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The full length of the Danube.

17 days Passau-Ukrainian Danube Delta-Passau

Ample time for the cultural treasures and landscape highlights of a total of 10 Danube countries is offered by this trip to Wilkowo, the last town before the mouth into the Black Sea, the “river kilometre 0” in Ukraine. On this 17-day cruise, there is enough time to explore both the Black Sea Coast in Constantza and the Danube Delta. Excursions to well-known and lesser-known sights along the entire 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 session
  • Ideal for river cruise lovers, who want to explore many sites
  • Actively experience Belgrade and Budapest on a guided e-bike tour
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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:
    • 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
  • Musical evening with regional artists
  • 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

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. Health: please check well in advance with your physician about infection prevention and vaccinations, as well as other possible prophylactic measures. 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 4:00 pm Embarkation from 3.00 p.m to 4.00 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 Puszta-Rundfahrt

Erleben Sie eine Puszta-Rundfahrt mit traditioneller Reitvorführung.

Day

4

Novi Sad
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Guided walk through Novi Sad

In 1748, Maria Theresia declared Novi Sad as a royal free city and gave her the name "Neoplanta". Since Latin was the official language in Hungary, the word "Neusatz" was translated by the Serbs with Novi Sad. The city developed into a thriving cultural center, a metropolis for artists and writers. In the 19th century it was also called the "Athens of the North". From the pier, you’ll have a view to the fortress, which is on the opposite Danube site, in the old town. Enjoy the walk through the pedestrian area with narrow alleys and wide squares the beautiful and colorful restored houses and the juvenile and cozy flair of the city.

Trip duration:

02:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

4

Belgrade
Mooring 6:30 pm Casting off 11:30 pm 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

Galati
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 8:00 pm Excursion to Moldova with wine tasting session and local specialities. Excursion Package

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

No

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Day

7

Termine 2022: Galati
Mooring 12:00 am Casting off 12:00 am 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

Vilkovo
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 Enjoy southern flair on the excursion to Constantza on the Black Sea.

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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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

River Day
Enjoy a relaxing day on the river on board the ship.

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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

12

Belgrade
Mooring 8:30 am Casting off 9:30 am Actively experience Belgrade on a bicycle tour. Excursion Package

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

13

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

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 Excursion Package

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

14

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

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
Guided bike tour of Budapest, city on the Danube. Excursion Package

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Day

14

Budapest
Puszta-Rundfahrt

Erleben Sie eine Puszta-Rundfahrt mit traditioneller Reitvorführung.

Day

14

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

15

Bratislava
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 7:00 pm City tour / walk through Bratislava

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

Wachau
UNESCO-Welterbe Wachau

Kreuzen durch das UNESCO-Welterbe Wachau.

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

17

Passau
Mooring 9:00 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 MAXIMA

 

Our MS MAXIMA is a classic comfortable ship. The spacious outer cabins are equipped in style and comfort. On the middle and upper deck, all cabins have a French balcony, on the main deck, large portholes. This gives a fantastic view of the landscape passing by. A whirlpool invites you to soothing relaxation in the wellness area. And there is one thing on the menu: enjoyment!

 

Further details about your ship
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    nicko modern 180 passengers 40 126.70 m 11.40 m 1.50 m 220 volts

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