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The Beautiful Blue Danube

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. 
Peaceful towns of the DanubeNight in Vienna.Saint Stephens Cathedral in ViennaVisit charming PassauParliament Building at night, Budapest
Highlights
  • 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
Activity Level: Relaxed
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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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MS Vivaldi

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Relax in the library aboard the MS Vivaldi
The luxurious dining room on the MS Vivaldi

Dates & Prices

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$2,314
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Main Deck-Cat A
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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Main Deck- Cat B
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Main Deck- Cat C
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Middle Deck-Cat A
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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Middle Deck-Cat B
All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Middle Deck-Cat C
All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck-Cat A
41 cabins (39 twins, 2 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck-Cat B
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck-Cat C
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 140 sq. ft.

Notes

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

Formalities:
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.
Included
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Tips paid in full to the local staff of the country of destination
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
Excluded
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Tips for the Boat and Lodge staff

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