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Passau to Budapest - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Symphonie
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Experience an original way to discover the charms and treasures of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. Cruise through stunning landscapes and experience the rich culture, art, and history of central Europe, in cities like Passau, Melk, Vienna, and  Esztergom. Enjoy daily stops to explore picturesque villages, towering cathedrals, antique palaces, and vibrant cities on this 6-day cruise along the beautiful blue Danube.

Day-by-Day Summary

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


  • Tour the historic Benedictine abbey of Melk
  • Enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry
  • Visit Esztergom's neo-classic basilica and former Royal Palace
  • Set off on a sightseeing tour of Budapest, a two-thousand-year-old city


MS Symphonie

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Visit charming Passau Vienna Opera House, Austria Johann Strauss statue, Vienna Budapest Cityscape Hungarian parliament, Budapest

Day 1 Passau, Germany | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board in the afternoon. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Begin to cruise towards the beautiful region of Engelhartszell.

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

Day 2 Passau | Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today visit the Melk Abbey. Return to the ship in the morning 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 in the afternoon before cruising on to Vienna. After arrival, join an excursion for both packages: Tour Vienna by night.

Day 3 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Proposed Excursions:

Classic: Visit the historic Schoenbrunn Palace.

Discovery: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. Join a fantastic tour across Vienna's most emblematic spots. 

Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in an excursion (not included in packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna. Return to the ship and cruise to Budapest, passing Bratislava on the way. Tonight experience a festival gala evening onboard. 

Day 4 Esztergom

  • 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, take an excursion across Budapest, to admire all the beauty of this city 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: Budapest by bike.

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

Day 6 Budapest, Hungary | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast before disembarking.

MS Symphonie

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Cabins on the 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.
Cabins on the MS Symphonie
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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 the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from lunch the D1 to breakfast 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
-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 from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-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
-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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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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