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Danube Rhapsody

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip Passau to Budapest8 Days

See the very best the Danube has to offer on this relaxed and stylish river cruise aboard one of the elegant Amadeus fleet.

Lüftner Cruises - MS Amadeus Diamond
MS Amadeus Diamond

This fascinating journey takes you along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube right in the heart of the once brilliant imperial and royal Austro-Hungarian monarchy. This cruise encompasses both art and culture in places that bear witness to thousands of years of European history.

From the Bavarian city of Passau (where three rivers meet) the cruise goes downstream to Budapest, the city often described as the Queen of the Danube. You pass through four European countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia) and three capitals (Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava) and varied scenery such as the Schlögener loops below Passau, the picturesque Wachau district of Austria (steeped in legends), and the knee of the Danube at Visegrad in Hungary; you also see the imposing cathedral of Esztergom in Hungary and the Benedictine abbey of Melk in Austria.

What's Included

  • 7 nights' full board cruise
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Complimentary wines, beers and sodt drinks with lunch and diner on board
  • 24 Hour coffee station on board the ship
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programme
  • Lecture on Vienna's coffeehouse tradition - including how to make Apfelstrudel
  • Evening cruise in Budapest with folklore program
  • Daily musical performances
  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Wifi
  • Flexible excursion packages allow you to choose the itinerary that suits you.
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise

Please call for a flight inclusive price.

Day 1: Passau

Map of the Danube River
Map of the Danube River

Arrive in Passau and check in from 3pm onwards. Settle in to your cabin as the ship sets sail at 6pm and enjoy a Welcome Cocktail as you explore the range of amenities on board. Later this evening you can meet your fellow passengers at a Welcome Dinner on the ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna at lunchtime and explore the city's grand architecture during an optional sightseeing tour. Alternatively, spend some free time discovering the delights of the Austrian capital on your own. In the evening you have the chance to join a 'Vienna at Night' excursion, for a unique, after-dark perspective.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Bratislava

Today your cruise continues towards the Slovakian capital, Bratislava. You may choose to join the optional sightseeing tour, which reveals the city's impressive history. This afternoon's optional excursion brings you to the Imperial Festival Palace, Castle Hof, a magnificent Baroque complex that was built in the early 18th Century and is immensely rich in culture and heritage.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Budapest

The ship docks in Budapest this morning and from here you can take an optional city sightseeing tour, introducing you to historic Buda and cosmopolitan Best on either side of the Danube. In the afternoon there will be an optional Puszta excursion, travelling into the Hungarian Plains to see a display of the horsemanship for which the region is famous. Back on board the ship, you will enjoy a leisurely evening cruise through Budapest, with some traditional folklore entertainment.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Budapest & Esztergom

Remaining in the Hungarian capital, you can choose to discover 'Vibrant Budapest' on an optional tour this morning. In the afternoon you may wish to take an excursion to the scenic Danube Bend region, calling at the small artists' settlement of Szentendre and at historic Esztergom, rejoining the ship near Esztergom in the early evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Vienna

Continue west along the Danube towards Vienna this morning.In the afternoon you have the chance to visit Schonbrunn Palace and in the evening there is an optional 'Sound of Vienna' concert.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Melk

This morning's cruise brings you to Austria's scenic Wachau region. Here you may join an optional tour, incorporating a visit to the famous Benedictine Abbey at Melk and wine tasting session. Later, the ship sails back towards Passau and you are invited to join the Captain for a Gala Dinner on board.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Passau

Arrive in Passau early this morning and disembark after enjoying your final breakfast on board.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

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Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver III

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver II

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

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Luftner MS Amadeus Royal - deck plan
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Luftner MS Amadeus Elegant - deck plan
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Lüftner MS Amadeus Brilliant - Deck Plan

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Diamond - Deck Plan

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Luftner MS Amadeus Diamond - deck plan
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Lüftner MS Amadeus Princess - Deck Plan

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Luftner MS Amadeus Princess - deck plan
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Cruise Only

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in travel choices these cruise prices are quoted on a cruise only basis.

Please call for a flight inclusive price to meet your specific requirements.

