2018 : Danube Waltz - Passau to Budapest

Cruise to enchanting destinations

Admire the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO Site, from your Viking Longship. Learn to waltz at a tradition-steeped Viennese dance school. Savor Austro-Hungarian cuisine in Vienna and Budapest, and on your ship. Explore lesser-known Central European cities like Cesky Krumlov and Bratislava. Soak up the soothing steam at a Budapest thermal bath. This 8-day itinerary reveals the highlights of Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, while leisurely cruising through spectacular scenery.

Danube Waltz

This 8-day cruise takes you through Europe's most enchanting countries along the storied Danube River.

Day by Day

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. (D)

Day 2 - Passau, Germany


Today you will take a walking tour of this elegant town, called the Dreiflussestadt ("City on Three Rivers"), which is situated at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn Rivers. You'll see the New Bishop's Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe's largest church organ.? This afternoon, you are free to explore Passau. See the sights and experience the local culture, or simply relax aboard your ship before departure. (B, L, D)
?Passau organ concert is only available May 1-October 31 and is closed on Sunday.

Day 3 - Linz, Austria


Arrive in Linz this morning and set off on an all-day excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ride through the scenic Czech countryside and take a walking tour featuring the lovely historic center of the city with many baroque and Renaissance buildings, dating back hundreds of years. You have some free time to enjoy Krumlov's charming streets, filled with cafes, shops, galleries and pubs. Maybe stop for lunch in one of the many local restaurants. Return aboard for dinner and a late-evening departure. (B, D)

Day 4 - Melk, Austria


This morning, visit the 900-year-old abbey at Melk, a Benedictine monastery that began life as a castle of Leopold II. See its spectacular wall and ceiling frescoes; take note of the library's comprehensive medieval manuscript collection; and admire the graceful spiral staircase. After lunch aboard your ship, we stop at the picturesque Wachau Valley town of Durnstein, where you can explore on your own, or join an optional excursion to sample some local vintages from this famous wine-producing region. (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. Stephan'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. Alternately, you may choose to join an optional excursion to see the famed Lipizzaner Stallions; or, express your creativity and create a lasting keepsake at an optional art workshop inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - 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 7 - Budapest, Hungary


Today we visit 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 Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellert 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. (B)

Viking Inclusive Value

Your included features and services:

  • 6 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues with open seating
  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Aquavit Terrace® and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program

    Your experience:

  • 8-day cruise visiting 5 countries & 7 ports
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum®: enjoy musical entertainment highlighting Austrian & Hungarian classics; attend lectures on Mozart & Viennese coffeehouses; learn some basics of the German language; find out how Austrians make their apple strudel
  • All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
  • Organic herb garden
  • Open-air walking track
  • 24/7 Guest Services for special requests

    Your stateroom:

  • Riverview stateroom
  • Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand
  • Refrigerator, security safe, hair dryer
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB port
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirrors
  • Glass-enclosed shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries, bathrobe & slippers (upon request)

    Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

    More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximize the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

  • Call 1 -866-934-6292 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13764466

    Cruise Line
    Viking River Cruises
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2018
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Tor

    Click for more information on this ship.

    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Passau  
    Day 2Passau  
    Day 3Linz  
    Day 4Melk  
    Day 5Vienna  
    Day 6Bratislava  
    Day 7Budapest  
    Day 8Budapest  
    Dates/Pricing

    Click Quote or call 1 -866-934-6292 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DateDescriptionQuote
    April 06, 2018Category ES - Sold OutQuote
    April 06, 2018Category AA - Sold OutQuote
    April 06, 2018Category A - Sold OutQuote
    April 06, 2018Category B - Sold OutQuote
    April 06, 2018Category C - Sold OutQuote
    April 06, 2018Category D - Sold OutQuote
    April 06, 2018Category E - Sold OutQuote
    April 06, 2018Category F - Sold OutQuote
    April 20, 2018Category C - Sold OutQuote
    April 20, 2018Category D - Sold OutQuote
    April 20, 2018Category E - Sold OutQuote
    April 20, 2018Category AA - Sold OutQuote
    April 20, 2018Category A - Sold OutQuote
    April 20, 2018Category B - Sold OutQuote
    April 20, 2018Category FQuote
    April 20, 2018Category ESQuote
    November 30, 2018Category FQuote
    November 30, 2018Category EQuote
    November 30, 2018Category DQuote
    November 30, 2018Category CQuote
    November 30, 2018Category BQuote
    November 30, 2018Category AQuote
    November 30, 2018Category AAQuote
    November 30, 2018Category ESQuote
    December 14, 2018Category FQuote
    December 14, 2018Category EQuote
    December 14, 2018Category DQuote
    December 14, 2018Category CQuote
    December 14, 2018Category BQuote
    December 14, 2018Category AQuote
    December 14, 2018Category AAQuote
    December 14, 2018Category ESQuote

    Cruises

     
    Online Agency Travel Websites