The luxurious view of the Danube.

8 days Passau-Budapest-Passau 2019

Enjoy landscapes, cities and the culture along the Danube the luxurious way: Our elegant MS HEIDELBERG welcomes you in Passau, the town of three rivers and the start and end point of this cruise. We will take you through the beautiful landscapes of the Wachau valley where excellent wines await you. As soon as you enter the fascinating metropolis of Budapest, you will catch sight of the magnificent Parliament building. We carry on to Bratislava, the only capital city in the world situated close to the borders of two neighbouring countries. And of course we couldn't miss out Vienna with its special charm: Sachertorte and laid-back coffee house culture are waiting for you. The European capital of culture of Linz makes this trip complete.

Why this river cruise?

  • 5-star level boutique ship
  • 18 m² cabins, most of them have floor to ceiling windows (French balconies) that can be opened
  • Generous SPA with sauna, relaxation room and steam bath
  • Culinary highlights: in Vienna’s famous coffee houses, in the apricot garden in in the Wachau valley or the chocolaterie in Bratislava
  • Visit the Empress Sisi at UNESCO World Heritage Site Schönbrunn Castle in Vienna

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
    • 4-course lunch menu and 5-course dinner menu served at table
    • 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
  • Use of SPA with gym, sauna, steam bath and rest area
  • 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
  • Excursion package with 5 excursions: 214 € p.p.
  • Beverage package: 169 € p.p.
  • Travel insurance

* 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 A trip to the Benedictine Goettweig Abbey, followed by a visit of its apricot garden and tasting session 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. After a short bus ride you will arrive at Goettweig Abbey. Goettweig Abbey is located on a hill from where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view over the Danube river. 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. Additionally, you will visit the beautiful apricot garden which is a perfect location for the tasting. After enjoying the incredible view of the Danube, we will return to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

02:30 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 Evening boat ride in Budapest Excursion Package

Enjoy the illuminated city of Budapest during an evening cruise. While watching the skyline of the Danube metropolis you will be listening to classic music and taste a glass of sparkling wine.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Day

4

Budapest
Casting off 8:45 pm city tour Budapest with Café New York

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, before the visit of the traditional Café New York where you will taste some typical pastry.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Walking duration:

01:00 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 through Vienna and a visit to a coffee house Excursion Package

Today, the traditional Danube metropolis Vienna is on the program. 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. During your visit of a typical coffeehouse you can also taste the famous Sachertorte, a special chocolate cake.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Day

6

Vienna
Visit of Schönbrunn palace with its gardens

The magnificent Schoenbrunn Castle is definitely worth a visit. It is a masterpiece of baroque culture and art. You will have the chance to visit the castle and learn more about the former summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty. Join us on a guided tour through the luxurious staterooms of the Imperial family. This beautiful baroque castle is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

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 9.00 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 HEIDELBERG

 

You are looking for a floating luxury hotel? Welcome on board our MS HEIDELBERG! Fine timber and high-quality details define the elegant furnishing. The cabins that are exceptional large for a river boat offer loads of space for a cosy atmosphere. A true oasis of relaxation can be discovered in the large wellness area. Culinary highlight from an exquisite range of ingredients are prepared for you in a clever and attractive manner.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko boutique 110 passengers 35 109,4 m 11,4 m 1,6 m 220 Volt

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