Classical Danube Cruise
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Classical Danube Cruise

2025

2024


BudapestPassau

8 Days

This classic 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.

This quintessential cruise along the beautiful Danube begins with an overnight in the “Queen of the Danube“ — the capital city of Budapest, which straddles the river with its hilly ‘Buda‘ featuring Fisherman‘s Bastion & castle district over to the flat ‘Pest‘ side with its iconic Parliament building, to the “Three Rivers City“ of Passau at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers.

Along the way travel through four of Europe‘s most important countries — Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & Germany. Explore years of history and culture in the Imperial cities of Budapest, Vienna & Bratislava 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.

Itinerary

Your journey starts in Budapest. This evening, join us for a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner. In the evening, our illuminated cruise through Budapest will light up your heart, while your spirit comes alive with a spirited folklore show of local artists who dance, sing and enchant aboard.

Stay Budapest

Over Night

Excursions

Enjoy a morgning full of wonders in the Hungarican capital. Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube", enchants with her grace and architectural style. During the morning tour, see the State Opera House, Parliament, and Heroes Square. From the towers of Fisherman’s Bastion, capture the beauty of the river landscape to carry home with you. After lunch, join us for an excursion to the Hungarian countryside to explore the artists‘ town of Szentendre, and the former capital of Hungary, Esztergom. Should you choose to remain on board, enjoy an afternoon relaxing on deck, before arriving in Esztergom for dinner, where your fellow passengers rejoin the vessel.

 

Stay Budapest

Departure at 1:30pm

Excursions

Stay Esztergom

6:30pm - 8:00pm

In the morning, we arrive in the Slovakian capital. Located at the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers, Bratislava impresses with its Gothic and Baroque architecture. During a tour, we take you up to the Castle Hill for breathtaking views. Then walk through the historic center and fall in love with fascinating history of the city. Back on board, enjoy a leisurely lunch before departing for the local wine region. Spend the afternoon touring a family-owned vineyard for a private, behind-the-scenes look at winemaking. Before midnight, the ship weighs anchor for the next port, Vienna.

Stay Bratislava

8:00am - 11:00pm

Excursions

There is much to see in Imperial Vienna: Palaces, a Museum Quarter displaying works by artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, the historic buildings along the Ringstrasse, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the famous Vienna State Opera among others. In the afternoon, choose to venture to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous summer palace and gardens of Empress Maria Theresia and the Habsburg Empire. This evening take the opportunity to attend the “Sound of Vienna“ and listen to the “Alt Vienna“ orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era — a perfect end to your Vienna experience.

Stay Vienna

Arrival at 7:00am

Excursions

The romantic Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Austria, blanketed with vineyards and small villages. In the morning your ship docks in Dürnstein, with its blue medieval abbey on the edge of the Danube river. Wander through this quaint village or join a walking tour featuring a visit to the Dürnstein Abbey. After lunch on board, enjoy breathtaking views from the sun deck as you cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau Valley. In the afternoon, visit the eye-catching Baroque Benedictine abbey of Melk. This Baroque jewel is filled with interior frescoes created by preeminent artists of the18th century, and a magnificent library with priceless manuscripts. 

Stay Vienna

Departure at 12:30am

Stay Duernstein

8:00am - 12:00pm

Excursions

Stay Emmersdorf

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Excursions

Arrive in the erstwhile cultural capital of Linz for today‘s excursion options: 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. Before returning to the vessel, a slice of Linzer Torte will sweeten your day. Nature lovers should join our active hiking tour around the city offering beautival views and new perspectives of the Danube city. Or you can accompany us to Salzburg and spend a day experiencing Mozart's hometown and the sparkling lakes of the Salzkammergut. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and end your exursion back in Linz.

Stay Linz

7:00am - 11:00pm

Excursions

After breakfast, join our tour of Passau and discover the unique alleyways and baroque masterpieces that still characterize the city today. In the afternoon, visit the Veste Oberhaus, one of the largest preserved castle complexes in Europe that towers high above Passau. Back on board, you will experience a hearty Bavarian evening with live music and regional delicacies as the ship remains in Passau overnight.

Stay Passau

Arrival at 8:00am

Excursions

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Passau

Over Night

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

Reverse direction itinerary

Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:

15% Early Booking Discount

Book now and save 15% for all bookings made until 30 November 2024.

Dates & Prices

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Inclusions

Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions of Europe served with dinner on board 
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only € 346 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Full-day Salzburg with lunch
  • Passau walking tour

Package B | for only € 465 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)
  • Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Linz walking tour with Linzer Torte tasting
  • AMADEUS Active: Hiking in Linz
  • Passau walking tour
  • Visit of the Veste Oberhaus with three rivers viewpoint

Package C | for only € 672 per person

  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Visit to Schönbrunn Palace
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)
  • Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Full-day Salzburg with lunch
  • Passau walking tour
  • Visit of the Veste Oberhaus with three rivers viewpoint

Budapest – Passau

Unit Price

Evening cruise with folklore show on board

Included

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

€ 50

Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre

€ 61

Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

€ 60

AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region

€ 73

Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

€ 48

Visit to Schönbrunn Palace

€ 75

"Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)

€ 77

Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting

€ 50

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

€ 64

Linz walking tour with Linzer Torte tasting

€ 30

AMADEUS Active: Hiking in Linz

€ 35

OR Full-day Salzburg with lunch

€ 160

Passau walking tour

€ 25

Visit of the Veste Oberhaus with three rivers viewpoint

€ 47

Bavarian evening on board

Included

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

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. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Budapest (Hungary)

Train Station - Port € 35

Airport - Port € 60

Budapest City Centre - Port € 30

Passau (Germany)

Port - Airport Munich € 135

Port - Train Station € 30

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