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Spectacular metropolises.

Relax and explore.

8 days Passau-Vienna-Budapest-Bratislava-Passau

Bustling metropolises, beautiful countryside and a completely new river experience! On this cruise you’ll experience the popular Cities on the Danube with all the modern comforts and refined elegance. Between the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau and the Hungarian capital Budapest, a journey full of cultural highlights awaits you. Arrange your very own personal dream river cruise on our nickoVISION: three restaurants on board guarantee variety throughout your entire cruise. The modern river cruise ships MS BOLERO, MS BELVEDERE and MS VIKTORIA will also welcome you in comfort, style and with plenty of panoramas. Relax on the sun deck or in the SPA area on the spectacular cruise to the metropolises on the Danube.

Why this river cruise?

  • Actively experience Vienna and Budapest on a guided e-bike tour
  • Special excursions, e.g. technical experience at the Ybbs-Persenbeug hydroelectric power station or to Maria Taferl, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Austria
  • Time to make your own discoveries in Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava
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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

  • 8-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
  • additional/differing benefits within the full board included package on nickoVISION
     Eat in three restaurants without a surcharge
    • Reservations in the speciality restaurant only
  • 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 steam bath
  • 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: 200 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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2

Ybbs
Mooring 6:00 am Casting off 12:00 pm Visit to Maria Taferl, one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Lower Austria and its impressive Basilica.

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2

Ybbs
Visit to the Ybbs-Persenbeug hydro-electric power station

Ybbs-Persenbeug is the oldest and in terms of performance the 4th strongest Danube power plant in Austria. The power station, completed in 1959, is mainly used to generate electricity from hydropower. The construction of the facility also made the Danube safer for shipping. Since then, swirls and shoals have been a thing of the past. Learn more about the functions of the individual components with an impressive tour. Experiencing power generation from hydropower is not just something for technology enthusiasts. When walking across the dam to the lock chambers, the dimensions become visible. During the visit of the lock system (depending on the weather) you will learn details about shipping, the lock procedure and the tasks of the lock supervision.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Day

2

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

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Day

2

Vienna
Mooring 8:30 pm 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

3

Vienna
Casting off 7:00 pm City tour/walk through the traditional City on the Danube Vienna with St Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg and the ring road. Then, there’s time to make your own discoveries. Excursion Package

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3

Vienna
Excursion to the charming Biedermeier city of Baden.

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Day

3

Vienna
Actively experience Vienna on a bicycle tour.

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4

Budapest
Mooring 12:00 pm City tour/walk through glamorous Budapest with its impressive buildings. Excursion Package

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Day

4

Budapest
Excursion to Budapest at night with Hungarian music

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Day

4

Budapest
Trip on the river rider bus.

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5

Budapest
Casting off 2:00 pm Exciting Puszta tour with a traditional riding demonstration

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5

Budapest
City walk of the “Budapest impressions” and a ride on the oldest underground on the Europeancontinent

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5

Budapest
Actively experience Budapest on a bicycle tour.

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6

Bratislava
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Bratislava city tour through the lovingly restored alleys of the old town and a trip to the castle, the city’s landmark. Then, time to make your own discoveries. Excursion Package

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Day

7

Melk
Mooring 7:30 am Casting off 1:30 pm Visit to the imposing Benedictine Melk Abbey. Excursion Package

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8

Passau
Mooring 7:30 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 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.

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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 passengers 54 135 m 11.45 m 2.10 m 220 volts

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