8 Day Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Regensburg 2023

Viking River Cruises River Cruise - Budapest to Regensburg

Romantic Danube

Starting from $2,399
Ship(s): Viking Alsvin, Viking Atla, Viking Egil, Viking Gullveig, Viking Jarl, Viking Tor, Viking Var
Viking River Cruises
8 Day Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Regensburg 2023

River Cruise Description

Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. Visit historic Salzburg. Spend two days in Vienna, and celebrate the city’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love.

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Mar 31, 2023Viking Var$2,399Call Us!
Apr 1, 2023Viking EgilWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 2, 2023Viking JarlWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 7, 2023Viking TorWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 8, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,799Call Us!
Apr 9, 2023Viking Atla$2,799Call Us!
Apr 14, 2023Viking Var$2,999Call Us!
Apr 15, 2023Viking Egil$2,999Call Us!
Apr 16, 2023Viking Jarl$2,999Call Us!
Apr 21, 2023Viking Tor$2,999Call Us!
Apr 22, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,999Call Us!
Apr 23, 2023Viking Atla$2,999Call Us!
Apr 28, 2023Viking Var$2,999Call Us!
Apr 29, 2023Viking Egil$2,999Call Us!
Apr 30, 2023Viking Jarl$2,999Call Us!
May 5, 2023Viking Tor$3,199Call Us!
May 6, 2023Viking Gullveig$3,199Call Us!
May 7, 2023Viking Atla$3,199Call Us!
May 12, 2023Viking Var$3,199Call Us!
May 13, 2023Viking Egil$3,199Call Us!
May 14, 2023Viking Jarl$3,199Call Us!
May 19, 2023Viking Tor$3,199Call Us!
May 20, 2023Viking Gullveig$3,199Call Us!
May 21, 2023Viking Atla$3,199Call Us!
May 26, 2023Viking Var$3,199Call Us!
May 27, 2023Viking Egil$3,199Call Us!
May 28, 2023Viking Jarl$3,199Call Us!
Jun 2, 2023Viking Tor$3,199Call Us!
Jun 3, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,999Call Us!
Jun 4, 2023Viking Atla$2,999Call Us!
Jun 9, 2023Viking Var$2,999Call Us!
Jun 10, 2023Viking Egil$2,999Call Us!
Jun 11, 2023Viking Jarl$2,999Call Us!
Jun 16, 2023Viking Alsvin$2,999Call Us!
Jun 16, 2023Viking Tor$2,999Call Us!
Jun 17, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,999Call Us!
Jun 18, 2023Viking Atla$2,999Call Us!
Jun 23, 2023Viking Var$2,999Call Us!
Jun 24, 2023Viking Egil$2,999Call Us!
Jun 25, 2023Viking Jarl$2,999Call Us!
Jun 30, 2023Viking Tor$2,999Call Us!
Jul 1, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,799Call Us!
Jul 2, 2023Viking Atla$2,799Call Us!
Jul 7, 2023Viking Var$2,799Call Us!
Jul 8, 2023Viking Egil$2,799Call Us!
Jul 9, 2023Viking Jarl$2,799Call Us!
Jul 14, 2023Viking Tor$2,799Call Us!
Jul 15, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,799Call Us!
Jul 16, 2023Viking Atla$2,599Call Us!
Jul 21, 2023Viking Var$2,599Call Us!
Jul 22, 2023Viking Egil$2,599Call Us!
Jul 23, 2023Viking Jarl$2,599Call Us!
Jul 28, 2023Viking Tor$2,599Call Us!
Jul 29, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,599Call Us!
Jul 30, 2023Viking Atla$2,599Call Us!
Aug 4, 2023Viking Var$2,799Call Us!
Aug 5, 2023Viking Egil$2,799Call Us!
Aug 6, 2023Viking Jarl$2,799Call Us!
Aug 11, 2023Viking Tor$2,799Call Us!
Aug 12, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,799Call Us!
Aug 13, 2023Viking Atla$2,799Call Us!
Aug 18, 2023Viking Var$2,999Call Us!
Aug 19, 2023Viking Egil$2,999Call Us!
Aug 20, 2023Viking Jarl$2,999Call Us!
Aug 25, 2023Viking Tor$2,999Call Us!
Aug 26, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,999Call Us!
Aug 27, 2023Viking Atla$2,999Call Us!
Sep 1, 2023Viking Var$3,199Call Us!
Sep 2, 2023Viking Egil$3,199Call Us!
Sep 3, 2023Viking Jarl$3,199Call Us!
Sep 8, 2023Viking Tor$3,199Call Us!
Sep 9, 2023Viking Gullveig$3,199Call Us!
Sep 10, 2023Viking Atla$3,199Call Us!
Sep 15, 2023Viking Var$3,199Call Us!
Sep 16, 2023Viking Egil$3,199Call Us!
Sep 17, 2023Viking Jarl$3,199Call Us!
Sep 22, 2023Viking Tor$3,199Call Us!
Sep 23, 2023Viking Gullveig$3,199Call Us!
Sep 24, 2023Viking Atla$3,199Call Us!
Sep 29, 2023Viking Var$3,199Call Us!
Sep 30, 2023Viking Egil$3,199Call Us!
Oct 1, 2023Viking Jarl$2,999Call Us!
Oct 6, 2023Viking Tor$2,999Call Us!
Oct 7, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,999Call Us!
Oct 8, 2023Viking Atla$2,999Call Us!
Oct 13, 2023Viking Var$2,999Call Us!
Oct 14, 2023Viking Egil$2,999Call Us!
Oct 15, 2023Viking Jarl$2,999Call Us!
Oct 20, 2023Viking Tor$2,799Call Us!
Oct 21, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,799Call Us!
Oct 22, 2023Viking Atla$2,799Call Us!
Oct 27, 2023Viking Var$2,599Call Us!
Oct 28, 2023Viking Egil$2,599Call Us!
Oct 29, 2023Viking Jarl$2,599Call Us!
Nov 3, 2023Viking Tor$2,599Call Us!
Nov 4, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,399Call Us!
Nov 5, 2023Viking Atla$2,399Call Us!
Nov 11, 2023Viking Egil$2,399Call Us!
Nov 12, 2023Viking Jarl$2,399Call Us!
Nov 18, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,399Call Us!
Nov 19, 2023Viking Atla$2,399Call Us!
Nov 25, 2023Viking Egil$2,499Call Us!
Nov 26, 2023Viking Jarl$2,499Call Us!
Dec 2, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,499Call Us!
Dec 3, 2023Viking Atla$2,499Call Us!
Dec 9, 2023Viking Egil$2,499Call Us!
Dec 10, 2023Viking Jarl$2,499Call Us!
Dec 16, 2023Viking Gullveig$2,499Call Us!
Dec 17, 2023Viking Atla$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

