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Cultural treasures of the Danube.

Fascinating history

8 days Passau-Budapest-Passau 2019

Culture at every level is waiting for you in the most beautiful cities along the Upper Danube, for instance in Linz, a European Capital of Culture. You can discover Budapest in multiple ways - on and off shore, during the day or at night. In Vienna, the magnificent Ringstrasse with its countless sights awaits you, while every corner of Bratislava has stories to tell of its eventful history. In between the cities, the beautiful scenes of the magical Wachau valley landscapes and the Danube Knee follow one after the other.

Why this river cruise?

  • This is the classic route among Danube river cruises
  • The perfect way to visit Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava for the first time
  • At the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau valley, the Göttweig Abbey and the small town of Krems are waiting for you.
  • Book your extended hotel stay in Passau and discover the town of three rivers on your own

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful scenery on this Danube cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous 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 daily itinerary
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Added optional services

  • Extended hotel stay in 4-star hotel in Passau: from 74 € p.p. / night
  • Beverage package: 169 € p.p.
  • Travel insurance
  • Excursion package with 5 excursions: 174 € p.p.

* Please note: If you require an extended hotel stay, please contact nicko cruises after booking on phone no.: +49 (0)711 / 248980 - 44 or at info@nicko-cruises.de

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in German language for individual travelelers (except dates marked with guranteed English language). Different languages are available for groups and charterers. Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 120 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Passau
Casting off 9:30 pm Embark 4.00 p.m.

To map

Day

2

Krems
Mooring 12:15 pm Casting off 6:15 pm Excursion to the Benedictine abbey of Göttweig with guided walk through Krems Excursion Package

The city of Krems offers a variety of cultural, historical and culinary experiences. You will encounter its thousand years of history in the streets, squares, as well as the old churches and monasteries and other buildings. During a guided walk, you will explore the different sides of the city further. Afterwards the bus will take us for a short drive to Goettweig Abbey. Goettweig Abbey is located on a hill from where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view over the Danube. In 2001 the Benedictine monastery was also added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage. The Imperial staircase with its impressive ceiling fresco is one of the most beautiful and biggest stairwells in Europe. After enjoying the incredible view, we will return to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Wenig

Day

3

Esztergom
Mooring 10:30 am Casting off 4:30 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 8:45 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
Tour of lights on and off shore aboard the Riverride Bus

A very special experience is awaiting you tonight: a tour with the Riverride bus (a floating bus). Enjoy the amazingly illuminated city during a bus tour through the streets of Budapest before your bus will continue the ride on the water. Your busdriver becomes a captain and the floating bus will show you all the impressive buildings from a completely different perspective.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Day

4

Budapest
Casting off 8:45 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

4

Budapest
Puszta-Rundfahrt

Erleben Sie eine Puszta-Rundfahrt mit traditioneller Reitvorführung.

Day

5

Bratislava
Mooring 1:45 pm Casting off 11:00 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

5

Bratislava
Tour of the lights through Bratislava at night

A little city train will take you on a special trip. First stop is at the New Bridge where an elevator will take you 80m up to the panoramic restaurant Ufo. You will have a fantastic view over the city while enjoying a cocktail. Afterwards the little train will continue the ride up to the fortress, from where you will have another wonderful view over the illuminated city.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Day

6

Vienna
Mooring 6:30 am Casting off 6:30 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

6

Vienna
Excursion by bus to the northern Vienna Woods with the abbey of Klosterneuburg

Klosterneuburg Abbey is located in the Danube landscape outside Vienna. From 1133 to the present day, the abbey is inhabited and managed by the Augustinian canons and stands for a happy combination of art, hospitality, pastoral care and viticulture. A guided walk will take you through the monumental building with its courtyard and the beautiful garden. You will learn interesting facts about the monastery, which has been a scientific center of the country for centuries. Afterwards you continue through the Wienerwald to the Höhenstraße, which leads you directly to the Kahlenberg, one of the local mountains of Vienna. From there you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Vienna and the Danube plain.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

7

Linz
Mooring 1:30 pm Casting off 7:30 pm City tour / walk of Linz Excursion Package

Linz was voted Cultural Capital of Europe in 2009 and is definitely worth a visit. Thanks to the location at the Danube, Linz had an early economic advance. Even today you can still see how the appearance and culture in Linz was influenced. You will see magnificent houses and the Baroque market place during your guided walk. Not to forget the impressive Holy Trinity column. Afterwards the bus will take you up the Freyenhill where you will have an amazing panoramic view over the region.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

8

Passau
Mooring 3:30 am Disembark by 9.30 a.m.

To map

The mooring and casting off times are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS BELLISSIMA

 

This classic and attractive river cruise ship impresses by wonderful lines and an elegant ambient. The tastefully furnished cabins on the upper deck with French balcony and the generously dimensioned lounges offer every comfort for feeling well. The sun deck with deckchairs and whirlpool invites you to linger. Let yourself be spoilt by the friendly crew of the MS BELLISSIMA and the recognised delicious cuisine.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko classic 134 passengers 30 110 m 11,4 m 1,4 m 220 Volt

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MS BELLISSIMA
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