8 days Passau-Southern Hungary-Budapest-Passau

Cities of the Danube & Southern Hungary

Fares From £1,595 pp

CRUISE SUMMARY

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

Passau: Casting off 5:00 p.m.
Fly from London to Munich and transfer by 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.
City tour/walk through the traditional City on the Danube Vienna with St Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg and the ring road.

Join us on our sightseeing tour in the traditional Danube metropolis Vienna. The bus will take you along the Uno-City and Danube Island. You will see impressive buildings such as the state opera, the Burgtheater, the Hofburg, Parliament, town hall and Votive Church along the famous Ring Road. During a guided walk, you will experience the special atmosphere of this charming city. After some time of leisure, the bus will take you back to the vessel.

Excursion to a typical rustic Viennese wine bar or classical concert with resounding melodies from Strauss and Mozart.

Day 3: Esztergom / Budapest

Esztergom: Mooring 12:00 p.m. – Casting off 3:30 p.m.
Excursion to the imposing Basilica of Esztergom, the largest church in Hungary, in the former Hungarian capital.

Budapest: Mooring 7:30 p.m. – Casting off 11:30 p.m.
Excursion to Budapest at night with Hungarian music or impressive light tour on land and on water with the river rider  bus.

Day 4: Mohács

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 tour/walk through glittering Budapest with its impressive buildings.

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is also called the “queen of the Danube”. During your city tour by bus and by foot you will see for example the castle district with the fisherman’s bastion and the Matthias Church. Afterwards there will be a short photo-stop on Gellerthill to enjoy a wonderful view over the city.

City walk “Budapest impressions” and journey on the oldest underground train in the European continent or a Puszta tour with a traditional riding demonstration or actively experience Budapest on bicycle tour.

Day 6: Bratislava

Bratislava: Mooring 1:45 p.m. – Casting off 6:30 p.m.
Bratislava city tour through the lovingly restored lanes of the old town and a trip to the castle, the city’s landmark. Time for a stroll on your own.

Close to the border to Austria and Hungary, Bratislava lies in the fertile Danube plain south of the Little Carpathians. First you will have a short bus tour that will take you up to the Fortress. You will be impressed by the wonderful panoramic view over the city. Learn more about the interesting history of the fortress which used to be the residence of numerous Hungarian kings in the past. Afterwards you will explore the beautifully restored Old Town with its baroque buildings such as the Redoute, National theater, the Town Hall and palaces which remind the visitors of their glorious past during k.u.k. monarchy. Among other things, you will also get to know probably the most famous man of Bratislava, Gullimann Cumil.

Day 7: Pöchlarm

Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau.

Pöchlarm: Mooring 12:00 p.m. – Casting off 4:30 p.m.
Visit to the imposing Schallaburg Castle followed by cider tasting

Day 8: Passau

Passau: Mooring 8:30 a.m.
Disembarkation until 9:30 a.m. Transfer by rail to Munich Airport or add a city stay (prices on request).

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.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
  • Modern river vessels with spa facilities

SPECIAL OFFER

£250 – £500 per person off all the Danube cruises (8 days) in 2021. Book by 30 November 2021

MS BELVEDERE

2022 Guide prices per person in £

Cabin category Season A Prices From Season C Prices From Season D Prices From Cabin Code
2 Bed Main Deck Front/Rear £1,595 £1,795 £1,895
2 Bed Main Deck £1,695 £1,895 £1,945
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear with French Balcony £1,845 £2,095 £2,145
2 Bed Middle Deck Front with French Balcony £1,945 £2,145 £2,245
2 Bed Middle Deck with French Balcony £2,045 £2,245 £2,345
2 Bed Upper Deck Rear with French Balcony £2,195 £2,345 £2,445
2 Bed Upper Deck Front with French Balcony £2,295 £2,395 £2,495
2 Bed Upper Deck with French Balcony £2,295 £2,495 £2,545
2 Bed Junior Suite Upper Deck with French Balcony £2,645 £2,845 £2,995

 

2022 Travel dates / Season
  • 28.03. – 04.04.22 A
  • 02.05. – 09.05.22 C
  • 30.05. – 06.06.22 D
  • 27.06. – 04.07.22 D
  • 29.08. – 05.09.22 D
  • 19.09. – 26.09.22 C
  • 17.10. – 24.10.22 B

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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

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