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Passau to Budapest - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS France
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The history of Central Europe awaits you on this 6-day cruise along the beautiful blue Danube. Join the crew of the MS France and experience an original way to discover the charms and treasures of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. As you cruise from Passau to Budapest, enjoy daily stops to explore picturesque villages, towering cathedrals. antique palaces, and vibrant cities.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Discover the greatest cities along the Danube
  • The idyllic landscapes of the Wachau Valley
  • Imperial Vienna and the Schönbrunn Palace
  • Budapest, 2000 years of history
  • Explore Durnstein, a village famous for King Richard the Lionhearted
  • Visit the Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Emperor of Austria
  • Set off on a sightseeing tour of Budapest, the capital of Hungary

Ship

MS France

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Passau at sunset, Germany Melk Abbey, Lower Austria Mozart Statue in Vienna Evening in Vienna, Austria Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape

Day 1 Passau, Germany | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 4:00 p.m. in Passau. 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. Board in the afternoon before cruising on to Vienna. After your arrival, excursions proposed:
 

Day 3 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or take part in 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 take part in your festival gala evening on board. 
 

Day 4 Esztergom | Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy some time on your own exploring Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary. 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 to Budapest at night.

Day 5 Budapest

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

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 an evening of traditional dancing in the city.

Day 6 Budapest, Hungary | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast before disembarking.

MS France

Per person starting at
$1,878
Cabins on the MS France
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Main Deck
50 cabins (44 twins, 4 triple cabins, 1 single cabin, 1 Suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS France
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Upper Deck
28 cabins all cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

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
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-Port fees
-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
-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.
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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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