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Feel good with the Danube panorama.

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

6 days Passau-Budapest-Passau 2020

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

Why this river cruise?

  • The Danube classics 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 Budapest metropolis
  • The mysterious beauty of Bratislava and the fascinating world music capital of Vienna
  • Modern river vessels with SPA facilities

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 category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Substantial breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or midnight snack depending on the programme of the day
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Utilisation of the wellness area with sauna, resting area and whirlpool
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees
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* 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

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid ID card or passport for this cruise. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Minimum number of participants need to be reached for this trip 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 Boarding from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Vienna
Mooring 12:30 pm Casting off 10:45 pm City tour/walking tour through the City on the Danube, Vienna, with its wealth of tradition, including St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg palace and the ring road. Shore leave for your personal visit. 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.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

2

Vienna
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

Vienna
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 Casting off 10:30 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

3

Budapest
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

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

5

Wachau
Kreuzen durch das UNESCO-Welterbe Wachau

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Day

6

Passau
Mooring 9:30 am Disembarkation by 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
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    nicko modern 180 passengers 40 126,7 m 11,4 m 1,5 m 220 Volt

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