Cities of the Danube & Southern Hungary

8 days Passau-Southern Hungary-Budapest-Passau

Fares From £1,545 pp


The Danube is a river of superlatives as you will discover in comfort aboard our modern MS BELVEDERE. Step ashore in the cosmopolitan city of Vienna, its “twin city“ Bratislava and the double-faced Budapest, known as the “Queen of the Danube”. While many other one week Danube trips would then return to Budapest, this cruise will instead take you onwards through the untouched Pustza Valley countryside of southern Hungary, to Mohács. From here you may then visit the city of Pécs, the 2010 European Capital of Culture.

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1: Passau winter on the danube nicko cruises

Passau: Casting off 5:00 p.m.
Fly from London to Munich and transfer by local rail to vessel. Embarkation from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Day 2: Vienna

Vienna: Mooring 1:00 p.m. – Casting off 11:00 p.m.

Guided walking city tour of Vienna, for sights including St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace of Hofburg.

An excursion to a rustic Viennese “Heuriger” wine bar – or a classical concert with beautiful melodies by Strauss and Mozart.


Day 3: Esztergom / Budapest river cruise nicko cruises uk

Esztergom: Mooring 12:00 p.m. – Casting off 3:30 p.m.

Excursion to the impressive Basilica of Esztergom, Hungary’s largest church, in the former capital city.

Budapest: Mooring 7:30 p.m. – Casting off 11:30 p.m.

Budapest at night excursion, with Hungarian music – or an impressive light tour both on land and on the water with the river rider bus.


Day 4: Mohács river cruise nicko cruises uk

Mohács: Mooring 10:00 a.m. – Casting off 5:30 p.m.
Excursion to Mediterranean Pécs, one of the most beautiful cities in Hungary.


Day 5: Budapest

Budapest: Mooring 9:00 a.m. – Casting off 9:00 p.m.

City walking tour of the impressive buildings in glamorous Budapest.

“Budapest impressions” city tour/walk with a journey on the oldest underground train in continental Europe – or an exciting “Puszta” tour with a traditional horse riding demonstration – or experience Budapest by bike on a bicycle tour.


Day 6: Bratislava river cruise nicko cruises uk

Bratislava: Mooring 1:45 p.m. – Casting off 6:30 p.m.
Walking tour through the lovingly restored lanes Bratislava’s old town, with a trip to the castle and time to make your own discoveries

Cruise through the Danube valley of Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Day 7: Pochlarn danube river cruise nicko cruises uk

Pochlarn: Mooring 12:30 p.m. – Casting off 4:30 p.m.
Visit to the imposing Schallaburg Castle, followed by cider tasting


Day 8: Passau winter on the danube nicko cruises

Passau: Mooring 8:30 a.m.
Disembarkation until 9:30 a.m. Transfer by local rail services to Munich Airport for return journey home or extend your stay in Munich with a City Stay package (prices on request).

The excursions marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.


  • Experience even more of Hungary on a cruise through its southern countryside
  • Budapest by day and night
  • The Basilica of Esztergom, the tallest building in Hungary
  • The cultural capital of Pécs
  • The cowboys of the Hungarian plain of Puszta

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

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2022 dates

MS Belvedere Cabin Categories    
28 Mar £1,545 £1,655 £1,835 £1,885 £1,985 £2,085 £2,140 £2,235 £2,550
27 Jun, 29 Aug £1,835 £1,925 £2,100 £2,165 £2,265 £2,360 £2,415 £2,495 £2,640
02 May, 19 Sep £1,770 £1,860 £2,040 £2,100 £2,190 £2,280 £2,335 £2,415 £2,775
17 Oct £1,680 £1,770 £1,950 £2,015 £2,100 £2,190 £2,245 £2,325 £2,900



  2 Bed Main Front/Rear   2 Bed Middle Deck Front   2 Bed Upper Deck Front
  2 Bed Main Deck   2 Bed Middle Deck   2 Bed Upper Deck
  2 Bed Middle Deck Rear   2 Bed Upper Deck Rear   2 Bed Junior Suite Upper Deck


Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Prices may be subject to change due to flight availability/pricing. Please call our Reservations Team on 01223 568907 for up to date pricing and availability. Single supplements vary depending on cabin category and date of travel, please call for details.

Cruises For Other Durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

MS Belvedere 360° Tour


  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfer to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
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