8 Day Viking River Cruise from Passau to Budapest 2024

Viking River Cruises River Cruise - Passau to Budapest

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 Passau to Budapest 2024

River Cruise Description

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

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Passau, Germany

Arrive 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, Germany

Today 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.
(B, L, D)

Day 3 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.
(B, D)

Day 4 Krems, Austria

After 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.
(B, L, D)

Day 5 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 6 Bratislava, Slovakia

Arrive 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.
(B, L, D)

Day 7 Budapest, Hungary

Today 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 Fisherman’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.
(B, L, D)

Day 8 Budapest, Hungary

After 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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