All the way to kilometre 0 through 10 countries.

17 days Passau-Ukrainian Danube Delta-Passau 2020

This cruise to "river kilometre 0" in the Ukraine will give you ample time to take in the cultural treasures and highlights of the countryside in a total of ten Danube countries. On this 17-day cruise, there is enough time to explore both the Black Sea coast in Constantza and the Danube Delta. This is where you’ll find Wilkowo, the last town before the Black Sea estuary. Excursions to well-known and less well-known sights along the whole route will give you a good impression of the culture and life in the different neighbouring states and the unique beauty of the majestic river.

Why this river cruise?

  • Only six travel dates on this unique route along the Danube
  • Through 10 countries to the Danube Delta and, by excursion boat, to “kilometre 0”
  • Unspoilt nature in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta
  • Excursion to Moldova with wine tasting
  • Ideal for river cruise lovers who want to explore many sites
  • Book a bus & train package and get there in comfort
  • Modern vessel with spa area

The first impressions of your trip.

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The services provided during your trip

  • 17-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Substantial breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or midnight snack depending on the programme of the day
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Utilisation of the wellness area with sauna, resting area and whirlpool
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees
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Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid passport for this cruise. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Health: You need to find out from your family physician in good time about your infection prevention and vaccine protection as well as prophylactic measures. Minimum number of participants for this trip to be reached up to 30 days before departure: 160 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Passau
Casting off 5:00 pm Embarkation 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Day

2

Vienna
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 5:30 pm City tour / walk Vienna Excursion Package

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.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Day

3

Solt
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 1:30 pm Excursion to Pécs

Pecs is one of the most beautiful cities in Hungary. The abundance of historical buildings and monuments are also the reason for being part of the UNESCO-World Heritage. During your guided walk you will see the Szecheny place, the plague pillar, the Cathedral, the Szsami Mosque and the Zsolnay fountain.

Trip duration:

05:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Slope:

Wenig

Day

3

Mohács
Mooring 7:00 pm Casting off 9:30 pm

Walking duration :

just a few minutes

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

4

Novi Sad
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Stadtrundfahrt / -gang Novi Sad

Vorbei an der Festung Peterwardein fahren Sie circa eine halbe Stunde durch die hügelige Landschaft von Fruska Gora (Heiliges Gebirge), einem Höhenzug von 80 km Länge und bis zu 20 km Breite. Die Heiligen Berge beherbergen 17 Klöster. Das bekannteste davon ist das Kloster Krusedol, welches mitten in einem Birkenwald gelegen ist. In diesem Kloster erhalten Sie detaillierte Erklärungen zur serbisch-orthodoxen Religion. Auf dem Rückweg bringt Sie der Bus zum Stadtzentrum, wo Sie aussteigen und während eines Spaziergangs die Altstadt erkunden, die wunderschön und sehr farbenfroh restauriert wurde.

Day

4

Belgrade
Mooring 6:30 pm Casting off 12:00 am Belgrade by night

Enjoy a wonderful evening with Serbian folklore music and dance show and a short bus tour through the illuminated city. One of the best Serbian folklore ensembles presents you an entertaining show with music, dances and costumes from all parts of Serbia. Various influences, such as from Russia or Turkey, have shaped the Serbian folklore and made them so varied, colorful and spirited.

Trip duration:

02:30 h

Day

5

Iron Gate
Passage through the Danube Cataracts with the famous “Iron Gate”.

Walking duration :

just a few minutes

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

No

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Day

6

Giurgiu
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 7:00 pm city tour Bucharest Excursion Package

You will be amazed during your visit of Bucharest with its wide alleys and impressing buildings. It is called "Little Paris of the East" for a reason! Experience the special atmosphere of the city during a stroll through the old-town (Lipskan), where you have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest Romanian-Orthodox churches „Stavropoleus“ and learn more about the history of the religion. After a short fotostop at one of the biggest buildings of the world, the Palace of Parliament, you´ll go back to the vessel.

Trip duration:

05:30 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Slope:

Wenig

Day

7

Brăila
Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 7:00 pm Excursion to Moldova with wine tasting and local specialities Excursion Package

After border checks, you will experience the Moldovan countryside for 30 km before we are reaching the village of Valeni. A folklore group welcomes you in front of the village museum ''Casa Parinteasca'', where you can visit and have a look to local folk artists, who also offer their straw and wood handicrafts for sale. Afterwards is a tasting Moldovan specialty such as freshly baked bread, various kinds of cheese, local vegetables and cakes and of course the famous wine of the house must not be missing. A great folklore program of the "Peoples of the South" from the Republic of Moldova will inspire you before we are returning to the ship in Braila.

Trip duration:

06:00 h

Walking duration:

00:30 h

Day

8

Wilkowo
Mooring 6:30 am Casting off 4:00 pm Excursion by boat to the Ukrainian danube delta

After passing through 10 countries the Danube river is divided into three estuaries – Chilia, Sulina and Sfantu Gheorge- before entering the Black Sea. Between those three estuaries the Danube has formed a beautiful delta which stretches over several thousand square kilometers and fascinates its visitors with a unique fauna and flora. This biosphere reserve is the biggest wetland in Europe. Excursion boats will make their way through the canals of the delta to the estuary of the Danube into the Black Sea (“Kilometer Zero”) and you will see the beauty of this natural paradise. We cannot guarantee though that you will see the fauna in all its beauty.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

9

Cernavoda
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 8:00 pm trip to Constanta by the Black Sea

Constanta is also known as Tomis in the Greek Sagas. Your sightseeing tour will start at Ovid Square. Ovid was banned from Rome and spent his last years in Constanta. He has been honored by a statue on the former Greek market square. There you can also find the Historical museum as well as the largest preserved floor mosaic. On the way to the Romanian-Orthodox church you’ll passing the mosque. At the church you will learn more about the Romanian-Orthodox religion and about the excavation nearby before you continue the walk to the casino, which is located directly at the beach. After some leisure time you will visit the old seaside resort Mamaia right at the Black Sea coast. Feel free to take a walk or swim in the sea before the bus will take you back.

