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Experiencing nature on land.

A new river feeling on board.

15 days Passau-Danube Delta-Passau 2019

There is barely a river that gives you access to as many stunning landscapes as the Danube: From the gentle hills of the Wachau valley to the wide plains of Hungary’s Puszta region and the breath-taking landscapes of the Iron Gate all the way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Danube Delta. Vibrant cities and villages with the most varied cultures line the path of this great river from Germany to the Black Sea and they make this cruise a journey of discovery taking you across Europe. On board the nickoVISION, you can expect a modern atmosphere with lots of comfort that you are not likely to find on any other river cruise ship. Unwind in the SPA or the on-deck pool and enjoy the culinary highlights of the three restaurants included in the rate.

Why this river cruise?

  • New ship, built in 2018
  • Innovative on-board design with three restaurants to choose from at no extra charge
  • Travel through impressive landscapes and special cities in the most modern atmosphere
  • Glorious unique flora and fauna in the countless nature parks and reserves
  • Countless excursion options and yet still enough time to go on your own journeys of discovery on land
  • Go on an intense journey of discovery of the Danube Delta, Europe’s largest nature paradise, on a trip with our small boats.

The first impressions of your trip.

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

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The services provided during your trip

  • 15 day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • nickoVISION full board:
    • Dine in three restaurants at no additional cost
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea, and juices
    • Choose between multi-course menus, light meals & themed buffets for lunch and dinner
    • 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
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Use of SPA with gym, sauna and steam bath
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Added optional services

  • Travel insurance
  • Extended hotel stay in 4-star hotel in Passau: from 74 € p.p. * (not available if you are arriving by bus)
  • Excursion package with 6 excursions: 207 € p.p.
  • Beverage package: 299 € 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: 200 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Passau
Casting off 5:00 pm Embark 4.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Vienna
Mooring 1:30 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 1:30 pm Casting off 2:00 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

Solt
Gemenc Natural Park

The bus takes you to the Gemenc-forest, which is part of a national park. Explore the versatile nature with its lakes, dykes and alluvial forest. You also visit a museum to learn more about the flora and fauna. A trip with the narrow-gauge railway offers you the hidden beauty of the reserve.

Trip duration:

05:30 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Day

3

Mohács
Mooring 8:30 pm Casting off 11:00 pm

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Day

4

Belgrad
Mooring 1:00 pm Casting off 10:30 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

4

Belgrad
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".

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Day

6

Ruse
Mooring 9:30 am Casting off 1:00 pm City tour / guided walk of Rousse Excursion Package

The 5th biggest city of Bulgaria with the largest free port of Danube, was called once Sexaginta Prista – “the city with the 60 ships”. The city tour starts in the historic city center, passing the train station on its way to the Pantheon, a Christian memorial honoring Bulgarian heroes. The houses represent an interesting mixture of Baroque, Renaissance and other epochs. You will also see the Alyosha monument, the concert hall and the Trinity Church. The latter will be visited before a little walk through the city center, sightseeing of the memorial of freedom, the opera house and court. A small folklore show will show you the Bulgarian traditions before you’ll get back to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

7

Tulcea (Mile 35)
Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 12:30 pm Excursion to the Romanian Danube Delta with large 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. Big excursion vessels will take you through the canals of the delta and show you the beauty of this Natural paradise. Please note, that we cannot guarantee that you will see the fauna in all its beauty.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

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

7

Tulcea (Meile 35)
Enjoy a musical evening programme on board.

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Day

8

Oltenita
Mooring 9:30 am Casting off 10:00 am 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

8

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

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Day

9

Iron Gate
Enjoy a relaxing day on board.

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Day

10

Novi Sad
Mooring 4:00 pm Casting off 12:00 am 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

11

Aljmaš
Mooring 8:30 am Casting off 9:30 am Kopački rit Natural Park

Approx. a 1-hour bus ride from our pier in the area between Danube and Drava lies the Kopacki rit Nature Park, one of the largest and best-preserved wetlands in Europe. The canals and lakes, which are covered with reeds and whose surface is covered with white water lilies, are mostly surrounded by white willow trees. These give numerous freshwater fish (carp, pike, perch), reptiles (fire salamander, pond turtle) and bird species (cormorants, storks) a home. Probably the most famous inhabitant is Europe's largest eagle: the white-tailed eagle. Experience the untouched nature on a boat trip and if you are lucky, you will also see some of the wildlife there. Kindly note that we cannot guarantee that the animal world will show itself in all its splendor. Afterwards you will visit the nearby Rural House, where you will learn more about the area, its tradition and culture in an interesting and humorous presentation. Tasting local products such as Ajvar and slivovitz is included as much as finding out what lies behind the fearsome "Busho" mask before going back to the ship.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Day

11

Batina
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 2:00 pm

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Day

12

Budapest
Mooring 9:30 am Casting off 7:30 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

12

Budapest
Puszta-Rundfahrt

Erleben Sie eine Puszta-Rundfahrt mit traditioneller Reitvorführung.

Day

12

Budapest
Hiking in the Buda Hills

This active tour takes you away from the confusion of the metropolis. The trip offers a pictorial natural scenery, starting with the „Normafa“, a famous tree in the city. After the trip, you take the chairlift down to the city, before returning to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

13

Bratislava
Mooring 1:30 pm Casting off 5:00 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

Weißenkirchen
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 11:30 am Guided walk through the town of Dürnstein

An indispensable destination is the old Kuenringer town Dürnstein, where tradition and beauty merge in a unique way. During your guided walk in Duernstein, the "pearl of the Wachau region", you will visit the Baroque Church which is the most famous landmark of the town with its blue-white tower. Enjoy during the subsequent free time the special atmosphere of the place.

Trip duration:

02:15 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Slope:

Viel

Day

15

Passau
Mooring 8:30 am Disembark by 9.30 a.m.

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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: nickoVISION

 

From July 2018, our new nickoVISION ship with its innovative design and a completely new on-board concept will be providing a new standard on the river! A ship for anyone who used to find river cruises “outdated”. For anyone who doesn't want to have to decide what they are eating for dinner at breakfast time. For anyone who wants spontaneous experiences and individual enjoyment while on holiday.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 220 Passagiere 54 135 m 11,45 m 2,10 m 220 Volt

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08.07. - 22.07.2019
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05.08. - 19.08.2019
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16.09. - 30.09.2019
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