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The natural harmony of the Danube Delta.

In all its majestic beauty.

15 days Passau-Danube Delta-Passau 2019

There is probably no more comfortable way of travelling through eight countries in only two weeks. And the important thing is: it's all in the mix! Extensive sightseeing tours in the great cities of Vienna, Budapest and Belgrade alternate with relaxed days on the river and recuperative hours on the sun deck. Where the Danube breaks through the cataracts, majestic, beautiful scenery drifts slowly by. Finally, natural harmony is waiting for the travellers, in a place where nature is still in balance: The Danube Delta is home to pelicans, great egrets, otters and numerous species of fish.

Why this river cruise?

  • This is the classic among the two-week Danube river cruises
  • The highlights of the upper and lower sections of the river
  • A variety of cities with cultural highlights and impressive landscapes
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Wachau valley, Budapest, Vienna, and the Danube Delta
  • Wide selection of travel dates
  • Comfortable river cruise ship with SPA

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
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous 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 daily itinerary
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Use of SPA with sauna, rest area and whirlpool
  • 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.
  • Beverage package: 299 € p.p.
  • Excursion package with 6 excursions: 207 € 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: 160 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 1:00 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 1:00 pm Casting off 1:30 pm Excursion to the Puszta with a traditional display of horse-riding

You will be welcomed with schnapps and salty pastry at Cszárda. Afterwards you will learn more about the Hungarian cowboys called Csikos during their horse show where they demonstrate their traditions. Feel free to explore the stables and surroundings of the farm later on and enjoy some local products during a little snack-break.

Trip duration:

04:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

3

Solt
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

Mohács
Mooring 7:00 pm Casting off 9:30 pm

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Day

4

Belgrad
Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 12:00 am 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 11:00 am Casting off 2:00 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
Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 2:00 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
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
Enjoy a musical evening programme on board.

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Day

8

Oltenita
Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 11:00 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 3:30 pm Casting off 5:00 pm

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Day

9

Iron Gate
Enjoy a relaxing day on the river.

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Day

10

Novi Sad
Mooring 3:00 pm Casting off 11:00 pm Stadtrundfahrt / -gang Novi Sad

Vorbei an der Festung Peterwardein fahren Sie circa eine halbe Stunde durch die hügelige Landschaft von Fruska Gora (Heiliges Gebirge), einem Höhenzug von 80 km Länge und bis zu 20 km Breite. Die Heiligen Berge beherbergen 17 Klöster. Das bekannteste davon ist das Kloster Krusedol, welches mitten in einem Birkenwald gelegen ist. In diesem Kloster erhalten Sie detaillierte Erklärungen zur serbisch-orthodoxen Religion. Auf dem Rückweg bringt Sie der Bus zum Stadtzentrum, wo Sie aussteigen und während eines Spaziergangs die Altstadt erkunden, die wunderschön und sehr farbenfroh restauriert wurde.

Day

11

Osijek
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 12:00 pm city tour of Osijek

The Croatian city Osijek, located at the river Drava, had its golden age around the turn of the century. The influence of the Habsburg or the western European architects is pervasive: like at the romantic castles of the Roman Catholic church of St. Peter and St. Paul the Apostle or at the pastel-coloured houses with stucco decorations and lean towers in the centre of Osijek. It doesn’t go without notice that the city has been recovered faster than the suburbs from the destruction of war. That fact is contributing to the outstanding flair of Osijek, which you’ll experience through the comfortable bus and walking tour through the wonderful historic city and castle district.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

11

Mohács
Mooring 9:00 pm Casting off 11:00 pm

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Day

12

Budapest
Mooring 2:00 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

12

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

13

Bratislava
Mooring 2:30 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

14

Ybbs
Mooring 1:30 pm Casting off 4:30 pm Visit to Maria Taferl

A short bus ride away from the north bank of the Danube is the most important pilgrimage in Lower Austria: Maria Taferl. On a hill you can find the Maria Taferl Basilica, the Lower Austrian national sanctuary of the painful Mother of God. The sacred building was built around a shrine of the Virgin Mary. The name "Maria Taferl" is derived from this. According to tradition, there were already two miraculous healings in this place in 1633. In the following years, miracles and angelic apparitions were repeatedly reported in this place. You will visit the pilgrimage church and enjoy a panoramic view of the Niebelungen-gau. Back in Ybbs you will see the old ship's master's house, where today the art gallery "Atelier an der Donau" is housed. Marvel at paintings and sculptures by artists from all over the world. You are welcome to actuate the printing press yourself. The excursion concludes with a tour through the small streets of Ybbs old town, where you can still see the earlier wealth.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

14

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

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: MS BOLERO

 

Comfort, style, modern facilities and a lot of panorama are awaiting you on-board the MS BOLERO. Enjoy the unique view in good company on the spacious sun deck, or completely in the privacy of your cabin. Our spacious wellness area is available for relaxing moments. The executive chef conjures up delicacies on the tables of the cosy restaurant every day. The attentive crew will pamper you around the clock.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 180 passengers 40 127,7 m 11,4 m 1,5 m 220 Volt

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29.07. - 12.08.2019
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26.08. - 09.09.2019
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09.09. - 23.09.2019
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from € 2.649

21.10. - 04.11.2019

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