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Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau - 2020

Danube Waltz - Budapest to Passau - 2020

Operator: Viking
Ship: Viking Prestige
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Sun, Nov 01, 2020
Ends: Passau, Germany on Sun, Nov 08, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, Nov 01, 2020): Budapest

Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (Dinner)

* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

Day 2 (Mon, Nov 02, 2020): Budapest

Today we see highlights of the once separate towns of Buda and Pest, starting with Pest's National Opera House and historic Heroes' Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this "City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 3 (Tue, Nov 03, 2020): Bratislava

Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia's charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael's Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. This evening you can relax or take a walk before our late departure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 4 (Wed, Nov 04, 2020): Vienna

Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the "Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world's oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 5 (Thu, Nov 05, 2020): Krems

Today's highlight is an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. Participate in an exclusive visitor program at Göttweig, created to provide an understanding of the daily business of the venerable institution. You may also take an invigorating bicycle ride through the Wachau Valley before returning to your ship. This afternoon, enjoy scenic sailing as we cruise toward Linz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 6 (Fri, Nov 06, 2020): Linz

Wake up in Linz this morning and set off to explore this cultural gem by mini-train and on foot. Ride along the Danube's south bank and take in the sights; see the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Linz Castle and the Market Hall, where Mozart wrote the Linz Symphony, followed by a walking tour of the city's Old Quarter. Alternatively, join a full day optional excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the baroque and Renaissance buildings and the town's charming streets, brimming with cafés, shops and galleries. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 7 (Sat, Nov 07, 2020): Passau

Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town's narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. Admire the New Bishop's Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe's largest church organ.† Enjoy an onboard lunch, but return to the city to further explore on your own before dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

†Passau organ concert is available May 1–October 31 only and is closed on Sundays.

Day 8 (Sun, Nov 08, 2020): Passau

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 additional nights in the breathtaking Czech capital of Prague. (Breakfast)

* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

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Inclusions

8 Days 6 Guided Tours / 5 Countries

Daily Shore Excursions: 6 included guided tours
Port Charges: Included on all itineraires

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Ship Information

Viking Prestige


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.6
Value for Money
4.4

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Ratings based off 36 reviews - currently showing 13 reviews with comments only

The affordable staff goes above and beyond to make your trip and travel what you deserve.

The Viking staff was amazing. We will be booking another river cruise in the near future.

Viking has their operations refined to make everything easy for their passengers. They were very accommodating in every way. They did the best they could considering the low water in the river although not being able to start in Budapest as intended was frustrating for us. There might be some different ways of handling those issues in order to not impact the time that was intended to be spent by passengers in that port.

Viking provides a FLAWLESS experience

It was a perfect trip. Everything exceeded our expectation. Very well-organized and thought out.

The Viking river cruise was an amazing vacation. The entire crew was friendly and made sure that our cruise experience was an enjoyable one. I appreciated that they offered 'active', regular, and 'gentle' excursions to satisfy customers with different physical abilities and desires.

The excursions offered were great, but some of the details in the brochure did not match in 2 of the cities what the tour guide showed us. However, the ship and it's crew were outstanding and very well organized.

Viking Prestige was a very nice boat with single rooms available. The crew made everyone feel as if they were the most important guest ever. From Passau to Budapest was a great route. Shore visits were well timed and varied from small towns to large cities.

This cruise was wonderful. The ports of call where wonderful and the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable at each place we visited. The ship\'s crew couldn\'t do enough to make your time aboard spectacular. Would definitely recommend the cruise and Viking.

Viking is a top notch tour provider. Accommodations, staff, food and excursions are top of the line.

Want to visit a special place near your dock but not on a guided tour. Just ask. I visited the Glass Museum in Passau. Viking created an extra tour for visiting mineral baths in Budapest. (Wish I'd brought my swimsuit). This was the first Passau to Budapest cruise of the 2015 season: cool...could be cold, windy, damp; on the Prestige...cozy, a lovely way to enjoy travel; ventures off board...just lovely with personal listening devices on all included city tours; nothing to be concerned about.


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