8 Day Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Passau 2024

Viking River Cruises River Cruise - Budapest to Passau

Danube Waltz

Starting from $2,199
Ship(s): Viking Aegir, Viking Egdir, Viking Egil, Viking Embla, Viking Gullveig, Viking Ingvi, Viking Lofn, Viking Tor, Viking Vali, Viking Var, Viking Vilhjalm, Viking Vili
Viking River Cruises
8 Day Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Passau 2024

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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(per person)
Mar 19, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,199Call Us!
Mar 26, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,199Call Us!
Mar 31, 2024Viking Embla$2,299Call Us!
Apr 2, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,299Call Us!
Apr 3, 2024Viking Egdir$2,299Call Us!
Apr 5, 2024Viking Tor$2,299Call Us!
Apr 6, 2024Viking Gullveig$2,299Call Us!
Apr 7, 2024Viking Aegir$2,299Call Us!
Apr 9, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,299Call Us!
Apr 10, 2024Viking Lofn$2,299Call Us!
Apr 11, 2024Viking Vali$2,299Call Us!
Apr 12, 2024Viking Var$2,499Call Us!
Apr 12, 2024Viking Vili$2,499Call Us!
Apr 13, 2024Viking Egil$2,499Call Us!
Apr 14, 2024Viking Embla$2,499Call Us!
Apr 16, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,499Call Us!
Apr 17, 2024Viking Egdir$2,499Call Us!
Apr 19, 2024Viking Tor$2,799Call Us!
Apr 20, 2024Viking Gullveig$2,799Call Us!
Apr 21, 2024Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Apr 23, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Apr 28, 2024Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Apr 30, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
May 5, 2024Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
May 7, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
May 12, 2024Viking Embla$2,999Call Us!
May 14, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,999Call Us!
May 19, 2024Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
May 21, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
May 26, 2024Viking Embla$2,999Call Us!
May 28, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,999Call Us!
Jun 2, 2024Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
Jun 4, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
Jun 9, 2024Viking Embla$2,999Call Us!
Jun 11, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,999Call Us!
Jun 16, 2024Viking Aegir$2,899Call Us!
Jun 18, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,899Call Us!
Jun 23, 2024Viking Embla$2,899Call Us!
Jun 25, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,899Call Us!
Jun 30, 2024Viking Aegir$2,899Call Us!
Jul 2, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Jul 7, 2024Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Jul 9, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Jul 14, 2024Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Jul 16, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Jul 21, 2024Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Jul 23, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Jul 28, 2024Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Jul 30, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Aug 4, 2024Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Aug 6, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Aug 11, 2024Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Aug 13, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Aug 18, 2024Viking Embla$2,899Call Us!
Aug 20, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,899Call Us!
Aug 25, 2024Viking Aegir$2,899Call Us!
Aug 27, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,899Call Us!
Sep 1, 2024Viking Embla$3,299Call Us!
Sep 3, 2024Viking Ingvi$3,299Call Us!
Sep 8, 2024Viking Aegir$3,299Call Us!
Sep 10, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$3,299Call Us!
Sep 15, 2024Viking Embla$3,299Call Us!
Sep 17, 2024Viking Ingvi$3,299Call Us!
Sep 22, 2024Viking Aegir$3,299Call Us!
Sep 24, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$3,299Call Us!
Sep 29, 2024Viking Embla$3,299Call Us!
Oct 1, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,999Call Us!
Oct 6, 2024Viking Aegir$2,999Call Us!
Oct 8, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,999Call Us!
Oct 13, 2024Viking Embla$2,799Call Us!
Oct 15, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,799Call Us!
Oct 20, 2024Viking Aegir$2,799Call Us!
Oct 22, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,799Call Us!
Oct 27, 2024Viking Embla$2,499Call Us!
Oct 29, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,499Call Us!
Nov 3, 2024Viking Aegir$2,299Call Us!
Nov 5, 2024Viking Vilhjalm$2,299Call Us!
Nov 12, 2024Viking Ingvi$2,299Call 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 Fisherman’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 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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