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Experience the harmony of the Danube Delta.

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Majestic beauty.

15 Days Passau-Danube Delta-Passau

There is probably no better way of travelling to eight countries in just two weeks. In this context, in a wide range of variety! Alternate visits to the metropolises of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bucharest with relaxed days on the river and hours of relaxation on the sun deck. At the point where the Danube breaks through the cataracts, a majestically beautiful ountryside passes gently by. Ultimately, natural harmony welcomes you at the place where nature is still in equilibrium: the Danube Delta is home to pelicans, egrets, otters and numerous species of fish.

Why this river cruise?

  • The classic among the two-week Danube cruises
  • All highlights along the upper and lower sections of the river
  • Various cities with cultural highlights and impressive countryside
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Wachau valley, Vienna, Budapest and the Danube Delta
  • Wide range of travel dates
  • Comfortable river cruise ships with SPA area

The first impressions of your trip.

Immerse yourself in fascinating worlds along the banks of the Danube!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 15-day cruise in an outside cabin of the category booked
  • 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
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin on 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 5:30 pm Guided tour through the traditional City on the Danube Vienna, with St Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg and the ring road. Excursion Package

Today we explore the Austrian capital of Vienna with its wealth of tradition. Starting from the landing stage, we pass by “New Vienna” with the UNO City and the Danube Island. See magnificent, imposing buildings such as the Vienna State Opera, the Burgtheater, the Hofburg, parliament, the town hall and the Votive Church as we drive along the famous ring road. A guided tour follows, where you can get first-hand experience of this delightful city and its world-famous Viennese charm. After about 30 minutes of free time, the bus for your return journey will be waiting for you, taking you back to the ship past the Praterstern and Handelskai.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

3

Solt
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 1:30 pm Experience a Puszta tour with traditional horse ride show.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

3

Mohács
Mooring 7:00 pm Casting off 9:30 pm Excursion to Mediterranean Pécs, one of the most beautiful cities in Hungary (dep. Solt /arr. Mohács).

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Day

4

Belgrade
Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 12:00 pm Guided tour of Belgrade with a visit to the Kalemegdan Fortress, including time for own discoveries. Excursion Package

From the dock, you’ll take the five-minute journey up to the Kalemegdan Fortress, the most significant building and Belgrade’s most famous landmark, which you will already be able to see from the ship. Here you can admire artefacts from the Museum of Military History as you pass by. From the fortress, you can also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the confluence of the Sava and Danube, as well as New Belgrade. Afterwards, on a stroll through the city centre and the pedestrian zone with Republic Square, you can experience the daily comings and goings of the Serbian capital city. On a round trip through the city, taking you past the royal palace, the town hall and the Church of Saint Sava – one of the largest orthodox churches in the world – you’ll finish the excursion through the Balkan metropolis at your ship.

Walking duration :

approx. 2 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

Little

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Day

4

Belgrade
Belgrade evening excursion with lively folklore performance.

Bring your evening in Belgrade to a close with humour and colour! Go by bus from the “Sava dock” to experience a typical evening out with one of the best folklore groups in Serbia, who will put their heart and soul into giving you a top-class folklore performance. You can look forward to Serbian wine, music and dances with costumes that come from all parts of Serbia, as well as from the minority groups living in Serbia. Various influences have shaped Serbian folklore, including those from Russia and from Turkey and this is what makes it so varied, bright and spirited. A short light tour through Belgrade at night brings this lively evening to an end before you head back to the ship.

Walking duration :

just a few minutes

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

No

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Day

5

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

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Day

6

Rousse
Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Guided tour of Rousse with a visit to the Bulgarian Orthodox Trinity Church. Excursion Package

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

7

Tulcea (Mile 35)
Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Discover the fascinating flora and fauna aboard large excursion boats, to get close to the unique natural paradise of the Romanian Danube Delta.

After your journey through ten countries, the Danube divides into three estuaries – Chilia, Sulina and Sfantu Gheorge – before it flows into the Black Sea. Between these three estuaries, the Danube forms the wonderful delta, which draws in many visitors onto its area of unique flora and fauna covering several thousand square kilometres. The Danube Delta is the second largest delta in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The protection area is a biosphere reserve run by the state and forms both the largest wetland of Europe as well as the world’s largest area covered in cane. You’ll travel in large excursion boats through the delta canals and experience the beauty of this natural paradise. However, they won’t take us as far as the Danube estuary at the Black Sea. We would like to expressly point out that there are no guarantees that you’ll see the wildlife in all its splendour.

Walking duration :

just a few minutes

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

7

Tulcea (Mile 35)
Exclusive excursion to the Danube Delta in small boats

After the journey through 10 countries the Danube is divided into three estuaries – Chilia, Sulina and Sfantu Gheorge, before the Danube opens into the Black Sea. Between those three arms of the river the Danube has sculpted a beautiful delta that attracts many visitors from all over the world and is part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. In order to explore the uniqueness of the second largest delta in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site, you have the opportunity to go on a discovery tour with small boats of 6-8 people. Kindly note that we cannot guarantee that the animal world will show itself in all its splendor.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

8

Oltenita
Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 11:00 am Experience French flair in the “Paris of the East” on our city tour of Bucharest – includes packed lunch Excursion Package

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

No

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Day

8

Giurgiu
Mooring 3:30 pm Casting off 5:00 pm

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Day

9

Iron Gate
Enjoy a relaxing day aboard on the river.

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Day

10

Novi Sad
Mooring 3:00 pm Casting off 11:00 pm Guided tour through the colourful old town of Novi Sad. Time to make your own discoveries.

Past the Petrovaradin Fortress, you’ll travel for about half an hour through the hilly landscape of Fruska Gora (holy mountains), a mountain range 80km long and up to 20km wide. The holy mountains are home to 17 monasteries. The best-known of them is the Krušedol monastery, which is situated in the middle of a birch forest. In this monastery, you can find out in detail about the Serbian Orthodox religion. On the return trip, the bus will take you into the city centre, where you will disembark and explore on a stroll through the old town, which has been wonderfully and colourfully restored. Enjoy the youthful flair of this city in the pedestrian zone before going back to the ship.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

11

Osijek
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 12:00 pm Excursion to the enchanting old town and castle quarter of Osijek.

Walking duration :

approx. 2 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

12

Budapest
Mooring 2:00 pm Casting off 10:30 pm City tour of Budapest with its impressive buildings. Excursion Package

Budapest is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is not dubbed the “Queen of the Danube” for nothing. The Danube divides the Hungarian metropolis into the city districts Buda and Pest. You’ll first travel through the city centre to Hero’s Square with its Millennium Monument, at the top of which is the archangel Gabriel. You’ll see other monuments to Hungarian kings here as well. Afterwards, you’ll continue on to Gellert Hill, where you’ll have the opportunity to stop and take photos, and enjoy the impressive view of the Danube and the buildings on the banks of the Danube, as well as the many bridges in Budapest.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

12

Budapest
Budapest at night with Hungarian music. Excursion Package

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Day

13

Bratislava
Mooring 2:30 pm Casting off 7:00 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

14

Wachau
Scenic cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau valley.

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Day

14

Ybbs
Mooring 1:30 pm Casting off 4:30 pm Visit to Maria Taferl, one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Lower Austria and its impressive Basilica.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

Yes

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Day

14

Ybbs
Visit to the imposing hydroelectric power station of Ybbs-Persenbeug.

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Day

15

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 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.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 180 passengers 40 126,7 m 11,4 m 1,5 m 220 Volt

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