Your morning begins with a panoramic tour of the Pest side of the city. Journey along Andrássy Avenue and see the 19th- and 20th-century mansions, National Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Drive through Heroes’ Square and learn more about Hungarian history, then cross the Danube to Buda’s Castle District. Visit Matthias Church and enjoy brilliant views of the Danube and the beautiful Hungarian Parliament building from Fishermen’s Bastion. Rejoin your ship in Visegrád for lunch as we cruise along the scenic Danube River. Enjoy a midafternoon Viennese coffee workshop, complete with apple strudel.
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Day 3 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 choose to join us for an optional excursion to visit Schönbrunn Palace, erected in 1778 and admired as the “Versailles of Vienna.” This evening, you might celebrate the bottling of this year’s wine vintage among the locals at a high-spirited optional Heurigen dinner.
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Day 4 Vienna, Austria

Today, spend time exploring Vienna. You many choose to join one of our many optional excursions, including a panoramic tour of Vienna by bike or an all-day optional excursion to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, filled with lovingly restored baroque city palaces and leafy squares. Perhaps venture to the local Farmers’ Market with a local chef. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own or on board, after which you may choose to join us for a Mozart & Strauss concert. We are docked here overnight. 
(B, L, D)

Day 5 Krems, Austria

After breakfast, disembark in Krems and set off for Göttweig, a working Benedictine abbey that owns many of the vineyards along the Danube. See the splendid ceiling fresco in its imperial stairwell, one of the largest in the world. Visit the abbey church, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Alternately, you may instead choose to explore your environs by bicycle, enjoying a ride along a riverside bike path considered one of Europe’s most scenic. Afterward, rejoin your ship and cruise leisurely through the captivating Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste some local Austrian specialties during lunch on board, taking in views of attractive towns and castle ruins along the way.
(B, L, D)

Day 6 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. See the New Bishop’s Residence and view the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. Alternately, you may instead journey into the countryside on an optional excursion to a local farm where you will have the opportunity to join a festive Bavarian party, experiencing traditional German music and food and tasting locally brewed beer. Or, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to explore glorious Salzburg; visit the Italianate Old Town, see settings from the film The Sound of Music and enjoy lunch at Austria’s oldest restaurant. We cruise through the night.
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Day 7 Regensburg, Germany

After breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour through the scenic town of Regensburg, considered one of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities. See one of the largest groupings of 13th- and 14th-century church spires, towers and patrician houses north of the Alps. You also encounter the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge, St. Peter’s Cathedral and a number of idyllic courtyards. Take time to stroll the streets, shop or visit Germany’s oldest restaurant, the Alte Würstküche. Lunch is served on board your ship.

Day 8 Regensburg, Germany

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with our extension to Nuremberg or Prague, Czech Republic, including a tour of Old Town and Prague Castle. Alternatively, you can join or fully guided four-night extension to Prague and Nuremberg to experience the best of both towns.
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