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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. 

Day-by-Day Summary

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


  • 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


MS Symphonie

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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary Morning view on Bratislava city Mozart Statue in Vienna Melk Abbey, Lower Austria Passau at sunset, Germany

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in the early evening. Join the crew for a welcome cocktail followed by dinner. In the evening enjoy Budapest's traditional entertainment on board.

*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 or join the following excursions proposed:

Classic: Vienna by night.

Day 4 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

Classic: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, and tour of part of Vienna.

Discovery: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. Stroll through the city and visit backstage in the Konzerthaus concert hall. After your tour, enjoy a steaming cup of  Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.

In the afternoon tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury.

Optional evening excursions proposed:

Classic: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability).

Discovery: An evening in Grinzing, a village on the outskirts of the city still holding much of its traditional charm and convivial atmosphere. Have a seat in a famous Heuriger tavern to taste the local wines and other specialties from the region surrounded by the authentic ambiance.

Begin to cruise during the night.

Day 5 Melk | Passau

  • 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 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 onboard the ship.

Day 6 Passau, Germany | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking.

MS Symphonie

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Main Deck
51 cabins (35 twins, 9 double cabins, 2 single cabins, 4 triple cabins, 1 suite), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
28 cabins (23 twins, 5 double cabins), equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


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 during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in a double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance of our onboard host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala evening
-Port taxes.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Transfers to/from the ship 
-Supplement for the discovery package - 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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