Trip duration:

06:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

10

Nikopol
Mooring 2:00 pm Casting off 7:00 pm Trip to Pleven Excursion Package

Enjoy the beautiful landscape during your bus ride from Nikopol to Pleven. As the 7th biggest city of the country, the center of transport and industrial city, Pleven is also a cultural center with universities, scientific institutions, theatre and operas. The city is looking back on a varied history and almost all memorials and museums are related to the Russo-Turkish war. The most famous site is the Pleven Panorama Memorial “Plevener Epopöe” which shows the impressive history of the city. It was erected in 1977 during the 100th anniversary of Bulgaria’s liberation from the Turkish reign. The glorious history of the city will be remembered thanks to the numerous museums, memorials and imposing structures, like the St. George the Conqueror Chapel Mausoleum in honor of the numerous Russian and Romanian soldiers who lost their lives. During your guided walk, you will also visit the pedestrian zone with its amazing water fountains. After a short refreshment break with Bulgarian folk music close to the Kajlaka-Park, the most popular place of the citizens, it is time to embark the bus back to Nikopol.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Wenig

Day

11

Iron Gate
Enjoy a relaxing day on the river on board the boat.

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Day

12

Belgrade
Mooring 7:30 am Casting off 7:00 pm City tour / walk through Belgrade Excursion Package

You will visit the Kalemegdan Fortress which is also the most famous landmark of Belgrade. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the confluence of Save and Danube as well as New-Belgrade. You can admire some artifacts of the Museum of Military History as you pass by. During a guided walk, you have the opportunity to explore the city center with its pedestrian zone and Republic square and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Serbian capital. The following bus tour will take you past the palace, town hall and the Church of the Holy Sava, one of the biggest Orthodox churches in the world.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Slope:

Wenig

Day

12

Belgrade
Panorama tour of Topola and Oplenac

Enjoy the beautiful Serbian landscape during your panoramic bus tour from Belgrade to Topola. Topola is important for the history of the country by having served as capital of the revolting Serbia between 1804 and 1813. The city was founded by Karadjordje Petrovic, the leader of the first Serbian revolt. Learn more about this, during your visit of the Museum and the Karedjordevic House. Located on a Hill in Oplenac, near Topola, you will find the impressive Church of St. George. Made of white marble, it is one of the most frequented Cultural Memorials of the country. All kings, except the last Yugoslavian King Peter II. were buried here. You will be fascinated by the beautiful mosaic inside the church. It was modelled after the most gorgeous medieval frescos from other Serbian churches.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

13

Aljmaš
Mooring 8:30 am Casting off 9:30 am city tour of Osijek Excursion Package

The Croatian city Osijek, located at the river Drava, had its golden age around the turn of the century. The influence of the Habsburg or the western European architects is pervasive: like at the romantic castles of the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and St. Paul the Apostle or at the pastel-coloured houses with stucco decorations and lean towers in the centre of Osijek. It doesn’t go without notice that the city has been recovered faster than the suburbs from the destruction of war. That fact is contributing to the outstanding flair of Osijek, which you’ll experience through the comfortable bus and walking tour through the wonderful historic city and castle district.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

13

Batina
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 2:30 pm

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Day

14

Budapest
Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 9:00 pm City tour / walk Budapest Excursion Package

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.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

14

Budapest
Themed tour "Budapest's most beautiful art nouveau buildings"

This excursion is dedicated to a very special culture-historical epoch: Art Nouveau. Even today you will find traces of the Art Nouveau influence in many buildings from this time, such as the Budapest Zoo or the Geological Institute. The Bedö House exhibits a stunning collection of furniture, paintings and decorations from 1890 til 1925.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

15

Bratislava
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 6:00 pm City tour / walk through Bratislava Excursion Package

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.

Trip duration:

02:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Slope:

Wenig

Day

16

Melk
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 3:30 pm Visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk

Melk has been a spiritual and cultural center of the country for more than 1.000 years. During an interesting guided tour, you will learn more about this impressive and famous Abbey with its magnificent Baroque architecture. The Benedictine monastery became also known literary by Umberto Eco's novel "the name of the rose". The imposing Baroque building is a visible expression of the importance of the baroque monastery. The tour of the monastery impressively conveys the former significance of the monastery. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the outdoor facility yourself before the bus picks you up to return to the ship.

Trip duration:

02:30 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Day

16

Wachau
Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau valley.

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Day

17

Passau
Mooring 9:00 am Disembarkation by 9:30 a.m.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high tides or a boat 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.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS VIKTORIA

 

Have a relaxing time – and why not on our well favoured MS VIKTORIA!

The tasteful ambient, a particularly high level of comfort in the spacious and stylish cabins as well as the large wellness area with sauna, whirlpool and relaxing area guarantee nothing but holiday - from the very first

day. Fantastic panoramas over the river landscape passing by always offers new perspectives, wherever you are at the time.

 

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