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Experience a unique and original way to discover the charms and treasures of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Board the MS La Boheme in Passau and cruise along the beautiful blue Danube, making daily stops to explore the most iconic destinations of Melk, Durnstein, Vienna, Esztergom, and Budapest. Follow your inclination for adventure and join this 11-day round-trip Passau cruise, enjoying stunning landscapes and experiencing the rich culture, art, traditions, and history of Central Europe. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Passau | Embark
Day 2 : Melk | Dürnstein | Vienna
Day 3 : Vienna
Day 4 : Esztergom | Budapest
Day 5 : Budapest
Day 6 : Budapest
Day 7 : Budapest
Day 8 : Bratislava | Vienna
Day 9 : Vienna
Day 10 : Melk
Day 11 : Passau | Disembark


  • Explore the Baroque palaces, churches, and pleasant squares of Bratislava
  • Explore Durnstein, a village famous for King Richard the Lionheart
  • Drop anchor and tour the illuminated sites of Vienna
  • Set off on a sightseeing tour of Budapest, a city crossed by the Danube


MS La Boheme

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Trip Type

  • Small Ship

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Trip Snapshots

Peaceful towns of the Danube Visit charming Passau A romantic bicycle ride through Europe's historical streets Night in Vienna. Parliament Building at night, Budapest

Day 1 Passau | Embark

Board the MS La Boheme during the afternoon in Passau. Settle in to your cabin and attend the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Depart for the Engelhartszell Region at the end of the afternoon and enjoy a delightful dinner on board. 

Day 2 Melk | Dürnstein | Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Melk Abbey, then return to the ship at 10:00 am and cruise on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time exploring this picturesque village and its Baroque-style church—the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lionheart. Return on board around 3:30 p.m. before cruising on to Vienna. After your arrival, choose between two different excursions:

CLASSIC: Tour the illuminated sites of Vienna.

DISCOVERY as a supplement: Come to the lounge and learn to waltz with traditionally costumed dancers.

Day 3 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning choose between two different excursions:

CLASSIC: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace.

DISCOVERY as a supplement: The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes.

Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in another optional excursion (not included): horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna.

Return to the ship and cruise to Budapest, passing Bratislava on the way. Tonight is a festival gala evening.

Day 4 Esztergom | Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. Then spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest. The Hungarian capital lies along the banks of the Danube and is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time sightseeing the city before returning to the ship. After dinner, join an excursion of Budapest at night.

Day 5 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a day on your own or join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of the city.

DISCOVERY as a supplement: Budapest by bike.

In the afternoon, take part in an excursion to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa (not included). After dinner, enjoy another free evening on your own or join an evening of traditional dancing in the city.

Day 6 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Today either have the day for yourself (lunch not included), or leave on a day excursion to Puszta. Return to the ship in the early evening.

Day 7 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning at leisure in Budapest or opt for the excursion for both packages: a tour to Gödöllö Royal Palace. Be back on board and cruising at 1:00 pm towards Bratislava. Enjoy some entertaining on board.

Day 8 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 as a supplement: Hiking in Bratislava: the Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, take in the splendid view of Bratislava.

Your ship cruises to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening in Vienna or join an excursion touring Vienna by night.

Day 9 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a free morning for individual sightseeing around Vienna. The excursion for both packages is a guided visit of Vienna and the Capuchin Crypt. Return to the ship. Choose a free afternoon, or optional excursion to Hofburg to visit the former palace of the Habsburgs and admire the crown jewels and splendid imperial apartments. After dinner, excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: concert of Viennese music (optional and subject to availability).

DISCOVERY as a supplement: An evening in Grinzing, one of the most popular destinations offering a panoramic view over the entire city of Vienna.

The ship cruises on after midnight.

Day 10 Melk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising along the most beautiful stretch of the Wachau region to arrive in Melk around 9:00 am. Enjoy some free time. Return to the ship in the afternoon for an excursion to Arstetten Castle, the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Return to the ship before cruising off around 4:00 pm towards Passau. Join an exclusive gala evening on board.

Day 11 Passau | Disembark

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

MS La Boheme

Per person starting at
Main Deck Cabins.
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Main Deck
52 cabins (49 twins, 2 single cabins, 1 Suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 108 sq. ft.
Upper Deck Cabins.
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Upper Deck
28 double cabins equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 108 sq. ft.


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

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day (except for lunch on D6)
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Classic excursions mentioned in the program except concert of Viennese music
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Optional concert of Viennese music
- Supplement for the discovery package
- Airport taxes
- Lunch on day 6
- Personal expenses

For US Citizens, a valid Passport is required for your travel. Non-US Citizens but Resident in the US, please contact the local Embassies or Consulates for proper paperwork required before traveling.


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