8 Day Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Passau 2023

Viking River Cruises River Cruise - Budapest to Passau

Danube Waltz

Starting from $1,999
Ship(s): Viking Aegir, Viking Bragi, Viking Embla, Viking Ingvi, Viking Kadlin, Viking Magni, Viking Rinda, Viking Rolf, Viking Vali, Viking Vidar, Viking Vilhjalm, Viking Vili
Viking River Cruises
8 Day Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Passau 2023

River Cruise Description

Soak up soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. Learn to waltz at a Viennese dance school. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest. Admire the Wachau Valley’s beauty. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Bratislava and Passau. Witness daily life in an abbey on an exclusive visit to Göttweig. This 8-day itinerary reveals the best of these places, while cruising leisurely through spectacular scenery.

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Mar 15, 2023Viking Ingvi$1,999Call Us!
Mar 15, 2023Viking Vidar$2,599Call Us!
Mar 19, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Mar 20, 2023Viking RolfWaitlistCall Us!
Mar 22, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,599Call Us!
Mar 23, 2023Viking Vali$2,599Call Us!
Mar 24, 2023Viking Vili$2,599Call Us!
Mar 25, 2023Viking Bragi$2,599Call Us!
Mar 26, 2023Viking Magni$2,599Call Us!
Mar 27, 2023Viking Embla$2,599Call Us!
Mar 29, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,599Call Us!
Apr 2, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 3, 2023Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Apr 5, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Apr 6, 2023Viking Vali$2,799Call Us!
Apr 9, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 10, 2023Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Apr 12, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Apr 16, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 17, 2023Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Apr 19, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Apr 23, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 24, 2023Viking Embla$2,999Call Us!
Apr 26, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,999Call Us!
Apr 30, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
May 1, 2023Viking Aegir$3,199Call Us!
May 3, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$3,199Call Us!
May 7, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
May 8, 2023Viking Embla$3,199Call Us!
May 10, 2023Viking Ingvi$3,199Call Us!
May 14, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
May 15, 2023Viking Aegir$3,199Call Us!
May 17, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$3,199Call Us!
May 21, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
May 22, 2023Viking Embla$3,199Call Us!
May 24, 2023Viking Ingvi$3,199Call Us!
May 28, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
May 29, 2023Viking Aegir$3,199Call Us!
May 31, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$3,199Call Us!
Jun 4, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Jun 5, 2023Viking Embla$3,199Call Us!
Jun 7, 2023Viking Ingvi$3,199Call Us!
Jun 11, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Jun 12, 2023Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
Jun 14, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
Jun 18, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Jun 19, 2023Viking Embla$2,999Call Us!
Jun 21, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,999Call Us!
Jun 25, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Jun 26, 2023Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
Jun 28, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
Jul 2, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Jul 3, 2023Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Jul 5, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Jul 9, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Jul 10, 2023Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Jul 12, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Jul 16, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Jul 17, 2023Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Jul 19, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Jul 23, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Jul 24, 2023Viking Aegir$2,599Call Us!
Jul 26, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,599Call Us!
Jul 30, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Jul 31, 2023Viking Embla$2,599Call Us!
Aug 2, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Aug 6, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Aug 7, 2023Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Aug 9, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Aug 13, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Aug 14, 2023Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Aug 16, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Aug 20, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Aug 21, 2023Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
Aug 23, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
Aug 27, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Aug 28, 2023Viking Embla$2,999Call Us!
Aug 30, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,999Call Us!
Sep 3, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Sep 4, 2023Viking Aegir$3,199Call Us!
Sep 6, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$3,199Call Us!
Sep 10, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Sep 11, 2023Viking Embla$3,199Call Us!
Sep 13, 2023Viking Ingvi$3,199Call Us!
Sep 17, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Sep 18, 2023Viking Aegir$3,199Call Us!
Sep 20, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$3,199Call Us!
Sep 24, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Sep 25, 2023Viking Embla$3,199Call Us!
Sep 27, 2023Viking Ingvi$3,199Call Us!
Oct 1, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Oct 2, 2023Viking Aegir$3,199Call Us!
Oct 4, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$3,199Call Us!
Oct 8, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Oct 9, 2023Viking Embla$3,199Call Us!
Oct 11, 2023Viking Ingvi$3,199Call Us!
Oct 15, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Oct 16, 2023Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
Oct 18, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
Oct 22, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Oct 23, 2023Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Oct 25, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Oct 29, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Oct 30, 2023Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Nov 1, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Nov 5, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Nov 6, 2023Viking Embla$2,399Call Us!
Nov 8, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,399Call Us!
Nov 12, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Nov 13, 2023Viking RolfWaitlistCall Us!
Nov 15, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,399Call Us!
Nov 19, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Nov 22, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,399Call Us!
Nov 26, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Nov 27, 2023Viking RolfWaitlistCall Us!
Nov 29, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,499Call Us!
Dec 3, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Dec 6, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,499Call Us!
Dec 10, 2023Viking KadlinWaitlistCall Us!
Dec 11, 2023Viking RolfWaitlistCall Us!
Dec 13, 2023Viking Vilhjalm$2,499Call Us!
Dec 17, 2023Viking RindaWaitlistCall Us!
Dec 20, 2023Viking Ingvi$2,499Call Us!

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner.

Day 2 Budapest, Hungary

Today we see highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, 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; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. 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 dinner and evening departure. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia

Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon 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. This evening you can relax or take a walk before our late departure.
(B, L, D)

Day 4 Vienna, Austria

Today 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.
(B, L, D)

Day 5 Krems, Austria

Today’s highlight is an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. Participate in an exclusive visitor program at Göttweig, created to provide an understanding of the daily business of the venerable institution. You may also take an invigorating bicycle ride through the Wachau Valley before returning to your ship. This afternoon, enjoy scenic sailing as we cruise toward Linz.
(B, L, D)

Day 6 Linz, Austria

Wake 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. Return on board for dinner and a late-evening departure.
(B, D)

Day 7 Passau, Germany

Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. Admire the New Bishop’s Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to the Europe’s largest church organ. Enjoy an onboard lunch, but return to the city to further explore on your own before dinner.
(B, L, D)

Day 8 Passau, Germany

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 additional nights in the breathtaking Czech capital of Prague.
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