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8 Day Viking River Cruise from Passau to Budapest 2022
Danube WaltzStarting from $1,999
River Cruise DescriptionAdmire the Wachau Valley’s beauty. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Witness daily life in an abbey on an exclusive visit to Göttweig. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava and Passau. Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. This 8-day itinerary reveals the best of these places, while cruising leisurely through spectacular scenery.
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|Jul 6, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,799||Call Us!|
|Jul 13, 2022||Viking Ingvi||$2,799||Call Us!|
|Jul 20, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,799||Call Us!|
|Aug 3, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,799||Call Us!|
|Aug 17, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Aug 31, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,799||Call Us!|
|Sep 14, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,999||Call Us!|
|Sep 18, 2022||Viking Rinda||$2,999||Call Us!|
|Sep 28, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,999||Call Us!|
|Oct 5, 2022||Viking Ingvi||$2,899||Call Us!|
|Oct 9, 2022||Viking Kadlin||$2,899||Call Us!|
|Oct 12, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,899||Call Us!|
|Oct 16, 2022||Viking Rinda||$2,699||Call Us!|
|Oct 19, 2022||Viking Ingvi||$2,699||Call Us!|
|Oct 23, 2022||Viking Kadlin||$2,299||Call Us!|
|Oct 26, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,299||Call Us!|
|Oct 30, 2022||Viking Rinda||$2,299||Call Us!|
|Nov 2, 2022||Viking Ingvi||$1,999||Call Us!|
|Nov 6, 2022||Viking Kadlin||$1,999||Call Us!|
|Nov 9, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$1,999||Call Us!|
|Nov 13, 2022||Viking Rinda||$1,999||Call Us!|
|Nov 16, 2022||Viking Ingvi||$1,999||Call Us!|
|Nov 20, 2022||Viking Kadlin||$2,199||Call Us!|
|Nov 23, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,199||Call Us!|
|Nov 27, 2022||Viking Rinda||$2,499||Call Us!|
|Nov 30, 2022||Viking Ingvi||$2,499||Call Us!|
|Dec 4, 2022||Viking Kadlin||$2,499||Call Us!|
|Dec 7, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,499||Call Us!|
|Dec 11, 2022||Viking Rinda||$2,499||Call Us!|
|Dec 14, 2022||Viking Ingvi||$2,499||Call Us!|
|Dec 18, 2022||Viking Kadlin||$2,499||Call Us!|
|Dec 19, 2022||Viking Aegir||Waitlist||Call Us!|
|Dec 21, 2022||Viking Vilhjalm||$2,499||Call Us!|
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Passau, GermanyArrive in Munich, then transfer to your ship in Passau.* After boarding, spend free time exploring, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented.
Day 2 Passau, GermanyToday you will take a walking tour of this elegant town, called the Dreiflüssestadt (“City on Three Rivers”), which is situated at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn Rivers. Admire the New Bishop’s Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to Europe’s largest church organ.
Day 3 Linz, AustriaWake up in Linz this morning and set off to explore this cultural gem by mini-train and on foot. Ride along the Danube’s south bank and take in the sights; see the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Linz Castle and the Market Hall, where Mozart wrote the Linz Symphony, followed by a walking tour of the city’s Old Quarter. Alternatively, join a full day optional excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the baroque and Renaissance buildings and the town’s charming streets, brimming with cafés, shops and galleries.
Day 4 Krems, AustriaAfter scenic sailing this morning through the Wachau Valley, you will arrive in Krems. Enjoy lunch on board, then depart your ship for an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. You may also pay a visit to a local vineyard for a tasting before returning to your ship. Dinner will be served on board as we prepare to set sail for Vienna.
Day 5 Vienna, AustriaToday we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world’s oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert.
Day 6 Bratislava, SlovakiaArrive in Bratislava this morning and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia’s charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael’s Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. Enjoy scenic cruising this afternoon as we set sail toward Budapest.
Day 7 Budapest, HungaryToday we see highlights of the once separate towns of Buda and Pest, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this “City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner.
Day 8 Budapest, HungaryAfter breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 2 additional nights in Budapest, giving yourself more time to explore the bustling Hungarian capital.
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