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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary

The Beautiful Blue Danube

Budapest to Passau - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Symphonie
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Discover Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna on this stunning 6-day cruise along the beautiful Danube. 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 you in every port of call. 
Morning view on Bratislava cityMozart Statue in ViennaMelk Abbey, Lower AustriaPassau at sunset, GermanyFisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
Highlights
  • Enjoy 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 and home of a prestigious school
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Budapest, Hungary | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in the early evening. After comfortably settling into your cabins, be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail followed by dinner. In the evening, enjoy Budapest's traditional entertainment. 

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

Day 2: Budapest | Bratislava

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions 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. Today's excursions 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.

Your ship cruises to Vienna. Enjoy a free evening in Vienna and explore the city at night. 

Day 4: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us on a visit to Schonbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family and tour of part of Vienna. 

In the afternoon, tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. As an optional excurision, attend a Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability). 

We will begin to cruise during the night. 

Day 5: Melk | Passau

  • 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, visit Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious co-ed school with more than 900 students. In the evening, begin to cruise to Passau. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening on board the ship.

Day 6: Passau, Germany | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking.

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32 double cabins, equipped with TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.
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bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.
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Upper Deck- Cat A
17 cabins (16 double cabin, and 1 cabin for people with reduced mobility), TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.
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Upper Deck-Cat B
TV, telephone (for internal calls only), bathroom with shower and toilet, towels, safe, independent air-conditioning, electricity 220V and Wi-Fi.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
Included
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

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