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Apr 4Amadeus ElegantPassau-PassauWas £1416
Now £1274
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4161 ft², fixed windows£1274
Lower DeckCat C-1161 ft², fixed windows£1460
Lower DeckSingle107 ft², fixed windows£1460
Middle DeckCat B-4161 ft², French balcony£1705
Middle DeckCat B-1161 ft², French balcony£1830
Upper DeckCat A-1161 ft², French balcony£2015
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French balcony£2334
Apr 5Amadeus Silver IIPassau-PassauWas £1416
Now £1274
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1274
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1460
Middle DeckCat B-4188 ft², French balcony£1705
Middle DeckCat B-1188 ft², French balcony£1830
Upper DeckCat A-1188 ft², French balcony£2015
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside balcony£2334
May 31Amadeus SilverPassau-PassauWas £1647
Now £1482
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1482
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1705
Middle DeckCat B-4172 ft², French balcony£1964
Middle DeckCat B-1172 ft², French balcony£2127
Upper DeckCat A-1172 ft², French balcony£2334
Upper DeckSuite259 ft², Outside balcony£2705
Jun 7Amadeus SilverPassau-PassauWas £1647
Now £1482
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1482
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1705
Middle DeckCat B-4172 ft², French balcony£1964
Middle DeckCat B-1172 ft², French balcony£2127
Upper DeckCat A-1172 ft², French balcony£2334
Upper DeckSuite259 ft², Outside balcony£2705
Jun 15Amadeus BrilliantPassau-PassauWas £1499
Now £1349
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4161 ft², fixed windows£1349
Lower DeckCat C-1161 ft², fixed windows£1556
Lower DeckSingle107 ft², fixed windows£1556
Middle DeckCat B-4161 ft², French balcony£1793
Middle DeckCat B-1161 ft², French balcony£1941
Upper DeckCat A-1161 ft², French balcony£2127
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French balcony£2482
Jul 6Amadeus BrilliantPassau-PassauWas £1499
Now £1349
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4161 ft², fixed windows£1349
Lower DeckCat C-1161 ft², fixed windows£1556
Lower DeckSingle107 ft², fixed windows£1556
Middle DeckCat B-4161 ft², French balcony£1796
Middle DeckCat B-1161 ft², French balcony£1941
Upper DeckCat A-1161 ft², French balcony£2127
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French balcony£2482
Jul 14Amadeus QueenPassau-PassauWas £1564
Now £1408
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1408
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1630
Middle DeckCat B-4188 ft², French balcony£1868
Middle DeckCat B-1188 ft², French balcony£2015
Upper DeckCat A-1188 ft², French balcony£2223
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside balcony£2570
Jul 20Amadeus SilverPassau-PassauWas £1564
Now £1408
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1408
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1630
Middle DeckCat B-4172 ft², French balcony£1868
Middle DeckCat B-1172 ft², French balcony£2015
Upper DeckCat A-1172 ft², French balcony£2223
Upper DeckSuite259 ft², Outside balcony£2570
Jul 28Amadeus QueenPassau-PassauWas £1564
Now £1408
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1408
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1630
Middle DeckCat B-4188 ft², French balcony£1868
Middle DeckCat B-1188 ft², French balcony£2015
Upper DeckCat A-1188 ft², French balcony£2223
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside balcony£2570
Aug 11Amadeus SilverPassau-PassauWas £1564
Now £1408
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1408
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1630
Middle DeckCat B-4172 ft², French balcony£1868
Middle DeckCat B-1172 ft², French balcony£2015
Upper DeckCat A-1172 ft², French balcony£2223
Upper DeckSuite259 ft², Outside balcony£2570
Aug 18Amadeus SilverPassau-PassauWas £1564
Now £1408
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1408
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1630
Middle DeckCat B-4172 ft², French balcony£1868
Middle DeckCat B-1172 ft², French balcony£2015
Upper DeckCat A-1172 ft², French balcony£2223
Upper DeckSuite259 ft², Outside balcony£2570
Sep 3Amadeus ElegantPassau-PassauWas £1499
Now £1349
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4161 ft², fixed windows£1349
Lower DeckCat C-1161 ft², fixed windows£1556
Lower DeckSingle107 ft², fixed windows£1556
Middle DeckCat B-4161 ft², French balcony£1793
Middle DeckCat B-1161 ft², French balcony£1941
Upper DeckCat A-1161 ft², French balcony£2127
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French balcony£2482
Oct 31Amadeus ElegantPassau-PassauWas £1317
Now £1185
10% OFFCabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4161 ft², fixed windows£1185
Lower DeckCat C-1161 ft², fixed windows£1349
Lower DeckSingle107 ft², fixed windows£1349
Middle DeckCat B-4161 ft², French balcony£1556
Middle DeckCat B-1161 ft², French balcony£1682
Upper DeckCat A-1161 ft², French balcony£1852
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French balcony£2127

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Single Occupancy Supplements:Available on request


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