to Linz ̶ the third largest city in Austria. Join the walking tour and stroll on streets squares boasting unique churches, concert venues, and plenty of artists who come to the city to thrive. Time permitting, sample the famous Linzer Torte before returning to the vessel.
This morning presents an opportunity to visit the beautiful Baroque Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. This Baroque jewel is filled with beautiful frescoes created by pre-eminent artists of the 18thcentury, and a magnificent library with priceless manuscripts.
During lunch onboard, the ship continues to Dürnstein, a picturesque wine growers’ village located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau Valley. Explore the village with a local guide or choose an excursion to a local vineyard to sample some of the region’s famous Grüner Veltliner wines. The ship arrives in Vienna later this evening and remains overnight.
After breakfast, the AMADEUS crew bids you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!
Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:Vienna → Passau
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Enjoy the flexibility to choose any shore excursion of the ones listed below for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.
When booking our new ALL-IN excursion package prior to departure we offer you maximum flexibility at a great value. Create your personalized shore excursion program by choosing your favorite tours from our list of exciting options in each port.
Enjoy a package of 3 pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance:
Additional shore excursions can be purchased onboard at the below rate.
|Cruise Passau - Vienna||Unit Price|
|Regensburg walking tour||€ 20,00|
|Danube gorge and Weltenburg abbey with beer tasting||€ 66,00|
|OR Excursion Thurn & Taxis Castle with brewery and tasting||€ 64,00|
|Passau walking tour||€ 20,00|
|OR Full-day Salzburg including Salzkammergut and lunch||€ 106,00|
|Linz walking tour with Linzer Torte tasting||€ 23,00|
|Visit to Melk Abbey||€ 52,00|
|Dürnstein walking tour with visit to the Dürnstein abbey||€ 24,00|
|OR Winzer Krems vineyard and winery||€ 45,00|
Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.