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Wine Cruise on the Danube

Budapest → Passau

8 Days

During this special cruise, a breathtaking combination of wine and culture cruise awaits you: on your 8-day tour along the Danube from Budapest to Passau, enjoy fascinating excursions to the most beautiful wineries in the region, including the UNESCO protected Wachau Valley. Learn all you need to know about winemaking in conversation with experienced winemakers and let yourself be tempted by famous local wines: sensual dessert wines, sour white wines or lively reds! A special dinner with wine pairings onboard and wine discussions led by Master of Wine round out this special program.


Stay Budapest
Departure at 1.30pm
Aufenthalt Esztergom
6.30pm - 8pm
Stay Bratislava
8am - 11pm
Stay Vienna
7am - 2am / Day 5
Stay Dürnstein
8am - 12pm
Stay Melk/Emmersdorf
3pm - 7pm
Stay Linz
7am - 8.30am
Stay Aschach
11am - 11.30am
Aufenthalt Passau
5pm - 6.30pm
Stay Regensburg
10am - 8pm

In the early morning, you reach Passau, the last stop of your cruise. After a generous breakfast, the entire AMADEUS crew thanks you for your patronage, bids you farewell and wishes you a safe journey home. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Arrival at 8am

Dates & Prices


  • 4 selected wine tastings at different wineries including nibbles, commentary and a specialised tour
  • Transfer from ship to wineries and back to ship
  • Informative onboard talk on wines
  • Welcome Wine Toast, Wine Dinner featuring German wines, Captain’s Gala Dinner with wine pairing 
  • Fascinating river cruise in on outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in Suites on Amadeus Queen, Silver I, II & III
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck)
  • All port taxes and local taxes

Excursion Packages

Owing to the variety of available excursions it‘s often difficult to choose between them - so on this cruise we offer you tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board.

Cruise Highlights Unit Price
City tour of Budapest € 33
City tour of Bratislava € 33
City tour of Vienna € 34
Concert "Sound of Vienna" € 55
Excursion to Melk Abbey € 45
Full-day excursion to Salzburg including Salzkammergut and lunch € 92
Regensburg walking tour € 16
Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey € 57
Onboard Booking Price
Prices for packages booked in advance

Arrival & Hotel

Arrival & Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. We can also reserve a parking place for your car. The following prices apply per person per transfer.

Airport – Port € 41,-
Budapest City Center – Port € 18,-
Train Station – Port € 23,-

Train station – Port € 20,-
Airport Munich – Port € 59,-

Vessels on this route