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Budapest to Passau - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Vivaldi
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Spend six days cruising along the beautiful Danube, through four different countries of Central Europe. Visit captivating destinations beginning with a 2-day stay in Budapest followed with visits to Bratislava, Vienna, Melk and Passau. Choose from a Classic or Discovery approach and take advantage of the exciting land activities that await for you in every port of call. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Budapest | Embark
Day 2 : Budapest
Day 3 : Bratislava | Vienna
Day 4 : Vienna
Day 5 : Melk
Day 6 : Passau | Disembark


  • Set off on a sightseeing tour of Budapest, a two-thousand-year-old city
  • Hike in the Little Carpathians, one of the 14 protected areas in Slovakia
  • Enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry
  • Visit Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery home of a prestigious school


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Peaceful towns of the Danube Parliament Building at night, Budapest Night in Vienna. Saint Stephens Cathedral in Vienna Visit charming Passau

Day 1 Budapest | Embark

Board the MS Vivaldi in Budapest and join a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Dinner is served on board. In the evening, there is an excursion for both packages: an evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The excursions proposed for this day are:

Classic: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873.

Discovery: Bike tour of Budapest. See all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other of the legendary sites in Budapest.

Then spend the afternoon cruising to Bratislava.

Day 3 Bratislava | Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. The excursions proposed for this day are:

Classic: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.

Discovery: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, take in the splendid view of Bratislava.

The ship will cruise to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening or join an excursion of Vienna by night.

Day 4 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion for both packages: Visit Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.

In the afternoon, join an excursion for both packages: Tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. Join an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.)

Begin to cruise during the night.

Day 5 Melk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk.

This morning there is an excursion prepared for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner.

In the afternoon join an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students.

In the evening, begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is your gala evening.

Day 6 Passau | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking in Passau.

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26 cabins (18 twins, 8 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Middle Deck
21 cabins (12 twins, 8 double cabins, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- On board entertainment
- Assistance of your on board host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala evening
- Port taxes
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- concert of Viennese music or Grinzing evening
- Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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