Cities of the Danube & Southern Hungary

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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 – Hotel Stay (2024 Sailings)

winter on the danube nicko cruisesEnjoy your time at leisure during your pre-cruise hotel stay in Passau.


Day : Passau winter on the danube nicko cruises

Embarkation from 15:00 to 16:00


Day 3: Vienna

Arrival 13:00 – Departure 23:00

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

An Excursion to a typical traditional Vienna wine bar. Or a classic concert with the melodious compositions of Straussand Mozart.


Day 4: Esztergom river cruise nicko cruises uk

Arrival 12:00 – Departure 15:30

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


Arrival 19:30 – Departure 23:30

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 5: Mohács river cruise nicko cruises uk

Arrival 10:00 – Departure 17:30

Excursion to Mediterranean Pécs, one of the most beautiful cities in Hungary.


Day 6: Budapest

Arrival 09:00 – Departure 19:00

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 7: Bratislava river cruise nicko cruises uk

Arrival 13:45 – Departure 18:30

Walking tour through the lovingly restored lanes Bratislava’s old town, with a trip to the castle and time to make your own discoveries



Day : Pochlarn danube river cruise nicko cruises uk

Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage region of Wachau

Arrival 12:30 – Departure 16:30

Visit to the imposing Schallaburg Castle, followed by cider tasting


Day 9: Passau winter on the danube nicko cruises

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

Sailing Dates

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  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • NEW for 2024 – 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Passau
  • Welcome and farewell reception with the Captain
  • 7-night cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • Sennheiser audio sets on all excursions
  • Services of the Cruise Director and local guides
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee

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