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The Beautiful Blue Danube

Budapest to Passau - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS L'Europe
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Sail along the sparkling waters of the Blue Danube, in this 6-day cruise discovering Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Melk, and Passau. As you cruise from Passau to Budapest, enjoy daily stops to explore picturesque villages, towering cathedrals. antique palaces, and vibrant cities. 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 | Embark
Day 2 : Budapest | Bratislava
Day 3 : Bratislava | Vienna
Day 4 : Vienna
Day 5 : Melk
Day 6 : Passau | Disembark


  • Set off on a sightseeing tour of Budapest, a two-thousand-year-old city
  • Visit Bratislava & admire the charm of the Slovakian capital
  • Join an excursion to the Benedictine abbey of Melk
  • Enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry


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Trip Snapshots

Hungarian parliament, Budapest Morning view on Bratislava city Vienna Opera House, Austria Melk Abbey, Lower Austria Passau at sunset, Germany

Day 1 Budapest | Embark

Board the MS L'Europe in Budapest and join a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Dinner is served on board. In the evening, there is an excursion for both packages: an evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest.

Day 2 Budapest | Bratislava

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The excursions proposed for this day 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. 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: 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
Visit Schönbrunn 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. Enjoy a concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.) Begin to cruise during the night.

Day 5 Melk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk.

Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held, prisoner.  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.

Day 6 Passau | Disembark

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

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Main Deck
21 cabins (19 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Middle Deck
27 cabins (24 twins, 2 cabins with a double bed, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed). All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
42 cabins (40 twins, cabins with a double bed) 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 on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance of your onboard host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala evening
- Port taxes
-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

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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