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River Cruise  >  The Romantic Danube | River Cruise

The Romantic Danube | River Cruise

8 Days ∙ Travel to Munich & return from Budapest or reverse

The Romantic Danube River Cruise holiday

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AmaSonata | AmaDante | AmaBella | AmaSerena | AmaStella | AmaViola

Enjoy a fascinating 7- night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest.

Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.



On our cruise, you will enjoy an extensive line up of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

DAY 1  Vilshofen       EMBARKATION

Welcome Dinner - This evening meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Reception and Dinner. (D)

DAY 2  Vilshofen       

Free Time


Walking tour

This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral. (B,L,D)

DAY 3  Linz    

Linz walking tour

OR Linz Culture Mile Bike Tour

Austrian Lake District tour

OR Cesky Krumlov excursion

OR Salzburg excursion

The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by "The Sound of Music.” The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B,L,D)

DAY 4  Weissenkirchen        

Dürnstein walking tour and Melk Benedictine Abbey

OR Dürnstein Fortress hike

OR Apricots and Sweets tasting

Wine tasting at local winery

Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Weissenkirchen. You have three choices of how to explore Dürnstein today. The first is a walking tour along the town’s cobblestone streets followed by a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, you may join a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or enjoy an Apricots and Sweets tasting instead. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. (B,L,D)

DAY 5    Vienna 

City tour

OR Alte Donau bike tour

Free time

OR Klosterneuburg Monastery bike tour

This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your two choices of different excursion. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)

DAY 6    Bratislava            

Walking tour

OR Slovakian Specialties tasting

OR Bratislava Castle hike

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have three choices of excursions. The first is a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. The second is a Slovakian Specialties tasting where you will enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, sample a creamy soup made from sheep's cheese and learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli. Finally, you can also join a hike up to Bratislava Castle, which includes visits to the Castle Upper Terrace and Court of Honor. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

DAY 7    Budapest            

City tour

OR Castle Hill hike

Illuminations Cruise

Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. Alternatively, you may also opt to join a hike up to Castle Hill on which you will see Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Parliament Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest. (B,L,D)

DAY 8    Budapest            


Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)


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The Romantic Danube Special Offers

  • The Romantic Danube  special offers with Sunway
    Travel date: 22nd November 2017
    7nt FlyCruise- does not inc pre/post nights or port charges €135pp

Special Offer Prices are 'from' prices per person, based on 2 sharing for 7 nights and unless stated include:

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