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Short cruise for explorers

A relaxed city vacation.

4 days Passau-Melk-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest 2020

What you can expect on your trip:

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This short vacation on the river is ideal for city lovers and novices on the river, offering unique perspectives and discoveries: The Pin Melk towers over the beautiful countryside of the famous Wachau and is a must-see destination along the upper Danube. Vienna, as a cosmopolitan city of music and splendid buildings, is an experience by day or by night. Bratislava captivates as a major city with small-town charm. Budapest is an inviting place to stay and wander around. On this cruise on our modern MS MAXIMA, you can relax and enjoy yourself, and also explore and discover a lot too.

Why this river cruise?

  • Explorer cruise on only 4 travel dates
  • The perfect alternative to city breaks: Short cruise to the most popular metropolises along the upper Danube
  • Get conveniently to and from your cruise with our train and scheduled flight packages
  • Option to book a hotel extension in Budapest: explore the pearl of the Danube as your mood takes you

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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

  • 4-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • 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 for this trip to be reached 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 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Day

2

Melk
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 11:30 am 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

2

Wachau
Cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau valley.

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Day

2

Vienna
Mooring 7:00 pm Evening excursion to the Prater

The Prater is a big amusement park in Vienna’s second district and is officially called Wurstelprater. The Vienna Ferris wheel is the famous landmark and loved by locals and tourists alike. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel and enjoy the incredible panorama of this Danube metropolis.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

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

Vienna
Casting off 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

3

Bratislava
Mooring 4:30 pm Casting off 9:00 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:

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Day

4

Budapest
Mooring 9:00 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 water or a ship 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
  • At a glance

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

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from € 599

22.05. - 25.05.2020
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14.08. - 17.08.2020

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MS MAXIMA
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