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Feel good with finest Danube panorama on top.

Ideal for a short vacation or for beginners on the river.

6 days Passau-Vienna-Budapest-Bratislava-Passau

Experience a lot in a short space of time – and in comfort: you will be for sure this on this cruise. We will how you the real highlights of the upper section of the Danube: the lively and musical Vienna, the coronation city of the Hungarian monarchs of Bratislava and the historical Budapest metropolis. In the meantime, you’ll get to know the enchanting countryside of the Danube region, the Wachau valley. The UNESCO World Heritage Site awaits with picturesque little towns and the impressive Melk Abbey.

Why this river cruise?

  • The Danube Classic in just six days
  • Includes all the highlights of the upper Danube
  • Wachau UNESCO World Heritage Site with the famous Melk Benedictine monastery and the
    historical metropolis Budapest
  • The mysterious beauty of Bratislava and the fascinating world music capital of Vienna
  • Modern river cruise ship with SPA area
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The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this Danube cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 6-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
  • 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

* 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 4:00 pm Einschiffung 15:00 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr.

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Day

2

Wien
Mooring 12:30 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

2

Wien
Trip to Vienna's taverns

In Vienna, coziness is very important, that’s why you have to plan the time you want to spend in Vienna. Enjoy a wonderful evening with music and wine at a typical Heuriger (wine tavern). Heuriger is not only the name for these quaint Austrian taverns but also for the young wine. The excursion price already includes one drink.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

2

Wien
Casting off 10:45 pm Classical music concert in Vienna

There is a reason why Vienna is called “The City of Music”. The bus will take you to one of the best chamber orchestras in the musical world of Vienna. Excellent opera singers, talented musicians and graceful solo ballet dancers will let you experience the warmth and charm of the lovely Vienna. This performance takes you on a journey through time, to experience the imperial Vienna, where the beautiful compositions from the likes of “the Waltz King” Johann Strauss and W. A. Mozart, will leave you amazed. Your evening will be filled with swinging waltz melodies, polkas and operetta melodies of the highest artistic level. The trip on the Ring Road back to the ship forms a perfect conclusion to the lovely evening.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Day

3

Budapest
Mooring 2:15 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

3

Budapest
Casting off 10:30 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

4

Bratislava
Mooring 2:45 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

5

Wachau
Kreuzen durch das UNESCO-Welterbe Wachau.

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Day

5

Melk
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 3:30 pm Visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk Excursion Package

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

6

Passau
Mooring 9:00 am Ausschiffung bis 09:30 Uhr.

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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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