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8 days Passau-Southern Hungary-Budapest-Passau

The Danube is a river of superlatives – this also applies to the sights on its shores! On board our modern MS BELVEDERE, discover in comfort the cosmopolitan city of Vienna, its “twin city” Bratislava and the double-faced Budapest, not by chance called the “Queen of the Danube”. What makes this particular route extra special: while many other one-week Danube trips return back to Budapest, your cruise takes you through the untouched Pustza Valley in the south of Hungary and onto Mohács. From Mohács, you can visit the Mediterranean city of Pécs, which was quite rightly referred to as cultural capital.

Why this river cruise?

  • On this cruise you can experience even more of Hungary, all the way down to the south
  • Option to go on a guided e-bike tour through Budapest
  • Horsemanship and nativeness in the Hungarian Puszta
  • Schallaburg Castle: elaborate architecture with an eventful history
  • Modern river cruise ship with SPA area
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The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this Danube cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category 
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Lunch and dinner with multi-course menus served at the table
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception by the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Utilisation of the spa area with sauna, resting area and whirlpool
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin for embarkation & disembarkation
  • All port and passenger fees

* Please note: If you require an extended hotel stay, please contact nicko cruises customer service on: +49 (0) 711 / 248980-44 or e-mail: info@nicko-cruises.de after completing the booking

Important travel information

Important travel information: Please note that daily on-board information and excursions will be provided in German language only for individual travellers. Except for the marked dates, that indicate our guaranteed English departures. Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. Minimum number of participants for this cruise 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 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Day

2

Vienna
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 11:00 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

2

Vienna
Trip to Vienna's taverns

In Vienna, coziness is very important, that’s why you have to plan the time you want to spend in Vienna. Enjoy a wonderful evening with music and wine at a typical Heuriger (wine tavern). Heuriger is not only the name for these quaint Austrian taverns but also for the young wine. The excursion price already includes one drink.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

2

Vienna
Classical music concert in Vienna

There is a reason why Vienna is called “The City of Music”. The bus will take you to one of the best chamber orchestras in the musical world of Vienna. Excellent opera singers, talented musicians and graceful solo ballet dancers will let you experience the warmth and charm of the lovely Vienna. This performance takes you on a journey through time, to experience the imperial Vienna, where the beautiful compositions from the likes of “the Waltz King” Johann Strauss and W. A. Mozart, will leave you amazed. Your evening will be filled with swinging waltz melodies, polkas and operetta melodies of the highest artistic level. The trip on the Ring Road back to the ship forms a perfect conclusion to the lovely evening.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

3

Esztergom
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 3:30 pm Excursion to basilica of Esztergom

Esztergom, formerly known as Gran, was once the capital of Hungary. The first Hungarian king and founder of the Nation, Stephan I. was born here, according to a legend. The first royal residence is today the domicile of the bishop of Esztergom, head of the Catholic Church. It attracts numerous visitors because of its magnificent Cathedral. Don't miss a tour through this impressive Hungarian landmark.

Trip duration:

01:30 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

3

Budapest
Mooring 7:30 pm Casting off 11:30 pm Budapest by night with folk music performance.

Experience an evening filled with local Hungarian folklore music and dances while tasting a typical goulash soup and Hungarian wine. Afterwards you will see the beautifully illuminated city during a bus tour.

Trip duration:

02:30 h

Walking duration:

00:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

3

Budapest
Termine in 2022: Eindrucksvolle Lichterfahrt zu Landund zu Wasser mit dem Riverridebus an Bord buchbar.

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Day

4

Mohàcs
Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 5:30 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

5

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

5

Budapest
City stroll “Impressions of Budapest” and a ride on the oldest underground of the European continent. Time for your individual trip on shore.

Today you will experience Budapest up close and from a new point of view. While exploring the Hungarian capital by foot and metro, sights like the Parliament Buildings, St. Stephen's Basilica and the small squares and passages with beautiful statues and buildings from many different eras, will make this a day to remember. You will also have the opportunity to discover the hidden corners and the unique atmosphere of the city, away from the hustle and bustle as we guide you to the lesser known, but beautiful areas of the city. After taking a journey to the past on the oldest electrified underground railway system on the European continent, which is only possible in Budapest, you will hop in the metro and travel to the Unicum Museum while enjoying the beauty of the Danube river.At the Unicum Museum, a captivating guided tour awaits you, there you will learn about the Zwack family and how this legendary drink is made. Unicum has been produced in Budapest since 1892 and all the while the recipe has stayed a well-guarded secret. To top this excellent day off, you will enjoy a tasting, before heading back to the ship.

Day

5

Budapest
Puszta-Rundfahrt

Erleben Sie eine Puszta-Rundfahrt mit traditioneller Reitvorführung.

Day

5

Budapest
E-Bike Budapest

Wollen Sie abseits des geschäftigen Treibens in der Budapester Innenstadt ein wenig die Natur genießen? Dann ist dieser Ausflug der richtige! Zusammen mit Ihrem Fahrrad-Guide geht es auf dem E-Bike zur Margareteninsel, einer grünen Ruheoase inmitten der Donau. Dort gibt es dann auch eine kleine Erfrischungspause. Unterwegs erleben Sie auf Ihrer Fahrt entlang der Donau die ungarische Donaumetropole aus einer anderen Perspektive.

Trip duration:

02:30 h

Day

6

Bratislava
Mooring 1:45 pm Casting off 6:30 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

7

Wachau
Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau.

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Day

7

Pöchlarm
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 4:30 pm Besichtigung Schallaburg Excursion Package

Bei einem Rundgang durch das Renaissanceschloss begeben Sie sich auf eine interessante Zeitreise vom Hochmittelalter bis ins 16. Jahrhundert. Einst eine wehrhafte Festung, wurde die Anlage später zu einem prächtigen Adelssitz umgebaut. Bewundern Sie die kunstvolle Architektur mit bewegter Geschichte auf Ihrer Tour von der romanischen Wohnburg über die gotische Kapelle, den Waffensaal bis zum eindrucksvollen Arkadenhof mit seinen wundervollen Terrakottaverzierungen. Eine Mostprobe rundet den Besuch ab, bevor es zurück geht zum Schiff.

Day

8

Passau
Mooring 8:30 am Disembarkation until 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 BELVEDERE

 

Our MS BELVEDERE offers best conditions for a comfortable river cruise. Experience the beauty of the Danube's riverside landscapes in an elegant atmosphere on board: whether in the best company from the spacious sun deck or privately from your stylishly furnished cabin. Unlike its sister ships, the ship also has 22 m2 junior suites. Enjoy relaxing moments in the wellness area with sauna and culinary delights in the cosy restaurant.

 

Further details about your ship
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    nicko modern 176 passengers 40 126.70 m 11.40 m 1.50 m 220 volts

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